Blakes Hotel, London

33 Roland Gardens, London, England
Kensington

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  • Complimentary daily continental breakfast

  • One complimentary cocktail in Blakes Bar per guest (max 2 guest)

  • Guaranteed late check-out at 2pm

  • Please note: Complimentary upgrades are provided to the next room category up and are always subject to availability at check-in

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  • Public Spaces17.5
  • Service18
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

Possibly the most theatrical and over-the-top hotel in London or anywhere else, Blakes nevertheless predates by two decades the current mania for individualist boutique hotels, and frankly outpaces them all, at least in terms of sheer eccentricity. It’s hard to imagine how shocking this place must have been when its doors opened in the late seventies, densely decorated as it is in an intense East-meets-East style, stuffed to the rafters with Chinese, Japanese and Indian antiques as well as the occasional Egyptian or Venetian curio.

Somehow the design fever that has overtaken the hotel scene has failed to produce anything that can top Anouska Hempel’s eye for a maximally decorated interior, and in a world where blank walls and Scandinavian modernist furnishings represent the height of fashion, Blakes delivers the antidote to minimalism. Rooms are individually themed, whether British Raj or black-lacquered Oriental, and nothing is half-baked—in fact if you’re susceptible to sensory overload we can recommend something in white, like the Egyptian-themed Corfu Suite. Antique, of course, doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable—beds here are among the most sumptuous we’ve seen, many with canopies, and the marble baths are spacious and functional.

It’s guaranteed to be a unique experience—just make sure you’re ready for the unconventional. The restaurant, for example, plates adventurous Mediterranean-plus dishes in an intimate space channeling Bosphorus steamships of a bygone age. Or experiment with zany, East-meets-West cocktails at Blakes Below, a consummately discreet lounge that nonetheless makes room for live music and crate diggers. London has no shortage of more traditional hotels, and even Blakes itself has a quieter, more modest sister: the modern-Zen Hempel, just north of Hyde Park, may be the best way to ease yourself into the Anouska experience. Then again, Blakes does have gardens of its own...

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Hotel Criteria

  • 47 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on-request and fees will apply. Extra beds are available upon request for certain room categories. An additional charge of £50 will be applied to those above 12 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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    This room features 1 Double/Full Bed and is approximately 86 ft²/8 m².
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    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Single/Twin Bed and is approximately 215 ft²/20 m².
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    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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    This room features 1 Double/Full Bed and is approximately 269 ft²/25 m².
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    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
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    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Director's Double

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 376 ft²/35 m².
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    • bathtub/shower combo
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Luxury Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 430 ft²/40 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Signature Suites

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 484 ft²/45 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Top Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 593 ft²/55 m².
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    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • kitchenette
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • sofa
    • Top Suites include free continental breakfast.
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on-request and fees will apply. Extra beds are available upon request for certain room categories. An additional charge of £50 will be applied to those above 12 years old.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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