Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Earls Court 0.3 miles (0.5 km), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.8 miles (6.1 km). The immediate vicinity of the Mercure London Kensington Hotel is mostly residential although there is another large hotel adjacent to the Mercure. The hotel is also just yards from the very busy A4 Cromwell Road. The big plus on that is this is the main link between Heathrow Airport and central London so if you come into London by car or taxi its a very easy journey, albeit subject to rush hour traffic. Its also used by several bus routes with the 74 bus running past the hotel (on Cromwell Road) which links Putney to Baker Street. The nearby Earls Court Station is on the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines so connects with all areas of the tube network including Heathrow Airport. The nearest major shopping can be found along Kensington High Street (less than half a mile away), Kings Road and Knightsbridge (both around 1 mile away). The Mercure Kensington backs onto the Cromwell Hospital, a world famous and highly regarded private hospital. Some local places of interest include a replica of the Dr Who Tardis outside Earls Court Station, Linley Sambourne House (0.5 miles), Royal College of Music Museum (0.5 miles), Natural History Museum (0.6 miles), Kensington Palace (0.6 miles), Leighton House Museum (0.6 miles), Hyde Park (0.6 miles) and the Science Museum (0.6 miles). Close to major exhibition centre at Olympia (0.8 miles) and also the Earls Court development area (was the exhibition centre)(0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:A modern hotel having opened for the first time October 25th 2011. The Mercure London Kensington Hotel features a stylish lobby and full air-conditioning. Wireless internet access available throughout the hotel.
Bedrooms have a contemporary style and look and come the latest flat screen 46" plasma TV's (with internet access, onscreen billing and on demand movies for an extra charge). All bedrooms are non-smoking, air-conditioned and all are en-suite with bath and shower. They each have a safe, tea/coffee facilities, both wired and wireless internet access (charges), iron, trouser press and direct dial telephone.
Full range of room configurations including quad rooms.
Maid service daily and wakeup up calls can be be booked.
The Mercure hotel has its own onsite restaurant and bar.
Each morning in the breakfast room you will find a breakfast buffet, continental and Full English.
The Coffee Republic lounge offers guests a place to relax and enjoy a coffee or tea. Also milkshakes and freshly baked pastries. Light snacks/meals are served between noon and 22.30.
The smart lobby bar area features a 42" large screen television and the bar serves light snacks and has an ice machine.
A feature of the hotel is the fireplace with a small library area where hotel guests can browse through the books.
Additionally there are a range of meeting rooms for hire as well secretarial services. A workstation is also available to guests in an area called the 'E corner'.
Open 24/7 and the reception has safety deposit box facilities. Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout all areas.
Concierge services are offered and currency exchange facilities are available. Other services include free storage facilities for luggage, dry cleaning and laundry. Lift access to each floor.
Discount rates negotiated with nearby health club for hotel guests.
No pets policy.
The Hotel has a computer available for guest use with internet access.
Bedroom Numbers: 82
Parking: Secure garage car parking (limited spaces)
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11 am
Parking:Private parking is available on site and charges may apply.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainIf you prefer to stay with the Mercure chain these are your closest alternative choices:
Mercure London Bloomsbury: is 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 81% and rates start from about £106.
Mercure London Bridge: is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 83% and base rates begin at about £99.
Mercure London Hyde Park: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 79% and with rates from around £118.
Mercure London Paddington Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 73% and with rates from around £114.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 71% 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) . Mercure Hotels across the chain average 75% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Mercure hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 725th from 866 London hotels, 6th of 7 Mercure Hotels, and 309th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.0 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.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Rockwell Hotel. 0.1 miles from here (0.1 km), achieving a rating of 84% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £85 (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 4 Star The Nadler Kensington seems like a possible option. The Nadler Kensington is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one hotels that are closest to this location (1a Lexham Gardens, W8 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.5 miles (0.7 km) radius. Consisting of 1 five star hotel (rated 88%), 27 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 4 two star hotels (average rating 69%). Of the 51 local hotels top rated are Hotel Xenia (4 star), The Nadler Kensington (4 star), the Collingham Apartments (4 star) and the K+K Hotel George (4 star) (all 4 are joint top with 90%).
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 £102 per night. Starting from £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 73%) with top rates of £255 at The Bentley London (5 Star, 88%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £255, Four Star average: £115, Three Star average: £82 and Two Star average: £65.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Mercure London Kensington 41st (joint) of 51 nearby hotels and 25th for the 27 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 28th of 50 (9th of 27 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 40th of 47 for pure value for money (Montana Hotel was top).
History:Major refurbishment 2011, 2006.
After re-branding in 2011 to the Mercure Kensington the hotel changed its official address. As the Quality Crown the address used was: 162 Cromwell Road, London, England, UK, SW5 OTT
Past Names: Quality Crown Kensington (2011), Country Inn & Suites By Carlson London- Kensington (2006), Elizabetta Hotel (2002)