Hotel in Detail:The Dreamtel London Kensington is a contemporary townhouse hotel with an historic 19th century stuccoed facade within the premium residential area of Kensington and Chelsea. An intimate boutique hotel the interior still retains many of the original 19th century features such as the staircase, balustrade and ceiling mouldings. Furnished with original artworks and sculptures upon the walls.
Guest rooms are bright and airy with neutral tones, crisp fresh linens and modern furnishings to complement the classic architecture of the building.
Bedrooms are en-suite (toiletries, hairdryer, robes) and amenities include high speed internet access, air-conditioning, tea/coffee maker, trouser press, central heating, interactive flat screen television with pay movies, tea/coffee facilities, direct dial telephone and safety deposit box. Each room additionally features mood lighting. All the beds are king size (except for twin rooms). Suites have a television in the bathroom. Windows are double glazed.
Room service available.
The Tiger Bar: A light, airy space with a relaxed feel. Continental breakfast is served each morning. Serves a full range of drinks including wines and coffees. The semi private alcove can be used for meetings for up to 8 people.
The Kensington House Hotel can arrange via reception meals to order with 45 minutes of placing your request. You can then take your meal either in your room or in the Tiger Bar.
Other Dreamtel London Kensington Hotel services include concierge assistance, safety deposit boxes, luggage storage and dry cleaning and laundry. The reception is open 24/7.
Business services are provided and include internet access via pc, copy and fax. There are meeting facilities within the hotel.
Complimentary wireless internet in public areas and all rooms.
This a no-smoking hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Earls Court 299 yards (273 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.7 miles (6 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The Dreamtel London Kensington Hotel is just off from Earls Court Road on the western border of central London. Set in a relatively quiet side street but surrounding by busy major roads on all sides. Earls Court Road offers a good selection of shops and amenities while a little further to the north finds the fashionable shopping area of Kensington and the Exhibition centre of Olympia (0.8 miles). Earls Court development complex is even closer at just 0.4 miles. All around the local area are major roads with large numbers of shops. These include supermarkets on Cromwell Road to the north, Old Brompton Road and Fulham Road to the south, North End Road (includes a popular street market) to the West and South Kensington to the East. The bustling and fashion leading Kings Road, Chelsea is 1 mile to the south. Other nearby attractions include Linley Sambourne House (0.5 miles), Leighton house museum (0.6 miles), Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens (0.7 miles), Natural History Museum (0.7 miles), Kensington Palace (0.7 miles) and the Science Museum (0.8 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 41
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf your only looking for the Shaftesbury chain take a look at your closest options:
The Premier Notting Hill: is 1.3 miles (2.2 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 78% and rates start from about £63.
Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court: is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 82% and base rates begin at about £72.
Shaftesbury Premier Paddington: 1.6 miles (2.6 km), rated at 88% and with rates from around £86.
Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park: 1.8 miles (2.9 km), rated at 77% and with rates from around £74.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 68% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Shaftesbury Hotels across the chain average 77% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Shaftesbury hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 760th from 866 London hotels, 5th of 5 Shaftesbury Hotels, and 319th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar type of hotel (size, rating) nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Royal Park Hotel, with rates that start from about £152 and which has a 90% guest satisfaction rating. The Royal Park Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 5 Star The Arch Hotel seems like a possible option, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Arch Hotel has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (32-36 Hogarth Road, SW5 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.5 miles (0.9 km) radius. They are made up of 2 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 26 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 4 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Top rated of the local hotels are The Nadler Kensington (4 star) and also the Hotel Xenia (4 star) (both joint top with 90%).
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £105 per night. From a low of £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 73%) and the highest rates top out at £255 at The Bentley London (5 Star, 88%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £245, Four Star average: £117, Three Star average: £82 and Two Star average: £65.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Dreamtel London Kensington 44th of 50 and 26th (last) for the 26 four star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 11th of 50 (1st of 26 four star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 40th of 47 for sheer value for money (Montana Hotel was top).
History: Called the London Premier Hotel till 2017. Was the Hogarth Hotel London Kensington (till 2008), Ramsees Hotel (till 2006).
It is thought the hotel was once part of a 22 house development originally built by Philip Wilkinson between 1862 and 1865. It was built on the site of the extensive gardens of the old Kensington House dating from the second half of the 18th century.