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Melia London Kensington a Melia Collection Hotel

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61 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PE England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#374 of 1,154 hotels in London
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Melia London Kensington is a four-star deluxe boutique hotel a short walk from London's famed museums, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A and Royal Albert Hall. Facilities include wired and wireless internet, fitness suite, restaurant & wine bar, lounge bar and 24 hour room service.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Taxi service
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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English, Spanish
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Maximus wrote a review Nov 4
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Clean comfortable stay Very quiet due to covid but pleasurable non the less Service was first class Breakfast set us up for the day Hygiene measures impeccable Great location in stylish part of city Cost effective Love Meliá hotels
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Melia Kensington, Guest Services / Front Office at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sand1f0rd1, Thank you so much for your kind comments. It is a great motivation for us to know that you found our service, breakfast, measures and location pleasurable for your plans with us. At Melia London Kensington our high standards are a priority, We loved having you here and we keep looking forward to welcoming you back the next time! Kindest regards, Front Office Team
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J_D-Griffith97 wrote a review Aug 2020
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom5 contributions15 helpful votes
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Me and my family stayed at the Melia Kensington for 4 nights. Although the hotel was unusually quiet given the limited amount of tourists due to COVID-19, we had a fantastic stay. The staff were super friendly, especially Israel on reception. I believe the hotel has had a very recent refurbishment, so everything from the reception, corridors, breakfast area and obviously the rooms are finished to a great modern standard and makes the stay just that bit nicer. The options on the breakfast menu covered all bases and suited all of my family members. The Nutella & Banana crepes and Granola with mixed fruit + nuts were two solid favourites. As for the hotels approach to cleanliness given the current climate regarding Covid-19, I cannot fault the hotel. Upon entry into reception was stands with hand sanitiser, complimentary face masks and gloves which were encouraged to be worn during the communal areas of the hotel. Staff members including reception staff, restaurant staff and cleaning staff all worn face masks and gloves. Rooms were spotlessly clean and individual glasses and even the TV remote were in clear packages labelled ‘disinfected’. This was reassuring for my family. All in all a great stay, with really friendly staff, a perfect approach to cleanliness in the current climate and I will definitely be going back on my next trip to London.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Israel Coronado , Guest Services / Front Office at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel
Responded Aug 30, 2020
Dear J_D-Griffith97, Thank you your for kind review about our hotel. We are so thrilled to hear that you have had such a pleasant stay with us and have been liked our new refurbished rooms and its amenities. We put a lot of focus on our guests feeling safe ad comfortable whilst staying with us and we are happy that you have been able to perceive this. I have been so honoured to have met you and been able to collaborate in your vacations in London being remarkable. Myself and the entire team at Melia London Kensington look forward to welcoming you back soon! Please stay safe and see you need time! Warm greetings. Israel Coronado Guest Experience department
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F Wim wrote a review Nov 3
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I stayed here for business whilst in London- it was everything you could hope for in a hotel- very clean, convenient location, kind, considerate polite staff, chic decor and delicious breakfast served with a Morning-brightening smile by Miriam in the SW7 brasserie. Will definitely stay here again after lockdown and wish this hotel success!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Melia Kensington, Guest Services / Front Office at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Leartiste83, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment! At Melia London Kensington we aim to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. We are so happy to hear that your experience with us was very positive. Our staff is the key of our identity, we are delighted to meet the expectations. Thank you once again for sharing your comments and we hope to welcome you back as soon as possible, Best regards, Front Office Team
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Yvonne H wrote a review Oct 2020
Walsall, United Kingdom13 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed from the 25th to the 27th October for my Son's Birthday. The location of the hotel is just perfect, a minute from the tube station. The welcome was warm in both appearance and kind friendly human interaction. The room was very clean and additional Covid-19 measures evident and reassuring. Breakfast on both days was beautiful. We will be back soon
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Melia Kensington, Guest Services / Front Office at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Yvonne H, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this wonderful review with the traveller community! We are delighted to learn that your time with us was highly satisfactory and you really enjoyed our facilities as well as our excellent location. We are glad to know that the attention received from the team was above your expectations. For us is very important the safety of all our guests and we have adapted our hotel operations to the highest health and safety standards under the Stay Safe with Meliá programme certified by Bureau Veritas, guaranteeing the quality of protocols and compliance with their implementation. We loved having you here and we keep looking forward to welcoming you back. Best regards, Front Office Team
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Sophie C wrote a review Oct 2020
Essex169 contributions98 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. We arrived at the hotel a few hours before check in and to our surprise, our room was ready. I had booked a suite and was not disappointed. The room was amazing. It had a lovely little lounge area with a tv and tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and a safe. Then the doors opened onto the bedroom with a super king size bed, dressing up table, tv and free standing rail for clothes. The bathroom was also of impressive size with the most amazing shower ever and a lovely big bath. Everything was disinfected and wrapped so I felt incredibly safe staying in the hotel. The decor was beautiful and the hotel even left my boyfriend a birthday message in our room along with a tub of shortbread biscuits which was very kind. We loved the location of the hotel, 5 minutes walk from Kensington Gardens which are beautiful in the autumn time! Also less than 5 minutes to the nearest tube station and a Waitrose. The breakfast was amazing and there was a really wide choice of options. We couldn’t have been happier with our stay, thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Melia Kensington, Guest Services / Front Office at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear sophiecW6333TE, Thank you so much for taking time to share your experience. We are more than happy to read that you had a fantastic stay with us and that our wonderful Suite and breakfast impressed you the most. At Meliá we aim to create unforgettable experiences for our guests and ensure they are taken care of throughout their stay. We are so happy to hear that your expectations have been met. Thank you again for sharing your comments and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards, Front Office Team
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PRICE RANGE
$199 - $446 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rydges kensington london hotel london, rydges kensington plaza london, hotel rydges kensington plaza, rydges london, hotel london rydges
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rydges Kensington London
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonSouth Kensington / Kensington and Hyde Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
76
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Natural History Museum (0.3 miles), Genting Casino Cromwell Mint (0.2 miles), and Grosvenor Casino Gloucester Road London (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Launceston Place, Little India, and Light of India.
Are any cleaning services offered at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Meliá London Kensington a Meliá Collection Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.4 miles), Tower of London (4.7 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.5 miles).