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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
The Kensington Close Hotel & Health Spa'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.
- Good location
- Proximity to public transit and shopping
- Helpful staff
- Clean guestrooms
- Guestrooms weren't very spacious
Holiday Inn London Kensington
The Kensington Close Hotel & Spa 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.
- Number of floors - 8
- Indoor pool
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Health club
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Conference space
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Total number of rooms - 706
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Business center
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- Free WiFi
- Express check-in
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms 12
- Parking (limited spaces)
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Number of meeting rooms - 12
- Free reception
- Smoke-free property
- Wedding services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Year Built 1960
- Television in common areas
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Indoor pool
- Free Wi-Fi
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Satellite TV service
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Flat-panel TV
- Free WiFi
- Daily housekeeping
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- 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
The Kensington Close'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
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Steam room in spa
- Couples treatment rooms
- Spa tub in spa
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Number of treatment rooms 2
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available for GBP 20.0 per night.
- 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.
- Deposit: GBP 50.00 per night
- 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 20
- Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 20.0 per night
- Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per night
- Facilities fee: GBP 10 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Close Hotel
- Kensington Close
- Kensington Close Hotel
- Holiday Inn London Kensington Hotel
- London Holiday Inn
- The Kensington Close Hotel
- The Kensington Close Hotel Spa
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.