Rydges Kensington London Hotel

61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE  show map
 4 stars
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Rydges Kensington London Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Sports bar

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff were very friendy and helpful - Bar was great - Just steps from a key tube station
  • Within walking distance of several landmarks - Bathroom was pristinely cleaned - Breakfast had a great selection
  • Rooms are small but comfortable - Great location, close to the gloucster rd - Breakfast was very good
  • Beds were big and comfortable - Large bathroom - Free continental breakfast is a real treat - Very good value
  • Room was very comfortable - Excellent continental breakfast - Bus-stop outside the very entrance to the hotel

Overview

The four-star Rydges Kensington Plaza Hotel is located in the city center near main cultural venues of London.

Behind a traditional facade the hotel has a fitness center and Wi-Fi.

All 81 comfortable rooms feature exclusive Rydges Dream Beds and satellite TVs.

Jam Cupboard restaurant serves modern British cuisine and Polo Bar offers stylish design with fireplaces.

Gloucester Road Tube Station is a short walk away.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   81.

Rooms

The property offers 89 guestrooms featuring the best traditional English-style decor. Lavish light fabrics contrast against dark wood of antique-style furniture. Queen Anne desk is an ideal working place to catch up on the news via wireless internet connection. Further modern in-room technology includes satellite television and safes. En-suite bathrooms feature spa-like facilities and complimentary designer toiletries. Some rooms come with richly decorated ceilings, large beds and flat screen televisions.

Dining options

Breakfast is served on Monday to Friday from 7am to 10am, Saturday and Sunday from 7.30am to 10.30am.

Jam Cupboard restaurant serves modern British cuisine and boasts of classic surrounding.

Polo Bar is a classic dining venue with fireplaces and a selection of cocktails served on Monday to Friday from 4pm to 11pm, Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 10.30pm.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 15 per person per night.  A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The conference rooms feature modern equipment.

Wi-Fi costs GBP 5 per hour or GBP 10 per 24 hours.

Leisure

A fitness center is provided.

Additional features

Babysitting is possible on request.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Carryout breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Sports bar
  • Snack bar
  • Private dining services
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11.30 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE

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City Center
  • London
    4.0km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    2.5km
  • Victoria Station
    2.8km
Underground stations
  • High Street Kensington
    900 m
  • Gloucester Road
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • The Jam Cupboard (cuisine: European)
    20 m
  • Cafe @ V&A Museum (cuisine: European, British)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11.30 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    81

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Rooms and availability

The property offers 89 guestrooms featuring the best traditional English-style decor. Lavish light fabrics contrast against dark wood of antique-style furniture. Queen Anne desk is an ideal working place to catch up on the news via wireless internet connection. Further modern in-room technology includes satellite television and safes. En-suite bathrooms feature spa-like facilities and complimentary designer toiletries. Some rooms come with richly decorated ceilings, large beds and flat screen televisions.

Rydges Kensington London One-Bedroom SuiteRydges Kensington London One-Bedroom SuiteRydges Kensington London One-Bedroom Suite
One-Bedroom Suite
Bed type: King Size bed
Size: 26m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This suite features a minibar, electric kettle and sofa.

Room facilities
    Rydges Kensington London Superior Twin RoomRydges Kensington London Superior Twin RoomRydges Kensington London Superior Twin Room
    Superior Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds or 3 Single beds
    Size: 16m2
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    • Air conditioning
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    Room facilities
      Rydges Kensington London Executive Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Double Room
      Executive Double Room
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 1 Double and 1 Single bed
      Size: 21m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
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      Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

      Room facilities
        Rydges Kensington London Executive Upper Floors Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Upper Floors Double RoomRydges Kensington London Executive Upper Floors Double Room
        Executive Upper Floors Double Room
        Bed type: King Size bed
        Size: 21m2
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        • Shower
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        These rooms are located on the higher floors of the hotel. There is an espresso coffee maker, HD media hub, complimentary reading material, bathrobes, and slippers. It is possible to add an extra bed to this room. Charges apply.

