Blakes Hotel, London

33 Roland Gardens, London, England
Kensington

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  • Complimentary daily continental breakfast

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  • Guaranteed late check-out at 2pm

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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. 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.

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Hotel Criteria

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

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on-request and are free of charge. 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 or 1 Single/Twin Bed and is approximately 215 ft²/20 m².
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    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
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    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 269 ft²/25 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

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    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
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    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • phones
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 376 ft²/35 m².
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    Views: courtyard or street.

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    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central heating
    • DVD library
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 430 ft²/40 m².
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    Views: street.

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    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
  • 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
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD library
    • flat panel television
    • Frette linen brands
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • Signature Suites include free continental breakfast.
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 593 ft²/55 m².
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    Views: street.

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    • 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

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on-request and are free of charge. 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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