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Hotel

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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 79%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Service
9
Cleanliness
9
Based on 1818 reviews

Smart hotel ideally located for Kensington’s museums

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At a glance

Wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi
Lift
Air-conditioned
Spa
Gym

In the heart of South Kensington and Knightsbridge, not far from Harrods, this attractive hotel has elegant Edwardian architecture and sits opposite the V&A. All of the elegantly designed rooms include a complimentary Handy smartphone for guests to use during their stay – this includes free calls to selected countries, unlimited 3G data, Google Maps, tube and travel updates and much more. Guests can enjoy fine dining in the sophisticated Palette restaurant, or relax with a drink in the glamorous 1606 lounge bar. All overnight guests receive a free full English breakfast, and enjoy reduced-rate access to Aquilla Health and Fitness, a private health club adjacent to the hotel.

Rooms

  • En-suite rooms: 194
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £179
  • Double room, minimum price: £189

Opening times

  • Open all year

Facilities

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Lift available

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities

Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Spa

Conference

  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 225
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 200
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 84
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 80

Weddings

  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 200

Getting here

M4 onto A4 Cromwell Road into central London. Hotel opposite Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Nearest airport

Heathrow

Nearest train station

South Kensington
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