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Historic London hotel near Natural History Museum

In Kensington

Occupying a row of sumptuous Victorian townhouses in Kensington, this London hotel offers an enviable location 2 blocks from the Natural History Museum and 3 blocks from the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Hotel gym

This property's stately façade opens to a French-inspired interior with an open fire; guests can utilize the 24-hour gym, and complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Refrigerator in room

The 215 guestrooms are traditionally appointed with gleaming wood furnishings and pinstriped walls; Italian marble bathrooms include heated towel racks; rooms include refrigerators, flat-screen televisions, premium bedding, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This London hotel's French-inspired lobby features original oil paintings, fresco ceilings, Napoleon statues, leather furniture, an open fireplace, and stained-glass windows. Scoff & Banter Kensington offers British classics served straight up or with a twist. A full breakfast is available for a surcharge.

The hotel's 24-hour fitness room is equipped with 5 cardiovascular machines, a television, and complimentary towels. Guests can rent mobile phones, which operate throughout the city. Business guests can use the 24-hour business center with 12 meeting/conference rooms, audio-visual equipment, and fax machine. Banquet facilities are also available. The hotel has 24-hour room service, complimentary wireless Internet access, currency exchange, and multilingual staff. Service dogs are allowed. This is a smoke-free property (public areas and guestrooms).

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • Spa services on site
  • Number of meeting rooms - 12
  • Meeting rooms
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Computer station
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Elevator/lift
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms - 215
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Satellite TV service
  • Pay movies
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free newspaper
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room massage available
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Phone
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Private bathroom
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Where to Eat

Scoff & Banter Kensington - Located in fashionable South Kensington, perfect for the great museums, Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park, Scoff & Banter Kensington is set in the beautiful old Vanderbilt family mansion. Enjoy a cocktail in the bar with its wooden, chequered flooring and eclectic mix of furniture, before heading into the light and airy restaurant with its unusual objects d'art and exposed, industrial features. The newly refurbished restaurant merges traditional and modern features.

Please check the Rooms and Rates page to see which rates include breakfast.

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Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

Only service dogs are allowed

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Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17.75 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 35 per night
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 52 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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