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“A Thoroughly Lovely Place to Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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COMO The Halkin
Ranked #58 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A Thoroughly Lovely Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

I stayed here a year ago whilst in the city for the Chelsea Flower Show. It was perfect for walking to the show. Wonderful food, attentive, helpful staff along with well appointed rooms made this a most comfortable place to be. Bottles of water were set out on a table by the front door for anyone to take in the morning, very thoughtful as it was so warm outside. I had such lovely time and was so well looked after I knew I would come back.
And so I did, bringing my very particular partner with me. We booked the Como Suite, which was blissful, comfortable, stylish with a lovely peaceful outdoor terrace which came fully equipped with comfortable outdoor furniture. The staff were welcoming, discreet and helpful.
We ate in the 2 * Michelin restaurant, it was fabulous, wonderful food with superb service. The tasting menu with wine pairing was divine. The breakfast menu is equally wonderful.
For years we have stayed in Mayfair during our London trips but I have to say we have now found a new home from home(with better food, a great wine list and excellent staff). Well done The Halkin, you exceeded our expectations.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Simon_Wakefield, General Manager at COMO The Halkin, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Fiona
Thank you for reviewing The Halkin and Ametsa. So happy that you have made us your second home and look forward to welcoming you back south soon.
Best Regards
Simon
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Danville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I recently spent 3 nights at this hotel. I was here with a friend who was on business and we found this hotel after reviewing many hotels. Our stay was perfect! The location is amazing, you are within walking distance to many wonderful stores and restaurants. The hotel itself is wonderful, quiet and elegant. But the best part was our experience with the hotel staff. From the moment we walked in the front door and were met by the warm smile of Alexis, we knew this hotel was special. All of the staff is incredible, they made us feel special from helping us with directions to the dining recommendations and reservations that were made for us. They are the ultimate in customer service. I could never imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Erin57_10
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Simon_Wakefield, General Manager at COMO The Halkin, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Dear Erin

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of The Halkin. I will make sure to say a special thanks to Alexis who you mentioned.
I see your from California so if London is not in your plans again soon then you can always try our new hotel in Miami !
Best Regards

Simon
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Just completed a three night stay at the Halkin. It was simply gorgeous - a perfectly calm, luxurious oasis in a brilliant Belgravia location. Thank you so much to the staff who made the stay so delightful, the customer service and attention to detail goes beyond so many other luxury hotels. It was a delight - gorgeous room, wonderful friendly staff.....perfect location....what more can you say? It was beautiful.....

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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SimonWakefield, General Manager at COMO The Halkin, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Stacey

Thank you for writing your "Heavenly" review. I do hope you will return soon, Australia is a long way so you will just have to stay longer next time.
Best regards
Simon
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Have stayed at this hotel twice now. Our room was superb and has everything you may need.
Breakfast was very tasty with a great selection, will definitely be staying again. The staff are very welcoming and go out of their way to help at all times of the day. Can't wait for my next visit

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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SimonWakefield, General Manager at COMO The Halkin, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Dear Dawn
Thank you for writing your perfect review of The Halkin.
do come back soon
Best Regards
Simon
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Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Just spent a wonderful night at The Halkin , we were attending a concert at the Royal Albert Hall and the Halkin was perfectly located for this and other places we wanted to visit. It is set down a leafy side road (Halkin Street) opposite Hyde Park , The Halkin is a hidden gem.
From arrival to departure the staff could not do enough to help us, they were all friendly and courteous and made us feel welcome at all times. We had a beautiful room on the the first floor (103) , handy as it was close to the lift. The room was excellent,very large and very well appointed even with a Bose sound system ,Nespresso coffee machine and all the mod cons you would require, being able to control the lights and air con from the bedside electronic touch pads was also a nice "touch" !. The bathroom was large with a lovely bath and powerful shower and all dressed in beautiful marble. The bed was very comfortable and large and the blackout blinds worked extremely well.
It was so quiet you would not have know that you were in the heart of London.
We need a taxi quickly to go to the concert as we were running late , and the fact that concierge actually walked down to the main road to hail one for us made us feel special .
We used the lounge/bar area for a lovely cappuccino (one of the best I had tasted !) and the surroundings were very relaxed and tastefully decorated , we had breakfast in the restaurant , again this was a lovely area and the service and food was impeccable, my Eggs Benedict was perfect !
We were sightseeing on the next day so after we checked out we did not really want to carry our suitcase around with us, the Halkin offered to store our case for us until we came back later , again service that you would not get elsewhere !
The hotel is in an ideal location for London sightseeing or Shopping with Hyde Park tube station a stones throw away , and many buses passing at the top of the road or the concierge will hail you a taxi , it is also within walking distance for a lot of attractions , bars etc
All in all , what can I say , I highly recommend The Halkin , and we certainly will be recommending this to our friends and family and we will definitely be returning there next time we are in London. Excellent !

