Rydges Kensington London

4 stars
View map of 61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW74PE

Hotel Overview

4/5

Overall score

88%

Would recommend

Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9
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.

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

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.

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
  • 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
  • Notting Hill: 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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (50)

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Kensington London

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MLMC
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lenanj
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
lenanj
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PeteHB
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mielml
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

prince bonaparte

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Glmrokstr
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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

Business

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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