Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 246 yards (224 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4 miles (6.4 km). The Bentley London is located between South Kensington and Earls Court in a semi residential section of the area. Although between two very busy main roads (Cromwell Road and Old Brompton Road) this location gives something of a secluded feel from the busy surrounding areas. The Cromwell Road is part of the much longer A4 dual carriageway and is actually the main arterial route for road traffic into west and central London. It links up with Heathrow airport which can be driven in around 30 minutes . Other popular shopping districts within easy reach are Kensington High Street (0.6 miles), Kings Road, Chelsea (0.7 miles) and Knightsbridge (home to Harrods department store)(1 mile). The major exhibition centre of Earls Court is just 0.6 miles to the west of the hotel. One of London's major features is the River Thames that splits the city in two. Its banks make for a great walk or scenic areas where you can view the passing boats or even take a river boat trip yourself. Its less than a mile to the nearest point of the River along and you van take a River bus form Chelsea or Cadogan pier. Other local places of interest include the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (all grouped together)(0.4 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.6 miles), Linley Sambourne House (0.7 miles), Brompton Oratory (London's second largest Catholic church) (0.8 miles) and Kensington Palace (0.8 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Bentley London Hotel lavishly incorporates six hundred tonnes of marble from Turkey, Italy and Africa as well as intricate mosaic designs throughout the property.
Bedrooms are all air-conditioned and feature silk covered walls, exquisite designs, materials and colours with an elegant and classic style. Average room size is 30-35 square metres.
In-room technology is evident in each room with wireless Internet access and a fully interactive audio visual system with infra red keyboards. Other facilities include dual line touch screen ISDN phone with voicemail, interactive satellite TV with movie and music library, DVD player, internet radio, in-room safe, private bar and writing desk. The rooms are also furnished with a 2 seater sofa and an armchair.
All luxury bathrooms are lavishly decorated in marble and complete with Whirlpool/Jacuzzi baths and walk-in showers, toiletries, phone, robes and slippers.
Connecting rooms available. The hotel has a twice daily maid service. Room service is available 24 hours. On request the hotel will supply your very own private butler.
The Bentley has twenty five suites measuring 50 - 250 square metres. Each is individually decorated and furnished including antiques and paintings. Suites with steam bath available.
Dining Options:Peridot Restaurant: Naturally lit setting with plenty of sunshine (when the weather permits!) and a brasserie style restaurant. This is where the hotel serves its traditional afternoon tea (chocolate and Champagne options) with pastries and cakes freshly prepared onsite. Opening hours: 07.00 till 17.00, serves breakfast, light lunch and dinner, Cuisine styles: international, national, vegetarian.
1880 Restaurant: Award winning Grazing menu and fine dining restaurant in a grand and opulent basement stetting. International wine list (voted top ten by Evening Standard) with A La Carte dining. Opening hours: 18:00 till 22:30 (closed Sundays and Mondays), serves dinner, Cuisine styles: international, national, vegetarian.
Malachite: Adjacent to 180 restaurant. Cocktail lounge serving classic cocktails, signature martinis, long drinks and an excellent range of superior drinks. Resident pianist. Also serves a bar menu. The bar also has some private booths. Open from 18.00.
There are also three meeting rooms with capacity for up to 60 delegates.
The hotel has a full 24 hour Concierge service for the assistance of guests in all maters. On request guest can make sue of the personal shopper service.
There is a health and beauty spa, the Le Kalon Spa, where a range of treatments (including massages) are available. The complex also includes a Turkish Bath (Hamam), fully equipped gymnasium (comprehensive range of aerobic conditioning equipment and free weights) and a sauna. Open 10.00 till 19.00.
A 24 hour business centre is available for hotel guests.
Bedroom Numbers: 64 / 7 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs £14.99 per hour.
More hotels from this chainIf your first option for an alternative is again the Preferred chain take a look at these closest alternatives:
Hotel Xenia: is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £123.
The Exhibitionist Hotel: is 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 81% and base rates begin at about £172.
Draycott Hotel: 1.0 miles (1.7 km), rated at 93% and with rates from around £186.
Lancaster London Hotel: 1.4 miles (2.2 km), rated at 83% and with rates from around £116.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 85% 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 87% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Preferred hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 279th from 835 London hotels, 7th of 11 Preferred Hotels, and 88th of 118 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.3 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 5 star Blakes Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £228 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Blakes Hotel also offers: free WiFi, a spa.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Royal Garden Hotel. 0.7 miles from here (1.2 km), has been rated at 88% by past guests and has rates from around £162.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Milestone Hotel & Apartments seems like a possible option, it's only 0.6 miles (1.0 km) from here. The Milestone Hotel & Apartments has an extremely high guest rating of 97%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (27-33 Harrington Gardens, SW7 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.4 miles (0.7 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 5 five star hotels (average rating 85%), 28 four star hotels (average rating 83%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 72%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 77%). Top 5 star hotel is The Kensington London at 92%. The highest rating goes to Ampersand Hotel (4 star) at 93%.
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. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £97 per night. The lowest rates are at £39 at Westbury Hotel Kensington (3 Star, 71%) and highest base rates of £228 at Blakes Hotel (5 Star, 82%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £159, Four Star average: £109, Three Star average: £60 and Two Star average: £55.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank The Bentley London 13th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 3rd for the 5 five star hotels in the area. The hotel is 46th of 50 (2nd of 5 five star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 24th of 50 for sheer bang for buck (Hotel Indigo London Kensington was top).
Even though this hotel is below the London average rating for 5 star hotels it still rates above average for similar hotels in the local area.
Past Names: Formerly a Kempinski branded hotel till 2008 (from 2004) (the Bentley Kempinski Hotel).
History:Was part of the extended Hilton Family Hotels (as the Waldorf Astoria Collection) until April 2014.
The building was first constructed in 1880. Became part of the Hilton Group in October 2008 and added to the luxury Waldorf-Astoria collection on 12th March 2009.