US$107 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 29 Mar 2015 Check-out 1 Apr 2015

Rydges Kensington London

4 stars
View map of 61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW74PE

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
35 reviews
Great Location!!

Hotel in great location... just 200m or so away from the Gloucester Tube Stn... Would recommend... See full review

  • Titleist
  • 25 Nov 2014
Great location.... but very small rooms...

Location is very good.... 3mins walk to Gloucester Tube.. Paid for a Std King and it was really... See full review

  • Titleist
  • 17 Aug 2014
Whether it's for leisure or business, Rydges Kensington London Hotel offers an ideal blend of luxurious accommodation and modern facilities for a relaxing stay. Buckingham Palace is just 3 kilometres from this hotel and is a treasure trove of art, furniture, sculpture and decorative goods. London's popular museums including Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum London is just a short walk away from the property. Tourists can visit the Royal Albert Hall, one of the UK's most treasured and distinctive buildings.
General

Guests of Rydges Kensington London Hotel can watch live sport from around the globe on the big screen in the Polo Bar or can explore the National Art Library, an ideal place for art lovers.



Location

Located Gloucester Road in London, Rydges Kensington London Hotel is less than a kilometre from Harrods, Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Kensington Palace, residence of the British royal family.



  • 2 km to the City Centre
Dining

The friendly atmosphere, delicious food and creative wine list, all combine to provide a great dining experience at Ten Tables. The atrium lounge is the perfect meeting spot for a pre-dinner drink whilst enjoying a casual chat with friends and colleagues.
Rooms

Rydges Kensington features 90 well designed guestrooms and suites that are equipped with digital TV with movie channels, data ports, coffeemaker and air conditioning.

Rydges Kensington London Rooms

Single Room
Fully refurbished room featuring a Rydges Dream single bed including work desk with high definition LCD flat screen TV, freeview channels as well as over 100 on demand movies. A laptop sized safe, fully stocked mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, steam iron & access to the hotel's Gymnasium are all included. Bathrooms boast heated towel rails & heated mist free mirrors.High speed wired & wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout.
Standard Queen or King
Fully refurbished designer room with a work desk, high definition LCD flat screen TV offering freeview channels & over 100 on demand movies. A laptop sized safe, mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, steam iron & ironing board are included. The bathrooms boasts heated towel rails & heated mist free mirrors. High speed wired and wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout. This room features a either a Rydges Dream king size or queen sized bed.
Standard Twin
Complete with traditional furniture and large windows, these rooms comprise of two Rydges Dream single beds, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, working desk, wireless internet, in-room safe, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, hair-dryer, large wardrobe and TV.
Executive King
Executive rooms consist of all the luxury of the standard rooms, along with additional 'executive' features including an espresso coffee maker, Bluetooth enabled high definition media hub, complimentary magazines and reading material, fluffy bathrobes and slippers and a complimentary beverage. High speed wired and wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout. All rooms offer complimentary access to the hotel's Gymnasium. The King room features a Rydges Dream king size bed.
Executive Studio
Executive rooms consist of all the luxury of the standard rooms, along with additional 'executive' features including an espresso coffee maker, bluetooth enabled high definition media hub, complimentary magazines & reading material, fluffy bathrobes, slippers & complimentary beverage. High speed wired & wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout. All rooms offer complimentary access to the hotel's Gymnasium. The Executive Studio features a Rydges Dream king size bed & sofabed.

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
High speed internet

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Hotel Map

51.4957 -0.1828
Area served
London, England
Nearby airports
Heathrow 16 miles
Area description
An elegant period mansion located in leafy South Kensington, this excellent hotel is comfortably situated in one of London's most pleasant districts and is perfectly positioned for Harrods, Kensington High Street, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Centres and many of Britain's most famous museums. Rydges Kensington is just a minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station.

Nearby points of interest

  • Gloucester Road: 0.1 km
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.2 km
  • Natural History Museum: 0.4 km
  • Imperial College London: 0.6 km
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.6 km
  • Science Museum London: 0.6 km
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.7 km
  • National Art Library: 0.7 km
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.8 km
  • Albert Memorial : 0.8 km
  • High Street Kensington: 0.9 km
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.9 km
  • Kensington Palace: 1 km
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1.1 km
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.3 km
  • Gloucester Road: 0.1 km
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.2 km
  • Natural History Museum: 0.4 km
  • Imperial College London: 0.6 km
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.6 km
  • Science Museum London: 0.6 km
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.7 km
  • National Art Library: 0.7 km
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.8 km
  • Albert Memorial : 0.8 km
  • High Street Kensington: 0.9 km
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.9 km
  • Kensington Palace: 1 km
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1.1 km
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.3 km
  • King's Road: 1.3 km
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 1.3 km
  • Harrods: 1.4 km
  • Knightsbridge: 1.4 km
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.6 km
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.8 km
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.8 km
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.8 km
  • Sloane Square: 1.8 km
  • Couper Collection: 1.9 km
  • Queensway: 1.9 km
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 2 km
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 2.2 km
  • Hyde Park Corner: 2.2 km
  • City of Westminster: 2.2 km
  • Wellington Arch: 2.3 km
  • Hyde Park: 2.4 km
  • Park Lane: 2.4 km
  • Paddington Station: 2.5 km
  • Marble Arch: 2.5 km
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 2.6 km
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 2.6 km
  • Royal Mews: 2.6 km
  • Victoria station: 2.7 km
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 2.8 km
  • Buckingham Palace: 2.9 km
  • Green Park: 2.9 km
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 2.9 km
  • Selfridges: 2.9 km
  • Notting Hill: 3 km

