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Blakes Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF, England (Knightsbridge / South Kensington)
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Ranked #274 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Blakes for 1 night with my wife for a romantic night away as it was recommended by the Mr and Mrs Smith website (should have paid more attention to Tripadvisor!). I had high hopes and had heard a lot of positive things about it. If like me you expect your boutique hotels to be spotless and luxurious... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Blakes and loved the food in the restaurant. Would certainly stay here again.One niggle was that I would love a spotlight in the bathroom to be able to put my face on (!).I stayed in room 208 which was quite weird since you could only get out of the bed one side but it was... More

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review of our restaurant and overall positive feedback of your stay. I am glad you felt comfortable and could enjoy your stay exactly the way you like. Our excellent team is always delighted to assist you with any request to ensure you are pampered and satisfied with our service. I have noted your... More

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Had few friends coming to London for Fashion Week and we all decided to stay at the Blakes I've being there few times for drinks and dinner but never stayed there and I really liked. Discreet, chic, intimate, superb service and staff in a perfect location with great restaurant so you can't get any better maybe similar but not better!

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive review, we are thrilled to hear Blakes exceeded your expectations as well as delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Have you heard about our Taste of Spain evenings held in our restaurant? We would highly recommend you joining! You can enjoy tapas, wine pairing and live Spanish guitarist.... More

Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I heard so much about Blakes and decided to stay there on my business trip to London in November 2013. Coming off an 8 hour flight, I was checked into a room at the basement of the 2nd building with room so dingy and dark and at the same time, light bulbs shining straight into my eyes and head. The... More

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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We are extremely sorry to hear about your unpleasant stay at Blakes. I only wish that you would have told us that you were not happy immediately so that we could take the appropriate actions straight away. I have read all your comments carefully and can assure you that all maintenance issues have been handed over. We do... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Booked afternoon tea on a Saturday for two in the Chinese room downstairs. Hearing that the hotel was owned by an interior designer, we were very surprised when we arrived as the furniture was uncomfortable and the lighting very bright, wherever you sat it seemed to be shining straight at you. As for the tea itself, the sandwiches were lovely,... More

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BlakesHotel, General Manager at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon , Thank you for your reveiw and I am sorry that you did not enjoy your afternoon tea with us back in October. I wished that you had told us sooner and then I could investigate better what went wrong. Anyway I am glad to tell you that we have upgraded the cakes and currently offer orange, chocolate... More

Eu, France
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I was expecting more and I was a little bit disappointed. The Directors Double that I reserved was disappointing. It was overrated. The pictures on the web are showing a red glamorous room. The reality is grey, old, under the roof. The bar in the basement, waiting for the room to be ready needs refurbish. The restaurant looks like you... More

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BlakesHotel, General Manager at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Valentin, I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations. I promise to give you the Red Room next time or even better. Every room is different and we have to ensure that every guest is comfortable in the Hotel whichever room they stay in. The whole style of the Hotel is Asian Colonial, so the likeness... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed here for a joint celebration for my birthday and our 1st anniversary and every member of staff that we met was helpful and friendly - they're a genuine asset and do make the stay very pleasurable. The hotel has a quirky boutique feel and the location is fabulous - couldn't be better. There are only a couple of... More

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BlakesHotel, General Manager at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Kirsty And Tom, Firstly Wishing you Kirsty a Very Happy Belated Birthday!!! and Very Happy Wedding Anniversary! I am sorry that we did not upgrade you, this is subject to availability but we should have wished you Happy Birthday and Anniversary anyway. I also wrote you a personalised card in the room to go with our chocolate truffles,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights midweek during Christmas party season for a treat! We stayed in room 7 and it was absolutely beautiful - full of character and really nicely done. The room itself had a balcony, beautiful wooden floors, a lovely warm bathroom and a small walk in wardrobe. Room Service: The staff were great, very... More

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BlakesHotel, General Manager at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am of course delighted that you loved your stay with us, appreciated room 107 and that felt spoilt by the staff. I have a long list of service issues which need to be adressed and thank you for raising them to my attention. I will also start to compile a service directory on how... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A gorgeous old hotel, very well placed. Our room wasn't ready so we had to wait 10 minutes in the lounge with complimentary champagne (be happy to do that every time!) Attentive staff but not too intrusive. Clean, sexy suite with plenty of character. An old fashioned style but with a few high tech touches. Overall, a very good hotel.

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BlakesHotel, General Manager at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your positive review and we enjoyed looking after you! We look forward to your return stay and wish a very Merry Christmas. Best regards, Julian More

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

After dining there years ago, I'd always meant to stay at this hotel when visiting London. I finally had the opportunity. You can tell that they put a lot of effort into the design of this hotel, but they have not maintained the property. The lounge area is faded like a has-been nightclub and the bedroom, which was likely once... More

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BlakesHotel, General Manager at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and I am shocked to read about the state of the bathroom. Please do contact me directly on julian@blakeshotels.com so that I can find out which room needs urgent care. I am glad that our service was able to turn things around. However in a Hotel one needs Hardware and Software to be... More

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Additional Information about Blakes Hotel

Also Known As:
Blakes Hotel London
Blakes Hotel London, England
Address: 33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Knightsbridge / South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#92 Romantic Hotel in London
#183 Luxury Hotel in London
#209 Business Hotel in London
#343 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blakes Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Created by Anouska Hempel, the London hotelier and internationally renowned designer, the hotel offers style, elegance and sensational service to the well-travelled connoisseur. Blakes is established as totally unique and has been the model for the "fashionable small hotel" in London and cities around the world.Respected for protecting the privacy of its clients against the paparazzi, it is the London base for film stars, musicians and all the top designers, earning its reputation as The "Couture" Hotel. ... more   less 
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