Holiday Inn Kensington Forum - London

Cromwell Road 97, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4DN  show map
 4 stars
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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Verified Reviews:

  • Markets and restaurants nearby - Great choice for the price and location - Rooms have air con - Bathroom was small
  • Breakfast in the forum was excellent - Room was a nice size - Couple of minutes walk from the nearest tube station
  • Housekeeping was good - Victoria and albert museum are all just a 10-15 minute walk away
  • Close to the tube stop - Room was clean - Great location in kensington
  • Tiny room with tiny en suite - Staff are friendly - Hotel is in a quiet safe part of london

Overview

The 4-star Holiday Inn Kensington Forum offers spacious rooms in proximity to The London Eye, Kensington Gardens and Up at The O2. Built in 1998, the welcoming hotel was renovated in 2010.

Its location next to a train station allows to see the palace, the tower and museums in London. The property is 650 meters away from Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Science Museum and Natural History Museum.

Earls Court subway station is just 5 minute walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is within 20 minutes' drive from London City airport.

Rooms

For a comfortable stay Holiday Inn Kensington Forum offers 906 rooms on 27 floors featuring cable TV, a DVD player, a laptop-size safe, a minibar and individual climate control. Guests will appreciate a wonderful view over the garden. A small fridge and coffee/tea makers are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in the non-smoking dining room. A broad variety of European dishes is served at the 24-hour restaurant. Guests can try spirits, coffee and tea served in the English bar.

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

A business corner, a copier and a meeting room along with a safe deposit box, a kiosk and a baggage storage are available for guests.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature a buffet, video games and a playground. Guests may choose from a gym and fitness center as well as tennis and golf to spend their time actively.

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

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Video games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's buffet

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Cromwell Road 97, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4DN

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City Center
  • London
    4.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    2.6 km
Underground stations
  • Earl's Court
    700 m
  • Gloucester Road
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • The Bombay Brasserie (cuisine: Indian)
    90 m
  • Cromwell Tavern (cuisine: English)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of floors:
    27
  • Number of rooms:
    906

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 19 m²
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  • Private bathroom
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    Family Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 19 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Executive Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 21 m²
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      • Private bathroom
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Holiday Inn Kensington Forum - London London location
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        Hotel Address:

        Cromwell Road 97, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4DN

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          4.2 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Paddington Station
          2.6 km
        Underground stations
        • Earl's Court
          700 m
        • Gloucester Road
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • The Bombay Brasserie (cuisine: Indian)
          90 m
        • Cromwell Tavern (cuisine: English)
          70 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • Number of floors:
          27
        • Number of rooms:
          906

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonHoliday Inn Kensington Forum

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        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        Holiday Inn Kensington Forum Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Hop on Hop off Plus - 200 m
        • Hackelbury Fine Art - 300 m
        • Envie D'Art - 400 m

        Places of interest

        • Saint Stephens Church - 100 m
        • The Harrington Club - 400 m
        • St Augustine's Church, Kensington - 400 m
        • Ismaili Centre - 400 m
        • Saint Yeghiche America Church - 500 m
        • Holy Trinity Church - 700 m

        Convention centers

        • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 500 m

        Shopping areas

        • Natural History Museum London - 600 m

        Amusement

        • The Mediatheque - 500 m
        • Cinema Lumiere - 500 m
        • Beatrix Potters Inspiration - 600 m

        Museums

        • The Dana Centre - 400 m
        • Baden-Powell House Museum - 500 m
        • Friends Of The V & A - 600 m
        • Natural History Museum - 600 m

        Galleries

        • R B S Gallery - 400 m

        Underground stations

        • Gloucester Road - 100 m
        • Earl's Court - 600 m

        Local attractions

        • Harrods - 1.6 km
          87-135 Brompton Road, London
        • Hammersmith - 1.8 km
          The Mall, Hammersmith, London
        • Saatchi Gallery - 1.8 km
          Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London
        • Princess Diana/Dodi Fayed Memorial - 1.6 km
          Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
        • Ripley's Believe It or Not! - 1.8 km
          The London Pavilion, London

        Near the hotel

        • Baden-Powell House - 420 m
          65-67 Queens Gate, London
        • Tardis Police Box - 600 m
          236 Earls Court Road, London
        • Science Museum - 850 m
          Exhibition Road, London
        • Brompton Oratory - 910 m
          Thurloe Place, London
        • Natural History Museum - 620 m
          Cromwell Road, London
        • Victoria and Albert Museum - 940 m
          Cromwell Road, London
        • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 820 m
          Prince Consort Road, London

