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Rydges Kensington London

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   61 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PE, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Plus points are its location especially if you are going to the Royal Albert Hall as we were. Bars etc were fine and reception staff pleasant. The shower and bathroom were also very good. Against that was without doubt the smallest "Kingsize" bed i think i have slept in. Its described as a British Kingsize suitable for 2 people.....yes..barely. What... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the hotel on the weekend of the 5th-7th September and chose it for it's location - it is close to museums and the tube station. We had a nice welcome on arrival from pleasant, helpful staff. Food was lovely at breakfast. The public rooms were modern and comfortably furnished. The bedrooms at the back of the hotel... More

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North Pole, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, staff, restaurant. Restaurant had great food and staff. excellent access form LHR. Location is exceptional with great old charm rowhouses, think Upstairs/Downstairs series. I highly recommend it!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The single room I stayed in was cramped. The basin in the bathroom was virtually unusable to brush teeth due to its small size. The breakfasts were hopeless with no hot food available at the bar. It was just bread, cereal and slices of meat as well as fruit juice. How can an English 4 star hotel not have an... More

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

I really appreciate your feedback on your recent stay. It is however disappointing to see that your stay wasn't up to par on this occasion! Please be assured that I am looking into the issues you have raised in regards to breakfast as we speak. Kind Regards, Joanna Carruthers General Manager More

Chicago, IL
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reading other reviews of this property indicates that there is a big difference in the rooms that are available. Our room for three was great. We had a large double bed...I think it was king size and my daughter had a rollaway bed. There wasn't much room to spare but it was perfectly adequate. We could easily stow our things... More

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

I have to agree we are definitely in a perfect location being so close to everything! It is so pleasing to see that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Joanna Carruthers General Manager More

san diego ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel most welcome , The food was good . Comes highly recommended 5 STAR accommodation .Will book again .On my next London trip ,Very close to the Albert Hall so I walked

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Wow- this is exactly the type of feedback we aim for! I’m so pleased to see that you enjoyed your recent stay. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Joanna Carruthers General Manager More

Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rydges deserves a 4 star, even a 4.5, review. Yes, the rooms are teeny tiny but let's be real - this is London and your room is for sleeping and storing your shopping. I do recommend checking out your shower immediately; the shower in my room (215) was so small that some people might not be able to fit inside... More

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide me with some very valuable feedback on your recent stay with us. Please accept my apologies for the confusion in regards to your taxi, I have spoken to the team on reception to ensure that they confirm all details with our guests before ordering a private car instead of a taxi. Once... More

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am (or was) a loyalty member of Rydges and had booked accommodation for 4 nights through the members portal. I requested a Standard King Room and was checked into a room in the basement, next to the Gym and with a large air extractor just outside the main window. The room, although very nicely appointed was noisy. Upon a... More

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

It is extremely disappointing to read your comments on your recent stay with us, definitely not the type of feedback we like to receive. Please accept my apologies for the frustration and inconvenience this would have caused. Please feel free to contact me directly if you would like to discuss this any further. Kind Regards, Joanna Carruthers General Manager More

Long Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The recption staff was welcoming and helpful. The rooms are VERY small, as are the bathrooms. No tub, only a shower. Be very aware that the walls are paper thin and a person can hear very clearly "things" going on in the next room. They have a limited room serice menu, but we enjoyed what we had. We caught the... More

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

I would like the opportunity to discuss this issue with you in more detail if possible, please feel free to contact me directly at your earliest convenience. Kind Regards, Joanna Carruthers General Manager More

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have sayed at this hotel twice now in two years. Our first experience was 2 years ago. Rooms very small..very difficult to maneuver in with multiple suitcases. Very little storage for more than a couple of days. Beds were okay but not the most comfortable. However all that aside location is convinient to tube,shopping including grocery, bank and post... More

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Please accept my apologies for the mistake in regards to your room rates and for the inconvenience this would have caused. I am however extremely pleased to see that you enjoyed the location. I have to agree we really are in a very convenient location being so close to the tube. I do hope we can welcome you back again... More

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Additional Information about Rydges Kensington London

Address: 61 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Kensington London 4.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Rydges Kensington Plaza London
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