Rydges Kensington London Hotel

61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE  show map
 4 stars
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Rydges Kensington London Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Sports bar

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff were very friendy and helpful - Bar was great - Just steps from a key tube station
  • Within walking distance of several landmarks - Bathroom was pristinely cleaned - Breakfast had a great selection
  • Rooms are small but comfortable - Great location, close to the gloucster rd - Breakfast was very good
  • Beds were big and comfortable - Large bathroom - Free continental breakfast is a real treat - Very good value
  • Room was very comfortable - Excellent continental breakfast - Bus-stop outside the very entrance to the hotel

Overview

The four-star Rydges Kensington Plaza Hotel is located in the city center near main cultural venues of London.

Behind a traditional facade the hotel has a fitness center and Wi-Fi.

All 81 comfortable rooms feature exclusive Rydges Dream Beds and satellite TVs.

Jam Cupboard restaurant serves modern British cuisine and Polo Bar offers stylish design with fireplaces.

Gloucester Road Tube Station is a short walk away.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   81.

Rooms

The property offers 89 guestrooms featuring the best traditional English-style decor. Lavish light fabrics contrast against dark wood of antique-style furniture. Queen Anne desk is an ideal working place to catch up on the news via wireless internet connection. Further modern in-room technology includes satellite television and safes. En-suite bathrooms feature spa-like facilities and complimentary designer toiletries. Some rooms come with richly decorated ceilings, large beds and flat screen televisions.

Dining options

Breakfast is served on Monday to Friday from 7am to 10am, Saturday and Sunday from 7.30am to 10.30am.

Jam Cupboard restaurant serves modern British cuisine and boasts of classic surrounding.

Polo Bar is a classic dining venue with fireplaces and a selection of cocktails served on Monday to Friday from 4pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 10.30pm.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 15 per person per night.  A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The conference rooms feature modern equipment.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 5 per hour or GBP 10 per 24 hours.

Leisure

A fitness center is provided.

Additional features

Babysitting is possible on request.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Carryout breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Sports bar
  • Snack bar
  • Private dining services
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11.30 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Rydges Kensington London Hotel London location
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Hotel Address:

61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE

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City Center
  • London
    2.5 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.6 mi
  • Victoria Station
    1.7 mi
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    3000 ft
  • Gloucester Road
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • The Jam Cupboard (cuisine: European)
    100 ft
  • Cafe @ V&A Museum (cuisine: European, British)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    81

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Rooms and availability

The property offers 89 guestrooms featuring the best traditional English-style decor. Lavish light fabrics contrast against dark wood of antique-style furniture. Queen Anne desk is an ideal working place to catch up on the news via wireless internet connection. Further modern in-room technology includes satellite television and safes. En-suite bathrooms feature spa-like facilities and complimentary designer toiletries. Some rooms come with richly decorated ceilings, large beds and flat screen televisions.

Rydges Kensington London Standard Double RoomRydges Kensington London Standard Double RoomRydges Kensington London Standard Double RoomRydges Kensington London Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 230 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
    Rydges Kensington London Standard First-Floor Double RoomRydges Kensington London Standard First-Floor Double RoomRydges Kensington London Standard First-Floor Double Room
    Standard First-Floor Double Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed
    Size: 185 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
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    This room is located on the lower ground floor and has a work desk, a flat-screen HDTV with Freeview channels and on-demand movies. There is also a safe, fully stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and a steam iron. Bathrooms boast heated towel rails and heated mist free mirrors. Access to the gym is also included.

    Room facilities
      Rydges Kensington London One-Bedroom SuiteRydges Kensington London One-Bedroom SuiteRydges Kensington London One-Bedroom Suite
      One-Bedroom Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or 1 Super-King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed or Twin beds
      Size: 280 sq. feet
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        Rydges Kensington London Superior Twin RoomRydges Kensington London Superior Twin RoomRydges Kensington London Superior Twin Room
        Superior Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed or Twin beds
        Size: 230 sq. feet
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
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        This room has a work desk a flat-screen HDTV with Freeview channels and on-demand movies. There is also a safe, fully stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and a steam iron. Bathrooms boast heated towel rails and heated mist free mirrors. Access to the gym is also included.

