COMO The Halkin
What We Love
- Recent renovations on the furnishings and common areas
- The pop-up Assouline Culture Lounge, decked out with funky books and framed art
- Even the smallest rooms are spacious and full of perks (oversize tubs, walk-in showers, touchscreen control panels, CD/DVD jukeboxes and more)
- “Flights of Wine” program, which offers curated samplers and upscale bar snacks
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What To Know
- No spa, but treatments are available at nearby sister hotel the Metropolitan
- The boutique hotel has 41 rooms
- Hotel is low-profile and understated, which isn’t for everyone
- Gym is small but well equipped and exclusive to hotel guests
- Free WiFi
- A three-minute walk to Hyde Park
- Free WiFi
With a stay at The Halkin by COMO in London (Knightsbridge), you’ll be minutes from Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch. This 5-star hotel is close to Harrods and Buckingham Palace.
Make yourself at home in one of the 41 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Relax and unwind with body treatments and facials. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
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Our room was stunning with a beautiful bathroom and lounge area. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone was wants quality service with a comfortable, modern, luxurious experience.
The bed was large and comfortable. The bathtub was inviting. The staff were polite, obliging, calm and professional.
Very efficient and welcoming staff, made lots of efforts to call me be my name, which made me feel very welcome. Five star service is in small details. Was not offered a welcome drink upon arrival because I was in a hurry for a meeting. When I returned later in the afternoon I was immediately asked what drink I would like to have brought to my room. Dinner at Ametsa was a wonderful experience.
The hotel is pleasant and the staff were generally courteous, attentive and helpful. The afternoon tea was different to the usual, with an interesting variety of both savoury and sweet which was presented brilliantly and tasted great - it was deceptively filling by the end. On presentation, the staff were very knowledgeable.
There are only a couple of negative points from our experience. The first was my coat was given away to another patron and resulted in me rummaging through the cloak room for my coat which wasn't there (despite it being ticketed) luckily - my coat was returned to me quickly by the guest and ultimately, these things can happen.
Slightly more concerning; I informed the hotel of my partners nut allergy prior to attending which was noted. On this occasion, the food was served by a member of staff who appeared to come from the kitchen, who passed the food on a tray to the waiter/waitress and pointed out the dish without the nuts stating "speciale". This was all done in front of us as we waited for our food. There was evident confusion and language issues over what dish was the nut-free one and ended up with our savoury dishes being swapped on three occasions between us by the servers- which given the severity of my partners nut allergy was very disconcerting. Ultimately there were no issues but surely there has to be a more effective system than what we experienced.
The Halkin is a real treasure and one of London's best kept secret. Perfect location, lovely rooms and an incredibly helpful and kind staff. We have stayed there on many occasions and for extended periods of time and we couldnt be more pleased. One experience is better than the next.
We enjoyed our 3-night stay at the Halkin. We booked the Halkin room. It was a good size with new fittings and excellent lighting and a large bathroom. The hotel is quite modern and hence feels quite cold and not too inviting. It was quiet even though they are building a new hotel across the street. We chose it for the nice room but were disappointed to find out it was a long walk to the tube station or anyplace to get coffee or soft drinks.