And that was the best thing about the lace, although the staff were pleasant too.
When we arrived we were given a very dark, well black decorated room with parchment documents on the walls. It really was depressing. The designers triumphed over practicality because you could not run the (beautiful) shower without getting the floor wet in the bathroom (See below). The roll top bath was so high that I had to help my wife into it. We asked to go to another room, and the very helpful duty manager showed me another room on a lower floor, which was more tastefully decorated. The next morning our belongings were duly moved to the new room. i counted over cushions in the room, but there was nowhere to sit apart from the bed. It had a big sunken table to one side, and even if you wanted to sit on the cushions leaning against the wall, there were piles of stones, yes stones everwhere so you couldnt sit!
Again the bathroom looked beautiful but the overhead enormous shower sprayed water into the main bathroom.
We did not breakfast because we had business meetings, but it was priced at over £30 per head.
I did have a double bourbon nightcap one night.........£29. Only £6.50 at the gastropub round the corner and £14 at the Olympia Hilton.
My wife said the hotel made her angry for being so impractical.
Still, the soap was nice
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created by Anouska Hempel, the London hotelier and internationally renowned designer, the hotel offers style, elegance and sensational service to the well-travelled connoisseur. Blakes is established as totally unique and has been the model for the "fashionable small hotel" in London and cities around the world.Respected for protecting the privacy of its clients against the paparazzi, it is the London base for film stars, musicians and all the top designers, earning its reputation as The "Couture" Hotel. ... more less
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