Rydges Kensington London

Address: 61 Gloucester Road, London, England, SW7 4PE, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
 
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Queen's Gate area of London, is near Natural History Museum, Harrods Cigar Department, Seven Dials, and Baden-Powell House.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Rydges Kensington London

      Great location

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      We stayed here in early October and really enjoyed it.The hotel is very nicely decorated and the rooms spotless.We really enjoyed the breakfasts and the upgrade to full english breakfast was only a few pounds,well worth it.The little bar in the hotel is very english,and happy hour was enjoyable.The location is the best,beautiful surrounding streets,cheap restaurants,the italian just up the road is a must.The tube is about 100m down the road very handy,and the hop on hop off London explorer stops at the front door.Being our first overseas trip,this was a great place to stay,very convenient to all transport,yet beautiful parks close by.London hotels dont have laundries,but a good laundromat is a quick walk up the road and alot cheaper than sending your clothes out.I would definately stay here again,with airport shuttle available.tours available through reception,and decent staff, its a complete package.

      Impressive

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      We stayed at the Ridges Kensington for 4 nights as part of our recent honeymoon. The staff were always friendly and willing to help. What impressed us most was our travel agent booked us into a twin share room when we wanted a double. This was of no fault of the hotel, however they apologised on their behalf and upgraded us to an executive suite.

      The breakfast included was very good, with good variety.

      It is good to see that good old fashioned customer service still exists. We would highly recommend this hotel .

      Good value if you get a good price

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      Nice lounge and dining areas - the ensuite single room was comfortable but on the small size. No air con though in the room I was staying in.

      A decent buffet breakfast was included in the price, which is uncommon in central London, so that's a plus. Two minutes walk away from Gloucester Road tube with its frequent service to Heathrow, this is a really good option for your first or last night in London.

      Not perhaps good value if you pay the rack rate (130 for a single when I stayed), but rooms with discounts of up to a half are usually available on websites. The cheaper the price, the better the value! I'll definitely return - if I can get a good price.

      Great value stay

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      We stayed 5 nights from 24/12/04 - 29/12/04 and found the stay comfortable and pleasant. Whilst the hotel is not a luxurious stay, it is definitely good value for money. We enjoyed the bar and lounge area (with internet acces) in the lobby. One downer, and s is the case with most UK accommodation, no laundry facilities... We returned for one night on 14/01/05. Great location, walk to Harrods, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and the tube. Would stay again.

      Great location and very comfortable room

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      I have paid twice as much at other hotels in London for similar facilities. The hotel is within 15 minutes walk to Harrods, the natural history museum and many other tourist attractions. I'm sorry that I was only staying one night, but will use it for longer on my next trip to London.

      Wonderful!

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      The Rydges Kensington was found to be a home away from home recently. Having had to postpone a recent trip due to a medical problem, the staff and executives of this hotel were more than accommodating during our recent stay. The pub was friendly, the restaurant excellent and the hotel was warm and friendly. Close to everything within walking distance and across from the Gloucester Road tube, we look forward to a return visit.

      Definetly Return

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      Coming from Australia it was great to be greeted by some of the Aussie staff members at this Aussie owned hotel. We stayed for 4 nights just before Christmas 2004. All the staff were polite and very helpful. The hotel is very well located and within walking distance of Hyde Park, Kensington High Road, Museums, and even Harrods, Oxford street and Central London if you are feeling energetic as we were. There are plenty of great restuarants in the street and the underground station is a short walk away.

      As with most London Hotels the rooms are on the small side. Our family consisting of two adults and three children were given two rooms in the basement level which were a little claustrophobic and noisy ( from the bar above we think) and overall the rooms and bathrooms were very clean.

      The buffet breakfast was adequate and well stocked.

      Would definetly stay there again as it is good value for money but would insist on rooms above ground level!!

      Great price great staff

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      We stayed 5 nights in a double room at Rydges Kensington and found it great value for our money. The staff are helpful and friendly, it is in a nice area close to everything and the rooms are neat and clean. There was a good selection of many foods at breakfast buffet, if you prefer eggs and bacon it is only a couple of pounds extra. We would stay there again with no hesitation.

      Good Hotel, Great Location

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      We stayed at the Rydes for 3 nights in September, 2004 and found the hotel to be very good. Our room while small was adequate for our needs; it was also clean, pleasant and had consistent hot water.

      Staff were helpful and friendly; good breakfast. Hotel is in an excellent location for sightseeing, near the Science and Natural History Museums.

      Tube stop across road. There are a number of restaurants, supermarket and pharmacy etc, in the immediate vicinity.

      We would not hesitate to stay there again.

      This is a walk out!

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      I booked a single room at this hotel. I was amazed when I opened the door to the "room". The room, if you call it a room, is merely a corridor with a door. It consists of three sections - a hall way leading to the "living area", a bathroom about 2sqm in size (say 2x1m) and a "living area" with a small single bed. The "living area" is about 4sqm in size (say 2x2m). There is hardly anyroom to turn around to place my small carrying bag into the closet. The closet itself has taken up nearly a quarter of the 4sqm "living area". 5 minutes later I was at the reception again to check out.I went to the hotel next door, which shares the same building as the Rydges, and got roomy single room with a huge bathroom (with bath) for a very reasonable rate.The normal/rack rate for a single room at the Rydges is GBP$130. The hotel advertises the single room over the internet for around GBP$75.

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