$113 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 15, 2015 Check-out: Mar 16, 2015

Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

4 stars
View map of 97 Cromwell Road, LONDON, London, SW7 4DN

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
56 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
A nice American touch

I am an American who stayed here on business. The hotel was nice, with more American sized rooms... See full review

  • Daniel E.
  • Jan 25, 2015
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 (56)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
56 out of 56
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Diane tennis player runne
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cartage
Business
North Africa
Apr 1, 2013

Convenient stay

The \kensignton Forum Holiday Inn is a great place to stay while in London. It is convenient to the underground and great to stay overnight on the way to Heathrow from Gattwick, or to stay longer.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Annuliina
Business
Järvenpää, Finland
Mar 20, 2013

Perfect location

Easy to get to from Gatwick Airport by train to Victoria and underground to Gloucester Road station, which is just around the corner from the hotel. The area is beautiful. Nice museums just nearby. Portobello Market, Kensington Gardens and South Kensington´s shopping streets also quite near. We really enjoyed our holiday and will use this hotel also during our next visit. The staff was friendly and the breakfast delicious. Thank You!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit the Victoria and Albert museum Friday night (open until 22 pm). The atmosphere was lovely with nice music and a glass of wine before strolling through the exhibitions.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ucabeckham
Business
Maumelle, AR
Mar 20, 2013

Great location, wonderful staff

Alan, the concierge, was absolute class during our stay. He never got frustrated despite our constant questioning. Even got us on the proper train to Paris after we were not informed that our original had been cancelled. The rooms are small but comfortable, and it is <5 minute walk to about 20 restaurants and the Glouchester Tube station. Perfect location. Very close to Stamford Bridge, for those unfortunate souls who are Chelsea fans ;) Definitely would recommend this hotel for anyone on a budget, who is spending more time out doing things as opposed to sitting in the hotel room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Head towards the Glouchester Tube Station past the Millennium Hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daddio
Business
Finland
Mar 3, 2013

Perfect location, very good hotel

We were in London shoppinga and sightseeing. The hotel was clean, location was perfect and staff very helpful. Breakfast was delicious!

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fish and ships
Business
Israel
Dec 29, 2012

Ok but...

Room ok, outrageous Wifi costs. . bad pub service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Boxing day offers starts earlier in some shops

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tuar Beag
Business
Minnesota
Dec 29, 2012

Great Location

If you want to be within walking distance of Kensington Palace/Garden, Hyde Park, the V&A and Natural History Museums, and the Royal Albert Hall, this is as good a location as it gets. The Gloucester Road tube station is right around the corner from the hotel on the Piccadilly, Circle, and District Lines so you can get anywhere very easily, including the cheapest way to and from Heathrow (taxi = 60 GBP vs. 7 GBP tube fare). There are numerous restaurants, pubs, bakeries, grocery stores, and shops in the neighborhood. Also, Kensington High Street shopping (e.g., Harrods) just a tube stop away (or a bit further walk). Hotel internet access is not included and is expensive. Also, no breakfast included and no frig in the room.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Eating out in London is very expensive. Pick one meal out (full English breakfast, fish 'n chips lunch, or dinner) and use the grocery store to cover the rest of your meals.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Made In Brookln
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 13, 2012

Long weekend

I was very happy with the hotel which is located in an excellent area with a short hop and a skip to the tube, pubs, and shops.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amber's Tourist Parents
Business
Greenville, WI
Dec 1, 2012

Clean and comfortable!

Very clean and comfortable. We booked through a hotel/flight package and it was a great value! We loved or stay. Hotel was close to the underground station and was very easy to get wherever we wanted to go.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Taking the undergournd to Picadilly Circus is amazing and a great place to buy souvenirs.

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Little DD
Business
Germany
Nov 13, 2012

Good hotel and lcation

The hotel location is very good. you can access to London city by tube in no time. My husband and I love the hotel, we will stay at this hotel again.

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

Business

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