Accommodation Guide for
London Kensington, South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Belgravia
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Kensington Listing - featuring hotels and accommodation located
close to Kensington Road, Kensington High Street, Cromwell Road,
the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Science
Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Harrods, the Albert
Memorial. Also bed and breakfast, guest houses and hotels near
Kensington Palace, the Royal Geographical Society, Imperial College,
Westminster Synagogue, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and the
Brompton Oratory. Hotels are also listed near the Royal Marsden
Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Gloucester Road, Sloane Square
Hotels In Kensington and Knightsbridge
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, SW1
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hyde Park is a
five-star luxury hotel located opposite Knightsbridge Underground
station, overlooking London's Hyde Park. This puts the hotel on the
doorstep of Knightsbridge's opulent shopping district, including
Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores, as well as within
walking distance of the Royal Albert Hall and within easy access of
London's West End.
The hotel features 198 exquisite guest rooms
and suites, some overlooking Knightsbridge or the hotel's inner
courtyard, others with fabulous views of Hyde Park. In addition,
the Mandarin Hotel provides a choice of function rooms, a business
centre, and communal drawing rooms, all for both business and
The Mandarin Bar is a trendy bar, decorated
with the intent of a luxury yet residential ambiance, serving every
alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink imaginable from coffees and teas
to classic whiskeys and lavish cocktails. Restaurant Foliage
provides à la carte lunch and dinner in a formal setting, while The
Park restaurant offers healthy foods in a more casual decor. Hotel
guests also have the option of private (in‑room) dining or picnics
in the park.
Other facilities and services inside the hotel
include an urban spa, sanarium, gym, pool, holistic therapy,
personal training, WiFi, concierge service, room service and
complimentary daily newspapers. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is
currently engaged in the development of One Hyde Park, a complex of
80 luxury residential apartments adjacent to the Mandarin Oriental
Hyde Park. Estimated to be completed in 2010, future owners of these
apartments will be able to benefit from all facilities of the hotel.
Until completion, however, hotel guests may encounter minor
inconvenience from the ongoing building works.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park (Member of the
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group), 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Phone: +44 (0)20 7235 2000 Web: www.mandarinoriental.com
London Kensington Forum - Holiday
Located in South Kensington, the
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum is an ideal venue for both
business and leisure stays. You'll feel right at home here with all
the superb facilities, which include 2 restaurants, a live sports
bar, meeting rooms, a fitness centre and secure underground parking.
With 906 comfortable rooms (including accessible rooms) and
luxurious suites, you can relax in what's effectively a private
sanctuary. All the rooms are beautifully decorated in contemporary
style, with fresh, calm colours. After along day, it's good to know
all rooms have both a bath and shower, as well as the necessity of
satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities, internet access and
a refrigerator. The higher rooms all have views over London'
exciting skyline. If you're here on vacation, some of the top
attractions are right on the doorstep: the Royal Albert Hall,
Natural History Museum and Earls Court are all located within a few
minutes' walking distance. Finally, one of the more unusual
highlights is the Caribbean night - on a Thursday, you can enjoy
authentic music and excellent cuisine from the Caribbean and indulge
at a little party afterwards!
London Kensington Forum Holiday Inn, 97 Cromwell Road,
Kensington, London, SW7 4DN
Phone: 0871 942 9100
Kensington - Kensington House Hotel
This delightful 19th century townhouse situated just off Kensington
views over the charming mews houses and tree lined streets behind
the hotel, and over city rooftops towards Kensington High Street at
the front. The hotel has a relaxed environment, with informal but
extremely professional service in an atmosphere that encourages
calmness. The bedrooms are bright
and airy with the wonderful feature of large ornate windows; they
have new contemporary furnishings which add a fresh touch to classic
forty rooms are designed to ensure that comfort combines with
practicality, and whether you opt for double, twin, single or suite,
they all have an ensuite bathroom equipped with either bath or
shower and your own personal robe. The beds feature
crisp linen sheets and wonderfully
comfortable mattresses, so you're ensured of a good night's sleep.
The Tiger Bar is an ideal venue for coffee and drinks, and although
Kensington Gardens are just a gentle stroll away, you may prefer to
visit the high quality shops, restaurants and cultural attractions
that you can find nearby.
you would expect, you'll receive a warm welcome, and the hotel will
be the perfect base from which you can easily explore all that
London has to offer.
A tray of
refreshments is available in your room, and the hotel also offers
round the clock room service.
15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington, London W8 5PQ
Phone: 020 7937 2345 Fax: 020 7368 6700 Web:
Kensington - The Milestone Hotel and
While the impressive Prince Albert Suite, with
a wonderful open
fireplace, elaborately carved ceilings and four poster bed may set
the standard at this hotel, all the other rooms more than match up!
