Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: South Kensington 88 yards (80 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 1 miles (1.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.5 miles (7.2 km). Located in the heart of fashionable South Kensington (called south Ken locally) is the popular luxury rated Pelham Hotel. On the edge of what would be considered the most central parts of London with major attractions within walking distance. This is most definitely one of London's more swankier locations and the area has a well earned reputation for high end fashion and designer shops. You have shops all along Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road while with half a mile south is the trendy Kings Road with shops during the day and fashionable bars and restaurants at night. 3/.4 of a mile to the east is the boutique and designer label shops of Sloane Street. Just 100 yards from the Pelham hotel is the major road link of the A4 (Cromwell Road) which links directly with the M4 motorway for easy road connections to Heathrow Airport. Within 350 yards are 3 major museums, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Half a mile north of the Pelham Hotel is Hyde Park, one of London's best loved parks with many activities talking place here including horse riding and tennis. There is boating in the central Serpentine Lake on good weather days.
Other local places of interest include the Brompton Oratory (0.3 miles), Royal Geographical Society (0.5 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.5 miles), Albert Memorial (0.5 miles), Serpentine gallery (0.7 miles), Carlyles house (0.7 miles), National Army Museum (0.8 miles), Kensington Palace (0.8 miles) and Linley Sambourne House (1 mile).
Hotel in Detail:The Pelham hotel sits next to the French Embassy and opposite South Kensington tube station. A town house hotel which today has become termed a boutique hotel. The Pelham has a traditional English style but with contemporary twists. Several bus routes pass close to or outside the hotel.
Each bedroom is individually styled with unique decor. They all have an eclectic mix of antique and modern furniture along with paintings, contemporary classic prints and fabrics. All rooms come with air-conditioning, wireless internet access, flat screen television, two-line telephone with voice mail, modem point and writing desk. Beds have Frette cotton linen. Bathrooms are finished in granite and have Penhaligons toiletries.
Deluxe rooms: Contemporary English style, mini bar, personal safe. Bathrooms feature in granite, glass and oak many with double basins, separate showers.
Luxury Doubles have DVD/CD players.
King Suite: Comes with its own opulently furnished drawing room with floor to ceiling windows, a king bedroom and a bathroom fashioned from granite and oak. The suite can connect with the adjacent Deluxe Double for a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with over 1,100 square feet of elegant space.
24 hour room service for all rooms.
Bistro Fifteen and BAR 15
The Bistro restaurant, located in the basement, is light and airy (through the sash windows) with romantic candlelit dining in the evenings. The dishes are contemporary European using fresh ingredients. There is an extensive wine list and champagnes are sold by the glass.
Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 07.00 till 22.30.
BAR 15 is the place for a home made smoothie along with brunch, Vintage Afternoon Tea or Tapas in the evenings.
The hotels drawing room features wood panelling and real fireplace in a cosy atmosphere. Has internet access.
The Library is light and elegant, has a fireplace, sofas, honesty bar (spirits, wines and champagne) along with crisps and ice cream in the freezer.
There are 2 event /meeting rooms along with a private dining venue.
Onsite the Pelham Hotel has gymnasium is open 24 hours a day with cardio machines and free weights.
The hotels concierge team can assist with all your needs including local information and theatre tickets.
There is wireless internet access throughout the hotel (free).
Bedroom Numbers: 52
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Preferred chain your closest choices would be:
Franklin Hotel London: is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 92% and rates start from about £230.
The Bentley London: is 0.4 miles (0.7 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £191.
Draycott Hotel: 0.6 miles (1.0 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £150.
The Hari London: 0.8 miles (1.3 km), rated at 91% and with rates from around £209.
Branding: Part of StarHotels group.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Preferred Hotels across the chain average 90% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Preferred hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 229th from 866 London hotels, 9th of 11 Preferred Hotels, and 90th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.7 miles, 1.1 km) would be the 5 star The Marble Arch London Hotel, with base rates beginning from £162 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.
Why not choose a hotel with a higher customer satisfaction score? If that is what your after then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel is potentially a good choice for you, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (15 Cromwell Place, SW7 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. The 50 consist of 13 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 8 three star hotels (average rating 76%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Egerton House Hotel (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £152 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the Montana Hotel (3 Star, 81%) to a high of £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £223, Four Star average: £142 and Three Star average: £69.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Pelham Hotel 19th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 10th (joint) for the 13 five star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 37th of 50 (3rd of 13 five star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 16th of 48 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Egerton House Hotel was top).
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