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The Rockwell

181-183 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Rockwell
Updated 07/29/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#284 of 1,187 hotels in London
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Hungarian and 2 more


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
88Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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M D wrote a review Oct 12
Los Angeles116 contributions93 helpful votes
Pretty Victorian hotel with a great location in Kensington. Big modern room with loads of closet space. The Whites toiletries were a lovely treat.great shower The interior is clean and modern , but the pretty Victorian era tiles are still there..good combo. Pleasant bar and breakfast room and a garden to enjoy, weather permitting. The staff was helpful and the price was right. A winner..
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Date of stay: October 2021
Gemma B wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
What a wonderful hotel for a quick visit to London. The staff were super friendly and the hotel felt very clean and COVID safe. Staff had arranged for a travel cot in our room and were very attentive helping with bags, buggy etc. The building is beautiful with a real sense of history. Our coffee and pastry breakfast was perfect. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
F James wrote a review Sep 2021
Somerset, United Kingdom10 contributions
This is our second time staying here. There's new staff now and had reopened 3 days before we arrived. Warm welcome from reception staff when we arrived. We knew our room wouldn't be ready, so left our luggage and went off to explore. We'd booked a standard double room. Decent size apart the shower which was small. Suitable for slim people. Unfortunately the air conditioning wasn't working in the whole hotel, being repaired next day. It was safe to leave our windows open though. Breakfast is not included and you have to pay extra. Slight hiccup with breakfast first morning but sorted quickly. Overall very friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Earls Court underground just around the corner using shortcut to your right when you come out of...
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foodtoenjoy55 wrote a review Jul 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
We came to the hotel, 25.06.2021, first impressions gorgeous hotel, beautiful grounds. We had a lovely meal Friday evening even chatted to wedding guests. However bar staff whilst personable and chatty need training..asking how yiu measure a liquor. Breakfast is a hearty fry up, mushrooms were cold thought this may just be bad luck. I asked whether there could be fruit and yoghurt. for breakfast. The second morning we were.met with ques for breakfast no social distancing and some agitated guests. The ques snaked the middle of the restaurant and cleaning down of table was inadequate. Our room was next to staff room, initially I thought the noise was noise guest, it wasn't it was staff.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Daniella P wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions
I stayed at The Rockwell during Covid and was immediately shocked with how clean and safe I felt there. I was equally greeted by their extremely kind manager, Roxana. I had such an amazing experience that I stayed here again and again. This review is long overdue. Not only is the location perfect for getting around the city but Roxana went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I need. I can't recommend this hotel enough!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from TheRockwell TheRockwell, General Manager at The Rockwell
Responded Jul 1, 2021
Dear Daniella, I would like to thank you for sharing your honest review with us and choosing our hotel again for your travel accommodation. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and I am glad to see that our staff served you in the best possible way especially on these uncertain times we are living in. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback , take care of yourself and your loved ones and hope to have the chance of welcoming you in the soonest future whenever your travel plans bring you back to London. Yours Sincerely, Roxana Rotaru
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$109 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Rockwell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Over Under, Hansom Cab, and Maroush Bakehouse.
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 Churchill War Rooms (2.8 miles), Houses of Parliament (3.0 miles), and Westminster Abbey (2.8 miles).