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The Rockwell

181-183 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SF England
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#335 of 1,170 hotels in London
Location
4.3
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4.5
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4.3
Value
4.0
The Rockwell is an independent hotel with an emphasis on understated contemporary style, impeccable levels of personal service and attention to detail. Each of the forty rooms has been crafted to create a relaxed atmosphere, whilst retaining an individual character which combines English tradition with contemporary styling. In addition to our well appointed bedrooms, we offer guests the use of generous spaces for eating, drinking and relaxing, including a large south facing landscaped garden. Whether you are visiting Kensington for business or pleasure, many of London's best attractions are on our doorstep including Earls Court, Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum as well as the shopping areas of Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
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Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Hungarian and 2 more
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Jo.S wrote a review Yesterday
Leicestershire, United Kingdom115 contributions48 helpful votes
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Great stay at The Rockwell. Booked this fairly last minute for a London trip for my birthday, we booked a deluxe double and were allocated a mezzanine 1st floor room which looked out onto the main road - great for car spotting. There was no road noise due to the large double glazed windows. On checking in the staff brought us a welcome birthday treat which was lovey and unexpected. Bed was comfy, bathroom small but more than adequate and the small sofa was comfortable. Staff very friendly and welcoming - would definitely return. Great location - just a short walk from Earls Court Tube station
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jag Paddam wrote a review Feb 7
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Excellent Hotel located in Earls Court London. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Our room was excellent, nice facilities, comfortable bed and adequate bathroom and toilet. Value for money in a splendid part of London, within walking distance to Kensington high street. We will return again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Deborah wrote a review Jan 2024
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions3 helpful votes
The single room is tiny, as is the en suite bathroom with shower, but who comes to London and stays in their room all day? This was a perfect place to rest after a full day's sightseeing and shopping in Kensington High Street and Notting Hill. The location is excellent, with Earls Court underground just minutes away. Restaurants are within easy walking distance and I enjoyed a delicious, authentic pub dinner at The Kings Head. I also felt very safe walking alone at night. The management and staff are efficient and helpful - my request for a small jug of fresh milk to take up to my room was readily obliged. I found my room to be clean and tidy and liked the white cotton percale bedding, as well as the mini bar with chocolates. I would stay again, definitely.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Grant C wrote a review Dec 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
Cancelled my 3-day reservation, the day before, by email, which I didn’t receive until I was already in London. Poor service and no doubt they were reselling the room as London was very busy and all the prices have gone up. Poor service and by the sounds of athe review, a poor hotel too.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Ann H wrote a review Nov 2023
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here this weekend 24th to 26th November. Two days prior to our arrival I noticed there were two payments taking from my account I immediately rang the hotel who said they would let the manager know thankfully one was credited back immediately. When we arrived we were given room 402 I was shocked to see how tiny this was, I went straight to reception and explained the tiny 4ft bed was pushed against the wall the girl on reception said some people don't mind that.. it was what is advertised as a delux single she then gave me the key to a new room 404. The manger came out said if he has a bigger room he would upgrade me but he was fully booked 404 was slightly bigger we had the worst 2 nights sleep. It was like sleeping on a board. The towels were hard and off white shower was tiny. There was also a not very nice smell For the price of two nights stay, this is not a 4 star hotel as advertised. We would not be recommding The Rockwell and will never stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SF L wrote a review Nov 2023
San Francisco, California154 contributions27 helpful votes
Some really nice features, but some may pose issues. Nice features: Proximity to a Tube Station with elevator and ramp access--about 6-8 min. walk, depending on route to the Earl's Court tube station --the tube station is in a busy part of London, with enough eateries near by --there were piles of garbage bags on the sidewalk near the tube station --the tube station was less handy than expected because the weekend we were there, the Underground had limited service to Earl's Court and further west A large room with a desk, armchair and end tables, which was a very nice contrast to the room in Glasgow --large TV and a refrigerator The nice storage shelf in the bathroom Very friendly and helpful staff The breakfast buffet was worth the ~15 GBP price/person The AC unit and the smell noted by previous reviewers were not noted by us The less desirable features: The hard mattress made it uncomfortable to sleep on my side --I liked a firm but pillow-soft mattress but it was like sleeping on the carpetted floor The miniscule shower (due to the presence of the shelf in the bathroom) with barely enough room to turn around Given the neighborhood and location and the acceptable price point, I would probably consider other locations, perhaps near St. Pancras?, before re-booking this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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alexmac27 wrote a review Nov 2023
London, England, United Kingdom24 contributions8 helpful votes
Very unfortunately there were numerous bugs in the room. I’m not convinced that they were bed bugs (photo attached) but I didn’t want to take the risk so I checked out immediately. The staff at reception were very apologetic but were unable to refund me as the manager had left for the evening. They took my email so that the management could contact me with regard to a refund but I haven’t been refunded or even contacted. Very disappointing as otherwise this seemed to be a very reasonable hotel for the price.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Catherine F wrote a review Oct 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom131 contributions40 helpful votes
Very well-appointed and comfortable superior single room with snacks, plenty of toiletries and even a bathrobe. Breakfast was nice and although the dining room was quiet the vegetarian club sandwich was a delicious light dinner. Staff were courteous and friendly. Excellent location - just 25 minutes from museums and from Kensington Palace. Ideal for a solo female traveller - I felt really safe!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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BetsyWMS wrote a review Oct 2023
Boston, Massachusetts26 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed a pleasant, week's stay at The Rockwell. I chose a garden room which had a 'patio' outside offering a table and chairs for one to sit. The staff were friendly and helpful; allowed us to leave our bags until we were able to check in later in the day. A very spacious room which we appreciated. Lots of water pressure when taking a shower. It's location is very convenient; Earl's Court tube within a five minute walk. A bit further there are many coffee shops, cafe/bakeries, restaurants and pubs. We would return if the opportunity to visit London were possible.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Roam23820278030 wrote a review Aug 2023
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Second visit to this hotel and will definitely be visiting again. Friendly staff, very clean rooms and comfortable bed. Hotel is a 20 min walk to National History Museum, 20 mins to Notting Hill and Chelsea. Close to Earls Court tube.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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$101 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rockwell
Which popular attractions are close to The Rockwell?
Nearby attractions include Tardis Police Box (0.2 miles), Garden Lodge Queen, Londra (0.2 miles), and The Blackbird (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rockwell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Rockwell?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Rockwell?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Rockwell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Over Under Earl's Court, La Terrazza Kensington, and Orjowan.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Rockwell?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Rockwell?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rockwell?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Houses of Parliament (3.0 miles), Churchill War Rooms (2.8 miles), and Westminster Abbey (2.8 miles).