£95.84 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 8 May 2016 Check-out 9 May 2016

Rydges Kensington London

4 stars
View map of 61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, SW74PE

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
59 reviews
Excellent

Great hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Much better than I expected for the price and very... See full review

  • Robert B.
  • 12 Apr 2016
Excellent one night stay

The hotel exceeded expectations. I was expecting the room to be small but it was not as small as... See full review

  • Chloe L.
  • 9 Dec 2015

The Rydges Kensington London is an ideal location if you're visiting London for either business or tourism. It lies just a short distance away from such attractions as Hyde Park, Earls Court and the Natural History museum, and local transport links such as Gloucester Road tube station. This contemporary hotel offers the highest standards of luxury in the upmarket Kensington area of London. After a day of travelling or exploring the nearby culture, guests can relax with a drink from the on-site bar or the stylish Jam Cupboard Restaurant.

Rooms

When booking your room at the Rydges Kensington London, you can choose between standard rooms, executive rooms, a premier suite or a Kensington suite. The standard rooms provide comfortable beds, a desk, high-speed Internet, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a TV with Freeview, an en-suite bathroom with a power shower and heated towel rail, a hairdryer, toiletries, an iron and ironing board, air conditioning, and morning newspapers on request. The executive rooms at Rydges Kensington London offer the same luxury as the standard rooms along with bathrobes, slippers, a media hub, magazines and an espresso coffee machine. The premier suite offers the same amenities as the executive room with the added benefit of space as it spans over two rooms: a main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a living room with its own TV and a sofa bed. Booking into a premier suite also provides you with access to the hotel's gym. The Kensington suite has an imposing private entrance, and the main bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed.

Highlights
  • Well-equipped on-site gym
  • Convenient Kensington location
  • Polo Bar and Jam Cupboard Restaurant
  • Function hosting
Nearby attractions
  • Natural History Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • National Art Library (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Science Museum London (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Royal Albert Hall (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre (0.8 miles/1.3 km)
  • Harrods (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Buckingham Palace (2 mi/3.2 km)
Business

Rydges Kensington London offers a number of different meeting rooms. If you wish to organise a meeting or a conference, you can choose between the park room, the oak room, the elm room or the syndicate rooms. The largest of these is the park room, which can contain up to 120 people. The room is equipped with a projector screen, speakers, a microphone system, a TV and video conferencing capabilities. The oak room can accommodate up to 35 people and is also equipped with a projector screen, speakers and a microphone system. The elm room has a large TV, speakers, a microphone system and video conferencing facilities and is able to hold up to 90 people depending on its intended use. Syndicate rooms are scaled down in size, naturally lit and are ideal for smaller or more intimate meetings.

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Rydges Kensington London Rooms

