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
Parking

GBP 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Cafe

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Facial

Body wraps

Body scrub

Back massage

Reflex massage

Head massage

Full body massage

Steam room

Turkish bath

Solarium

Treatment room

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 prestigious 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

Kensington Close Hotel offers cozy rooms with central heating, a laptop, a wardrobe, direct dial phone and an in-room safe as well as an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher. Decorated in standard design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a roll in shower, guest toiletries and towels.

Eat & Drink

A delicious buffet breakfast is served in the dining room. The lounge restaurant serves dishes of Turkish cuisine. Guests can try hot and cold drinks in the lobby bar. 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

A designated place for smoking, a luggage storage and a lift together with a business center, a conference room and a catering service are offered.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a spa lounge, a solarium and a sauna as well as full body massage, facial massage and beauty therapy. There are a gym and a fitness club provided at Kensington Close Hotel.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Paid swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Body wraps
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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. 

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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
    200 ft
  • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    708

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Size: 165 sq. feet
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          Bed type: Twin beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 220 sq. feet
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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
              200 ft
            • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
              100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • 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

            Places of interest

            • Saint Stephens Church - 2000 ft
            • The Elfin Oak - 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

            Amusement

            • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 3000 ft

            Museums

            • KENSINGTON PALACE State Apartments - 2300 ft
            • Baden-Powell House Museum - 2700 ft
            • The Dana Centre - 3000 ft
            • Royal College of Music - 3300 ft
            • Baden-Powell House - 3300 ft

            Parks

            • Opera Holland Park - 1400 ft

            Theaters

            Underground stations

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

            Local attractions

            • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 5200 ft
              Hyde Park, London
            • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising - 1.2 mi
              2 Colville Mews, London
            • Chelsea - 1.2 mi
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            • Harrods - 1.2 mi
              87-135 Brompton Road, London
            • Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial - 1.2 mi
              Harrods, Knightsbridge, 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 - 2600 ft
              Holland Park, London
            • Natural History Museum - 3900 ft
              Cromwell Road, London

            Restaurants nearby

            • The Muffin Man Tea Shop - 200 ft

              Address: 12 Wrights Lane
              Phone: 020 7937 6652

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

            • Lion D'Or - 200 ft

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

              78% likes this, based on 5 reviews
              Cuisine: European
              Price Range: USD 50 - USD 82

            • Babylon - 700 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 - 100 ft

              Address: 14 Wrights Lane
              Phone: 020 7938 3585

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

            • Bugis Street Restaurant - 200 ft

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

              61% likes this, based on 24 reviews

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2012
            • Number of floors:
              7
            • Number of rooms:
              708

            Hotel Awards

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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 1376 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            5.2
            Rooms
            6.2
            Service
            6.3
            Value
            7.3
            Dining
            5.0

            Guest reviews

            • 1.8

              Excellent all round service.

            • 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.

            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
              200 ft
            • Thai Terrace (cuisine: Thai)
              100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • 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

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