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Hilton London Kensington

4 stars
179-199 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UL
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
21 reviews
London stay at the Hilton Kensington

Our stay was very comfortable. The staff was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The location... See full review

  • Azdrm
  • Aug 17, 2014
english course getaway

Everything great, except that they tried for the 2nd time to charge for the stay, which has... See full review

  • natha
  • Mar 16, 2014
Full-service and accessible business and leisure 4-star in Holland Park

Independently located in the leafy district of Holland Park, the Hilton London Kensington Hotel is set apart from the bustle of central London, yet near transport options that put it within easy reach. Rooms are spacious with modern comforts, the on-site WestEleen Restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine and the AmPm Lounge is available for light lunches and snacks. A standard fitness center and sauna as well as meeting rooms that accommodate up to 370 people make this hotel a fully functional and reliable accommodations choice.

Highlights
  • Excellent transportation links to central London
  • Secure and covered on-site parking (fees apply)
  • On-site breakfast buffet
Rooms

Hilton London Kensington Hotel guest rooms are smartly furnished and spacious with contemporary stylings and conveniences. Features include high-speed Internet (fees apply), work desk and chair, TV, daily newspaper and mini-bar.

Features

Unobtrusively located in the leafy district of Holland Park, the Hilton London Kensington Hotel is set apart from the bustle of downtown London, yet near reliable transport options that put its top attractions within easy reach.

Rooms are smartly furnished and spacious with contemporary stylings and practical conveniences. The on-site WestEleven Restaurant serves contemporary European dishes in a chic atmosphere accentuated by modern art. The 24/7 AmPm Lounge serves an a la carte menu of light meals and refreshments, and a traditional British tea each afternoon.

A no-frills fitness center provides a basic assortment of cardio and weight training equipment, and the hotel staff is more than willing to assist with bicycle rentals, a convenient mode of transport for discovering the neighborhood.

Transportation
  • Shepherds Bush train station (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Shepherds Bush tube station (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Holland Park tube station (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Heathrow Airport (12.6 mi/20.3 km)
  • Gatwick Airport (29.7 mi/47.8 km)
Attractions
  • Westfield London Shopping Centre (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Notting Hill (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Audio/visual equipment rental
  • Video conferencing available
  • High-speed Internet (fees apply)
  • 14 meeting rooms accommodating up to 370 guests

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

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Hotel Map

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Nearby airports
Heathrow Airport, (LHR), 15.00, MI, N; Gatwick Airport, (LGW), 30.00, MI, N; Stansted, (STN), 45.00, MI, W;

Nearby points of interest

  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 0.9 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 1 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1 mi
  • O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: 1 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Market: 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Road: 1.1 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1.1 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Queensway: 1.2 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1.3 mi
  • Shepherds Bush: 1.4 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.4 mi
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 0.4 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 0.9 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 1 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1 mi
  • O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: 1 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Market: 1.1 mi
  • Portobello Road: 1.1 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 1.1 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Queensway: 1.2 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.3 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 1.3 mi
  • Shepherds Bush: 1.4 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 1.4 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 1.5 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 1.5 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.6 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 1.6 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 1.6 mi
  • Imperial College London: 1.7 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 1.7 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.8 mi
  • Science Museum London: 1.8 mi
  • National Art Library: 1.9 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 1.9 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.9 mi
  • Maida Vale: 1.9 mi
  • Showroom Gallery: 2.2 mi
  • Harrods: 2.2 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 2.2 mi
  • City of Westminster: 2.2 mi
  • King's Road: 2.3 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 2.3 mi
  • Hyde Park: 2.3 mi
  • Kilburn: 2.3 mi
  • Chiswick: 2.4 mi
  • Lords Cricket Ground: 2.4 mi
  • Marble Arch: 2.4 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 2.5 mi
  • Couper Collection: 2.5 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 2.5 mi
  • Park Lane: 2.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Hilton London Kensington

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.7

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Azdrm
Business
Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 17, 2014

London stay at the Hilton Kensington

Our stay was very comfortable. The staff was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. The location was very good for us and near where our daughter was staying for the summer. The price was very reasonable for the amenities available. All-in-all, I would recommend this hotel for the Kensington area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Inquire about where you want to go and decide on transportation method before you leave the hotel. London is a big place and the maps are somewhat deceptive as to distance. Walking can be long and painful if you misjudge the distance.

