The Hari hotel was one of the hotels that I anticipated the most to review this year. It’s prime location and unique modern design definitely played a huge factor into my excitement. The boutique hotel is located in Belgravia, an upscale London area near Knightsbridge and the Buckingham Palace which makes you practically neighbors with The Queen.
After a couple of renovations and name changes ( many of you may remember is as “Belgraves”), the hotel is now privately owned and does no longer belong to a hotel chain. Such a decision may hurt many establishments and their reputation but that was not the case for The Hari. Upon arriving at the hotel, you can only feel kindness and love from the people which is what I love in boutique hotels. The hospitality team was extremely nice and they were willing to go beyond the extra mile to please the guests, something you wouldn’t see in a large hotel.
The hotel also offers many social spaces itself such as the members club style bar and the secret garden terrace that ideal for summer night star-gazing. The ground floor restaurant, Il Pampero, has many Italian dishes to choose from in a relaxed but attractive atmosphere.
Although only 85 rooms, The Hari hotel has a wide room classification with 8 different types ranging from a 23sqm King Superior to the 70sqm Penthouse with amazing panoramic views of the city. I stayed at the Studio Suite which is around the same size as the Deluxe room in The Sanderson but has a completely different atmosphere. The Suite, like any other room of the hotel, has a distinctive modern glamour created by British interior designer Tara Bernerd. Noticeable features in the room are the velvet couch overlooking Chesham Place, the Italian marble bathroom, and the cowhide on the wood flooring. Words don’t do justice of the room so feel free to scroll down for more pictures.
Right on the corner of Pont Street and Chesham place, the hotel is equally close to Knightsbridge and Sloane Street. A great choice if you want to skip the hustle and bustle of central London and are willing to splurge into a more quiet neighborhood surrounded by upscale townhouses and fine-dining restaurants. If in the mood for luxury shopping, Harrods is only within walking distance from The Hari while many independent stores are spread around in the streets of Chelsea’s Sloane Square for a more selected shopping.
Overall, the Hari hotel is the perfect home away from home. The sophisticated rooms give the feeling of a private residence while the heart-warming staff is always at your convenience without being intrusive. Prices are quite steep, starting from £245 which is to be expected for the area.