Kensington Close Hotel - London

Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SP  show map
 4 stars
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Kensington Close Hotel - London

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Verified Reviews:

  • Situated in a silent street - Rooms are of better standard - Excellent value for money - Attentive service
  • Room was nice, comfortable - Full english breakfast - Location is great for albert hall and the museums
  • Taxis are always outside - Staff was great - Breakfast good - Rooms are small but clean
  • Food in the hotel is sufficient - Staff were very helpful - Bar is large and pleasant
  • Hotel staff very helpful - Room was small - 2 minutes walk to tube station - cafe and restaurants only short walk from hotel

Overview

The four-star Kensington Close Hotel and Spa enjoys close proximity to the main shopping areas in central London.

This stylish and modern hotel boasts a sauna and indoor pool.

All 550 contemporary rooms feature satellite TV with large screen and private bathroom.

Senses restaurant offers traditional cuisine and the Blue Smoke serves international menu.

High Street Kensington Subway Station is within 150m.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   708.

Rooms

All rooms feature Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, TV with radio channels, satellite TV and pay movies, hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone with voice mail, work desk with lamp, trouser press/ironing board, safe and full bathroom.

A 24-hour room service is available.

Dining options

Full English or Continental Buffet breakfast is served at the Senses restaurant daily.

Senses restaurant is a classic dining experience with traditional menu.

Blue Smoke specializes in international dishes and boasts of stylish décor.

Lions bar is inspired with large LCD screens and offers a selection of drinks.

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

Services

Free Wi-Fi is provided through the hotel.

Leisure

Sauna , fitness center, Spa & Health Club, hot tub, indoor pool – all these leisure options are available at the hotel.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to guests with disabilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Paid swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Twin bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Armchair

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SP

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City Center
  • London
    4.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    2.5 km
  • Marylebone Station
    3.3 km
Underground stations
  • Gloucester Road
    800 m
  • High Street Kensington
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • The Muffin Man Tea Shop
    70 m
  • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
    40 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    708

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Rooms and availability

All rooms feature Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, TV with radio channels, satellite TV and pay movies, hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone with voice mail, work desk with lamp, trouser press/ironing board, safe and full bathroom.

A 24-hour room service is available.

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Size: 14 m²
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  • Private bathroom
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Comfortable non smoking room is furnished in warm colors in a clean and modern style. It is provided with en suite bathroom and a spacious work area with the desk.

Room facilities
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      More spacious than and well-furnished room is provided with bathroom with all modern amenities and a comfortable work area with the desk.

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        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SP

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        City Center
        • London
          4.6 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Paddington Station
          2.5 km
        • Marylebone Station
          3.3 km
        Underground stations
        • Gloucester Road
          800 m
        • High Street Kensington
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • The Muffin Man Tea Shop
          70 m
        • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
          40 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of floors:
          7
        • Number of rooms:
          708

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonKensington Close Hotel

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

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        Kensington Close Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        High Street Kensington is a luxurious shopping area within 160m

        Kensington Palace with adjoining gardens is within 482m

        Natural History Museum houses various artifacts and is located within 800m

        Victoria & Albert Museum, a world-class art museum is within 800m

        Buckingham Palace, a royal residence is within 1.6km

        Harrods, the world’s largest shopping center is within 1.2km

        Knightsbridge, a popular entertainment area is within 1.2km

        Oxford Street, a shopping area is within 2.4km

        Kensington High Street, 400 m, the main shopping street in Kensington

        Envie D'Art, 600 m, a new generation art gallery

        Saint Stephens Church, 600 m, an Anglican church

        Tourist attractions

        Places of interest

        • Saint Stephens Church - 600 m
        • The Elfin Oak - 600 m
        • Holy Trinity Church - 900 m
        • The Harrington Club - 1.0 km
        • The Albert Memorial - 1.0 km
        • Ismaili Centre - 1.0 km
        • South Kensington Milestone - 1.1 km

        Convention centers

        • Earls Court Exhibition Centre - 900 m

        Shopping areas

        • Kensington High Street - 400 m

        Amusement

        • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 900 m
        • Cinema Lumiere - 1.1 km

        Museums

        • KENSINGTON PALACE State Apartments - 700 m
        • Baden-Powell House Museum - 800 m
        • The Dana Centre - 900 m
        • Friends Of The V & A - 1.0 km
        • Royal College of Music - 1.0 km

        Theaters

        • The Royal Albert Hall - 1.0 km

        Underground stations

        • High Street Kensington - 100 m
        • Gloucester Road - 700 m
        • Earl's Court - 800 m
        • Notting Hill Gate Station - 1.1 km

        Local attractions

        • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 1.6 km
          Hyde Park, London
        • Kensington Gardens - 1.9 km
          The Magazine Storeyard, London
        • Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial - 2.0 km
          Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
        • Harrods - 2.0 km
          87-135 Brompton Road, London
        • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising - 1.9 km
          2 Colville Mews, London

