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"All bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, and complimentary Wi-Fi"
The Coronation Hotel occupies one of the many stunning Georgian town houses, which line the streets of Earls Court, a quiet, largely residential district in the heart of West London. Offering very affordable prices for this very convenient location and clean modern rooms, this is a good option for visitors who would rather spend their money in London's fantastic shops, bars and restaurants than on a five-star hotel.
The Coronation Hotel overlooks Nevern Square, one of the leafy landscaped gardens, which are a genteel remnant of the area's Victorian heritage
The hotel has 29 well-appointed rooms available as Single, Twin or Double sizes. Rooms are decorated in a clean minimalist style, with calming pastels on the walls, quality furnishings and thoughtful touches such as throw pillows and curtain tiebacks. All rooms contain en-suite bathrooms, a direct-dial telephone, a hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, a hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi (which some of the four- and five-star hotels in the area charge for); everything you will require for a short stay.
A generous continental breakfast, with croissants, toast, juices and jams, is included in your room rate, which you can enjoy in the cheerful breakfast room. The hotel also offers a 24-hour reception so you can find assistance at any time of day. The hotel doesn't cater for evening meals, but Earls Court's versatile and long-standing community of immigrants, largely from Poland, Australia and The Philippines, means that the array of restaurants in the surrounding area will cater for a wide variety of tastes, from Portuguese at Nandos to tasty Middle Eastern food at Mohsen to elegant dining at Balans Brasserie.
The surrounding area is one of London's more laid back areas, where you will find the same austere architecture as in Kensington and Chelsea, but with a more louche vibe. The area is viewed as a bit of a bohemian enclave, with quirky institutions such as The Troubadour Cafe and music venue, where Bob Dylan, Paul Weller and Jimi Hendrix have all played and The Black Panthers and Oliver Reed have all stopped in for a pint or two. The Finborough Theatre is also near to the hotel, where young playwrights can ply their wares. Of course, one of the main attractions in the area is Earls Court Exhibition Centre, and Olympia, which is just one tube stop away. Here you will find huge concerts, trade shows and events, including Crufts, The Ideal Home Show, The Dr Who Experience and The Royal Tournament. The hotel's proximity to these arenas makes it a great choice for exhibitors and attendees alike. If you want to explore further afield, High Street Kensington's shops, bars and restaurants are a fifteen minute walk away (or a short bus ride), where you will also find Kensington Palace and Gardens, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert hall and London's museum district.
The hotel is in a superb location for transport as visitors can find themselves in the heart of London within ten minutes. The nearest tube station is Earl's Court, where you can catch the District Circle and Piccadilly lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express terminates); Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express terminates); King's Cross, St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminus is located); and many more areas of London. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25, and parking is available in the NCP in Pembroke Road just a few minutes walk away.
The decor and amenities at The Coronation Hotel show more attention to detail than some other hotels in the surrounding area, and for a reasonable price it is a good option for tourists and business guests alike. Rooms can be cramped and occasionally experience traffic disturbance, but if you book a room at the front of the hotel you will get a lovely view of the garden square.