An inspired creation by renowned designer Anouska Hempel, Blakes rapidly earned itself a reputation as a top ‘couture' hotel. The rooms are beautifully designed to accentuate original Victorian features whilst retaining a light, modern feel. Blake's restaurant is famed for its menu which blends the best of East and West. The restaurant and Chinese room are popular venues for private or corporate parties.
We stayed at Blakes on my 60th Birthday in 2007. The room was in need of decoration and was very dark and a bit dated. The service was good. The restaurant, though, was extremely expensive - I should have checked the prices before we booked our evening meal there. I probably will not return, certainly not to use the restaurant.
by Pancha, 13 Mar 2008
I was really looking forward to Blakes. Dear reader, beware... Unless you are Madonna, you will be given a teeny tiny room in need of repairs, with peeling paint, dust, and - the biggest shock of all - a lime green 'Glade' in the bathroom! There's more - the beautiful drapes were stained, the 'With compliments' tray was far from complimentary, the dressing gowns were threadbare and the pushy porter obsessed with tips!
I wanted it to be SO special; it was not. More like an upmarket B&B in need of drastic renovation. Suggest Malmaison
in Charterhouse Square if you like 'boutique'.
by poodlegirl (2 reviews
), 06 Feb 2008
Amazing food, fantastic staff. One of the best places in London for a romantic dinner or small party.
by aude, 09 Dec 2005
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