        Room facilities
          Rydges Kensington London Superior First-Floor Twin RoomRydges Kensington London Superior First-Floor Twin RoomRydges Kensington London Superior First-Floor Twin Room
          Superior First-Floor Twin Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds
          Size: 175 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
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          This room has a work desk a flat-screen HDTV with Freeview channels and on-demand movies. There is also a safe, fully stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and a steam iron. Bathrooms boast heated towel rails and heated mist free mirrors. These rooms are located only on the ground floor. Access to the gym is also included.

          Room facilities
            Rydges Kensington London Executive Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Double Room
            Executive Double Room
            Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
            Size: 230 sq. feet
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              Rydges Kensington London Executive Upper Floors Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Upper Floors Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Upper Floors Double Room
              Executive Upper Floors Double Room
              Bed type: King Size bed
              Size: 230 sq. feet
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              These rooms are located on the higher floors of the hotel. There is an espresso coffee maker, HD media hub, complimentary reading material, bathrobes, and slippers. It is possible to add an extra bed to this room. Charges apply.

              Room facilities
                Rydges Kensington London Executive Two Room Upper Floors Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Two Room Upper Floors Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Two Room Upper Floors Double Room
                Executive Two Room Upper Floors Double Room
                Bed type: King Size bed
                Size: 230 sq. feet
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                This special offer king room includes a chocolate Easter egg hunt in the room on arrival, and a Continental breakfast for two. These rooms are located on the higher floors of the hotel. There is an espresso coffee maker, HD media hub, complimentary reading material, bathrobes, and slippers. It is possible to add an extra bed to this room. Charges apply.

                Room facilities
                  Rydges Kensington London Executive StudioRydges Kensington London Executive StudioRydges Kensington London Executive StudioRydges Kensington London Executive Studio
                  Executive Studio
                  Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 1 King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed
                  Size: 250 sq. feet
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                  Studio Executive (2 pers)

                  Room facilities
                    Rydges Kensington London Executive One-Bedroom SuiteRydges Kensington London Executive One-Bedroom SuiteRydges Kensington London Executive One-Bedroom Suite
                    Executive One-Bedroom Suite
                    Bed type: Double Bed
                    Size: 230 sq. feet
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                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Rydges Kensington London Hotel London location
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                      Hotel Address:

                      61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • London
                        2.5 mi
                      Airports
                      Train Stations
                      • Paddington Station
                        1.6 mi
                      • Victoria Station
                        1.7 mi
                      Underground stations
                      • High Street Kensington
                        3000 ft
                      • Gloucester Road
                        700 ft
                      • Bus stop
                        700 ft
                      Restaurants
                      • The Jam Cupboard (cuisine: European)
                        100 ft
                      • Cafe @ V&A Museum (cuisine: European, British)
                        300 ft
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  11.30 am
                      • Year renovated:
                        2011
                      • Number of rooms:
                        81

                      Hotel Awards

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                      Rydges Kensington London Location

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                      What's nearby

                      What's nearby.

                      Kensington Palace with adjoining gardens is a short walk away

                      Hyde Park, the city's largest green area is within walking distance

                      Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Center are located nearby

                      Natural History Museum with prehistoric collections is a short walk away

                      Victoria & Albert Museums, the world's largest art museum

                      Royal Albert Hall is an upscale meeting venue

                      Buckingham Palace, a royal residence

                      The London Eye is an observation wheel

                      Harrods, the city's most luxurious shopping center

                      Saint Stephens Church, 100 m, an Anglican church

                      Envie D'Art, 200 m, a new generation art gallery

                      The Dana Centre, 200 m, a public event venue in London for contemporary science debate

