Hotel in Detail:The Crowne Plaza Kensington hotel has its own private 1 acre landscaped garden providing a quiet, tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. A boutique style hotel with a Victorian townhouse facade.
Bedroom facilities include private bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, free high speed internet access, flat screen TV with internet browser, radio, direct dial telephone with two lines and voice mail, alarm, hairdryer, iron/iron board, room safes, trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities, CD Player, DVD Player, Double Glazed Windows, Mini Bar, Separate Hanging Closet, Work Desk with Lamp and an ironing board on request. Beds are the Crowne Plaza signature Sleep Advantage beds. Furnishings include a focus on British craftsmanship ranging from deep tweed ottomans and easy chairs to hand stitched leather dining chairs. Floors are designed to echo the black and white Victorian tiles of the local borough of Kensington.
The hotel has 31 club rooms and 20 split-level suites which come with exclusive club lounge access. The suites are divided into four categories which include seven Junior Suites and four Syndicate Suites (designed to allow meetings for up to six people),
All rooms have 24 hour room service. All rooms no-smoking. Daily maid service. 2 bedrooms adapted for improved accessibility.
Dining Options:Umami Restaurant: Oriental dining with a large range of dishes influenced from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesian and Vietnam. As well as sharing plates, a range of soups, noodles, tapas style dishes and grilled dishes are available.
Private Club Lounge is complimentary to Club Rooms and Suite guests. Serves complimentary continental breakfast, hot & cold beverages throughout the day and cocktails & canapes each evening.
Bar and Library is open to the public and hotel guests starting from 6:00am until 1:00am.
The Crowne Plaza Kensington hotel has its own well equipped gym open 07.00 till 22.00 and includes a sauna.
Hotel services include a concierge, luggage storage, air-conditioned public areas, same day Dry Cleaning Pickup and Laundry, Currency Exchange and vending Machines. At the front reception you will safety deposit box facilities.
The hotel has a business centre which is staffed from 07.00 till 23.00 and provides the following services:
Copying, Courier Service, E-mail & Internet, fax, computer use and printer.
There are also 4 well equipped meeting rooms the largest of which can handle 15-0 delegates reception style.
Gymnasium is open from 05.0 till 23.00. Equipment includes rower, stepper, treadmill, weights and cycles.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 123 yards (112 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.1 miles (6.6 km). The Crown Plaza Kensington London is located just slightly to the West of the heart of London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Gloucester Road underground station is within a minutes walk from the hotel which makes it an ideal location for business travellers, since it offers easy access to the Earls Court complex (0.7 miles) and Olympia Exhibition (1 mile) centres and is also on the Piccadilly line which goes to all terminals at Heathrow airport. For the leisure traveller the hotel offers easy accessibility to all the major London attractions including Quality upmarket shopping at South Kensington (0.4 miles), High Street Kensington (0.5 miles) and Kings Road Chelsea (0.8 miles. Nearest attractions include the Natural History Museum (0.3 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.5 miles), Kensington Palace (0.6 miles), Hyde Park (0.7 miles) and the world famous department store of Harrods (0.9 miles), located at nearby Knightsbridge. The hotel is actually on the A4 dual carriageway, Cromwell Road, which is the main commuter route into and out of London and connects directly with the M4 motorway and Heathrow Airport. The A4 is a busy road and hailing a taxi is never a problem.
Bedroom Numbers: 162 / 6 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 13.00 (1 pm) (late check-out option)
Parking:Public parking is available in close proximity to the hotel and charges apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Crowne Plaza chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Crowne Plaza Battersea: is 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 83% and rates start from about £149.
Crowne Plaza London City Hotel: is 3.6 miles (5.8 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 89% and base rates begin at about £140.
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross: 3.7 miles (6.0 km), rated at 76% and with rates from around £102.
Crowne Plaza Ealing - Hanger Lane: 5.3 miles (8.5 km), rated at 82% and with rates from around £67.
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 82%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Crowne Plaza Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is one of the better rated Crowne Plaza hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 120th from 866 London hotels, 2nd of 9 Crowne Plaza Hotels, and 49th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, whose lowest rates start at about £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles away (1.3 km), has scored 75% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
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 closest hotels from here (100 Cromwell Road, SW7 postcode) that we have data for cover a 0.5 miles (0.7 km) radius. The 50 consist of 7 five star hotels (average rating 88%), 31 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 12 three star hotels (average rating 74%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel (4 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £128 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 81%) and the Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) to a high of £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 90%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £230, Four Star average: £124 and Three Star average: £80.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank Crowne Plaza Kensington 8th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 5th (joint) for the 31 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 35th of 50 (23rd of 31 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 11th of 47 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Montana Hotel was top).
Comment: Rooms refurbished 2015. Formerly called the Holiday Inn Kensington until 2009. Please note that it wasn't the similarly named Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, and still operating hotel on the same road.
Owned by Lum Chang (London) ltd.
The Crowne Plaza Kensington underwent an £8 million pound refurbishment during 2008/09 in preparation for its re-branding from the Holiday Inn Kensington Cromwell Road.
2015: Top For Families in UK: 9th