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Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
Frette Italian sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe

Guest reviews

4.2/5 Very good
13 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Restaurant
Breakfast Available
Business Services
Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationScience Museum11 min walk
Popular LocationRoyal Albert Hall12 min walk
Popular LocationNatural History Museum16 min walk
AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)31 min drive

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  • The Kensington Suite

    Room amenities

    • 43 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsThe Kensington Suite
  • Classic Single Room

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsClassic Single Room
  • Deluxe Room

    3.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Premium King Room

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 21 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremium King Room
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsJunior Suite
  • Family Room (2AD+1CH)

    Room amenities

    • 23 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsFamily Room (2AD+1CH)
  • Junior Suite (2AD+1CH)

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsJunior Suite (2AD+1CH)
  • Suite (2AD+1CH)

    Room amenities

    • 40 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite (2AD+1CH)
  • Suite (Master)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite (Master)
  • Suite (Master (2 + 1))

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite (Master (2 + 1))

About this area

London

Located in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, Melia London Kensington is in the historical district and near a metro station. Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Don't miss out on a visit to London Eye. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Gloucester Road Underground Station is just steps away and South Kensington Underground Station is 10 minutes by foot.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Science Museum - 11 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 12 min walk
  • Kensington Palace - 13 min walk
  • Natural History Museum - 16 min walk
  • Harrods - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Gloucester Road Underground Station - 1 min walk
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 3 min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Jam Cupboard — 1 min walk
  • Garfunkels - 1 min walk
  • Umami - 1 min walk
  • Bombay Brasserie - 3 min walk
  • Caffe Forum - 3 min walk

About this property

Melia London Kensington

Luxury London hotel in London City Centre, walk to Kensington Gardens
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business centre, coffee/tea in a common area and 24-hour room service. All 81 rooms feature modern comforts such as LCD TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and Frette Italian sheets.
Melia London Kensington offers 81 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows standard sanitisation guidelines of Stay Safe with Meliá (Meliá)
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: GBP 18 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (76 square feet)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV
  • Films for purchase

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Fees

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 the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 18 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
No on-site parking is available
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings
The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Stay Safe with Meliá (Meliá) guidelines
The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitisation guidelines
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Rydges Kensington London Hotel
Hotel London Kensington managed Meliá
Hotel London Rydges
Rydges Kensington London England
Rydges Kensington Plaza London
Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
Rydges Kensington London Hotel London
Rydges London
London Kensington managed Meliá

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Melia London Kensington and receive a full refund?
Yes, Melia London Kensington offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Melia London Kensington cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Melia London Kensington doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).
Where is this property located?
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Science Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde Park and Natural History Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Gloucester Road Underground Station is only a 2-minute walk and South Kensington Underground Station is 10 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Melia London Kensington

4.2
Very good
5 - Excellent
7
4 - Good
3
3 - Okay
2
2 - Mediocre
1
1 - Poor
0
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service and Staff
4.4
Amenities
4.4
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Every thing was perfect we could not fault them in any way

      Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2020

      3/5

      • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
      Small and compact Hotel

      The hotel is in a very convenient position for the museums and shopping. This is a small hotel and my room was very small, however it did contain all the facilities such as a hairdryer, tea/coffee making. I think that I expected more having stayed at other Melia hotels.

      Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Check in staff were super friendly and helpful, and the room was not only immaculate but stylish and comfortable. It was a short stay but I really enjoyed it and made my journey a much smoother one!

      Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020