£108.00 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 24 Aug 2014 Check-out 25 Aug 2014

Hilton London Kensington

4 stars
179-199 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UL
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
42 reviews
London stay at the Hilton Kensington

Our stay was very comfortable. The staff was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The location... See full review

  • Azdrm
  • 17 Aug 2014
english course getaway

Everything great, except that they tried for the 2nd time to charge for the stay, which has... See full review

  • natha
  • 16 Mar 2014

The Hilton London Kensington Hotel offers services and amenities for both the business and leisure traveller within an easy walk of the Westfield London Shopping Centre. Guests can enjoy European cuisine, work out in the fitness centre, and then take a stroll around the green spaces of Holland Park. This four star property is near several transportation options including Shepherds Bush tube and train station.

Highlights
  • Excellent transportation links to central London
  • Secure and covered on-site parking (fees apply)
  • On-site breakfast buffet
Rooms

At this Hilton Hotel in Kensington the guestrooms and suites feature amenities such as high-speed Internet access, work desk, and some rooms have an LCD flat panel TV. There are also magazines, daily newspaper, and a mini bar in each room. Rooms are air conditioned in the summer and the en suite bathroom has a shower cubicle, Crabtree & Evelyn bath products, and a choice of bedding configurations. The Hilton has 24 hour room service available.

Features

With great links to central London, guests at this London Hilton Hotel can enjoy the WestEleven Restaurant or the AmPm Lounge Bar. There is a fitness centre with weight training equipment and cardio options. There is also a sauna, an executive lounge, and meeting facilities that can accommodate almost 400. There is also an ATM, concierge, gift shop, tour activity desk, and newsstand. Bicycle rentals are a common way to discover this area of London and the hotel staff can help with rentals.

Transportation
  • Shepherds Bush train station (0.2 miles)
  • Shepherds Bush tube station (0.3 miles)
  • Holland Park tube station (0.4 miles)
  • Heathrow Airport (12.6 miles)
  • Gatwick Airport (29.7 miles)
Attractions
  
  • Westfield London Shopping Centre (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Notting Hill (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business
  • Business centre
  • Audio/visual equipment rental
  • Video conferencing available
  • High-speed Internet (fees apply)
  • 14 meeting rooms accommodating up to 370 guests

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

51.5051 -0.2132
Nearby airports
Heathrow Airport, (LHR), 15.00, MI, N; Gatwick Airport, (LGW), 30.00, MI, N; Stansted, (STN), 45.00, MI, W;

Nearby points of interest

  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 0.9 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 1 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1 mi
  • O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: 1 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Market: 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Road: 1.1 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1.1 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Queensway: 1.2 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1.3 mi
  • Shepherds Bush: 1.4 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.4 mi
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 0.9 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 1 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1 mi
  • O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: 1 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Market: 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Road: 1.1 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1.1 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Queensway: 1.2 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1.3 mi
  • Shepherds Bush: 1.4 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.4 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 1.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 1.5 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.6 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 1.6 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 1.6 mi
  • Imperial College London: 1.7 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.8 mi
  • Science Museum London: 1.8 mi
  • National Art Library: 1.9 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.9 mi
  • Maida Vale: 1.9 mi
  • Showroom Gallery: 2.2 mi
  • Harrods: 2.2 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 2.2 mi
  • City of Westminster: 2.2 mi
  • King's Road: 2.3 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 2.3 mi
  • Hyde Park: 2.3 mi
  • Kilburn: 2.3 mi
  • Chiswick: 2.4 mi
  • Lords Cricket Ground: 2.4 mi
  • Marble Arch: 2.4 mi
  • Chelsea: 2.4 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 2.5 mi
  • Couper Collection: 2.5 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 2.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Hilton London Kensington

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Azdrm
Scottsdale, AZ
17 Aug 2014

London stay at the Hilton Kensington

Our stay was very comfortable. The staff was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The location was very good for us and near where our daughter was staying for the summer. The price was very reasonable for the amenities available. All-in-all, I would recommend this hotel for the Kensington area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Inquire about where you want to go and decide on transportation method before you leave the hotel. London is a big place and the maps are somewhat deceptive as to distance. Walking can be long and painful if you misjudge the distance.

