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The Pelham London - Starhotels Collezione
5 out of 5
15 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London, England
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£176
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec
4.4/5Wonderful! (530 reviews)

"Great location very near several museums and close to small local cafes"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

The Pelham London - Starhotels Collezione
The Kensington Hotel
5 out of 5
109-113 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£286
per night
23 Dec-24 Dec
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,132 reviews)

"Attentive staff and excellent atmosphere in the public areas"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2019

The Kensington Hotel
The Ampersand Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Harrington Road, London, England
£192
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec
4.7/5Exceptional! (979 reviews)

"This is a great hotel property with style and class. The staff is excellent, very attentive and helpful. The location in South Kensington is perfect, within a short walking distance of excellent restaurant, great shopping and very close to major museums like Victoria and Albert, the Natural History ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

The Ampersand Hotel
The Bentley London
5 out of 5
27 - 33 Harrington Gardens, London, England
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£229
per night
1 Jan-2 Jan
4.4/5Wonderful! (453 reviews)

"Great people...great service...very friendly...!!!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

The Bentley London
130 Queen's Gate Apartments
5 out of 5
130 Queen's Gate, Kensington, London, England
£192
per night
6 Jan-7 Jan
4.5/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)

"Amazing property in the middle of Hyde Park. Amazing restaurants primarily Italian all over the place. Great staff super friendly and knowledgeable. Rooms are very spacious and very clean and functional. Really enjoyed our stay. Good morn"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2019

130 Queen's Gate Apartments
Cheval Gloucester Park
5 out of 5
Ashburn Place, Kensington, London, England
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4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)

"Remember that this is an apartment. Great for family or group trips. I had to book it last minute, stuck in London without a hotel, so this is not ideal for business travelers. No restaurant or amenities. Staff was very nice and helpful, and the apartment was spacious and nice."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2017

Cheval Gloucester Park
Sydney House Chelsea
5 out of 5
9-11 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London, England
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£124
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan
4.4/5Wonderful! (288 reviews)

"A stylish modern interior in a converted row of Edwardian town houses. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the rooms were clean and nicely furnished if a little compact. The beds were extremely comfortable and the bathrooms bright, modern and very clean. The provision of bath robes was a nice ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

Sydney House Chelsea
The Adria Hotel
4.5 out of 5
88 Queens Gate, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£210
per night
23 Dec-24 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (238 reviews)

"Position and convenient. Makes an excellent place to stay in London."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

The Adria Hotel
Blakes Hotel London
5 out of 5
33 Roland Gardens, London, England
Free cancellation
£229
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (130 reviews)
Lovely Boutique Hotel

"Have always wanted to stay at this stylish hotel and first boutique hotel in the world and I was thrilled with the entire experience."…"

Reviewed on 4 May 2019

Blakes Hotel London
Hotel London Kensington managed by Melia
4.5 out of 5
61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, England
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£144
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec
4/5Very Good! (1,760 reviews)

"Pretty, clean and comfortable. Great location too!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019

Hotel London Kensington managed by Melia
Cathcart Road IV by onefinestay
4.5 out of 5
55 Cathcart Road, Around Earl's Court, London, England
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Cathcart Road IV by onefinestay
onefinestay - Kensington private homes
4.5 out of 5
29 Ceylon Road, 29 Ceylon Road, London, England
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3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Great location for event at Olympia London and base for a week in London."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2018

onefinestay - Kensington private homes
onefinestay - South Kensington private homes
4.5 out of 5
Various Addresses, Around South Kensington, London, England
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3.8/5Good! (5 reviews)
great location, BUT ...

"I lived in Central London for four years so I am familiar with London flats. I would not stay in this flat again. The mattress was so uncomfortable. It was difficult to sleep. The cupboard that was available with glasses and dishes was so high up one needed to be close to 7 feet tall to get to top ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2016

onefinestay - South Kensington private homes
The Exhibitionist Hotel
5 out of 5
8-10 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London, England
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£109
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec
4.1/5Very Good! (536 reviews)

"Great hotel in an excellent location about 10 mins walk from natural history and science museums. Also very handy for South Kensington/Gloucester Road tube stations about 5 to 10 min walk so 15 to 20 mins to Central London. We had a great room squint penthouse suite excellent for the 4 of us. We ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2019

The Exhibitionist Hotel
The Bailey's Hotel London
4 out of 5
140 Gloucester Road, London, England
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£138
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan
4.3/5Excellent! (2,106 reviews)

"Excellent location to 3 tubes. One of best boutique hotels. Vintage cool. Clean. Friendly staff. Bed Mattress quality only average however."…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2019

The Bailey's Hotel London
Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
4 out of 5
4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£112
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan
3.9/5Very Good! (6,206 reviews)

"Great location but the whole property is getting old. The breakfast was really good and the reception staff and bell hops were all friendly and very approachable."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2019

Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington
The Rembrandt
4 out of 5
11 Thurloe Place, Kensington, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£159
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan
4.4/5Excellent! (2,976 reviews)

"We especially like the location. We have stayed there many times. Also has a great breakfast included with the room."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

The Rembrandt
St Simeon
2 out of 5
38 Harrington Gardens, Kensington, London, England
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£50
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan
3.4/5 (947 reviews)

"Богатый завтрак.Неудобная ванная комната,отсутсвуют крючки для полотенца"…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

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What is a luxury hotel?

 

Luxury hotels deliver the highest standards in service, facilities, dining, and accommodation. On Expedia, you’ll find luxury hotels with 4.5-star and 5-star ratings. These are the highest possible official hotel ratings. These hotels earned their ratings and recognized status, by maintaining world-class amenities and amazing guest services with consistency.

