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Citadines Prestige South Kensington London

4 stars
35A Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PL
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
10 reviews
Good place, great location!

Location of this hotel is great. 5 minutes walk from underground, 10 minutes walk from Kensington... See full review

  • Chicagoan1
  • Aug 14, 2014
Good location. clean rooms

The rooms at this hotel were clean and updated. The best quality was its location. a two minute... See full review

  • Fred the Stanford Man
  • Jun 4, 2013
Apartment hotel in the Victorian city near famed sights and stores

Citadines Prestige South Kensington Hotel ushers holidaymakers to apartment and studio-type accommodations in the heart of Kensington, London. This property with chic and stylish interiors and furnishings also offer business corner services and specific places with Wi-Fi access. Citadines also features a 24-hour reception, launderette, dry cleaning (fees apply), safe deposit box at front desk and pet-friendly facilities (fees apply). From this hotel, vacationers venture to nearby must-visit London attractions like Kensington Palace, Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Hyde Park, Harrods and River Thames.

3 Reasons to Stay

  • Centrally located in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Cosy, spacious and stylish apartments
  • Close to famed London attractions

Citadines Prestige South Kensington Rooms

Citadines Prestige South Kensington Hotel boasts 92 chic and spacious apartment units equipped with full kitchen, en suite bathroom, LCD TV, Internet and Wi-Fi access, heating unit and air conditioning. Kitchens in each unit are furnished with cooker hob and hood, dishwasher, electric kettle, tea/coffeemaker, glassware, crockery, cutlery, utensils, microwave oven and refrigerator. Weekly housekeeping is available for added convenience.

Things to Do

  • Kensington Palace (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Natural History Museum (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Hyde Park (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Harrods (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • River Thames (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Buckingham Palace (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • National Gallery, London (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • Big Ben (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Palace of Westminster (3.1 mi/4.9 km)
  • Madame Tussauds London (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • London Eye (3.6 mi/5.7 km)
  • Tower of London (5.9 mi/9.4 km)

Hotel Map

51.5 -0.18
Area served
London - South Kensington
Nearby airports
London Heathrow London City London Gatwick London Stansted London Luton
Area description
Fully refurbished in 2010 and situated in attractive Kensington, Citadines South Kensington provides contemporary apartment-style accomodation with free internet access where you can relax after a busy day's shopping or sightseeing. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are nearby, and you can do a spot of shopping in the surrounding boutiques and Harrods. The Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum are close by.

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Citadines Prestige South Kensington London Rooms

Studio Apartment with free internet access - sleeps 2
Studio apartment with free internet access, air-cooling system, kitchen, living and dining areas, flatscreen TV. Double/Twin bed on request subject to availability. Staff onsite 24/7. Payable extras include: Breakfast, laundry,car park. The apartment also offers a wakeup call service, linen, safety deposit box, iron & ironing board, internet access, private bathroom hairdryer, towels & toiletries, electric kettle, glassware, crockery, cutlery & utensils, microwave oven / cooker hob & hood, refrigerator, toaster, telephone, flatscreen TV with cable/satellite channels.
Large Studio apartment with free internet access - sleeps up to 4
Large studio apartment with double bed and double sofabed, free internet access, air-cooling system, kitchen, living and dining areas, flatscreen TV. Double/Twin bed on request subject to availability. Staff onsite 24/7. Payable extras include: Breakfast, laundry,car park. The apartment also offers a wake-up call service, linen, safety deposit box, iron & ironing board, internet access, private bathroom hairdryer, towels & toiletries, electric kettle, glassware, crockery, cutlery & utensils, microwave oven / cooker hob & hood, refrigerator, toaster, telephone, flatscreen TV with cable/satellite channels.
1 Bedroom Apartment - sleeps up to 4
One-bedroom duplex apartment on two floors with free internet access, air-cooling system, kitchen, living and dining areas, flatscreen TV. Double or twin beds on request only. Staff onsite 24/7. Payable extras include: Breakfast, laundry,car park. The apartment also offers a wake-up call service, linen, safety deposit box, iron & ironing board, internet access, private bathroom hairdryer, towels & toiletries, electric kettle, glassware, crockery, cutlery & utensils, microwave oven / cooker hob & hood, refrigerator, toaster, telephone, flatscreen TV with cable/satellite channels.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.2 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.2 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.3 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.3 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.4 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.4 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.4 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.5 mi
  • Harrods: 0.7 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.2 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.2 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.3 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.3 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.4 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.4 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.4 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.5 mi
  • Harrods: 0.7 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.7 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 0.8 mi
  • Queensway: 1 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 1 mi
  • King's Road: 1 mi
  • Chelsea: 1 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.1 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.1 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.1 mi
  • Sloane Square: 1.1 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.2 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.2 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.3 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.3 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.3 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.3 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.4 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.5 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.5 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.5 mi
  • Selfridges: 1.5 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.6 mi
  • Green Park: 1.6 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 1.6 mi
  • Bond Street London: 1.6 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.6 mi

