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Rydges Kensington London

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Portsmouth, England
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here last night for our wedding anniversary treat to London. Had a King room which was lovely. Quite small but had everything we needed. Very comfy king size bed, coffee machine, fridge, robes and slippers and a really lovely bathroom with a huge powerful shower. Nice choice of mini toiletries too. Had a bottle of...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear BeckyMillar, Thank you for the review, and the kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, especially over such a special celebration! We have passed on your lovely feedback to Krystal who helped you with the luggage and heating. We certainly are lucky to have such an amazing team of staff at Rydges. We very...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My adult daughter and I stayed for six nights at Rydges Kensington during our visit to London from 28 December 2015 to 2 January 2016. We arrived early in the morning after the long flight from Sydney and were most impressed to be given the option to check into a room on a lower floor immediately or wait for our...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear CWSydney2012, A very big thank you from the entire team here at Rydges, especially Laura, for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It is always so lovely to see that we did a great job as we pride ourselves on ensuring each and every guest feels at home and well looked after during their stay. We...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I was here for a week on business. This is a great location and very central, good places to eat nearby. I was in one of the bigger rooms (King superior?) and it was fine in terms of size and was nice room. I suspect a standard room would be pretty small, but can't say for sure. There is some...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear KK_M_11, Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to see that overall you had a comfortable stay with us, and thank you for the advice for other travellers in regards to the noise. We are always happy to take requests and do our best to honour them for any guests who may be a light sleeper,...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The fact that you can get the tube from Heathrow and be at this hotel in about 35 minutes total traveling time - no fuss - is a real selling point. Being situated about 80m from Gloucester Rd station means easy access to everywhere in London. Quite a nice London streetscape with a few restaurants and a pub close by...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Karen, Thank you very much for your lovely review and taking the time to leave one. We are pleased you had a great time here with us overall and couldn't fault the Hotel. We certainly are in a very fortunate location, so it is great to see you made the most of it. We do hope to be able...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The perfect place for a visit to London. We used this place as a base for trips to Liverpool, Manchester, even Paris and Vienna. Literally 100metres from Gloucester Road Station on the Piccadilly Line and a pleasant 10 minute walk to the Kensington High Street buses this hotel is perfectly located in a great part of London just outside the...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased you had a great time here with us in Kensington and that you felt right at home. We are very lucky to have such a great team of staff here, and it is lovely to see that they were helpful in making your stay that little bit...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I recently stayed here for a business trip, on websites this hotel looks amazing but dont be fooled. We only booked a standard room as we didnt intend on spending too much time in the room, on arrival we noticed a horrible smell downstairs it didnt go away the whole time we were there. The bed could literally fold into...

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JoannaCarruthers, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Sam T, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve on. We do have a wide selection of rooms available in our Hotel, so would recommend for any future stays to book a Superior Queen or...

Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here to go to the Royal Albert Hall, and it was the perfect location, only 10-15 mins walk away. It's also close to the tube and there's a cheap(ish) QPark across Hyde park at Queensway. The hotel was in good condition, with a cosy late bar, airy reception, helpful staff. Our room was upgraded and though it was...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear TemporaryNoble, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased you had a great time and enjoyed our convenient location. We certainly are lucky to be so close to so much. We appreciate the kind words in regards to the Hotel and staff. We do hope to welcome you back to Rydges in the future. Kind regards,...

melbourne
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I was a guest on a business trip at this hotel for a single night recently. As a regular visitor to Kensington and cognizant of the potential for disrupted sleep from traffic in Gloucester Road, I requested, many weeks in advance, a queen room facing the rear of the hotel and on an upper floor. Disappointingly, this was not honoured...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Damon1, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2016

lovely hotel close to metro. polite and friendly staff, room was clean and comfortable. easy to assess to everywhere, great services. Polo bar is a bonus (foods will be 50% off every Tue from 8-9pm) great value and taste good! Thanks

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Joycepyl, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased you had a great time here with us in Kensington and enjoyed the Polo Bar. The staff all appreciate your kind words in regards to service, as they pride themselves on great customer service. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards,...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Booked a room on Hotwire and wound up with one which was described as suitable for people without luggage! They weren't kidding. That said, the staff was very helpful and I upgraded to a lower floor, a/k/a basement for a more regularly sized room for just 5GBPs a night - deal. While in the basement, it actually had light and...

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JoannaCRydges, General Manager at Rydges Kensington London, responded to this review

Dear Hilary_479, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, and such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your overall stay, and made the most of our wonderful location. We do hope that you will consider us again for any future stays, as we would love to welcome you back. Kind regards, Joanna Carruthers,...

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges Kensington London is a four star deluxe design inspired boutique hotel which has been fully refurbished in 2011. Facilities include wired and wireless internet, fitness suite, Restaurant & Wine Bar, Lounge Bar, 24 hour room service etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Kensington London

Address: 61 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4PE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range: $223 - $471 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Kensington London 4.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
Rydges Kensington London Hotel London
Rydges Kensington Plaza London
Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
Hotel London Rydges
Rydges London
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#250 Luxury Hotel in London
#257 Business Hotel in London
#326 Family Hotel in London
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“no noise on the first floor”
bezken, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“High floor with king size bed”
davidsH9425QY, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Either get an upgrade for a larger room or don't stay”
545JohnS545, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“I'd avoid the basement rooms”
823christians, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We were on the 2nd floor. It was quiet in our room. We faced the back and didn't have a view as such.”
Reba25, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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