Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Kensington (Olympia) 123 yards (112 metres), Railway Station: Kensington Olympia 0.08 miles (0.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.1 miles (5 km). The Hilton London Olympia Hotel is located at the far West end of Kensington High Street. This is a main road and busy most times of the day. This section is really the start of West London and on the very far borders of Central London. Perfect location if you need access to the Olympia Exhibition centre since the hotel is just 200 yards along the same stretch of Road (though it becomes Hammersmith Road by the Exhibition centre). Indeed London's other major exhibition centre of Earls Court is only 0.6 miles to the south from here. Kensington High Street itself is one the roads that has become synonymous with London. Popular for its broad selection of shops, bars and cafes (including famous names such as Barkers of Kensington and Marks and Spencer's) with an upmarket feel. At its east end is Kensington Palace, the former home of Diana Princess of Wales with Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park adjacent. The west London location means its one of the first areas you hit as you enter London from Heathrow Airport, just a 20 minute taxi ride . Less than 500 yards to the north east of the Hilton Olympia is the 54 acres of Holland Park. A great place to take a walk and relax with its wildlife reserve and children's play area. 0.7 miles to the north is Shepherds Bush. Here there is more shopping plus clubs open at night along with Shepherds Bush Market. While a very busy area it is not as upmarket as Kensington High Street. Just slightly further in distance to the west is the major shopping High Street of 'King Street', just the other side of Hammersmith Broadway. However the main tourist areas of London are to be found to the east and south of this location with places such as Notting Hill (0.8 miles), South Kensington (1.4 miles), Kings Road, Chelsea (1.5 miles) and Knightsbridge (1.7 miles). Other local places of interest include Leighton house museum (0.1 miles), Commonwealth Institute (0.3 miles) and Linley Sambourne House (0.5 miles).
Hotel in Detail:All the rooms are modern and contemporary in style with en-suite facilities. They come with tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, trouser press, direct dial telephone, data port, cable TV with pay movies, high speed internet access, large desk area and individually controlled air conditioning.
Standard and deluxe rooms are 20 sq.mtrs
Deluxe rooms come with extras such as robes, safe, and slippers.
Junior suites are 24 sq.mtrs: They have granite bathrooms, free magazines, fruit, mineral water, fluffy bathrobe and slippers. They also include a safe, fax machine and guests have a balcony.
Suites are 42 sq.mtrs: They all have a separate living area as well as the amenities found in the deluxe rooms.
Room service is 24 hours with options for special requests and kosher food.
Dining Options:Plum Grill: 125 seats. Stylish and elegant restaurant with natural light serving international classics and a carvery lunch buffet. Varied menu with dishes such as Spanish gazpacho soup, Scottish smoked salmon, Thai green curry, pastas, Fish and chips, Sirloin steak, Chargrilled vegetables, Dark chocolate truffle and Crispy duck.
Open 06.30 till 22.30.
Plum Bar: 65 seats. Modern and contemporary style with leather chairs and couches. Full range of drinks along with bar nibbles such as potato wedges or stuffed jalapenos. Open 11.00 till 01.00.
Plum Sports Lounge: 20 seats. As the name suggests this is a sports themed bar with sports memorabilia all around. Features leather couches and plasma and projector TV screens. Bar menu includes burgers, sandwiches, appetisers and salads. Additionally there is a children's menu. Open 11.00 till 01.00.
There are 10 meeting rooms all with high speed internet access and the largest room can handle up to 250 guests.
The Hilton Olympia hotel has a dedicated business centre is open 09.00 till 18.00 and facilities here include copy, fax, projector and WiFi internet access.
Luggage storage is available and WiFi can be picked up in the hotel lobby.
The hotel has a fitness area called the 'Fitness on Two'. Range of equipment which include treadmills, cardio and resistance machines and free weights. Mirrors around the walls, wooden floor and a shower area. Open 06.30 till 22.00.
Note: Do not confuse this hotel with the Hilton Kensington which is actually on Holland Park Avenue in West Kensington.
Parking: NCP pay car park beneath the hotel.
Bedroom Numbers: 405 / 8 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (late and express options)
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £37 per day.
Internet:Wireless internet access in bedrooms charged at £12.99 per 24 hours.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Hilton chain your nearest options are:
Hilton Kensington Hotel: is 0.6 miles (1.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 73% and rates start from about £118.
Hilton Hyde park: is 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 81% and base rates begin at about £114.
Hilton Paddington Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.1 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £144.
Hilton Metropole: 2.2 miles (3.6 km), rated at 74% and with rates from around £135.
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) . Hilton Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is below the average guest rating for Hilton hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 703rd from 866 London hotels, 28th of 29 Hilton Hotels, and 304th of 328 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Hilton Olympia and not too far (0.6 miles, 0.9 km) would be the 4 star K West Hotel Hotel And Spa, where prices begin from around £116 and which has an 81% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Mayflower Hotel and Apartments. 0.7 miles away (1.0 km), has scored 71% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £75 (theres free WiFi too).
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 4 Star The Nadler Kensington may well be of interest to you, it's only 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from here. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (380 Kensington High Street, W14 postcode) that we list cover a 1.0 miles (1.5 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 1 five star hotel (rated 89%), 23 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 6 two star hotels (average rating 72%). Overall the best rated hotel are Hotel Xenia (4 star), The Nadler Kensington (4 star) and also the 51 Kensington Court Apartments (4 star) (all joint top with 90%).
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 £94 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 71%) while the highest base rates are £216 at 51 Kensington Court Apartments (4 Star, 90%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £192, Four Star average: £112, Three Star average: £79 and Two Star average: £62.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Hilton Olympia 35th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 19th (joint) for the 23 four star hotels in the area. 29th of 50 (6th of 23 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 37th of 45 when judging value for money (Ibis Shepherds Bush was top).