Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 264 yards (241 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4 miles (6.4 km). The Ashburn Hotel London is located on the very western edge of the SW7 postcode, almost within the area of Earls Court. This can also be thought of as the outer edge of the very central London areas. Being right on Cromwell Road means there is a lot of traffic running past the hotel since this is the main road (its the A4) that brings traffic into west London takes traffic out to Heathrow airport. The immediately surrounding vicinity are actually residential areas but the big shopping areas are within walking distance such as Kensington and South Kensington which are both within half a mile while the trendy shopping and nightlife of the Kings Road Chelsea is less than a mile to the south. Just a matter of yards from the hotel is a large supermarket called Sainsbury and another called Waitrose on Gloucester Road. There are many other shops and convenience stores close by. The hotel is convenient for two major exhibition centres, Earls Court at 0.6 miles and Olympia at 1 mile. Half a mile to the north is the two large parks and open spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, the two merge seamlessly and provide a umber of activities along with many statues and landscaped gardens, they are also home to the Princess Diana memorial fountain. Other local attractions include Baden Powell House Museum (0.3 miles) (the story of Robert Baden-Powell who founded the Scout and Guides organisations), Natural History Museum (0.4 miles), Science Museum (0.5 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.5 miles) (concert and arts venue), Victoria and Albert Museum (0.6 miles) and Kensington Palace (0.6 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Ashburn hotel is right on the corner of Cromwell Road and Ashburn Gardens. A traditional/modern style boutique hotel with dark wooden furnishings throughout the hotel. Being houses in an older building means you get features such as high ceilings and large windows.
Whichever room you choose you'll find as standard a private bathroom (with shower/bath, robe, slippers, hairdryer and quality toiletries), tea/coffee tray, safe, free WiFi high speed internet, large flat screen television with satellite channels and pay movies, fridge, telephone, desk, radio and CD library. Beds have Egyptian cotton sheets and the rooms combine modern amenities with antique furniture. All rooms have air-conditioning.
Executive rooms come with a DVD player and iron/ironing board.
Each night guest rooms receive a surprise gift on turndown. Room service is available.
Lift access to floors.
Dining Options:A breakfast buffet is served daily in the hotel dining room (meats, cheeses, bread, coffee, fruits, cereals). Bar meals served (European dishes) as are drinks (including cocktails and canapé) in the library each evening. The hotel bar, located within the library, is open 24 hours to hotel residents and a nice touch is the open fireplace.
In the morning you can choose from indulging in the buffet breakfast in the dining room or have breakfast in bed as an option. The property also serves a selection of room service and bar meals.
The hotel is air-conditioned throughout the public areas with WiFi in the public areas. Luggage storage, fax and copy facilities available. Hotel reception is open 24/7 and can assist with safety deposit box facilities. The hotel can help with dry cleaning/laundry. Free newspapers stocked in hotel lobby.
Discounts for fitness centre nearby.
Bedroom Numbers: 38 / 7 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 88% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 232nd from 866 London hotels, and 86th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Rydges Kensington London, whose lowest rates start at about £102 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.
Can we suggest something with a higher guest score? We suggest the 5 Star Milestone Hotel and Apartments seems like a possible option. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (111 Cromwell Road, SW7 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.4 miles (0.7 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 4 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 16 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 80%). Overall the best rated hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel (4 star) at 95%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £112 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 80%) and the Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) while the highest base rates are £315 at One Thirty Queens Gate London Apartments (4 Star, 89%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £202, Four Star average: £120, Three Star average: £78 and Two Star average: £59.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Ashburn Hotel London 12th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 9th (joint) for the 29 four star hotels in the area. 43rd of 50 (25th (joint) of 29 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 13th of 47 when judging value for money (Montana Hotel was top).
History:The hotel was closed and totally refurbished and refitted during 2005/2007 which saw its rating raised from a 2 star to a 4 star. Opened again May 2007. It also saw a change of ownership and management and it became an Epoque hotel.
Originally a townhouse hotel built during the 1800's.