capital luxury boutique hotel room knightsbridge london

At Home In London: The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge

I love a big, bustling city as much as the next gal, but when I'm visiting one I still need my creature comforts. London is an amazing place to be during the holidays but to call that a busy time is a gross understatement. So John and I were delighted by the opportunity to stay at the luxurious Capital Hotel in posh Knightsbridge.

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Turn down a quiet street just steps from the world famous Harrods department store and you'll find this charming property. We were greeted by the warm and friendly staff, who immediately took our suitcases from our hands and welcomed us to our room. What I like when I arrive at a hotel is to feel like I'm staying in the guest room at someone's home. While this is usually the feeling at a B&B, I also find it at the world's best boutique hotels. And what a beautiful room this was!

capital luxury boutique hotel room knightsbridge london

capital hotel london knightsbridge room

It's easy to feel the care and loving attention to detail that the owners put into this hotel.  The original owner has been looking after it for 40 years along with his daughter, hand-picking each staff member. The cornerstone of any luxury establishment is the care exhibited by its staff and we felt like welcome members of their family throughout our stay. After a tiring journey in we relaxed in our room with a delicious spread of tea and scrumptious freshly baked soft cookies (chocolate chip and white chocolate raspberry - divine!)

capital hoteOur room was filled with unique touches and special amenities, including a well-appointed bathroom with oversized robes and a selection of Kiehl's and Bulgari bath products.

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We also loved this closet -- I don't think I've ever seen such a marvellous space to unpack in, even in other five-star hotels...

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That pretty umbrella is super-strong and essential for London weather. On clear mornings, perhaps a jog through nearby Hyde Park?

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Each morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast, which guests can take in the lovely main level dining room or in their rooms at no additional charge. We love breakfast in bed so we usually chose the latter option. Fresh fruit, juice and yoghurt, served with beautiful pastries, cereal, muesli or for just a few pounds more, a hot cooked English-style breakfast with eggs, sausages and bacon. You'll need all that energy for a day of exploring or working in London.

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The Capital Hotel is a member of the Great Hotels of the World Luxury Collection. Double rooms start from £230. For more information or to book, please visit or call 020 7380 3658.

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8 years ago

The hotel looks fantastic! You are indeed lucky enough to acquire this hotel during peak season. You must have prepared for this vacation.

8 years ago
Reply to  Sarah Park

It is and we did, Sarah =)

8 years ago

Looks like a great hotel! And I love when hotels allow you to have breakfast in your room at no additional charge. I am not a morning person and having to get up extra early not to miss breakfast is never fun.

8 years ago
Reply to  Jennifer

Our thoughts exactly! =)

8 years ago

I stopped reading after the picture of cookies. Because I don’t need to know anything else, if there is a hotel in Knightsbridge that will give me those cookies then I’m sold!

8 years ago
Reply to  Emily in Chile

I’m still dreaming about them…warm and gooey in the middle with so much flavour and the delicate, crispy edges…mmmm…take me back there!

8 years ago

Looks very much how I picture a posh London Hotel to look, will keep it in mind for my next visit to London.

8 years ago
Reply to  Laurel

Such a lovely place to stay – I hope you have the chance to check it out! =)

8 years ago

Looks nice! That breakfast looks amazing, and any place that gives you cookies is alright by me!

8 years ago
Reply to  Ali

You do have to order the cookies but they are SO worth it – seriously the best I’ve had in a long time…

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