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Blakes secret courtyard is now re-designed by the internationally renowned Matthew Williamson. A peaceful oasis with lush, leafy plants, tall tree ferns that are at the same time handsome and bold in their stature. Eclectically styled furniture painted in mind green, the garden convey a mediterranean alfresco lifestyle for teas and late night cocktails.
Located in fashionable South Kensington, Blakes is justly famous for its stunning design, elegance and dedicated service. A personal statement about what design can achieve, every detail is carefully constructed to provide the ideal blend of colour, texture and atmosphere in this unique boutique hotel. Its uncompromising stand on privacy has made it the London base for film stars, musicians and all the top designers, earning its reputation as The "Couture" Hotel.
Each room at Anouska Hempel's boutique hotel has its own style, but all are inspired by various far-off lands such as Russia, India, Greece and Turkey. The refined rooms are furnished with unique antiques and rich fabrics. Each room has 24-hour room service and a beautifully styled bathroom and many of them feature an elegant four-poster bed and original artwork.
All accommodations include wireless and wired high-speed Internet access, iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. 42-inch plasma televisions are equipped with premium satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer bathrobes, hair dryers, and slippers. Additional amenities available on request include in-room massages and wake-up calls.
- High Speed Internet
- 24 Hour Front Desk
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Business Center
- Laundry and Valet Services
- Safe Deposit Box
- Valet Parking
Blakes Restaurant re-design in the heart of Kensington and now brings with it the finest Mediterranean influenced menu based around the freshest wild ingredients.
The intimate 57 seat restaurant with an adjoining bar was inspired by Anouska Hempel’s vision of a beautiful old fashioned steamer sailing up the Bosphorus, evoking the travelling spirit that she has always had. The elegant, eclectic and ethnic atmosphere of the restaurant is reflected through the accessories, furniture and artefacts that were found all over the world by Anouska Hempel herself over the many years of her far flung travels. The restaurant exudes luxury with imagination; fine living with a sense of theatre and panache.
The menu offers a selection of carefully crafted dishes with a variety of choice from the classics to a specially designed ‘Healthy’ menu for Londoners on the go who can choose from a selection of breakfast dishes such as chai seeds & coconut cream pudding and almond tapioca pearls with pineapple & hazelnut. The all day and dinner menus, with an optional wine pairing curation, further examine the restaurant’s dedication to offering its customers dishes made with seasonal, wild ingredients that vary from free range charcoal grilled chicken with rosemary, grilled dover sole with Amalfi lemon and black cod with courgette flower, miso & tahini.
Blakes Bar epitomises decadence and comfort with its soft furnishings and ornate design. Tucked underneath the Blakes Hotel entrance, the bar will offer a one-of-a-kind experience of exclusivity and privacy making it the ideal spot for anyone to relax undetected. Transcend into a sophisticated world where East meets West, where you can enjoy an array of unique fusion cocktails like Tokyo Drift, Chai Tea Martini & Roland Garden.
On any given night, the music can be a mix of ’70s rock and ’80s alternative mixed in with the latest releases, everything from the Stones to Jamie Jones. On varying evenings music at Blakes Bar will include live sets from the piano to world renowned DJ’s.
Cancellation policy varies between rate types.
Cancellation and guarantee policies may vary by rate and room type and full details can be found once you proceed to the next step. Fees and any applicable deposits may not include tax and are subject to change, please inspect the price breakdown once you have selected a room. Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Any special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guranteed and may incur additional charges.
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About the Location
Blakes Hotel is situated amidst the trendy restaurants and bars of South Kensington, and many of the fabulous tourist sites that central London has to offer are within easy reach. The hotel is close to London Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. Also nearby are Stamford Bridge Stadium and Saatchi Gallery. South Kensington and Gloucester Road London Tube Stations can be reached with a 10-minute walk.
Points of interest
- Royal Albert Hall
- London Natural History Museum
- Saatchi Gallery
- Kensington Gardens
- Hyde Park