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Rydges Kensington London

4 stars
61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW74PE
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
96 reviews
Amazing London location

One block from the Underground, Double-decker buses, Starbucks, and other reasonable eateries, a... See full review

  • Ally's Mom100
  • Jul 25, 2014
London trio

This was my first time in London the hotel was perfect. The staff was friendly and helpful the... See full review

  • DMOORE46
  • Jun 20, 2014
Rydges Kensington London is located in one of the most exclusive areas of London. Ideally situated near Hyde Park, Earls Court & Olympia exhibition centres, Royal Albert Hall, Harrods, Kensington High Street, Natural History and Science museums and only a minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station. This four-star deluxe hotel offers guests the benefits of modern facilities including the new Rydges Dream Beds, air-conditioning and wireless internet throughout. Combine the location, facilities and genuine hospitality and service of Rydges Kensington and you're assured of comfortable stay whether it's for leisure or for business.

Hotel Map

51.4957 -0.1828
Area served
London, England
Nearby airports
Heathrow 16 miles
Area description
An elegant period mansion located in leafy South Kensington, this excellent hotel is comfortably situated in one of London's most pleasant districts and is perfectly positioned for Harrods, Kensington High Street, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Centres and many of Britain's most famous museums. Rydges Kensington is just a minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station.

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Rydges Kensington London Rooms

Single Room
Fully refurbished room featuring a Rydges Dream single bed including work desk with high definition LCD flat screen TV, freeview channels as well as over 100 on demand movies. A laptop sized safe, fully stocked mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, steam iron & access to the hotel's Gymnasium are all included. Bathrooms boast heated towel rails & heated mist free mirrors.High speed wired & wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout.
Standard Queen or King
Fully refurbished designer room with a work desk, high definition LCD flat screen TV offering freeview channels & over 100 on demand movies. A laptop sized safe, mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, steam iron & ironing board are included. The bathrooms boasts heated towel rails & heated mist free mirrors. High speed wired and wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout. This room features a either a Rydges Dream king size or queen sized bed.
Standard Twin
Complete with traditional furniture and large windows, these rooms comprise of two Rydges Dream single beds, ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, working desk, wireless internet, in-room safe, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, hair-dryer, large wardrobe and TV.
Executive King
Executive rooms consist of all the luxury of the standard rooms, along with additional 'executive' features including an espresso coffee maker, Bluetooth enabled high definition media hub, complimentary magazines and reading material, fluffy bathrobes and slippers and a complimentary beverage. High speed wired and wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout. All rooms offer complimentary access to the hotel's Gymnasium. The King room features a Rydges Dream king size bed.
Executive Studio
Executive rooms consist of all the luxury of the standard rooms, along with additional 'executive' features including an espresso coffee maker, bluetooth enabled high definition media hub, complimentary magazines & reading material, fluffy bathrobes, slippers & complimentary beverage. High speed wired & wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout. All rooms offer complimentary access to the hotel's Gymnasium. The Executive Studio features a Rydges Dream king size bed & sofabed.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet

Nearby points of interest

  • Gloucester Road: 0 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.1 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.4 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.5 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.1 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.4 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.5 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • King's Road: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.8 mi
  • Harrods: 0.9 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.9 mi
  • Chelsea: 1 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.1 mi
  • Sloane Square: 1.1 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.2 mi
  • Queensway: 1.2 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.4 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.4 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.5 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.5 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.6 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.6 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.6 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.7 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.8 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 1.8 mi
  • Green Park: 1.8 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1.8 mi
  • Selfridges: 1.8 mi

Dining

Polo Bar
Enjoy a tipple in front of our open fire. Order yourself a sustaining snack while you settle down to watch the latest sporting action on the big screen TV.
The Jam Cupboard Restaurant
Stylish and laid back with a fabulous New York style central bar that's perfect for an early-evening cocktail, the stunningly-designed Jam Cupboard is an ideal venue for a relaxed lunch or supper. There's even an exclusive private table seating 10, just off the main dining room, it's the perfect place for a celebration meal or special event.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
"Our uniquely designed meeting rooms, fully equipped with the latest multimedia technology, are your perfect meeting place at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea" The Park Room has been impressively interiorly designed to reflect the surrounding tree-lined streets and royal parks. It combines historic character, wood panelling, fireplaces and architectural flourishes with high class modern twist. All of our rooms are filled with natural daylight from stunning original glass skylights and spacious enough to accommodate any of your events from One-to-One meetings to cocktail receptions of up to 120 people. Facilities includes: 92" motorised, retractable projection screen Projector with touch panel control system Concealed speakers Wireless microphone system (lapel or handheld) 55" flatscreen TV video conferencing Lighting and audio visual touch control

