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Rydges Kensington London

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a nice hotel close to the tube and the museums. The area around the hotel is limited for restaurants. The area is a pretty wealthly part of town with little night life. Over all it's a nice place to stay.

Delighted to find a perfectly located, impeccably comfortable hotel in Kensington with a good bar, good restaurant and unfailingly helpful and cordial staff. We'll be back!

Excellent location, in walking distance to the museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and the Tube. The service was wonderful, everyone was polite and accommodating. The internet was the only downside no good connection. But we were there to relax and not work.

Hotel needs to vacuum rooms. 3.5 or 4 stars is more realistic.

I wasn't too sure about the hotel because it was priced good but after arriving there I was amazed. It was in a great location near the the Tube and Bus stop. The staff was simply.....AMAZING. I could not have wanted for more. I have told my friends when they go to London, they must stay at Rydges Hotel

The Rydges Hotel was a wonderful hotel to stay in during our recent family vacation to London. We liked that the hotel was a small intimate hotel. We were in walking distance to Kensington Estate. The Gloucester underground was less than a block away. Starbucks and restaurants were all around us along with currency exchanges. The staff was warm and friendly and very accommodating. It was a joy to return from the hustle bustle of the busy London city to return to our home away from home at the Rydges.

Rydges Kensington was a quick walk to the tube, which certainly helped me because I was in and out of my hotel everyday visiting different places. My room was pretty small, but I did not mind. I was barely there at my hotel and I am of average size anyway. I liked that a room was ready for me as I had arrived early that day before check-in. I got in around 9am. Obviously, this will not be the case for everyone. However, this allowed me to get an early day on the sights in London. The staff was friendly and helpful. The wireless was free. My only suggestion would be for the hotel to get an ice machine. I hated having to bother everyone with requests for ice everyday. I would prefer to be able to get it myself. Otherwise, the location was convenient. There were cheap food options close by: grocery stores, fast food locations. I would definitely stay again.

the hotel was wonderful! would definitely stay there again. The location was right across from the tube stop.the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Hotel was perfect if you're looking to stay in London. It is right next to the underground (subway) and the staff was amazing. Will definitely stay there again when I go back

The room was sufficient. When I was ready to check in it wasn't ready and I had to wait in the lobby for one hour. Other than that there were no other problems.

Exceeded our expectations! The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was large, clean, and modern. Very quiet environment far enough away from central London craziness but close enough to get to things quickly by Tube. East walking distance to Tube, museums, and Hyde Park. Lots of good food close by that wasn't expensive. We will definitely stay again.

We had an Amazing time in London. The staff was so amazing and always went out of there way to be helpful. Thanks for a great week and making our trip even better then we could imagine :) We will be coming back.

Quaint, nice neighborhood! Can't beat the small restaurants and close proximity to the Gloucester tube station...Hotel is nice, staff really friendly, Polo bar great little bar to unwind with a daily happy hour and riendly bartender...Hotel in a safe, great location!

The hotel is located in a good location in Kensington. The room was ok but very small. The hotel has virtually no amenities. The restaurant was decent. The internet speed is quite slow.

OMG - London! We literally got out from the Metro Station and looked to our left and there it was - the hotel!!! The location was great but you would definitely need to get on the Metro (the Tube) to go places. The room was super small but comfortable. The Staff was very helpful as they answered our many questions due to being our first time in London. The hotel is located in the Kensington area.

Good room, nice bar with food, good breakfast, helpful staff.

I chose this hotel due to its location in Kensington and its proximity to the Tube Station (about a two minute walk at the most). I had read other reviews about the size of the room and I have to agree that the single room was very small. But the room was spotless and modern. It had some nice amenities like a heated towel rack, tea kettle with tea bags, milk and sugar, a nice flat screen TV and nice toiletries. There are a number of nice restaurants within walking distance. The staff was very helpful. I would definitely stay at Rydges again.

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

Nice British hotel in a great location. Really close to Gloucester Road tube, great local restaurants and decent rooms. Only draw back was the computers for processing flight tickets...get new ones please! Internet Wi-Fi is free but a little spotty (but good enough). Bartender in the Polo Bar, Katarina, was great - kept us coming back in to have a drink and say Hi! People at the desk were really friendly & helpful. Would stay there again!

One block from the Underground, Double-decker buses, Starbucks, and other reasonable eateries, a very convenient location in beautiful, safe, South Kensington. Hotel was modern, equipped with free Wi-Fi, very comfortable bed with comforter, and tile and glass bathroom. Small room, standard for Europe, but adequate. An excellent value for the money. Would easily stay at Rydges again!

61 Gloucester Road London England

Rydges Kensington London places you in South Kensington, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum. This 4.5-star hotel has 81 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Imperial College London and Kensington Palace are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 81 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LCD TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Rydges Kensington London enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for GBP 65 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Basement Level)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2