Hotel in Detail:The Best Western Seraphine Kensington Hotel is a bed and breakfast establishment which means a buffet breakfast is served daily in the dedicated breakfast room. The hotel also has a spacious and comfortable separate lounge and bar area.
Bedrooms have the modern amenities you would expect from a 4 star hotel such as individually controlled air–conditioning, complimentary WiFi and interactive internet connected flat screen televisions. All guest rooms are en–suite with shower and hairdryer. Rooms facilities include a safe, ironing facilities, phone with voicemail, radio, iPod dock and tea/coffee facilities.
You will glad to know that the hotel reception is staffed 24/7. Hotel services offered include currency exchange, luggage storage, dry cleaning, fax and photocopies and wakeup service.
There is a lift at this hotel. Guests are not permitted to smoke in any part of the hotel.
Free admittance to The Connoisseur Club casino for all hotel guests.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: High Street Kensington 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: Kensington Olympia 1 miles (1.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4 miles (6.4 km). Brilliant location on one of London's most iconic roads, Kensington High Street, which is a busy main road. Home to Kensington Palace where Princess Diana once lived and still a royal residence and well known for its extensive range of shops, bars, restaurants and boutiques. This places the Best Western Seraphine Kensington Hotel in a privileged location in central London. On your doorstep is Kensington Gardens (just 50 yards) and Hyde Park, together making up a huge open area with sports facilities, landscaped and themed gardens, horse riding, boating and restaurants. It is also home to the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens. The hotel sits nestled between two restaurants in a row of small shops that lead on to the main shops and stores along Kensington High Street. The area to the rear of the hotel is residential and the residences in this part of London are amongst some of the most expensive in the capital. The Royal Albert Hall, the famous events and entertainment venue is less than half a mile on Kensington Road. Only 350 yards from Kensington High Street tube station (5 minutes walk). Within 5 minutes taxi journey are Earls Court Exhibition centre (1 mile) and Olympia Exhibition centre (1 mile).
Local places of interest include Linley Sambourne House (0.4 miles), Commonwealth Institute (0.6 miles), Albert Memorial (0.6 miles) and the Natural History and Science Museums (0.7 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 21
Check-in: 11.00 am
Check-out: 14.00 (2 pm)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Best Western chain your closest choices would be:
Best Western Victoria Palace Hotel: is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 78% and rates start from about £71.
Best Western Corona: is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 75% and base rates begin at about £80.
Best Western Delmere Hotel: 1.8 miles (2.9 km), rated at 86% and with rates from around £107.
Best Western Mornington Hotel: 2.0 miles (3.3 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £101.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 70% 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) . Best Western Hotels across the chain average 76% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Best Western hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 748th from 866 London hotels, 16th of 18 Best Western Hotels, and 314th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Best Western Seraphine Kensington and not too far (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star Kensington House Hotel, where prices begin from around £95 and which has an 83% guest satisfaction rating. The Kensington House Hotel also offers: free WiFi.We can also suggest a cheaper options nearby which would be the Gainsborough Hotel. 0.7 miles from the Best Western Seraphine Kensington (1.1 km), has scored 66% from former guests and has rates from around £69.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Milestone Hotel and Apartments seems like it might fit the bill. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments is only 0.1 miles (0.1 km) away. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one hotels that are closest to this location (7-9 High Street, W8 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.7 miles (1.1 km) radius. They are made up of 5 five star hotels (average rating 91%), 31 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 14 three star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 4 star hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel at 92%. Top rated of the local hotels is Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: Base rates can indicate the lowest available rates for a particular hotel. This is a good general guide but as base rates do not account for special offers and one off deals they can only be a rough guide. The average base rate for all the areas hotels is £128 per night. From a low of £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 81%) and the Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the highest rates top out at £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 90%). The following are the averages for each star level: Five Star average: £265, Four Star average: £126 and Three Star average: £85.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Best Western Seraphine Kensington 47th of 51 area hotels and 30th for the 31 four star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 9th of 50 (3rd of 31 four star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 36th of 45 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money (Milestone Hotel and Apartments was top).
History: Opened November 2009