Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Earls Court 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.7 miles (6 km). Located just to the west of central London the Park Grand Kensington Hotel is convenient for the Earls Court development complex (0.4 miles) and Olympia Exhibition Centre (0.8 miles). The hotel is just yards from the Cromwell Road which is A4 Dual Carriageway. This is the major road for traffic entering and leaving London from the West. It also affords direct road access to Heathrow Airport which takes around 25 minutes with a clear run. It also links up with the M4 motorway and being a major road means you'll always find a taxi to hail. Hogarth Road itself is a relatively quiet street which is one way and must be entered from Earls Court Road. Within 200 yards is a major supermarket, Sainsburys, at 157 Cromwell Road. There's also a huge Tesco supermarket less than half a mile away on Cromwell Road by Warwick Road. Half a mile to the North finds the fashionable shopping and cafes of Kensington High Street while the nearest major shopping is along Earls Court Road. Within 1 mile to the south is the hugely popular and busy Kings Road, Chelsea. 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).
Hotel in Detail:The Park Grand London Kensington Hotel offers modern accommodation close to amenities and within easy reach of the most central London areas.
The Hotel guest rooms are modern in style and have private bathroom facilities (with toiletries and heated mirror), air conditioning, coffee/tea maker complimentary coffee, hair dryer, in-room laptop sized safe, iron/ironing board, trouser press, microwave, refrigerator, direct dial telephones (with voicemail and answering service), radio, remote control plasma cable TV (with pay movies) and in-room safe.
Complimentary High speed internet access is available in all rooms. Some upper floor rooms have balconies. Double Beds are King sized. Some rooms have four poster beds. Room service is 24 hours. Bath robe and Slippers on request.
Premier Club Rooms feature furniture by designer Philippe Starck.
Floors can be accessed via the lift except for the lower ground floor.
The hotel has a pleasantly appointed dining room, the RendezVous 2 Restaurant, serving either a full cooked or a continental breakfast. Diner options include home style cooked food and American diner-style snacks. The restaurant has a Moroccan theme.
Open: 07.00 till 10.00, 18.00 till 22.00.
Also onsite is the Exhibition Bar. Along with drinks the bar also serves light snacks in a calm ambience.
The cocktail lounge is open 18.00 till 23.00.
Conference and meeting facilities are available in the Premier Conference Suite with space for up to 70 delegates. The room is air-conditioned with a computer and internet access, DVD/CD player, flipchart and monitor.
The Park Grand Kensington hotel has its own air-conditioned fitness room with the latest cardio machines.
Additional services include Concierge assistance, luggage storage and currency exchange. Hotel is wheelchair accessible. Other features include a 24 hour reception and concierge service. If you need copy or fax facilities the hotel offers these services. Wireless internet can be picked up in the public areas.
This is a fully non-smoking establishment.
Bedroom Numbers: 133 / 6 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (late check-out option for extra charge)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainIf your first and only choice is for the Park Grand chain your options for the same brand nearby are:
Park Grand Lancaster Gate: is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £83.
Park Grand Paddington Hotel: is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 78% and base rates begin at about £83.
Park Grand London Hyde Park: 1.6 miles (2.5 km), rated at 78% and with rates from around £72.
The Piccadilly London West End: 2.9 miles (4.6 km), rated at 92% and with rates from around £159.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 83%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Park Grand Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is one of the better rated Park Grand hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 80th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 6 Park Grand Hotels, and 31st of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 4 star Marriott London Kensington, whose lowest rates start at about £119 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Dreamtel London Kensington. 0.0 miles from here (0.1 km), has been rated at 67% by past guests and has rates from around £72 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star Milestone Hotel and Apartments may be one too look at, it's only 0.6 miles (0.9 km) from here. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (33 - 37 Hogarth Road, SW5 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.5 miles (0.9 km) radius. The breakdown by star rating is 1 five star hotel (rated 88%), 27 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 74%) and 4 two star hotels (average rating 72%). Of the 50 local hotels top rated are The Nadler Kensington (4 star) and also the Hotel Xenia (4 star) (both joint top with 90%).
Base Rates: We use base rates as a guide to the hotels starting rates. They do not include special offers and deals though so are just a rough guide. Taking all the hotels in the area together the average starting rate is £101 per night. Rates range from £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 71%) with top rates of £255 at The Bentley London (5 Star, 88%). Rates broken down by star rating: Five Star average: £255, Four Star average: £114, Three Star average: £82 and Two Star average: £65.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We rank Park Grand Kensington 3rd (joint) of 50 and 3rd (joint) for the 27 four star hotels in the area. For lowest base rates in the area this hotel ranks 39th of 50 (19th of 27 four star hotels.). Our ranking for this hotel based on both its rates and its user rating is 8th of 46 for pure value for money (Montana Hotel was top).
Comment: Please note that this hotel is the sister hotel to the Hogarth Kensington Hotel. The two hotels are on the same street and opposite one another. The Shaftesbury was previously called the Hogarth, and when it changed its name that same name was then used for its sister hotel which up till 2006 was called the Ramsees Hotel.
Please Note: We list two Best Western Shaftesbury Hotels: The other is near Piccadilly it is the:
>>>BW Premier Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel
Best Western Premiere: The 'Premiere' tag to Best Western properties signifies that the hotel has superior amenities and services to that offered in other hotels of the same brand, a tag that was first introduced in 2003.