                      Tourist attractions

                      • Envie D'Art - 700 ft
                      • Hackelbury Fine Art - 700 ft
                      • Hop on Hop off Plus - 1400 ft
                      • Campbell's Art Gallery - 2000 ft

                      Places of interest

                      • Saint Stephens Church - 400 ft
                      • Ismaili Centre - 1000 ft
                      • The Harrington Club - 1000 ft
                      • St Augustine's Church, Kensington - 1400 ft
                      • Holy Trinity Church - 1700 ft
                      • Saint Yeghiche America Church - 2000 ft
                      • Firehouse - 2000 ft

                      Convention centers

                      • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 1400 ft

                      Amusement

                      • The Mediatheque - 1000 ft
                      • Cinema Lumiere - 1000 ft
                      • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 1400 ft

                      Museums

                      Theaters

                      Galleries

                      • R B S Gallery - 1700 ft

                      Underground stations

                      Local Attractions

                      • Opera Holland Park - 5100 ft
                        Holland Park, London
                      • Saatchi Gallery - 1.0 mi
                        Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London
                      • Chelsea Royal Hospital - 1.1 mi
                        Royal Hospital Road, London
                      • Ripley's Believe It or Not! - 1.0 mi
                        The London Pavilion, London
                      • Kensington Gardens - 1.1 mi
                        The Magazine Storeyard, London

                      Near the hotelNear the hotel

                      • Baden-Powell House - 800 ft
                        65-67 Queens Gate, London
                      • Victoria and Albert Museum - 2500 ft
                        Cromwell Road, London
                      • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 2000 ft
                        Prince Consort Road, London
                      • Tardis Police Box - 2700 ft
                        236 Earls Court Road, London
                      • Natural History Museum - 1500 ft
                        Cromwell Road, London
                      • Science Museum - 2100 ft
                        Exhibition Road, London
                      • Brompton Oratory - 2500 ft
                        Thurloe Place, London

                      Restaurants Nearby

                      • The Jam Cupboard - 100 ft

                        Address: Rydges Kensington London
                        Phone: 020 7584 8100

                        71% likes this, based on 60 reviews
                        Cuisine: European
                        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 65

                      • Paul - Gloucester - 300 ft

                        Address: 73 Gloucester Road
                        Phone: +44 (0)20 7373 1232

                        75% likes this, based on 106 reviews
                        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 59

                      • The New Restaurant at the V&A - 300 ft

                        Address: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
                        Phone: (020) 7942 2506

                        81% likes this, based on 21 reviews

                      • Cafe @ V&A Museum - 300 ft

                        Address: Cromwell Rd
                        Phone: 020 7942 2000

                        68% likes this, based on 115 reviews
                        Cuisine: European, British

                      • Byron - 300 ft

                        Address: 93-95 Old Brompton Road
                        Phone: +44 20 7589 0630

                        83% likes this, based on 89 reviews
                        Cuisine: Hamburgers

                      Getting there.

                      Heathrow Airport is 25km away.

                      Getting around.

                      Gloucester Road Tube Station is a short walk away.

                      Parking is available at location nearby.

                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  11.30 am
                      • Year renovated:
                        2011
                      • Number of rooms:
                        81

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonRydges Kensington London

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

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                      Rydges Kensington London Reviews

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

                      Individual guest reviews

                      • Family with children
                        5.0

                        The location is acceptable and convenient; the food provided (breakfast) from acceptable to good quality. Hotel room interior design is more than acceptable;

                        The staff organisation is poor especially in the restaurant - staff agrument before clients; not many hotel rooms but very mean to complimentary wifi - everywhere in the hotel, the wifi is chargeable. Not sufficient supplies to toilet accessories; slippers are not provided though it is stated provided in Booked.net.

                      • Family with children
                        8.8

                        The Hotel is at good location near to the station/bus stand.

                      • Group of friends
                        10.0

                        The hotel itself is a beautiful building in a great location - bedroom had lovely high ceilings and despite being situated on quite a busy road, and our room at the front of the building, we did not notice any road noise. Good continental breakfast - nothing spectacular - just the normal selection but it was lovely! Staff at reception were polite and professional - although perhaps a little 'cold' in their manner.

