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.

Overview

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.

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

Rooms

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. 

Work

The conference rooms include AV equipment.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 12 per 24 hours.

Leisure

Japanese Garden is available near the hotel.

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Facilities

General
  • 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
Internet

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.

Services
  • 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 facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Connecting rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Cordless phone
  • Direct dial telephone
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 am

Check-Out

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 a crib. 
  • 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

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.

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Blakes Luxury Double Room
Bed type: 1 King or 1 Queen Bed or Double 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.

Room facilities
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    Blakes Double Room Directors Double
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    Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed
    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.

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

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

        Blakes LocationWhat's nearby

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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
        Amusement
        • Cineworld
          1000 ft
        • The Mediatheque
          1700 ft
        • Cinema Lumiere
          1700 ft
        Museums
        • The Dana Centre
          2300 ft
        • Natural History Museum
          2300 ft
        • Victoria And Albert Museum
          2700 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
          1700 ft
        Galleries
        • R B S Gallery
          700 ft
        Underground stations
        • Gloucester Road
          1700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Harrods
          1.0 mi
          87-135 Brompton Road, London
        • Ripley's Believe It or Not!
          1.0 mi
          The London Pavilion, London
        • Battersea Park Children's Zoo
          1.0 mi
          Albert Bridge Road, London
        • Kensington Palace
          1.1 mi
          The Broad Walk, London
        • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
          1.1 mi
          Hyde Park, London

        Near the hotel

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

        7.8
        out of 10
        Excellent
        Based on 14 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        9.0
        Value
        8.0
        Rooms
        7.1
        Service
        8.5
        Dining
        10.0

        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
            6.6
        • Older travelers

          not very much at all

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

          • Average rating
            5.0
        • 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
            4.6
        • Single

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

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Older travelers

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

          some of the beautiful furniture and design needs to be refurbished

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Couple

          Style

          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
            6.0
        • 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
            3.8
        • 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
            5.8
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