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“Small, elegant , british, great location.”
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The Capital Hotel
Ranked #42 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, IL
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105 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Small, elegant , british, great location.”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

A wonderful hotel, with attentive, friendly staff. Located steps from Harrods in a toney part of town. Our go-to hotel in London for its quaint, cozy rooms , and British hospitality. The bar is a great place for a cup of tea or a cocktail before dinner. The Concierge always has a smile and always ready to help. This is our second visit and one of our favorite small luxury hotels in London.

Room Tip: A room overlooking Basile street is a plus.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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thecapitalhotel, General Manager at The Capital Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
The team at the hotel were very happy to read that you had enjoyed your visit to The Capital and London. We are spoiled with our location so close to Harrods and Sloane Street and I am so pleased that it suited you well. Cesar in the bar is a true legend and looks forward to welcoming you back with a restorative cup of tea or something a little stronger!

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Kate
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Petworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Wonderful location for London shopping ,restaurants and theatres with parking provided .The rooms are very tastefully decorated , super comfortable beds and quiet all of which makes for a good night 's sleep. Free internet access but a little slow.
Small restaurant but light and airy . Great english cooking and the set lunch uper value. House wines are good . Wine list possibly a little expensive. Breakfast excellent.
All the staff happy to help and well trained.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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thecapitalhotel, General Manager at The Capital Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your review, I was delighted to read that you had enjoyed your stay at the Capital. Having a car park here in the centre of Knightsbridge is certainly a useful thing! I was very pleased that you liked your bedroom and it all resulted in a good night’s sleep. Our house wines come from my father’s vineyard in the Loire so he was particularly pleased to hear that you had enjoyed them.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

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Kate
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Tokyo
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

When I was in London 2 years ago, I visited Capital hotel for afternoon tea. That time I didnt have reservation and it was very busy day. But staffs from Bar took me to the bar and set sup cozy corner but it was dark. But experience of afternoon tea was great and service was absolutely good Mongolian boy/ cant remember his name/ who looked after us very well and talked about the Japan and so on. That time I am very impressed with service which they provided.
This year when I went to London I went for afternoon tea again with booking. Room was so nice next to window but tea was great sandwihes as well as but only one thing was missing it was talking with staff. they were serving right but not same as last waiter /Mongolian waiter/ who made us memorable afternoon tea 2 years back.


But I will definetly go back for afternoon tea it was one of the best in London

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Takashi S
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thecapitalhotel, General Manager at The Capital Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
I am delighted that you enjoyed your most recent afternoon tea at the Capital. On your first visit you were looked after by Ink who is a wonderful person and we were so sorry when he returned to Mongolia last year. Cesar’s team are very charming and I hope that on your next visit you will be served someone you like as much as Ink.

The sitting room is indeed charming and I am glad that you have now experienced the full afternoon tea at the Capital. We all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Knightsbridge for this very English tradition.

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Kate
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Great locations; super close to Harrods, Harvey Nicoles and Sloan Street.
They use double-layer glass windows. So it is really quiet during the night.
Staff were super friendly.
Excellent service!
I also ordered the English breakfast. It tastes great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Evelynfaye
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thecapitalhotel, General Manager at The Capital Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We are very spoiled with our location so close to the shops and museums. As you mention though we are lucky enough to be on a small residential street and have double glazing so we hope our guests find a quiet and restful place to enjoy. Our restaurant team were delighted to read that you thought highly of your breakfast, it really is the most important meal of the day!

We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit.

Kind regards

Kate
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Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Very good service, great location.The nearest hotel from Harrod's.
The staff is very attentive to all your needs. The food is very good. The decoration is a bit classical in the rooms but you feel like in a typical british hotel. Very nice selection of whisky in the bar.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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thecapitalhotel, General Manager at The Capital Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel. Cesar does indeed have a wonderful stock of amazing whiskeys in the bar and as the youngest Keeper of the Quiach he is very involved with the entire industry. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to London.

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Kate
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Milan
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Another splendid three nights here. Great hospitality great food. Really liked the new fish restaurant. Set lunch is incredible value at the moment and some interesting wines by the glass. Home from home in London. Nothing more needs to be said!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Malvernman
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

You could not find a more welcoming hotel, were the staff are always there to meet your every need with a great smile. The hotel makes you feel at home, food, wine and service is the best we have had in London [and we have stayed at all the top hotles]. The Capital is the best, always moving forward but always with tradition and real values at heart.

Amazing location, especially if you like shopping, simply a great hotel, who could ask for more.

Room Tip: all the rooms are great, depends if you are on business alone or as a couple, De Lux double is great...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Capital Hotel
Address: 22-24 Basil Street | Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Knightsbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in London
#42 Luxury Hotel in London
#49 Family Hotel in London
#78 Business Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Capital Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcoming guests for 45 years The Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge, remains under the guidance of its original owner David Levin and his daughter Kate Levin. Few hotels in London can boast of such outstanding staff loyalty, family heritage and the ability to remain true to classic British design. An award winning grand hotel in miniature, The Capital Hotel Knightsbridge has all the advantages of a large establishment, yet exudes warmth, understated exclusivity and personal attention to detail, which only a privately owned luxury hotel can afford. This discreet London Hotel and adjacent luxury Knightsbridge apartments sit proudly on Basil Street, close to Harrods and just a few minutes from Knightsbridge Tube Station as well as Harvey Nichols, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Hyde Park and the designer shops of Sloane Street. The Capital also has their own award winning vineyard, Levin Wines, in the Loire Valley and a bakery that delivers to high end restaurants, hotels and clubs across london, The London Bakery. Next door sits the Levin Hotel, a 12 bedroom townhouse and The Metro Bistro also run by the Levin family. ... more   less 
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