Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Hyde Park Corner 299 yards (273 metres), Railway Station: London Victoria 0.5 miles (0.8 km), DLR Station: Tower Gateway 3.4 miles (5.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 5.5 miles (8.8 km). The Halkin Hotel is located in central London in the exclusive area of Belgravia close to Hyde Park Corner and many national Embassies in Belgrave Square. Close to Victoria Station which is home to the Gatwick Express which goes non-stop out to Gatwick Express. Almost opposite the hotel is the grounds of Buckingham Palace although its walled of at this point. Surrounded by chic shopping at nearby Sloane Street, Knightsbridge and Kings Road, Chelsea. Just 400 yards from Hyde Park with its large open spaces and boating weather permitting on the Serpentine Lake. Other nearby attractions include Buckingham Palace (0.5 miles), Harrods Department Store (0.5 miles), St James's Palace (0.7 miles), Oxford Street (0.9 miles), Albert Memorial (0.9 miles), Natural History and Science Museums (1 mile).
Hotel in Detail:Chic and modern (contemporary Italian design), elegant and glamorous the Halkin hotel has its own individuality. A place where the staff are dressed in Giorgio Armani suits and is located in a relatively quiet side street off from the busy Grosvenor Place. Interiors have floor to ceiling doors.
Each floor and bedroom is individually decorated. They share the same heritage of being the work of Italian designer Edith Leschke and use a combination of taupe, cream and beige in their decor within the light and airy interiors. Windows have leather-bordered taffeta curtains.
Bedroom amenities include Hairdryer, Electronic safe, Minibar, Individually controlled air conditioning and temperature, CD/DVD Jukebox, Two dual line telephones, Modem points, Voice mail, Private fax/printer with designated number, UK and US desktop powerpoints 110/220 volt, High speed Internet access, Interactive satellite TV (Sony, with plasma screens in suites) with movies on demand, CDs, Touch-screen console for controlling the lighting or calling the butler call or requesting the room to be made up (it evens activates a do not disturb sign).
Beds have 100% Egyptian cotton linen with fine goosedown duvets and pillows.
Each guest room has an all Marble bathroom with top brand toiletries and Anti-mist bathroom mirrors (most have a separate walk-in Shower).
Room service is 24 hours. Maid service everyday with turndown each evening.
King Double: 27 to 33sq metres,
King Superior: 34 to 38sq metres
Deluxe: 45sq metres. Open plan corner rooms.
Studio Suite: 47sq metres. Separate dressing area.
Belgravia Suite: up to 58sq metres.
Conservatory Suite: 64sq metres. Located on third and fourth floors. They have separate dining and living areas with conservatory-style windows.
Dining Options:The Halkin hotel restaurant is the Basque restaurant, “Ametsa with Arzak Instruction”. The interior was designed by London-based Ab Rogers Design, who took inspiration from the raw aesthetic of the original Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. The focal point isthe wave-like ceiling, created from 7,000 glass receptacles filled with spices. Other highlights include an oak floor laid at a 30-degree angle and lacquered walls that create a calm, light-filled interior. The restaurant pairs the earthy flavours and techniques of Spain's Basque region with modern twists featuring locally-sourced and organic produce from land and sea.
The Halkin Bar, next to the lobby area, provides an afternoon tea menu as well as cocktails. The intimate space also offers a relaxed, all-day dining menu featuring Western classics and impeccably crafted comfort food including pasta, steak, salads and sandwiches. The bar is casual, relaxed and welcoming to those just dropping in.
Complimentary WiFi is accessible in the public areas and bedrooms.
Other services available include laundry, dry cleaning, free shoe shine and currency exchange.
hotel is wheelchair accessible.
The Halkin Hotel has its own private gymnasium where a trainer and yoga teacher can be requested. Fully equipped with high tech machines such as treadmills, a cross trainer and bikes along with free weights.
Open from 06.00 am until 22.00. Other hours can be requested. Hotel guests also have access to COMO Shambhala Urban Escape at the Metropolitan London. An Asian-inspired spa a five-minute walk or in-room treatment is available.
Bedroom Numbers: 41
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (express option)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Leading chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Lanesborough Hotel London: is 207 yards (189 metres) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 99% and rates start from about £572.
Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane: is 424 yards (387 metres) from here, earns a customer rating of 99% and base rates begin at about £590.
Belmond Cadogan: 0.4 miles (0.7 km), rated at 80%.
Ritz Hotel London: 0.6 miles (1.0 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £445.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 98% 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.
Leading Hotels have an average guest rating of 92%. The Halkin Hotel with its rating of 98% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Leading hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 23rd from 866 London hotels, 3rd of 11 Leading Hotels, and 16th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 5 star Wellesley Hotel Knightsbridge, whose lowest rates start at about £435 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Wellesley Hotel Knightsbridge also offers: free WiFi.
As the Halkin Hotel is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) away. Rates start from around £305 and is rated by guests at 88%. The Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel has: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Lord Milner Belgravia. 0.5 miles away (0.8 km), has scored 82% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £107.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star 41 Hotel seems like it might fit the bill. The 41 Hotel is only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) away. The 41 Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 51 hotels nearest to this location (Halkin Street, SW1 postcode) that we list cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. They include 31 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 15 four star hotels (average rating 84%) and 4 three star hotels (average rating 63%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is 41 Hotel (5 star) at 100%.
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.
For the nearest 50 hotels in the area we have base rate data on 49 of them. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £308 per night. They range from a low of £67 at Tophams Hotel Belgravia (3 Star, 54%) 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: £390, Four Star average: £177 and Three Star average: £89.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Halkin Hotel 5th (joint) of the 51 local hotels and 5th (joint) for the 31 five star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 31st of 49 (12th of 30 five star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 4th of 45 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Goring Hotel was top).
London Hotel Awards:
2007: Gold status for best small hotel
2005: Gold award for best small hotel
Zagat Guide 2007: Best Thai in London: Nahm