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“Unique & beautiful hotel ... slightly pricey but worth the price tag”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Blakes Hotel

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Blakes Hotel
Ranked #445 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Unique & beautiful hotel ... slightly pricey but worth the price tag”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Incredible hotel - each room is unique but all are expertly decorated to very high standards which is coupled with outstanding service. We wished to have a bottle of champagne to celebrate but weren't sure about the house champagne so they brought us up two glasses to try .. on the house. They remembered us by name each time we popped in & out and nothing we asked was too much trouble. They even managed to get taxis on time even with a tube strike across London. It is quite pricey but it's worth the price tag for that special weekend!

Room Tip: All the rooms are unique but i recommend staying in the main hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Dear Natasha B,

Thank you for taking time to send your feedback following your recent stay with us, it was a pleasure reading your review of our hotel. I am most pleased to learn of your admiration of our unique design. I hope you will return to us to experience some of our other beautiful rooms in future.

Kind Regards,

Meir
Director
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I was just in London for a few days and stayed at Blakes. What a great experience,I absolutely loved the interior design of the hotel it was like staying in a beautiful private home and the staff is very pleasant and friendly and made me feel at home.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anybody as it is very special.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Dear Maridal,

Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us at Blakes. I am pleased you had a wonderful stay, we hope you will return to us soon!

Kind Regards,

Meir Abutbul
Director
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

My partner and I had an extremely enjoyable evening at Blakes restaurant this week. We started off in the bar with our great, hospitable barman Lukas. He had a number of signature cocktails that we joyfully indulged in. He has taken great care in developing drinks to pleasure the senses! We had some tasty bar snacks and then moved through to the restaurant for a delicious three course meal.
We will definitely be returning to this restaurant due to the very friendly, professional staff and the high quality of both the cocktail and food menus.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Dear Mysticone2014,

Thank you for your feedback on your dinner that you enjoyed with us recently. We would be most delighted to welcome you again soon!

Kind Regards,

Meir Abutbul
Director
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at Blake's hotel for our wedding anniversary this weekend and we loved it. We booked a Director's Double for just one night and our room was chosen with great care by the lovely Maeva who was kind enough to email us photos of the rooms so we could choose our favourite. She was also there to welcome us when we arrived and had put roses and chocolate strawberries in our room as an extra anniversary surprise.

Our room was beautiful with a little balcony overlooking the garden below and oozed charm and character. The bathroom was lovely and spacious with plenty of luxurious toiletries.

We had cocktails in the bar followed by an amazing dinner in the hotel restaurant. We were looked after by Andres, who advised us to dispense with our menus and trust in his judgement. He got everything spot on and proceeded to dazzle us with the best of the signature dishes which were all memorable and delicious and we'll definitely return for the tuna sashimi and foie gras tortellini. Thank you Andres for a fantastic evening!

Service in general was absolutely faultless both in the restaurant and in the hotel. Room service was speedy, in fact the tea we ordered on leaving our dinner was already waiting for us in our candlelit room. A perfect end to the evening.

The staff were all charming, efficient and attentive without ever being intrusive. Thank you especially to Maeva who made sure every aspect of our stay was perfect and did it all with a smile.

Why only 4 stars? The only downside was the price of the drinks - at £10 for a glass of house wine and £17.50 for a cocktail we felt this was a bit on the steep side. Not so the dinner, which while expensive, was absolutely worth every penny with the freshest ingredients, cooked to perfection. So, 4 stars for bar prices, 5 stars for dinner and I wish we could award 6 stars for service - they deserve at least that. Thank you for a very special stay.

Room Tip: Ask for advice from the reservation manager and you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Dear Happykampa,

Thank you for choosing Blakes to celebrate your special anniversary. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your special day along with the feedback you have shared with us. We will always take the necessary steps to ensure your satisfaction is exceeded, that is our aim. Our restaurant menu changes seasonally, hence we hope to welcome you to Blakes again soon to try our Winter seasonal dishes.

