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Rydges Kensington London

Claire Stapleton
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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

93%
Enjoyed This
(435 Member Ratings)
"It’s location was excellent. Friendly staff"
Karen
01. Oct 2018
Chelmsford, UK

Map & Directions

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

From London Heathrow, take the Piccadilly line tube to Gloucester Road. From London Gatwick Airport, take the Gatwick Express to Victoria, then the tube to Gloucester Road. Both journeys take less than 40 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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

Be the first in the queue 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 hotspots of Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge (where you'll find Harrods and Harvey Nichols) are 20 minutes' walk orone tube stop away.

The hotel's Jam Cupboard is a New York-style bar, described as "stylish" by SquareMeal, that 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. There is also a gym.

Superior Queen rooms are on the ground floor and have queen-size beds. Executive King rooms are on higher floors of the hotel and have king-size beds. All rooms have coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Policies

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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

93%
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 01. Oct 2018 Chelmsford, UK
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 25. Sep 2018 Billericay, UK
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 22. Sep 2018 Worthing, UK
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 24. Sep 2018 Doncaster, UK
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 19. Sep 2018 Washington, DC, USA
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 24. Sep 2018 Manchester, UK
Travelzoo Deal Expert
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast, Excellent !
Shirley 16. Sep 2018 Middlesbrough, UK
Enjoyed Most
Outside and inside of Hotel smart and contemporary.
Other Comments
Overall room nice, but small things like door handle loose on bathroom door. Trim on window coming away, when arrived at Breakfast room had to just find a table to sit as no staff in site. Took some time before we were acknowledged and order taken, but breakfast was good once Arrived. Felt the layout of room bit strange with food hidden round the corner.
Andrew 13. Sep 2018 Farnborough, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful breakfast and good staff
Alan 10. Sep 2018 CannockCannock, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely elegant hotel
Other Comments
Great for tourist attractions
14. Sep 2018 Warrington, UK

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