        Room facilities
          Rydges Kensington London Executive StudioRydges Kensington London Executive StudioRydges Kensington London Executive StudioRydges Kensington London Executive Studio
          Executive Studio
          Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 1 King Size bed and 1 Sofa bed
          Size: 23m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
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            How to reach hotel

            hotel Rydges Kensington London Hotel London location
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            Hotel Address:

            61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              4.0km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Paddington Station
              2.5km
            • Victoria Station
              2.8km
            Underground stations
            • High Street Kensington
              900 m
            • Gloucester Road
              200 m
            • Bus stop
              200 m
            Restaurants
            • The Jam Cupboard (cuisine: European)
              20 m
            • Cafe @ V&A Museum (cuisine: European, British)
              70 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11.30 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of rooms:
              81

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            Kensington Palace with adjoining gardens is a short walk away

            Hyde Park, the city's largest green area is within walking distance

            Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Center are located nearby

            Natural History Museum with prehistoric collections is a short walk away

            Victoria & Albert Museums, the world's largest art museum

            Royal Albert Hall is an upscale meeting venue

            Buckingham Palace, a royal residence

            The London Eye is an observation wheel

            Harrods, the city's most luxurious shopping center

            Saint Stephens Church, 100 m, an Anglican church

            Envie D'Art, 200 m, a new generation art gallery

            The Dana Centre, 200 m, a public event venue in London for contemporary science debate

            Tourist attractions

            • Envie D'Art - 200 m
            • Hackelbury Fine Art - 200 m
            • Hop on Hop off Plus - 400 m
            • Campbell's Art Gallery - 600 m

            Places of interest

            • Saint Stephens Church - 100 m
            • The Harrington Club - 300 m
            • Ismaili Centre - 300 m
            • St Augustine's Church, Kensington - 400 m
            • Holy Trinity Church - 500 m
            • Saint Yeghiche America Church - 600 m
            • Firehouse - 600 m

            Convention centers

            • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 400 m

            Amusement

            Museums

            • The Dana Centre - 200 m
            • Baden-Powell House Museum - 300 m
            • Friends Of The V & A - 400 m
            • Natural History Museum - 400 m
            • Royal College of Music - 500 m
            • Science Museum - 700 m
            • Victoria And Albert Museum - 700 m

            Galleries

            • R B S Gallery - 500 m

            Underground stations

            • Gloucester Road - 100 m

            Local Attractions

            • Opera Holland Park - 1.5km
              Holland Park, London
            • Saatchi Gallery - 1.7km
              Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London
            • Chelsea Royal Hospital - 1.8km
              Royal Hospital Road, London
            • Ripley's Believe It or Not! - 1.6km
              The London Pavilion, London
            • Kensington Gardens - 1.7km
              The Magazine Storeyard, London

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Baden-Powell House - 240 m
              65-67 Queens Gate, London
            • Victoria and Albert Museum - 740 m
              Cromwell Road, London
            • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 600 m
              Prince Consort Road, London
            • Tardis Police Box - 810 m
              236 Earls Court Road, London
            • Natural History Museum - 450 m
              Cromwell Road, London
            • Science Museum - 640 m
              Exhibition Road, London
            • Brompton Oratory - 740 m
              Thurloe Place, London

            Restaurants Nearby

            • The Jam Cupboard - 20 m

              Address: Rydges Kensington London
              Phone: 020 7584 8100

              71% likes this, based on 60 reviews
              Cuisine: European
              Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 49

            • Paul - Gloucester - 90 m

              Address: 73 Gloucester Road
              Phone: +44 (0)20 7373 1232

              75% likes this, based on 106 reviews
              Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 44

            • The New Restaurant at the V&A - 70 m

              Address: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
              Phone: (020) 7942 2506

              81% likes this, based on 21 reviews

            • Cafe @ V&A Museum - 70 m

              Address: Cromwell Rd
              Phone: 020 7942 2000

              68% likes this, based on 115 reviews
              Cuisine: European, British

            • Byron - 80 m

              Address: 93-95 Old Brompton Road
              Phone: +44 20 7589 0630

              83% likes this, based on 89 reviews
              Cuisine: Hamburgers

            Getting there.

            Heathrow Airport is 25km away.

            Getting around.

            Gloucester Road Tube Station is a short walk away.

