Rydges Kensington London

61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PEshow map
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Overview

The welcoming Rydges Kensington London Hotel lies in an exhibition area of London. Featuring elegant architecture, the property was remodeled in 2011.

A convenient location next to a tube station provides an easy access to Harrods, which is 1400 meters away. Such tourist places as a museum, a gallery and a college are fairly close by.

Shops and boutiques are within easy reach of the hotel.

Rydges Kensington London Hotel is situated about 25 minutes drive from London City airport.

Rooms

This property has 81 beautiful guestrooms including superior first floor flat, executive upper floors king room and executive king studio that are appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, individual climate control, satellite television, a heating system and a laptop. Guests can also use an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a stove.

Eat & Drink

The traditional restaurant serves delicious European meals. The Polo bar featuring billiards and an open fireplace offers coffee, cocktails and tea as well as snacks and snack menu. Guests can dine at Cafe @ V&A Museum and Byron, about 100 meters away from the property.

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

There are a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and a cloakroom at guests' disposal.

Relax

Rydges Kensington London Hotel provides cribs and meals for children. Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   81.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Paid cots (on request)
  • High chairs
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Casino
  • Barbeque grills

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 11 amFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Clarges GalleryClarges Gallery3000 ft
Earls Court Exhibition CentreEarls Court Exhibition Centre3300 ft
Natural History Museum LondonNatural History Museum London1400 ft
Baden-Powell HouseBaden-Powell House2300 ft
Victoria & Albert MuseumVictoria & Albert Museum2300 ft
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall2300 ft
Gloucester RoadGloucester Road400 ft
Earl's CourtEarl's Court2700 ft
High Street KensingtonHigh Street Kensington2700 ft
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The Jam CupboardThe Jam Cupboard100 ftRydges Kensington London
Cafe @ V&A MuseumCafe @ V&A Museum300 ftCromwell Rd
Paul - GloucesterPaul - Gloucester400 ft73 Gloucester Road
ByronByron300 ft93-95 Old Brompton Road
The New Restaurant at the V&AThe New Restaurant at the V&A300 ftVictoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
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London ZooLondon Zoo3.0 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station1.5 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.5 mi
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station2.9 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum2.9 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.0 mi
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station1.1 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station2.5 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station2.7 mi
Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea1.2 miRoyal Hospital Road
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace1.8 miBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 2.2 miSoho
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 2.4 mi20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary
Houses of ParliamentHouses of Parliament2.5 miParliament Square
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)9.9 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.1 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)1.2 mi
Paddington Station1.5 mi
Underground
Gloucester Road700 ft
South Kensington2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  623  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel was in a great location, the staff were friendly and very helpful, the rooms comfortable.We had problems with our Visa card and they were very helpful and accomodating while we fixed the problem.

    After staying in a range of up market hotels around Europe in was a little disappointg to come to one where internet access was charged and breakfast was not provided with the room rate. Maybe we had just come to expect this after having both provided free in previous hotels.

  • 9.4
    Exclusive

    Rydges Hotel is a very pleasant hotel the location for me is excellent I just enjoy staying there

    Just the fact that I had to wait 25 mins for my hot breafast on Sunday morning

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The room was very well appointed with tv, iron and ironing board, coffee maker and kettle.A Mini-bar was available. Very comfortable bed and chairs. All mirrors and taps etc were absolutley sparkling. Great location with Gloucester Road station 2 minutes walk and a bus stop for route 49 ditrectly outside the hotel. We were visiting the Royal Albert Hall - only a 10 minute walk away.

    The greeting was somewhat matter of fact and although I had prepaid for our stay, I did not receive my receipt until we were leaving. The shower room / toilet only had one door seperating you from the room and had no extractor fan. There was no toilet brush available. The room was very small and not much room to turn around, although cleanliness was absolutley brilliant. Stiil lets face it - you don't spend a lot of time there. Breakfast was ridiculously expensive, local cafes offerred a more affordable option.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Location very good, staff friendly

    First time ever we stayed in a room with a fake window i.e. room was situated in basement. Disappointing! Probably quite alright place to stay if you live in some other floor. Room was clean but wallpapers and bath room tabs should have been renewed 10 years ago.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location was excellent for our trip to the Royal Albert Hall

    building work in the room above ours caused dust to fall on the bed

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Clean,very reasonable pricing,I only stayed for one night but did take lunch I chose lamb,which was beautifully cooked and presented,unfortunately there was no ambience as l appeared to be the only customer.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    We were looking forward to breakfast but having arrived late, got the impression we should not choose the full English which we did not but there was no porridge on offer which there had been on a previous occasion.

    I was disappointed with the standard of decor as we had stayed before but there is evidence of refurbishment going on so perhaps they are already addressing this. I thought it was expensive for 3 people to stay and had I realised would have asked for a double with an extra bed which would have been cheaper.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The Rydges Hotel is well positioned 100yds from Gloucester Road underground station which gives excellent access to the west end via the Picadilly, District and Circle lines.

    The decor is looking a little tired but a major refurb is planned for early 2011 and I look forward to seeing the transformation.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The reception staff were very helpful, recommended restaurants, gave directions and were very polite!

    In a room near to us someone was smoking and the smell filtered to our room! For an executive room it was rather small!

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Hotel was easy to find and conveniently situated for the places we were visiting. Staff were friendly and competent. Rooms clean and comfortable. We had an excellent family weekend and hope to return.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    freindly staff good breakfast reasonable price for london

    room too hot strange noises from plumbing and heating

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    In need of refurbishment, but in terms of comfort and cleanliness, no stone had been left unturned.

    undetected "buzzing" noise- possibly air-con.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I found the staff very helpful and the bed was more comfortable than in many hotels in which I have stayed

    Small washbasin in shower room

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The Aussi waiter from Queensland was very courteous and friendly. The meals were good although the trout wasn't available.

    Room ws rather hot.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Good city accommodation. Excellent location. Really close to tube and lots of shops, bars etc. Room slightly on the small side, but it's a London hotel and really not an issue. Very nicely refurbished. Everything modern and clean. Would def stay again

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  623 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 11 amFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)9.9 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.1 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)1.2 mi
Paddington Station1.5 mi
Underground
Gloucester Road700 ft
South Kensington2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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