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“Pelham as good as ever but...” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Pelham
Ranked #168 of 1,087 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Pelham as good as ever but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

The Pelham is always my first choice in London. You are treated beautifully by the staff, rooms are elegant and location is fabulous. However, I have to say one thing really, really annoys me - they charge for wifi internet. Why? When even the smallest hotels and B&Bs round the world offer this for free now, why does the Pelham need to make this extra profit at the risk of annoying savvy international customers. Make a stand, Pelham, be different and strike out with free internet.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

Fabulous location, wonderful service and superbly well appointed rooms. Highly recommended

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

I have stayed in a number of larger 5* hotels in London and recently tried The Pelham and very plesantly found it to be a great success. The location for central London and the 'sights' could not be better, it is just across the road from South Kensington tube station. Travelling from and to the hotel could not be easier
The staff were helpful and attentive with any requests being promptly and efficiently dealt with. The public rooms [nice honesty bar] and bedrooms very pleasant, clean and tidy
My bathroom was spotlessly clean with modern fixtures and fittings and great shower pressure
Breakfast was served downstairs in the basement and could not be faulted as it was a nice selection of fruit, cereals and bread with a cooked option in addition for which I think there may be a charge
The Pelham was a great success and a great find and I will be staying there when next in London

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

is a little expensive, but luxurious. Staff outstanding. Beware of noisy rooms and they are not all the same. Outstanding location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Formerly a Firmdale hotel, the property retains all the meticulously decorated rooms and public spaces. Very accommodating staff. Wonderfully located directly across from the S. Kensington tube station along with a bus stop in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Pelham

Property: The Pelham
Address: 15 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2LA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#96 Business Hotel in London
#130 Luxury Hotel in London
#171 Family Hotel in London
#200 Romantic Hotel in London
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,694 - ₹ 28,634
Hotel Class:5 star — The Pelham 5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pelham is a unique, stylish boutique hotel in the very heart of South Kensington. Each and every room has been individually designed by Kit Kemp, blending the enchantment of English style with modern colours and flair, The Pelham has been described as one of London's finest townhouse hotels. Our guests have the privilege of exclusive use of the wood paneled drawing room and library both with open fireplaces, business centre as well as our 24-hour fitness room. Kensington is awash with boutiques, bars and bistros not to mention our own Bistro Fifteen with our mouth-watering and sumptuous menu, inspired by fresh quality ingredients and flavours of the Mediterranean Cuisine. In our BAR 15 discover our selection of organic wines together with our home made terrines. Our stylish Event Suites can be transformed from a corporate meeting area into a glamorous space for private dining, drinks receptions, baby showers and afternoon teas. Minutes from the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and The Royal Albert Hall, The Pelham really is the perfect foundation for your sophisticated stay in London. ... more   less 
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