$166 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 31, 2014 Check-out: Nov 3, 2014

Rydges Kensington London

4 stars
61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW74PE
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
45 reviews
Great Location!!!

Staff was superb, hotel restaurant staff and food was excellent. Highly Recommend it!!! See full review

  • Inga Wuerges
  • Sep 28, 2014
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
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

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

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.

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 (45)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Kensington London

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
45 out of 45
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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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

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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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Marrero, LA
Jun 10, 2011

Time out with Family

Great visit in London. Hotel was in great location. Nice except for bathroom. Heavy dripping from ceiling flooded the floor. Could not be moved because no other availability. Supposed to be compensated however NOT. Continental breakfast did not come with [...]rate. It was very overpriced.

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

Underground tube easy to navigate and great money saver.

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Manchester, NH USA
Feb 27, 2011

Nice Hitel

The staff was nice, and the Hotel was comfortable and had a pub and restaurant!

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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
dallas, texas
Nov 30, 2010

Great location

Very convenient location in Kennsington. Hotel staff very courteous and helpful. Single room was ridiculously small and with poor layout. Hotel will under go major renovation next year. Great places to eat within short walk. Very close to tube station.

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

2
5.01.0
Mr. Gu
Oslo
Nov 29, 2010

Renovation needed!

Vacation, shopping etc. The rooms were appalling. Smell from old carpets etc. Other facilities were OK.

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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Copenhagen
Nov 28, 2010

Too small, too expensive

Room to small, room and wireless too expensive, 3G not working in room

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

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
Nov 11, 2010

Worst Hotel Ever! Is of "motel" quality.

I cannot describe what a HUGE disappointment this so-called hotel is! We had booked a triple room for about $300/night for three adult guests. Upon arrival, no one even open the heavy doors that led to the reception---we were hauling huge suitcases, and had just flown in that afternoon. The receptionist [...] was on her phone the whole time and did not even greet us. We had to say hello, and let her know that we had a reservation. The hotel does not offer free internet. Once checked in, we went up to the 4th floor only to find that the carpet was a disgusting shade of brown/green. The air in the hallways (and in the rooms) smelled like old paint. It was absolutely disgusting. The was no hair dryer, the pipes in the bathroom made so much noise during use, and the tiles in the bathroom had mold---DISGUSTING!!! The hot water appliance had rusted coils, and I could not even use it to make hot beverages. I was so upset and sad at the sight of the room, and the general condition of the hotel inside, but could not cancel the remainder of my reservations because of my 'no refund' policy. I am in absolute disbelief as to how this hotel is considered a 4-star hotel, and carries such good reviews on [...]! Seems like a scam to me, and I am just so disappointed about wasting so much money on this dump. Run, don't walk from this one! Such a waste of money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York City
Oct 26, 2010

Hotel Review

Helpful staff, nice bar attached but the rooms were way to small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Very satisfied customer
Geneva and Jakarta
Aug 19, 2010

Great hotel and location in London

We went to London for a short holiday, so looked for good and convenient location for hotel. I know Rydges Hotel chain from my stay in Brisbane, so very happy that Kensington Rydges Hotel has the same quality in service and friendliness of staff. Did not take breakfasts at hotel because we found too expensive, compared to outside offers of Garfunkels and La Patisserie nearby. The hotel should look into offering affordable breakfast. This trip has been a great one compared to the one I had made in Oct.2010 when I landed into an awful hotel in Paddington area. Will definitely come back and choose Kensington area as base when visiting London in the future.

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