Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 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 Park City Grand Plaza Kensington Hotel is on the western side of what is considered central London. Bordered by Earls Court, Kensington and South Kensington in a residential side road. The hotel is just off from the Cromwell Road, better known as the A4 which is a major road linking Heathrow Airport and central London. It remains busy at all times with many bus routes running along this section and London taxis aplenty. If you make the journey by taxi from here to Heathrow expect to take anything between 25 and 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Local type shopping can be found along Earls Court Road and Gloucester Road ,which are both around 450 yards from the hotel. Three major supermarkets within half a mile which are Sainsbury's (Cromwell Road) (0.2 miles), Waitrose (Gloucester Road) (0.3 miles) and a huge Tesco (Cromwell Road) (0.5 miles). One third of a mile to the east is the upmarket and chic area of South Kensington. Lots of boutiques and bars and the start of the tourist heart of London. Some 700 yards to the north of the Parkcity Hotel is Kensington High Street, always popular for its large selection of shops and cafes, and which leads down to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (0.5 miles). 1 mile to the south is the Kings Road, Chelsea, made famous in the 60's as a fashion and trend setter and still offers great nightlife and fashion shops. This part of London is home to two major exhibition centres, earls Court (0.5 miles) and Olympia (0.8 miles). Some local places of interest include Baden-Powell House museum (0.4 miles) (a small museum which tells the story of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout and Girl Guides movements), Linley Sambourne House (0.5 miles) and the Royal College of Music Museum (0.5 miles) (over 800 instruments dating back to 1480).
Hotel in Detail:The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington Hotel, a townhouse hotel, has a boutique style with an eclectic mix of modern design and lavish detail.
Bedrooms are elegantly and have an open feel thanks to their uncluttered feel, contemporary in style and design. Windows can be opened. Each of the hotels en-suite guest rooms come with a flat screen interactive television with satellite channels and pay movies plus internet access, desk space, direct dial telephone with voicemail, free high speed internet access, Bose radio and CD player, minibar/fridge, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are fully air-conditioned and the bathrooms (monsoon shower) have top brand toiletries and robes supplied. Iron and ironing board available on request. Beds have Frette sheets.
Evening turndown service. 24 hour room service available. Floors benefit from lift access. Free wired internet in all rooms.
Dining Options:Lessandro: 80 seat capacity light and airy restaurant. In the summer months and weather permitting the terrace area is opened up for al fresco dining overlooking the hotel garden. Currently private dining only.
Rubys Cocktail Bar: A modern setting with the use of lavish colours and plush furnishings to provide a backdrop for a relaxing ambience. Serves a range of cocktails, wines, traditional English and world beers and fine champagnes. Also serves light meals and snacks. Drinks and food may be taken into the hotel garden or decked terrace area. Also serves Afternoon tea.
Open 18.00 till midnight (Saturday from noon)
There are meeting rooms suitable for small conferences.
Accessible 24 hours a day is the staffed Park City Kensington Hotels business centre. Here you can make use of the workstations or make photocopies, scan documents or send a fax.
Onsite is a a well equipped and modern gymnasium with free eights, resistance and cardio machines.
The hotel has a concierge service who can help with local information and the public areas of the hotel are fully air-conditioned. The lobby area is spacious and modern with a fireplace and areas to sit and relax while reading the free newspapers that are supplied. The front reception is always open, 24/7 and have safety deposit box facilities.
Dry cleaning/laundry services provided. Complimentary WiFi in public areas.
Bedroom Numbers: 62 / 4 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge. Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% 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: 265th from 866 London hotels, and 100th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Rockwell Hotel, with base rates beginning from £85 and which has an 84% guest satisfaction rating. The Rockwell Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 5 Star Milestone Hotel and Apartments may be one too look at. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments is only 0.4 miles (0.7 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 (18-30 Lexham Gardens, W8 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.4 miles (0.7 km) radius. The star rating breakdown shows 1 five star hotel (rated 88%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 84%). Top rated of the local hotels is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel (4 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: Here we breakdown the starting rates (base rates) by overall average and by star rating. However base rates do not take account of special offers and one off deals so are just a guide. Looking at all the base rates of the 50 local hotels the average rate is £104 per night. Rates range from £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 rate averages per star level: Five Star average: £255, Four Star average: £116, Three Star average: £82 and Two Star average: £69.
We use a proprietary algorithm to rank hotels based on user reviews but adjusting for contributing factors. We rank Park City Grand Plaza Kensington Hotel 15th of the 50 local hotels and 12th for the 29 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 47th of 50 (27th of 29 four star hotels.). To give an overall ranking compared to hotels nearby we combine the rating and base rate scores which gives this hotel a ranking of 17th of 45 for sheer bang for buck (Montana Hotel was top).
History:Was called The ParkCity Hotel until September 2014.
The Hotel opened in November 2005. Previously what is now a single hotel was 3 separate hotels, the Apollo Hotel (no. 18), Hotel Atlas (no. 24) and Hotel Lexham (no. 32). The Apollo and the Atlas themselves had become one hotel under the name of the Atlas Apollo Hotel.