Checking In: The Wellesley Hotel London

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Prior to my stay at one of London’s leading luxury hotels, The Wellesley, I had only known two types of luxury: grande dames and small boutiques. But what happens when the two merge and create a fusion that is even tastier than a French/Asian signature dish? Introducing the world’s first luxury lovechild: a Grand Boutique Hotel, The Wellesley London.


My London City Break

Positioned at The Wellesley, I had the perfect opportunity to venture off to some tourist hotspots – Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street are all just a stones’ throw away from the hotel – as well as venture to some more local hotspots such as Notting Hill and Chelsea. 

Considering it was a mere few steps from the hotel, I found myself at Hyde Park at least once each day – wandering the green oasis that has a loyal fanbase of both Londoners and international visitors to the world’s most popular tourist city.


The Wellesley Hotel London Review

From the exterior, The Wellesley appears as a luxurious townhouse – opulently setting itself apart from the grey buildings it resides between. Looking out from the room suites that feature Hyde Park views is a similarly opulent affair, as this is one of London’s hottest address’. Surprisingly, there are few luxury hotels residing in Knightsbridge – an area that is renowned for being an elite residential postcode, as well as being home to the shopping extravaganza that is Harrods. Understandably, this makes The Wellesley one of the most sought after luxury hotels in London and explains why this newcomer to the luxury hotel scene has thrived in its’ early days.


The Suite

The location is one thing, the luxurious lobby another, the service completely unparalleled, but the rooms and suites…. an oasis within an oasis.

With a beautiful room upgrade, I found myself in Suite 101 overlooking Hyde Park on the first floor. Once inside, I was blown away be the sheer attention to detail – lavish would have to be an understatement. From the rich gold and mahogany tones through to the Italian marble bathroom with one of the deepest bath tubs I have ever seen, there simply was no detail left out of the equation. The 1920s Art Deco interiors might have been a step back in time to an era time refuses to forget, but the modern technology was futuristic – complete with electronic blinds and an ipad equipped with in-room dining and butler services (24/7 mind you!).

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The Wellesley Experience

While the hotel is perfectly located in Knightsbridge, the hotel offer a complimentary Rolls Royce to chauffeur guests anywhere within a 1.5 kilometre radius. However if walking is more your style (as was mine), you can reach Buckingham Palace in around 15 minutes and venture beyond to Westminster in around 30 minutes.

The level of service at The Wellesley, particularly that displayed by the doormen, can only be described as six stars. Unlike its competitors, The Wellesly offer guests an intimate experience to ensure they feel as if they are returning home, not just to a hotel. Everyone from the reception staff through to the breakfast waiters are always on hand to ensure you enjoy outstanding service and have the best possible experience for your time in London.

Book This Hotel If…

The pros far outweigh any cons when it comes to this well-polished, ‘thought of everything’ hotel. It has the grandeur of a lavish 5 star hotel with the intimacy of a small boutique property, so all in all it has hit the right spots with very few flaws. Perhaps the most noticeable of these would be the lack of fitness facilities, which were sadly missed. But if it is a luxury city getaway you’re looking for in London, The Wellesley is the perfect choice. Just be sure to pack your best frocks and red-heeled louboutins, this is certainly a ‘dress to impress’ affair.

Price: With just 36 rooms and suites, The Wellesley Hotel is in high demand. One bedroom suites start at $1600 per night.

A warm thanks to the Wellesley Hotel for welcoming WOW as a guest of the hotel. My opinion is as always, my own.

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    December 17, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    We love the Wellesey it is one of our top spots for tea, hopefully one day we get to experience their suites!

  • awanderlustblog@OUTLOOK.COM'
    January 4, 2015 at 4:46 am

    looks beautiful but bet it costs a packet!!

    ps now you’ve changed the layout, its really hard to see what the latest post is?

    Jesse Owen
    October 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    This sounds like a completely brilliant hotel and that room is gorgeous … shame it’s a *ahem* little out of my budget!

    October 12, 2014 at 6:13 am

    This makes me want to go to London even more.

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    October 11, 2014 at 7:26 am

    This looks gorgeous! I am actually going to London for the first time next month and likely attending grad school there starting in January. Any tips on the best neighborhoods to stay in?

    October 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Staying at this hotel is an experience of its own. The ambiance is really great! Oh the price is very expensive.

    October 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Oh that looks super nice! Totally out of my price range and i surely see why 🙂 But that looks like an awesome hotel!

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    October 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    complimentary Rolls Royce, WOW! this place sounds great.

    Lee @ Modern Granola
    October 10, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Looks lovely. Great post 🙂

    October 10, 2014 at 8:01 am

    wow can’t imagine much more luxurious than that

    October 10, 2014 at 7:36 am

    I love Hide Park! I’ve been there quite a few times already since I moved to London and I find it very relaxing and peaceful. It’s crazy to imagine how many people come there every day but still you can find a quiet spot to just be by yourself every time.

    October 10, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I ove Hide Park. I’ve been there a couple of times already since I moved to London. I find it very peaceful and it’s a very good place for “people-watching” since there’s just so many different people around!

    October 10, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Oh wow! It’s lovely in there <3 Totally out of my price range but I can see why! xx

    October 10, 2014 at 6:35 am

    The suit seems to be a dream, love also your look which is perfect for London <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  • Madelinefedmont@yahoo.con'
    October 10, 2014 at 6:35 am

    The hotel looks awesome!