Within minutes of The Wellesley is the supremely sophisticated shopping district of Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and other world-renowned designers. The district is rich with iconic buildings and cultural attractions such as the Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace and the British Museum.
And yet from the terrace and suites of the hotel you can look out across three square miles of green, open space. Both the tranquility of Hyde Park and the vibrancy of the city are within touching distance of The Wellesley.
We have just spent two nights in absolute luxury at the Wellesley. We cannot recommend this hotel more highly, it is perfectly elegant and charming, with the very best in hotel standards and amenities. They have the most welcoming team and service beyond our expectations. We've stayed in some top hotels in London and around the world and this is well up there with the very best.
"Small luxurious gem in the heart of Knightsbridge"
Our family of 3 spent 5 nights at this lovely hotel. We booked thru visa signature luxury hotels into an executive room and were promptly upgraded to one with a view of Hyde Park. The room was very lovely although a bit small, very well appointed. The bathroom was absolutely gorgeous with a great rain shower. The customer service was excellent from check in by Luca, to breakfast by Matteo and Alberto. There is a great lounge and cigar bar managed by Mikel, who was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to assist from their doorman to valet to concierge to the great ladies at turndown. I highly recommend a stay in this hotel but please note that at times you will smell cigar smoke in the lobby. My only suggestion would be to get their own signature scent a la Shangri-La where we stayed in Paris, to refresh the air on the lobby.
"There is no comparison"
My wife and I often treat ourselves to a stay in a top class hotel, we tried to book The Wellesley again but sadly it was fully booked. Due to our replacement hotel closing bars early we decided to venture over for a drink, we have not stayed here for a year. We walk in and the Head man Pasquale immediately remembered our names what we drink and made us feel like we were part of a family and enjoyed our night immensely. We returned the following night as well as the level of service from the whole team at this hotel can not be bettered. A different level, the owners should be proud.
"Smart hotel and exquisite afternoon tea"
The hotel is very smart with the dark wood entrance and low light so as to request you should lower your voice walking in a sanctuary. London has loads of these hotels from another era. The afternoon tea salon at the far end is a small room white walls and impeccable white table cloth. Sandwiches and pastry are worth coming but most important at the Wellesley is their choice of tea. Perfumed or fruity or rare, you will find them and you may even be gifted small tea bag to take away.
"Afternoon tea treat"
We had afternoon tea here on new year's day. Unlike many places the afternoon tea is served in a tea room not the lobby and it was really lovely. There was live music from the grand piano in the corner. There weren't many people there but the atmosphere was still very pleasant. We had lovely sandwiches...quite a variety and they brought out seconds! Scones were delicious and our tea was refreshed three times. The sweet layer had some gorgeous treats like salted caramel popcorn macaroon. Yum! As it was Christmas there was complementary mulled wine and mince pies. The friendly staff kindly boxed the left overs for us to take away. Afternoon tea can be pricey and sometimes overrated but at £35pp this is great value in opulent surroundings.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM