Review: The Bentley Hotel London

Filled with opulent grandeur from tip to tail, book this 19-century stay for a stay of seriously sophisticated slumber, says Editor Sophie Ritchie

The Bentley has an aura of elegance that greets you before you’ve even sat down at the front desk to check-in. The ceilings are high, the lobby interiors are lavish and even the vases have a sense of regality.

This is old school glamour – a world comprised of glittering chandeliers, marble flooring and gilded stairs. It’s so eloquent in fact, that I question momentarily if I’ve wandered into an episode of The Crown.

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Self-described as ‘one of London’s best-kept secrets’, you’ll find this 64-room property tucked away in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, sitting in a leafy residential area with fellow luxe hotels nearby.


Whilst there’s a multitude of London’s luxury hotspots within reach (King’s Road, Sloane Street and Harrods are all within credit card distance, as well as a number of top museums) there’s also plenty to keep you occupied within. Unwind in the spa with a 23 Carat Gold Facial, move your muscles in the gym or simply whet your appetite in the downstairs brasserie.

The Room

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There’s a tier of room categories to choose from at The Bentley, ranging from a Deluxe Queen to the prestigious Imperial Suite. Regardless of size, all offer opulence – as well as daily newspapers, 24-concierge service and marble bathrooms.

I stay in a spacious Deluxe King, where the plush bedding, pale blue drapes and silky soft carpet have a traditional but relaxing feel. As does the large chandelier dripping with sparkling crystals above the bed, reminding me of The Bentley’s prestigious reputation.

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It is undeniably hedonistic – as is the bathroom, decked from head-to-toe in marble with a large bath and rain shower. I waste no time in getting acquainted with unpacking my makeup and testing out the tray of toiletries.  Robes, of course, come as standard here.

The Food & Drink

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Dine at Peridot (a name derived from a rare gem) for brasserie-style dining from dawn to dusk. There’s also the offer of classic afternoon tea complete with scones and fizz – with advertised offers in the lift to tempt a guest into sweet tooth satisfaction.

I try the breakfast sitting for myself the following morning, which proves to be a simple but sumptuous buffet of smoked salmon, cereals, fruit and pastries, accompanied with friendly service and fresh coffee.


For those with a penchant for rheumatic jazz and cocktails, settle down at Malachite for a dose of serious sax appeal in the hotel’s swanky cocktail lounge with ruby red carpets and plush couches.

The Wordrobe Verdict

The Bentley Hotel London review

Much like the motor, The Bentley is a sophisticated and elegant property that’s ideally located for those wishing to explore the well-kept realms of Kensington and Chelsea. Grand and charming, book this 19-century stay for a stay of seriously sophisticated slumber.

Make it happen
Where: 27-33 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 4JX
Wallet: Rooms start from £195 per night, based on two people sharing.
How: Please visit to find out more and make a booking.

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