Hotel in Detail:The Doubletree by Hilton London Kensington is a Regency style townhouse hotel offering contemporary and elegant interiors while retaining the original Regency style facade. The hotel offers concierge services and a Business Centre with high speed internet access, accessible 24 hours a day. The hotel also has an onsite health spa featuring a good sized whirlpool and sauna for the exclusive use of hotel guests. Well located for the upmarket areas and shopping of Knightsbridge and Kensington. A modern four star hotel offering value for money from a tried and tested brand.
Each guest room has a modern style and comes with LED mood lighting.
All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, independently controlled air conditioning, flat screen TV, hairdryer, HDMI multimedia panel, European sockets, safe, direct-dial telephone, free wireless internet access and tea & coffee-making facilities.
Deluxe and superior rooms come with upgraded amenities include complimentary mineral water, premium WiFi, bathrobes and slippers.
Iron and ironing board can be requested.
King Suites have a separate seating area and an extra television. They also have an iron and iron board, Jacuzzi bath tub and welcome basket. They also have the same benefits as the superior rooms.
Duplex Suites are split level with a staircase to the bedroom.
Room service is available.
Dining Options:100 Queen's Gate Bar & Lounge: Located on the ground floor. Has a full selection of wines, beers and spirits either as an aperitif or to complement your meal.
The Regency Restaurant: Also on the ground floor. Decorated with Italian marble, hand textured walls and making use of natural daylight. Offers an extensive a la carte menu comprising both international cuisine, vegetarian and traditional English dishes.
Open: 06.30 till 22.30 (Saturday from 07.00, Sunday 07.00 till 18.00).
Pavilion Terrace: A fusion of Italian marble, hand textured walls and natural daylight. Enjoy coffee or afternoon tea here or a light snack in the afternoon and evening.
The Doubletree London Kensington has a fully air-conditioned 24 hour accessible gymnasium along with private steam rooms. The Doubletree has a business centre and eight flexible meeting rooms for up to 100 guests.
The hotel is fully non-smoking. Hotel has lifts and a 24 hour reception.
Additional services include free printing, luggage storage, concierge desk, packed lunches, currency exchange, dry cleaning, laundry, wakeup service, newspapers and safety deposit boxes.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: South Kensington 0.2 miles (0.4 km), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.3 miles (6.9 km). The Doubletree London Kensington Hotel is situated in central London in an area known as South Kensington. Queens Gate itself is an upmarket residential area. All over London's major attractions are accessible from here and there is a good selection of shops, bars and cafes in the surrounding vicinity. Within half a mile is the Kings Road, Chelsea, which is one of the most popular shopping areas in London with a reputation for setting fashion trends. Hyde Park is only 3/4 of a mile with boating on sunny days and the Serpentine Gallery. Nearest attractions include Natural History and Science Museums (0.3 miles), Harrods Department Store (0.8 miles), National Army Museum (0.9 miles) Kensington Palace (0.9 miles), Westminster Cathedral (0.7 Miles) and Buckingham Palace (0.8 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 199
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainIf you would like to stick with the Doubletree chain your nearest options are:
Doubletree By Hilton Chelsea: is 1.3 miles (2.0 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 87% and rates start from about £93.
Doubletree Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel: is 1.4 miles (2.2 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 82% and base rates begin at about £125.
Doubletree By Hilton Victoria Hotel: 1.5 miles (2.5 km), rated at 80% and with rates from around £161.
Doubletree By Hilton Marble Arch: 1.8 miles (2.9 km), rated at 78% and with rates from around £152.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 77% 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) . Doubletree Hotels across the chain average 81% so this hotel is slightly below the guest rating for most Doubletree hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 675th from 866 London hotels, 13th of 13 Doubletree Hotels, and 286th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.2 miles, 0.4 km) would be the 4 star Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court, whose lowest rates start at about £96 and which has an 82% guest satisfaction rating. The Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court also offers: free WiFi.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the New Linden Hotel. 0.8 miles away (1.3 km), has been rated at 75% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £58 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer a tried and tested hotel close by judged by its guests ratings? We think the 4 Star Royal Park Hotel stands out in that regard. The Royal Park Hotel is only 0.1 miles (0.2 km) away. A highly rated hotel with a guest score of 90%.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (100 Queen's Gate, SW7 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.6 miles (0.9 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 8 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 31 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 11 three star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 4 star hotel is Fifty Four Boutique Hotel at 95%. Coming out as the top rated hotel is Egerton House Hotel (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £134 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the Montana Hotel (3 Star, 80%) up to £328 at Egerton House Hotel (5 Star, 99%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £227, Four Star average: £130 and Three Star average: £81.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Doubletree by Hilton London Kensington 46th of 50 and 28th for the 31 four star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 22nd of 50 (11th of 31 four star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 43rd of 47 for sheer value for money (Egerton House Hotel was top).
History: Was called The Regency Hotel until December 2015.
Bought by Crimson Hotels for in excess of £100 million pounds in October 2015. The purpose was to invest £10 million pounds to enable the hotel to rebrand as The Doubletree by Hilton London Kensington.
Until being bought out in 2015 the hotel was the largest independent hotel in London.