Mercure London Kensington

1A Lexham Gardens, London, United Kingdom, W8 5JJshow map
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Overview

The contemporary Mercure London Kensington Hotel is rated 4 stars and features 82 rooms for guests to stay in. With accents of Mediterranean architecture, the hotel was built in 1974 and renovated in 2011.

V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum is within 15 minutes' walk away. A palace, a college and monuments as well as parks and gardens are in a short distance from the property.

Apart from proximity to exhibition centers and banks, this hotel offers conference equipment, computers and a business centre.

West Brompton train station is swiftly reachable. The property is set 20 km from London City airport.

Rooms

Mercure London Kensington Hotel welcomes guests to cozy rooms where they can use a minibar, heating, high-speed internet, a personal safe and flat-screen television. They come with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the café. The exclusive on-site restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Lounge bar is available on site. Servring a selection of food The Kings Head and Evoluzione Restaurant are placed a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Multilingual staff offers airport transfer, 24-hour room service and laundry.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   82.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 11 amFREECheck-outuntil 3 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Royal College of ArtRoyal College of Art3300 ft
Earls Court Exhibition CentreEarls Court Exhibition Centre2000 ft
Natural History Museum LondonNatural History Museum London3000 ft
Natural History MuseumNatural History Museum3000 ft
Opera Holland ParkOpera Holland Park2300 ft
Earl's CourtEarl's Court1000 ft
Gloucester RoadGloucester Road1700 ft
High Street KensingtonHigh Street Kensington2000 ft
West BromptonWest Brompton3000 ft
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Evoluzione RestaurantEvoluzione Restaurant200 ft160 Cromwell Road
The Atrium RestaurantThe Atrium Restaurant300 ft147c Cromwell Road
The Little French RestaurantThe Little French Restaurant800 ft18 Hogarth Place
CourtfieldCourtfield700 ft187 Earls Court Road
Chez PatrickChez Patrick900 ft7 Stratford Road
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Paddington StationPaddington Station1.7 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.8 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park1.2 mi
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall3700 ft
Apollo Victoria TheatreApollo Victoria Theatre2.1 mi
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station1.0 mi
Pimlico StationPimlico Station2.5 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station2.9 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station3.0 mi
Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea1.5 miRoyal Hospital Road
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace2.1 miBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 2.6 miSoho
Waterloo BridgeWaterloo Bridge2.6 mi LondonEngland
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 2.7 mi20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)9.8 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.4 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)5000 ft
Paddington Station1.6 mi
Underground
Earl's Court1400 ft
Gloucester Road2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  922  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    location was good, two tube stns close,very polite staff, breakfast excellent

    room too small,,like a cupboard,,bed too small one side up against the wall and a small double, sealed windows so no fresh air

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Went to Science museum with my son

    value for money

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    very very small rooms, poor services as compared with 4 star hotel, not even one of the staff offered my assistance to take my 5 luggages to the room! no fridge in the room and the hotel does not even offer the bottles of water within the rooms! it can't be compared with any 4 star hotel. the breakfast menu is almost empty! Only few cereals, eggs and not even fresh juice.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    It was just great to have 2 connecting rooms since we were with our children. Breakfast was also excellent and staff friendly.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Proximity to underground and fairly good area

    the rooms were so tiny my son had to sleep on the floor, not enough room for clothes. The breakfast menu is just the same everyday

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location of hotel and breakfast

    Bathroom was dirty, and during our staying no one clean it. Hotel reserve money from our account before. Hotel has reserved the money in our account before the agreed time and money we have not been available in the next 10 days. Nowhere is it said on the website Booked.net that this is one of the conditions of the hotel

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel had a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere. The room and facilities were compact,modern and comfortable and consistent with the expectation as of a value for money city hotel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel was in a good location, the breakfast was very good.

