Blakes London5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Along with another couple, my husband and I traveled to London at the end of April 2017 and stayed at the Blakes Hotel. We had let the assistant manager know that we would be arriving in the early morning after flying overnight from the U.S. and needed a place to freshen up and store our bags while we started a full day of sightseeing. Not only did Ian, the General Manager, assist us with our bags, but also provided us with a temporary space where we could have some privacy and use the facilities. He also made arrangements for us in the lovely hotel dining room where we enjoyed a delicious, relaxing breakfast. This hotel is a very unique place that is run by a group of talented and kind people. We all certainly look forward to our next opportunity to stay at Blakes!
we stayed here for 5 nights... it was an awesome experience.. love the neighborhood and the hotel design and service. we'll definitely return again... the concierge was super helpful in getting reservations for restaurants
Stayed here a week and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant is very cozy and the food was perfect, you get a artichoke as a starter (yum yum). The staff are mostly Italian and extremely kind and attentive. Same for breakfast and the bar downstairs with live music. Rooms are very nice and you get nice mint water in the evening. Someone is looking after all the details very carefully. Would highly recommend.
Accommodating, chic, fun, cool, awesome come to mind when I think about my stay at Blakes. Thanks so much Blakes for accommodating me on my impromptu trip to London. I especially want to give a shout out to Maciek, the manager, who was so gracious, hospitable and helpful. Wouldn't it be so great if every hotel behaved in the manner! I will DEFINITELY stay at Blakes again and again.
I stayed here with my wife for the first part of our honeymoon at Christmas time, the staff were really welcoming and friendly, they delivered tasty complimentary cocktails to our room on arrival, we stayed in the Cardinal Suite and it was stunning, a beautifully decorated room, really romantic vibe and cool experience. The only small fault with the room was that it needed a little upkeep, some of the tapestries were a little worn but apart from that it was the most beautiful interesting room. We had a delicious meal delivered to our room on the first night and we ate Christmas dinner in their restaurant and the food was very good. It is an expensive hotel and there are not a lot of facilities, spa, pool etc but it is a gorgeous boutique hotel in a really beautiful part of London and we had a fantastic time and would love to return.
Where to begin... was so hopeful when I arrived. Definitely a cool vibe. But that's where it stayed. The rest of the experience thus far has been anything but cool. In fact pretty disappointing. I was put in a room that felt like an afterthought. Closet made out plywood and painted white and blue. Took a PHD to keep the closet closed. After 4 times asking for someone to look at my air conditioning, the technician came after I walked back to the front desk. This is btw, after 9pm. Not the place for a business traveler. Given there is zero counter space in the bathroom, needed to use the desk to put toiletries which meant very little workspace. After the 3rd request, I stopped asking for down alternative pillows. They just weren't going to arrive. Finally, the evening duty manager needs to learn some proper managerial skills and should learn to speak to people on his team with respect.
We had such a fab time at Blakes. Staff excellent, room gorgeous, bar and restaurant delicious! We will definitely be back whenever in London. The grapefruit candle is to die for...we bought 2 for home to remind us of our time spend there. x
Excellent front desk service, charming waitress, fun bartender and efficient door staff. Perfect quiet setting if you want to feel part of a neighborhood and not like a tourist. Great crowd in the restaurant. Well designed and decorated. Overall a chic place to stay. We will reserve again next time in London.
I've stayed recently at Blakes and really had a wonderful experience. This place has its own style and ambiance which makes it special. Very attentive staff, reception and restaurant service is great. Liked the details as mini bar assortment- from coconut water to Ruinart) Will definitely recommend this place and be back Anastasia
The "BLAKES HOTEL" is a very unique and incredibly warm experience that combines the "tradition" of it's location with the "modern approach" to hospitality. The rooms are living works of art and the overall atmosphere can be crafted to be whatever you make it. I have stayed there on 5 occasions now doing business and with family and it is my go-to spot in London, especially after having spent a lot more to get a lot less. The food is also elegantly prepared and presented and if you want to party... They have a late night scene that also lives up to the hype. Lastly, most of the staff is VERY polite and service oriented. Overall the Blakes Hotel is an incredible place.
- Walking distance to Natural History Museum
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Rooftop terrace
Located in South Kensington within a short walk of Natural History Museum, Blakes London is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall. This 45-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a English breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to noon.
All of Blakes London's 45 individually decorated rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch LED TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are other standard amenities.
Renovated in 2012, Blakes London offers a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Valet parking is available for GBP 70.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a business center, a computer station, and express check-in.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
75% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 538 reviews