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Hotel Xenia

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Why We Love It

  • 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 & Albert museums

Enjoyed This
(10 Member Ratings)
"Yes very much so!"
Dec 06, 2016
Walsall, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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; 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 Traveler
  • "The Hotel Xenia in London offers bold design, comfy beds and a stylish bar, close to Earls Court and Kensington Gardens" -- The Daily Telegraph



  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(10 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Xenia Hotel London over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Yes very much so!
Helena Dec 06, 2016 Walsall, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very helpful staff . Luxurious rooms
Shirley Nov 23, 2016 Colwyn bay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
breakfast in the conservatory
Other Comments
Loved Hotel Xenia – nice room, friendly staff, lovely breakfast in pleasant surroundings; a haven of peace in a busy area. We will certainly stay there again.
Peter Sep 01, 2016 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Melanie Aug 08, 2016 Bristol, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were fantastic and the hotel is spotless
Other Comments
There are restrictions on when can use the £15 spens which make it almost of little use Standard Room we has was very very small
Brian Nov 15, 2016 Teesside, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, nice room and L'Occitane toiletries.
Other Comments
Just nice staff, really helpful.
Chris Aug 11, 2016 abbots langley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Decor, staff, cleanliness, breakfast
Danielle Jul 25, 2016 Lancs, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
First class rooms with added extras. Hotel done to very high standard and excellent staff.
Julie Aug 03, 2016 ILKLEY, United Kingdom

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