Executive King
Bespoke rooms located on the higher floors of our Hotel. Indulge yourself in the executive features of these rooms including luxurious amenities, an espresso coffee maker, HD media hub, complimentary reading material, plush bathrobes and slippers. Free WI-FI and cable internet access. Our Executive King rooms feature a British king size bed(200x157cm) suitable for two people. If you've got extra baggage (luggage or children!) an additional bed can be rolled in to the room at a nominal fee.
Standard Queen or King
Competitively priced rooms located below ground level with natural light, a work desk, high definition 32 LCD flat screen TV offering freeview channels & over 100 on demand movies. A laptop sized safe, mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, steam iron & ironing board are included. The bathrooms boasts heated towel rails & heated mist free mirrors. Free WI-FI and cable internet access. This spacious room features a British queen sized bed (200x140cm) and is tailored towards the travellers who like to save on price and buy something nice. A oversized room at a bargain rate, plenty of space for you and your mate!
Standard Single Room
Compact room featuring a British sized single bed (200x85cm) including work desk with high definition LCD flat screen TV, freeview channels as well as over 100 on demand movies. A laptop sized safe, fully stocked mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, steam iron & access to the hotels Gymnasium are all included. Bathrooms boast heated towel rails & heated mist free mirrors. Free WI-FI and cable internet access. This room's ideal for the solo traveller with no baggage!
Executive One Bedroom Suite
A luxurious suite which offers you added privacy with both a separate Bedroom and Living Area. This stylish suite consists of all executive features including luxurious amenities, an espresso coffee maker, HD media hub, complimentary reading material, plush bathrobes and slippers. Free WI-FI and cable internet access in included. The suite has a British king size bed (200x157cm) & exclusive living room with a double sofabed, so if you need some relief from the rigours of travel (children, family or an indulgent purchase!) then close the door and worry no more!
Superior Twin
Comfortably sized twin rooms located on the ground floor only. These Twin rooms all comprise of two British sized single beds(200x85cm), ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, working desk, in-room safe, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, hair-dryer, large wardrobe and 32 LCD TV. Free WI-FI and cable internet access. Share with a friend and there's less to spend!
Superior Queen
Superior to our Standard Queen rooms, we're located ground floor and above with a work desk, high definition 32 LCD flat screen TV offering freeview channels & over 100 on demand movies. A laptop sized safe, mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, steam iron & ironing board are included. The bathrooms boasts heated towel rails & heated mist free mirrors. Free WI-FI and cable internet access. This room has a British queen sized bed (200x140cm) suitable for two, and if the suns out in London, you'll see it with your view.
The Chelsea Suite
A regal suite that offers you everything and more that a cultured traveller would expect. The Chelsea Suite encompasses all executive features including luxurious amenities, an espresso coffee maker, HD media hub, complimentary reading material, plush bathrobes and slippers. The suites main bedroom has a British Grand King size bed (200x183cm) and a spacious adjoining ensuite with separate bath and shower. This suite also contains a relaxing living area with a double sofabed and an additional flat screen TV. Free WI-FI and cable internet access. Our Chelsea Suite is perfectly styled accommodation for the discerning traveller who is accustomed to indulgence.
The Kensington Suite
This palatial suite has the most stately private entrance in the hotel. This is complemented by the modernistic style of the main bedroom with its British Grand King size bed (200x183cm) and spacious ensuite with separate bath and shower. Our finest suite encompasses all executive features including luxurious amenities, an espresso coffee maker, HD media hub, complimentary reading material, plush bathrobes and slippers. The serene living area has a double sofabed and an additional flat screen TV. Free WI-FI and cable internet access. The Kensington Suite is no doubt our finest residence for the astute traveller who favours opulence during their stay.

Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free Wi-Fi in Room

Nearby points of interest

  • Gloucester Road: 0 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.1 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.4 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.5 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.1 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.4 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.5 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.5 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.5 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.8 mi
  • King's Road: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.8 mi
  • Harrods: 0.9 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.9 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.1 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.1 mi
  • Sloane Square: 1.1 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.2 mi
  • Queensway: 1.2 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.4 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.4 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.5 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.5 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.6 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.6 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.6 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.7 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.8 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 1.8 mi
  • Green Park: 1.8 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1.8 mi
  • Selfridges: 1.8 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.8 mi

Dining

The Jam Cupboard Restaurant
Stylish and laid back with a fabulous New York-style central bar thats perfect for an early-evening cocktail, the stunningly-designed Jam Cupboard is one of the newest restaurants in Kensington and is an ideal venue for a relaxed lunch or supper. The Jam Cupboards exclusive private dining table seats up to 10 guests and adjoins the main dining room. Its the perfect place for a celebratory meal or special event.
Polo Bar
Enjoy a cocktail in front of our open fire at one of the most popular Kensington pubs. Delight in a sustaining snack, or watch the latest sporting action on the big screen TV at the Polo Bar. The Polo Bar Kensington is a classic English pub lounge with room for sitting at the well-stocked bar and tables clustered around the fireplace. We show all the top matches on the bars big screen TV. Its the ideal way to escape and follow the action when staying at our Kensington hotel. When youre feeling peckish, choose a snack or a light meal from our menu or something delicious to drink from our drinks menu.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
"Our uniquely designed meeting rooms, fully equipped with the latest multimedia technology, are your perfect meeting place at the heart of Kensington and Chelsea" The Park Room has been impressively interiorly designed to reflect the surrounding tree-lined streets and royal parks. It combines historic character, wood panelling, fireplaces and architectural flourishes with high class modern twist. All of our rooms are filled with natural daylight from stunning original glass skylights and spacious enough to accommodate any of your events from One-to-One meetings to cocktail receptions of up to 120 people. Facilities includes: 92" motorised, retractable projection screen Projector with touch panel control system Concealed speakers Wireless microphone system (lapel or handheld) 55" flatscreen TV video conferencing Lighting and audio visual touch control

