The Capital Hotel London  5 stars

22-24, Basil St, Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom, SW3 1AT  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This family-run hotel is close to Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Sloane Street's boutiques. It has a renowned New French restaurant run by chef Eric Chavot. There are traditional rooms with Egyptian cotton bedding and marble bathrooms. There are also serviced apartments attached and they are all good choices.

Verified Reviews:

  • Breakfast was excellent - Within walking distance of wonderful restaurants - Staff was outstanding
  • Bathrooms were marble and done well - Food was very good - 25 metres from the tube
  • Rooms are very small - Service was welcoming - Amenities were top-notch
  • Room was very comfortable - Air-conditioning came in very useful - Bathroom was large - Wi-fi
  • Staff is very helpful - Rooms are well decorated - Great location
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out


In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Nestled in London's heart, the five-star Capital Hotel & Apartments has all the best shops of Knightsbridge in the immediate vicinity.

This traditional hotel boasts of a private parking and internet access.

All 49 elegant rooms feature king-size beds from Savoir with hand-stitched mattresses.

The hotel has an award-winning restaurant, bar and afternoon tea is also served.

Knightsbridge Underground is within a minute walking.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   49.

City Center London - 1.6 mi
Airports London City Airport (LCY) - 9.1 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 12.9 mi
Train Stations Victoria Station - 4600 ft, Paddington Station - 1.3 mi
Underground stations Sloane Square - 3300 ft, Knightsbridge - 700 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Petrus (cuisine: European) - 1100 ft, Outlaw's at The Capital (cuisine: Seafood) - 100 ft
Beaches Shell Beach - 1.5 mi, Rushy Bay - 1.5 mi


All rooms are traditional and spacious and feature hand stitched mattresses, indulgent linen, oversized bathrobes, antique furniture, radio and the interactive TV system with satellite channels, marble bathrooms.

Suites are packed with hand-stitched mattresses and the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen.

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

Dining options

An express breakfast includes a hot drink of your choice, morning pastry and toast with home-made

jam and marmalade available at price GBP 7.95.

A continental breakfast is available at price GBP 13.95.

A full English breakfast includes two eggs (fried, scrambled or poached), bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and toast - all are served at price GBP 9.95.

Le Metro Brasserie offers regional cuisine and afternoon tea available at 3pm – 6pm on Monday – Sunday.

Capital Restaurant is a legendary dining venue where you can sample a true British cuisine.

Capital Bar offers a choice of various drinks like vodka, cognac and whiskey. An afternoon tea is available from 2.30pm.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 16 per person per night. 


The conference rooms can accommodate up to 40 persons and feature AV equipment for a successful meeting.

A business center is also available.

Wired internet is available in public areas.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 5 per 24 hours.

Additional features

Babysitting is possible on request.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 40 per day.

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Premium bedding
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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All rooms are traditional and spacious and feature hand stitched mattresses, indulgent linen, oversized bathrobes, antique furniture, radio and the interactive TV system with satellite channels, marble bathrooms.

Suites are packed with hand-stitched mattresses and the finest Egyptian cotton bed linen.

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

Classic Room
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The Capital Hotel London Classic Room
Bed type: King or Twin beds or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 270 sq. feet

Comfortable room with traditional interior comprises a sleeping zone, work desk and private bathroom.

Room facilities
    Deluxe Room
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    The Capital Hotel London Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Single beds or Double Bed
    Size: 360 sq. feet

    Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

    Room facilities
      Junior Suite
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      The Capital Hotel London Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 465 sq. feet

      Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Two Bedroom Suite
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        The Capital Hotel London Two Bedroom Suite

        The suite includes two two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen and dining area, private entrance with video entry phone and security access.

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        The Capital Hotel London Apartment
        The Capital Hotel London Apartment
        The Capital Hotel London Apartment

        This suite comprises a spacious lounge, a cozy bedroom, a fully fitted kitchen and a contemporary bathroom.

        The Capital Hotel London LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Harrods, a luxurious department store is within five minutes on foot

        Harvey Nichols, a shopping opportunity is also a five-minute walk

        Sloane Street is a popular shopping thoroughfare that is located within five minutes walking

        Hyde Park, one of the largest city's parks is a five-minute walk

        Harrod's, 100 m, a famous upmarket department store in Brompton Road

        Harrods Food Halls, 100 m, part of the world famous department store

        Sloane Street, 300 m, a fashionable shopping street

        Tourist attractions
        • 400 ft
        • Crane Kalman Gallery
          1700 ft
        • Clarges Gallery
          2700 ft
        • Campbell's Art Gallery
          3300 ft
        Places of interest
        Sport related
        Shopping areas
        • Science Museum IMAX Cinema
          2700 ft
        • The Saatchi Gallery
          3300 ft
        Food and meals
        • Hard Rock Cafe London
          3000 ft
        Underground stations

