Kensington Close Hotel - London

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 35 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

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 deluxe Kensington Close Hotel is a 4-star property set next to British Museum, National Gallery and Stamford Bridge. An example of imperial architecture, this hotel was opened in 1900 and was fully restored in 2012.

The convenient location near High Street Kensington subway station offers an access to restaurants and bars as well as shopping centers and stores. London city center is 5 km away.

The hotel is situated near a museum, a tower and a college.

A local bus stop is 250 meters away. Fast access to London City airport within 20 km is provided.

Rooms

There are 708 cozy rooms fitted with satellite TV, a work area, a closet, a rollaway bed and individual climate control. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with a roll in shower, free toiletries and towels along with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the café. Fine contemporary specialties are proposed at the brand new restaurant. Guests may choose from the Lounge bar and the Senses" Main Restaurant, The "blue Smoke restaurant on site. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Lion D'Or and Thai Terrace are about 50 meters from the property.

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

Services

Kensington Close Hotel offers a meeting room, a catering service and a photocopier to satisfy the needs of business guests.

Relax

On-site treatments include beauty therapy, steam baths and reflex massage. A gym and a fitness center are among the on-site facilities.

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.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Paid swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
    2.9 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.4 mi
Underground stations
  • Earl's Court
    2700 ft
  • High Street Kensington
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • The Muffin Man Tea Shop
    300 ft
  • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
    200 ft
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

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Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 305 sq. feet
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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.

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    Size: 305 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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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

        hotel Kensington Close Hotel - London London location
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        Hotel Address:

        Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SP

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          2.9 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Paddington Station
          1.4 mi
        Underground stations
        • Earl's Court
          2700 ft
        • High Street Kensington
          700 ft
        • Bus stop
          1000 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Muffin Man Tea Shop
          300 ft
        • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
          200 ft
        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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        Kensington Close Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Hackelbury Fine Art - 1700 ft
        • Hop on Hop off Plus - 1700 ft
        • Envie D'Art - 2000 ft
        • The Royal Albert Hall - 3300 ft

        Places of interest

        • The Elfin Oak - 2000 ft
        • Saint Stephens Church - 2000 ft
        • Holy Trinity Church - 3000 ft
        • The Albert Memorial - 3300 ft
        • Ismaili Centre - 3300 ft

        Convention centers

        Shopping areas

        • Kensington High Street - 1400 ft
        • Baden-Powell House - 3300 ft

        Amusement

        • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 3000 ft

        Museums

        • Opera Holland Park - 1400 ft
        • KENSINGTON PALACE State Apartments - 2300 ft
        • Baden-Powell House Museum - 2700 ft
        • The Dana Centre - 3000 ft
        • Royal College of Music - 3300 ft
        • Friends Of The V & A - 3300 ft

        Underground stations

        • High Street Kensington - 400 ft
        • Gloucester Road - 2300 ft
        • Earl's Court - 2300 ft

        Local attractions

        • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 5200 ft
          Hyde Park, London
        • Kensington Gardens - 1.2 mi
          The Magazine Storeyard, London
        • Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial - 1.2 mi
          Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
        • Harrods - 1.2 mi
          87-135 Brompton Road, London
        • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising - 1.2 mi
          2 Colville Mews, London

        Near the hotel

        • Kensington Palace - 2500 ft
          The Broad Walk, London
        • Tardis Police Box - 2600 ft
          236 Earls Court Road, London
        • Baden-Powell House - 3200 ft
          65-67 Queens Gate, London
        • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 3500 ft
          Prince Consort Road, London
        • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery - 2600 ft
          12 Holland Park Road, London
        • Opera Holland Park - 2700 ft
          Holland Park, London
        • Natural History Museum - 3800 ft
          Cromwell Road, London

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Muffin Man Tea Shop - 300 ft

          Address: 12 Wrights Lane
          Phone: 020 7937 6652

          69% likes this, based on 286 reviews
          Price Range: USD 20 - USD 29

        • Bugis Street Restaurant - 200 ft

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

          68% likes this, based on 20 reviews

        • Babylon - 800 ft

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

          71% likes this, based on 343 reviews
          Cuisine: British
          Price Range: USD 80 - USD 313

        • Thai Terrace - 200 ft

          Address: 14 Wrights Lane
          Phone: 020 7938 3585

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

        • Lion D'Or - 200 ft

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

          86% likes this, based on 27 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: USD 50 - USD 82

        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

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

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        Kensington Close Reviews

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

        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

        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
          2.9 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Paddington Station
          1.4 mi
        Underground stations
        • Earl's Court
          2700 ft
        • High Street Kensington
          700 ft
        • Bus stop
          1000 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Muffin Man Tea Shop
          300 ft
        • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
          200 ft
        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

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

        Use Badge