The Bentley London

27-33 Harrington Gardens, London, England
Kensington

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17.5
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  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces16.5
  • Service17
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

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There isn’t actually a connection with the luxury carmaker of the same name, but if you were to confuse the two, you wouldn’t get entirely the wrong idea. The Bentley London is, after all, stately rather than racy, traditional rather than futuristic, and it’s plush as can be inside. (It does look better in white than in black, unlike the car; and it’s a subsidiary not of Volkswagen but of Hilton’s Waldorf-Astoria marque.) All this makes it rather a good fit for the swanky environs of South Kensington. And that’s a good thing, because that’s exactly where it happens to be.It’s a proper Victorian monument, dating back to 1880, as quintessentially old London as the Waldorf is old New York. And while it’s been kept up to date, it hasn’t been subject to the mutilation that often passes for renovation. The rooms and suites are large and somewhat idiosyncratically shaped — not for the Bentley the usual long corridors lined with identical boxlike rooms. The décor is in fine shape, and could pass for brand-new Victorian, were it not for the occasional nod to modernity in the form of an HD television. It’s a luxury hotel, after all, not a museum.Let’s put a little added emphasis on the word “luxury.” You’d expect a spa, but a proper Turkish bath, marble benches and all, is a welcome surprise. Peridot is the brasserie, serving everything from a traditional English breakfast on through to dinner (with a well-regarded afternoon tea service in between). And Malachite, the bar, is more atmospheric than the typical high-end cocktail joint. Which actually sums up the Bentley — it’s not exactly avant-garde, but what it is is a touch smaller and perhaps more individual than many of London’s other traditional luxury hotels.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 64 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Bentley London. Rates are based on two person occupancy. However, for selective room categories, a third or fourth guest can be added for a supplement. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Bentley London. Rates are based on two person occupancy. However, for selective room categories, a third or fourth guest can be added for a supplement. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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