r />The Pelham Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in the South Kensington district of central London. Guests at The Pelham will enjoy the hotel's proximity to the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and the shops of Knightsbridge and Chelsea. Bistro 15, The Pelham Hotel's restaurant, is open daily and serves modern European cuisine.
The Pelham is a fine alternative to the flash and preciousness of some of London’s more overtly designed boutique hotels—it can be exhausting to spend time in a place that is striving so hard to be cool, and in contrast, it’s utterly refreshing to stay somewhere a little more restrained, a little more secure in itself.
The vibe is plainly country house, transplanted to busy South Kensington: an idea which in itself implies some level of gimmickry, but is in fact carried off with a natural ease. It’s no country house theme park—the rustic touches are judiciously applied, mixing contemporary pieces with antiques, and steering well clear of 19th-century fussiness.
Bedrooms are individually designed (must be an obscure London regulation) but all are richly decorated in a similar grand yet tasteful style. Modern equipment abounds as well, from broadband internet to mobile phones, and the television—long the bane of hotel room decorators—is discreetly hidden. Expect marble bathrooms, of course, but with added charms like heated towel bars and Molton Brown amenities.
The location is easily half the appeal, as the Victoria & Albert and Natural History museums are close by, as are Harrods and the Knightsbridge shops. This convenient situation makes the Pelham’s bar and restaurant a popular stop not just for tourists but for Londoners as well, and if you haven’t seen enough of him already you may spy the likes of Hugh Grant stopping in for a meal. South Kensington tube station is steps away, which means relatively easy access to Heathrow and anywhere else—hard to believe this country charmer is so close to the heart of the city.
Fax: +44 20 7584 8444
Phone: +44 20 7589 8288
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