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"Featuring stunning designs with luxurious fabrics and furnishings"
Often referred to as the premier designer boutique hotel in London, The Hempel is acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel's fashionable homage to the allure and vitality of Zen minimalism. Nestled amongst the trendy neighbourhoods of Bayswater, Notting Hill and Portobello, the Hempel comprises 50 individually designed guest rooms, suites and apartments each with it’s own minimalist style. Stylish, sleek, and exceptionally original, the hotel is the perfect retreat for a relaxing weekend break or an overnight business trip.
Being in residence gives you the opportunity to experience what it’s like to live in London, rather than feeling like you’re simply another visitor passing through.
"a stylish and sophisticated 5-star London luxury boutique hotel"
The Hempel offers a range of very stylish, superbly appointed rooms, suites and apartments. Each accommodation features a unique contemporary design, from Middle-Eastern influenced rooms with carved wooden chairs and tea lights, to minimalist, monochromatic chic with leather headboards and quirky floral arrangements.
In-room amenities are luxurious and offer everything a modern traveller will need to relax and stay connected. These include an LCD TV with pay movies, hair dryer, private bar, a safe, complimentary Wi-fi internet, 24-hour room service and a turn down service. Apartment units offer extras such as a fully stocked kitchen, iPod docking stations and a secure, and video guest entry system.
Some rooms overlook the hotel's immaculate Zen garden, which was featured in the hit movie ‘Notting Hill’. This provides a wonderfully private and iconic space to indulge in a good book, browse the Internet or stimulate some valuable blue-sky thinking. The hotel’s No. 31 Lounge Bar has become a stylish favourite among savvy clientele from all over the city and serves as an ideal venue for a mid morning coffee, light lunch or evening cocktails. For something a little more substantial, No. 35 Restaurant, offers a relaxed but memorable dining experience amid chic surroundings. A seasonal menu offers the best of modern British and European cooking.
The Hempel is located in the heart of West London, just a few minutes from Hyde Park, where you and your family can enjoy a wide range of activities and see some of London's history, including Rotten Row and Speakers' Corner. Hyde Park offers horse rides, solar powered shuttle boat rides and tennis courts, or you can experience some of London's wealth of culture in The Serpentine Gallery, which features a directional Pavilion, commissioned from a different artist each year. Notting Hill is also just a short walk away, with eclectic quirky vintage shops, Portobello Market and trendy venues such as the Electric Cinema or the Notting Hill Arts Club. Kensington Palace and Gardens are also nearby at the opposite end of Hyde Park. The former home of Princess Diana, you can enjoy magical exhibitions which make the most of the Christopher Wren designed surroundings and elaborate Rococo furnishings. The West End, where London's Theatreland district is located is also a pleasant 20-minute stroll from The Hempel.
The hotel is easily accessible from Paddington Station where the London Heathrow Express arrives every 15 minutes. You can also access Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train and King's Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Terminal. Queensway and Bayswater Underground stations are also both a five-minute walk away. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Queensway.
The five-star Hempel is a great choice for the area, with some of the most unique and stylish surroundings you will find; an artsy, media-savvy clientele; and a restaurant, which will tempt any foodie. For an extra special stay, request a room overlooking the Zen Garden, so you can wake to peaceful views and enjoy a quieter room than one facing the street (although the surrounding area is also very quiet). As this is a Victorian conversion, the layout of the hotel is a little peculiar and may be challenging for some disabled guests, so to be on the safe side request a room on the ground floor for easy access.