    The bed was a little small for a double and also quite uncomfortable.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Our room 306 overlooking the corner of Cromwell Road was perfect for us 2 ladies. It was clean & quiet, had 2 twin beds, a flat screen tv, changing towels, safety deposit box, ironing board, har dryer, cookies and tea/coffee/kettle and a good continental breakfast buffet downstairs. Staff were polite and helpful.The hotel is in a safe and nice location right next to a hospital and a Sainsbury's supermarket. The hotel is between Gloucester or Earl's Court subway stations on Piccadily line; both stations are easy to access in a 10 minute walk. You can take the subway to reach either of these stops from the Heathrow Airport. It takes 40 minutes and the all day use ticket costs 8 pounds.We could walk through a nice residential area to reach Kensington Gardens & Palace, shopping area with a Whole Foods market and My Old Dutch pancake house restaurant which had a promotion on Mondays. Hyde Park, Harrod's, Natinal History and v&a museums are not far from the hotel. 2 different daily sightseeing tour busses stop accross the Gloucester Station for you to hop-on. If I can get a good room rate, I would definitely stay here again in my next trip to London.

    I don't prefer a bath tub with inefficient water drain. Shower cabins are more practical and hygenic for hotels. Perhaps the hotel management may consider this in the next renovation. Also, some of the bath towels were too old; needed to be renewed. Overall everything was pretty good; thank you for the service.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Our room 306 overlooking the corner of Cromwell Road was perfect for us 2 ladies. It was clean & quiet, had 2 twin beds, a flat screen tv, changing towels, safety deposit box, ironing board, har dryer, cookies and tea/coffee/kettle and a good continental breakfast buffet downstairs. Staff were polite and helpful.The hotel is in a safe and nice location right next to a hospital and a Sainsbury's supermarket. The hotel is between Gloucester or Earl's Court subway stations on Piccadily line; both stations are easy to access in a 10 minute walk. You can take the subway to reach either of these stops from the Heathrow Airport. It takes 40 minutes and the all day use ticket costs 8 pounds.We could walk through a nice residential area to reach Kensington Gardens & Palace, shopping area with a Whole Foods market and My Old Dutch pancake house restaurant which had a promotion on Mondays. Hyde Park, Harrod's, Natinal History and v&a museums are not far from the hotel. 2 different daily sightseeing tour busses stop accross the Gloucester Station for you to hop-on. If I can get a good room rate, I would definitely stay here again in my next trip to London.

    I don't prefer a bath tub with inefficient water drain. Shower cabins are more practical and hygenic for hotels. Perhaps the hotel management may consider this in the next renovation. Also, some of the bath towels were too old; needed to be renewed. Overall everything was pretty good; thank you for the service.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We especially liked the availability of complimentary toothbrush and tooth paste packs. I more often than not forget my toothbrush so it was great that someone had thought of this. Plus I liked the friendly staff at reception.

    If you like a cooked breakfast it was not the best. They used the format that Hilton hotels use. Say no more. OJ and coffee was nice though.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Only the breakfast and the air-con especially with this summer of this year and nothing more than this

    Many things you’ll not like it about this hotel, number 1 the room size!! Which really unbelievable size, its really really very small. Old furniture, uncomfortable bed and small so much not enough for one person either. Old TV and non free channels, very expansive internet fee, during check in one Asian person who is in reception he was processing the check in and during that time he was talking which someone in phone with no any respect to the guest, and he was talking in phone in all the time even in next days. Water leak happened in my room in the air-con which makes you awake all the night. And about the location!! From all the comments I read I don’t believe that, the tube it’s not really close its 15 min walking.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Convenient location for us. Our room was comfortable and we liked the offer of complimentary soft drinks which were replenished in the mini bar every day. All the staff we met were very pleasant and helpful.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The location were perfect for our trip as we were attending a concert at Royal Albert Hall. We walked to Harrods and also visited Kensington Palace. The price was very reasonable

    The public areas have been recently decorated and are modern and clean. The room we had was a little"worn". Although the furniture was modern suggesting recent decoration , the room looked tired. There was a large stain on the carpet outside the bathroom which didn't look as if anyone had even attempted to remove it.

  • 6.6
    Good

    the hotel was conviniently located for central London and tourist sights

    The room was too small, even though it had been advertised as a small double, and the paper thin walls meant you could hear the conversations in the ajoining rooms even at normal conversation level, had to buy ear plugs.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  922 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 11 amFREECheck-outuntil 3 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Marham RAF (KNF)9.8 mi
London City Airport (LCY)10.4 mi
Train
Kensington (Olympia)5000 ft
Paddington Station1.6 mi
Underground
Earl's Court1400 ft
Gloucester Road2000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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