Each room is in fact a wonderful tribute to the taste and
intuition of the talented designers for the Red Carnation Group, who
are rapidly becoming one of the best hotel groups I know of. Indeed,
this hotel won the hotel of the year award 2007 from Travel and
Leisure (Conde Nast publishers). The discreet but attentive service,
the thoughtful extras, and the style and charm of the rooms add up
to an experience which is both elegant and luxurious. Each of the 45
rooms (there are also twelve suites and six long stay apartments
with access to hotel facilities) is elegantly furnished with fine fabrics,
flowers, and rare works of art, yet they are all strikingly
different: some are decorated more richly, and have a more intimate,
homely feel; others look out over the stunning views of Kensington
Palace and Gardens. The rooms are serviced twice a day, and the
hotel's attention to detail is clear - the maid is not there just to
clean and tidy, but to provide those items which will make your
visit a special one: home-made cookies,
bonbons, chilled mineral water, fruits in season, a weather forecast,
your complimentary newspapers, tasty canapés, candles in the bathroom,
and so forth. And while these things may be distracting enough to
make your stay a memorable one, there's still plenty of
up-to-the-minute technology to
keep you in touch, including a high-speed wireless internet
connection, movies on demand, interactive TV, and CD
The Milestone Apartments combine the luxury of the hotel with
privacy and independence. The location is beautiful, and totally accessible to
the hotel; there are six
individually designed and elegantly appointed two bedroom
apartments, in most cases with terraces and balconies, which are
absolutely ideal for
guests who wish to stay longer. The apartments provide you with a welcome grocery pack,
enabling you to be self-sufficient should you wish, but apartment guests
can also take advantage of all hotel services including round the
clock room service and the butler service.
Dining at The Milestone is also rather special. Whether you choose
Cheneston's with its fine mahogany furniture, the relaxing
Conservatory, or the fascinating split-level
Bar, you can be sure of
experience and superb food.
Chef David Smith and his team
serve the finest international cuisine and the best modern
British dishes. Whether your choice is creative new cuisine or traditional comfort foods,
or if you would like something special created for you, the team
will do its best to oblige. If you wish to order something not on
the menu, the kitchen will prepare it for you at any time, provided
the ingredients are available, which by the way, are mostly organic and
locally sourced. Needless to say, there is a fine wine list, with
more than four hundred vintages, to accompany the excellent food.
There are other facilities available for your comfort, including the
elegantly panelled Park lounge and the fitness centre, with an
up-to-the-minute resistance pool and
luxurious spa treatments. And best of all, perhaps, the Milestone is
only a few minutes'
walk from Kensington and Knightsbridge, and a short taxi ride will
take you to the West End. The Royal Albert Hall, and the finest
museums are also within easy reach.
1 Kensington Court, London W8 5DL
7917 1000 Fax: 020 7917 1010 Web:
Knightsbridge - Egerton House Hotel
This elegant and luxurious townhouse is
situated in one of London's most attractive areas, in a delightful,
tree-lined street in the centre of Knightsbridge. Located just a
short walk from Harvey Nichols, Harrods and the Kings Road, this is
the ideal base from which to explore the best London has to offer.
The hotel epitomises service, quality and luxury, while the bedrooms
are an exquisite expression of style. Each of the thirty fully
air-conditioned guestrooms and four studio suites is elegantly
decorated and delightfully furnished with hand-chosen antiques and
soft colours. Every room is equipped with an exceptionally
comfortable Savoir bed, and guests are provided with a luxurious
range of toiletries, soft robes and comfy slippers. As you might
expect, the rooms feature the very latest entertainment technology,
including flat screen TVs with satellite channels, the latest movies
on demand, complimentary high speed WiFi Internet access, and music
and video iPod and Bose docking stations.
The hotel features a welcoming bar for cocktails and a comfortable,
cosy lounge where you can enjoy afternoon tea. The breakfast
restaurant offers an excellent Continental and English breakfast,
and there is also a tempting 24-hour menu with a wide choice of
delicious meals. Private dining is also available.
Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, conveniently close to Hyde
Park, Kensington, the excellent museums, superb shopping and all the
best West End theatres.
Egerton House Hotel 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London SW3 2BX
Phone: 020 7589 2412 Fax: 020 7584 6540 Web:
Knightsbridge - The
A luxury hotel & vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Yes, luxury
exists in all fields, and this is the luxury hotel popular with veggies,
both those rare veggie rock stars, the slightly more common veggie movie stars, and
the very rare indeed veggie C.E.O.'s, as well as more ordinary folk.
