Hotel in Detail:The Holiday Inn London Kensington High Street Hotel is a large (550 bedrooms) modern hotel.
All of the hotel's guest rooms are air-conditioned and well appointed. Room facilities include Coffee/Tea maker, Desk, Hair Dryer, Satellite TV (with movie and international channels), safe, trouser press/ironing board, wireless internet (free) and telephone with voicemail. All rooms are en-suite (shower, bath).
Club bedrooms have additional facilities such as Deep Sleep Bed concept, additional space, free use of Emotion Leisure (excludes Treatments), LCD TV, Mini Bar, Complimentary Daily Newspaper and Bathrobes & Slippers. Also access to the club lounge.
Suites have a separate living room and larger bathrooms.
Room service is 24 hours. Lift to each floor. Daily housekeeping.
Dining Options:The Boulevard Restaurant: Serves hot buffet breakfasts each morning. Modern European dishes served at dinner with an A la carte or set menu option. A lunch buffet is available on request.
Located on the ground floor. Open 06.30 till 22.30.
Lounge Bar: Perfect for a morning coffee in a relaxed, comfortable and stylish setting. Contemporary lounge bar serving a wide range of drinks including coffees, afternoon tea, cocktails and light dishes.
Open 09.00 till 01.00.
Central feature of the hotel is its excellent health, fitness and spa facilities (charges apply).
The gymnasium (free) has a full range of equipment including cardiovascular machines and free weights. Studio classes for exercises (including yoga) run throughout the day. There an 18 meter indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and a range of beauty teamsters. Treatments include massages, facial, manicures, pedicures, eye treatments, self-tanning, body wraps, sunbed and waxing..
Open 6.15 till 22.00
WiFi internet access is available in all areas of the Holiday Inn London Kensington High Street Hotel. There is also an internet centre next to the lobby.
A welcome feature for a central London hotel is the pretty garden with its water fountain. You can sit with a drink in the garden and when weather permits the hotel sometimes has a barbeque out there.
Additional facilities include same day laundry and dry cleaning and a concierge service. Reception is open 24 hours.
The hotel has a training and conference centre that includes 15 meeting/conference rooms.
This is a fully non-smoking hotel. Luggage storage available.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: High Street Kensington 0.1 miles (0.2 km), Railway Station: Kensington Olympia 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.8 miles (6.1 km).
The Holiday Inn London Kensington High Street Hotel London enjoys an almost candid location in a small Close off from the very busy and popular Kensington High Street. Its just a short stroll to the High Street where you will find a fashionable and upmarket area with wonderful range of stores, boutiques, bars and restaurants. At the Western end of the High Street is the major exhibition centre of Olympia (0.7 miles) while to the Eastern end is Kensington Palace (0.3 miles), Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park (0.4 miles). Even more convenient is that the Kensington High Tube Station is almost adjacent to the hotel. On the northern side of the high street is the exclusive residential neighbourhood of Holland Park, and indeed the park of the same name is situated at its heart. To all intents and purposes this part of West Kensington can be said to mark the start of central London as you approach London from the West. The hotel is just off of Wrights lane which runs through a very upmarket and expensive residential area. West London's other major exhibition centre of Earls Court is just 0.7 miles to the West. Other local places of interest are Linley Sambourne House (0.2 miles), Leighton house museum (0.5 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.7 miles), Natural History Museum (0.8 miles), Albert Memorial (0.8 miles) and the antiques market and fair at Portobello Market (0.8 miles).
Name Confusion: The name Holiday Inn Kensington has been used previously as the name for the hotel that is now the Crowne Plaza Kensington so that can be confusing. Additionally there is another Holiday Inn Kensington, just to add to the confusion. That hotel adds forum to the end of its name so be sure of the hotel you are looking for. This hotel (Holiday Inn Kensington High Street), or the Crowne Plaza Kensington or the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum.
History: In September 2017 the hotel added High Street to the end of its name having previously been called the Holiday Inn Kensington to become now the Holiday Inn Kensington High Street. Was the Kensington Close Hotel until December 2016. Was previously called the Posthouse Kensington Hotel (2002)
£40 million pounds refurbishment 2010/2011.
Bedroom Numbers: 550
Check-in: 14.00 (2pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon (express check-out and corporate check-out options)
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.85 out of 5 by 6880 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4 out of 5 from 5073 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 482 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 3.5 out of 5 from 1807 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs £45 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainYou may be thinking your only preferred choice is still going to be the Holiday Inn chain your closest choices would be:
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum: is 0.5 miles (0.7 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 73% and rates start from about £98.
Holiday Inn Oxford Circus Hotel: is 2.2 miles (3.6 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 71% and base rates begin at about £136.
Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel: 2.7 miles (4.3 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £102.
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury: 3.4 miles (5.4 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £102.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 77% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) . Holiday Inn Hotels across the chain average 79% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Holiday Inn hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 581st from 865 London hotels, 14th of 24 Holiday Inn Hotels, and 253rd of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the Kensington Close Hotel & Spa and not too far away (0.0 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 4 star Copthorne London Tara Hotel, where prices begin from around £89 and which has a 72% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the New Linden Hotel. 1.0 miles away (1.6 km), has scored 74% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £62 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 4 Star B'Shan Apartments ticks many of the right boxes. The B'Shan Apartments is only 0.3 miles (0.4 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The fifty one hotels that are closest to this location (Wrights Lane, W8 postcode) which we list extend for a 0.5 miles (0.9 km) radius. Consisting of 3 five star hotels (average rating 93%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 14 three star hotels (average rating 74%) and 4 two star hotels (average rating 71%). Top 4 star hotels are B'Shan Apartments, Hotel Xenia, The Resident Kensington and Collingham Apartments (all four with a score of 90%). Of the 51 local hotels top rated is Milestone Hotel and Apartments (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates.
For the fifty local hotels we hold base rate data on 49 of them. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £112 per night. Starting from £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 71%) with top rates of £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 91%). Rate averages listed by star level: Five Star average: £300, Four Star average: £112, Three Star average: £82 and Two Star average: £54.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Holiday Inn Kensington High Street 30th (joint) of 51 nearby hotels and 20th for the 29 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 31st of 49 (16th of 29 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 33rd of 42 for pure value for money (Montana Hotel was top).