The Wellesley

11 Knightsbridge, London, England
Knightsbridge

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19.5
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  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

In a district of London as uniformly posh as Knightsbridge — where everything looks elegant and expensive, lifted, perhaps, out of Woody Allen’s famously rose-colored vision of the city — it’s not easy for a new boutique hotel to stand out. But the Wellesley, opened in December 2012, offers something of a twist: the building is a 1920s townhouse that later functioned as a musical venue, and today the hotel’s design pays homage to both histories. The Wellesley is a glamorous place, very clearly inspired by the Jazz Age, but with a slick contemporary veneer — an aesthetic that, especially considering the Gatsby revivals of late, feels timely — and fresh, too, in a sea of more traditional luxury boutiques.

The Art Deco interiors, recently reworked with ’20s-era design materials faithfully in hand, are sleek but old-fashioned, appropriate to the period: expect a doorman with a top hat guiding you through a lobby with decorative hardwood fixtures, elegant archways, surfaces so gleaming you see your own reflection everywhere, and a high-contrast lighting scheme so dramatic that it feels like it’s always cocktail hour. Guest rooms are almost as opulent, with chic gold and silver-hued décor, marble baths, black and white photos of old-time movie stars, and divans meant for lounging. For true high rollers, there are the penthouse floors, where suites come with contemporary fireplaces and gorgeously equipped dining areas.

Still, if you’re looking to soak up that inter-war mystique, the most atmospheric spots are downstairs — dining at the formal Oval Restaurant, sipping top-shelf cognac in the Crystal Bar, smoking Montecristos in the mirrored, low-lit Cigar Terrace — or, best of all, listening to live music on the grand piano in the swish Jazz Lounge, a fitting tribute to the Wellesley’s artistic past.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 36 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Please note that there is a non-compulsory 5% service charge added to your bill at the end of your stay.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Deluxe Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 236 ft²/22 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Hermès bath amenities
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Queen Room - Accessible

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 280 ft²/26 m².
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  • Executive Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 333 ft²/31 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Hermès bath amenities
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • on demand movies
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite Hyde Park View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 349 ft²/32 m².
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    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Hermès bath amenities
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • on demand movies
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • One Bedroom Suite Hyde Park View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 450 ft²/41 m².
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    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Hermès bath amenities
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 450 ft²/41 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Hermès bath amenities
    • international channel
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Two Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 750 ft²/69 m².
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    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • bathtub
    • butler service
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Hermès bath amenities
    • international channel
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. Please note that there is a non-compulsory 5% service charge added to your bill at the end of your stay.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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