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“Wonderful stay”
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The Berkeley
Ranked #69 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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Bra, Italy
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“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was one of the best hotels we have stayed In. The concierges were second to none. The breakfast buffet was incredible, although a la carte was on offer too. The flower display on the buffet table each morning was amazing. This changed regularly as did the flowers as you entered the hotel as well as those in front of the lifts. One of the waiters at breakfast, Antonio, was particularly delightful as well as extremely competent. Our room was huge and overlooked Wilton place which was a very pretty street. We have never had so much cupboard space in any room we have stayed in. We were here for 9 nights and it was great to unpack our suitcase and still have tons of room left over. The hotel was close to Harrods and lots of shops as well as many excellent restaurants, although we were extremely fortunate to have the two Michelin starred Marcus as well as the excellent Koffman's in the hotel. This is a smaller hotel than most we have stayed in and we loved this boutique feel. It added to the charm and personal touch of the hotel. Would definitely stay again should the chance arise.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did enjoy our stay and the service and staff were excellent but for the price of the room to look out of your window onto fire escapes etc was most disappointing. Very few rooms if any look over Hyde Park. The restaurant meal in Koffmans was really good. A small complaint was we were offered complimentary car parking within our rate but on leaving were charged an extra £40 for this which I have requested to be refunded but with no response. The afternoon tea was a treat even if a tad expensive and the location of course is amazing.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stayed with my adult daughter in December and within 30 minutes she declared that she would like to live here. Had a junior twin suite on the 7th or 8th floor with roof top balcony. The Spa had a courtyhard showing a classic 1930's movie. Martini's in the Bar...welcome/greeting from the doorman everytime....attentive yet unobtrusive staff. Attention to detail evident in every touch point. It's understated perfection.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Earby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was my first time at the Berkeley since 2012; It is a superb hotel but like all 5 star hotels in London, it always seems like a license to print money. Nothing wrong with that; as long as the hotel delivers and it always does
I booked for afternoon tea and was a little bit suspicous it could be style over substance! God was i wrong!!!!! Not only did it look good, it tasted even better
The selecetion of cakes, pastries, savouries and sandwches was phenomenal :) Twice we asked to skip eiher a sandwich or a savoury as it was not our taste and twice they came back with a different option.
On top of that, they only charge £16.00 for Bollinger Rose, which is extraordinary great value for money (in London, yes sir).
The staff is lovely and attentive and everyone is smiling.
All in all, a great time, good food but then again at nearly £130.00 for two champagne afternoon tea, you would expect it

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights on a restaurant/shopping trip at The Berkeley, it is one the most impressive Hotels we have stayed at in London. True 5 star hotel service, from the doorman, the greeting by reception when checking in, the room itself and service with friendliness throughout. It also has in the Blue Bar one of the best bars we have encountered in London. We will be back to enjoy again.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the church at the rear of the hotel, very quiet, if that's what you like.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Really an exceptional jewel of a hotel in Knightsbridge. The staff are wonderful, the Blue Bar is a must, the breakfast outstanding and the location is perfect. Due to incredible weather conditions, we walked absolutely everywhere. From Sloane Street to Harrods to the park. Highly recommend this to all.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Berkeley
Address: Wilton Place | Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Belgravia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Spa Hotel in London
#48 Romantic Hotel in London
#64 Luxury Hotel in London
#65 Business Hotel in London
#78 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Berkeley 5*
Number of rooms: 204
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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