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Free WiFi
Indoor pool
Business center
Smoke-free property

Near Albert Hall

Occupying a 1938 building, this hotel is across the street from Kensington Gardens, two blocks from Kensington Palace, three blocks from London's Royal Albert Hall, and a short walk from the Olympia exhibition center.

Hotel health spa

The full-service eMotion Leisure spa offers an indoor pool, steam room and sauna, and beauty and body treatments. Other amenities include a health club, restaurant, cafe, and a lounge bar.

TVs with satellite channels

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.'s 706 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and 1930s-style art prints. WiFi is available. Club rooms offer access to a private lounge.

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St. is located in the fashionable Kensington neighborhood, within a few short blocks of upscale shopping and green parks as well as the royal Kensington Palace.

Guests have access to the on-site health spa (surcharge), which is one of the largest fitness and spa facilities in Kensington. The eMotion Leisure spa, features beauty treatments, including self-tanning, body wraps, facials, and manicures and pedicures. There is also a steam room, sauna, and spa tub for added relaxation. The 59-foot (18-meter) indoor pool offers swimming classes, and the health club is equipped with multiple workout machines and offers aerobics classes.

The featured restaurant, Boulevard Restaurant, offers European specialties while the Lounge Bar and Caffe Musetti provide an array of beverages and lighter fare. 24-hour room service can also be provided.

Guests also have on-site parking (limited availability, with surcharge), and WiFi available to them. There are also 12 meeting rooms available for any business or special events.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Meeting rooms 12 
  • Year Built 1960 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Health club 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free reception 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Total number of rooms - 706 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Boulevard Restaurant - The main restaurant at this hotel serving an array of delicious, modern, European cuisine during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A full English or continental breakfast is served buffet style; a buffet is also available for lunch and dinner on request, and an à la carte menu is available for dinner.

Lounge Bar - Offers a contemporary and relaxed space, offering a superb drink menu with a wide selection of cocktails, light dishes, and modern bar dining as well as a famed afternoon tea. The bar is open from 9 AM to 1 AM. Food is served between 9 AM and 10 PM.

Caffe Musetti - Open daily from 6:30 AM until 8 PM, this casual venue offers a selection of hot and cold beverages, freshly prepared sandwiches, pastries, and cakes.

24-hour room service is also available to guests.

Nearby Things to Do

Holiday Inn London - Kensington High St.'s on-site health club features a 59-foot (18-meter) heated indoor pool, a studio with aerobics classes, and a gym with personal trainers, 6 TVs, Precor and Cybex equipment, and cardio machines, such as rowers, steppers, and treadmills.

Children must be accompanied by an adult to enjoy recreational amenities, such as the swimming pool, health club, and spa.

Kensington Gardens, across from the hotel, is a lovely place to walk and bird-watch in fine weather.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Fitness classes on site 

Spa Services

  • Number of treatment rooms 2 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.
Only service animals are allowed
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
Access to all recreational facilities is subject to a surcharge. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a rollaway bed. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: GBP 50.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 17.50 for adults and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 35 per day
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10/hour
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per night
  • Facilities fee: GBP 5.00 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna
- Swimming pool
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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