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

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.

Ratings and reviews for Rydges Kensington London

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Robert B.
Friends
N/A
12 Apr 2016

Excellent

Great hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Much better than I expected for the price and very convenient location. Many thanks for a pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jon.
Couples
N/A
28 Dec 2015

Holiday stay due to Royal Albert Hall Visit

Booked online having read all reviews. It was an ok hotel in a good location. We paid extra for breakfast, was very disappointed having to pay extra for a de caff coffee! Great location for the Royal Albert Hall which was the reason for our stay. Returning to the hotel at 11pm we thought we would have a night cap but the bar was closed. Probably wouldn't use again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Chloe L.
Couples
N/A
9 Dec 2015

Excellent one night stay

The hotel exceeded expectations. I was expecting the room to be small but it was not as small as expected. The room was smart, clean and modern. The bathroom was gorgeous with excellent shower. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DMOORE46
Couples
N/A
4 Nov 2015

More than what you pay for

Excellent location, in walking distance to the museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and the Tube. The service was wonderful, everyone was polite and accommodating. The internet was the only downside no good connection. But we were there to relax and not work.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
William D.
Friends
N/A
29 Sep 2015

Great Neighborhood

Hotel needs to vacuum rooms. 3.5 or 4 stars is more realistic.

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

Friends

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gustavo M.
Single
N/A
28 Aug 2015

Bucket List Vacation

I wasn't too sure about the hotel because it was priced good but after arriving there I was amazed. It was in a great location near the the Tube and Bus stop. The staff was simply.....AMAZING. I could not have wanted for more. I have told my friends when they go to London, they must stay at Rydges Hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mary Ann C.
Family
N/A
29 Jul 2015

LONDON 2015

The Rydges Hotel was a wonderful hotel to stay in during our recent family vacation to London. We liked that the hotel was a small intimate hotel. We were in walking distance to Kensington Estate. The Gloucester underground was less than a block away. Starbucks and restaurants were all around us along with currency exchanges. The staff was warm and friendly and very accommodating. It was a joy to return from the hustle bustle of the busy London city to return to our home away from home at the Rydges.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Terri S.
Single
Washington
22 Jul 2015

Nice hotel

Rydges Kensington was a quick walk to the tube, which certainly helped me because I was in and out of my hotel everyday visiting different places. My room was pretty small, but I did not mind. I was barely there at my hotel and I am of average size anyway. I liked that a room was ready for me as I had arrived early that day before check-in. I got in around 9am. Obviously, this will not be the case for everyone. However, this allowed me to get an early day on the sights in London. The staff was friendly and helpful. The wireless was free. My only suggestion would be for the hotel to get an ice machine. I hated having to bother everyone with requests for ice everyday. I would prefer to be able to get it myself. Otherwise, the location was convenient. There were cheap food options close by: grocery stores, fast food locations. I would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sally B.
Family
N/A
25 Jun 2015

Wow trip

the hotel was wonderful! would definitely stay there again. The location was right across from the tube stop.the staff was very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Rydges Kensington London

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Adam
Couples
Moorhead
29 May 2015

Awesome hotel, Awesome location.

Hotel was perfect if you're looking to stay in London. It is right next to the underground (subway) and the staff was amazing. Will definitely stay there again when I go back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

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