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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 708 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and 1930s-style art prints. Club rooms offer access to a private lounge.Would you like to give us feedback? Share it! Opens in a new window
The Kensington Close HotelWrights Lane Kensington London England W8 5SP
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, 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 free WiFi available to them. There are also 12 meeting rooms available for any business or special events.
- 24-hour front desk
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee shop or café
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Concierge services
- Conference space
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Full-service spa
- Health club
- Indoor pool
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms 12
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 8
- Number of meeting rooms - 12
- Parking (limited spaces)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Television in common areas
- Total number of rooms - 708
- Wedding services
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Year Built 1960
Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( £9.95 per 24-hour period )
Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free toiletries
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Daily housekeeping
- Flat-panel TV
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Private bathroom
- Room service (24 hours)
- Satellite TV service
- Shower/tub combination
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.
- Aerobics on site
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Steam room in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Couples treatment rooms
- Body wraps
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Manicures and pedicures
- Number of treatment rooms 2
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- 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.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets not allowed (service dogs only)
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Only service dogs are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
- Deposit: GBP 30.00 per night
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.50 for adults and GBP 7.75 for children (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): GBP 9.95 per stay (rates may vary)
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: GBP 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
- Self parking fee: GBP 32.00 per day
- A late check-out fee will be charged
- Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
- Facilities fee: GBP 8 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Close Hotel
- Kensington Close
- Kensington Close Hotel
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.