        Local Attractions

        • National Army Museum
          5000 ft
          Royal Hospital Road, London
        • Spencer House
          1.0 mi
          27 St. James's Place, London
        • Westminster Cathedral
          1.0 mi
          42 Francis Street, London
        • Mayfair
          1.0 mi
        • Clarence House
          1.0 mi
          St. James's Palace, London

        Near the hotel

        • Harrods
          600 ft
          87-135 Brompton Road, London
        • Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial
          500 ft
          Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
        • Ripley's Believe It or Not!
          1400 ft
          The London Pavilion, London
        • Victoria and Albert Museum
          2700 ft
          Cromwell Road, London
        • Italian Cultural Institute
          2200 ft
          39 Belgrave Square, London
        • Science Museum
          3000 ft
          Exhibition Road, London
        • Marble Arch
          2800 ft
          Marble Arch, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London W1H, London

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Petrus

          84% likes this, based on 1829 reviews
          Cuisine: European

          1100 ft
          1 Kinnerton Street

          Phone: 020 7592 1609

        • Outlaw's at The Capital

          77% likes this, based on 132 reviews
          Cuisine: Seafood
          Price Range: USD 39 - USD 54

          100 ft
          22 Basil Street

          Phone: +44 (0)20 7589 5171

        • Zuma Restaurant

          80% likes this, based on 663 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 223

          500 ft
          5 Raphael Street

          Phone: +44 0207 5841010

        • Metro, Le

          60% likes this, based on 34 reviews
          Cuisine: European, British
          Price Range: USD 2 - USD 67

          100 ft
          28 Basil Street

          Phone: +44 (0)20 7589 6286

        • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

          72% likes this, based on 1384 reviews
          Cuisine: British

          1000 ft
          66 Knightsbridge

          Phone: 020-7201-3833

        Getting there.

        Heathrow Airport is within 25.4km or 40 minutes driving.

        Gatwick Airport is less than 54km away or an hour driving.

        London City Airport is within 17.5km or 40 minutes driving.

        Getting around.

        Knightsbridge Underground is within a minute walking.

        Victoria Train Station is seven minutes away.

        Paddington Train Station is about 20 minutes away.

        St. Pancras (Eurostar) is about 17 minutes away.

        Private parking costs GBP 30 per day.

        The Capital Hotel London Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Capital Hotel London

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 46 reviews

        Rating by category:


        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends

          Tasteful and comfortable - friendly staff

          1) Having to pay for WiFi 2) 5% service charge for the room 3)lack of tea-maiking facilities in the room (The first two are small and simply gave a sense of being milked - a sort of budget approach which, although I tend to approve of Ryanair's use of it, didn't fit with what I expected from this kind of hotel.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          They don't have modren water mixers in the sinks in the bathos they use the old type.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          My wife and I enjoyed the position of the hotel, quiet but very central to the shopping we enjoy, also the standard of the cuisine was excellent, beautifully presented and very tasty. Shall visit again.

          Our bedroom was in need of a makeover to improve the facilities and appearance.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          good location, good restaurant and bar, nice style

          rooms are small and very old fashioned

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          we had street view off harrods christmas parade it was brillant grand children loved it

          i would have liked to see a tea /coffee tray in room all hotels we have stayed at have this

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          Greta Location, Very Quiet,

          Poorly and wrongly decorated, Very expencive for its worth,

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The room we stayed in was looking rather tired, it was not as good as the rooms we had had on our last two visits

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The staff are friendly and professional and the hotel is small enough to feel 'at home'. The rooms are comfortable and what pleasure to have proper hangers in the wardrobe and a hairdryer that is not fastened to the desk drawer! The location is great for shopping - between Harrods and Harvey Nicks - and it's not too noisy at night.

          I noticed a couple of things that I would change/improve (such as the net curtains are not on a rail so if you open the window, you can't pull back the nets and there is no magnifying mirror in the bathroom), but nothing serious enough to stop me from staying there again.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          excellent attentive staff at all times whether at front door or dining room

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We were dissapointed with the old bathrooms and toilets which had seperate cold and hot water fauccits which was difficult to use and impractical . also the location of the toilet seats next to the walls made it difficult to use the toilets . The shower was old and in need of renovation . Being a member of Small Luxury hotels of the world , we expected the hotel to have better bathroom facilities . We reduced our stay to one night instead of four and moved to another hotel which costed more .

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          This is a quiet, discreet hotel in a fabulous location. The staff are excellent and very helpful.

          The rooms feel a little cramped (too much furniture in a small space perhaps?)

          • Average rating
        • Single

          No gym facility within the Hotel itself

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The warm friendly but competent service of all staff. Nothing was too much trouble.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Beautiful hotel - very friendly and helpful staff had a wonderful time. Excellent restaurant amazing food.

          • Average rating
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