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Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Review: Very un-Belgravia, this intimate, unstuffy, well-run and friendly hotel feels more privately owned than belonging to an international chain. Surprisingly spacious bedrooms are decorated in attractive blues, greens and pinks with comfortable wood furniture. All have two telephone lines, espresso machines, iPod docking stations and high-speed Internet access. The suites offer more luxury and are very well appointed. Mimosa restaurant is informal, with its own bar and an international menu; it has al fresco tables behind tubs of flowers on the pavement outside for people-watching during the summer months. Traditional afternoon tea can be taken in the inviting wood-paneled lounge. You can also charge to your room at the restaurants of the adjacent sister hotel, The Jumeirah Carlton Tower, where guests have complimentary access to the health club and pool. Just next door, the Halkin Arcade is full of shops selling good art and antiques.