The Capital

‘Old-fashioned hospitality and exceptional cuisine’ come together at this ‘intimate’ luxury hotel. More

Contact details

The Capital
22–24 Basil Street
Knightsbridge
London
Greater London
SW3 1AT
England
020 7589 5171
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

49.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, sitting room, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, access to nearby health club/spa, only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

small dogs allowed, on request.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] room only £280–£425. Continental breakfast £16, cooked breakfast £19.50. À la carte £55 (plus 12½% discretionary service charge).

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Old-fashioned hospitality and exceptional cuisine’ come together at this ‘intimate’ luxury hotel. ‘The team cultivates a strong relationship with each and every guest,’ writes a Guide reader, himself no mean hotelier, in 2016. Launched by Scotsman David Levin 45 years ago on a quiet back street, it is now owned by Richard Chiu of Warwick Hotels and Resorts. But Kate Levin (David’s daughter)  continues as general manager. Mount the stone steps and enter the flower- and painting-filled lobby to be greeted by one of the professional, long-standing staff. Head concierge Clive Smith, who has been here 25 years, has plenty of local information to share. From single rooms to spacious suites, each bedroom is elegantly styled with a mix of antique and modern English furnishings; all have a customisable minibar, and oversized bathrobes in a marble bathroom. At dinner, book a table in ‘talented’ chef Nathan Outlaw’s Michelin-starred restaurant, where the menu specialises in ‘exceptional’ seafood, perhaps hake, mussels, cider and clotted cream sauce. Fancy a more informal meal? Pop into the bar, or sister hotel The Levin, next door (see entry). (Neil Kedward). This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

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Special offers

Weekend special offer

Special rates are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday”s with a minimum condition of a two night minimum stay.  Includes: full English breakfast, Sunday afternoon tea for two,  late checkout for Sunday departures. Doubles from £295 per night. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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The Capital
22–24 Basil Street
Knightsbridge
London
Greater London
SW3 1AT

Guest comments

'Capital offers old fashioned London hospitality with exceptional cuisine. This is an intimate luxury hotel where the team cultivates a strong relationship with each and every guest. Its restaurant is run by one of the most talented chefs in the country in Nathan Outlaw whose 2 star restaurant in Cornwall is famed for his exceptional seafood. The hotel is also ideally located to enjoy the shopping in Knightsbridge and easy to access without enduring too much west end traffic.’ ' - Neil Kedward - October, 2015
'We had dinner in Nathan Outlaw's restaurant in the Capital. Outstanding, with a bottle of Mr Levin's Sauvignon to wash it down. The staff were very good, even finding out where the butter was sourced! Mr Levin sets high standards. ' - Robert and Shirley Lyne - March, 2013
'Light wood-panelled dining room with eye-catching prints. Comprehensive wine list. Tables well spaced. Service almost too attentive. Meal good but not exceptional. ' - RG - November, 2011

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