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Crowne Plaza London - Kensington

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Why We Love It

  • Victorian townhouse in Kensington, with an acre of private gardens
  • Great location, 10 minutes' walk from three museums & Hyde Park
  • Public transport links are excellent
  • It's home to Umami, the highly regarded pan-Asian restaurant

Map & Directions

The hotel is around 30 minutes by taxi from Heathrow Airport. It takes twice as long by public transport -- take the Piccadilly Line on the Underground to Gloucester Road, just around the corner from the hotel. London City Airport is half an hour's drive away and 40 minutes by public transport -- take the DLR to Canning Town, the Jubilee Line to Green Park and then the Piccadilly Line to Gloucester Road. From Gatwick Airport it's about an hour to the hotel, by taxi or train (take the mainline train to Victoria and then the District Line on the Underground to Gloucester Road). There's no on-site parking, but nearby public parking is available (charges apply).

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Set in an upscale corner of West London, the Crowne Plaza London Kensington is a well-equipped townhouse hotel with a boutique feel. Behind its Victorian façade hides a sleek sports bar, a gym with a sauna and -- unusual for a city property -- a leafy acre of private gardens.

The well-reviewed restaurant, Umami, is open daily for dinner and weekday lunches. Dishes are available in two sizes -- small and sharing -- and the London Evening Standard describes the menu as "a brilliant gathering of the best of the pan-Asian table".

The location is excellent for sightseeing and shopping. Ten minutes' walk away is Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, with Harrods and the shops on Kensington High Street a further 10 minutes on foot. Gloucester Road Tube station is just around the corner, bringing you to the heart of the West End in 10 minutes. Business travellers will be a 10-minute taxi journey from Olympia exhibition centre and the City is 30 minutes away by Tube.

Those looking for exercise in the great outdoors can explore Henry VIII's old hunting grounds in neighbouring Hyde Park, a short stroll away. It's ideal for jogging or walking, but there's also a boating lake and open-air swimming at the Serpentine Lido.

Modern rooms are city slick, with pinstripe carpets, rolling desk chairs and double-glazed windows overlooking the garden. Families can be accommodated in Deluxe rooms with two double beds, and connecting rooms are available on request. Upgrade to a split-level suite for longer stays -- they feel more like an apartment. Guests staying in Club rooms also get access to the Club Lounge, where breakfast, beverages and snacks are complimentary. The hotel also has a Quiet Zone, away from ice machines and lifts to ensure a good night's sleep.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers

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 Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm

National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17.95 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

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