Dining

Polo Bar
Enjoy a tipple in front of our open fire. Order yourself a sustaining snack while you settle down to watch the latest sporting action on the big screen TV.
The Jam Cupboard Restaurant
Stylish and laid back with a fabulous New York style central bar that's perfect for an early-evening cocktail, the stunningly-designed Jam Cupboard is an ideal venue for a relaxed lunch or supper. There's even an exclusive private table seating 10, just off the main dining room, it's the perfect place for a celebration meal or special event.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
"Our uniquely designed meeting rooms, fully equipped with the latest multimedia technology, are your perfect meeting place at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea" The Park Room has been impressively interiorly designed to reflect the surrounding tree-lined streets and royal parks. It combines historic character, wood panelling, fireplaces and architectural flourishes with high class modern twist. All of our rooms are filled with natural daylight from stunning original glass skylights and spacious enough to accommodate any of your events from One-to-One meetings to cocktail receptions of up to 120 people. Facilities includes: 92" motorised, retractable projection screen Projector with touch panel control system Concealed speakers Wireless microphone system (lapel or handheld) 55" flatscreen TV video conferencing Lighting and audio visual touch control

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Kensington London

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Titleist
Business
Singapore
25 Nov 2014

Great Location!!

Hotel in great location... just 200m or so away from the Gloucester Tube Stn... Would recommend this hotel... Only thing i was unhappy about was the size of the bed.... it was advertised as a Std KING... but that equates to a QUEEN... so dun be misled....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Titleist
Business
Singapore
17 Aug 2014

Great location.... but very small rooms...

Location is very good.... 3mins walk to Gloucester Tube.. Paid for a Std King and it was really small... barely had enuff space to open our luggage.....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jan1
Business
cheshire
10 Mar 2014

Good but could be better

The room was good with lots of light and a very comfortable bed. It was not good that you were expected to pay for the bottled water in the room which was expensive. The noise from the room above was extreme at times. The room was not cleaned until 4 o' clock the next day and my contact lenses disappeared from the bathroom. The food in the restaurant was good and the staff very friendly but inexperienced. We had payed for breakfast to be included but they said this was for continental and tried to charge us an extra £20. We spoke to a young lady who was not helpful but a young gentleman sorted this out. The location of this hotel is excellent. We has a good stay and would stay here again even though there were a few issues. This could be an excellent hotel just with a little more thought. some of the staff on reception are not really interested in any complaints and do not act upon them they would rather argue. The young gentleman on reception did listen and responded. Once the staff have more experience this hotel would be as good as any hotel in London

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

join the membership of this hotel group as it will save you quite a bit on the restaurant price

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
beejay22
Business
Sydney NSW, Australia
27 Dec 2013

Great location, nice hotel

Pleasant stay, well located, easy walk to many local sights. Great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Paul's Boulangerie for great value breakfast/snack. Tasty baguettes!

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DJGEE
Business
Australia
24 Nov 2013

Good Hotel

This Hotel is well positioned close to Gloucester Rd train station. Good restaurants and pubs just a short walk. Rooms are a little small, not a lot of room for larger suitcases. The rooms are clean and tidy with a modern style fitout. The Wifi service is a daily/weekly extra charge on top of the room fees and the signal is not that strong in the room and we also found it dropped out a lot when we were trying to use it. So Wifi definitely a negative they need to work on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sagey
Business
Melbourne Australia
9 Oct 2013

Great stay for 4 nights

Handy to train and bus service. Walked to Kensington Palace then walked further to Oxford street, great shopping. Rooms of hotel quite small but this is very common with other large hotels in this area. Purchased a day Tavel card for £7.30 each person for two zones. We went to all the city tourist spots but I enjoyed the bus rides as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Supermaltese
Business
Sydney
19 May 2013

Good location, Small room

Hotel in great location, if you are going for lesure, hop on hop off bus stop right outside of this hotel. Room was very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Sign-seeing bus stop right outside

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JulianW
Business
Lincs
1 Nov 2012

Clean, fresh hotel in a great location

Just a few yards from Gloucester Road tube and ideally located for the major museums. Fresh, well appointed rooms. Would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Patben
Business
Perth WA
12 Jun 2012

Great location forLondon transport

Room was well furnished and clean.Tube station 100 yards away linked directly to Heath Row and st pancreas for Eurostar and bus outside door.Although we booked and paid some months in advance wewere given a basement room .Unfotunatly the corridor outside the room smelled badly.Charging for wifi was a bit over the top as it was freely available in all the pubs and cafe,s along the road outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A large selection of pubs and cafe's in close proximity to the hotel cover a wide range of food at reasonable prices.

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mouse
Business
Sydney
10 Jun 2012

Wonderful short stay.

Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Executive room good size for London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many restaurants in area. Good value.

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