Room Tip: Any of them ! If they are the same as ours !
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bisto36
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SimonWakefield, General Manager at COMO The Halkin, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Dear Bisto
Thank you for your great review of The Halkin "Hidden Gem"
Do come back soon to try Ametsa.
Best Regards
Simon
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

I just spent a wonderful 5 nights at The Halkin. Beautifully appointed spacious deluxe room (109 on the 1st floor), comfy bed, luxurious and large marble bathroom. Breakfast had great choice and dinner was outstanding. The friendly reception staff put me immediately at ease (warm, not stuffy, despite the address). Though in London for business, I chose the location so I could enjoy some more relaxed parts of London (Hyde Park in Spring glory, The King's Road and Knightsbridge for shopping) in between meetings. Simply perfect. Previously my London hotel of choice was The Kensington, but I have found a new and superior home at The Halkin.

Room Tip: Room 109 - 1st floor deluxe.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank KT_in_Europe2011
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SimonWakefield, General Manager at COMO The Halkin, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear KT_in_Europe2011
Thank you for your great review of The Halkin. You sum up the hotel perfectly and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Best Regards
Simon
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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Outstanding hotel, perfect location in the heart of London, yet quiet, slept like a baby. Service was wonderful, we were upgraded to a spacious junior suite. Sheets were nice and comfy, everything clean and tidy, staff was extremely helpful and professional. The restaurant is also delicious, great treat for dinner. Only flaw was breakfast: it was quite ordinary and way overpriced. Otherwise, everything was great, would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank WorldXplorator
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SimonWakefield, General Manager at COMO The Halkin, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Dear WorldXplorator
Thank you for taking the time to review The Halkin. Great to note the sheets as we have just bought new linen with a 400 threadcount. Also note your comment re breakfast and have a solution for this for your next stay so please feel free to ring me directly at the hotel 020 7333 1000
Best Regards
Simon
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Property: COMO The Halkin
Address: 5 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Belgravia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in London
#26 Spa Hotel in London
#36 Business Hotel in London
#55 Luxury Hotel in London
#172 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — COMO The Halkin 5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Halkin by COMO is a haven of luxury in the heart of London’s Belgravia with the shopping of Mayfair and Knightsbridge both within a 10-minute walk. With a discreet, efficient approach to service, everything about The Halkin is about elegant understatement and its intimate feel. With just 41 rooms and suites, The Halkin is a true boutique hotel. Bespoke Italian design is combined with subtle nuances of Oriental influence with wools, silks and linens in taupes and creams. Rooms are furnished with soft carpets and warm wood panelling, and boast some of the largest bathrooms in London. The hotel restaurant Ametsa with Arzak Instruction,is a unique collaboration between Elena Arzak – voted Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef in 2012 – along with her father Juan Mari Arzak, and Mikel Sorazu, Igor Zalakain and Xabier Gutierrez.Ametsa’s approach is rooted in the traditions of ‘New Basque Cuisine’, pairing the earthy flavours and techniques of Spain’s Basque region with modern, surprising twists featuring locally-sourced and organic produce from land and sea. ... more   less 
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