Kensington Close Hotel - London

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

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

Kensington Close Hotel boasts convenient positioning at a close distance to Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens and Big Ben, offering 708 rooms and a sauna, a barber shop and a tennis court. An example of imperial architecture, this hotel was opened in 1900 and was fully restored in 2012.

The property is conveniently situated next to High Street Kensington subway station. The venue is 5 km away from the city center.

Set next to restaurants and bars, this hotel also offers an indoor swimming pool, barbeque grills and a golf course on site.

Kensington (Olympia) train station is a 15-minute walk away. London City airport lies within about 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The hotel provides cozy rooms including standard king room, superior king room and executive twin room. They are equipped with central heating, a dressing room, a wardrobe, IDD telephone and an in-room safe. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and towels along with an electric kettle and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Kensington Close Hotel can sit down to a delicious breakfast. At the Senses" Main Restaurant, The "blue Smoke restaurant guests can try Turkish cuisine. Guests can savor cocktails, afternoon tea and coffee in the café bar. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, The Muffin Man Tea Shop and Lion D'Or are about 100 meters from the property.

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

Services

Car rental services are available on site.

Relax

Guests can avail of a spa lounge, a solarium and a hot tub as well as full body massage, facial massage and beauty therapy provided on the premises. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness club to help guests keep fit.

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
  • 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
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities 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
  • Scanner
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

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

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining 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

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Goose feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Free local telephone calls
  • 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. 

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
    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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Rooms and availability

Kensington Close photos Room Twin Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Kensington Close photos Room Twin Room
Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • Bathroom:Toilet
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Superior Single Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Non Refundable

Kensington Close photos Room
Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • Bathroom:Toilet
Room Description:

Double room

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

Triple room

Kensington Close photos Room Executive Twin Room
Executive Single Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Kensington Close Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Hackelbury Fine Art1700 ft
  • Hop on Hop off Plus1700 ft
  • Envie D'Art2000 ft

Places of interest

  • Saint Stephens Church2000 ft
  • The Elfin Oak2000 ft
  • Holy Trinity Church3000 ft
  • The Albert Memorial3300 ft
  • Ismaili Centre3300 ft

Convention centers

  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre3000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Kensington High Street1400 ft

Amusement

  • Beatrix Potters Inspiration3000 ft

Museums

Parks

  • Opera Holland Park1400 ft

Theaters

Underground stations

  • High Street Kensington400 ft
  • Earl's Court2300 ft
  • Gloucester Road2300 ft

Local attractions

  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain5200 ft
    Hyde Park, London
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising1.2 mi
    2 Colville Mews, London
  • Chelsea1.2 mi
    LondonEngland
  • Harrods1.2 mi
    87-135 Brompton Road, London
  • Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial1.2 mi
    Harrods, Knightsbridge, London

Near the hotel

  • Kensington Palace2500 ft
    The Broad Walk, London
  • Tardis Police Box2600 ft
    236 Earls Court Road, London
  • Baden-Powell House3200 ft
    65-67 Queens Gate, London
  • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments3500 ft
    Prince Consort Road, London
  • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery2600 ft
    12 Holland Park Road, London
  • Opera Holland Park2600 ft
    Holland Park, London
  • Natural History Museum3900 ft
    Cromwell Road, London

Restaurants nearby

  • The Muffin Man Tea Shop200 ft

    Address: 12 Wrights Lane
    Phone: 020 7937 6652

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

  • Lion D'Or200 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

  • Babylon700 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 Terrace100 ft

    Address: 14 Wrights Lane
    Phone: 020 7938 3585

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

  • Bugis Street Restaurant200 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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