Baglioni Hotel London
What We Love
- Suites include free WiFi and one garment pressing
- Incredibly helpful concierge
- Italian aperitivo-style happy hour is offered daily from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- 24-hour butler service
- The huge tubs in the suites don’t have taps at either end — perfect for sharing
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The gym is petite
- The hotel can provide a chauffer-driven car
- The nearest tube station is High Street Kensington, on the Circle and District lines
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In well-heeled Kensington, overlooking the leafy fringes of Hyde Park, the Baglioni Hotel is a master class in grown-up luxury. Swaths of gray silk, flickering candles, vases stuffed full of freshly cut white roses, and friendly faces fill the reception area — making for a warm Italian welcome. Bronze sculptures dot the public areas, and a screen adorned with black-and-white Italian photography in the lobby harks back to La Dolce Vita. Plush red carpets line the corridors leading to the guestrooms, and artwork is kept simple with plain white canvases etched with calla lily–shaped black lamps.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are dark, brooding and seriously sultry; floors are clad in dark wood, and gold leaf adds the Midas touch. Suites offer huge four-poster beds with Frette linens, working fireplaces and butter-soft leather chairs, and many come with views of Hyde Park. Rooms are slightly smaller but no less luxe — all have the hotel’s signature striped fabric walls in rich golds and reds or warm cappuccino colors. Movie star–style lightbulbs surround the dressing table mirrors, and heavy leather doors keep the sound out. Bathrooms have black marble floors, handmade copper basins from Morocco and wonderfully soft his-and-hers bathrobes; most come with the Baglioni’s own toiletries, but the top suites come with Ortigia products.
On the ground floor the Brunello restaurant is pretty special; think gold velvet armchairs, Murano glass candelabras, crisp white linen tablecloths, an enormous fireplace and a wine list of more than 500 bins. Head chef Claudio Milani knows how to whip up a top-class menu of Italian classics. Come summer, an ice cream cart dishes out gelato in the hotel’s front garden, or ask the butler to prepare a picnic to eat in Hyde Park. Appetite sated, head for the spa, steam bath or sauna. Or work up a sweat in the petite but well-equipped gym.
In the Area
Park life is right on your doorstep. In the leafy Hyde Park you can take a pedal boat out on the Serpentine, get on your soapbox at Speaker’s Corner or go for an invigorating swim in the Lido. Culture vultures can potter around the newly refurbished Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, or book tickets for the proms at the Royal Albert Hall. It’s a 15-minute walk across the park to Portobello Market to rummage for vintage threads.
How to Get There
Checked in to baglioni in Kensington and was impressed from the moment I did so. The staff are superb the accommodation is excellent and overall the hotel is of high quality. Will definitely be going back to baglioni when next in London.
We stayed one day before and one day after a cruise we took up the coast of Norway. Great rooms. Really helpful staff. Great restaurant. Good breakfast. A free car ride to Harrods. What's not to like.
We had recently stayed at the Baglioni in Venice and decided to give the Hotel in London a try. A Good Choice. We would recommend the Baglioni London to our friends.
Overlooking Kensington Gardens and Palace, Baglioni Hotel London brings Italian style and charm to a premier address in Central London. It is walking distance to Harrods and Royal Albert Hall, and a quick cab ride away from Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. It has a classic Italian restaurant and soothing spa on-site.
Everyone from concierge to housekeepers is ready to make your stay memorable, with friendliness and class. Suite guests even have a dedicated butler responding to their every need. You’ll feel like you’re hundreds of miles from London as soon as you’re greeted at the door.
Their decor may be zen-like, but the experience has a real Italian flavour. If you want to make a spa treatment even more fun, the Facial & Aperitivo package includes a personally-tailored facial & aperitivo, with Italian snacks and a choice of drinks, including Prosecco, Spritz and Martini Royal.
So if you need an Italian haven in London, head to Kensington to find the Baglioni. You’ll experience both Italy and London in one luxury package.
We love the Baglioni hotels and we have stayed in the one in Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome. We could not wait to stay at the Baglioni London.
We booked into a deluxe room for one night on our recent stay in London. My partner was planning to propose on this night and had spoken to the hotel about his plans, they were very accommodating and helpful with his plan. We arrived around 10am, our suitcases were taken and we didn't see them until they were in our room. As we arrived well before check in we were planning on walking to Harrods. When we mentioned this to reception they offered us a complimentary journey in the Baglioni Maserati. This was fantastic.
When we arrived back at the hotel later on our room was ready and we were taken up to the room, we had been upgraded to a junior suite with a park view. We couldn't believe the room, it was incredible, the fire was lit and it felt so homely. We had several drinks at the bar before heading out to dinner, the cocktails are amazing and they offered to make ones that were not on the menu if we wanted one in particular. The bar staff were great and they kept bringing out small snacks with each drink.
While out at dinner my partner proposed. When we returned to the hotel our room was full of flowers, candles and rose petals. I couldn't believe it. The hotel had done all of this while we had been out.
Breakfast was brilliant and worth paying for. We had the continental breakfast and we ordered off the menu where they had a great choice and the food was exceptional. We didn't eat again until dinner.
We were extremely disappointed to leave the Baglioni hotel but will certainly return as it is somewhere very special to us.
This hotel is highly recommended and we couldn't fault a single thing.
The Baglioni is in a good location near to Hyde Park and Kensington High Street Tube.
All the staff are helpful and quick to advise and offer assistance.
House keeping is excellent and proactive as are the breakfast staff who are quick and pleasant to interact with.
Concierge are on the ball and the amiable Alex was at hand and prompt with the delivery of our car on departure.
A very good option at a reasonable price with excellent staff.