Although it's not large, the Bentley has style on a grand scale: Louis XV-style furniture, gilt mirrors, gleaming marble – 600 tons of it, all imported – and a sweeping circular staircase all perfect for making an entrance. Chandeliers are everywhere, in the bedrooms as well as the lobby, and the former also boast plush carpets, satin bedspreads and dark marble bathrooms with gold fittings and jacuzzi tubs. Glitzy restaurant 1880 takes its name from the date the building was opened on this quiet Kensington street. The Malachite Bar is a dimly lit, decadent hideaway done out in deep red, green and leopard-print, but the showpiece is the classical spa, with its gold-laced mosaics and a full-size Turkish hammam.
27-33 Harrington Gardens
|Transport:||Tube: Gloucester Road tube|
|Price:||Rates £175-£350 double|