The Bulgari Hotel London
The Bulgari Hotel London

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Bulgari Hotel - London

Rating: 5 Star Boutique √ Free WiFi √ Gym √ Spa √ Swimming Pool √
Achieved a score of 91% from 669 reviews
Rates from £502 per room
Address:
163-173 Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DW, England, UK

Hotel Vicinity:

Nearest: Tube Station: Knightsbridge 211 yards (192 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.9 miles (1.4 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.9 miles (6.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5 miles (8 km). Knightsbridge is one of the better areas in central or outer London with excellent amenities at the high end of the scale. The area borders the southern side of Hyde Park which means The Bulgari Hotel London is just yards from this huge park which also incorporates Kensington Gardens. There's more than just a park here actually with lots of sport such as tennis and horse riding available as well as the central Serpentine lake with its boats for hire. Knightsbridge a large number of trendy and chic boutique shops along with lots larger stores. Perhaps the best known of the larger departments store is the world famous Harrods which is located on Brompton Road just 300 yards from the Bulgari Hotel. There is no shortage of restaurants and bars either and the major attraction of Buckingham Palace is less than a mile away. Knightsbridge is an extension of Kensington High Street where the shops are more in line with a normal high street and notably its where you will find Kensington Palace (1.1 miles), the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. To the south is South Kensington and Chelsea, more upmarket areas with Chelsea being synonymous with the ultra trendy Kings Road. In short the area is one of the best in London surrounded by extensive amenities. For the main nightlife centred around the West End and Piccadilly you are with 1.2 miles.

Hotel in Detail:

The Bulgari hotel was a completely new building when first opened in June 2012 and is run by Ritz-Carlton. The interiors are designed by Antonio Citterio while the architects were Squire and Partners. The site was formerly the location for the Normandie Hotel which was totally demolished. Originally the new hotel was going to be called the Knightsbridge Palace Hotel.
The Bulgari Hotel is one of the new breed of "designer hotels". Featuring a restaurant, bar, spirit room, private holistic spa, 25m swimming pool and hydrotherapy steam rooms (covering 2000 sq metres). Bulgari has a history fashioned in jewellery and as such the hotel has a silver theme along with extensive use of wood and marble. The hotel even has its own smoking shop.

The hotel offers some of the largest hotel bedrooms anywhere to be found in London with a variety of views that includes Hyde Park and Knightsbridge.  The furnishing includes marbles, fine woods and unique detailing blend English style with Italian heritage. Many furnishings are exclusive to Bulgari, creating a unique intimate feel. Rich, refined Italian silk fabrics feature an elaborate floral and foliate pattern inspired by the silver Bulgari Chatelaine. The mini bar resembles a sumptuous travel trunk. Bathrooms are also larger than normal and feature freestanding baths and showers in Marquina marble and white glass.
Bedroom Amenities: Air conditioned, separate seating area, 42 inch LCD TV with connections for guest media devices, Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary wireless Internet, Iron, Desk, Carpeted Floor, Bathrobe, Slippers, Bath or Shower, Telephone, Radio, Laptop Safe Box, Tea/Coffee Maker, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Patio

Dining:
Il Ristorante: Theatrically dramatic space with its own exclusive entrance from Knightsbridge Green leading down a sweeping staircase to Il Ristorante, with three further private dining rooms, originally led by Head Chef Robbie Pepin. Evokes all the glamour of the Dolce Vita era. Sleek mahogany, beautiful fabrics and leather, the handcrafted staircase, exclusive furniture and Bulgari cutlery, everything shows off its Italian style. Serves Italian cuisine and Contemporary dishes, drawing on classic Italian traditions, using sustainably sourced fresh and seasonal produce. The menu is complemented by an impressive wine list: supreme Italian wines, other rare wines and gems, together with significant labels from France.
Serves Full English, American and continental breakfasts.
Il Bar: Inspired by the craftsmanship of Italian silversmithing. Serves light snacks and drinks, exquisite cocktails including 12 signature cocktails, French Champagne and Italian sparkling wine list, exclusive fine wines and digestifs. The theatrical bar is one-of-a-kind and was created by Italian artisans, reproducing hammered silver. The ceiling is finished in titanium; the floor, black granite; the walls, polished Sapele mahogany.
The Lounge: Moving through from the hotel entrance, past contemporary and 17th and 18th century Roman silver pieces from the private Bulgari collection, one encounters the granite-clad lounge at the Bulgari Hotel in London. Welcoming and spacious, the lounge features a honed black granite floor and a fireplace in black granite and black cortain steel. Italian-made chairs and sofas covered in special fabrics complete the contemporary look and provide an alluring, spacious context for guests and visitors as they gather to enjoy the dynamic atmosphere. The drinks and food menu from Il Bar are available both here and in Il Bar itself. The menu changes throughout the day from breakfast through to light lunches, classic English afternoon tea and antipasti in the evening to share, Italian style.

