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The Pelham Hotel

15 Cromwell Place, London, England, UK
Neighborhood: Kensington

18.5

  • Rooms : 18.5
  • Service : 19.0
  • Public Spaces : 18.5

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From £210 (approx. $360)
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The Pelham is a fine alternative to the flash and preciousness of some of London’s more overtly designed boutique hotels — it can be exhausting to spend time in a place that is striving so hard to be cool, and in contrast, it’s utterly refreshing to stay somewhere a little more restrained, a little more secure in itself.

The vibe is plainly country house, transplanted to busy South Kensington: an idea which in itself implies some level of gimmickry, but is in fact carried off with a natural ease. It’s no country house theme park—the rustic touches are judiciously applied, mixing contemporary pieces with antiques, and steering well clear of 19th-century fussiness.

Bedrooms are individually designed (must be an obscure London regulation) but all are richly decorated in a similar grand yet tasteful style. Modern equipment abounds as well, from broadband internet to mobile phones, and the television — long the bane of hotel room decorators — is discreetly hidden. Expect marble bathrooms, of course, but with added charms like heated towel bars and Molton Brown amenities.

The location is easily half the appeal, as the Victoria & Albert and Natural History museums are close by, as are Harrods and the Knightsbridge shops. This convenient situation makes the Pelham’s bar and restaurant a popular stop not just for tourists but for Londoners as well, and if you haven’t seen enough of him already you may spy the likes of Hugh Grant stopping in for a meal. South Kensington tube station is steps away, which means relatively easy access to Heathrow and anywhere else — hard to believe this country charmer is so close to the heart of the city.

How to get there:

The Pelham Hotel is just steps from the South Kensington tube station. If you’re arriving from Heathrow Airport the most convenient transfer option to central London is the Heathrow Express train, which leaves Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. One-way fares are available from £18 and round-trip fares from £32. By black cab, The Pelham Hotel is approximately a 45 minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic) and can cost upwards of £50.

This hotel includes the following special privileges for Plus Members only:
  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
  • Complimentary Bottled Water (£5 per person)
  • Guaranteed 2 pm late check out
  • 15% daily discount on dinner (food only)
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  • The Pelham Hotel
  • 15 Cromwell Place
  • London, England, UK
  • Neighborhood: Kensington

Hotel amenities and services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

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