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
natha
Business
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mar 16, 2014

english course getaway

Everything great, except that they tried for the 2nd time to charge for the stay, which has entirely been paid upon reservation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wanderlust Mel
Business
New York
Jan 22, 2014

Safe, Clean, Quiet Neighborhood

I spent 4 nights at the London Kensington Hotel with my boyfriend on vacation. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The concierge was extremely knowledgeable and the bellhop wouldn't even let us carry our bags out of the taxi we arrived in. Staff at the front desk, bar, and restaurant were extremely nice too. The room itself was bigger than we imagined. Europe hotels are known to Americans as small and this was average in size - about the same as what you'd expect in NYC. The chambermaid kept it clean and replaced towels and sheets every day. The hotel is conveniently located in between 2 tube stops on the Central line. However, they are far out towards the end of zone 2. Not in a convenient place to walk and see anything, but a quick ride to the nearest attraction. With an underground day pass, you're good to see anything and will be able to get around London quick. Definitely would stay here again and would recommend to anyone traveling to London. It is affordable compared to other hotels. However, as a chain, it lacks the London "charm" one might be looking for, but we were willing to sacrifice that for good service, safe neighborhood, and convenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ngrummel16
Business
Paragould, Arkansas
Jan 11, 2014

First time in London

It was my mother's and I first time in London. I choose this hotel because of the name Hilton. I knew I couldn't go wrong and I didn't. We stayed 7 nights. It's a great location. Only several blocks away from the underground tube. Also, if you want to do a sight seeing bus tour, the bus stops right in front of the hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly. They answered my questions about how to get around the city. Also helped me with booking any sight seeing trips. They have computer stations that are free to use. Overall, I love the location. I felt safe to walk around even at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

If you don't have a lot of time I would suggest taking the tube to get around the city. Its quick and easy. You'll save time rather than riding the bus. If you are wanting to do the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Tour and the staff tell you its booked. You can go to a souvenir shop that is directly in front of the British Museum. They sell tickets there. That is where I bought mine on a last minute situation.

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daved142
Business
Dallas TX
May 8, 2012

3 Nights on end of 14 day trip

Most enjoyable, nice friendly staff and help from all

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

THe Mitre Restaurant and Pub had great fried fish dinner

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pfamily
Business
New York
Apr 20, 2012

Kensington's the place to be!

The area was great and housekeeping was excellent. Tour services were available and at good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
1973Saz
Business
Wales, UK
Feb 16, 2012

Rooms fine/Food very poor

I was offered the 3 course dinner for £19 and what a poor choice! Starter of Beetroot and cheese was ok, pasta main was awful (overcooked mush) the waiter did offer something else but I didnt feel like it... Toffee pudding was fine, but poor vale for £19 (plus £7 for a glass of house white...) - better dinner options at Holland Park or even Westfield! Room was very loud and parking is v expensive at £32 per night...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

westfield -

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa Florida USA
May 13, 2011

Very good

The hotel was very clean and new. The room had everything you need all in good condition, coffee, tea, hot pot, large flat screen TV. The breakfast was a large English breakfast all you can eat, very good. The location is good. We had 2 nights and one day. We got the hop on hop off bus at the hotel at 8:15am, did the compleat tour then went again got off at the London Eye. Then did a cruise on the Thames, that came with the bus trip. The price of the hotel with breakfast was great. Free internet to print airport boarding pass would be helpful. The staff would not do it. J.R. Tampa Florida USA

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
XP
Business
NYC, USA
Mar 7, 2011

Just ok

The hotel was OK. Room was reasonably clean. It had a flat screen but it only had 3 channels. The breakfast was an absurd 20GBP. Staff was relatively polite. It close to Shepherd's Bush station with is Zone 2, so you do need transportation to get to the city's attractions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hilton London Kensington

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ir
Business
Belgrade
Jun 28, 2010

Not really Hilton you'd expect

We did not expect perfection, as we needed pleasant stay for watching Wimbledon and sightseeing of London. The location is excellent, and the area of Kensington is nice and quiet by default. However we do have a couple of remarks we did not expect from Hilton brand:- Rooms are quite small. This particularly bothers when it comes to closet space, which we find unbeliavely shallow and narrow. The big ironing board and iron only worsen the impression, the iron sucks anyway.- TV set belongs to 2* hotel and eighties.- Bathroom could be larger and the faucet should not be fountain- [...]OK, this might be up to me- You'll get room slippers if you ask for it- We asked twice the concierges about taxi fare to Heathrow. Both times they responded they'll arrange for a flat rate of GBP 45. Eventually we paid GBP 52 to the driver and regarding flat rate he said 'nobody told me :)'Despite this, [...], we find Hilton Kensington being good value for what we paid for it, however, it is far below value in comparison to official rates.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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