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COMO the Halkin Hotel in London

The traditional COMO The Halkin Belgravia hotel in london. “here not so easy to find a hotel in central London more
discreet over this & historical Halkin excels in the art of displaying assured of the self confidence in
what is does.
Here is very easy to walk in past without even noticing its existence; &my hunch is that this is exactly how the
Halkin and its special guests prefer it.
This greatest hotel, set on a palatial side street of handsome Georgian properties, is a five-minute walk only
from the Hyde Park and the Hyde Park Corner tube station. Only this is the very heart of discreet & residential
Belgravia so here’s a lack of shops nearby but a surfeit of hushed prosperity with the embassies of
Belgrave Square also located at the end of the street.
Historical Halkin doesn’t brag about its sleek, uncluttered looks, curved-ash-wood-walled corridors or honeyed
maple wood fittings. Here is no ‘statement’ art pieces on all the walls. Yet the cream tones exude contented
quietude rather than blandness. All the sound insulation here is quite incredible; & seldom you will get a
sounder night’s sleep here in London, also think about Asian minimal meets soft touches of Art Deco.
Especially the former car park (which looks more like a renovated 19th century warehouse from the outside)
has bijou dimensions but now still manages to squeeze in a decent-sized basement gym which, unusually for London,
has windows and natural lighting. Here’s the usual valet and laundry facilities but the real bonus is the access
to the soporifically pretty Belgrave Sqaure garden. So closed to all but local type of residents but, on request,
the concierge will walk up with you and will let you in within the hotel’s access key.
All the 41 rooms are very spacious by London standards and the entry-level City Rooms have marble-floored bathrooms,
also soothing cream tones and views out over the sleepy, leafy side streets of Belgravia. Toiletries are from the
in-house of Shambala range and here Samsung 40-inch TV offers yoga and meditation channels (yoga mats are in
the wardrobe). The como hotels owner Christina Ong’s uncluttered aesthetic manifests here in what is a strong shout
for being the quietest urban hotels in London.
The ‘Ametsa with Arzak Instruction’ is the most pretentious name for a restaurant in London and the ceiling of the
small type of dining room, fully filled with hundreds of spice filled test tubes is rather eccentric. But the
nine-course tasting & the menu created by Sergio Sanz Blanco, within a partnership of the famed Arzak gastro temple
in the San Sebastian, is a Neo-Basque triumph of culinary fireworks. Here’s also a tapas inspired during
afternoon tea and a fulsome breakfast to order, with various Iberian touches including eggs with piquillo peppers
and Iberico ham.
Few of rooms here are interconnecting and the hotel provides mini-slippers and robes, milder bath products and
Usbourne books to kids. Here’s a (very small) children’s menu in the bar area too but the Halkin is too quiet for
most young ones to feel at home. Here’s no outdoor space to play and the atmosphere would bore most children.

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