33 Roland Gardens
London SW7 3PF
T: +44(0)20-7370-6701 (or toll-free from US: 1-800-926-3173)
Blakes Hotel was one of the hotels I was looking forward to the most during my trip, and it certainly did not disappoint! It was created and designed by Anouska Hempel, and considered the world's first luxury boutique hotel. The elegant designs of the rooms were inspired by Hempel's exotic travels around the world. Numerous actors, actresses, musicians and top designers have stayed here in the past, which earned the hotel a reputation as the "couture hotel".
Jet-lagged, exhausted and preparing for the worst case scenario (that I wouldn't be able to get my luggage back), I was quite happy to get an early check-in and this beautiful "Director's Double" room.
This is the bed. I can honestly say it was one of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in!!
The room also has a Bang & Olufsen flat screen tv and walk-in closet with a mini-safe inside.
Nice selection at the mini-bar and complimentary Blakes water
I did eventually get my luggage back in the evening that day, and it was promptly brought up to my room by the porter. I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff were excellent at providing directions and suggestions on where to go. If you plan on going to the Summer Olympics this year, or just visiting London in the future, I definitely recommend a stay here. The only minor issue I had here was the elevator. It's pretty small so you might have to take two trips if you have a lot of luggage, or if there are already people inside (as it can only fit a few people).
Location: A few minutes walk to South Kensington or Gloucester Road Tube stations.
Prices (exclusive of tax or breakfast):
Parisian Single: from £259/$410
Luxury Double: from £319/$500
Director's Double: from £399/$630
Luxury Suite: from £549/$860
Corfu Suite: from £749/$1180
Top Suite: from £1049/$1650
The top suites are available for weddings, with other rooms available to be used for meetings or cocktail parties
For any questions, requests, or to tailor your special visit, you may contact Jesus Sauri
Blakes Hotel is also considered a Design Hotel