Rydges Kensington London

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 4-star boutique Victorian hotel is in the fashionable Kensington area
  • It is ideally placed for the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The hotel has a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a gym

"This hotel is a good choice for its convenient central-London location, and well-kept rooms" -- Oyster
Enjoyed This
(435 Member Ratings)
"It’s location was excellent. Friendly staff"
Oct 01, 2018
Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

Rydges Kensington London is a 25-minute drive from Heathrow Airport. You can also take the Piccadilly line Tube to Gloucester Road.

The hotel is on Cromwell Road. Less than 200 metres away is the Gloucester Road Underground station on the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines. South Kensington Underground station is approximately 10 minutes' walk away.

Rooms & Rates

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Rydges Kensington London is located in fashionable Kensington and the hotel is a great base for a London city break and has some of the capital's top attractions at its doorstep.

Be the first in line to visit the Natural History Museum, or explore the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design -- both are within 10 minutes' walk of the hotel.

The shopping hot spots of Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge (where you'll find Harrods and Harvey Nichols) are 20 minutes' walk or a short taxi ride away.

The hotel's Jam Cupboard is a New York-style bar that is described as "stylish" by SquareMeal and serves Anglo-European cuisine, wine and cocktails. The Polo Bar Kensington is a classic English-style pub lounge that serves light snacks and shows live sport on big TV screens. There is also a gym.

Superior Queen rooms are on the ground floor and Executive King rooms are on higher floors of the hotel. All rooms have coffee makers and free Wi-Fi.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guests are only permitted in the Executive King rooms only. Extra guest charges apply as follows: £40 per person, per night, for children and adults aged 3 and over. This includes breakfast. Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. This does not include breakfast. Extra beds or cots are on request, please use the Special Requests field to request an extra bed or cot. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an infant's cot/crib or an extra bed and confirm the age of the third guest.

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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(435 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Kensington Plaza Hotel Ltd (t/a Rydges Kensington London) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It’s location was excellent. Friendly staff
Other Comments
Noisy room a problem..... could hear people above and to the side of us.... quite noisy. Room and bathroom a bit cramped. Shame really as those things spoiled it. Otherwise would have been lovely
Karen Oct 01, 2018 Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location near to station. The staff were always helpful and friendly. Clean
Other Comments
The staff, especially at reception and in the bar and restaurant were always friendly and helpful. We were slightly disappointed with our executive room, thought it would have been bigger, but it was comfortable and clean.
Barbara Sep 25, 2018 Billericay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great cooked full English breakfast. Location of the hotel is good.
Other Comments
Atmosphere of room, dark and cold, location of room in hotel, next to the cleaners cupboard down a smelly narrow corridor and the view out of window. Curtains were already shut in the daylight when we arrived. Glad it was on a deal and didn't pay full price.
Deborah Sep 24, 2018 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast and size of room
Other Comments
Really decent size room for a_ a London hotel and b) the price. Location was excellent. Very quiet.
isabel Sep 24, 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Other Comments
All satisfactory apart from the electronic "key" which opened the room and also operated the lift (going up). We had all sorts of trouble with this and had to get it changed at the desk after a couple of uses. It appeared that we were not the only guests who had problems with them. Breakfast was satisfactory although surprised that we were not served a pot of coffee rather than having to go and serve ourselves at the breakfast buffet. Never experienced this before at a hotel.
Martin Sep 22, 2018 Worthing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice, clean hotel. The rooms are not big but they are clean and comfortable. @ blocks from the Piccadelli tube line. Their hotel bar is good and the bartender was excellent. Happy to have a breakfast in the hotel every morning. I would book this hotel again.
Pia Sep 19, 2018 Washington, DC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location very convenient.
Other Comments
Taking a deposit on arrival that we do not get back for a week after leaving is shoddy practise and leaves a nasty taste. Advertise it if you plan to do it!
Gerald Sep 17, 2018 SudburySudbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff. Good location
Adele Sep 17, 2018 Leeds, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast, Excellent !
Shirley Sep 16, 2018 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely elegant hotel
Other Comments
Great for tourist attractions
Sep 14, 2018 Warrington, United Kingdom

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