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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 (96)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Kensington London

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
96 out of 96
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave M
UK
Jun 6, 2012

Golden Jubilee Break

Good location, good staff, splendid breakfast. Just the ticket to walk down to Chelsea Embankment for the river flotilla.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
tonto
Dublin, Ireland
May 31, 2012

Weekend in London

Great hotel in great location. 2 minutes from Tube Stn. Staff very good particularly at reception. Restaurant was very ordinary though there were plenty of choices in the vicinity. The only other complaint was that wireless internet was charged for whereas most places nowadays supply it for free. There are 2 Starbucks within minutes which have free Wi-Fi. Reception did print our Boarding Passes for free which was a plus. In summary we found the hotel excellent and would certainly recommend it to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cafe Momo was excellent for breakfast.

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First Timer from USA
Illinois
Apr 12, 2012

Solid place to stay

Rooms are small, but that is typical...bathroom excellent...bed very comfortable...staff excellent...location very, very good......near 3 "tube" lines that take you everywhere..."lift" not so hot...cost extra for wifi, but okay...did not try restaurant...price iffy, but felt solidly safe in area...good restaurants nearby...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MLMC
Omaha, NE, USA
Mar 24, 2012

Lovely London Location

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was fantastic. Take the tube from Heathrow and only a block walk to the hotel. A few blocks walk to the Natural History Museum and the V&A Many great restaurants in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Muriel's Kitchen is a nice walk but worth the time. The meal was excellent.

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AWinnie
Business
Suffolk, UK
Mar 12, 2012

Mixed

Not particularly welcoming reception staff, but able to check-in early without difficulty. Tiny rooms (my colleague could touch opposite walls simultanously) but well-appointed: comfortable bed, good linen, toiletries and Fairtrade tea & (filter) coffee. Short hairdryer cord didn't allow me to look in the mirror whilst drying my hair & no light over the desk. Very courteous & pleasant breakfast staff. Excellent breakfast.

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

Business

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lenanj
usa
Feb 26, 2012

pleasant stay

This was one of the most idyllic hotel in which we have ever stayed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Wonderful location very near Gloucester Road tube and the Kensington museum, 15 minute walk to South Kensington for your shopping needs. We'd recommend it to anyone. It's a must in your tour of London. Congratulations to the hotel for their choice of personnel. You were fantastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lenanj
usa
Feb 26, 2012

pleasant stay

This was one of the most idyllic hotel in which we have ever stayed. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Wonderful location very near Gloucester Road tube and the Kensington museum, 15 minute walk to South Kensington for your shopping needs. We'd recommend it to anyone. It's a must in your tour of London. Congratulations to the hotel for their choice of personnel. You were fantastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PeteHB
Huntington Beach, California
Jan 9, 2012

Great Hotel

Smallish hotel in a great location. Recently refurbished with top notch furnishing including the bath and bed. Rooms are small, typical for London, but adequate for pleasure trip where little time is spent in your room. Close to restaurants, pubs, tube station, banks and short walking distance to many famous London attractions. A little pricy for what you get, but exchange rate has to be considered. I would highly recommend this hotel, and would definitely stay there again on my next trip to London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Tube station half a block walk, with pastry / coffee shop on the way.

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mielml
new york
Aug 2, 2011

wonderful

lovely hotel. bed amazing, shower incredible. great rate because of construction. awesome location. staff was average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

prince bonaparte

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Glmrokstr
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 11, 2011

Good for the price

Being the first time I have ever been to London I'm not sure how this hotel compare to others, but it is in a very close to a tube station, resturants, shopping. It is currently in the middle of a remodel so construction is noisy if you want to sleep in later.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

within walking distance to the natural history and V&A museum

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