Hotel Vicinity:Nearest Tube Station: Gloucester Road 0.1 miles (0.2 km), Railway Station: Kensington Olympia 1.3 miles (2 km), Motorway Junction: M4 junction 1: 4.2 miles (6.7 km). The Bentley London is located between South Kensington and Earls Court in a semi residential section of the area. Although between two very busy main roads (Cromwell Road and Old Brompton Road) this location gives something of a secluded feel from the busy surrounding areas. The Cromwell Road is part of the much longer A4 dual carriageway and is actually the main arterial route for road traffic into west and central London. It links up with Heathrow airport which can be driven in around 30 minutes . Other popular shopping districts within easy reach are Kensington High Street (0.6 miles), Kings Road, Chelsea (0.7 miles) and Knightsbridge (home to Harrods department store)(1 mile). The major exhibition centre of Earls Court is just 0.6 miles to the west of the hotel. One of London's major features is the River Thames that splits the city in two. Its banks make for a great walk or scenic areas where you can view the passing boats or even take a river boat trip yourself. Its less than a mile to the nearest point of the River along and you van take a River bus form Chelsea or Cadogan pier. Other local places of interest include the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (all grouped together)(0.4 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.6 miles), Linley Sambourne House (0.7 miles), Brompton Oratory (London's second largest Catholic church) (0.8 miles) and Kensington Palace (0.8 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Bentley London Hotel lavishly incorporates six hundred tonnes of marble from Turkey, Italy and Africa as well as intricate mosaic designs throughout the property.
Bedrooms are all air-conditioned and feature silk covered walls, exquisite designs, materials and colours with an elegant and classic style. Average room size is 30-35 square metres.
In-room technology is evident in each room with wireless Internet access and a fully interactive audio visual system with infra red keyboards. Other facilities include dual line touch screen ISDN phone with voicemail, interactive satellite TV with movie and music library, DVD player, internet radio, in-room safe, private bar and writing desk. The rooms are also furnished with a 2 seater sofa and an armchair.
All luxury bathrooms are lavishly decorated in marble and complete with Whirlpool/Jacuzzi baths and walk-in showers, toiletries, phone, robes and slippers.
Connecting rooms available. The hotel has a twice daily maid service. Room service is available 24 hours. On request the hotel will supply your very own private butler.
The Bentley has twenty five suites measuring 50 - 250 square metres. Each is individually decorated and furnished including antiques and paintings. Suites with steam bath available.
Dining Options:Peridot Restaurant: Naturally lit setting with plenty of sunshine (when the weather permits!) and a brasserie style restaurant. This is where the hotel serves its traditional afternoon tea (chocolate and Champagne options) with pastries and cakes freshly prepared onsite. Opening hours: 07.00 till 17.00, serves breakfast, light lunch and dinner, Cuisine styles: international, national, vegetarian.
1880 Restaurant: Award winning Grazing menu and fine dining restaurant in a grand and opulent basement stetting. International wine list (voted top ten by Evening Standard) with A La Carte dining. Opening hours: 18:00 till 22:30 (closed Sundays and Mondays), serves dinner, Cuisine styles: international, national, vegetarian.
Malachite: Adjacent to 180 restaurant. Cocktail lounge serving classic cocktails, signature martinis, long drinks and an excellent range of superior drinks. Resident pianist. Also serves a bar menu. The bar also has some private booths. Open from 18.00.
There are also three meeting rooms with capacity for up to 60 delegates.
The hotel has a full 24 hour Concierge service for the assistance of guests in all maters. On request guest can make sue of the personal shopper service.
There is a health and beauty spa, the Le Kalon Spa, where a range of treatments (including massages) are available. The complex also includes a Turkish Bath (Hamam), fully equipped gymnasium (comprehensive range of aerobic conditioning equipment and free weights) and a sauna. Open 10.00 till 19.00.
A 24 hour business centre is available for hotel guests.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 78% and the average for 5 star hotels is 88%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Prefered Hotels across the chain average 86% so this hotel is rated as average when compared to other Prefered hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 208th from 802 London hotels, 7th of 13 Prefered Hotels, and 73rd of 111 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 5 star Blakes Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £228 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Blakes Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a spa.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Royal Garden Hotel. 0.7 miles from here (1.2 km), has been rated at 87% by past guests and has rates from around £162.
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 5 Star Milestone Hotel & Apartments may well be of interest to you, it's only 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here. The Milestone Hotel & Apartments has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotel around this area (27-33 Harrington Gardens, SW7 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.4 miles (0.7 km) radius. They are made up of 4 five star hotels (average rating 82%), 30 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 70%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 76%). Top rated of the local hotel is the Ampersand Hotel (4 star) at 93%.
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotel starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide.
For the fifty local hotel we hold base rate data on 48 of them. The average base rate for all the areas hotel is £99 per night. From a low of £39 at Westbury Hotel Kensington (3 Star, 66%) and the highest rates top out at £228 at Blakes Hotel (5 Star, 82%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £152, Four Star average: £108, Three Star average: £57 and Two Star average: £55.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotel based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank The Bentley London 11th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 2nd for the 4 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotel this hotel is 44th of 48 (2nd of 4 five star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 10th of 48 of all the closest hotel in terms of value for money (Hotel Indigo London Kensington was top).
The hotel is above the average 5 star hotel rating for the surrounding area despite being below the average for London.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Prefered chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Hotel Xenia: is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 87% and rates start from about £123.
The Exhibitionist Hotel: is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 71% and base rates begin at about £172.
Draycott Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.7 km), rated at 93% and with rates from around £186.
Lancaster London Hotel: 1.4 miles (2.2 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £116.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs £14.99 per hour.
Bedroom Numbers:64 / 7 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Past Names: Formerly a Kempinski branded hotel till 2008 (from 2004) (the Bentley Kempinski Hotel).
History:Was part of the extended Hilton Family Hotels (as the Waldorf Astoria Collection) until April 2014.
The building was first constructed in 1880. Became part of the Hilton Group in October 2008 and added to the luxury Waldorf-Astoria collection on 12th March 2009.