Hotel in Detail:Provided services include a daily linen change while local shopping and delivery can be arranged. There is also a facility for ordering take s meals from surrounding restaurants.
A lift within the premises allows for access to each and every floor.
There is a formal 24 hour reception area with a waiting/lounge area as you enter the apartments. The apartments are non-smoking. Luggage storage facilities are available.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 0.1 miles (0.2 km), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.7 miles (1.1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.2 miles (6.8 km).
The Harrington Apartments London is a Victorian style building situated in a relatively quiet street off of Gloucester Road in South Kensington. This is a central location just to the West side of central London. Offers good access into the heart of London and all its attractions and amenities. Just 170 yards from Gloucester Road tube station with links to all area of London as well as out to Heathrow Airport. Bus routes run right past the hotel and along Cromwell Road just to the north. Gloucester Road has a good range of small shops and bars. A large Sainsbury's supermarket is just 200 yards to the north. Nearest major shopping can be found at at Kensington High Street, South Kensington, Fulham Road, Knightsbridge and Kings Road Chelsea. Avni Apartments are also close to Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Nearest attractions include Natural History and Science Museums (0.2 miles), Victoria and Albert Museum (0.5 miles), Royal Albert Hall (0.6 miles), Hyde Park (0.6 miles), Kensington Palace (0.7 miles), Linley Sambourne House (0.8 miles), Serpentine Gallery (0.8 miles) and National Army museum (1 mile).
Apartments in Detail:Modern and with a touch of high end The Harrington offers apartments with all the facilities for a self catering stay in central London.
The apartments themselves have an elegant and contemporary feel where the decor is one of light pastel colours and fabrics. Apartment options cover studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. At the heart of each apartment is a well equipped full service modern kitchen which is equipped with microwave, oven and fridge.
Amenities include a telephone, welcome pack, baby sitting services, flat screen TV, wireless internet access, Mail and Message delivery, safe, iron and ironing facilities, air-conditioning, wakeup call facility
The bathrooms have a hairdryer provided along with branded toiletries.
*Note: be careful not to confuse The Harrington with the very similarly named NH Harrington Hall Hotel which sits just a few doors down.
Bedroom Numbers: 41 / 5 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4.2 out of 5 by 1083 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.3 out of 5 from 738 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 72 of 1771 for Specialty Lodging in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 345 reviews)
Parking:Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges are applicable.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 84% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 351st from 865 London hotels, and 148th of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.2 miles, 0.3 km) would be the 4 star Melia London Kensington, with base rates beginning from £125 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.
If your mainly looking at apartments then an another option would be the Fraser Suites Queens Gate. It's 0.2 miles (0.3 km) from here with rates from £131 and rating 82%.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Strathmore Hotel. 0.2 miles from here (0.3 km), achieving a rating of 74% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £85.
Would you prefer to go with something that has scored higher in guest satisfaction ratings? If that is what your after then the 4 Star 54 Queens Gate Hotel seems like a possible option. The 54 Queens Gate Hotel is only 0.2 miles (0.4 km) away. The 54 Queens Gate Hotel is one of the top rated London hotels with a 92% guest satisfaction rating.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 hotels nearest to this location (No 1 Harrington Gardens, SW7 postcode) that we list cover a 0.5 miles (0.8 km) radius. They include 8 five star hotels (average rating 86%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 11 three star hotels (average rating 74%) and 2 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Of the local hotels the highest rated is 54 Queens Gate Hotel (4 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: See a breakdown of the average starting (base) rates for the area. Base rates are a rough guide to starting rates as they do not include special offers and deals.
Of the 50 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for 49 of them. The average starting rates for the surrounding area are around £123 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 82%) and the Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) to a high of £315 at One Thirty Queens Gate London Apartments (5 Star, 89%). The breakdown by star rating shows the following averages: Five Star average: £208, Four Star average: £118, Three Star average: £79 and Two Star average: £29.
Our in-house ranking based on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors ranks The Harrington 20th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 15th (joint) for the 29 four star hotels in the area. For base rates the hotel ranks 39th of 49 (25th (joint) of 29 four star hotels.). Taking into consideration both rates and guest ratings we rank this hotel 29th of 43 of the local hotels in terms of value for money (Montana Hotel was top).
Comment: Until 2013 the hotel used the name Avni at No.1 Luxury Serviced Apartments. Had been called the Number One Apartments until 2006. Was known as the Kensington Edwardian Hotel before 2006. Major refurbishment followed the change of name of 2006 which saw the number of rooms increased from 24 to 41.