I found the aptly-named Bentley tucked away in one of the area’s quietest roads and got an incredibly warm welcome when I checked in at around 10pm to a haven of peace and quiet and let my let my giant king-sized bed swallow me up and sleep with the air-conditioning off and windows open.
I, for once, took a leisurely breakfast in the hotel, which was full of relaxed and pleasant visitors, all chatting happily about the amazing touristic opportunities nearby – because the Bentley is brilliantly on the doorstep for shoppers as King’s Road and Brompton Road and High Street Kensington are all within a short walk and culture vultures will find the world-famous Natural History Museum, V&A, Science Museum and Royal Albert Hall are 10-15 minutes’ stroll.
As I finished my coffee a few taxis were starting to pull up outside bringing bargain-hunters back with large bag loads as the slumping value of the £ has made Britain a bargain basement.
There is much to impress you about the Bentley. For me, a lover of small, classic and quiet hotels away from the hustle-bustle, I loved the Bentley for its understated luxury. It is resplendent all over with polished wood, beautifully-tiled marble floors and bathroom fittings everywhere with sumptuous silks in abundance. Bedrooms and suites were all high-ceilinged and you shut your eyes and think you were in a palace. This hotel also has a spa and fitness room and is in close vicinity to fine restaurants and eateries, although remember the Bentley has an excellent menu and service too. And reasonable prices. Around £379 a night including breakfast. firstname.lastname@example.org