When my now husband asked which hotel I’d most like to stay in after our wedding, I must have reeled off a hundred fancy hotels on my wish list. During the whole planning process, I proved awful at making decisions, so I called on Hotel Belle, Annie Fitzsimmons, to help me pick a hotel fit for a bride and groom. She recommended her favourite London spots and one stood out the most – Blakes Hotel London in South Kensington.
The room at Blakes Hotel London
We told them it was our wedding night and they gave us the room we’d liked the most on the website – room 110. So when we arrived, giddy and dressed up to the nines in our wedding outfits with me clutching a confetti balloon, we spent a full half hour just wandering around the room going “Wow..”, “Have you seen this?”, “Oh the bath!”, “Come look at this!”.
Room 110 is so sumptuous, filled with antique paintings and dark wood furniture that I’m convinced have seen some historical moments during their lifetime – especially the creaky wardrobe. We spent most of our time giggling at how high the bed seemed to be too! If you can’t take a running jump to get into bed, your hotel isn’t doing it right.
A special room service breakfast
If there’s one thing we always say we’ll do and then never actually go through with it, it’s ordering room service breakfast. Still a bit tipsy from prosecco and wedding excitement, we got a serious case of The F*ck Its and decided to fill out one of those breakfast forms you leave on the door handle. I figured if we were staying in one of the most luxurious hotels in London, we should make the most of it! I ordered eggs florentine and an orange juice, and him eggs benedict and an apple juice.
And it was so delicious. We sat at the little table in our robes, chatting about the day before and still buzzing from the amazing wedding day we’d just had.
My top tips for Blakes Hotel London
- Tell them when you book if you’re celebrating something special and they’ll arrange some treats, like extra flowers and a champagne reception
- Take plenty of photos while you’re there. There’s so much detail in the rooms, you’ll forget what it looked like!
- Treat yourself to breakfast. Especially when you can enjoy it dressed in your pjs, watching the in-room Sky TV or with the blinds open and looking out over the courtyard.
You can book yourself a room on the Blakes Hotel London website. Have you stayed at Blakes before? Let me know in the comments!please note: some header images are from unsplash.com