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Review: Blakes [London]

Situated in and around the heart of some of London’s best eateries and restaurants, London’s Blakes Hotel becomes our next stop-off as we deliver some of the best boutique and Luxury Locations this Summer 2018.

A stone throws away from London’s National History Museum, Blake’s take prime location for those wanting to take a quick stroll around in its surrounding areas from Sloane Square, Chelsea, and neighbouring Belgravia, or for those who just need a little privacy, Blakes offers a world away from the bustling life of London’s busy tourist hubs whilst being nestled in its centre.

Created by designer-hotelier-restaurateur Anouska Hempel, behind the minimalist Hempel Hotel and chic Amsterdam counterpart, Blakes London situated in the heart of Kensington seems to offer something in between. The hotel offers classic and eclectic interiors from cleaner lined rooms like our Parisian double equipped with ensuite marble floor to wall tiling to more elaborate décor themed suites some might find overwhelming yet magical.

Hempel design scheme seems informed by the hotels Prime London location, the mixed culture and vibrant heart of the city come to the forefront when speaking to the millennial staff, but service does not falter here. Staff seem at ease with their international crowd and being a native Italian speaker, this came at no crutch to their service. The reception area, for instance, is quaint but dominated in rich tones throughout the service areas. The Bar, The Restaurant, like many of the rooms are a palette of Art Deco, from dark wooden frames with accents of gold to its kitsch, bohemian styled courtyard where we enjoyed an exemplary breakfast.

What we would advise is opting for a more elaborate room to really dive into the design of this couture hotel and making the most of this little gem.

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