Kind Regards,

Meir Abutbul
Director
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Ada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I were recently in London for my daughter's wedding. Our wedding and celebration experience was enhanced to an entirely new level with many Thanks to the entire staff at Blakes. Sacha, marketing coordinator, helped my daughter plan the entire wedding dinner, breakfast and stay for our entire wedding guests at Blakes. We had the most delicious meal imaginable prepared by Chef Peter. At our request, he came to the Chinese Room to meet our guests. Not only was the food delicious, 'presentation' of each course was immaculate. Marzena, Restaurant Supervisor, was superior at organizing everything concerning our wedding meal. The entire wedding party and guests stayed at Blakes Hotel. What an amazingly gorgeous and elegant place for a wedding night. We shared a wonderful wedding celebration, meal and the best place to stay in London! The day could not have been more Perfect!!! Thank you Blakes for making this wedding celebration one that will be remembered always! You ALL went above and beyond to make this day the most memorable! Will most definitely stay at Blakes Hotel again next trip to London. Overall highest and most excellent reviews from this family!!!

NancyLouOK

  • Stayed July 2014
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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Dear NancyLouOK,

Thank you for taking time to review your experience with us at Blakes. I am very pleased your daughter’s wedding dinner, celebration and the entire stay went well.

The whole team worked hard to ensure your satisfaction was met and everything went smoothly on this very special day. I am glad to hear your expectations were not just met, but in deed exceeded.

Again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you and your family back to Blakes soon.

Kind Regards,

Meir Abutbul
Director
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Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

I normally don't take the time to write reviews but absolutely feel compelled to for this stay.
The hotel provided us with an incredible experience. Katharina, at the front desk, single handedly made our stay unforgettable. From theater tickets to recommendations for dining the service was top notch.
The room was a directors double and was a fantastic experience alone! I highly recommend you check the pictures.
The atmosphere at the bar downstairs was perfect for a late night cocktail and I have never seen a bartender put so much art into his work. If you go, you will know what I'm talking about.

It is my absolute pleasure writing this review. We like the hotel so much, we will be bringing our family of 7 back next year.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Dave R
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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Dear Dave R,

Thank you for choosing Blakes for your recent stay in London and for taking time to send your feedback. I am pleased that we have exceeded your expectations and you loved your stay, especially the service provided by our staff.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Blakes soon.

Kind Regards,

Meir Abutbul
Director
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Newton, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Loved this hotel. Very small room excellent for one, too small for two - a "parisian room" very carefully put together with light and character. Excellent location, close to shops, homes and great for walking along Fulham Road and into South Ken. A wonderful place for afternoon tea in the back garden. Be sure to reserve a place. Plenty of food to qualify for an early dinner.
I loved the area because I know London well and didn't want to be on a busy street where it was difficult to sleep. I didn't eat breakfast there so cannot comment. I would give it 5 stars, but it really is a bit pricey even if booked online, but if going for business again I would stay here for sure.
Wonderful service. I arrived from an overnight flight and they let me into my room at 11:30 AM which is really unusual, but GREATLY appreciated.

Room Tip: Parisian room is suitable for one person only. Lovely and quiet and bright.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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BlakesHotel, Owner at Blakes Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear LoriPK,

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. I was pleased to learn you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and provided your feedback highlighting many aspects that you loved. Our Parisian rooms are advertised as a single room and to be used for one person due to the name of the category being “Parisian Single” we are sorry for any misunderstanding on our behalf. Whenever possible we grant access to your room as early as we can, however this is purely based on the availability. I am glad your room was ready when you arrived and you were able to relax after your long journey right away. I would like to thank you for your feedback again and hope to welcome you to Blakes in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Meir Abutbul
Director
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Property: Blakes Hotel
Address: 33 Roland Gardens, London SW7 3PF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#221 Business Hotel in London
#231 Romantic Hotel in London
#301 Luxury Hotel in London
#384 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blakes Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Created by Anouska Hempel, the London hotelier and internationally renowned designer, the hotel offers style, elegance and sensational service to the well-travelled connoisseur. Blakes is established as totally unique and has been the model for the "fashionable small hotel" in London and cities around the world.Respected for protecting the privacy of its clients against the paparazzi, it is the London base for film stars, musicians and all the top designers, earning its reputation as The "Couture" Hotel. ... more   less 
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