Frequently Asked Questions


Who is the interior designer of Blakes Hotel?

Anouska Hempel. Known globally for her striking interior designs, Anouska Hempel went on to create several other properties, but her first project was Blakes. This iconic Kensington / Chelsea couture hotel is a world of grandeur and exoticism, and contains eclectic artefacts collectedly Hempel during her international travels.

Is Blakes Hotel one of the first boutique hotels in the world?

Yes. Blakes is credited with being the first design-lead luxury boutique hotel since it opened in 1978. Other legendary addresses opened around the same time, such as The Bedford in San Francisco in 1981, and Morgans in New York City in 1984.

Does Blakes Hotel have a gym?

Yes. Blakes has partnered with wellness and fitness trendsetter South Kensington Club to offer all of our guests complimentary access to their facilities, located steps away from the hotel main entrance.

Does Blakes Hotel have a garden?

Yes. Blakes ‘Japanese Garden’ courtyard is a secret oasis for the delight of their guests, where they can enjoy a meal or a drink while basking in the sun. It also features the secluded Birdcage suitable for small meetings, lunches and private dining for up to 6 people or a very special occasion. The open-air courtyard can be hired for up to 10 people.

What are the breakfast hours at Blakes Hotel?

7am– 11am. Guests can make a reservation by booking through Blakes Hotels website, or guests can just walk in.

Where can I find Blakes Hotels breakfast menu?

Blakes offers a continental breakfast and à-la-carte, you can find the menu here.

Is Blakes Hotel a member of Design Hotels?

Yes. Blakes is a member of Design Hotels. Guests can collect and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for their stay, following the loyalty scheme terms and conditions.

What is the dress code at Blakes Hotel?

There is no dress code enforced at our property. Guests dress to express themselves and dress for comfort.


How much is afternoon tea at Blakes Hotel?

Blakes Hotel does not offer Afternoon Tea.

How much is lunch at Blakes Hotel?

Set menus start at £25.00. Blakes offers both à-la-carte and set menus. You can find more options on our lunch menu here.

Does Blakes Hotel have a bar?

Yes. Blakes Below is the late-night venue, described by some as London’s best kept secret, the bar is a favourite of London's elite, friends of Blakes as well as residents of the hotel.

How do I get to Blakes Hotel?

International Arrivals – From Heathrow airport it will take 45 minutes by car. From London City airport, it will take 60 minutes by car. From St Pancras Station it will take 30 minutes by car.

Local Transport – From South Kensington Underground it will be a 10-minute walk and from Gloucester Road Underground it is a 7-minute walk.

What are the check-in and check-out times of Blakes Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00pm and check-out at 12:00pm.

Is Blakes Hotel dog-friendly?

Yes. To find out more, visit this page.

Does Blakes Hotel cater for dietary requirements and allergies?

Yes. Guests just need to inform the staff who are serving them so they can tell the chef right away.

What is the cancellation policy for rooms?

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type.

Does Blakes Hotel have disabled access?

Blakes is an old building therefore it is not entirely accessible. If a guest should need disabled access, they can contact

Can Blakes Hotel arrange transport to/from the airport?

Yes. Just call the Blakes once a reservation has been made and they can arrange transport to/from the airport.

What is the nearest London Underground station to Blakes Hotel?

The closest London Underground station is Gloucester Road which is a 7-minute walk from the hotel.

How much is breakfast at Blakes Hotel?

Blakes offers a continental breakfast from £18.00, and also offers à-la-carte. Find out more options from the menu here.

Where is Blakes Hotel located?

Blakes Hotel, 33 Roland Gardens, London, SW73PF, UK

Who owns Blakes Hotel?

Blakes Hotel is proudly owned by a private independent entity.

How many bedrooms does Blakes Hotel have?

Blakes Hotel has 44 rooms. Designed with varied influences; Asian, Moroccan and Colonial styles are conspicuous. The single rooms contain French double beds with blacks and whites in an eclectic style. The double rooms are styled as Indenture or Provençal design, including antique swan beds.