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Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I were in London last week and stayed at the Holiday Inn Forum in Kensington. They have many airline employees staying there which is obviously to whom they cater since it is obviously not the average tourist. We had two rooms on the second floor with a view of the air vents. The rooms were relatively clean... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is very central. An excellent hotel and the guest relation's manager was extremely helpful. Washrooms have no locks, that was still acceptable, but the door did not shut properly with a gap of about 1.5"-2". The door was also very heavy to slide and close without a door knob. Breakfast was very good.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently stayed at this hotel with my wife and can't fault it. I needed something close to the tube and that had air-conditioning. Gloucester Road tube is a few minutes walk away and there are bars and restaurants nearby. Only 4 stops to piccadilly circus and the theatres which was great. We booked through supergrass and came via train from... More 

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Houston, Texas
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has been my "go-to" business hotel in London for years, but this visit was very disappointing. The rooms and hotel are badly in need of updating. The shower head in our room sprayed water across the entire bathroom. We asked and maintenance came up but did not replace the shower head or fix the problem. It continued to spray... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Disappointing stay at the HI Kensington Forum. We travelled to London to celebrate my friends birthday and I used IHG points to book our rooms. As a Spire Elite member I should have received upgrade if available. I'm sure the hotel wasn't full yet we received a room which was tired and in desperate need of an upgrade. The hairdryer... More 

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James G, Manager at Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel I was very concerned to read that you felt disappointed after your stay with us. I would like to assure you that we value our IHG reward members like yourself very highly, especially when they choose to stay on their hard earned points! I would like to apologise for any... More 

Saundersfoot, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed 3 times at this hotel on business recently, the staff are very helpful and friendly. The bedrooms are an adequate size and are cleaned daily with towels also changed. The bathrooms are small with a sliding door to enter which isn't really good for privacy otherwise this hotel would have a 5* rating. The breakfast is very good... More 

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James G, Manager at Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to welcome you back again. With Kind Regards More 

Bateau Bay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was great, beautiful location and walking distance to Buckingham palace, history museum, and metro. Great buffet breakfast and concierge assistance. Highly recommend. Room was made up each day with fresh towels, bed made and toiletries replaced if required. All tours could be booked through the hotel and pick up service was then provided, if not directly from holiday... More 

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James G, Manager at Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to your return visit. Kind Regards More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, friendly staff, second time we have stayed here. Room not massive but perfectly adequate, breakfast very good if included in deal. Would definitely recommend! Easy to get around London from here. Would like to stay here again.

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James G, Manager at Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return trip! Thank you for recommending us. Kind Regards More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good-sized rooms, with controllable air conditioning. Reception and the concierge service are really helpful. The breakfast is well worth paying the extra: omelettes made in front of you, and pancakes as well. the traditional full English uses good quality sausages and bacon. We always use this for our annual trip to London.

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James G, Manager at Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are so glad to have you stay with us again. Thank you for such positive comments. Kind Regards More 

Indiana
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this Holiday Inn for 5 nights in July. The front desk staff were quite efficient and helpful. My room seemed small to me, which was fine for a solo traveler. The room and bathroom was updated and modern in decor. The bed was a comfortable sleep. I would've enjoyed a higher floor room to take in some... More 

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James G, Manager at Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will visit us again. Thank you once again. Kind Regards More 

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Consortia Restaurant
Consortia Restaurant
Cuisines: European
Cromwell Tavern
Cromwell Tavern
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, British
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The perfect option for business or leisure the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum sets the standard for hotels in Kensington. Stroll to Gloucester Road Tube Station, your gateway to the sights of the city. Enjoy the hotel s close proximity to Harrod's, the Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres, the Natural History, Science and V&A Museums and Kensington Palace. As the tallest Holiday Inn Hotel in Europe, our 27-floor and 906 bedroom hotel offers modern bedrooms with stunning views of London from our higher floors. The hotel also offers a choice of suites and accessible rooms (one with hoist). All rooms are equipped with high speed Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity is available in the public areas. The hotel's carpark has 76 spaces and there is a 24-hour fitness room. Holiday Inn Kensington Forum offers its guests a choice of three restaurant and bars whether you want to relax with dinner, grab a quick snack or enjoy a pint of traditional British beer. The Academy offers 13 meeting and event rooms for up to 300 people, all with natural daylight, high-speed Internet and unlimited Starbucks tea and coffee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

Address: 97 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Price Range: $141 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum 4*
Number of rooms: 906
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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
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Hotel Style:
#306 Luxury Hotel in London
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