Spa and Fitness
Set over two entire floors the Spa comprises a 25m swimming pool, vitality pool, thermal experiences with ice fountains and cooling showers, relaxation room, 11 treatment rooms offering exclusive bespoke Bulgari treatments for the face and body, a fully equipped fitness centre and nail salon. There is also a private spa suite for two people with its own dressing room, steam shower and private relaxation room, treatment room and oversized hydro-massage tub and treatment room with a backdrop of spectacular green onyx. The Bulgari Spa is one of the largest in central London, and one of the most exclusive. It is very spacious yet intimate, creating a sense of tranquillity. Crafted from onyx, oak, Vicenza stone and Italian glass mosaics, the Spa blends a contemporary Italian design ethos with the dramatic visual heritage of Bulgari.

Other services include a private cinema, personal shopper, personal trainer, babysitting, luxury car rental, in-room check-in, assistance with packing and unpacking, parking garage. All rooms non-smoking.
24-Hour Front Desk, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Luggage Storage, Allergy-Free Room Available, All Public and Private spaces Air Conditioned.

Bedroom Numbers: 85 / 6 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)-
Check-out: Noon

Parking:

Private parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.

Internet:

Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% 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.
Milesfaster ranking: 229th from 866 London hotels, and 90th of 131 five star rated hotels.
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Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.7 miles, 1.1 km) would be the 5 star The Arch Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £240 and which has a 98% guest satisfaction rating. The Arch Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the The Marble Arch London Hotel. 0.7 miles from the Bulgari Hotel London (1.1 km), has scored 80% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £162.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair seems like a possible option, it's only 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from here. The Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.

Local hotels analysed:

The 50 hotels nearest to this location (171 Knightsbridge, SW7 postcode) that we list cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. They include 34 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 13 four star hotels (average rating 81%) and 3 three star hotels (average rating 57%). Of the local hotels the highest rated are Egerton House Hotel (5 star), the Lanesborough Hotel London (5 star), the Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane (5 star) and the Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair (5 star) (all 4 are joint top with 99%).
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals.
Of the 51 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for 49 of them. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £299 per night. They range from a low of £67 at Tophams Hotel Belgravia (3 Star, 57%) to a high of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 98%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £357, Four Star average: £170 and Three Star average: £92.
Summary:
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Bulgari Hotel London 11th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 10th (joint) for the 34 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 48th of 49 (32nd of 33 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 44th of 45 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Egerton House Hotel was top).
Awards:
Conde Nast Traveller:
2016: 2nd in UK for best spa.
Amenities
air-conditioned
LCD TV
phone
desk
en-suite
room service
restaurant
bar
lounge
concierge
meeting rooms
gym
swimming pool

Bulgari Hotel Knightsbridge - Locality Information

Districts Close by:

Knightsbridge, South Kensington, Hyde Park Corner, Chelsea

Nearest Major Airports:

London City Airport (9.2 miles, 14.7 km), Heathrow Airport (12.7 miles, 20.4 km), Gatwick Airport (23.6 miles, 38.1 km), Luton Airport (27.7 miles, 44.5 km), Stansted Airport (32.4 miles, 52.2 km)

Nearest Tube Stops:

Knightsbridge (0.1 miles, 0.2 km), Hyde Park Corner (0.5 miles, 0.8 km), South Kensington (0.7 miles, 1.1 km), Gloucester Road (0.7 miles, 1.1 km)



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