Hotel Overview: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 from here. 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.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 5 star Blakes Hotel, where rates start from £215 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating. The Blakes Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a spa.
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).