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Knightsbridge Green Hotel is a very stylish contemporary hotel in a superb location, just two minutes walk from Knightsbridge tube station and seconds away from Hyde Park, London's largest green space, so if staying in summer, boating, horse riding, tennis, open-air concerts and The Serpentine Gallery are all on your doorstep. The hotel is a very elegant, contemporary establishment, housed in one of the ornate Victorian buildings, which line the streets of the area. The four-star plus hotel is very luxurious and perfect for sight seeing and shopping, business and pleasure.
The hotel features 30 spacious guest bedrooms and suites, decorated in a sophisticated, minimalist style, with walnut wood accent walls, a calming cream colour palette, sleek modern furnishings and a great range of amenities, catering for the well-travelled, modern guest. These include stylish modern bathrooms, free wireless internet access, a hair dryer, trouser press, a multi-channel flat-screen TV, air conditioning, an option of your personal telephone if you are visiting for an extended stay, tea and coffee making facilities, a room service breakfast option and a same day laundry and dry-cleaning service if needed. Some guests have reported that the breakfast is underwhelming for the extra cost, so you may prefer to explore the wonderful bakeries and cafes nearby for something much more exciting. Harvey Nichols has an excellent cafe with some upmarket choices and top-quality ingredients.
The hotel also offers a range of extra services to ensure everything guest’s need is nothing more than a phone call away. These include a 24-hour reception desk, a safety deposit box, business services, a concierge service, luggage storage and secretarial services if needed.
The hotel doesn't cater for evening meals; however, Knightsbridge is renowned for its competitively excellent eateries, such as Sale E Pepe for Italian cuisine, Mr. Chow for very popular Chinese fare and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal for an extravagant treat, so you will undoubtedly find something to suit your taste. There are even chains such as Yo Sushi! for those whose budget won't stretch to a Michelin starred experience.
The hotel's location is its true selling point; with Harrods Department store just a 5-minute walk away, for a unique shopping experience in the second largest store in the UK. If you can only afford to window shop in Harrods, there are some high-street shops nearby, along Knightsbridge road, in Kensington high street to the west of the hotel and a 20-minute walk away in Oxford Street, perhaps the most renowned shopping thoroughfare in London, with over 300 shops along a mile and a half stretch. For those who want to explore the history of the area, in Knightsbridge it is all around you, with the whole district evoking London's Victorian era. Buckingham Palace is just a 10-minute walk away, where you can tour the staterooms and marvel at the original paintings and ornate furnishings of the regent's London home, or watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which hasn't changed for centuries. Kensington Palace, another royal home, where Queen Victoria was born, is on the west side of Hyde Park and like Buckingham Palace, it is still home to the royal family; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recently moved in and can sometimes be seen shopping in nearby Kensington.
South Kensington museums are also very close to the hotel. The Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums contain millions of artifacts, which range from the sublime to the ridiculous, and some interactive exhibits, which will keep the kids entertained while they learn. The Royal Albert Hall, named for its patron, Prince Albert, is home to some fantastic classical and modern concerts and offers a very refined evening out.
Knightsbridge Green Hotel is very stylish, but guests who have found some maintenance issues, which have negatively affected their stay, have called its four-star status into question. The hotel is in a fantastic location, but it has a lot to live up to with some splendid and more reasonable hotels located nearby, so its flaws are made even more apparent. It may be best to shop around, but if you do choose to stay here, request a room with park views to make the most of the experience.