Holiday Inn London Kensington

ex. Kensington Close

Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SPshow map
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Overview

Holiday Inn London Kensington is an 8-story hotel in a shopping area of London providing a tennis court, a sauna and a barber shop. The property opened in 1900 and features historical architecture.

The hotel is located in Hackney district, 1150 meters from Science Museum . This prestigious venue is 5 km away from the center of London.

The venue is a short walk to shopping centers, boutiques and stores.

Offering fast and easy access to a gallery, a tower and a college, the hotel is 5 minute walk from High Street Kensington subway station. A mere 25 minutes’ drive from London City.

Rooms

The property comprises 708 cozy rooms equipped with climate control, a dressing room, an iron with ironing board, a closet and IDD telephone. Decorated in contemporary design, the rooms offer en suite bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and terry bathrobes as well as an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the bar guests may enjoy buffet breakfast. A fine selection of Turkish dishes is served at the garden restaurant. There is an onsite Lions bar to relax in. Guests can dine at The Muffin Man Tea Shop and Thai Terrace located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 13.50 per person per night. 

Services

Offering car rental services, Holiday Inn London Kensington induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

On-site treatments include full body massage, a body scrub and facials. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 35 per day.

The hotel personnel speaks English, German, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Arabic, Croatian.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   708.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Scanner
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washer & dryer

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 16 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Royal College of ArtRoyal College of Art3000 ft
Earls Court Exhibition CentreEarls Court Exhibition Centre3000 ft
Baden-Powell HouseBaden-Powell House3300 ft
Natural History MuseumNatural History Museum3300 ft
Opera Holland ParkOpera Holland Park1400 ft
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall3300 ft
High Street KensingtonHigh Street Kensington400 ft
Gloucester RoadGloucester Road2300 ft
Earl's CourtEarl's Court2300 ft
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The Muffin Man Tea ShopThe Muffin Man Tea Shop200 ft12 Wrights Lane
Thai TerraceThai Terrace100 ft14 Wrights Lane
Lion D'OrLion D'Or200 ftThe Copthorne Hotel
Bugis Street RestaurantBugis Street Restaurant200 ftScarsdale Place
BabylonBabylon700 ft99 Kensington High Street
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London ZooLondon Zoo3.0 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station1.5 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.8 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.2 mi
Apollo Victoria TheatreApollo Victoria Theatre2.1 mi
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station3700 ft
Pimlico StationPimlico Station2.6 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station2.9 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station3.0 mi
Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea1.7 miRoyal Hospital Road
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace2.2 miBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 2.5 miSoho
Waterloo BridgeWaterloo Bridge2.5 mi LondonEngland
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 2.8 mi20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)10.0 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.4 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)4300 ft
Paddington Station1.4 mi
Underground
High Street Kensington700 ft
Earl's Court2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  1610  reviews
  • 1.8
    Guest rating

    Excellent all round service.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I liked the location of the hotel - close to underground; the lounge area, the cleanliness of the room and the reception service.

    The room was comfortable but very small.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    like the spa and fact that checkout time was 12oc!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel offers great value for a decent prize.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The rooms were very clean, the staff were extemely nice and helpful and the location was grear

    There were some very loud noises every morning, not sure what they were from but constantly woke us up

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I was unhappy with the original room allocated and they kindly moved me to a superior room

    It wasn't pointed out at time of booking that the leisure facilities were extra at £8 per day. This is a fault with both Booked.net & the hotel themselves however i created enough fuss to get to use the facilities at no extra charge.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Near to tube and Kensington High Street,never had time to use spa but would use this hotel again for location

    Room was a bit poky and bathroom could do with upgrading but very clean! Hotel bar was overpriced

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I think it is an excellent value hotel in a sensational location that is safe, clean and friendly, and also close to many good tourist spots, including museums, shopping, some grat bars including the Builders Arms, and as an added bonus the number 9 bus that takes a short but spectacular trip into the West End, stops right on the high street only a short walk away.

    I left my lap top computer power cord in my hotel room, room 411, last weekend when I stayed there, and as yet no-one has contacted me to let me know if it can be returned. I obviously need to use my lap top very soon.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    All good, room was tiny though!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location was good for me since I had friends nearby and the transport links were good. The inside looks much better than the outside.

    The bathroom and parts of the common areas looked a little tired. It also had the appearance of a large hostel from the outside.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Virtually nothing apart from the location which is very handy to shopping and the tube station.

    All other reviews of this hotel are correct. It is more a 2 star hotel than a 4 star hotel. The room was shabby, run down and dirty. The side of the bath had fallen off and they had left that on the bathroom floor. A used shower cap was left in the bathroom. The shower did not work at all.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff friendly and helpful. Great location for exploring London

    I chose the hotel due to the fact it was a spa hotel and was therefore suprised and disapointed to have to pay extra to use these facilities.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    staff very polite and helpful

    i needed to print the tplane tickets and there were no printers avai;able and the only was that was there was broken, so i couldn t print anything

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good facilities, close to tube

    Price for the gym, pool etc is very high and only covers 1 calendar day - so for a 1 night stay you would have to pay twice if you wanted a swim in the morning. I really resent being charged a 15% service charge (isnt it usually 10% elsewhere) on a drink I have gone to the bar and collected myself - again on top of a very high price. Breakfast very slow entering due to a queue and too keen to clear - took away unfinished coffee, juice and untouched food while I went for toast less than 5 minutes after I was shown to the table.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    It was quite comfortable. Hotel locate in a good and calm area. Stuff works very operative and room cleaning has a very high level.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  1610 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 16 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)10.0 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.4 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)4300 ft
Paddington Station1.4 mi
Underground
High Street Kensington700 ft
Earl's Court2700 ft
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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