Dining

Local restaurants nearby
Citadines South Kensington is surrounded by excellent local restaurants, cafes and bars - perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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.

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Citadines Prestige South Kensington London

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chicagoan1
Chicago, IL
Aug 14, 2014

Good place, great location!

Location of this hotel is great. 5 minutes walk from underground, 10 minutes walk from Kensington gardens, 5 minutes from the info center. The fact that this place has a small kitchen is a big plus. It has all the needed dishes, pots and pans. The hotel lobby has a coffee machine. You can have any type of coffee for free. Good stuff. The front desk staff is very pleasant, helpful and always available. I will definitely come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Fred the Stanford Man
Business
Sea Ranch, CA
Jun 4, 2013

Good location. clean rooms

The rooms at this hotel were clean and updated. The best quality was its location. a two minute walk to the Gloucester Rd tube station which connects Circle, District & Piccadilly lines and all of London, also a five minute walk to Kensington Gardens/Hyde park. as well as a short walk to Knightsbridge. the rooms are actually apartments so a small kitchen and frig are in room, friendly staff. I would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

several good restaurants close. the Green door steakhouse 3 blocks. many Indian etc,

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NKPS
Visalia, CA
Sep 23, 2012

Quick Getaway

Great location. Only 5 minutes walk from the Underground Station, and everything is nearby. Staff was wonderfully helpful. The place is a bit small but the room was very clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Wymm
Scotland, UK
Dec 19, 2011

Adequate for our needs

Efficient friendly staff. Downstairs sofa bed not very comfortable and still had blankets. No duvet! Upstairs beds very comfortable and warm. Heat tended to disappear upstairs. Kitchen well-equipped but no socket for kettle in kitchen and had to hold switch down until it boiled.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoyed some excellent food at Garfunkels next to station.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anglophile
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oct 12, 2011

Sleek, modern hotel in very convenient location

This hotel was an incredible value! The pros: newly renovated, stylish, very comfortable bed, nicely equipped kitchen, and the location was great - a short walk to the Gloucester Road tube stop, which connects to 3 lines. The cons: the young staff were not fluent in English, the phone in our room didn't work and it took a couple of days for them to fix it, our third-floor room was so warm that we had to keep the window open, even though it was in the 60's most of the time, and the hair dryer could only be plugged into the outlet in the kitchen, which did not have a mirror.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
A.N.D.
West Hartford, CT, USA
Aug 31, 2011

Awesome Europe trip

Upon check in, the lady staff was very accommodating. When we entered our room we were disappointed that we were not told a sleeper sofa was a part of the beds in the room. We were under the understanding we were going to get a double bed along with 2 single beds, in a loft style room,instead we were given a upstairs / downstairs room. When to the front desk, to see if we could do something , instead got a smirk kind of an attitude from the male staff. Did not look like they really cared about helping resolve the situation. I felt like we were not important. Nonetheless , rooms were clean and well maintained daily.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Very convenient with bus stop, right outside the hotel. Which we hopped on & off , especially after sightseeing all day ..... Coming home tired, and carrying shopping bags. It was very helpful

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
new york guy
New York, New York
Mar 21, 2011