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
natha
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
16 Mar 2014

english course getaway

Everything great, except that they tried for the 2nd time to charge for the stay, which has entirely been paid upon reservation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderlust Mel
New York
22 Jan 2014

Safe, Clean, Quiet Neighborhood

I spent 4 nights at the London Kensington Hotel with my boyfriend on vacation. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The concierge was extremely knowledgeable and the bellhop wouldn't even let us carry our bags out of the taxi we arrived in. Staff at the front desk, bar, and restaurant were extremely nice too. The room itself was bigger than we imagined. Europe hotels are known to Americans as small and this was average in size - about the same as what you'd expect in NYC. The chambermaid kept it clean and replaced towels and sheets every day. The hotel is conveniently located in between 2 tube stops on the Central line. However, they are far out towards the end of zone 2. Not in a convenient place to walk and see anything, but a quick ride to the nearest attraction. With an underground day pass, you're good to see anything and will be able to get around London quick. Definitely would stay here again and would recommend to anyone traveling to London. It is affordable compared to other hotels. However, as a chain, it lacks the London "charm" one might be looking for, but we were willing to sacrifice that for good service, safe neighborhood, and convenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ngrummel16
Paragould, Arkansas
11 Jan 2014

First time in London

It was my mother's and I first time in London. I choose this hotel because of the name Hilton. I knew I couldn't go wrong and I didn't. We stayed 7 nights. It's a great location. Only several blocks away from the underground tube. Also, if you want to do a sight seeing bus tour, the bus stops right in front of the hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly. They answered my questions about how to get around the city. Also helped me with booking any sight seeing trips. They have computer stations that are free to use. Overall, I love the location. I felt safe to walk around even at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

If you don't have a lot of time I would suggest taking the tube to get around the city. Its quick and easy. You'll save time rather than riding the bus. If you are wanting to do the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Tour and the staff tell you its booked. You can go to a souvenir shop that is directly in front of the British Museum. They sell tickets there. That is where I bought mine on a last minute situation.

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ataa family fun
Australia
1 Jan 2014

Very very happy.

I was very pleased with the staff. They were very very helpfully. The room that I was in was a bit of a disappointment because it looked onto the back of the hotel which was just pipes. So our window curtains were always closed. It would be nice to describe to customers in future the position of the room so they can expect it. Appart from the view everything else was perfect and I would happily stay there again if I'm in london. Location was excellent. Concierge desk was very informative and helpful . Tours were excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Bus tours are excellent.

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daved142
Dallas TX
8 May 2012

3 Nights on end of 14 day trip

Most enjoyable, nice friendly staff and help from all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

THe Mitre Restaurant and Pub had great fried fish dinner

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pfamily
New York
20 Apr 2012

Kensington's the place to be!

The area was great and housekeeping was excellent. Tour services were available and at good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
1973Saz
Business
Wales, UK
16 Feb 2012

Rooms fine/Food very poor

I was offered the 3 course dinner for £19 and what a poor choice! Starter of Beetroot and cheese was ok, pasta main was awful (overcooked mush) the waiter did offer something else but I didnt feel like it... Toffee pudding was fine, but poor vale for £19 (plus £7 for a glass of house white...) - better dinner options at Holland Park or even Westfield! Room was very loud and parking is v expensive at £32 per night...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

westfield -

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
25 Jul 2011

Enjoyed our stay at the Hilton

Enjoyed our stay at the Hilton Kensington. Excellent location! Breakfast buffet had good variety of spread and choices. Hotel was about 2-3mins. walk to Shepherd's Bush station, beside the shopping mall that offered free wi-fi :) Bus stop right outside the hotel. Concierge staff were very helpful in booking our tours (morning pick-up at the hotel offered by tour operators). Would definitely stay again at this hotel and recommend to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tampa Florida USA
13 May 2011

Very good

The hotel was very clean and new. The room had everything you need all in good condition, coffee, tea, hot pot, large flat screen TV. The breakfast was a large English breakfast all you can eat, very good. The location is good. We had 2 nights and one day. We got the hop on hop off bus at the hotel at 8:15am, did the compleat tour then went again got off at the London Eye. Then did a cruise on the Thames, that came with the bus trip. The price of the hotel with breakfast was great. Free internet to print airport boarding pass would be helpful. The staff would not do it. J.R. Tampa Florida USA

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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