Holiday Inn Kensington Forum - London

97 Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4DNshow map
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Overview

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is a 27-story hotel in a tourist area of London about 3.8 km from Knightsbridge offering bright rooms with a breathtaking view over the skyline. Featuring imperial architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2010.

Buckingham Palace is located just 3.1 km away. The city center lies within 5 km from the venue.

Such shopping places as fairgrounds, shops and boutiques are a few steps from the property.

The venue is notable for the excellent location within a 20-minute drive to London City airport.

Rooms

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is a comfortable hotel offering rooms with LCD TV, a DVD player, a laptop-size safe, climate control and free Wi-Fi as well as a dishwasher, a fridge and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a shower, bathrobes and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the dining area. The large on-site restaurant specializes in seasonal cuisine. At the traditional English bar guests will enjoy a selection of spirits, afternoon tea and beers. Guests can eat at Pizza Piazza and Bellavista, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs GBP 11.95 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of GBP 16.95 per person per night. 

Services

Business travelers can use a meeting room, a photocopier and a business corner available on site.

Relax

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum provides meals, a playground and cribs for children. The hotel offers a fitness center and a gym to keep active guests fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at GBP 36 per day.

The hotel staff speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Bahasa Indonesian, Afrikaans.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of floors:   27.  Number of rooms:   906.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

GBP 36 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Earls Court Exhibition CentreEarls Court Exhibition Centre2700 ft
Natural History Museum LondonNatural History Museum London2000 ft
Victoria & Albert MuseumVictoria & Albert Museum3000 ft
Baden-Powell HouseBaden-Powell House3300 ft
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall3000 ft
Gloucester RoadGloucester Road400 ft
Earl's CourtEarl's Court2000 ft
High Street KensingtonHigh Street Kensington2700 ft
West BromptonWest Brompton3300 ft
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The Bombay BrasserieThe Bombay Brasserie300 ftCourtfield Close
Cromwell TavernCromwell Tavern300 ft97 Cromwell Road
ristorante vecchiomondoristorante vecchiomondo400 ft118 Cromwell Road
CheckMate Bar, Lounge and RestaurantCheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant400 ft117 - 129 Cromwell Road
Olives RestaurantOlives Restaurant700 ft140 Gloucester Road
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Paddington StationPaddington Station1.6 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.6 mi
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station3.0 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum3.0 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.1 mi
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station1.1 mi
Pimlico StationPimlico Station2.2 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station2.7 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station2.8 mi
Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea1.3 miRoyal Hospital Road
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace1.9 miBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 2.4 miSoho
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 2.5 mi20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary
Houses of ParliamentHouses of Parliament2.6 miParliament Square
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)9.8 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.1 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)1.1 mi
Paddington Station1.6 mi
Underground
Gloucester Road700 ft
Earl's Court2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  293  reviews

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10.0
Location
  • 9.2
    Superb

    Very good quality comfortable hotel in an excellent location for visiting central London.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location - Bathroom - Big tv

    The matress was bad

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location of this hotel is excellent just a minutes walk to the tube and bus stops. We had an executive double room which was spacious very clean and well equipped. The breakfast was good with plenty of variety and served hot. One evening we ate in the Hotel's Tavern the food was adequate basic pub food. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

    Seats in dining room a bit hard

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Ideally placed for the Royal Albert Hall and easy to walk there and get around,generally easy for tube etc The welcome was great, the room comfortable and clean. All facilities we found very good. Thanks for a great, but short stay, we will be back. Angela Room 557 8th July 2011

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Room is very small even though I have paid an extra 30 pounds per night for upgrading the room. Location is excellent as it is just a couple minutes away from the underground. Service was good but with this price (over 200 pounds per night) I will not stay in this hotel again.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    breakfast is not included in the price, and is very expensive if you want to have it.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Excellent location in a clean and professional hotel

  • 9.2
    Superb

    it was close to the underground station & within walking distance of the museums.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel was conveniently located in South Kensington close to the Gloucester Road tube station. The neighbourhood was fairly quiet and offered some good options for dining.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We found this hotel very comfortable and it had everything we needed. The room was delightful and it was a pleasure to come back to after a big day sightseeing. The garden area was relaxing and the location of the hotel very good.

    Need a bigger sign directing to the front of the hotel from Cromwell Street.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Welcoming atmosphere. I have used this hotel 3 times. The staff are very friendly & extremely helpfull. The restaurant has a top class chef. The rooms clean & comfortable. Everyone makes your stay enjoyable.

    There is nothing about this hotel I can fault.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good location - comfortable - no noise - good service .

    Had to wait a while for the lift on occasions.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Clean, comfortable and very convient for easy access to the centre of London.

    Bedroom chair tired and stained.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel is a bit better after its upgrade. We were pleased to have made our reservation to include access to the Business Lounge as this offers the opportunity for more discrete surroundings. The view of the city from the 27th floor is stunning and it is good to be able to access this as a Gold Priority Member. The location in terms of proximity to the Underground at Gloucester Road for travel around London and direct access to Heathrow is a definite plus.

    It is a pity that there were no executive rooms with a city view available on the 27th floor as the standard double rooms are a bit cramped. The breakfasts on the first floor are still very much like a school dining room in terms of ambience and fare. Fortunately we were able to go the Business Lounge for a good cup of coffee!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Stayed here with my Mum as we were visiting London to see some exhibitions and a show. I booked here as I wanted her to have a really lovely stay and good quality acccomodation. Room was great, clean with what you would expect although more tea and toffee would have been good in the room. (I took extra!)

    There are plenty of cafes in the area so I did not pay for breakfast as this is very expensive.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  293 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)9.8 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.1 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)1.1 mi
Paddington Station1.6 mi
Underground
Gloucester Road700 ft
Earl's Court2300 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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