        Near the hotel

        • Kensington Palace - 740 m
          The Broad Walk, London
        • Tardis Police Box - 770 m
          236 Earls Court Road, London
        • Baden-Powell House - 950 m
          65-67 Queens Gate, London
        • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 1.1 km
          Prince Consort Road, London
        • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery - 770 m
          12 Holland Park Road, London
        • Opera Holland Park - 800 m
          Holland Park, London
        • Natural History Museum - 1.2 km
          Cromwell Road, London

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Muffin Man Tea Shop - 70 m

          Address: 12 Wrights Lane
          Phone: 020 7937 6652

          69% likes this, based on 286 reviews
          Price Range: CAD 26 - CAD 38

        • Bugis Street Restaurant - 60 m

          Address: Scarsdale Place
          Phone: +44 (0) 20 7937 7211

          68% likes this, based on 20 reviews

        • Babylon - 220 m

          Address: 99 Kensington High Street
          Phone: +44 20 7368 3993

          71% likes this, based on 343 reviews
          Cuisine: British
          Price Range: CAD 105 - CAD 412

        • Thai Terrace - 40 m

          Address: 14 Wrights Lane
          Phone: 020 7938 3585

          50% likes this, based on 100 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai

        • Lion D'Or - 50 m

          Address: The Copthorne Hotel
          Phone: 44 (0) 13 4234 880

          86% likes this, based on 27 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: CAD 65 - CAD 108

        Getting there.

        From Heathrow Airport

        By car the transfer lasts about 30 minutes. Follow signs from M4, Eastbound to Central London. M4 Leads into A4. Continue over the Hammersmith Flyover into Cromwell Road, turn left into Marloes Road just before Cromwell Hospital. Follow Marloes Road until it veers to the left. Turn right and you are there.

        By Heathrow Express the transfer to Paddington Station lasts about 20 minutes. Then you can take a taxi at price GBP8.

        Taxi costs GBP60.

        By bus the transfer costs GBP2.

        From Gatwick Airport

        By car the transfer lasts about 75minutes and you need to turn onto the M23 to M25 at Junction 7. Follow signs for Heathrow then take Junction 15, then same as from Heathrow.

        By Gatwick Express the transfer lasts 30 minutes into Victoria Station. Change for the Circle Line on the Underground clockwise towards Notting Hill Gate. Station: High Street Kensington.

        From London City Airport

        By car the transfer lasts about 45 minutes. Head west on Hartmann Rd toward Camel Rd. Head for the A4/ Piccadilly, Slight right at A315/Knightsbridge, continue to follow A315, turn left at Wrights Lane and turn left again at Scarsdale Place.

        By train: from the dockland rail station at London City airport travel to Liverpool street and change to the Circle Line (anti-clockwise) towards Notting Hill Gate. Station: High Street Kensington.

        From London Luton Airport

        By train take a first Capital connect train to King’s Cross Thames link and then change onto the Circle line (Westbound) on the Underground, via Notting Hill Gate. Stop: High Street Kensington.

        By coach the travel time is about 90 minutes.

        From London Stansted Airport

        By train take the train to London Liverpool Street (50 minutes) and then change onto the Circle Line on the Underground. Stop: High Street Kensington.

        Getting around.

        High Street Kensington Subway Station is within 150m.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of floors:
          7
        • Number of rooms:
          708

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonKensington Close Hotel

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

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        Kensington Close Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kensington Close Hotel

        Average guest rating

        6.4out of 10
        Good
        Based on 1375 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        5.2
        Rooms
        6.2
        Service
        6.3
        Value
        7.3
        Dining
        5.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple
          7.4

          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.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

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

        • Group of friends
          8.2

          The hotel offers great value for a decent prize.

        • Couple
          9.2

          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

        • Single
          9.2

          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.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          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

        • Single
          10.0

          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.

        • Single
          7.0

          All good, room was tiny though!

        • Single
          7.4

          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.

        • Single
          4.6

          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.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          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.

        • Single
          9.2

          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

        • Single
          7.0

          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.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

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

        • Couple
          5.4

          The location was convenient and quiet.

          The hotel building was somewhat tired. The skirting boards in our room were in a state of disrepair and the bathroom ceiling had a dark stain in it. This hotel would not be considered to be of 4 star level internationally. However London is different and perhaps one should pay more to get a good hotel room.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Kensington Close Hotel - London London location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SP

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          4.6 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Paddington Station
          2.5 km
        • Marylebone Station
          3.3 km
        Underground stations
        • Gloucester Road
          800 m
        • High Street Kensington
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • The Muffin Man Tea Shop
          70 m
        • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
          40 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of floors:
          7
        • Number of rooms:
          708

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonKensington Close Hotel

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

        Use Badge