It was nearly perfect

I stayed at another hotel in south kensington in 2009 and it was dumpy but in a great location. I wanted to stay somewhere else this time and found reviews for Citadines Prestige in South Kensington. The reviews seemed mixed just like every other moderately priced hotel in the area but I read they've rennovated so I took a shot on them. It paid off big time. The lobby is nice and the people who work there were pleasant enough. I didn't have any trouble with them accepting my [...]booking which was a huge relief. They ask to see the credit card you used for the booking to make a copy of it which scared me a little but he smiled and explained they only need it incase I wreck the place or something and explained that they'd talk to me in person before they ever charged me for anything. It's understandable once you get into the room and see all the money to put into the place. I checked the balance on my card a few times during the trip and there were no problems at all. The hotel room was great and we had a wonderful view from our window of a relatively romantic looking backstreet where people park their fancy minicoopers and vespa motorcycles. There's an eloquent arched exit point at the end of this street and a tower that rises above everything else in the background. Everything in the hotel room (it was a studio/single type of room with two beds) looked brand new. The shower had a fancy glass door and the sink and toilet and floor were new. In the kitchen the microwave, refrigerator, sink, stovetop and floor all looked brand new. There was a tea/coffee maker, dishes, silverware and cookware. Nice flat screen tv in the bedroom area. Attractive looking paint style throughout the room. A work desk with chair and a small portable computer desk with a hip looking ikea style lounge seat. Nice beds with puffy white blankets and pillows. Brand new wood floor. Phone worked fine. Wifi worked fine. The room had a basic but trendy style, similar to ikea and everything I needed was present. There was a long rectangular picture of London on the wall, lots of lamps, some sweet ceiling/mood lights in the hall and kitchen and a brand new heater - a very nice looking one - with adjustable settings. Window was very nice looking, a little heavy but had handles, opened easily and had locks on it. Housekeeping seemed to come once every day or two for blankets, pillows, toilet paper etc and maybe every three days for a more detailed cleaning. It was hard to tell because I was very clean during my stay but they did come. You get one room key per person and after coming inside the room you pop a key into a slot on the wall which activates the electric which is sort of ideal because it saves electricy upon leaving and ensures that you don't burn the place down by leaving on the heater and it's easy enough to use anyway. All in all it was very decent for the money. Getting to the hotel: From Heathrow airport, get to the tube station underneathe it and take the picadilly line to gloucester rd. If you want the fanciness of London to hit you harder get off at the south kensington stop instead, which is right after the gloucester tube station, and take the short walk to cromwell rd. You'll see the huge natural History Museum on Cromwell rd. If you're directly facing the front of the natural history museum, turn your head left and walk in that direction down Cromwell rd., make a right onto gloucester and head up the road for a minute or two and you'll see the hotel on your right. From gloucester tube station, exit the building and head left, crossing over cromwell rd and proceed down gloucester rd until you see the hotel. South Kensington and Gloucester rd. tube stations are very close by. There's a wonderful Tesco store right across from the gloucester rd. tube station which sells all the food you'll need; sandwiches, snacks, juice, pastries, beer, toothpaste, fruit, premade pasta, etc. You can pick up an international phone card at the tesco for ten...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Gloucester rd.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
new york ny
Apr 24, 2010

Good accommodations for the price

Great location in Kensington - very convenient to both the tube and the buses. The hotel is currently under renovation, but we were able to get a renovated rooms. They are still experiencing some glitches - for example, the phone in our room stopped working. But the staff did try to accommodate by letting us use a phone from a different room for outbound calls, and then switched us to a different room the next day. The staff is polite, and the new one bedrooms are spotless and well laid out - it's great to have a kitchenette in the room. Overall, we'd highly recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Jun 30, 2009

Location Beats Digs

The Citadines is located in a prime area. There are a myriad of pubs, restaurants, money exchange places and other amenities nearby. The Tube Station is close by as well. The staff is pretty friendly and helpful. We were in a studio, which was pretty cramped (compared to other studio hotel/apartments I've stayed at). The place was pretty clean, but not immaculate. However, staff does not clean apartment everyday unless you pay extra. I don't know if this is the norm because cleaning crew came everyday at another hotel/apartment I stayed at. Overall, not a bad place, but I thought place was a little pricey. Paying mainly for location. Then again, it is London where lodging is very expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sainsbury, a grocery chain, is only a few blocks away. You can stock up the fridge (albeit a small one)with some edibles (i.e. juice, water, bread) to save money on a few meals.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
US
Jun 14, 2009

Great location

The Citadine hotel/apartment is in a great location. The rooms could definitely use some updating and could have been maintained better. The entire room was worn and tired. The kitchen was key for our family trip and thankfully adequate. The staff was friendly but not overly helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Waitrose at the Gloucester Rd. Tube station. This fabulous grocery has everything you need from prepared food, fresh fruit, and the orchid gift to take to relatives.

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