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Located in London City Centre within a short walk of Kensington Palace, Holiday Inn London Kensington is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall. This 706-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.

Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, get a quick pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.

Rooms

Holiday Inn London Kensington's 706 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

At Holiday Inn London Kensington, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Self parking is offered for GBP 35 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 12 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Kensington Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Kensington Close Hotel & Spa is located in the fashionable Kensington neighborhood, within a few short blocks of upscale shopping and green parks as well as the royal Kensington Palace.

Guests have access to the on-site health spa (surcharge), which is one of the largest fitness and spa facilities in Kensington. The eMotion Leisure spa, features beauty treatments, including self-tanning, body wraps, facials, and manicures and pedicures. There is also a steam room, sauna, and spa tub for added relaxation. The 59-foot (18-meter) indoor pool offers swimming classes, and the health club is equipped with multiple workout machines and offers aerobics classes.

The featured restaurant, Boulevard Restaurant, offers European specialties while the Lounge Bar and Caffe Musetti provide an array of beverages and lighter fare. 24-hour room service can also be provided.

Guests also have on-site parking (limited availability, with surcharge), and WiFi available to them. There are also 12 meeting rooms available for any business or special events.

  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Health club 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 706 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Express check-in 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 12 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 12 
  • Free reception 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Wedding services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Year Built 1960 
  • Television in common areas 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn London Kensington offers 706 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Boulevard Restaurant - The main restaurant at this hotel serving an array of delicious, modern, European cuisine during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A full English or continental breakfast is served buffet style; a buffet is also available for lunch and dinner on request, and an à la carte menu is available for dinner.

Lounge Bar - Offers a contemporary and relaxed space, offering a superb drink menu with a wide selection of cocktails, light dishes, and modern bar dining as well as a famed afternoon tea. The bar is open from 9 AM to 1 AM. Food is served between 9 AM and 10 PM.

Caffe Musetti - Open daily from 6:30 AM until 8 PM, this casual venue offers a selection of hot and cold beverages, freshly prepared sandwiches, pastries, and cakes.

24-hour room service is also available to guests.

Nearby Things to Do

The Kensington Close's on-site health club features a 59-foot (18-meter) heated indoor pool, a studio with aerobics classes, and a gym with personal trainers, 6 TVs, Precor and Cybex equipment, and cardio machines, such as rowers, steppers, and treadmills.

Children must be accompanied by an adult to enjoy recreational amenities, such as the swimming pool, health club, and spa.

Kensington Gardens, across from the hotel, is a lovely place to walk and bird-watch in fine weather.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Fitness classes on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body wraps 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 40.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Access to all recreational facilities is subject to a surcharge. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a rollaway bed. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17.50 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 35 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 40.00 per day
  • Facilities fee: GBP 10 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna
- Swimming pool
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Close Hotel
  • Kensington Close
  • Kensington Close Hotel
  • Holiday Inn London Kensington Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Kensington Forum
  • Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum England
  • Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum Hotel
  • London Holiday Inn
  • The Kensington Close Hotel
  • The Kensington Close Hotel Spa

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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