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The Cranley

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Cranley is lovely in every way. We were in London for only a few days and the location of the Cranley in a quiet neighborhood, very near the Gloucester Road Underground Station with direct lines to Heathrow Airport Terminals and much of the city, made the logistical aspects of our stay so easy.

My colleague and I were in London for a conference and booked The Cranley site-unseen. We could not have been more pleased with the hotel and staff. Small and older which adds to the charm, the place was clean and served our purposed well. We were within walking distance of 2 underground stations, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main roads to enjoy our walk through some residential streets to our hotel every evening. I hope to be attending the conference annually and will be happy to reserve The Cranley for years to come.

Hotel is conviently located. Staff is nice but slow.

The Cranley was everything we'd hoped! We arrived on a rainy afternoon, travel-weary and cold. The staff had tea for two ready within minutes of our registration. What a nice welcome when we just needed to sit, relax and warm up. The staff continued to be that kind and accommodating throughout our two day stay. The rooms are every bit as beautiful as in the pictures and were practically perfect for our needs. Because the building is historic, the floors creak in spots and you may hear the guests above you walking around, but overall the hotel is quiet. The mattresses are not as comfortable as what I'm used to; however, the linens were warm and luxurious. If I'm in London again, I will definitely stay here again! We loved it!!

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It had a great feeling about it. Clean and cozy.

Very nice hotel, a small hotel on the boundary between a hotel and a B&B. South Kensington location very convenient. Nice atmosphere. Staff very nice and attentive. Air conditioning could have worked better.

This boutique hotel is very charming and lovely. The staff were very nice and the lobby amenities (snacks, happy hour, and sitting areas) were very convenient. Our room was very small, but typical for London, and we had a wonderful 10 days here!

Staff was friendly and helpful, quiet and clean, wifi had issues - was the only problem though.

The Cranley sits on a quiet side street, a 3-minute walk from a multi-connection tube stop and a shorter walk from a wide array of good restaurants and shops. The staff members are congenial and do everything they can to assist you in your stay. The rooms are large by London standards and well-appointed. Fruit and juice always sit in the hotel's common area, and you have access to free champagne & canapés each evening from 7-8. It is a gateway to and retreat from the hustle/bustle of one of the world's great cities. What's not to like?

We were guests for six nights. The Cranley is a beautiful hotel in a quiet, residential area. It's convenient to restaurants, pubs, shopping and the Gloucester Street tube. It was easy to get to all the attractions we wanted to see. The staff was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. They quickly and efficiently responded to our every request. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Great service, helpful staff.

The stuff was very welcoming and helpful. We were checking in really late and Even though there went something wrong with our Reservation, we got a bigger Room and we were offered complimentary Breakfast to our Room. The Location is really great, close to shops, Bars, the tube and busses. We can only recommend this Hotel.

10 Bina Gardens London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Natural History Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in South Kensington within a short walk of Natural History Museum, The Cranley is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall. The 39 rooms at this 4-star hotel include minibars, TVs, and premium bedding. Located in central London, the hotel is also near Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.


Dining

For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, entertain your taste buds with a drink at the bar/lounge, and mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

All 39 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include safes and desks.


Property features

Guests of The Cranley enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a library. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle, as well as limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Executive Double or Twin Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Single Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Four Poster King

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Cranley

Everyone (2) Couples (7) Business (1) Friends (2)
4

convenient and lovely

Couples

The Cranley is lovely in every way. We were in London for only a few days and the location of the Cranley in a quiet neighborhood, very near the Gloucester Road Underground Station with direct lines to Heathrow Airport Terminals and much of the city, made the logistical aspects of our stay so easy.

By , from Louisiana on Jul 31, 2017

5

wonderful and quaint hotel with excellent service.

BusinessTravelers

My colleague and I were in London for a conference and booked The Cranley site-unseen. We could not have been more pleased with the hotel and staff. Small and older which adds to the charm, the place was clean and served our purposed well. We were within walking distance of 2 underground stations, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main roads to enjoy our walk through some residential streets to our hotel every evening. I hope to be attending the conference annually and will be happy to reserve The Cranley for years to come.

By , from Michigan, USA on Apr 13, 2017

4

great location, charming

Everyone

Hotel is conviently located. Staff is nice but slow.

By on Mar 13, 2017

5

beautiful hotel in a lovely neighborhood

Couples

The Cranley was everything we'd hoped! We arrived on a rainy afternoon, travel-weary and cold. The staff had tea for two ready within minutes of our registration. What a nice welcome when we just needed to sit, relax and warm up. The staff continued to be that kind and accommodating throughout our two day stay. The rooms are every bit as beautiful as in the pictures and were practically perfect for our needs. Because the building is historic, the floors creak in spots and you may hear the guests above you walking around, but overall the hotel is quiet. The mattresses are not as comfortable as what I'm used to; however, the linens were warm and luxurious. If I'm in London again, I will definitely stay here again! We loved it!!

By , from Albuquerque, NM on Nov 15, 2016

4
Everyone

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It had a great feeling about it. Clean and cozy.

By , from Zoagli, Italy on Aug 24, 2016

4

nice hotel in a good location

Couples

Very nice hotel, a small hotel on the boundary between a hotel and a B&B. South Kensington location very convenient. Nice atmosphere. Staff very nice and attentive. Air conditioning could have worked better.

By on Sep 18, 2015

5

perfect london location!

Couples

This boutique hotel is very charming and lovely. The staff were very nice and the lobby amenities (snacks, happy hour, and sitting areas) were very convenient. Our room was very small, but typical for London, and we had a wonderful 10 days here!

By on Sep 3, 2015

4

excellent london stay

GetawayWithFriends

Staff was friendly and helpful, quiet and clean, wifi had issues - was the only problem though.

By on Apr 14, 2014

5

perfect gateway to bustling city

Couples

The Cranley sits on a quiet side street, a 3-minute walk from a multi-connection tube stop and a shorter walk from a wide array of good restaurants and shops. The staff members are congenial and do everything they can to assist you in your stay. The rooms are large by London standards and well-appointed. Fruit and juice always sit in the hotel's common area, and you have access to free champagne & canapés each evening from 7-8. It is a gateway to and retreat from the hustle/bustle of one of the world's great cities. What's not to like?

By on Mar 16, 2014

5

great location

Couples

We were guests for six nights. The Cranley is a beautiful hotel in a quiet, residential area. It's convenient to restaurants, pubs, shopping and the Gloucester Street tube. It was easy to get to all the attractions we wanted to see. The staff was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. They quickly and efficiently responded to our every request. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

By on May 12, 2013