                      • Group of friends
                        7.0

                        The lift cannot actually reach every floor, which means you will have to carry the suitcase and walk on the stairs. Besides, everything was really good.

                      • Couple
                        9.2

                        Very friendly, polite and helpful staff. Rooms and bathrooms are impecable and the Jam Cupboard restaurant is very stylish and the food was lovely! Also location is extremely good, a 2 minute walk from Glouscester Road tubestation and 10 minute walk from the Natural History museum and the Science museum. Over all a wonderful hotel and I will definitely be coming to stay again.

                        I have no bad comments to make about this hotel.

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        Decor was very impressive Good breckfast Location Super

                      • Single
                        6.6

                        Hotel is pretty mordern and very clean, which does not happen that often in the UK for that price but the room was extremely small. Breakfast is good and complete.

                      • Couple
                        8.2

                        Well located and comfortable room.

                        Loud noises coming from floor above early in the morning.

                      • Group of friends
                        9.6

                        Great staff, good location, clean and trendy hotel.

                      • Single
                        9.6

                        Staff were very friendly and the hotel ambience was lovely.

                      • Family with children
                        10.0

                        The room was very clean, our family accommodation(executive studio suite) comprised two rooms and had the comfiest sofa bed I've ever slept in. The staff were very friendly and very forgiving(we accidentally got dye (from recently dyed hair)on a towel and were reassured this was not a problem).

                      • Family with children
                        9.6

                        The convience of the rooms and the hotel in general. Everything about the hotel was great, I loved the colors of the room we stayed in as they were relaxing. Also the bathroom was very clean. The reception staff and the cleaning staff were really curteous and pleasant.

                        I would like to suggest that the elevators be more faster - they are extremely slow - and try to add an additional elevator. Service elevator should be different than the guest of the hotel elevator.

                      • Older travelers
                        8.8

                        It was a bonus we got to be able to check in early as our 13 hour flight arrived in London at dawn. We did not expect that so felt very pampered. The toiletries were lovely products. Although we did not see any doorman on arrival, the one on duty during our check-out was most helpful with our luggage. We were not affected by the renovation at all. Keep up the good job!

                      • Couple
                        10.0

                        The location is fantastic for London and very close to a main tub station. Rooms have been recently renovated and have a real Australian style to them, as well as level expected from rydges hotels. The price is also great for London. Amenities great and noise low. Staff are very helpful. Would easily stay again or recommend.

                      • Single
                        8.8

                        The room was modern and clean with anything one could need, from an iron and ironing board to a hair dryer. Attention to detail is commendable. The coffee in the room for example was not the standard nescafe sachet but a much more upscale freshly brewed alternative. The toiletries,too, were lovely and replenished daily. The room and bathroom were very clean. The location is perfect with nearby restaurants, coffeeshops and supermarket. Gloucester Road tube station is one minute's walk and is on the Picadilly Line, which gives direct links to Leicester Square, Covent Garden and even Heathrow. I have stayed at other hotels in London at the same rate per night, but no other hotel comes anywhere near this one!

                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Rydges Kensington London Hotel London location
                      Show big map »

                      Hotel Address:

                      61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • London
                        2.5 mi
                      Airports
                      Train Stations
                      • Paddington Station
                        1.6 mi
                      • Victoria Station
                        1.7 mi
                      Underground stations
                      • High Street Kensington
                        3000 ft
                      • Gloucester Road
                        700 ft
                      • Bus stop
                        700 ft
                      Restaurants
                      • The Jam Cupboard (cuisine: European)
                        100 ft
                      • Cafe @ V&A Museum (cuisine: European, British)
                        300 ft
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  2 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  11.30 am
                      • Year renovated:
                        2011
                      • Number of rooms:
                        81

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonRydges Kensington London

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

                      Use Badge