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Hotel Henry VIII

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

June 19th-22nd 2017 - hottest time since "decades": Air condition officially not "working" (in some of my friends' rooms it did for 1 day or two after heavy complaints) - reception keeps saying they don't provide it even though it's been stated in our confirmation. They provide you with ventilators which do not help!!! Window is opening for only like 20cm and awefully it opens only in order that the hot air from the outside walls flow into the room instead of some "fresh" air!!!!! Manager has no comment about all of that!!! Room is EXTREMELY small and this keeps making it warmer.... there is absolutely NO REASON to mark this hotel with 4 stars!!!! Price is unacceotable for what you get. How cannot you provide air condition in such hot seasons????????? So disappointed!!!! Only positive things: breakfast is quite nice and bathroom was clean even though you find lime everywhere!!!!!!

A tiny room. An extremely hot day/night! A small fan to cool the room = impossible. Once I had showered there came only a trickle for my husband. Later that evening he tried to shower again - NO WATER AT ALL!! This is NOT OK!!!

The location of the hotel and its appearance from the outside are so encouraging as you approach, however once inside it all goes wrong. The reception is tired and soulless. I made our booking through and the hotel was advertised as 'pay direct at hotel' but the payment was taken 3 days before which caused an issue. we're very good at sorting this thankfully. Our room was the advertised size- very small but with none of the photograhed dressing gowns or attractive plants like on the website. There were several items broken in our room., aircon was in error mode, ceiling fan didn't work, TV remote was broken, chair was ripped and the shower was difficult to operate and whined at a high pitch. The general decor of the hotel was very tired. Threadbare carpets and clumps of dust and dirt on the corners of corridors. The breakfast on Sunday morning was uninviting. The cooked items consisted of tinned boiled mushroom, hard scrambled eggs, beans, bacon and sausages that were colourless and cold to the touch. The orange juice ran out and there was no more to replace it with. When we checked out we asked to speak to a manager but we're told there wasn't one, there was nobody in charge to speak to at all. We have emailed the hotel with our complaints but don't expect a reply after all they have our money now and if you can let a beautiful hotel in a great location go so far downhill and not care you're hardly likely to return a guests email !!!

Our room was very very small we couldn't open the wardrobe unless we went on the bed and we couldn't pass each other unless one of us sat on the bed and the other had to move ,it was no more a bedroom than fly in the air it's a shame because everything else was great there was more space in the bathroom than in the bedroom such bad planned. Also the aircon didn't work there was a fan but the room was so small it didn't do much and we couldn't open the window as we were right beside the train lines so it was very noisy.The reception was a bit tired and the pool could of done with a clean which was a shame because the rest of the hotel was clean. The hotel is a bit tired but it has a lot of passing through custom. It's in a great area and the staff were lovely I would go back but not to that room

Although the location is great, I was extremely disappointed with the room in this hotel. The photographs of the rooms make the bedrooms appear a lot bigger than they actually are. I couldn't even open my suitcase fully because the room was so small. The television was behind the wardrobe and faced the wall so it served no purpose as you couldn't see it from the bed. The toilet in the room didn't even have a proper door. It was a fold-able door which had no privacy. Hotel only does breakfast, no other meals and room service is limited to ham and cheese sandwich, literally. Very disappointed with the hotel but was surprised by the leisure area. Although the pool was very small, it was heated which was nice. Sauna would only fit 2 people as extremely small. Overall, location was brilliant but it was too tight for space. Would only advise if spending a very limited amount of time in the hotel but even at that it was uncomfortable.

I stayed at this hotel for two nights - it was not a pleasant experience! I paid for a double bed and got a single one, the tap in the bathroom didn't turn off, there was no Airconditioning, the shower didn't work properly and the breakfast was basic. I phoned reception to ask for bottled water and was told to go fetch it! I also asked about the shower as it wasn't working properly and was told to turn it on! Never again!

I stayed for 3 nights in April with my granddaughter..I booked it for the proximity to Bayswater tube station, a swimming pool and breakfast included, and Wifi. The room was adequate and the staff were very friendly. I do agree that new carpets in the foyer would enhance the hotel. Would go back.

Me and my partner went to London last year for a weekend away. After searching for hotels I found Henry Viii in London , from the pictures it looked amazing , the pool looked relaxing , the rooms looked nice and the location looked great. After being stung a few years back with hotels I refuse to book a room under 4*. We paid about £150 for this hotel but the The room we stayed in were small and dingy, had a tiny old fashioned tv that couldn't even get signal, there was no room to move round it was just cramped and depressing, would recommend any couples staying there to look elsewhere as the whole hotel has a hostel type feel to it

I used this hotel for Business Trip because I need central near transport. And I always like to have a pool. The Reception staff were very helpful. I did pay for a double upgraded room and got a single room but did get front upper floor. My bedside table had a cigarette stain and the nettings were dirty. Though it was very clean and comfortable. I love the pool and the sauna. If they just spent some money on carpets in the public areas and stairs as this does not help. The Breakfast is plentiful cooked and fruit and cakes etc so a good standard.

Very shabby entrance and this continued through the hallways and into the room. Broken bath panel and piece of shower missing. Very noisy. The fire alarm went off at gone 11pm so we began to dress to leave. Before we were ready the alarm stopped. I went to phone reception but the phone was not working. The next morning we reported the phone and the TV remote, which was also faulty. Nothing was done. Average breakfast. Good position and close to public transport.

23 Leinster Gardens London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool

Hotel Henry VIII places you in London City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. This 3.5-star hotel has 105 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace.


English breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 105 rooms feature coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Henry VIII enjoy an indoor pool, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

42% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1041 reviews