Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.

Wrights Lane,KensingtonLondonW8 5SPUnited Kingdom
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About Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.

Nestled into a quiet corner of popular district Kensington, the Kensington Close Hotel has recently been refurbished and aims to offer guests plenty of creature comforts.

With five variations of guest rooms, from the Standard Room to the interconnecting Family Room and Executive offerings in between, the Kensington Close Hotel is available to multiple budgets, with flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi connection and daily housekeeping.

The Health Club & Spa offers a wide range of health and rejuvenation treatments for both guests and non-guests (prices vary). With a swimming pool, gym, spa treatments, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

The Boulevard serves up modern European cuisine open for buffet breakfast, and a la carte lunch and dinner. For lighter meals try the Lounge Bar accompanied by an extensive cocktail list and afternoon tea packages.

Situated just a short stroll from Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall and the popular Kensington High Street.


Wrights Lane,Kensington, London, W8 5SP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(20)73684023 | Fax: +44(20)73684052 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Perfect Location

With its positioning in relation to Kensington High Street’s shopping, museums and live music venues plus a close Tube stop, The Kensington Close scores highly as a vantage point to see London’s day- and nightlife.

Helping Hands

A hotel is only as good as its hospitality and The Kensington Close can boast helpful and friendly staff who have left lasting impressions on past hotel guests.

Great Place for a Break

Whether an out-of-towner or local looking to relax, with its Health Club and Spa and aforementioned proximity to city venues, makes The Kensington Close an easy place to unwind.

Creature Comforts

The hotel is both modern and comfortable, again contributing to an air of relaxation Similarly many guests found the beds a comfy sleep.

Negative Reviews


While there are great attributes with The Kensington Close, some former guests have left feeling The Kensington Close was too expensive for the general experience provided.

Too Small

While its proximity to some of London’s best sites encourages you to get out of the hotel room, many of the hotel’s guests felt the rooms were too small to stay in, or poorly laid out.

Wi-Fi Not Included

A small gesture made free at many other hotels regardless of room, Wi-Fi was not included in the price of Standard Rooms at The Kensington Close An additional fee is charged per device.

Smelly Rooms

While the hotel has recently undergone a make-over and can boast a contemporary look, multiple complaints suggests the rooms were poorly cleaned, left both dirty and smelly on entry.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 2421 reviews across the web
7.3 /10
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    7.2 /10
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    6.8 /10
7.3 out of 10 based on 2421 reviews