Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.1 miles (6.6 km). The Cranley Hotel London is located in South Kensington close to Earls Court. This is a central location just on the western side. The immediately surrounding area is mostly residential area and Bina Gardens is a relatively quiet side street lined with trees. Something of a diving line between the stylish upmarket locations to the east and the somewhat more downmarket areas to the west. Just under 1/3rd mile to the north is the major road of the Cromwell Road, part of the A4. Here bus and taxis are in abundance on a road that links west and central London it Heathrow Airport and the west of England. There also a major supermarket here, Sainsbury's, if you wish to stock up on groceries and supplies. However threes plenty of shops nearer to the hotel as you walk towards south Kensington either along Stanhope Gardens or Old Brompton Road. The major areas close to the hotel would be South Kensington (0.3 miles), Kings Road Chelsea (0.6 miles), Kensington High Street (0.8 miles) and Knightsbridge (1.2 miles). Local places of interest include Natural History Museum (0.4 miles), Science Museum (0.5 miles), Earls Court Exhibition Centre (0.6 miles), Victoria and Albert Museum (0.6 miles) and Hyde Park (0.7 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Cranley Hotel dates back to 1869, when it was originally 3 adjoining townhouse residences. Today its a privately owned townhouse hotel. The establishment is a coming together of established traditional service and modern technology and amenities. The interior stays true to the hotels historic past with very much a period look and feel.
Every bedroom has an antique table or writing desk, two telephone lines, free wired broadband, voicemail, interactive flat screen TV with internet browser, DVD, CD players, bathrobe, slippers and safe. Bathrooms have traditional Victorian style fittings and all rooms are air conditioned. The decor includes mahogany furniture and oil paintings.
Standard double rooms are 180 sq feet. The beds are queen size with a canopy with Irish lined bedding.
Executive rooms measure 275 sq feet. These larger rooms have Beaudesert (British design company) beds. Decorated in a range of mustard and plum colours and stone from the hotels original entrance hall floor from the 1800's.
Four Poster rooms exceed 300 sq feet. Again the king sized four poster beds are from Beaudesert with hand embroidered headboard and valances. 4 poster rooms feature marble bathrooms and face the front of the hotel towards Chelsea with large windows to aid your view.
Junior Suites: Luxuriously furnished with Half tester beds (canopies that cover half the bed). Separate bedrooms and sitting room which leads to a private patio, a great place to enjoy a snack or afternoon tea.
Penthouse Suite: Obviously located on the top floor, this suite have extra large windows, handmade king-size bed and features a walk-in wardrobe. The separate living room has a Georgian tilt-topped table. Bathrooms are finished in limestone. Private terrace.
Room service is 07.00 till 23.00 (11pm). The Cranley hotel serves breakfast (in-room), traditional afternoon tea (warm scones with clotted cream), evening aperitif and canapé, light meals available throughout the day.
Breakfast choice is made before you go to bed (continental or full English) and then delivered to your room at your chosen time.
The Hotel serves a complimentary welcome drink, afternoon tea and champagne and canapé in the evening to all it's guests.
The hotel has free WiFi internet access in public areas.
Bedroom Numbers: 39
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 67% 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) .
Milesfaster ranking: 747th from 866 London hotels, and 316th 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 Ashburn Hotel London, whose lowest rates start at about £158 and which has an 89% guest satisfaction rating. The Ashburn Hotel London also offers: free WiFi.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star Milestone Hotel and Apartments may be one too look at, it's only 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from here. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (10 Bina Gardens, SW5 postcode) that we list cover a 0.5 miles (0.7 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 6 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 28 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 15 three star hotels (average rating 74%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 80%). Overall the best rated hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel (4 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: A look at how hotels compare for starting rates (base rates). These published rates are long term rates so do not take account of special deals and offers. The average starting rate looking at all the nearest hotels to this location is £119 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 81%) 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: £205, Four Star average: £124, Three Star average: £79 and Two Star average: £59.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Cranley Hotel London 45th of 50 nearby hotels and 27th for the 28 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 38th of 50 (22nd of 28 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 47th of 47 for pure value for money (Montana Hotel was top).