$111 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 2015

Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

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

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 57
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.9

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toledo, Ohio
Jan 7, 2010

Great hotel.

This is a very nice hotel, with nice rooms and a nice pub, about 3 minutes from a Tube stop. The staff was very nice, and the concierge guys were great (particularly Gladstone). The only fault was that there was no free WiFi, but there are free WiFi hotspots in nearby cafes, and in various other spots around London.

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Perfect access to supermarkets

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daniel E.
Business
Los Angeles
Jan 25, 2015

A nice American touch

I am an American who stayed here on business. The hotel was nice, with more American sized rooms than the typical British miniatures. The truly appreciated touch was that I had to spend Thanksgiving here away from family, and they actually offered a full Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings, which I took advantage of and truly appreciated.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a decent laundrette a short walk away, Bobo's Bubbles, 154 Cromwell Road. They will do it for you until a certain hour, or you can do it yourself until late.

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ROBERT D.
Business
N/A
Mar 15, 2015

Holiday Inn room 612

Hotel was a good choice and location for my two day visit to london. First time bnack to London for 20 years!

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

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

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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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Oct 17, 2008

My review of Holiday Inn LONDON KENSINGTON FORUM

Location was fine and people were cooperative.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There were a few restaurants around the hotel. A Thai restaurant about a block from the hotel going at Gloucester Road. Supermarkets as well and a short walk to the underground.

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Review of Holiday Inn LONDON - KENSINGTON FORUM

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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