Review : Holiday Inn, Kensington, London October 19, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in Hotel & Restaurant reviews.
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I have spent 4 nights in this hotel in west London over the past year and as far as London hotels go, it’s just fine. It is a massive hotel (27 floors), located on Cromwell Road – one of the main arteries into London, and is 1 minute from Gloucester Road tube station on the very useful Picadilly line.
The rooms themselves are small by normal standards – the bathrooms particularly so – but when you are only looking for a place to lay your head then they are fine. Clean, not too hot or noisy … but nothing spectacular.
The price however is another thing … London is astro-fucking-nomically high priced for everything. Even if I was getting paid in £ ‘s I don’t know how I would be able to survive. Dublin prices pale in comparison. And they are blatant about it. For instance, my room rate was £89 B&B for the first night and then it changed to £189 room only for the second – milk the hell out of you if they can. 2 pints and 2 cokes in the bar cost £25 and lo abd behold when I arrived at the desk to check out, everything was exclusive of VAT – EVERYTHING ! So it hurt the pocket. Badly !
All in all if you have a few bob to spare and want a great location and an easy stay then go here – it is very expensive but still only a moderately expensive hotel by London standards. But when in Rome …
Rambling Man rating : 6.5/10