Hotel in Detail:This is a modern and contemporary hotel with a stunning exterior and seven story high atrium lobby. Offers a combination of superb facilities with contemporary design creating a relaxing and elegant environment.
Guest rooms at the Marriott London Kensington Hotel feature air-conditioning, WiFi internet access, phones with voice mail and multiple data ports, Iron and ironing board, coffee/tea facilities, free bottled water, mini-fridge, in-room laptop size safe, trouser press, dual voltage adapters, flat screen TV and pay-per-view movies. All bedrooms are en-suite (hairdryer, shower/bath).
Beds are made up with Egyptian cotton linen, duvet and down mattress topper.
Executive, Superior rooms and suites are more spacious, have extra amenities and give access to the Executive lounge (continental breakfast, complimentary beer and wine in the evening, evening canapés ).
There is a daily maid service. Room service is 24 hours. Newspapers on request.
Deluxe doubles have 2 double beds and so are suitable for up to 4 adults.
Onsite dining options:
Atrium Restaurant: Chic and airy, set inside one of Europe's largest roof-hung glass atriums at 7 floors high. The Atrium Restaurant draws inspiration from a classic British steakhouse. Indulge in mouth-watering cuts of steak and chops, as well as quintessential side dishes. Serves fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a welcoming ambiance.
Atrium Bar: The place to unwind, the hotel bar showcases a curated list of wine and craft beer, inventive cocktails and a restaurant menu.
9 meeting rooms provide inventive, flexible, modern and versatile meeting spaces set across two floors. Embracing the latest in mobile technology and connectivity. Barco click share enabled LED screens and integrated sound systems to connect wirelessly. Maximum meeting capacity is 112.
The hotel has an onsite gymnasium extending over 7,000 square feet with free weights and workout machines.
The Marriott Kensington hotels public areas have free WiFi internet access available.
Relax in the hotels lounge area where you will find daily newspapers.
Express check-out is available as is video bill viewing.
This is a fully no smoking hotel.
Other amenities include 24 hour front desk, luggage storage, cash machine, valet dry cleaning, full concierge service and lifts.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Earls Court 0.3 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 3.8 miles (6.1 km). The Marriott Kensington Hotel London is located on the main A4 dual carriageway (but set back), the Cromwell Road, this is the main route into and out of London with a direct link to the M4 motorway and Heathrow Airport. Its busy at all times and is almost opposite the private Cromwell Hospital. This location can be said to be at the gateway into central London. Earls Court development complex (was exhibition centre) is just half a mile to the west. Kensington High Street with a good mix of classic and high brow shopping, bars and cafes is half a mile to the north. Also just to the North East of the Marriott Hotel Kensington is the well known shopping area of Knightsbridge where you will find the Harrods department store. The swanky and chic shopping and amenities of South Kensington is 0.6 miles to the east and the fashionable trend setting Kings Road, Chelsea is just under 1 mile to the south. The areas immediately either side of the this section of the Cromwell Road are residential roads. Nearest cafes and shops are along Earls Court Road some 300 yards to the west and major supermarket stores are close by (Tesco's, Sainsbury's). Nearest places of interest to the Marriott Kensington include Doctor Who Tardis 404 yards (369 metres), Linley Sambourne House 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Hyde Park 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Natural History Museum 0.5 miles (0.8 km), Commonwealth Institute 0.6 miles (1.0 km), Kensington Palace 0.6 miles (1.0 km) and the Science Museum 0.7 miles (1.1 km).
Bedroom Numbers: 216 / 7 floors
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £35 per day.
Internet:Wireless internet access in bedrooms charged at £15 per 24 hours. WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Marriott chain your nearest options are:
Park Tower Knightsbridge: is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80% and rates start from about £239.
Grosvenor House (A JW Marriott Hotel): is 1.8 miles (3.0 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 88% and base rates begin at about £247.
Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair: 1.9 miles (3.0 km), rated at 99% and with rates from around £649.
Marriott Park Lane Hotel: 1.9 miles (3.0 km), rated at 90% and with rates from around £319.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% 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) . Marriott Hotels across the chain average 84% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Marriott hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 503rd from 866 London hotels, 18th of 22 Marriott Hotels, and 230th 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 4 Star One Thirty Queens Gate London Apartments may be one too look at. The One Thirty Queens Gate London Apartments is only 0.0 miles (0.0 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 89%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (147 Cromwell Road, SW5 postcode) that we list cover a 0.5 miles (0.7 km) radius. They breakdown as follows: 1 five star hotel (rated 88%), 27 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 18 three star hotels (average rating 73%) and 4 two star hotels (average rating 69%). 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 £101 per night. The cheapest standard rates begin at £44 at Lord Kensington Hotel (3 Star, 73%) while the highest base rates are £255 at The Bentley London (5 Star, 88%). Averages listed for each individual star sector: Five Star average: £255, Four Star average: £114, Three Star average: £82 and Two Star average: £65.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks Marriott London Kensington 21st (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 17th (joint) for the 27 four star hotels in the area. 35th of 50 (15th (joint) of 27 four star hotels.) for base rates ranking. Scoring the hotels rates and review score together we rank the hotel 22nd of 46 when judging value for money (Montana Hotel was top).
History:£1.3 million pound refurbishment in 2014 saw a major overhaul the events and meetings spaces. Extensive refurbishment 2012.
After Marriott took over the hotel from Swallow Hotels in early 2000 the hotel was totally gutted and reconstructed. Had been called the Swallow International Hotel until then.