The Halkin is one of those exclusive hotels where people tend to speak in hushed tones and are surprised to see other hotel guests. Overall, a great hotel with an extremely accommodating staff.
Initially, I was in a Deluxe Corner room on the 5th floor, and the room seemed a little smaller that I had expected, but with an amazing bathroom. Unfortunately, I had a fly buzzing about the room and the toilet didn’t flush very well, so I spoke to the front desk and was put in a Studio Suite, which was rather spectacular. The level of response from the front desk was really amazing. It seems they were calling me every five minutes to make sure things were OK.
The bathrooms have heated floors and towel racks, and the Como Shambala toiletries are by far the best I have ever come across. The suite had a separate bath and shower.
Overall, a great hotel with beautiful decor, if a bit on the quite side. However, the location is just a few steps off Hyde Park Corner and a short walk/cab ride to Victoria Station, and most of Mayfair and Knightsbridge is within easy walking distance.
Obviously, this is a very expensive hotel, but if you can afford it or get a good deal, it's well worth the pampered stay.More
- Free Wifi