I go to London very often and since years I appreciate to stay at Pelham Hotel. The best value is the position. Just in front of South Kensington underground station, the hotel is situated at a walking distance from Museums and attractions (Victoria & Albert, Natural History, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde park) and also to Harrod’s that can be reached with a nice walk along Brompton Road.
The area is full of every kind of restaurants, so no problem for eating choice.
My first meeting with the hotel was a little disturbing. Years ago I booked a double room and, the day before the arrival the hotel contacted me apologizing saying that the room was not available because of a family group that missed the leaving. But is in the adversities that you can really understand the real talent. The hotel found a beautiful accommodation (a whole apartment) in a club just steps from it, giving me free transportations for all the days of the stay. Then, to apologize, offered a two night complimentary stay in the period of my choice. So, the following time I went to London, I went to Pelham again. And again.
The style of the hotel is authentic English, with white wood panels and striped wallpapers.
If you are a small group, you can also choose the suite in the back of the hotel that is a sort of mini – apartment. I agree with a previous review that underlines to take care of the very steep stair, not to forget also the second bedroom sited on an half open mezzanine: definitely not so fit for families with little childs.
A minus point is breakfast: not bad but not at the level of the hotel and of other five star hotel in the city.
A suggestion is to book rooms not facing the main street because there may be to much noise.
Rates are high, but average for London standards.