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5 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

As original as when Anouska Hempel opened it in 1983 – the scent of oranges and the twittering of a pair of lovebirds fill the dark, oriental lobby – Blakes and its maximalist decor have stood the test of time, a living casebook for interior design students. Each room is in a different style, with influences from Italy, India, Turkey and China.

Exotic antiques picked up on the designer’s travels – intricately carved beds, Chinese birdcages, ancient trunks – are set off by sweeping drapery and piles of plump cushions. Downstairs, the Eastern-influenced restaurant caters for a celebrity clientele enticed by the hotel’s discreet, residential location. 



Address: 33 Roland Gardens
Transport: Tube: South Kensington tube
Price: Rates £318-£450 double
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5 out of 5 stars

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I often go to the Blakes for drinks or brunch and I absolutely loved the atmosphere. Stayed once in the luxury double room and I've had the best night of sleep every. The atmosphere of the room is really special and makes you travel through times (weird mixture of high tech things like the TV or the floor heating and very retro things like the telephone or the bed). The staff at the Blakes is probably the best I've had to deal with in a hotel. They are extremely professional and helpful but also great fun! The only slightly less amazing thing about the room we had might be the shower which is not the most practical. 

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