Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Surbiton 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Tube Station: Richmond 5.1 miles (8.1 km), Motorway: M25 Junction 9 5.3 miles (8.5 km). Holiday Inn London Kingston South is located 10 miles to the south west of central London, on the south side of the River Thames (actually by its banks). The town of Kingston has a place in history as the ancient market town where Saxon Kings (5th century till 11th centuries) were crowned. This location is particularly useful for connections to Gatwick Airport which is accessed via the A243 or A240 and the M25/M23 motorways with a journey time of around 30 minutes by road. Its also around the same time to get into central London (45 minutes by train) or Heathrow Airport. The nearby Kingston Station has two direct bus services to Heathrow airport. Kingston itself has much to offer with the major attraction of Hampton Court Palace just 1.5 miles from the hotel where 500 of years of Royal history is on show to the public. Just under 4 miles from the hotel is Chessington World of Adventures where its combination of theme rides, fun park and zoo make it must visit for families. Other local places of interest include Tolworth Recreation Centre (2.2 miles), Orleans House Art Gallery (2.9 miles), York House and Gardens (3.1 miles), Marble Hill House (3.1 miles), Sandown Racecourse (3.2 miles) and Kempton Racecourse (3.9 miles). Eden Walk and Bentalls shopping centres (includes bowling alley, gym and multi screen cinema) within half a mile.
Hotel in Detail:Contemporary and modern hotel, the Holiday In Kingston South offers 4 star accommodation with facilities for the business traveller.
Each bedroom is en-suite with bath, scale and hairdryer. In-room amenities include tea/coffee maker, cable flat screen TV with pay movies, minibar, desk, fridge, free wireless high speed internet access, direct dial phone with voicemail, double glazing, individually controlled air-conditioning and ironing facilities. Each room also has a pillow menu.
There are 21 executive bedrooms that have views out over the Thames Ditton Marina. They have a balcony area, in-room safe, top brand toiletries and complimentary WiFi.
All bedrooms are no-smoking. In-room dining available 24 hours. Daily maid service. 5 rooms adapted for improved accessibility.
Dining Options:The hotels restaurant is the Riverview Restaurant on the ground floor. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serving a Continental and Pan-Asian menu.
For a relaxing drink the Holiday Inn offers the No. Eight Bar also on the ground floor. The bar looks out over the River Thames.
Hotel has an ice machine.
Seven meeting rooms offer space for anything from 10-300 delegates.
The hotel has an unstaffed business centre where services such as a pc with internet access are available.
The 24 hour front desk can supply safety deposit box facilities. Public areas are air-conditioned.
Onsite is a fitness room with exercise equipment for guest use.
Bedroom Numbers: 116 / 4 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:Free private parking is available on site .
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainMaybe your first and only choice is the Holiday Inn chain your next best options are:
Holiday Inn Shepperton: is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 74% and rates start from about £56.
Holiday Inn Sutton: is 5.7 miles (9.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 80% and base rates begin at about £68.
Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock: 6.3 miles (10.2 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £56.
Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel Hotel: 7.9 miles (12.7 km), rated at 75% and with rates from around £52.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Holiday Inn Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is just above the average rating for Holiday Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 463rd from 866 London hotels, 8th of 26 Holiday Inn Hotels, and 208th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (2.7 miles, 4.3 km) would be the 4 star Chessington Safari Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £116 and which has a 73% guest satisfaction rating. The Chessington Safari Hotel also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Richmond Hill Hotel. 4.3 miles from here (6.9 km), achieving a rating of 82% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £71 (theres free WiFi too).
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (Portsmouth Road, KT6 postcode) which we list extend for a 7.4 miles (11.8 km) radius. Consisting of 21 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 26 three star hotels (average rating 79%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Top 4 star hotels are Urban Villa, Novotel London Brentford and Clayton Hotel Chiswick (all three rated 89%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 4 (3 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £71 per night. Starting from £35 at Ibis Budget Hounslow (2 Star, 71%) with top rates of £124 at Cannizaro House Hotel (4 Star, 82%). Rate averages listed by star level: Four Star average: £81, Three Star average: £66 and Two Star average: £52.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Holiday Inn Kingston South 23rd (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 14th for the 21 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 34th of 50 (11th of 21 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 24th of 45 for pure value for money (Travelodge Heathrow Heston Eastbound was top).
Even though this hotel is below the London average rating for 4 star hotels it still rates above average for similar hotels in the local area.
Comment: The first hotel for the Sun Hotel Group at the time of opening IN 2009.