$114 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
54 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
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
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 (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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hollywoood, Florida
Sep 15, 2009

First Time in London

The location is very good. The Underground is close, as are resturants, grocery stores and nice neighborhoods. The Concerige was very helpful. Rooms were small even though I booked an larger room. They did upgrade me to a Suite for only 75 quid for the 4 nights. This room was fine. Ask them about this, it was worth it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
BertJ
Business
San Francisco
Sep 7, 2009

Good location Kensington Forum

No electrical outlets near the head of the bed. Made it very difficult to use cpap machine necessary for sleeping. No instructions how to turn on TV or keep the electricity on in the room. Huge stains on the carpeting. It looked like a pet had been kept there.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
green bean
Business
baltimore
Aug 9, 2009

the staff was friendly and very helpful

london,England. I never been to London This was an excellent trip

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

mall

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, Fl.
Jul 15, 2009

Great experience

Stayed for two weeks. The hotel is at perfect location for access to the London Underground. Used the Picadilly Line tube from and to Heathrow. Within walking distance of several 24 hour supermarkets. Nearby are: three museums, lots of restaurant and several parks. The hotel room had great A/C, and a very comfortable bed. The room was kept clean on a daily basis. Overall, this is a perfect location for a vist to a great city.

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
Anonymous
Business
Orlando, FL
Jul 6, 2009

Great location

I would highly recommend the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum. Though the room was quite small and rather spartan, it was perfect for our purposes. It was air-conditioned, which was indispensable for the hottest days in London in three years. It is only a block from the Gloucester Road tube station and easy walking distance to several museums and the Royal Albert Hall. Best of all, it is located next to a mini-mall with several restaurants, a grocery store and a pharmacy.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Hotel is located next to a mini-mall with a full-service grocery store. We saved a lot of money by buying breakfast and snack items and keeping them in the free mini-fridge in our room.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North Palm Beach, FL.
Jun 25, 2009

Terrific venue

convenient South Kensington location to great shopping, Harrod's, Royal Albert Hall, Science museum. hotel personnel were very helpful and pleasant would recoomend to anyone traveling to London

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant named Ollin's withi short walk of hotel.Great service, tremendous staff

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa, Florida
Jun 15, 2009

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

Great location - able to walk to three museums, a grocery store and several restaurants, and the underground. Hotel staff pleasant and helpful. Room small but clean

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Grocery store nearby to buy snacks for a quick breakfast or sandwich for early am or evening snack

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boulder, CO
Jun 9, 2009

Mostly good

The hotel gives the impression it may be going a bit downhill. While everything was adequate, nothing really stood out as being great. On checkout, staff asked if we had a chance to try the exercise room (we had), and commented that they just put in all new machines the previous week (early June, 2009). I found this peculiar, as one of the stationary bikes was out of order already. The internet connection in our first room did not work, so they gave us the option to change rooms. A very helpful man at the front desk noticed the room next door to ours was open, and let me try the connection there before moving our luggage over. You will pay 15 pounds per day or 75 for a week of internet connection. This was a surprise to me, having had free wireless in our previous London hotel. The location is great, a block west of Gloucester Road tube station, on the Circle, District and Picadilly lines, so it's an easy trip to Westminster, SoHo, or just about any of the tourist destinations. We were on the 4th floor, and did experience some vehicle noise from the street and music, possibly from within the hotel, because I didn't notice any dance clubs on the street outside.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

La Liaison, on the way to the tube station, has wonderful and reasonable breakfast and lunch fare. They have a loyal clientele, including local businessmen, flight crews on layovers, construction crews, taxi drivers, and us, just about every day we were there. You can get a proper English breakfast, or scrambled eggs, cheese and tomato on a baguette. Yum!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Student Saver
Business
Boston, MA
Apr 22, 2009

Good room, good service, a little pricey

I was only there for one night, and a short one at that, but my stay was very good. I had a late check-in which wasn't a problem at all, I just called ahead and let them know. And when I checked out the next morning I was able to leave me luggage at the hotel for the day while I walked the city. Very accommodating staff; great experience!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Starting at the Holiday Inn in Kensington you can do one long walk (around 6 hours without stopping) all the way through London seeing every site! It's a great beginning location to explore the city!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jan 5, 2009

Convenient Location

The London Kensington Forum is exremely convenient for getting around London.With a tube station only a half block away and a taxi rank on the hotel grounds a visit to any part of London is a snap, even for the London newcomer.Couple this with a central location and a myriad of restaurants and pubs within walking distance and you have a safe bet for a London stay.However,if you are seeking old world charm you won't find it at this very large,modern,American style hotel.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants abound in the vicinity with several Italian, Indian and other choices within easy walking distance.

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