Hotel in Detail:Melia London Kensington is formed from a row of Victorian 5-storey town houses first built 1854. Now a modern boutique style hotel on the doorstep to central London and just 75 metres from Gloucester Road tube station which is on the same Piccadilly line as Heathrow Airport. Guests will be glad to know that the hotel is fully air-conditioned and WiFi can picked up throughout the hotel.
As standard all bedrooms come with individually controllable air-conditioning and the Melia Dream Beds. Amenities available to all guests include a safe to protect your valuables, flat screen television with digital channels and on demand movies, IDD phone, desk, tea and coffee making facilities, steam iron, ironing board and minbar (not in single rooms). Guests have wireless internet access in all bedrooms. Bathrooms have towel warmer, hairdryer, toiletries and mist free mirrors.
24 hour in-room dining.
Superior rooms bedding consist of triple sheeting and feather & down duvets.
Executive rooms come with an espresso coffee maker, bluetooth enabled high definition media hub, complimentary magazines & reading material, fluffy bathrobes, slippers & complimentary beverage.
Premier Suites feature a Rydges Dream king size bed, all the luxuries of the Executive rooms as well as featuring a separate lounge area with sofabed. They also have the same benefits as the executive bedrooms.
Stay in luxury in our Kensington Suite, featuring a separate lounge area, Rydges Dream king size bed (British Standard) & sofabed, along with all the inclusions of the Executive rooms. The suite features complimentary magazines and reading material, espresso coffee maker, bluetooth enabled high definition media hub, fluffy bathrobes, slippers & complimentary beverage from the hotel's restaurant or bar. High speed wired & wireless internet (at a fee) is available throughout.
SW7 offers you various breakfast options from coffee and croissants to a generous continental or English breakfast and a delicious a la carte menu with eggs made to order and brunch options.
An exclusive place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover a fascinating fusion of British and Mediterranean cuisine and an eclectic selection of signature cocktails inspired by William Morris artworks and created by the dedicated team of mixologists, ensuring an unforgettable experience every time.
Cuisine type: A fusion of Mediterranean and classical British cuisine
Open: everyday from morning till late.
Maximum capacity: 72 seated and 20 standing, WiFi available.
The Melia London Kensington Hotel also features a skylit lounge where guests can enjoy an espresso coffee, glass of champagne, light lunch or a traditional afternoon tea.
24 hour front desk and luggage storage facilities. Onsite site pool table. WiFi throughout.
There is a gymnasium which is free for hotel guests and there are also a range of meeting rooms.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Gloucester Road 140 yards (128 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.1 miles (6.6 km).
On the Western border of what is considered the heart of central London is the Melia London Kensington Hotel. Close to the junction with the Cromwell Road which is the A4 dual carriageway, the main route by road into and out of west London and giving direct access by road to Heathrow Airport and the M4 motorway. This is one of London's most exclusive districts and is close to major shopping areas along Kensington High Street, South Kensington (known as south Ken) and Knightsbridge (home to Harrods). Also close by is the Earls Court Exhibition centre. A short walk away from the hotel is the Natural History and Science museums and the Royal Albert and Victoria Museum (all grouped together). A little bit further on is the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace (former home of the Princess of Wales) and the massive open spaces of Hyde Park.
Bedroom Numbers: 81
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
This hotel has averaged a score of 4 out of 5 by 1690 past guests
>>>Booking.com (average customer rating 4.6 out of 5 from 65 reviews)
>>>Tripadvisor (ranked 486 of 1140 for Hotels in London and rated 4 out of 5 from 1625 reviews)
Parking:No parking available.
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
More hotels from this chainIf your first and only choice is for the Melia chain your options for the same brand nearby are:
Melia White House Hotel: is 2.6 miles (4.3 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 80% and rates start from about £161.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 80% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is equal to the average for its sector (star rating) .
Melia Hotels have an average guest rating of 80%. The Melia London Kensington with its rating of 80% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Melia hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 528th from 865 London hotels, 1st of 2 Melia Hotels, and 241st of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.1 miles, 0.1 km) would be the 4 star Strathmore Hotel, where rates start from £85 and which has a 74% guest satisfaction rating.
As the Melia London Kensington is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the 54 Queens Gate Hotel. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) away. Rates start from around £202 and is rated by guests at 92%. The 54 Queens Gate Hotel has: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the New Linden Hotel. 1.3 miles from here (2.1 km), achieving a rating of 74% by its past clients where rates start from approximately £62 (theres free WiFi too).
Something close by with a great client rating? We suggest the 5 Star Milestone Hotel and Apartments may well be of interest to you. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments is only 0.4 miles (0.7 km) away. The Milestone Hotel and Apartments has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (61 Gloucester Road, SW7 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 0.5 miles (0.7 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 10 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 29 four star hotels (average rating 81%), 10 three star hotels (average rating 75%) and 1 two star hotel (rated 67%). Top 4 star hotel is 54 Queens Gate Hotel at 92%. Coming out as the top rated hotel is Milestone Hotel and Apartments (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.
Of the nearest fifty one hotels we have base rates for 49 of them. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £135 per night. They range from a low of £49 at Montana Hotel (3 Star, 82%) and the Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) up to £378 at Baglioni Hotel (5 Star, 91%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £237, Four Star average: £118 and Three Star average: £80.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for Melia London Kensington 30th (joint) of 50 and 20th (joint) for the 29 four star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 21st of 49 (12th of 29 four star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 23rd of 42 for sheer value for money (Montana Hotel was top).
History:Became the Melia London Kensington in 2019.
Was called the Rydges Kensington Plaza till 2012 when the Plaza part of the name was dropped after refurbishment.
Originally built by William Blake, a brick layer. The main rooms for the families were located on the 1st floor where they had afternoon tea and painted in the high ceiling rooms with large windows. The stair cases were invariably of stone decorated with iron balusters. Service rooms were confined to the basement, accessed from the street by stone steps for housekeepers and butlers.