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The Hari
Ranked #12 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I can only agree with many of the other reviews about this hotel, it sets standards of service that you will struggle to find anywhere else...at any price.
When i booked i mentioned that it was for my wifes birthday, which was obviously taken note of as they had kindly left a delicious personalised birthday cake and a bottle of champage in our room.
The room itself, a Thompson suite, was on the 10th floor and afforded us magnificent views across London. It was very tastefully decorated, and the bathroom was big and luxurious.
The staff were fabulous at every level, and we were always addressed by name whenever we entered or left the building...which is always a very nice touch.
We found the location to be really convenient for us, it was a few minutes walk from some great restaurants and bars, 10 minutes walk from Harrods, and 5 mins walk from the nearest tube station. This meant we could get to the west end in under 15 minutes, much quicker (and cheaper) than a cab!!
Because we like getting out and about while we are in London we didnt eat in the hotel very often, but we did have a snack in the bar on one occasion, and room service on another. I couldnt fault the food on either...and the club sandwich was delicious!
Its hard to find enough nice things to say about this hotel, but we were thoroughly looked after from the moment we arrived, and i am certainly looking forward to going back again soon.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joseph K, General Manager at The Hari, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Dear James B,
Thank you very, very much!! We love to hear stories like this. I will be sure to share with team and, we look forward to welcoming you back to Belgraves very soon!
Kind regards.
Joseph

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My business partner likes this hotel very much, to the tune of staying about 100 nights per year.

He likes the location of the hotel, smack in the middle of the nicest residential area of London, relatively quiet, but with easy access to close by luxury retail, good restaurants, etc.

It is the old Sheraton that was bought out by Thompson Hotels, and redesigned to be hip, now attracting a bunch of hipsters hanging around the second floor bar in the late evening.

Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses.

For me, I have had bad experiences at the hotel but I am assured by the young, relatively inexperienced, but friendly staff at the front desk that neither incident had happened before.

One stay, in the middle of the night, there was an electrical surge and all the lights, including the TV went on startling me from my sleep. Things did not go back to normal for an approximate hour.

The second incident, again happening in the middle of the night, involved a blaring fire alarm going off with flashing red light, non-stop, for a period of about 30 minutes. It was a false alarm and could not be ceased for too long a period.

The other negatives? Rooms are very dark with little natural light, and ceiling heights very low. Shower area is very small and confined. Elevator going to the rooms is the same way. I am a lover of the typical English breakfast, and the breakfasts here are a letdown, and they simply don't deliver.

I do like the small, intimate high-tech fitness room, but when I have been a visitor in the past, I have gone for an early workout, and have been the only one in the room. I don't know if I would like it so much if another one or two people would be working out at the same time. It might feel too overpopulated.

Be prepared to pay for Wi-Fi on a daily basis.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank tesmoscow
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Joseph K, General Manager at The Hari, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Dear tesmoscow,
Thank you very much for your review. My sincere apologies if we fell short of your expectations. I would very much like to continue a conversation offline if you could provide my office with your contact details so I can reach out to you. We would love to have you back!
Kind regards.
Joseph email infobelgraves@thompsonhotels.com

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

This hotel sets standards that others should look to follow! Israel, our doorman was just wonderful from the moment we arrived and greeted us by name each time we returned. All other. Front office staff always had a friendly and genuine smile for us as we walked by and couldn't have been more helpful. The decor on he lobby, bar, corridors and rooms is warm and inviting, and the rooms are both superbly appointed and very comfortable. Food and service in the restaurant was also outstanding though the decor was not as inviting as the rest of the hotel. Frankly that didn't matter as the food and service more than made up for it. This hotel is the best I have ever stayed in and I can't recommend it highly enough!

Room Tip: Choose a king room if you want a little more space.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joseph K, General Manager at The Hari, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Dear Shelagh M,
WOW! Thank you very much for the glowing review! We truly appreciate you taking the time. We look forward to welcoming you back to Belgraves very soon.
Warm regards.
Joseph

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We would come back to the hotel after going out and be greeted by the doorman who remembers your name. This hotel is taking the concept of service to a new level. Every aspect was spot on. The rooms are new, modern and tastefully decorated. How good is this hotel? I was sad to leave because all the people working at the hotel treated us like friends not clients.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank RvO58
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Joseph K, General Manager at The Hari, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Dear RvO58,
We are so happy to hear that you feel this way! Creating a "Home away from Home" is our goal for all of our guests, I'm please that we have succeeded with you. We look forward to welcoming you back to Belgraves very soon.
Kind regards.
Joseph

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Awesome experience the moment we got out of the taxi to the moment we got our bags to leave London. Very helpful, pleasant doorman. We added a member to our party mid trip and changed rooms; they couldn' have been more accomodating or helpful in the move. The room was clean, mattresses firm, plenty of pillows, good temp control. The room had a nice little sitting area, large windows overlooking a little park. WIFI was pretty good, easy to plug in US power cord.

Sabin at concierge desk was super proficient giving advice, making dinner reservations. And another member of the front desk saw us on the Eurostar to Paris and spent 30 minutes to provide a detailed itinenary of must see/eat places in Paris. She couldn't have been sweeter and her recommendations were spot on. Excellent!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mike O
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Joseph K, General Manager at The Hari, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Dear Mike O,
Thank you very much for your kind review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Hope to see you soon!
Kind regards.
Joseph

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel and I wanted to share what a wonderful experience it was. Everyone there, from the front desk staff to the concierge, to the bartender made me feel welcome from the moment I stepped through the door. As someone who travels extensively for work, Belgraves is now my home away from home when traveling to London.

The location as well is perfect for walking, window shopping, dining options and just enjoying the neighborhood.

Room Tip: The corner suites are extremely comfortable!
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Joseph K, General Manager at The Hari, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Dear Dolores_S493,
We are so pleased that you shared such a great review, THANK YOU! I speak for the entire team at at Belgraves when I say we look forward to welcoming back your "Home away from Home" very soon.
Warm regards.
Joseph

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband and I recently spent a perfect night at The Belgraves. We loved the location of this hip little gem - easy to walk, cab or tube to many great dining options as well sight's and shopping during the day.

We loved how the neat little location made it feel like we were living as locals in a chic London neighborhood.

We'll definitely be back on our next visit to jolly'ole London and will recommend this hotel to friends and family!!

Room Tip: We had a deluxe King overlooking the square - loved the little couch nook by the window.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Joseph K, General Manager at The Hari, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Dear Amandabblakley,
Wow! we love to hear stories like this. Thank you very much for sharing your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back to Belgraves very soon!
Warm regards
Joseph

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Address: 20 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HQ, England (Formerly Belgraves, a Thompson Hotel)
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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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in London
#30 Business Hotel in London
#73 Family Hotel in London
#75 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: $303 - $690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Hari 5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the quintessentially British neighbourhood of Belgravia, The Hari is moments away from Sloane Square, Knightsbridge and Victoria, connecting guests to London's most popular shopping districts, sites and iconic landmarks. All 85 designer bedrooms, of which 14 are luxury suites, emanate the distinctive modern glamour created by British interior designer Tara Bernerd. Complete with plush velvet window seats, bespoke wooden flooring, Italian marble bathrooms and views of London's skyline, our sophisticated rooms ignite the feeling of a private residence - a home away from home. Our social spaces exude eclectic cool, from the members club style bar to the secret garden terrace with a window to the stars. A contemporary Italian restaurant embellished with traditional warm hospitality and humble cuisine completes The Hari experience. ... more   less 
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