$144 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 17, 2014

Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

4 stars
97 Cromwell Road, LONDON, London, SW7 4DN
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
54 reviews
Excellent time and stay

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

  • Traveling Man NES
  • Jun 26, 2013
Great London Stay

Wonderful. The room was always spotless when we got back from our day in the city. The restaurant... See full review

  • Diane tennis player runne
  • Jun 25, 2013
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.

Hotel Map

51.4948 -0.1854
Nearby airports
London Gatwick North and South Terminal, (LGW), 30.00, KM, NW; London Heathrow Airport All Terminals, (LHR), 14.00, KM, E; Stansted Airport, (STN), 42.00, KM, SW;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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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
Sofa bed
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 (54)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
54 out of 54
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sesh
Business
San Diego, CA
Dec 27, 2011

Small but well designed

The standard room is on the small side. We had to change the room when we checked in to get a better arranged room that gives some space (or the illusion of!). But I think this is comparable to any London hotels though. The room was well furnished and had great beds and pillows. It also had heated tiles in the bathroom, that was a first for me. It's close to the South Kensington tube station, but in cold weather you'd wish it's closer. I stayed at the Millennium next to Gloucester on my previous trip and missed the convenience of staying right next to the underground station. The bar is good and the staff is friendly. It's nice that the lobby has a bunch of fireplaces to sit next to. Overall I'm satisfied with this hotel, but if you have a lot of luggage and 2 people are staying, it feels cramped.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
astroboy
Business
new york
Sep 20, 2011

nice location

It was some busy event week in London and we paid a lot ($520/US a nighr) for the stay. The room was small but nice location. If this was much much cheaper then I will come back.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Samir A. K
Business
Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Sep 15, 2011

Met my expectation

I arrived London sept 11, 2011 flying from Portland, Oregon to Chicago. Staying at the holiday inn forum based reading several hotels reviews and checking for rates. The holiday inn forum just met my expectation with regard to the convience of its location to the Gloucster subway station and tesco supermarket and sevral restaurants, fast food restaurants, cafe's including star bucks coffee where you can obtain a UK starbucks user name and pass word for 5 pounds = $8 to use free wifi in any starbucks in london. Still much cheaper then hotel rate. Nothing is free in London. Forget holiday inn hotels in the u.s when it comes to free wifi Or prices. Tow weeks before I was in holiday inn Redding California stayed in a much larger executive room with 2 queen size beds that takes 3 people for the rate of less than $140/night comparing $500/night in London inclusive tax and breakfast All in all the quality of services, breakfast, cleanliness was fair. Windows were double glazed and isolated the out side noise. But the wall between the rooms not the same. Also the hall way carpet is wary and should be changed. The hotel concierge was helpful in directions and arranging a shuttle to the airport. It's half the price of a taxi and more convenient than the underground with all your luggage. But for theater tickets got cheaper ones from theater tickets in Piccadilly ticket shops or online or even walking to the theater itself like I did for the phantom of the opera

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

The mousetrap a play - whodunit An Agatha Christi story This has been showing in the same theater ST Martin's on west st WC2 for 52 years making it the longest in history of theaters Also don't miss mamma mia if you like ABBA songs

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelpenguin
Business
Washington DC
Aug 20, 2011

Recently renovated

We stayed for four nights in early August 2011. It was obvious that the interior has recently been updated, fresh carpet, paint, new furniture. It was nice and comfortable. The airconditioning worked well. The bath was freshly updated. It is only a five minute walk to the Glouster Road tube station and about a fifteen minute walk to the Victoria and Albert museum. I'd go back again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 4, 2011

Nice place, too many extra charges

I spent a few days in London for work meetings and wanted to be somewhere centrally located and comfortable. The location is ideal - on both the District and Circle Tube lines, plus the Piccadilly Line which will take you to most major sights and the airport. The room was clean, spacious (especially for London), and comfortable, and the staff was friendly and helpful. However, there were a number of charges that were not disclosed in the hotel materials, including a 2 plus pound surcharge per minute for toll free calls and a 55 pence per minute charge for local calls. The internet cost 5 pounds for an hour, and the breakfast was about twenty dollars. This prevents me from rating the place more highly, particularly for business travel which requires internet and phone use. As well the published phone number was never answered (as my relatives found out when trying to reach me). All and all a nice place, but you can probably find something comparable that is "friendlier" on the comms side.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Waitrose and Tesco Express grocery stores are nearby and the rooms have small fridges so you can buy water and even food there much more cheaply than at the hotel or in tourist kiosks. As well, take the train to the airport - you'll get there in less than 45 minutes and it's a straight shot for the equivalent of 8 dollars one way.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
LONDON
May 14, 2011

NICE HOTEL GOOD SERVICE BED UNCOMFORTABL

TOOK TOURS

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Durham
Mar 29, 2011

Good location

Could not better than any other.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The D.s
Business
Alexandria Va
Jan 5, 2011

Great Location/food/price/service

Great Location,Fantastic Breakfast,Good food at the bar,clean rooms,Excelent room service. Had a great time

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
Sara the Swiss girl
Business
Switzerland
Jan 2, 2011

good& efficient holiday spot

* great room service * clean * friendly staff * good location (next to shopping center+underground station) * room may be a bit small for large families * breakfast expensive

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Garfunkels restaurant in the Waitrose shopping center.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ralph/Cary
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jan 1, 2011

Our non-trip

Actually, we never made it as our flight was repeatedly canceled into Heathrow due to snow! However, we have stayed at this hotel 3 times before and found it clean and well run. However, the hotel rooms are not as spacious as those in the U.S.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Waitrose market right around the corner to pick up stuff for your room.

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