The Franklin Hotel

24 Egerton Gardens, London, England
Knightsbridge

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  • Rooms17
  • Public Spaces20
  • Service17
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

You can’t talk about the Franklin without talking about Anouska Hempel, the hotelier and designer (and all-around character) who was responsible for some of London’s first wave of boutique hotels. Her latest design creation comes almost four decades after her first, with her role in the renovation and reopening of the Franklin, a row of Victorian townhouses on the ill-defined border between Knightsbridge and Chelsea — a properly posh address for an effortlessly luxe boutique hotel.

This time around the owners are Italian, and there’s a bit of Continental warmth involved in the equation, a welcome contrast with the irrepressible Englishness of these red brick houses. Once you’re in your room, of course, you’re in Hempel-land, where things are a bit moody, surprisingly monochrome, and appealingly sexy. You’ll lack for nothing when it comes to comforts, as Frette linens, Penhaligon bath products, and Jenson phones set the top-shelf tone. And the chef, happily, came along with the owners — everything’s Italian, from breakfast through dinner, with menus by the Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo.

In the end it’s not meant to lead another boutique revolution, but it excels at its intended purpose: a low-key but still luxurious hotel in a high-end residential district, convenient to the sights and the shops of Knightsbridge and its environs. And in a city that can fairly be accused, from time to time, of having more money than taste, we’re always happy to recommend a hotel with a surplus of the latter.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 35 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Franklin Hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Superior Double Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • Spacious and light, all our Superior rooms reflect Anouska
    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 25 ft²/2 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • Even more spacious, our Deluxe rooms will delight you with
    • air conditioning window unit
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • on demand movies
    • Pen Haligon bath amenities
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or city.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Anouska Hempel’s exquisite eye for composition comes to the
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • Pen Haligon bath amenities
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 30 ft²/2 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden or city.

    This room includes:

    • A sense of indulgence permeates all of The Franklin’s one-be
    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • Pen Haligon bath amenities
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Franklin Hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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