West London, United Kingdom

The Cranley Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel has a great spot in Kensington & Chelsea, near Hyde Park & the Natural History Museum
  • There are oodles of free extras including evening bubbly & turndown treats
  • It's a 10-minute walk from Gloucester Road & South Kensington Tube stations
  • The property is a Victorian townhouse with quintessential English décor

"Old-fashioned British propriety" -- Fodor's

92% (13 Member Ratings)

"Really enjoyed my stay, the staff were friendly, the decor of the hotel was lovely and the location was absolutely perfect."
Tom
Jan 09, 2017
Maidstone, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

From Heathrow Airport, take the Piccadilly Line to South Kensington station (a 30-minute journey), which is a 10-minute walk up Old Brompton Road. From Gatwick Airport, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station, and then the District or Circle line to South Kensington.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Set across three Victorian townhouses in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the 4-star Cranley Hotel is an intimate property with only 39 rooms and a quintessentially English feel. Friendly staff greet guests with a welcome drink and deliver free baked treats to your room at turndown.

You'll be surrounded by some of London's most popular attractions -- Hyde Park, the Science Museum, the Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum -- and there are numerous shopping opportunities and restaurants nearby.

There are two Tube stations within 10 minutes' walk: South Kensington and Gloucester Road, both of which connect to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and the theatres of the West End in 15 minutes.

The bedrooms are a good size, with high ceilings, huge windows and antique furniture. Some bathrooms are a tad small (not uncommon in London's historical buildings). Superior Rooms feature handmade queen-sized canopied beds, while Executive Rooms offer king Beaudesert beds. Wi-Fi is free, DVD players are available on request and there are umbrellas to borrow when the weather takes a decidedly British turn.

In the evenings, retire to the pretty lounge for a complimentary glass of bubbly and canapés (7-8pm). Guests can snuggle up by an open fire here in winter. There is no restaurant on site but there's an honesty bar in the lounge and 24-hour room service is available. Breakfast can be taken in the lobby, or in bed at no extra charge.

From the press:


  • "Old-fashioned British propriety is the overall feeling at this small, Victorian-townhouse hotel" -- Fodor's

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Off-street parking (fees apply)

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children under 3 in the Superior Doubles, Executive King, Four Poster King, Four Poster Deluxe, Junior Suite, and Penthouse. Extra bed available on request in the Executive King, Four Poster King, Four Poster Deluxe, Junior Suite and Penthouse: £20 per night for children up to 12 and £40 per night for older children and adults. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

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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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.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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13 Member Reviews
(92% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Really enjoyed my stay, the staff were friendly, the decor of the hotel was lovely and the location was absolutely perfect.
Tom Jan 09, 2017 Maidstone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: A nice clean quiet hotel at a good location in London. The staff were very smart, polite, friendly and helpful.
Other Comments: The area around the hotel is quiet and has restaurants, pubs and a tube station nearby.
Anne Dec 19, 2016 Wokingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The whole experience. Learning about the history of the hotel was good and the Penhaligan's touch was lovely.
Debbie Dec 05, 2016 Essex, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Location and small hotel feel
Beth Dec 04, 2016 Nottingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: \the location was excellent as we were visiting relatives in Kensington. The staff were very welcoming and helpful.
Other Comments: I would certainly stay here again and highly recommend it.
janet Oct 31, 2016 Stockport, United Kingdom
Other Comments: THE ROOM WAS QUITE SMALL, MUCH SMALLER THAN THE LAST TIME WE STAYED THERE. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, DESPITE HAVING THE WINDOW OPEN ALL THE TIME AND THE HEAT OFF, THE ROOM WAS REALLY WARM.
Ann Feb 22, 2016 Cincinnati, OH, United States

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