Adria Boutique Hotel, London

Adria Boutique Hotel is located in Queen’s Gate, in the heart of Kensington. Opened by Al Rayyan Hospitality, it is twinned with the Doha-based Arumaila Boutique Hotel.

Adria is situated in an original Grade-II listed Victorian townhouse built in 1870, restored to its former glory, with ethnic touches by design consultant Urban Velvet.

Many of the original features of the building have been preserved, such as the grand staircase and the lounge fireplace. The interiors encompasses 1950s-inspired decor in places, with the addition of charming bespoke lightning.

The boutique property is minutes from Gloucester Road underground station and close-by to Hyde Park, luxury shopping mall, Harrods, and the The Royal Albert Hall.

The 24 rooms in the hotel comprises two suites and a mix of single and double rooms. The rooms are not numbered but rather innovatively named with British references such as “Croquet”, “Downing” and “Elizabeth”.

Each of the rooms have been crafted to be unique in design and contain an espresso machine, an iPod dock and a HDiMedia hub. Original commemorative mementos corresponding to the name of the room add an elegant flair to them, and the bathrooms boast marble flooring and walk-in waterfall showers.

The public spaces include a spa, gym and library and there’s a personal butler assigned to every room, emphasising a tailor-made experience as part of its hospitality offering to guests during their stay.

Adria serves a gourmet cuisine, which includes a relaxed breakfast in The Morning Room, with a selection of pastries, yoghurts, fresh fruit, eggs made to order, and an Arabic favourite Fūl medammis – an Egyptian dish of cooked and mashed fava beans served with olive oil, chopped parsley, onion, garlic and lemon juice. The option to request a dish not on the menu is also available.

In line with Qatari culture, the boutique hotel does not serve alcohol however, but there is a wide range of healthy juices and mocktail combinations, along with a classical palette of refreshing teas and coffees.

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