$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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Pomona, NY
Jan 2, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price.

The hotel is located only one block from the Goucester Street metro station, in a quiet neighborhood. Near the station are small shops, a Starbucks and a grocery where one can get fruits, juice and snacks. The hotel provides a small cooler. Breakfast, if not included in the package, costs 12 pounds per person. Coffee in the lobby costs $3.50 a cup. Most tourists have their breakfast outside, and there are many places where one can get a full English breakfast (egg, sausage, bacon, mushroom, baked bean, toast and coffee) for five pounds. The only thing we did not like about the hotel is their high price of internet access. It costs 15 pounds per day. Across the street on Cromwell Road is an internet cafe, which charges 1.80 pounds per hour. Near Leicester Square the cost is only one pound per hour. The hotel is within walking distance to Harrod's and to several museums, including the Vistoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful stay and I recommend it to any family.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Science Museum are only 10 minutes away by walking. Harrod's is 20 minutes away.

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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
Anonymous
Business
Boca Raton, FL
Nov 8, 2010

Posh-ing for less

We are boutique-hotel lovers, and for our first time in London (Dec. 2008) we wanted to do the best which means it's all about the location. S.Kensington is the most upscale residential neighborhood in London, very similar to the Upper East Side in NYC. Naturally, the only difference is that you are in London and you don't expect to see a high rise hotel around the corner. But there is one.. and it was ridiculously cheap in a vac.package during Christmas. i was hesitant at first but we took a chance, and after all it payed back big time. We loved the room (small but cozy), 5 star level quietness and cleanness of it was a surprising bonus. Gloucester Street is such a quaint place with a few pubs, cafes, restaurants spread on and around it. If you are fine with a high rise it is a great hotel for you! IF not, then still it serves you right in many ways except for the regular crowd at the lobby. (mostly pilots and hostesses) Bright and updated looks all over, though.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

TIPS: 1) Every morning you can get a free croissant by ordering either a coffee or tea at Caffe Forum which is less than a block of walk from the tube station. Simple but friendly seating available inside and outside that will give you that local feeling. 2) There is an INTERNET CAFE right across the street from this place for your info!! 3) Other places of interest: A few banks around the area, Tesco (super market), Paul, even a Starbucks & Burger King (for emergency only!), newspaper/magazine stand, dry cleaner are all in this short stretch of walk. 4) Historical BOOKSHOP: Gloucester Road Bookshop is an old but beautiful bookstore with lots of history-old stuff, if you are a bookworm , you will love this place.

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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
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
JSX007
Business
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Apr 8, 2012

Holiday inn kensington forum

Excellent location! Room was fine, nothing special, but very clean. Staff was fine, very professional. Skip the hotel breakfast - way too expensive and watch out for VERY expensive internet connection.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Excellent Indian & Thai right across the street, and a little breakfast place right next to Gloucester rd tube station.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
amster65
Business
Detroit, MI
Oct 10, 2012

Excellent location - 4 1/2 stars

Friendly staff. Excellent location near the Gloucester Road tube station. In a nice neighborhood with plenty of restaurants nearby. We had a twin room, it was small but very clean. The bed was very comfy. We had a problem with our drain. It was taken care of right away. I dropped 1/2 star, because the cooler/ex-mini bar should be replaced with a refridgerator. Also, I didn't care for the blow dryer that you had to hold the button down to keep it running. Not easy when you're trying to style your hair. And the shower ran lukewarm most mornings. It was cold the last morning. These are all minor things and I would still return because of the location. PS Breakfast is not inclued unless you book as a B & B package.

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

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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