Holiday Inn Kensington - London

Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SP  show map
 4 stars
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Holiday Inn Kensington - London

 Free Wi-Fi

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

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room 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

Situated near a museum, a tower and a palace, the 4-star Holiday Inn Kensington is a good place for a stay offering a treatment room, a heated swimming pool and barbeque grills. The hotel opened its doors in 1900 and was remodeled in 2012.

Many London sights, including Harrods, Museum of London and Paddington Station are about 25 minutes' walk from the property. This contemporary venue is 5 km away from the center of London.

Within walking distance of Hammersmith and Fulham district with restaurants and bars.

High Street Kensington, High Street Kensington (R) bus stop is just 250 meters away from the hotel and a 15-minute walk is enough to get to Kensington (Olympia) train station. The hotel lies 20 km away from London City airport.

Rooms

The 7-story Holiday Inn Kensington offers elegant rooms appointed with climate control, a dressing area, a wardrobe, a rollaway bed and satellite TV as well as an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. Guests will enjoy a view of Hyde Park from their rooms. They feature bathrooms with free toiletries, towels and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is served every morning. The Senses" Main Restaurant, The "blue Smoke restaurant will spoil you with fine Italian meals. The hotel’s small Lions bar welcomes guests for exclusive drinks. The venue is set next to a tube station and just 50 meters from Lion D'Or and Thai Terrace.

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

Services

Guests will enjoy using car rentals when exploring the sites of London.

Relax

On-site spa options feature a spa lounge, a steam room and a Jacuzzi. The hotel offers a gym and a fitness center to ensure active guests' pastime.

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

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • 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. 

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
    2.3 km
Underground stations
  • Earl's Court
    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

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Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 28 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • 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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      Bed type: Double bed or 1 Twin bed or Twin beds
      Size: 20 m²
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      • Private bathroom
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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 Holiday Inn Kensington - London London location
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        Hotel Address:

        Wrights Lane, London, United Kingdom, W8 5SP

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          4.6 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Paddington Station
          2.3 km
        Underground stations
        • Earl's Court
          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

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        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        Holiday Inn Kensington Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Hackelbury Fine Art - 500 m
        • Hop on Hop off Plus - 500 m
        • Envie D'Art - 600 m
        • The Royal Albert Hall - 1.0 km

        Places of interest

        • The Elfin Oak - 600 m
        • Saint Stephens Church - 600 m
        • Holy Trinity Church - 900 m
        • The Albert Memorial - 1.0 km
        • Ismaili Centre - 1.0 km

        Convention centers

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 900 m

        Museums

        • Opera Holland Park - 400 m
        • KENSINGTON PALACE State Apartments - 700 m
        • Baden-Powell House Museum - 800 m
        • The Dana Centre - 900 m
        • Royal College of Music - 1.0 km
        • Friends Of The V & A - 1.0 km

        Underground stations

        • High Street Kensington - 100 m
        • Gloucester Road - 700 m
        • Earl's Court - 700 m

        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: GBP 15 - GBP 22

        • 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: GBP 61 - GBP 242

        • 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: GBP 38 - GBP 63

        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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        Holiday Inn Kensington Reviews

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

        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 Holiday Inn Kensington - 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
          2.3 km
        Underground stations
        • Earl's Court
          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 AWARDSRecommendedLondonHoliday Inn Kensington

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

        Use Badge