The luxurious experience at these hotels should be seamless from the lobby through to the guest rooms -- welcoming common spaces, efficient check-in, opulent furnishings, premium bedding, efficient housekeeping. You’ll often find great recreational amenities on-site as well, some of which operate 24-hours.

 

What can I expect from a 5-star South Kensington hotel?

 

South Kensington luxury hotels are committed to delivering the high standard of excellence guests expect. Stay 5-star and you can rely on impeccable service, well-appointed guest rooms, superior facilities and enhanced design. Guests may also enjoy thoughtful touches such as a welcome gift or personalized service.

In general, you can expect to experience a smooth welcome, room exactly as booked (including any pre-arranged requests), dreamy bedding, luxury bath, modern in-room amenities, complimentary items, outstanding breakfast and dining, efficient staff. knowledgeable concierge and world-class recreational facilities. Additional services may be available upon request.

Though each South Kensington hotel has its own style, some things that usually make an appearance are:

✓ 24-hour front desk

✓ In-room: Flat-screen TV, desk, free Wi-Fi.

✓ In-room: Complimentary bottled water. Coffee and tea facilities, mini fridge, snacks.

✓ In-room: Bathrobes, complimentary toiletries.

✓ Nightly turn-down service. 24-hour room service.

✓ Outstanding breakfast and dining.

✓ Great amenities such as swimming pool, spa or sauna, 24-hour fitness center.

✓ Services such as laundry, babysitting, pet-sitting, knowledgeable concierge

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

 

What is the difference between a South Kensington 4-star and 5-star hotel?

 

They both offer high standards of service, upscale furnishings, and a variety of amenities.South Kensington 5-star hotels will have more lavish design and furnishings, impeccable first-class service, and even more amenities. For instance, you might find a really opulent lobby, spectacular swimming pools, in-room hot tubs, more guest suites, 24-hour room service and world-class dining.

Staff at a 5-star property are also more likely to offer personalized service, thoughtful touches such as a welcome note or gift, and cater to special requests.

*These are only guidelines as policies and amenities vary across hotels. For more information, view details listed on each property page.

 

Is there a 6-star hotel?

 

Yes, there are 6-star and 7-star hotels -- but only unofficially. The maximum official rating recognized globally is 5-star.

Dubai’s Burj Al Arab was the first to be described as a 7-star hotel, and several more have followed since. There are just a handful of hotels in the world that have been loosely classed as 6-star or 7-star, and its easy to see why -- they go all out for luxury, opulence and such unique extravagances that 5-star doesn’t suffice. The term was coined as a superlative rather than an actual rating. It’s meant to signify the extreme glitz that takes these hotels over the 5-star mark, so they usually skip 6 and sit at 7-stars.

At each one, privacy is paramount and you’re treated like royalty. Think helicopter transfers, 24-hour butler service, personal attendants, gold-plate everywhere and a fleet of luxury cars. Maybe even yachts!

 

What is a luxury hotel chain?

 

A hotel chain refers to several hotels operating under the same umbrella brand.

You know what you’re getting when you stay at a luxury hotel chain. No matter where you are in the world, the brand stays true to form. Guests can comfortably expect a familiar experience at each property. As the large hotel chains can be found in many cities, they are a popular choice for many travellers.

Some of the most well-known luxury hotel chains are Hilton, Four Seasons, Marriot, Starwood, Ritz-Carlton, Intercontinental, Hyatt, Wydnham and Shangri-La.

 

Is a boutique hotel the same as a luxury hotel?

 

Some boutiques are classed as luxury hotels, while others are not. It depends on the standard of the accommodation.

Many boutiques are designed to cater for high-end customers, who want to stay in an independent hotel that offer the 4-star or 5-star amenities they would expect in a luxury chain hotel. Where the décor, amenities and standard of service is akin to that of an upmarket hotel, a boutique can legitimately be classed as luxury.

 

Is superior or deluxe room better?

 

This is very hotel-dependent as there isn’t a strict benchmark. One South Kensington hotel may use ‘superior’ where another might use ‘deluxe’ for the same definition of features.

To some extent it also depends what you consider ‘better’, as the rooms might be identical with the only difference being lower vs higher floors, or garden vs street view. When you’re searching Expedia for your accommodation, take a moment to scroll through each room’s description and pictures to compare and find the best option for you. You can also read guest reviews for room recommendations.

 

Do South Kensington hotels charge for bathrobes?

 

Yes. Bathrobes in your South Kensington hotel room are free to use during your stay, but you cannot take them home. You may however be able to purchase a new bathrobe from the front desk or gift shop.

 

Is the minibar in my South Kensington hotel room free?

 

Hotel minibars are usually chargeable per item. They are rarely free. Some hotels only charge for alcoholic drinks in the minibar and the soft drinks are free.

There may be some rare hotels that do indeed offer a free minibar. If this isn’t clearly indicated anywhere in your South Kensington hotel, you can assume everything is chargeable.

The exception to this rule, is all-inclusive hotels and resorts, where the minibar may be included in the price.

 

How do I choose a good luxury hotel in South Kensington?

 

Luxury comes in many flavours. Some luxury hotel features guests love are:

✓ Swimming pools

✓ Free airport shuttle

✓ Full on-site spa

✓ Breakfast included

✓ In-room hot tubs

✓ Great restaurant

 

To find your ideal South Kensington luxury hotel on Expedia, start by choosing your destination and dates, enter to search, then use the filters to narrow down the selection to hotels. You can filter by budget, 4-star or 5-star properties, and in-room and on-site amenities -- so if you want a pool and spa, tick those boxes in the left-hand menu. If ocean view and a hot tub are more your thing, select those.

You can also sort all available hotels in South Kensington to see the best deals first, or highest guest ratings. Read the guest reviews to find out what fellow travellers loved.