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Blakes Hotel

#278 of 1,055 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the hotel a great change from The Mayfair, Intercontinental etc loved the boutique vibe and stunning interior. The courtyard bar was great in sun outshine and loved the free bubbles on arrival all personal touches the big hotel don't give. The only fault is in our room we only had one mirror and it was in the bathroom! The... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked disabled room for my mum.. Bed was far too high for her and she had a bath not walk in shower!! Not acceptable to sleep on the floor for £300 per night!! Room black and orange and very outdated. Restaurant and service was amazing thank you :) shame the organising let this hotel down.. Will not be back

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Cheshire United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rare review. Blakes is unique. Almost single- handedly Anouska Hempel brought the idea of the boutique hotel to London. Thirty years ago the hotel and restaurant initiated an entirely original concept. My review today is limited to the best individual course I have ever eaten and which for 25 years enhanced my life. It was the brainchild of a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had this property on my list of "must visit hotels" for so many years and am disappointed to not feel it deserves a "5" rating. Hotels are expensive in London, so I expected that and booked well in advance. Shortly after making the booking for three people, I was contacted to confirm there would be an extra charge... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely area and reception within hotel, but unfortunately extremely tired hotel. Relying on past merit. And very dark to disguise the fact it's in need of renovation. This hotel is definitely not a 5star if anything a 3star! One to avoid, do not waste your money go elsewhere.

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

Dear Trip Advisor member, Thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of the Trip Advisor community. I am very sad and concern about your review as it is clearly not the experience we strive to provide. All of the rooms in the hotel have been renovated and the ground and lower ground floors of the hotel have already... More 

London
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night in Blakes with our darling persian cat to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, and I can say without question that Pushkin was treated like a princess and that is rarely the case in hotels which mainly cater for dogs. Our Corfu suite is naturally the jewel in the crown of the hotel, and the newly designed... More 

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

Dear Austin A, Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I am pleased to learn that Pushkin was treated as deserved! We understand the importance and happiness that our beloved, furry, little ones provide. So we are delighted to extend the VIP treatments to them when we have the chance! Thank you as well for your constructive feedback, we... More 

Alken, Belgium
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can see and feel that it has been a fantastic place but it screems for renovation... The restaurant is simply old and even not really clean and the food was expensive and bad quality. The rooms are very nice and very small but here also not worth a five star rating.

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

Dear Nathalie K, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay at Blakes. I am pleased to inform you that we are upgrading our Restaurant facilities in the month to follow and we are all very excited to see the final looks. I am sad to learn that you think our food was expensive and not up to the... More 

London
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96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Excellent hotel well located and the rooms are to die for what a bed and living room. Very comfortable and the service was great my wife and I stayed here for the weekend of our wedding and we were given great service will be back for a mini break in the future for sure.

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

Dear TareksLondon, Thank you so much for choosing Blakes to celebrate such an important occasion, we are thrilled to know you had a great time and you enjoyed the beautiful suite you were assigned and or dedicated team members made your experience memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back for a mini break or for any other occasion that... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the perfect boutique hotel. The design is perfect but the service and quality are perfect too. The staff are discreet and professional . The food is absolutely outstanding and the out door area is just beautiful . "Style and substance" A rare gem.

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

Dear Steve J, Thank you so much for a gorgeous review. I am delighted your find a 5* balance between design and service. I look forward to welcoming you back soon to our discreet oasis in South Kensington. Kind regards, N Matilla More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Blakes sets the standard. The rooms are small but very tastefully done. The service is impeccable and they know how to treat returning guests. We've stayed here 15 times or more. The tube is about a 10 min walk from Blakes. I suggest using London Heathrow Cars to/from Heathrow or Gatwick.

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

Dear LA-Backdoc, Thank you so much for your beautiful and smart review. I am thrilled you consider Blakes your go-to place in London. It is fantastic to see our guests understand so well the kind of experience we provide, from the solo traveller to the couple celebrations and family gatherings. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm... More 

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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