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Diplomat Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   2 Chesham Street | Belgrave Square East, London SW1X 3DT, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second stay at the Diplomat Hotel. This time, it appeared that there was new management and a few uncomfortable rules such as no potable water in the rooms (there was a water dispenser on alternate floors) and the requirement that the full cost of the stay be deducted from my card upon registration. However, the location is... More

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed nine nights here in August 2014 and, were I to visit London again, I would very likely stay here again. These are the particulars, some of which, however, may be off-putting to some prospective guests. • The beds were good, the shower was good, the room was relatively small as I have experienced before with London hotels. •... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located a short stroll from Harrods, the Diplomat offers large, comfortably appointed rooms set in old-world surrounds. Staying 3 nights in the Mayfair suite on the second floor we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room (compared to the Hilton Metropole the rooms were palatial!) and check in is ridiculously simple due to the small number of... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have just returned from a short break in London, and stayed at the Diplomat hotel. I had a wonderful stay; I am really wondering why the other reviews aren't as good. I think some people expect too much, London IS expensive! Your stay may be inexpensive in your city but in London if you want 5* luxury you're going... More

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Bregenz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Diplomat is very close to Eaton Square and only a 5 min walk from King´s road. The hotel is quiet and we had a very spacious room. The interior style is old fashioned British, but well maintained. Breakfast has a big variety, the breakfast room is in the basement but very light and even has a little terrace where... More

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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

An easy walk to the Chelsea Flower Show brought me here, along with Pico Iyer's description of it as something out of a Graham Greene story. Very amiable front desk and dining room staff. I had the small single first-floor room that's shown in the traveler photos here on TA. Clean and tidy and a kettle for tea plus biscuits... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This listed building is situated near some of the most expensive flats and apartments. The area is quiet. Pubs, restaurants and other shops are about a minimum of 10 mins walk. The hotel has a small number of rooms (around 25) that vary much in size and capacity. My single ground floor room was small but adequate with an also... More

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Dromahair, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

No courtesy umbrella to go to the car or shops. Instead I was charged £8 for an umbrella which broke very quickly. Very poor attention to detail considering the price of £140 per night for a single room which was noisy because of single glazed windows. I will not be staying there again.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Stayed at Diplomat whilst on a leisure trip to London. Hotel is situated in a very quiet area. On arrival we were upgraded from a double room to a large executive room with a good comfy bed. There were teas/coffee facilities and a bar. The hotel is good for bus services and near to Victoria station and the underground. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed at this hotel because it was near friends of our were staying. This hotel is old and because it is historic, it cannot be updated (so we were told). The staff was relatively helpful but they don't have much to work with. The "icing on the cake" was a sign in the bathroom saying that the water was... More

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Address: 2 Chesham Street | Belgrave Square East, London SW1X 3DT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Diplomat Hotel 3*
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