$85 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 2015

St Simeon Kensington

2 stars
View map of 38 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LT

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
9 reviews
Nice Hotel

Great experience. This is a two star hotel so certainly is not plush, however it is neat and... See full review

  • Savvy Tourist
  • Apr 14, 2013
Pretty good price for a nice neighborhood

Staffs were friendly and their full breakfast was def the bomb! Very nice location close to the... See full review

  • Magli
  • Sep 3, 2012
The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of London's most popular stores. St Simeon Hotel is centrally located for sightseeing, shopping and entertaining. A wide selection of bars and restaurants are within two blocks of the hotel. In addition there are supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, money exchange facilities and much more within a 5 minute walk. St Simeon Hotel features, including high ceilings, large windows, pillars and decorative cornices. The Hotel's period-style furnishings and finishes are combined with lighting and rich fabrics. The Hotel's public areas offer Wireless Internet service, With a bright and cheerful breakfast room serving a complimentary breakfast each morning. St Simeon Hotel London has 26 guestrooms of varying sizes and shapes and most have the original high ceilings, cornices, and windows. The guestrooms are carpeted, decorated in pastel shades,

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St Simeon Kensington Rooms

Single
This room offers one single bed with Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Non-smoking rooms
Double/Twin room
This room offers two single bed or one double bed with Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Non-smoking rooms
Triple Room
This room offers one single bed and one double bed with Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Non-smoking rooms
Quad
This room offers two double beds or one double and two single beds with Ensuite/Private bathroom, Heating, Non-smoking rooms

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Gloucester Road: 0.2 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.4 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.6 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.6 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.6 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.7 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.7 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.8 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.8 mi
  • King's Road: 0.8 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.2 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.4 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.6 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.6 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.6 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.7 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.7 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.8 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.8 mi
  • King's Road: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.8 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.1 mi
  • Harrods: 1.1 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.1 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.3 mi
  • Sloane Square: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.4 mi
  • Queensway: 1.4 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.6 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.7 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.7 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.8 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.8 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.8 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.8 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.8 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.8 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.8 mi
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 1.8 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.9 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.9 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 1.9 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.9 mi
  • Battersea Power Station: 2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 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

Ratings and reviews for St Simeon Kensington

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 9
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Savvy Tourist
Business
Houston, Texas
Apr 14, 2013

Nice Hotel

Great experience. This is a two star hotel so certainly is not plush, however it is neat and basically clean. The location is great -about 3 blocks from a tube station and is in a very safe area. I felt safe walking to my hotel alone from the tube station at night. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. For the money, I would say this is a good value. The room is not large, but was perfect for me. I had a double bed, a private bath (shower, toilet,sink), a small free standing closet and a small table and two chairs. The furnishings and bathroom fixtures are older, but clean. The English breakfast is pretty good and they give you very generous portions. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Magli
Business
California
Sep 3, 2012

Pretty good price for a nice neighborhood

Staffs were friendly and their full breakfast was def the bomb! Very nice location close to the tube! It's in one of the richer, safer, nicer neighborhood! The room itself is very small...but we sorta expected it

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Meena
Business
Newcastle upon Tyne
Aug 12, 2012

Great family trip

Very friendly staff and central location. Stayed with 3 young kids in family room no 1. Kids loved it. Spacious room with hot water in shower. I would compare like for like ie 5 star to 5 star and 2 star to other 2 stars. I gave stayed in all range of hotels and to be honest I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here compared to other 2/3 star hotels. Best thing is plenty of fruits all day long(sadly my kids are fussy) as well as use of kitchen amenities till 9 pm. Nice quiet location few mins walk from tube. Will definitely stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jodywarfel
Business
Columbia, PA, USA
Apr 5, 2012

Short stay in London

The staff at the hotel was extremely courteous and very willing to help when help was requested. The breakfast was hearty and plentiful and served by an attentive staff. The location of this hotel was within a short waling distance from the tube and there was a variety of cafes, pubs, shops and even a grocery store close by. The neighborhood was clean and friendly. Unfortunately, the room was quite small and cramped. This is most likely typical of hotels in this area but not what we expected. The full-sized bed took up the majority of the floor space in the room. Overall, the facilty was a bit run-down and in neeed of updating. There was a lift which was a plus.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Hereford Arms English Pub was a short wallk from the hotel. The food and atmosphere were fantastic.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CordQuad
Business
Lakewood, CA, USA
Oct 25, 2011

Convenience in Kensington

The St. Simeon is a B & B in the heart of Kensington (London). This accomodation was a few short blocks from Gloucester Tube Station as well as no shortage of shops, restaurants (ranging from Pubs to Posh), 1/2 mile from the V & A Musuem, Natural History Museum as well as Harrods. The gentlemen that my family & I encountered at the B & B's front desk were polite & accomodating always making certain to tell us not to hesitate to ask for anything. I was very impressed with their sincerity & the importance they put on customer service. We were on the top floor but there was a small working lift. Our room was TINY but was cleaned, fresh linens changed, fresh towels were replaced daily. The en-suite bathroom was spotless each day and the charming skylight window was cracked for fresh air. The daily English breakfast included a wide range of traditional foods was just okay. Maybe too many food choices. Lastly, I'd probably suggest putting better locks on the hotel doors as well as a proper working door & lock in the bathroom.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Constantia, New York
Aug 16, 2011

family fun in London

The hotel location was great. There was a traditional English breakfast every morning. The rooms are small but more than enough room for three people. After all you are there to see the city not spend your days in your room. We did have a little trouble with the air conditioning but hey it is part of the whole experience. The people running the hotel were very friendly and helpful. They were there answering all our questions and helping us any way they could from how things work to getting us a cab at 5:00am so we could get back to the airport. We were just minutes from the tube. A short walk to museums and Harrods. Very friendly people. We took the Big Bus Tour, what a hoot! Stopped everywhere we could. Churches, museums ,the tower, Buckingham palace, parks. Premiums London and Stonehenge tour was good. The best part was the behind the scenes at the palace. Wonderful guide. Took the Ripper tour with Donald R. Sunday evening. If you are going to do the tour he is the one to do it with. Tried many local dishes. Do fish and chips at Covent Garden. Coming from a place that uses spices the food is a little bland but still tasty. It would have been great to have more time. 4 days is just enough to give you a hint of London, but two weeks would be just the right time to see London at your leisure.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get every ticket for attractions you can on line this will save you time. Plan your days, but do not expect to do everything on each days list. Just go with it. Enjoy the moment. The London eye was less crowded around 7:30pm.

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Review of St Simeon Kensington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Mar 12, 2011

BUDGET HOTEL; NOT FOR THE FANCY

Decent Hotel, Cheap outdated dingy... Low cost and in a decent neighborhood Short walk to Science and Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum 15 minute walk to Harrods

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

2 Great Museums within 10 min walk and Harrods within 15 min walk

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Minnesota, USA
Mar 10, 2011

For the cost it was great

Excellent location in Chelsea neighborhood, 5 minute walk from the tube station at gloucester road, 10 min walk from the Natural Science museum and the victoria and albert museum, 15 minute walk to Harrods Hotel is a budget hotel run by a very kind family, amenities are ok.... the hotel was used only for sleeping and showering, it is not a luxury hotel and best serves travellers who will be out on the town for most of the days and nights

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Harrods is only a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel!!!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Naaikie
Business
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Jun 29, 2009

Not so good...

On arrival we were overbooked so the first night we had use another room which was very noisy. The next day we could switch to our originaly booked room which was fine, but not great. The rooms are very warm and noisy.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

For nightlife you should go to the SOHO district. There are a lot of comedy shows there as well that are worth visiting.

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