I stayed at the Berkeley with a friend for one night at the end of May. We were in London for an exhibition which took up most of our time, so we didn't get to spend enough time enjoying what the hotel has to offer - the bar, the restaurant, the Spa, the roof top pool.
The location is perfect: just a short walk from Knightsbridge Tube station.
When we got there, the doorman offered to help us with our suitcases, and showed us to the check-in area. We arrived at around 2.00pm, so unfortunately our room wasn't ready yet. The young woman who checked us in invited us to use the Spa facilities if we needed to take a shower and get changed, and was so kind as to suggest that we have drinks on the house during our wait. We didn't have to wait too long - our room was ready in just under 30 minutes.
We were assigned to room 701 (one of the suites on the seventh floor), which is wonderful. Everything is spotless, and the room is modern and elegant. There is a king size bed, a huge wardrobe, and a sitting area with two armchairs. A bottle of champagne was waiting for us on the coffee table, along with biscuits and a welcome card from the hotel manager. There's also a Nespresso coffee machine in one of the closets, which I - being Italian - really appreciated.
The bathroom is big and clean, with fluffy bathrobes and towels. It features a marble bathtub and a huge shower. Toiletries are provided by Daylesford's, which I understand are also available at the Spa.
One of the things that I liked best is the terrace with a view on the rooftops, which I hardly even found in other hotels in London.
The only "negative" aspect - if you have to find one - is the mattress, which is to soft for my liking.
We didn't have much time for breakfast the following day, so we just ordered toast, orange juice and coffee, which we enjoyed.
As to the room rates, I cannot comment on that because the room costs were covered by the company that invited my friend to London.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within our breathtaking collection of rooms and suites – which are amongst the most spacious in London – we have many with private garden terraces and quiet balconies. All our rooms and suites skilfully combine comfort, stylish design and the latest innovations, to meet the needs of the modern traveller. Marcus Wareing offers two Michelin-starred dining at his eponymous restaurant, Marcus, within The Berkeley; the stars come out for award-winning cocktails at the Blue Bar; and fashionistas join us for Pret-a-Portea, our catwalk-inspired afternoon tea served in the beautiful Collins Room. On the seventh floor of The Berkeley, our indoor rooftop pool and luxury Bamford Haybarn Spa provide a calm retreat with views over the London skyline. The Berkeley is located at the edge of Hyde Park in fashionable Knightsbridge, a short walk from Harrods and Harvey Nichols. Behind the hotel sits the residential area of Belgravia: a charming enclave of Georgian terraces, cobblestone streets, independent shops and traditional pubs, which conveys the feeling of an English village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Berkeley Hotel London
- Berkeley London
- Berkeley Hotel London
- The Berkeley London, England