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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pelham is a unique, stylish boutique hotel in the very heart of South Kensington. Each and every room has been individually designed by Kit Kemp, blending the enchantment of English style with modern colours and flair, The Pelham has been described as one of London's finest townhouse hotels. Our guests have the privilege of exclusive use of the wood paneled drawing room and library both with open fireplaces, business centre as well as our 24-hour fitness room. Kensington is awash with boutiques, bars and bistros not to mention our own Bistro Fifteen with our mouth-watering and sumptuous menu, inspired by fresh quality ingredients and flavours of the Mediterranean Cuisine. In our BAR 15 discover our selection of organic wines together with our home made terrines. Our stylish Event Suites can be transformed from a corporate meeting area into a glamorous space for private dining, drinks receptions, baby showers and afternoon teas. Minutes from the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and The Royal Albert Hall, The Pelham really is the perfect foundation for your sophisticated stay in London. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pelham Hotel London
- The Pelham Hotel London, England