What We Love
- The staff can direct you to the perfect running paths in nearby parks (take in Buckingham Palace as you get fit)
- The cozy Snug, an ideal spot to curl up with a book and a glass of wine in front of the fire on a grey London day
- The extra-large bathtubs built into the bay windows of the Studio Suite bathrooms, perfect for a soak with a view
What To Know
- Some rooms can be small; ask before booking
- The hotel provides a complimentary smartphone in the room, so you can avoid international roaming fees
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Belgravia has always been one of London’s poshest districts, and The Hari—the first in a collection of new boutique properties from Harilela Hotels—keeps up the swank factor admirably. A mid-century modern look created by British interior designer Tara Bernerd means lots of soft velvet and bespoke wooden fixtures, plus walk-in showers with UK-crafted Noble Isle amenities. Public spaces like the bar and its lovely garden terrace with a retractable roof (an unfortunate necessity in rainy England) have touches like a cigar humidor, while the Il Pampero restaurant, with its show-stopping central square bar, serves up picture-perfect Italian dishes like house-made pappardelle with lobster and calf livers with onion. The location, within spitting distance of many of the city’s top sights and chic restaurants, can’t be beat—and Harrods is just minutes away, so shopaholics beware.
In the Area
Always wanted to try a cronut? The Dominique Ansel Bakery is just five minutes’ walk from the hotel—pop in for a pastry and espresso to jumpstart a day of sightseeing. At the other end of the day, Barts Speakeasy, a Prohibition-style bar in an apartment block complete with live piano and clever cocktails, is within stumbling distance of your bed. The Saatchi Gallery, one of London’s art space heavyweights, is a half mile from the hotel. Stop here to find work by artists about to make it big. In the other direction is the sprawl of Hyde Park, home to Kensington Palace, the Serpentine Gallery and, on sunny days, what seems like all of London out having a good time. There are three underground stops within a 10-minute walk, making it easy to explore the city.
How to Get There
My husband booked a night at The Hari for us to celebrate both my birthday and our first wedding anniversary. We've always been fans of sourcing boutique hotels over your well-known chain brands and The Hari didn't disappoint.
A hidden gem in the heart of Belgravia, a stones through away from the iconic Harrods and boasting top floor views over the City of London which is a spectacle to see at sunset.
We arrived early, prepared to leave our bags for a later check-in, however, our room was ready for us. Not the room we had initially booked though, instead The Hari, very kindly, upgraded us to their exquisite Penthouse suite for us to enjoy our double-celebration weekend in style. We were shown to our suite and advised that should we need anything during our stay, the concierge team were only a phone call away.
Our suite was made up of a large living area with a coffee table (complete with fancy coffee table books), a desk area, a large TV, a Nespresso coffee making machine and a mini fridge and snack tray. There was a separate toilet to the bedroom en-suite (very handy when there's two of you and one of you is pregnant!).
The bedroom was extremely spacious again equipped with a large TV, a stunning black marble en-suite complete with Jacuzzi style bath with a monsoon shower.
To top it off, the suite has not one but two terraces that you're able to go and sit on and enjoy the sights and sounds of the London skyline.
We were blown away by this gesture and it certainly added to an already amazing weekend that we had planned. I'd highly recommend the Penthouse suite for anyone looking to add that extra special sentiment to a weekend away in our capital.
When we arrived back to the hotel later in the evening, we headed into their Terrace Bar for some food and drink. The décor was beautiful and I fell in love with the Vivienne Westwood cushions on the sofas and quirky LED artwork adorning the walls.
The service from the staff was second to none and our food was served quickly. I highly recommend the Truffle Parmesan Fries and the Chicken Sliders - I've dreamt about eating those again since. They were divine.
I was so surprised to have found a personalised, handwritten note from the hotel Guest Relations Manager back in our room alongside some pink birthday balloons, some chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne - not forgetting to mention the chocolates on the bed with our laid out robes and branded slippers.
And, as if this wasn't enough for the staff, a knock at the door had a lovely lady looking to do another special gesture for us to round of our stay.
Nothing was too much trouble for all the staff at The Hari and we can't thank you enough for making our stay so wonderful. The hotel itself was a beautiful place to stay and had a really exclusive vibe to it and is in a fantastic location too.
They have their own onsite restaurant that we were unable to try this time round but we'll be sure to make a reservation for next time as I've heard nothing but rave reviews.
We did get to enjoy what their breakfast menu has to offer by ordering off the menu located in our room. You can order right up to 3am by hanging your checked list outside of your room on your door and it will arrive at the time you have selected. The vanilla pancakes were divine and it was such a treat to enjoy them out on the terrace on my birthday with a glass of fresh orange juice.
The Hari also offer their own branded bicycles that you can take out to enjoy the city on two wheels instead of two feet.
I absolutely loved our stay here, it felt like a home away from home, so comfortable and so friendly. We will definitely be staying here again.
Thank you so much for making our weekend in London a memorable one.
The Hari staff was the best part of our stay. Everyone went out of their way to make sure we had everything we required. Everyone was pleasant, respectful and eager to assist. I have stayed at grander, more luxurious hotels before but I have never had better service. Special thanks goes to the front desk staff, the concierges and the bellmen. They were excellent ambassadors for The Hari. For this reason, I will highly recommend The Hari to friends and colleagues traveling to London.
Wonderful hotel, wonderful location, superbly friendly staff. Pure 5* plus hotel that provides a unique individual experience. As soon as you enter the Hari you are welcomed by knowledgeable staff and incredible decor of a stunning hotel.
this hotel was truly one of the best we have ever stayed in and we have traveled on 6 continents
The room was clean the bedding was excellent but the best part was the hotel services and the staff They were OUTSTANDING
The staff were so friendly and helpful in every way possible. We had not stayed at the Hari previously and were not sure what to expect. They did not disappoint and provided us with the best stay we could have imagined.