$145 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
  • Chelsea: 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

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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Augusta, Maine
Oct 30, 2009

The grand $250 disappointment

The location was good to get to the tube. [...] I travel the world and would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Pick another hotel

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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
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room 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

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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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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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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Green Bay, WI
Aug 15, 2010

Only OK

We only stayed at this location for one night of our two week trip, but it was the least favored of all our places. The TV and refrigerator were both broke, but the staff was timely and friendly with repairs. Our room was located next to the tube and was very noisy until the tube shut down, then we had noisy people at three in the morning. Friends we were with stayed at this hotel for a week and did not have a similar experience. Perhaps it was because of our one night stay. Location was great, but I preferred the flat we rented three blocks away earlier in the week.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Grab the tube to Picadilly Circle and see Les Miz at the Queen's Theater. Best production of it I have seen. Note that there are no plays on Sunday evening.

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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

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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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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