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4.1 out of 5

"No Muss, No Fuss. We arrived at noon on a Saturday, and our room was ready in a few minutes. The room was small, but what we needed. I would have pref ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 19 Mar 2017

Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near Natural History Museum

In shopping district

Within a 15-minute walk of this London City Centre hotel, you'll find Natural History Museum and Science Museum. Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, as well as the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. A coffee shop, express check-out, and a computer station are also on offer.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

The 81 guestrooms boast modern comforts like LCD TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi. 24-hour room service, minibars, and Frette Italian sheets are also available.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$160* Per night/room Oct 27 - Oct 28

Suite (2AD+1CH)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Kensington Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room (2AD+1CH)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Junior Suite (2AD+1CH)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel London Kensington managed by Meliá ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel London Kensington managed by Meliá

Everyone (7) Couples (2) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Loved most all. Staff was super especially Bar Gentleman was so kind and accomodating. Need a new mattress in room 114. One side sloped down....otherwise all was nice. Would stay again on our next trip and will reccommend to our friends...

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019

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5 out of 5
The locations was perfect!!! Watirose is across the street Shop with phone lines around the corner. Tour bus leaves from in front of hotel. The metro is across the street. Clean, extremely helpful and friendly staff, especially Francesco. Very accommodating, needed our bags stored while we went to Paris for a few days, and we had planned to return to another hotel as their rate had doubled for those dates. Fransecso agreed to hold our bags and gave us the option to return to their hotel at a discounted rate when we got back. Of course we took the offer! Even the breakfast was wonderful. They even have a towel warmer in the bathrooms. Only Cons: the fridge in our first room was broken, and the mattress in our second room was very uncomfortable and lopsided. Overall, I will not stay at another other hotel in London next time I go.and will recommend to all mu friends. Great value for money.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 28, 2019 by Tom

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for providing your feedback ion your stay with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed the location and the service provided by our staff. Our team always try to go above and beyond to ensure that each guest has a memorable stay with us. I will have our maintenance department look into the issues you raised about the mini bar fridge and the mattress in your second room. We will have these issues rectified as a matter of priority in order to avoid any further encounters of these issues. Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel London Kensington soon. Warm regards, Tom O'Dwyer Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
My daughter and I enjoyed our time at this property. The location is across the street from the Gloucester tube station with direct access to Heathrow. Within walking distance there are plenty of restaurants with easy tube access to other neighborhoods. The restaurant and bar were also convenient and the staff was very accommodating. We will be back!

Posted by , from Cleveland, Ohio on Apr 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 12, 2019 by Cristina Bianchi

Thank you for the time dedicated to review our hotel. We are really happy to read that you and your daughter enjoyed the stay with us. We hope to welcome you again in our hotel.

5 out of 5
Great Service and Location. Convenient to 3 major train lines and a bus line. Great hotel for the money.

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 2, 2019 by Tom

Thank you very much for your lovely words and positive feedback! We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

1 out of 5
Staff attempted to overcharge me both at check-in and check-out. Room service did not bring place settings. Had food poisoning from room service. Empty glasses left in room after housekeeping

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in a great location in Kennsington

Pros: Location & Price
Cons: Workout Room could be better and more accessible. Our room key didn't work on it.
Location: Good local restaurants; excellent proximity to Tube Station on Circle Line, District Line, and the Piccadilly line with service to Heathrow.
No Muss, No Fuss. We arrived at noon on a Saturday, and our room was ready in a few minutes. The room was small, but what we needed. I would have preferred a small usable fridge to a "mini-bar" loaded with expensive items. There's a good small grocery nearby and an excellent chain boulangerie ("Paul") that had good break and pastries, and a Starbucks just a few doors away, with a small black "filter" coffee" for 1 Pound. Just a 1/2 block to the Gloucester Road Underground Station, on the Circle, District, and Piccadilly lines.

Posted by , from Columbus, Ohio, USA on Mar 19, 2017

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2 out of 5

Not a great hotel

This hotel was inadequate for the money. The elevator was broken during our stay and any reasonable hotel would have made sure it was being repaired. How do you have no elevator with a full hotel? The night we arrived our room was missing the remote control to the television. That could not be addressed until the morning so the first night we had no television. The restaurant in the hotel was closed for breakfast at 9:30 AM? Great hours :( Last, the hotel was not very clean. I would not recommend staying at this hotel.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016

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4 out of 5

Convenient Location Plus Great Staff

Pros: Great staff and location for the price.
Cons: Carpets needed replacing in the room. Lobby décor could be updated tho that did not particularly bother me.
Location: Buses at front door. Tube station abt. 1 blk away plus more buses. Reasonable eating places nearby plus more upmarket ones. Tesco close also.
Hotel staff bent over backwards to be helpful. As a senior traveling alone, I appreciated their willingness to be helpful. This hotel was exactly what I expected. An old quirky bunch of row houses cobbled together into a very serviceable hotel. Buses right outside the door plus a few steps to Cromwell Rd. and more buses plus the Gloucester Tube station. Lots of restaurants nearby plus Tesco market. Great bath. Carpet needed replacement. I would come back.

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN on Oct 27, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great boutique property in Kensington

Pros: Location, staff, well-tended rooms
Cons: Service at the Jam Cupboard restaurant.
Location: Easy access to Gloucester Road Tube, close to museums, Royal Albert Hall, pubs/restaurants, Harrods, Kensington Gardens.
This is a great boutique hotel in Kensington, just a block from the Gloucester Road Tube stop and numerous restaurants -- and only a couple of blocks from the V&A and Natural History museums, Harrods, Royal Albert Hall, etc. Hotel staff arranged for private car transport to and from Heathrow. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The only minor disappointment was the service at the Jam Cupboard; if you're not taking the breakfast buffet option, instead ordering off the menu, staff seemed ill-equipped to deal with that. But we found delicious -- and much less expensive -- breakfast down the street at Cafe Forum. Surprised that we seemed to be the only Americans staying here; everyone else we met was from the UK.

Posted by , from Michigan on May 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent service

Pros: Staff. Bed linens.
Location: Excellent location, especially close to restaurants and the underground station.
The room was disappointingly tiny. Hardly any room to walk around the bed. We would have expected more for the price. The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. Otherwise, the excellent staff and their helpfulness made up for the room. Breakfast was excellent and the staff there also was the best.

Posted by , from Connecticut, USA on Apr 26, 2016

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About the Hotel London Kensington managed by Meliá

Location 61 Gloucester Road, London, England SW7 4PE

Renovations + Closures

The property is renovating until 30 November 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Front desk
  • Lobby

Renovation work will only be conducted on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 76 square feet (7 square meters) and includes conference space. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the luxury Hotel London Kensington managed by Meliá. This 4.5-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 81 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 76 sq ft of conference space
  • 7 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1789
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (22.8 km / 14.2 mi)
  • Train station: London West Brompton Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Gloucester Road Underground Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Hotel London Kensington managed by Meliá offers 81 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Electric kettle
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Jam Cupboard - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 12:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 18 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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