lobby, library, bar/brasserie, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), access to nearby health club/spa, unsuitable for disabled.
in restaurant and lobby.
all ages welcomed.
only guide dogs allowed.
all major cards.
per room B&B (continental) from £277. A la carte £25.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Location, location, location; the small but perfectly formed Levin is just a credit card toss from Harrods, close to the designer stores and cultural hubs of Knightsbridge and a stroll from the green lungs of Hyde Park. Guests laud the accommodating, knowledgeable service, overseen by general manager Joanne Taylor-Stagg, who also runs the larger luxurious sibling, The Capital, a couple of doors away (see entry). They also praise the stylish interiors, lurking behind the red brick facade with echoes of a New York town house, from the pale duck egg blue lobby with Art Nouveau flourishes to the striking light installation plunging five floors through the stairwell. Rooms mix crisp yet warm contemporary interiors with Designers Guild fabrics, marble bathrooms and Nespresso machines; light-washed junior suites overlook Basil Street with sofa beds for children, while higher and rear rooms may be quieter. Continental breakfast is served in the lobby – more significant options await at The Capital – while the bright yet discreet basement bistro offers informal all-day dining, perhaps spinach, blue cheese and red onion frittata, or chicken and leek pie.