Hotel in Detail:When The K West Hotel and Spa first opened in December 2001 its innovative and contemporary design was immediately rewarded by winning best hotel in London at the 2002 theme awards. Its glass facade means the lobby and lounge area benefit from a stream of natural daylight. The interiors are contemporary and with a touch of chic. Walls of the lobby and hallways have small TV screens. A Hip style hotel.
All guest rooms have the latest tablets which gives guests access to the room service menus and guest directories. The tablets run on a proprietary operating system with interactive menus for instantly ordering room service, booking a restaurant tables, ordering spa treatments and lots of local information at your finger tips. You also get a free pocket phone which comes with free local calls and free mobile internet. You also get IDD calls to France, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Australia and Hong Kong.
The bedrooms decor make use of brown//beige cream leathers, walnut and Suede's, stainless steel and sandblasted Glass. In-room amenities include air-conditioning, safe, tea/coffee maker, flat screen TV with cable channels, DVD's, hi-fi, Mini Bar, Hair Dryer And Iron With Ironing Board. All rooms are en-suite and have broadband internet hubs (charges).
Deluxe Rooms: (27 sq m / 290 sq ft). These rooms come with bathrobes
Executive Rooms: (33.5 sq m / 366 sq ft). Drinks cooler, individual temperature control, superking bed or twins, sofa (playstation can be requested). Upgraded bathrooms with limestone tiles, Philippe Starck fittings and top brand toiletries.
Embassy Suites: (39.5 sq m / 430 sq ft). As executive rooms but larger. Includes table for 6 and phone with a triple line.
K Suites: (55.9 sq m / 592 sq ft). These suites feature a luxurious decor and a modern state-of-the-art design with glass walls. Extras include wool rugs, Bose entertainment system, large screen TV in living room, extra TV in bedroom, double-ended Philippe Starck bath, high pressure pulsating head oversized showers big enough for two people and triple glazing.
Room service is available 24/7 for all bedrooms.
Dining Options:Kanteen: This is the hotels restaurant. Modern setting with a creative contemporary menu. The furnishings includes leather seats and works of art on the walls (some available for purchase).
K Lounge and bar: Accessible 24/7, open plan with a relaxed atmosphere features a modern fireplace along the rear wall. Saturday and Friday nights (22.00 till 02.00) a DJ plays music. Bar serving range of drinks and snacks.
On the 3rd floor is a function area called the 'Quiet Zone' is available for hire and is suitable for 2 to 200 guests. Its also open for business guest use at other times where computers and hardwired internet access (free) is available along with BW printing.
WiFi internet access can be accessed in all parts of the hotel (charges apply).
Located on the ground floor of the K West Hotel is the holistic Asian themed K Spa. Available to over 18s only are a huge range of ESPA, Ytsara, Germaine de Cappucini, Crystal Clear and LCN treatments from the in-house therapists.
Hun Nee Muun for two, 3 hours
Kha Yahm, Four-handed massage
Na, Tropical Fruit and Flower Facials
Manao, Head and Face Treat for
Ta Souay, Awakening Eye Treatment
Na plai, Recovery Head
Nuat Namman, Body Oil Ceremony 90 mins
Samunprai, Thai Herbal Heat Energizer 90 mins
Mohom, Indigo Art of Healing 90 mins
Saat, Complete Detox 150 mins
Thai Clay Body Mask
Bodhia, Shaping Body Mask 60 mins
Rasayana, Eternity Body Booster 90 mins
Tamrap Luang, Seven Flowers Royal Treat 60 mins
Tanaka, Golden Triangle Body Cleansing 60 mins
One of the few spas in the UK to have a double Therapy room (complete with its own private sauna) So that friends and partners can enjoy side by side Treatments. K Spa has a wet spa area, Londons first Snow Paradise, a Hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, foot baths, sanarium and sauna, plus towels, toiletries, hairdryers, individual lockers and fresh fruit.
Part of the Spa also includes a gymnasium fitted with high tech cardio machines (with personal LCD screen), resistance equipment and free weights. There are also fitness classes held which include yoga and palliates.
The light airy air-conditioned meeting rooms at the K West hotel can accommodate up to 55 guests in either boardroom or presentation style.
The K West hotel porter can look after your baggage should you require leaving them for an amount of time.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Shepherd"s Bush 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Railway Station: Shepherds Bush 0.2 miles (0.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 2.8 miles (4.5 km). There are 4 tube (underground) stations within half a mile (0.8 km). The K West Hotel London is located on the Western borders of London and well located for giving access to the heart of London and out to Heathrow Airport and the West of England. W14 is an area known as West Kensington and is at the Gateway into London with the A40 to the north and the A4 to the south. Both are major dual carriageways that bring traffic into central London from places such as Heathrow airport and Oxford. Located between Shepherds Bush and Holland Park in a relatively quiet residential street off from the main Shepherds Bush Roundabout, a major junction and always busy. The location is also convenient for Olympia Exhibition centre which is close by (0.5 miles). Holland Park, which is a stroll on the other side of Holland Park Road, is one of the most sought after residential areas in London. Shepherds Bush is a busy Shopping centre with its own market and is home to Westfield London (Europe's largest inner-city mall) and the BBC studios. The hotel is also a short taxi ride from Notting Hill to the east, King Street Hammersmith to the west or Kensington High Street to the south, and which are all also thriving shopping areas. Nearest local places of interest include Leighton House museum (0.6 miles), London Ark (stunning ark shaped office building) (0.8 miles), Linley Sambourne House (0.9 miles) and Portobello Road Market (1 mile).
Bedroom Numbers: 220
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm), (15.00 (3 pm) on weekends)
Check-out: 11.00 am (late check-out fee)
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £29 per day.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 81% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore although the hotel is above average for London as a whole this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 404th from 866 London hotels, and 177th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Doubletree by Hilton London Kensington, whose lowest rates start at about £115 and which has a 77% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Gainsborough Hotel. 0.0 miles away (0.1 km), has been rated at 60% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £69.
Howabout selecting an alternative hotel by its higher guest rating? In that case the 5 Star Ampersand Hotel may be one too look at. The Ampersand Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty closest hotels from here (Richmond Way, W14 postcode) that we have data for cover a 1.3 miles (2.1 km) radius. The 50 consist of 3 five star hotels (average rating 92%), 24 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 72%) and 5 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Top 4 star hotels are St Paul's Hotel, K+K Hotel George, 51 Kensington Court Apartments and Hotel Xenia (all four with a score of 90%). Of these hotels the highest rated is Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: See how the area stacks up for low rates using base rates. We use published base rates but note these do not reflect special offers or short term discounts so remain a rough guide. We have calculated the average base rate for all the 50 nearby hotels at £101 per night. The low end of the scale shows rates from £40 at Pembridge Palace Hotel (3 Star, 61%) to a high of £332 at Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 Star, 99%). Rate averages for each star rating: Five Star average: £231, Four Star average: £110, Three Star average: £78 and Two Star average: £64.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors and we rank K West Hotel Hotel And Spa 19th (joint) of 50 nearby hotels and 11th (joint) for the 24 four star hotels in the area. Compared to the nearest alternative hotels this hotel is 33rd of 50 (12th (joint) of 24 four star hotels.) for base rates. Balancing the hotels rates and user rating we rank the hotel 19th of 45 when judging the balance of price point to user rating (Milestone Hotel and Apartments was top).
Below the London average but above the local average for 4 star hotels.
Comment: Even though the hotel is called K West and is part of the Kerry Hotels portfolio, the 'K' part of the name is just coincidental.