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Blakes Hotel

#267 of 1,052 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've always wanted to try out a design hotel and It was great. I received emails on my concerns in when ill arrive and instructions in getting to places I would like to go during the trip, prior to my arrival. However, I was a little surprise seeing the bathtub wasn't so clean, and i had problems figuring how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a stunning boutique beauty hotel. Each room is individually designed with subtle and discreet five star service at its best. My favorite suite is the Corfu suite. Its been a few years since we've been there but it most certainly stands out as a very fond hotel experience. Highly recommended.

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tarryn P, Thank you for your lovely review following your recent stay with us. I was pleased to hear your positive feedback, highlighting the excellent service you received. As you rightly mentioned, all our rooms are truly unique and individually designed, the stunning Corfu Suite is one of our most romantic rooms. I look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great stay for a short trip. I have stayed at boutiques from all over the world and this is one of my favorites. The room was very much old world elegance meets modern chic. I felt at home upon arrival and even though the car service failed to pick me up from the airport on time, the hotel... More 

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BlakesHotel, Front Office Manager at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julius F, Thank you for your kind review, I am pleased to hear we have exceeded your expectations and you had a lovely stay. I am glad we made you feel like home since the moment you arrived to the hotel and happy to learn that our dedicated Front Desk team rectified the error promptly. I hope to welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel on two separate occasions in February/ March through a bit of turmoil at home - absolute quality. Staff were amazing - rooms brilliant - spotlessly clean. This hotel has true soul and I loved being there - an oasis and probably one of the best hotels in London. There are few places that can match... More 

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Areviewer, Thank you for your wonderful review following your recent stays with us. I am pleased to hear we were able to exceed your expectations and you had enjoyed your stay. We are known as a very discreet, flamboyant hotel - a hideaway in the heart of Chelsea if you wish to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet, out of the hectic city. Great place for romantic rendezvous or business casual drink in bar. Relaxing , lovely boutique hotel. Front desk a bit too serious . Fashionable but not commercial more unique and special.

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen A, Thank you for your positive review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and your recommendation to other tripadvisor readers. Your feedback is very valuable to us as it helps us to improve and deliver even better service to you in future. I have now forwarded your comments to... More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In case you are seeking a romantic hotel for a few nights in a calm part of Chelsea/Kensington, then this is the ultimate place. There is a certain character to this hotel; the genius loci somewhere between sandal wood, oriental spices, Thai silk, Limoges porcelain and London gin. It is actually a nice 10 mins walk from South Kensington station... More 

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Zdenzden, Thank you for sending through a review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear we were able to exceed your expectations and you had a lovely stay. I am glad you enjoyed your continental breakfast and our Almond Gluten Free Pancakes, I agree they are delicious and rather filling. Please do not hesitate to... More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed in room 105 painted all black which is bad enough but light in toilet went on the first night of a two night stay and although reported twice still blackout on our departure. Wife slipped in nice roll top bath/shower no mat available. Shortage of mirrors in bedroom and the last 24 hours the TV didn't work. Warned by... More 

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Grant5552015, Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay with us. I was disappointed to learn we were not able to exceed your expectations and you did not enjoy your stay. I wish you had raised all your concerns with us immediately, perhaps we could have looked for an alternative room for you. I trust that our... More 

Bury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lovely Boutique hotel in quiet part of town. Small but unique and kinda quirky... lovely restaurant, lounge and bar downstairs. Good for couples and business perhaps not families far too kool for kids.... Trendy!

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wendy M, Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear we were able to meet your expectations and you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for your positive feedback of our restaurant. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Guest Service Managers, they would be delighted to assist you... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Loved this hotel, veru qaint and chic. Super cool for parties hanging with friends. I would go back! I threw a dinner party in the hotel, it was very upscale and very fun! We went to Trader Vics after and danced the night away. This Hotel is very sexy and dark, loved it.

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Natalie K, Thank you very much for your review following your recent stay with us and for your kind words, describing exactly what Blakes is about. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and the dinner party you held for your friends in our restaurant. We always look at different ways of delivering the best service and dining experience.... More 

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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Blakes has been around for a long time. I first lived in London in 1988 and by then, it had already been around for a while. It was unusual then--a designer boutique hotel that at the time was one of few around anywhere. Now, every major city has them, and I do my best to seek them out, but that... More 

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EvenlyOpinionated, Thank you for your lovely review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased we have exceeded your expectations and you enjoyed your stay. It was a real pleasure reading your extensive feedback, describing all details that make Blakes the unique place it is. We pride ourselves in delivering an excellent service combined with our stunning rooms,... More 

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