Hotel Rydges Kensington London Hotel 4 star
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61 GLOUCESTER ROAD London, United Kingdom -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Rydges Kensington London is a good compromise between standard hotels and hotels of the highest quality. It is an affordable place to stay in an upscale suburb of London without going bankrupt.

This hotel review is a translation from the French by the agency Traductéo.

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    Location 7.03 /10

    On Gloucester Road (get off at the underground station of the same name), it is a 15-minute walk from Kensington Gardens and Kensington shopping street. The theatre district is 10 minutes away from the underground station (direct access to Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line).

    Accommodation 8.45 /10

    All 88 rooms are organised as follows: 2 family rooms (for 4) and 12 executive rooms with air-conditioning. The rest of the rooms are standard accommodation, without air-conditioning. The double rooms, of 12m², are not very big, opt for the executive rooms, which stretch over an area of 15m². As for the view, the windows either give on to the buildings at the rear or onto the street (at your discretion, if you want to have a broader view). In terms of style, the rooms feature modern British design with geometric-patterned carpets, tapestry wallpaper with patches and mahogany-coloured furniture. Available amenities include: telephone, television, a minibar and tea / coffee-making facilities. The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub, a hair-dryer and a basket of skin care products.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    This hotel (built in 1979 and renovated in 2000) is located in the middle of a residential area of Kensington. Housed in an elegant, white 4-storey building, it is characterized by its simple but elegant lobby and its wood-panelled lounge area with beige and honey velvet sofas. Indeed, a priority has been given to relaxation in this area which is adjacent to the reception. You can also find two computers to surf the Internet (paid access).

    Food and drink 7.20 /10

    The breakfast buffet (hot and cold dishes) is served in a cosy room (wooden floor, mahogany tables and chairs). There is no service at noon, but in the evening the restaurant opens its doors to Spanish cuisine. Enjoy the tapas (one of the latest trends in London) or international specialities such as delicious dishes of salmon with a capers sauce, or hamburger, french fries and salad. The prices (about £12 a dish) are quite reasonable.

    To know

    The Polo Bar of the Rydges London offers a "happy hour" from 6 pm to 8 pm. A drink purchased entitles the holder to another drink for free.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, keep fit, Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The comfortable rooms.
    • The elegant decoration.

    disadvantages

    • Few family rooms.

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