Hotel in Detail:Each of the Knightsbridge Hotel bedrooms has its own individual decor in a modern English style (designed by Kit Kemp). Colours range from bold to neutral. All have their own bathrooms finished in granite and oak and with deep cast iron baths and top brand toiletries. In-room is WiFi internet access, air-conditioning, safe, dual line telephone with voicemail and data point, minibar, DVD/CD player, radio, flat screen television and writing desk. Room configurations include a range of suites.
Each room has access to the 24 hour in-room dining service. This is in place of a hotel restaurant and lists extensive options for all times of the day along with a wine list. Room service can also be enjoyed in the hotels Drawing Room and Library which are to be found on the ground floor. They are both open to guests only and a feature a real wood burning French sandstone fireplace and original works of British art. The Drawing room uses earthy colours to give an African feel. The Library is more subdued in feel with neutral colours.
Full air-conditioned throughout the Knightsbridge hotel has valet and concierge services and offers a guest DVD library.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Knightsbridge 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.8 miles (1.3 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 4 miles (6.4 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5 miles (8 km).
The Knightsbridge Hotel London is located in an affluent and upmarket area and in a central situation. Although the SW3 postcode normally means its the area of Chelsea, this part of SW3 is slightly north of Chelsea in an section known locally as Brompton and part of the Knightsbridge shopping district. Beaufort Gardens is a small side turning (lined with trees) and being a dead end means there is no through traffic reducing the noise sometimes experienced along the major roads. Walk to the end of Beaufort Gardens and you are on the major shopping road of Brompton Road. Turn to your right and within 150 yards is the internationally known Harrods department store which is a huge building nestled between smaller shops and boutiques. Turn to your left and within 250 yards on the right hand side is the Brompton Oratory, the second largest Catholic church in London and which dates back to 1884. The very central areas and London's' West End (major nightlife area, Piccadilly Circus) is to the east of the hotel. At around 1 and half miles form the hotel and a little too far to walk but just a few minutes by taxi or 3 stops from Knightsbridge tube station (walking distance at 1/3rd of a mile from the hotel). Perhaps the best feature of this part of the capital is that Hyde Park is just 600 yards to the north. This is the southern edge of the park and where wellington barracks is located which is home to the Household Calvary (they guard the queen and Buckingham Palace). Being a mounted regiment they are often to be seen either excising their horses in the park or on their way to the Palace (1 mile). Sloane Street with its chic boutiques and designer shops is 0.2 miles to the east and the Kings Road, Chelsea is half a mile to the south. Other local places of interest include the Victoria and Albert Museum (0.3 miles), Science Museum (0.4 miles), Albert Memorial (0.5 miles), Natural History Museum (0.5 miles) and the Royal Albert Hall (0.6 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 44
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.55 out of 5 by 972 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 480 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 116 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 492 reviews)
Parking:Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs £55 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Firmdale chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Number Sixteen Hotel: is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 91% and rates start from about £222.
Ham Yard Hotel: is 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £378.
Haymarket Hotel: 1.6 miles (2.5 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £294.
Soho Hotel (The): 1.7 miles (2.7 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £354.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Firmdale Hotels across the chain average 93% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Firmdale hotels.
Below average for a Firmdale hotel but still a hotel to consider. The hotel remains better rated than most London hotels and additionally ranks above the average guest rating for 5 star hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 865 London hotels, 4th of 8 Firmdale Hotels, and 54th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 5 star Belmond Cadogan, where rates start from £552 and which has a 98% guest satisfaction rating. The Belmond Cadogan also offers: free WiFi, a gym.
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star 41 Hotel ticks many of the right boxes, it's only 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from here. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (10 Beaufort Gardens, SW3 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 31 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 14 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 5 three star hotels (average rating 66%). Overall the best rated hotel are Egerton House Hotel (5 star), the Lanesborough Hotel London (5 star), the Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 star) and the Goring Hotel (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide.
Of the nearest fifty hotels we have base rates for 49 of them. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £248 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) while the highest base rates are £752 at Bulgari Hotel London (5 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £308, Four Star average: £157 and Three Star average: £81.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Knightsbridge Hotel 9th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 8th (joint) for the 31 five star hotels in the area. 31st of 49 (12th of 30 five star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 11th of 43 when judging value for money (Eden Plaza Hotel was top).