Blakes  5 stars

33 Roland Gardens, London, United Kingdom, SW73PF  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Blakes Hotel is perfect for traveling incognito. It’s hard to spot a celebrity here. It is comprised of five Victorian houses combined into one which is painted dark green. It has 48 guestrooms that are elegantly decorated, with nice fabrics and antiques and bleached hardwood floors.


Located in South Kensington, the five-star Blakes Hotel offers a stay close to the museum district.

The hotel combines the traditional with the modern and has public parking and Wi-Fi.

All 48 rooms are elegant and feature artwork and four-poster beds.

The hotel's restaurant offers Asian cuisine; the Chinese room and bar serve fine wines.

South Kensington Station is within 10 minutes walk.

Number of rooms   47.

Distance to:

  • City center London - 2.5 mi
  • Airports: London City Airport (LCY) - 10.0 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 12.0 mi
  • Train stations: Victoria Station - 1.7 mi, Clapham Junction - 1.8 mi
  • Underground stations: Earl's Court - 3300 ft, Gloucester Road - 2000 ft
  • Bus stop - 2000 ft
  • Restaurants: Blakes Hotel Restaurant (Cuisine: European) - 200 ft, McDonald's (Cuisine: American) - 500 ft


All rooms feature unique design and furnishings including exclusive artworks, full and spacious bathroom and four-poster beds.

A 24-hour room service is available at the hotel.

Dining options

A breakfast is served from 7am till 11am at the dining room.

Blakes restaurant offers Asian environment and varied cuisine.

Chinese room is a luxury venue to drink a cocktail and read a book.

Blakes bar offers luxury design, some snacks and an extensive list of cocktails.

An afternoon tea is served at the Chinese room and Japanese garden.

Private dining is possible on request.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 16 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 23 per person per night. 


The conference rooms include AV equipment.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 12 per 24 hours.


Japanese Garden is available near the hotel.

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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Designated smoking area

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is GBP 50 per day.

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
Room view
  • Courtyard view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Bathtub
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Bidet
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Cordless phone
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area
  • Slippers
  • iPod docking station



from  3 am


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request

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All rooms feature unique design and furnishings including exclusive artworks, full and spacious bathroom and four-poster beds.

A 24-hour room service is available at the hotel.

Luxury Double Room
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Blakes Luxury Double Room
Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed or King Size Bed
Size: 270 sq. feet

Luxury room consists of one King size bed, complimentary Wi-Fi and all facilities. The size of this room is 22-25 m2.

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    Blakes Double Room
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    Blakes Double Room Directors Double
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    Blakes Double Room Directors Double
    Bed type: King Size Bed or 1 King and 1 Double
    Size: 325 sq. feet

    This room is modern and includes a King size bed, complimentary Wi-Fi and is 25-30 m2.

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      Blakes Luxury Suite
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      Blakes Luxury Suite
      Bed type: King Size Bed
      Size: 435 sq. feet

      This suite is individually designed and includes complimentary Wi-Fi and bathroom facilities. The size of this suite is 35-40 m2.

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        Blakes Corfu Suite Suite
        Bed type: King Size Bed
        Size: 865 sq. feet

        Individually designed room includes a King size bed and complimentary Wi-Fi. The size of this suite is 35 m2.

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          Blakes Suite
          Bed type: King Size Bed
          Size: 865 sq. feet

          This suite features a King size bed, complimentary Wi-Fi and is 55 m2 in size.

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            Blakes LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Airports
            • Underground stations
            • Train stations
            • Parks
            • Tourist attractions
            • Museums
            • Convention centers
            • Stadiums
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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            Hyde Park, one of the largest urban parks is within 1.6km

            Royal Albert Hall, a location for various live performances is 1.6km away

            Victoria and Albert, the world's largest museum of art is within 15 minutes walking

            Natural History Museum houses various historic collections within five minutes driving

            Royal Parks, an impressive green space is located nearby

            R B S Gallery, 200 m, an exhibition space with an annual program of sculpture shows

            St Augustine's Church, 400 m, a small Catholic church close to the centre of Hammersmith

            Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 500 m, French Cultural Institute in the UK

