$110 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 9, 2015 Check-out: Jan 10, 2015

Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

4 stars
97 Cromwell Road, LONDON, London, SW7 4DN
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
55 reviews
My Home Away from Home

The hotel is nice and comfortable. The atmosphere is also welcoming, and friendly. The free Wifi... See full review

  • Dr. Nii
  • Dec 4, 2014
Expensive, but good location

The hotel is within 5 minutes walk of Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys, perfect for buying 20kg of... See full review

  • foodshopper
  • Jul 9, 2014
The perfect option for business or leisure the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum sets the standard for hotels in Kensington. Stroll to Gloucester Road Tube Station, your gateway to the sights of the city. Enjoy the hotel's close proximity to Harrod's, the Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres, the Natural History, Science and V&A Museums and Kensington Palace. As the tallest Holiday Inn Hotel in Europe, our 27-floor and 906 bedroom hotel offers modern bedrooms with stunning views of London from our higher floors. The hotel also offers a choice of suites and accessible rooms (one with hoist). All rooms are equipped with high speed Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity is available in the public areas. The hotel's carpark has 76 spaces and there is a 24-hour fitness room. Holiday Inn Kensington Forum offers its guests a choice of three restaurant and bars whether you want to relax with dinner, grab a quick snack or enjoy a pint of traditional British beer. The Academy offers 13 meeting and event rooms for up to 300 people, all with natural daylight, high-speed Internet and unlimited Starbucks tea and coffee.

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Amenities

General
Executive level
Ice machine
Activities
Children's activities
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Services
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Airline desk
In-Room Safe
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Overhead projector
White board
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Gloucester Road: 0.1 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.3 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.5 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.5 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.6 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.6 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.6 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.6 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.7 mi
  • King's Road: 0.9 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.1 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.3 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.5 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.5 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.6 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.6 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.6 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.6 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.7 mi
  • King's Road: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.9 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 0.9 mi
  • Harrods: 1 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 1 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.2 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.2 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.2 mi
  • Sloane Square: 1.2 mi
  • Queensway: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.4 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.5 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.6 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.6 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.6 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.6 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1.7 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.7 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.7 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.7 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.8 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.8 mi
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 1.8 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.9 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.9 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.9 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 1.9 mi

Dining

Forum Room Restaurant
This restaurant is bright, airy and spacious which can take large group of people. It is modern looking with two buffets and a small bar, where you can relax while having morning beverages, Continental or full English breakfast. It provides lunches for me

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (55)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
55 out of 55
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dr. Nii
Business
Harlem, New York City
Dec 4, 2014

My Home Away from Home

The hotel is nice and comfortable. The atmosphere is also welcoming, and friendly. The free Wifi was a plus for me. Nice pub, and delicious breakfast. The location, and access to transportation makes this hotel my favorite.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
foodshopper
Business
Tokyo
Jul 9, 2014

Expensive, but good location

The hotel is within 5 minutes walk of Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys, perfect for buying 20kg of much-missed food to take back to Japan the next day. But the room is about the same size as a Japanese business hotel (ie tiny), yet 5 times the price. That's London, far more expensive than Tokyo.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Perfect access to supermarkets

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anthony and Ben
Business
Boston, MA
May 28, 2014

Good Location and price

Clean, friendly staff, and great location next to Gloucester Road tube. Wifi prices are a total scam though, only complaint of the experience.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Niciv
Business
Singapore
Mar 2, 2014

Comfortable and clean room

Hotel was clean and simple, with good amenities. No safe however. Good location.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kensington
Business
NYC
Feb 26, 2014

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

for the price, a good deal if you are just looking for a generic rooml. They need to update and put back small fridges in the rooms - a disappointment.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FDrew
Business
Chicago
Jul 22, 2013

Great Location

The location is perfect being a block from the Piccadilly line and a number of restaurants. The room was comfortable and always very clean. The staff was helpful.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the Piccadilly line from Heathrow. It's very easy and inexpensive. It's also safe and efficient.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling Man NES
Business
Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 26, 2013

Excellent time and stay

They hotel was very nice, clean, and staff was very nice. I would stay at this hotel again.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get a London Pass to cover the subway and buses. You can get almost anywhere.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diane tennis player runne
Business
Chicago, IL
Jun 25, 2013

Great London Stay

Wonderful. The room was always spotless when we got back from our day in the city. The restaurant staff was great as was the food. All staff was kind and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KK and ZAG
Business
Houston, TX
Jun 20, 2013

Good family location

Good location to attractions, shopping, etc.; friendly staff, room was ready when we arrived, a little tight otherwise quite comfortable, water pressure a bit low but nothing major. Breakfast buffet a pricey for what was provided, counter services was much better priced. Overall a good location for families and getting around London. Walking distance to numerous attractions

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

short walk to V & A and Nat History museums and Harrods

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Buratino
Business
Illinois
Apr 11, 2013

Business trip with extra days in London

It is a very good hotel, especially considering its price for such an amazing location. The subway station is around the corner and the hotel is in the walking distance to major attractions. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean, nothing special, but pretty comfortable. You have everything a person needs: a coffee maker, nice shower and plenty of towels. When I am in London, I am usually staying at a different hotel but after my experience with this one I am ready to switch.

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

Business

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