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Bombay Brasserie - 90 m

          Address: Courtfield Close
          Phone: (020)-7370-4040

          67% likes this, based on 295 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian
          Price Range: CAD 35 - CAD 86

        • ristorante vecchiomondo - 110 m

          Address: 118 Cromwell Road

          Cuisine: Italian

        • Olives Restaurant - 190 m

          Address: 140 Gloucester Road
          Phone: 02073316308

          66% likes this, based on 248 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: CAD 53 - CAD 75

        • Cromwell Tavern - 70 m

          Address: 97 Cromwell Road

          69% likes this, based on 36 reviews
          Cuisine: English

        • CheckMate Bar, Lounge and Restaurant - 110 m

          Address: 117 - 129 Cromwell Road
          Phone: 44 (0)207-370-5711

          72% likes this, based on 35 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian
          Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 48

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • Number of floors:
          27
        • Number of rooms:
          906

        Hotel Awards

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        Holiday Inn Kensington Forum Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

        Average guest rating

        7.2out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 220 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        10.0

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          7.0

          Rooms are too small for 2 adults and 1 child

        • Couple
          7.4

          Very close to the center, near the Gloucester underground station (blue and yellow line). Lots of services nearby. The hotel room was very nice and confortable.

          Saturday night there was a bit of noise (music) coming from the hotel bar, but overall it was calm and relaxing.

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          Staff were friendly

          Tried on various occassions to call room service and got no answer,gave up in the end

        • Single
          5.8

          Sarah at check in was very nice.

          Room was very basic, not particularly clean. Expensive for value and couldn't believe that internet was an added cost!

        • Older travelers
          5.4

          Location

          Recption don't know how to use cradit card . They take from me extra charge .500 pound.

        • Single
          6.2

          Centrally located clean, close to the underground and buses.

          Does not have any chracter. The room and bathroomm are very small.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Friendly, efficient staff, quick check-in,excellent breakfast in attractive spacious surroundings,plenty of lifts .a very comfortable reception area with plenty of sofas, arm chairs etc; close proximity to the tube station, walking distance from museums and galleries and restaurants if required.

          Nothing!

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          everything

          limited choice on continental breakfast

        • Family with children
          10.0

          It was a lovely experience. The rooms were big and clean and breakfast good too. Staff friendly and helpful.

        • Group of friends
          5.4

          The concierge is absolutely fanstatics, they are ever ready to provide assistance and I am really thankful for their help.

          The phone call to reception is almost never picked up , I wonder if reception area can improve on this aspect.

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          I like the hotel atmosphere, location and, normally, confort and service

          I stayed many times at the Holiday Inn lkf, but this time I did not like the room that was given to me and my wife (too small) and the absence of refrigerator (the space was there)!

        • Older travelers
          9.0

          The receptionist who checked us in was fantastic, even though we arrived early and she was able to book us in, so we could go straight to our room. We asked for a high room and got a superb view from the 27th floor!

        • Couple
          6.2

          We did not use the hotel much - just as a base for an overnight stay. It's fine from this point of view. Easy to find and close to Gloucester Rd tube which really helps. I would have preferred a cheaper deal but then that is always the case.

          Nothing | did not like but it'd be great if it were cheaper. Was a bit surprised to see a single bed next to the double bed - the double bed would be fine on its own and the extra bed took up room...

        • Group of friends
          5.0

          I don"t like the way it let holiday inn making like now I am the one who prefer holiday inn in any place I travel you van check from my pikemen club holiday in. Star to make the rooms small with missing a lo of facility inside like for example this is the first time in my hole life I found room without personal safe in the roo How ca. I save my personal and important thing and a lot of change I didn't expect the change of every thing in the hot will be like that now I should search for another hotel who be listed under pikemen club as now I am not prefer holiday inn any more before holiday Inn is y first choice now may be I use it in case I can't found any hotel I can't really put him in my choice any more

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Nice room and breakfast buffet, handy for the museums and buses or underground to go further. Staff friendly and helpful.

          Nice breakfast, but have had better (more choices) at other 4* hotels. They were a bit mean in only serving porage at an extra charge. Likewise, there were no biscuits on the tea tray in the bedroom.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Holiday Inn Kensington Forum - London London location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Cromwell Road 97, London, United Kingdom, SW7 4DN

        Get directions
        City Center
        • London
          4.2 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Paddington Station
          2.6 km
        Underground stations
        • Earl's Court
          700 m
        • Gloucester Road
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • The Bombay Brasserie (cuisine: Indian)
          90 m
        • Cromwell Tavern (cuisine: English)
          70 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • Number of floors:
          27
        • Number of rooms:
          906

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonHoliday Inn Kensington Forum

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

        Use Badge