            Tourist attractions
            • Hop on Hop off Plus
              2300 ft
            • Campbell's Art Gallery
              2300 ft
            • Hackelbury Fine Art
              2700 ft
            Places of interest
            • Saint Yeghiche America Church
              400 ft
            • The Harrington Club
              1400 ft
            • St Augustine's Church, Kensington
              1400 ft
            • Ismaili Centre
              2000 ft
            • Saint Stephens Church
              2000 ft
            • Raffles Townhouse & Night Club
              2700 ft
            • Firehouse
              2700 ft
            Convention centers
            • Institut français du Royaume-Un
              1700 ft
            Shopping areas
            • Kings Road
              2300 ft
            • Cineworld
              1000 ft
            • The Mediatheque
              1700 ft
            • Cinema Lumiere
              1700 ft
            • The Dana Centre
              2300 ft
            • Natural History Museum
              2300 ft
            • Victoria And Albert Museum
              2700 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
              1700 ft
            • R B S Gallery
              700 ft
            Underground stations
            • Gloucester Road
              1700 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Harrods
              1.0 mi
              87-135 Brompton Road, London
            • Club Kensington
              5200 ft
              201-207 Kensington High Street, London
            • Holmes Place - Kensington
              5200 ft
              17A Old Court Place, London
            • Ripley's Believe It or Not!
              1.0 mi
              The London Pavilion, London
            • Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial
              1.0 mi
              Harrods, Knightsbridge, London

            Near the hotel

            • Natural History Museum
              2400 ft
              Cromwell Road, London
            • Baden-Powell House
              2200 ft
              65-67 Queens Gate, London
            • Brompton Cemetery
              2300 ft
              Finborough Road, London
            • Victoria and Albert Museum
              3400 ft
              Cromwell Road, London
            • Chelsea
              2800 ft
            • Tardis Police Box
              3000 ft
              236 Earls Court Road, London
            • Brompton Oratory
              3000 ft
              Thurloe Place, London

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Blakes Hotel Restaurant

              72% likes this, based on 51 reviews
              Cuisine: European
              Price Range: USD 10 - USD 57

              200 ft
              33 Roland Gardens

              Phone: 0871 3328653

            • McDonald's

              Cuisine: American

              500 ft
              Boland House
            • Bistro K

              50% likes this, based on 16 reviews
              Cuisine: French
              Price Range: USD 22 - USD 66

              600 ft
              117 - 119 Old Brompton Road

              Phone: 020 7373 7774

            • Bumpkin South Kensington

              65% likes this, based on 264 reviews
              Cuisine: British
              Price Range: USD 0 - USD 30

              900 ft
              102 Old Brompton Road

              Phone: 020 7341 0802

            • Star of India

              71% likes this, based on 89 reviews
              Cuisine: Indian

              800 ft
              154 Old Brompton Road

              Phone: 020-7373-29-01

            Getting around.

            South Kensington Station is within 10 minutes walking.

            Gloucester Road Tube Station is also a 10-minute walk.

            Public parking costs GBP 40 per day

            Blakes Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Blakes

            Average guest rating

            out of 10
            Based on 14 reviews

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            Individual guest reviews

            • Older travelers

              The staff are attentive, the location is great and the decor is interesting

              Some of thwe furniture is looking tired and the dark lighting is irritating

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              not very much at all

              Disgusting vastly overpriced food. Cluttered unwelcoming reception. Gloomy decor poor lighting, hard bed.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              The staff tried to be considerate

              The superior king size room was 8x8. Much too small for two people. Most of the rooms are in need of repair and they are doing this, but except for the suites the rooms are ridiculously small and expensive for what you got. .

              • Average rating
            • Single

              Nice ambiance, food was good quality, staff were helpful and friendly

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              Very special: atmosphere, design, service...for special moments

              some of the beautiful furniture and design needs to be refurbished

              • Average rating
            • Couple


              Really noisy woken up by builders drillimg at 8am still going on when we left no chance a lie in !Not forwarned when we booked or checked in .If I had know would of stayed somewhere else.when mentioned on check out told would get up grade next time I dont know if I wouild stay there again

              • Average rating
            • Single

              Liked the concept as read on their website. Liked the out of the way location yet in S. Ken.

              Staff was cold and did not have a personality. Was not friendly. Welcome drink never arrived. Bathroom was marble and cold. Rain shower head was so high up on the top of the ceiling and the bathroom was so cold by the time the water hit my head it was cold. I chose a small room (only me) but far too small, no room for my suitcase, but fully booked so I could not mover rooms. Thin walls, could here people in and out of elevator. Could hear room service knocking on neighbor doors. Sheets were scratchy and there was a thin covering, not even a duvet. Hair dryer did not plug in bathroom, only room and no mirror to dry my hair. No full length mirror except in elevator! Asked to see other rooms for future, told could not choose, staff never asked how was my stay.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              The bed was very comfortable.

              There was nowhere to sit with a mirror to do make up. There was no plug sockets close enough to dry hair and see in a mirror, we had to ask housekeeping to find an extension lead. The lighting was far too dim. Appreciate that this gave a romantic ambiance but hopeless for getting ready to go out in the evening.

              • Average rating
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