            Parking is available at location nearby.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11.30 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of rooms:
              81

            Hotel Awards

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            Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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            Rydges Kensington London Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rydges Kensington London

            Individual guest reviews

            • Family with children
              5.0

              The location is acceptable and convenient; the food provided (breakfast) from acceptable to good quality. Hotel room interior design is more than acceptable;

              The staff organisation is poor especially in the restaurant - staff agrument before clients; not many hotel rooms but very mean to complimentary wifi - everywhere in the hotel, the wifi is chargeable. Not sufficient supplies to toilet accessories; slippers are not provided though it is stated provided in Booked.net.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              The Hotel is at good location near to the station/bus stand.

            • Group of friends
              10.0

              The hotel itself is a beautiful building in a great location - bedroom had lovely high ceilings and despite being situated on quite a busy road, and our room at the front of the building, we did not notice any road noise. Good continental breakfast - nothing spectacular - just the normal selection but it was lovely! Staff at reception were polite and professional - although perhaps a little 'cold' in their manner.

            • Group of friends
              7.0

              The lift cannot actually reach every floor, which means you will have to carry the suitcase and walk on the stairs. Besides, everything was really good.

            • Couple
              9.2

              Very friendly, polite and helpful staff. Rooms and bathrooms are impecable and the Jam Cupboard restaurant is very stylish and the food was lovely! Also location is extremely good, a 2 minute walk from Glouscester Road tubestation and 10 minute walk from the Natural History museum and the Science museum. Over all a wonderful hotel and I will definitely be coming to stay again.

              I have no bad comments to make about this hotel.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Decor was very impressive Good breckfast Location Super

            • Single
              6.6

              Hotel is pretty mordern and very clean, which does not happen that often in the UK for that price but the room was extremely small. Breakfast is good and complete.

            • Couple
              8.2

              Well located and comfortable room.

              Loud noises coming from floor above early in the morning.

            • Group of friends
              9.6

              Great staff, good location, clean and trendy hotel.

            • Single
              9.6

              Staff were very friendly and the hotel ambience was lovely.

            • Family with children
              10.0

              The room was very clean, our family accommodation(executive studio suite) comprised two rooms and had the comfiest sofa bed I've ever slept in. The staff were very friendly and very forgiving(we accidentally got dye (from recently dyed hair)on a towel and were reassured this was not a problem).

            • Family with children
              9.6

              The convience of the rooms and the hotel in general. Everything about the hotel was great, I loved the colors of the room we stayed in as they were relaxing. Also the bathroom was very clean. The reception staff and the cleaning staff were really curteous and pleasant.

              I would like to suggest that the elevators be more faster - they are extremely slow - and try to add an additional elevator. Service elevator should be different than the guest of the hotel elevator.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              It was a bonus we got to be able to check in early as our 13 hour flight arrived in London at dawn. We did not expect that so felt very pampered. The toiletries were lovely products. Although we did not see any doorman on arrival, the one on duty during our check-out was most helpful with our luggage. We were not affected by the renovation at all. Keep up the good job!

            • Couple
              10.0

              The location is fantastic for London and very close to a main tub station. Rooms have been recently renovated and have a real Australian style to them, as well as level expected from rydges hotels. The price is also great for London. Amenities great and noise low. Staff are very helpful. Would easily stay again or recommend.

            • Single
              8.8

              The room was modern and clean with anything one could need, from an iron and ironing board to a hair dryer. Attention to detail is commendable. The coffee in the room for example was not the standard nescafe sachet but a much more upscale freshly brewed alternative. The toiletries,too, were lovely and replenished daily. The room and bathroom were very clean. The location is perfect with nearby restaurants, coffeeshops and supermarket. Gloucester Road tube station is one minute's walk and is on the Picadilly Line, which gives direct links to Leicester Square, Covent Garden and even Heathrow. I have stayed at other hotels in London at the same rate per night, but no other hotel comes anywhere near this one!

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Rydges Kensington London Hotel London location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            61 Gloucester Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4PE

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              4.0km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Paddington Station
              2.5km
            • Victoria Station
              2.8km
            Underground stations
            • High Street Kensington
              900 m
            • Gloucester Road
              200 m
            • Bus stop
              200 m
            Restaurants
            • The Jam Cupboard (cuisine: European)
              20 m
            • Cafe @ V&A Museum (cuisine: European, British)
              70 m
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11.30 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of rooms:
              81

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonRydges Kensington London

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

            Use Badge