Wishing to take her guests on a head spinning journey around the world, stopping in China, Egypt, Russia, England and most recently in Prague, she designed each of Blakes’ 47 exquisite bedrooms to bear the hallmarks of a different country or city.
Like a black sheep of the family, the dark exterior gives Blakes away amidst the whiteness of an upper class residential street in South Kensington. Black continues to dominate the intimate reception occasionally interspersed by splashes of red and orange.
Though different from one another, the elegant rooms at Blakes share a certain sense of dark mystery evoked by the carefully selected luxury accessories, furniture and artefacts, collected on Anouska’s far flung travels. The ambience is one of seduction blurring the line between imagination and reality.
Good to Know
If you do decide to treat yourself to a couple of nights here, don’t be too surprised to learn that most of your fellow clientele are locals. Londoners have adopted the intriguing world of Blakes as their second home where they can let go of their inhibitions.
The lack of loud opulence that attracts the London “it” crowd seeking a wickedly chic hideaway removed from the prying eyes of fans and paparazzi. Whether you choose the outdoor terrace or the downstairs critically acclaimed restaurant & bar, you’ll always be subjected to an impeccable service that you’ll hardly notice.
Recently Blakes has began to incorporate a few events into its week. Tuesdays are now dedicated to accustic evenings in the bar and you don’t need to be a guest to pop in for a delicious cocktail at the sound of lingering cool notes.
47 rooms – Single, Luxury and Director’s Doubles, Luxury Suites, and Corfu and 007 Suites.
Prices start from just over £200 a night but the hotel’s top suites fetch over £1,000, rates exclude breakfast.Eat & Drink
Hidden downstairs and demurely lit, the restaurant caters for your taste buds by delivering elegant dishes of from all corners of the globe, skilfully blending of East and West.
You’ll love the Chinese Room – read bar – where you can enjoy any drink under the sun but we recommend the Margarita. Other drinking bolts can be found in the courtyard or the 4th floor terrace.Activities
There is a small but modern gym that should help you keep in shape.Relaxation
Find your way up to the terrace where to enjoy a relaxing drink or take advantage of the treatments delivered in the massage and therapy room.Essentials
Parking – not available.
Wifi – free in public areas.
Room service – 24 hours
Children – very welcome with lots of assistance provided.
Pets – allowed free by prior arrangement.
33 Roland Gardens
London SW7 3PF