Hotel Overview:The Royal Garden Hotel is superbly positioned on Kensington High Street (at its east end) adjacent to Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens. Kensington High Street is one of the most popular and fashionable shopping areas in London. Just to the North of Kensington High Street is another chic area at Notting Hill (0.6 miles). The hotel is adjacent to Kensington Palace and its gardens which was the former residence of the late Diana Princess of Wales. To the South of the hotel is South Kensington (0.8 miles) yet another nearby popular shopping area with Knightsbridge (1 mile) again close by to the East. Nearest attractions include Linley Sambourne House (0.4 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.4 miles), Albert memorial (0.6 miles), Serpentine Gallery (0.6 miles), Natural History and Science Museums (0.7 miles), Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres (both 1 mile).
Hotel in Detail:The Royal Garden hotel London has a high reputation and has often been chosen as the host hotel for major sports events, the first event hosted being the world cup (held in London) in 1966 when England won the Tournament outright.
The bedrooms have a modern English style using place creams and classic accents from reds to blues. Rooms are furnished with natural wood furniture and art work. All rooms have their own bath and shower with free top brand toiletries, heated mirror, powerful hairdryer and bathrobes.
Room amenities in all the Royal Garden Hotel rooms include two phone lines, triple glazing, lighting control panel, CD player, DVD player, Minibar, Individually controlled air-conditioning, wireless high speed internet access, flat screen Interactive television (with movies, games, 3000 album jukebox and internet browser), iPod dock, well stocked minibar, laptop size safe, desk area and windows that open.
Executive Rooms are family rooms and will accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
4 bedrooms are adapted for accessibility (2 executive and 2 superior standard).
Connecting rooms available.
Room service is 24 hours.
Dining Options:Min Jiang: 80 seat capacity, serves authentic Chinese cuisine. Striking blue and white Chinese pots and vases contrast beautifully with the contemporary deep red walls in this restaurant and bar combination. Traditional dishes from China along with speciality dishes including Dim Sum, spicy Sichuan and Beijing duck cooked in a wood-burning duck oven. Great views from this 10th floor restaurant out over Kensington Gardens. Private dining area for up to 20 guests and separate bar.
Open: noon till 15.00, 18.00 till 22.30. Bar is open noon till 15.00, 18.00 till 23.00 ((Sunday till 22.30)
Park Terrace Restaurant: Located on the lobby level (ground floor) of the hotel Informal and relaxed style. Serving snacks, afternoon tea, fresh British dishes, freshly cooked breakfasts (also buffet with healthy and oriental options) and informal dining throughout the day. Views over the Gardens and the driveway of Kensington Palace give a wonderful outdoor feel in the bar and restaurant.
The restaurant is divided into three areas, the main restaurant serves a La Carte British dishes, a lounge area offering more informal options all day long and serving afternoon tea (Champagne option) , and a bar.
Open for residents and non residents, the bar is a great meeting place for business or pleasure. Serves pots of coffee alongside the house Champagne and extensive range of drinks. Bar serves a snack menu with sandwiches and wraps.
Bertie's Bar: Decor is cosy Victorian style, with wooden panels and a library of books. Overlooks the lobby area. Elegant and stylish with a sense of fun. Features a clear glass wall separating the bar from the foyer. The bar itself has a granite top finished with leather and textured glass panels. Large range of drinks are served which include 10 different types of wine sold by the glass, 12 speciality beers and no less than 15 malt whiskies. Snacks also served.
All our guests are served nibbles along with their drinks.
Soma Centre at the Royal Garden hotel provides a peaceful space in the heart of London where you can exercise your mind and body in harmony. The Soma philosophy is a holistic approach combining complementary and scientific therapies with mind body exercise - the perfect solution to today's hectic lifestyle. Beauty and massage treatments in the spa.
Soma Centre -The Place Health club. Complimentary use of the gym, sauna and steam room for hotel guests. Offers personal training, complimentary therapy, A Pilates and Yoga. Kick boxing, Aerobics, dance classes and body toning. A small gym with cardiovascular machines and free weights. steam rooms.
Also onsite is a business centre offering High Speed Internet access including wireless, PC with current Office applications, printing, Photocopying , fax, Document binding and laminating.
Of course being a 5 star hotel the Royal Garden Hotel has a Concierge and twice daily maid service. Next door to the Hotel is the Connoisseur Casino. Other amenities include Chauffeur driven limousines and car hire, Valet parking, Hospitality Suite, Valet (laundry and dry cleaning), Mobile phone hire, in-house florist, Babysitting, Doctor and dentist on call, Safety Deposit Boxes, Currency exchange, Luggage unpacking and porter service, Multi-lingual staff, Overnight complimentary shoe-shine and 24 hour experienced Security team.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 86% by past guests. The London average is 77% and the average for 5 star hotels is 87%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating).
Milesfaster ranking: 144th from 766 London hotels, and 63rd of 106 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (1.2 miles, 2.0 km) would be the 5 star Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London, with rates that start from about £790 and which has an 84% guest satisfaction rating. The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London also offers: a gym, a spa.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Milestone Hotel & Apartments. 0.1 miles from the Royal Garden Hotel (0.2 km), has scored 93% from former guests and has rates from around £342 (theres free WiFi too).
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Egerton House Hotel seems like a possible option, it's only 1.0 miles (1.6 km) from here. The Egerton House Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 96%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £35 per day.
Internet:Wi-Fi is available in all areas and costs £20 per 24 hours.
Bedroom Numbers396 / 10 Floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Restaurant is an AA 3 rosettes holder.
Top AA hotel 2002
Award for excellence 2012, 2013
History:The Royal Garden hotel first opened in 1965 and is notable as being the first London hotel to have broadband internet access available in all bedrooms.
£45 million pound refurbishment 2010/2011. Total refurbishment 1994-1996.
Currently privately owned.