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Rydges Kensington London

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kensington is a lot posher than we thought, however, heaps of shops, tube (Gloucester Road) literally 100 metres with the bus, post office and bank right at the front door. We were in a twin share because UK bed sizes are really small. I'm 198cms and it would really only work with twin singles. We started in room 001 but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is typical for the area but to my surprise the Superior double rooms are in the Basement. Apparently written somewhere in the booking site but not noted on the reservation was this note. OK so be it. Room received was adequate although the bed was damaged on one side (did anyone notice ?). Breakfast is adequate but nothing... More 

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Nancy, France
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my third or fourth stay in this hotel, it is an excellent hotel for my purposes, I can barely find any fault with it, by writing a glowing review, which it justly deserves, it risks becoming an hotel booked solid, making it difficult to have that fifth stay. The rooms are very pleasant even on the Gloucester Road... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar has a gem named Katarina. She always is welcoming and aware of guests needs. She always has a smile and knowledge of every cocktail we have requested. We've been coming here for many years and Katarina makes this place, a snug place for locals and people from out of town. I always look forward to seeing her on... More 

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Thank Tomato17
JoannaCRydges, Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Tomato17, We really appreciate this kind review. Katarina is certainly a gem and extraordinary part of our team at Rydges and it is great to see that she continues to provide you with such exceptional service. We will be sure to pass on this lovely feedback to her! We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Nicholas Andrew... More 

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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just renovated, the hotel is located in one of the best area -close to Hyde Park and next to metro station.Rooms are very nice. The team is very professional-special the duty manager-was very helpful.Strongly recommended if you are looking for a good hotel in London.

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Thank Ralwk
JoannaCRydges, Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Ralwk, Thank you very much for your lovely review and recommendation. We are pleased you had a great time here with us in Kensington and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards, Nicholas Andrew Duty Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rydges offers a great hotel in a great location. Its an easy walk to Kensington Place, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Royal Albert Hall and many many restaurants. It is also across the road from Gloucester Road Underground Station, which is on the Circle line. The hotel rooms are a little on the small side however are extremely comfortable and very quite. The... More 

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Thank NBB58
JoannaCRydges, Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear NBB58, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We certainly are lucky to be located so close to such great attractions and to Gloucester Road tube station. We do hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Nicholas Andrew Duty Manager More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally speaking, nice people. But that's not why we choose a hotel is it. We choose it for comfort, cleanilness and safety. My wife and I felt very safe inn the area but he hotel room was truly substandard. The first room they gave us keys to was in the basement. The carpet in the hallway was an indicator.. It... More 

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Thank BillieShears
JoannaCRydges, Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear BillieShears, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am so sorry to see that you were originally put into a room which was not of standard to you. I am however glad to see that you were changed to a room which was more suitable to your needs. As for the bed. I... More 

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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel itself is very well located, 2 min walking distance from the tube station, very central. The room is not bad, the bed is cery comfortable and the air conditioning works properly. The drawback is tbe bathroom. The shower leaks a lot and leave the bathroom floor all wet and soaked. Apart from that, it was a nice stay!

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Thank Bruno S
JoannaCRydges, Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Bruno S, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It is always a pleasure to read such lovely reviews such as yours. We are pleased you had a pleasant and comfortable stay with us and hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Nicholas Andrew Duty Manager More 

Santa Monica, Ca
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this hotel. It is magestic and timeless. It is also centrally located next to many incredible restaurants, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. The staff are so helpful and bend over backwards for you. The rooms are beautiful and spacious. I highly recommend for guests of any age.

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Thank ErsBrooks
JoannaCRydges, Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear ErsBrooks, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased you had a great time here with us in Kensington and got to meet some of our wonderful team of staff. We certainly are lucky to have such a great team at Rydges Kensington! We appreciate the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back again in... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rydges is a nice hotel in a great location. Just a very short walk from Gloucester Road station, it's ideal for anyone staying in London on business or for a city break. The staff when booking and checking in were professional, helpful and very friendly. While the rooms are nice, like many London hotels, they're very small for what you... More 

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JoannaCRydges, Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear BuxomWench87, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed our fantastic location. We certainly are lucky to be located so close to the tube and all the great attractions London has to offer. We appreciate your feedback in regards to the room size and breakfast. Please be aware for any future stays... 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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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 

Additional Information about Rydges Kensington London

Address: 61 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range: $137 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Kensington London 4.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
Rydges Kensington London Hotel London
Rydges Kensington Plaza London
Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
Rydges London
Hotel London Rydges
Rydges Kensington London England
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#242 Luxury Hotel in London
#258 Business Hotel in London
#327 Family Hotel in London
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