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The Hari’s personal ad would read: debonair type seeks discerning companion with a penchant for modern glamour and a liking for Italian cuisine. Desired but not essential: knows their way round a cigar humidor.
Rooms at The Hari have a distinctly masculine vibe: think cowhide rug, pinstripe throws and a dark muted colour palette. It’s all very cowboys and businessmen. Bed lamps hang from the ceiling and deskside a plug caddy is built in. Gold-framed photographs decorate bedroom walls – Julianne Moore survey’s the room through Titian-hued hair, saucily dressed in heels, underwear and bushels of jewellery. All-marble bathrooms are softened with Ikebana arrangements and after your bubble bath you’ll find rosewater- and lemon-flavoured Turkish delights on your pillow.
What’s for breakfast?
A continental buffet tots in at £20 or for those who know what, when and how they want something – from Nutella and banana crepes to spelt and oat, dairy-free porridge – it’s best to order a la carte.
How about lunch and dinner?
Il Pampero’s menu is dominated by pasta – and with good reason. Bypass fish options in favour of the cacio e pepe. Watch on as your dish is tossed in a gigantic wheel of pecorino tableside before being plated up in the most theatrical of manners. Designed with punchy floor tiles and copper finishes, grab a banquette by the window for an intimate meal. End with a vegan-friendly “bomb al limone” or chestnut profiteroles with warm chocolate sauce.
Is there a bar?
The Hari Bar, located on the first floor opens until 1am. Order The Hari – a tipple made with Jensen Gin, masala chai, honey and gold – before heading out to the Garden Terrace in search of the cigar bar. After surveying the cigar humidor, pair your Cuban with another round of Haris.
Head to the gym on the first floor or ask a member of the concierge team for more information on popular jogging routes. Ladies (don’t worry we’re not about to sign you up to a hen party) – can also avail of preferential day rates at Grace Belgravia, a swish neighbouring health club dedicated to women.
Things You Should Know
Beside your bed, you’ll find a Handy smartphone, free to use during your stay. You get unlimited local and international calls, free internet, latest travel finds from Luxos (although we’d suggest hitting up suitcasemag.com instead) and hotel services are on speed dial. Essentially, you won’t need to worry about roaming charges (or getting lost).
Within a short walk you’ll find…
Not far from Sloane Square, a playground of stores await. Closer to home, you’ll find Anya Hindmarch Bespoke at Pont Street. If you like beautiful materials and pieces that are made especially for you, you’ll easily spend an hour (or two) there.
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