Booked through a discount site and paid just a little over GBP100 per night for a single room. At that price, this was a very good deal. The hotel has new furnishings and fittings, all of superior quality (e.g. soft-closing drawers), and the temperature control actually works. Be warned that the single room is much smaller than you might expect – the photos on the hotel website only show the double rooms. But I have been in even smaller single rooms in London, so this was not the worst. And they somehow managed to fit in helpful amenities like a full sized ironing board and iron, a kettle, etc. Wireless speeds were reasonably fast.
The location is one of the best things about this hotel. Gloucester Road station, 100metres away, is served by the Circle, District and Victoria lines, which means direct trains to Covent Garden, Paddington, etc. There are several cafes and restaurants along Gloucester Road, as well as a supermarket (Waitrose), pharmacies, etc. If you are flying into Heathrow, taking the express train to Paddington and then the tube to Gloucester, note that you will have to navigate a few staircases, which could be an issue with heavy bags. For that reason, I opted to take a cab to Paddington on my return, which cost me GBP10.
- Also Known As:
- Rydges Kensington London Hotel London
- Rydges Kensington London Hotel
- Rydges Kensington Plaza London
- Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
- Rydges London
- Hotel London Rydges
- Rydges Kensington Plaza
- Rydges Kensington London England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Kensington London is a four star deluxe design inspired boutique hotel which has been fully refurbished in 2011. Facilities include wired and wireless internet, fitness suite, Restaurant & Wine Bar, Lounge Bar, 24 hour room service etc. ... more less
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