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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 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 1619 reviews

Smart hotel ideally located for Kensington’s museums

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At a glance

Wheelchair accessible

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 feature flat-screen TV, work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and a mini bar. Bedrooms also include a free Handy smartphone for guests to use during their stay, which includes free calls to selected countries, unlimited 3G data, Google Maps, tube and travel updates and much more. Enjoy fine dining in the sophisticated Palette restaurant, or relax with a drink in the glamorous 1606 lounge bar. All staying guests have a free full English breakfast, and enjoy reduced-rate access to Aquilla Health and Fitness, a private health club adjacent to the hotel. This area is a great choice for those interested in museums, parks and culture.


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

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £159
  • Double room, minimum price: £179

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Lift available


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


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


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Spa


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate: 230
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 200
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 84
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 80


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

Getting here

M4 onto A4 Cromwell Rd into central London. Hotel opposite Victoria & Albert Museum

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Nearest airport

London Heathrow

Nearest train station

South Kensington
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