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By a verified traveller on Sat 27 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in London awaits you at Rydges Kensington London. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Natural History Museum and Imperial College London. Highlights at this Victorian hotel include a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference centre.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with digital channels, and all 81 rooms feature free WiFi, safes, and hairdryers. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, The Jam Cupboard, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and a 24-hour business centre. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-minute walk of this 4.5-star Kensington hotel include Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens.

Superior Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£87 per night

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Studio, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Basement Level)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Rydges Kensington London ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jan 2018

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4 out of 5

Conveniently near a tube station

Pros: Good coffee, nice continental breakfast.
Cons: The lift needs an overhaul, being slow and a bit wobbly.
Location: It's 150 metres to Gloucester Road tube station. There are breakfast bars and a couple of friendly pubs nearby, not to mention London's top museums.
Reception staff friendly and helpful, assisted setting up my wifi account without making me feel like a bozo, let me into the breakfast room ten minutes early. Bed firm and comfortable if a tad short. Big bathroom, spotless, hot water comes quickly. I suggest that a small tube of toothpaste is added to the selection of freebie unguents since that is also forbidden in airline luggage. This was my second visit and I would definitely return a third time.

Posted by , from Järvenpää Finland on 2 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location!

The hotel is in a great location, less than a 2 minute walk to Gloucester Road underground station. Only took about 20 minutes to get from kings cross. We were staying here due to attending a six nations rugby match and the tube station took us straight to Richmond which was ideal. It's also in walking distance from attractions such as harrods, Hyde park, national history museum. Or if you don't fancy walking they're only 1 or 2 tube stops away. The high street has lots of restaurants on it too. Hotel staff were friendly, we were given drinks vouchers as we mentioned it was my boyfriends birthday (the reason for our stay). Hotel room was quite warm but we soon learnt to leave the window open when we went out to cool it down. Bed was comfy and the room was clean. Only issue was the plumbing - you could hear the water running down the pipes from the above rooms which was pretty loud so when people were using the sinks/toilets later at night it woke us up but apart from that it was a great hotel! Would definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from Darlington on 2 Mar 2017

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5 out of 5


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.

Posted by on 12 Apr 2016

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3 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 28 Dec 2015

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5 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 9 Dec 2015

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4 out of 5


Not particularly welcoming reception staff, but able to check-in early without difficulty. Tiny rooms (my colleague could touch opposite walls simultanously) but well-appointed: comfortable bed, good linen, toiletries and Fairtrade tea & (filter) coffee. Short hairdryer cord didn't allow me to look in the mirror whilst drying my hair & no light over the desk. Very courteous & pleasant breakfast staff. Excellent breakfast.

Posted by on 12 Mar 2012

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2 out of 5

Renovation needed!

Vacation, shopping etc. The rooms were appalling. Smell from old carpets etc. Other facilities were OK.

Posted by on 29 Nov 2010

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4 out of 5

Great hotel and location in London

We went to London for a short holiday, so looked for good and convenient location for hotel. I know Rydges Hotel chain from my stay in Brisbane, so very happy that Kensington Rydges Hotel has the same quality in service and friendliness of staff. Did not take breakfasts at hotel because we found too expensive, compared to outside offers of Garfunkels and La Patisserie nearby. The hotel should look into offering affordable breakfast. This trip has been a great one compared to the one I had made in Oct.2010 when I landed into an awful hotel in Paddington area. Will definitely come back and choose Kensington area as base when visiting London in the future.

Posted by on 19 Aug 2010

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4 out of 5

Sehr kleines überteues Zimmer Nähe Metro

An einer lauten Strasse ein kleines Zimmer. Solange man unterwegs ist: ok

Posted by on 16 Oct 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business centre. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1076 square feet (100 square metres) and includes conference centres. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Rydges Kensington London. A round-trip airport shuttle (available on request) is available for a fee. This 4.5-star London hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 81 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 1076 sq ft of conference space
  • 100 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1789
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (22.8 km / 14.2 mi)
  • Train station: London Kensington Olympia Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Gloucester Road Underground Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Rydges Kensington London offers 81 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Electric kettle
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Jam Cupboard – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available upon request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 30 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP50.00 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP15 and GBP20 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP65 per vehicle (return)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP30 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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