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99% (256 member ratings)

Hotel Xenia

West London, United Kingdom
  • Travelzoo staff went and were impressed by the funky decor such as the transparent piano
  • The location is hard to beat -- it's near Earls Court and Kensington Gardens
  • Walking distance of the Natural History, Science and Victoria & Alfred museums
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99% (256 member ratings)

4.5Value for the Money


160 Cromwell Road
London, SW5 0TL
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The white-pillared, Victorian-style Hotel Xenia sits pretty in South Kensington, less than a five-minute walk from Gloucester Road Tube station. Earls Court, Kensington Gardens and attractions such as the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall are all within a 15-minute stroll of the door.

The lobby is a feast for the eyes, where Vivienne Westwood tapestries, shimmering green chandeliers and faux-snakeskin chairs combine in a fun, modern way.

Rooms are decorated in what Condé Nast Traveler calls "muted biscuit shades," with photos of London landmarks and Union Jack-decorated pillows. Xenia is also tech-savvy: Wi-Fi is free, plug sockets are multinational and tablets by the bed are loaded with local information and room-service menus.

Some of the Classic Rooms are on the small side, but this is common in London's historic buildings. However, some do have balconies, and Executive Rooms have more space around the king-size bed. Extra marks for the espresso machines and treats at turndown time.

Evoluzione, the hotel's conservatory restaurant, marries traditional Italian cooking with nutritional science -- expect delights on the menu such as passatelli with parmesan fondue, and grilled lobster with thyme prawns. However, with three-course meals adding up to less than 800 calories, you're unlikely to leave the hotel any heavier. There's also a bright Champagne bar and the seductive Living Wall cocktail bar with a heated terrace in the herb garden.

From the press:
  • "Bright and bold … and full marks for the bathrobes -- the fluffiest I've ever encountered" -- The Daily Telegraph
  • "Comforting risotto and pasta dishes feature in sensibly sized portions" -- Condé Nast Traveller
  • "The Hotel Xenia in London offers bold design, comfy beds and a stylish bar, close to Earls Court and Kensington Gardens" -- The Daily Telegraph
by Katie Jones
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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Rooms can only accommodate a maximum of two people, except for the Executive Room, which can accommodate a cot/crib for an infant under 1. They are charged at £10 per night and are on request. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

If arriving by Tube from Heathrow Airport, take the Piccadilly line to Gloucester Road -- a five-minute walk from the hotel. Overland trains from Stansted and Gatwick airports connect with the Tube.


  • 160 Cromwell Road
  • London, SW5 0TL
  • United Kingdom

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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