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Rydges Kensington London

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

During October/November 2016, we stayed at this hotel. We have stayed here twice before and been quite happy with the hotel and particularly its location. However this time the hotel seems to have undergone a significant change, most of the staff now seem to be Australian. One can only assume that they really do not want to be there, the... More 

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Thank Roy H
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This is possibly the best and friendliest accomodation in Kensington. Being my first time in London I wanted somewhere easy to settle into and close to the city, the Rydges didn't disappoint with a well sized room, helpful staff and brilliant breakfast selection 👍

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Myself and my girlfriend stayed here because we wanted to go to winter wonderland in Hyde Park. It's a lovely place to stay and the staff are very friendly. We were upgraded from a queen room to an executive suite. It was very clean except for 1 hair on the hand towel. It's in a great location in Kensington and... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Girls trip! We had 2 rooms with 3 to a room. We requested an end and we were loud so good news is we didn't have complaints! There was a slant into the bathroom which I kept slipping almost tripping out if the bathroom. There were no plugs except for a shaver in the bathroom. Employees were accommodating and stored... More 

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Thank Wendy N
London
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is in a great location to get around London. I arrived at the hotel on the underground from Heathrow late at night and it was very easy to locate. I stayed in a King room which was quite spacious by London standards. I would definitely stay here again

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Thank Andrea H
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights whilst on training at the same venue. My room was clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff were very friendly too. I found the hotel bar to be very relaxing with a lovely and friendly member of staff behind the bar. I had no complaints other than portion sizes regarding lunch. The training room, complimentary... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice stay with good sized rooms and comfortable beds. Great location diagonally across from the tube station and plenty of places to eat nearby, as well as supermarkets and convenience stores. Only downside was the entrance doors to the hotel which are very heavy, and the steps when lugging heavy suitcases.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night in a Superior Queen room that I got for what I thought was a decent rate (relative to the other rates being offered by comparable places). Best feature is how close it is to the Gloucester Rd station -- no more than half a block away (you can see the hotel's red flags from the station).... More 

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Thank AlanD0524
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed six nights in an executive king room. The room was plenty big enough for two, and we didn't exactly pack light. Full disclosure, I believe the bed was two singles joined together. This in no way impacted comfort however. There's a small bar and separate restaurant which can cover all meals. Both were nice and reasonably priced. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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We stayed in a Superior Queen room, and the room was surprisingly small. I had low expectations with respect to size, however I still found it uncomfortably small. Room was in very clean condition, so that was good. Service was a bit hit and miss. Upon check-in the staff was friendly and welcoming. However at other times staff were unfriendly... More 

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges Kensington London is a four star deluxe design inspired boutique hotel which has been fully refurbished in 2011. Facilities include wired and wireless internet, fitness suite, Restaurant & Wine Bar, Lounge Bar, 24 hour room service etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Kensington London

Address: 61 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range: RM530 - RM1,182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Kensington London 4.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
Rydges Kensington London Hotel London
Rydges Kensington Plaza London
Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
Rydges London
Hotel London Rydges
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#237 Luxury Hotel in London
#257 Business Hotel in London
#326 Family Hotel in London
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“Room facing the road at least you would have a view”
 of 5 bubbles royh956, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for higher floor room. Ask what view you'll have although most are likely to not have any.”
 of 5 bubbles AlanD0524, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on top floor were a good size. Some traffic noise if you're a light sleeper, but the view is a good trade off.”
 of 5 bubbles matthewt207, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Afternoon tea only ignore sleep quality”
 of 5 bubbles PeterT652014, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A suite gave extra space and the cost was equivalent to some of the very well known hotels where the same money buys a shoebox room.”
 of 5 bubbles 982brendak, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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