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61 Gloucester Road, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW7 4PE, United Kingdom – Show map – Metro access
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room, Restaurant (à la carte), Restaurant (buffet), Snack bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Room service, Car hire, 24-hour front desk, Ticket service, Luggage storage, Concierge service, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Lift, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children or adults are charged GBP 30 per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 625 reviews
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Well-placed in exclusive South Kensington, this 4-star hotel is less than half a mile from London’s Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.
Score from 1958 reviews Good
The luxury boutique Exhibitionist Hotel is set opposite the Natural History Museum, in the heart of South Kensington.
Score from 114 reviews Fabulous
This 4-star luxury hotel features free Wi-Fi and offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms opposite Hyde Park and the beautiful Kensington Gardens.
Score from 842 reviews Very good
In stylish Kensington, this grand Victorian hotel offers fine dining and 4-star rooms with handmade rosewood furniture.
Score from 222 reviews Good
24 April 2015
Stay too short
21 April 2015
Staff were superb. A nice touch with a free upgrade on our first visit.
21 April 2015
I had a few issues with luggage and the staff were fantastic!!!
21 April 2015
We were immediately concerned when the route to the room was through a narrow corridor signed ‘toilets’! Initially we thought it was a mistake. But no, the route to the room was past the foyer toilets, with some interesting smells in the corridor! The bedroom felt like it was the dud of the hotel – it was on the ground floor, literally situated between the ground floor laundry on one side and the hotel bar on the other, with one window facing the outside stairs going in to the bar. So we had a disconcerting view of people standing only a few feet away outside the window. The room was hot so we immediately put the air conditioner on, only to get a humming and vibrating sound so loud and deeply resonating that you literally couldn’t be in the bathroom at the same time as the when air conditioner was on. The tv remote control was presented in a naff faux leather boxed holder. It was dirty. Really dirty. With disgusting stains on the inside. The double bed we requested was actually formed by 2 single beds together. This is common we know, but not what we requested. So we had the prospect of an annoying gap between mattresses in the middle of the bed. With it being at ground level the sound of road traffic was immediately noticeable. Putting all of this aside I had a shower. Only to find it didn't drain properly, with a 4 inch deep bath forming at my feet while I showered. Going to grab the hotel toiletries found that the body lotion was unsealed, and had already been used. This is all within the first ½ hour.
20 April 2015
Lack of ventilation or efficient extractor in bathroom meant that this room became overheated.
Convenient location, cleanliness and comfort of room, efficient, friendly service
19 April 2015
Clean and well fitted out Staff always smiling
17 April 2015
No body carry out bags, we are the one who responsible
15 April 2015
Wi-fi was too slow.
Localization, few meters from underground station. Very clean and comfortable. Very nice team at the reception.
14 April 2015
Next to tube station Nice and safe area I got a room upgrade upon arrival, without asking for it! Free wifi at room and lobby
14 April 2015
Friendly staff, good location, close to tube station,
12 April 2015
Nothing really, wardrobes a little small and not much drawer space
Good location for getting around London, nice comfortable hotel
11 April 2015
great location clean modern friendly
9 April 2015
The free wifi was very slow. The continental breakfast was average.
Location at 100m from the tube station. Friendly and helpful staff.
7 April 2015
Location, near tube and convenience store, felt like a safe area for our walk to and from the Albert Hall
7 April 2015
The sofas/seating in the lobby area are extremely uncomfortable. The layout of and lighting in my room were very poor. It was very difficult to log onto wifi in my room. No problem in lobby area.
Location was excellent. Staff helpful.
4 April 2015
The room was so little that I had to change it, paying an extra charge. The internet connection was very slow that it is almost non-useful. Two days after check-out, the Hotel charged 40 £ more on my credit card; to my objections, the director, Mr Rhys, replied me that the reception made an error at the check-out and they simply charged my credit card without taking care of advising me or sending me the updated invoice.
Just the location. Beside, the lady at the reception was kind in reserving the transfer to the airport.
3 April 2015
Not enough room to swing a cat
31 March 2015
Couldn't get a late check out which was disappointing as we were not travelling home until early evening
31 March 2015
WLAN a bit slow. Entry steps to hotel and heavy door with a step on the other side makes manoeuvering a suitcase into the reception a difficult task.
Almost perfect room -ok, no tea making facility.
30 March 2015
no plug socket next to bed in room 315
The bed was super comfy. The location for tube station, restaurant, museums and Royal Albert Hall. Staff very helpful
24 March 2015
Pillows were too hard Had trouble sleeping in the morning because of the noise
More confortable pillows Doors that close silently without the brake system More felexible restaurant meal hours
21 March 2015
Room was very small and dark. I was put in a back room on the ground floor which was supposedly a queen room.
Staff were friendly, great position and quiet considering how close it is to junction.
19 March 2015
- There was an annoying sound in my room which made it impossible to sleep. It just got away when removing the key card from the slot, and such switching off all electricity. - The reception desk does not provide any power adaptor for foreign electrical plugs, other than selling it for 10 pounds. - There was a false fire alarm in the middle of the night.
Staff was very friendly, location is pretty central.
17 March 2015
Nice rooms at a good price. Great location!
17 March 2015
Room was a bit small but was still good value for money
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