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3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   2 Chesham Street | Belgrave Square East, London SW1X 3DT, England
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Ranked #181 of 535 London B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here on business for one night. The Hotel is a conversion of a Belgravia town house which offers a breathtaking reception area with a sweeping, spiral stairway leading to the rooms on the floors above (there is a lift for those with heavy luggage or who don't fancy the walk). My twin room was very comfortable with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The whole hotel needs some renovation, so don't expect top quality. But the rooms are at least clean and service was good. Breakfast was pretty minimal. No shops or stores nearby, but some more expensive shopping places if you walk more. No tube stations near. The best part of the stay was seeing all the supercars parked nearby. You couldn't... More 

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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The hotel is in an old and charming historic Victorian building. The rooms are clean and comfortable but the bathrooms so uncomfortable for many different reasons. They really need a renovation! The breakfast is very simple and exactly the same every single day. The location is very good, within walking distance to Victoria Station, which takes you everywhere. Very good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a pretty good hotel if you can get a room at the right price via an appropriate website. The quality is questionable but it's in a great location if you need to be in Knightsbridge/Belgravia. Breakfasts were included in the rate and were reasonable. Coffee was a bit ropey. It is clean but some of the rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The location is fine, near the best stores, actually Belgrave is my favorite spot in London. Our room was wonderful very comfortable and clean, we stayed in a room with a very good bed, all kind of facilities ( iron included) a closet and a office table, very good for executives.The bathroom is big and The breakfast was superb and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We booked this last minute on the Friday night and what a lovely hotel it is. Situated in Belgravia It has only 26 rooms and has a real family appeal. We were in a junior suite with lovely period decor, stacks of room with a wonderful comfy 6ft bed and cosy duvet and pillows. There isn't a bar or restaurant... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 26
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