Mind you, with
singles at £285, and doubles at £395 and upwards, you might have to
be either a bit eccentric or very well-off indeed to stay here. The royal suite
is yours for £5000 a night, plus VAT. And how veggie friendly is it?
Judge for yourself, but give prior notice at the time of booking if
you want a veggie or vegan breakfast. You can have a
24 hour butler wait on you hand and foot, try out the fitness studio,
the spa, and work in the business centre or your room, with free
The in-house restaurant is called "The Conservatory". It features gourmet vegetarian
menus, prepared or at least planned, by chef Paul Gayler. Lunch is £24 for 2 courses or
around £27.50 for three courses, while dinner
prices depend range from £32 to around £44
per head. The vegetarian a la carte menu may well have vegan options but
it's worth checking ahead of time. And there's live music each and every night,
dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.
Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7TA
Phone: 020-7259 5599 Fax: 020-7259 5606 For reservations in USA call
toll free 1 -800 999 1828, or Fax: 1-800 937 8278
The stylish Cadogan hotel is
located in Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, in the heart of
one of London's most luxurious shopping districts and
within easy reach of London's West End as well as with
great transport links throughout and beyond London. Nearby places of interest include the National History
Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Buckingham
The interior of this classy
property is an interesting infusion of Edwardian with
modern, contemporary notes and additions; furnishings
and decorations are antiques tastefully mixed and
matched with modern European design. Guest accommodation
ranges from rooms providing Queen size beds and seating
areas to deluxe suites comprising separate living and
Facilities include a 24-hour
business centre, secretarial support services, a small
fitness studio, complimentary magazines, fresh fruits
and mineral water, complete wedding planning and
organisation (the Cadogan is a licensed civil wedding
venue), WiFi, gorgeous private gardens and two stunning
rooms suitable for private and business functions such
as meetings, parties and private dining.
The wood-panelled drawing room
situated off the main hotel lobby provides a warm and
peaceful communal retreat, with guest having the
opportunity to have Afternoon Tea served here, while the
dark red & oak panelled and furnished Bar makes a great
venue for socialising or pre-dinner and after-dinner
drinks. The Cadogan's popular in-house
restaurant is Langtry's, a formal dining room offering a
simple but excellent modern British menu.
Cadogan London (Member of The Stein
Group), 75 Sloane Street London, SW1X 9SG
Phone: + 44 (0)20 7235 7141 Fax: + 44 (0)20
7245 0994 Web:
Grosvenor Kensington Hotel - 2/3 stars
The very elegant Grosvenor Kensington
Hotel is located in West London, offering convenient access to
Earls Court and Olympia. Other nearby attractions include the
Natural History museum, the amazing Science museum, and the Victoria and Albert
The hotel has over 100 spacious bedrooms with en suite
bathrooms. You can upgrade to a family room or luxury air conditioned luxury room
if you wish, though all rooms have cable/satellite TV and movie channels.
You might like to work out in the gym with superb
cardiovascular and muscle-toning equipment, or relax in the sauna. The hotel
offers breakfast and 24 hours a day room service.
The Grosvenor Hotel is a good base for conferences
and private functions, with new facilities which can cater for up
to 60 people. There are 11 state of the art function rooms.
Grosvenor Kensington Hotel, Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER
Tel: 020 8859 3333 Web:
Hilton London Kensington Hotel
Set in the leafy district of Holland Park, the Hilton London
Kensington Hotel is 2 miles from Hyde Park and the Royal Albert
Hall. Many of London’s popular museums and shopping areas are
within walking distance.
Accommodation is available in standard rooms, executive rooms and suites.
All are en-suite with high-speed Internet access and a large desk.
Other features include TV, telephone, mini bar and a daily
Guests staying in the executive rooms have access to an exclusive
lounge area with free continental breakfast.
The suites have a separate living room and benefit from a 21-inch
TV with on-demand movies.
The hotel’s WestEleven restaurant is open for breakfast and
dinner. Enjoy contemporary European cuisine in affluent
surroundings, with modern art to admire the walls.
The Am-pm lounge is a more relaxed setting
in which you can indulge in a
pre-dinner cocktail or enjoy traditional afternoon tea.
Other hotel features include a fitness room, 24 hour room service,
concierge desk, a luggage hold and laundry service. The staff are
multi-lingual, providing an efficient and friendly service.
Meeting rooms are available and can accommodate up to 370
Hilton London Kensington Hotel, 179-199 Holland Park Avenue,
London W11 4UL
Phone: 020 7603 3355 Fax: 020 7602 9397 Web:
Hilton London Kensington
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