The Berkeley

Wilton Place, London, England, SW1X 7RL, United Kingdom | 5 star hotel
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Churchill war rooms

A travel blog entry by chayes

Today, I have decided to go on the Churchill war rooms. This place is a little expensive, but is very well done and worth the ticket price. The audio tour is very good and the museum is laid our in a comfortable order. There has obviously been a lot of planing put into the war room presentation as well as the Churchill Museum. I went early in the …

My day at the British Museum

A travel blog entry by chayes

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I arrived at London Airport and it was so crowded! Probably because the population of London is 7.83 million. Out of under ground, taxi, car, river, cycling, walking, buses, trams, coaches and minicabs I choose to ride in a taxi. After a long sit in the back of a taxi i payed my fare in pounds Sterling and got out in front of the 5 star hotel The …

Day two of my amazing trip in London

A travel blog entry by chayes

I have just woken up from a very relaxing sleep in The Berkeley hotel and eager to continue my trip around London. I would like to go around the whole of London but it is 1572.1 Km sq! So i dont think that will be happening. Today i have decided to go to The London Eye, it's the World's tallest observation wheel, at 135 metres, making it the fourth …

Double decker bus ride

A travel blog entry by chayes

I am still very tired from going to all the places Ive been to, so today i think i will have a quiet day. There are many famous restaurants in London like The Gun, Paradise By Way Of Kensual Green, Terra, Stef's, Proud Kitchen, Wahaca (convent Garden), Mango Tree, Les Deux Salons,The Little French Restaurant and The Medieval Banquet. The Mango Tree …

Fifth day of my amazing trip in London

A travel blog entry by chayes

Today I will go to St Paul's cathedral, i have heard many reviews and it sounds amazing! I enjoyed going to St. Paul's Cathedral because it was interesting, and I really enjoyed the adventure of climbing the 500 plus steps to the very top of the cathedral.
The cathedral is beautiful and the architecture, like most of the churches in Europe, …

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Location

This 5 star hotel, located in the Westminster/Belgravia area of London, is near Wellington Museum, Wellington Arch, Speakers' Corner, and Italian Cultural Institute.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Berkeley London

    As expected

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    Stayed here with my 10year old son for a long weekend (Veterans Day).

    Had a nice renovated room (deluxe) at 234lbs looking out to a church.

    Bells rang alittle early but i think that side of the hotel is the renovated.

    Not a great spot for children. Lobby area is not large with a loud smokey bar on one side and a small lobby restaurant full of childless people.

    Doormen were great, concierge wasn't sure what days were the changing of the guard!

    Pool was great looking and fun...really the reason we picked the hotel. I bet its even better in the summer with the roof off. Location was good too.

    With the exchange rate everything did feel overly expensive.

    Excellent service - tired decor

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    We booked a junior suite after looking at the website. The rooms we were shown were nowhere near the standard we expected after seeing the website and we were dissapointed.

    On the upside - the service was amazing !

    We were told that all the rooms would be undergoing a revamp like the ones shown on the website, so maybe we'll give it another go then.

    Rooftop pool was cool, apart from hurting my ankle on unwater ledge with no warning.

    Good location for Knightsbridge shopping.

    As good "value" for luxury as can be expected in London

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    In summary, this hotel offers an outstanding location nestled across from Hyde Park, one block to Harvey Nichol's, two blocks to Harrod's and adjacent to London's most elegant residential area, Belgravia. The service is discreet and prompt with an overall atmosphere that is chic, understated and uniquely unintimidating for people who don't appreciate a "scene."

    Excellent hotel and service

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    Stayed here June 2004. Great experience. Not inexpensive. Great service. Terrific Spa and swimming pool (with removable roof) on roof. Spa had steam room and sauna and offered all the usual services, massage, facials, etc. Service throughout the hotel was discreet, quick and effective. We note that the recent changes in the Bar, restaurants, etc. haven't been accepted well with others who knew the hotel before the changes, but we found it all very pleasant. In total, the hotel exceeded what we expected for the price.

    Rather disappointing

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    I have stayed at the Berkeley at least ten times over the past dozen

    Over-rated and uneven

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    I've stayed in the Berkely 4 times in the last 18 months. The first time was heavenly: gorgeous room facing the park, spent most of my time sleeping and enjoying the sunny room. But the last 3 times I went, I have been disappointed; in fact, I wouldn't have stayed there during my last London trip but it was close to my meetings. Recently, the rooms have lbegun to look rather shabby. If one is given a room facing the back of the hotel, one is treated to the sound of bottles from The Blue Bar and garbage from the hotel restaurant being thrown in the dumpster for much of the night. Three out of the four times the same woman checked me in: a very pretty but an icily rude French/Swiss person who gives a poor first impression of the hotel. For the prices that I have been paying, I would expect better, even in expensive London. The feather beds on the mattresses in each room can feel heavenly but do tend to make one entirely too warm and there not very good air conditioning in the rooms. I will staythere again.

    Best hotel in London

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    We stayed here for 4 nights in early July and absolutely loved this hotel. We had a junior suite overlooking the church which was both large and beautiful. Breakfast in the Carmel room was excellent and the newly re-modeled room is beautiful. The Blue Bar is fantastic and a fun place to go almost any night of the week. I also loved the location.

    The hotel was close to everything but also felt private. I would never stay anywhere else.

    Girls weekend at the Berkley

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    My Sister, my neice and I stayed at the Berkley Hotel in March 2001. The first room they put us in was tiny, so I phoned straight down to reception to let them know we were not happy with the room. They changed our room and it was fine.

    Mind you they charged us extra even though they said they wouldn't.

    It is in an excelent location for the shopping in Knightsbridge.

    The hotel is over priced.

    Enjoyed the experience, but overpriced

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    Quiet hotel in Knightsbridge area. Room was spacious with large bathrooms, heated towel rack. The bar was quiet nice but drinks were very expensive. The bar was closed on Sunday evening. Concierge just average. Room service late at night took a while to get but the food was great when it came. Breakfast in the htoel was excellent but expensive. Only 2 blocks from the Hyde Park tube.

    Girls weekend in London

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    Divine location! Knightsbridge on hand and all other shopping and theatreland a short underground/taxi ride away. Our superior room was excellent, with a quiet outlook over the local church (which chimed 8 am on Sunday). Comfort of hotel was all you could expect,although housekeeping was somewhat erratic. Spa fulfilled our need for pampering and tranquility. Staff very accomodating, although it was odd that 2 G & T's at 5 pm from Bar manager were considerably cheaper than equivalent from sour waitress at 11 pm! However, c'est la guerre! When in Knightsbridge..............

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Berkeley London

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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