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 90% from 642 reviews
Rates from £502 per room
163-173 Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1DW, England, UK

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

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.

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.
Bedroom Numbers: 85 / 6 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)-
Check-out: Noon
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.5 out of 5 by 642 past guests
>>> (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 103 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 120 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4.5 out of 5 from 539 reviews)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and charges are applicable.


WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% 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.
Milesfaster ranking: 223rd from 865 London hotels, and 90th of 133 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 5 star Capital Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £255 and which has an 88% guest satisfaction rating. The Capital Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Draycott Hotel. 0.6 miles away (1.0 km), gaining a satisfaction rating of 90% from its past guests with base rates starting at about £185 (theres free WiFi too).
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Egerton House Hotel seems like it might fit the bill. The Egerton House Hotel is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. The Egerton House Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, 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 36 five star hotels (average rating 90%), 12 four star hotels (average rating 81%) and 3 three star hotels (average rating 58%). 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), the 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 star) and the Goring Hotel (5 star) (all 5 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. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £301 per night. They range from a low of £67 at Tophams Hotel Belgravia (3 Star, 61%) to a high of £1000 at 45 Park Lane Hotel (5 Star, 99%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £355, Four Star average: £165 and Three Star average: £92.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Bulgari Hotel London 14th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 12th (joint) for the 36 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 49th of 50 (34th of 35 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 43rd of 43 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Egerton House Hotel was top).
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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)