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"A short walk from Kensington Palace and Gardens, Hyde Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum"
With such a privileged location, shared with many luxury hotels, the Eden Plaza Hotel offers affordable accommodation in a traditionally four- and five-star area. Due to the success of the Great Exhibition in 1851, Kensington quickly developed into a centre of culture and education and as such, the streets are lined with elegant white town houses.
The hotel is situated in one of these gorgeous properties, with stylish contemporary interiors, deftly blending the old and the new to bring you the best of Victorian London and the cosmopolitan capital it is today. As such, this centrally located London hotel has elegantly decorated, compact ensuite rooms with all modern amenities
"Great location to get around London quickly and easily"
The Eden Plaza offers over 60 bijou guest rooms, ranging from Single to Triple, decorated in a clean minimalist style, with good quality furnishings and an extensive range of amenities to suit the requirements of the seasoned and first-time traveller alike.
This 3 star hotel features in each: a private bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, computerized locking, direct-dial telephone, bathtub and WC, a hair dryer, electrical socket for razors, mini-safe, a refrigerator, satellite TV, a wake-up call service and a mini bar. Available to each room is a laundry service, which is operated from the hotel Reception. An elevator to allow ease of access services all floors. Irons and ironing boards are also available from the Eden Plaza reception if needed.
"Hundreds of cosmopolitan restaurants in the area"
The Eden Park Hotel features a Lounge Coffee Bar and a Breakfast Room. The pleasantly appointed breakfast room serves light refreshments all day, and both a set continental breakfast and fully cooked English breakfast. The hotel does not cater for evening meals, but if you hit the streets of Kensington you will stumble upon a delicious eatery in no time.
If you are sticking to a budget, cheap eats can be found in chains such as Burger King, Wagamamas and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, but if you want something a bit more special, Rotisserie Jules offers exquisite international cuisine, Oddono's offers some of the best ice cream in the UK and Black & Blue does an inventive tale on diner food for a decidedly non-trailer trash clientele.
"Walk to many of London's famous attractions"
Located on Queens Gate, the hotel is close to the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria & Albert, where you can discover something surprising about life on earth and beyond, or see some intricate crafts from all over the world, including esoteric oddities such as biscuit tins and gravestone carvings.
To the north of the hotel you will find the verdant lawns of Hyde Park, where you can explore on a horse from Hyde Park Stables, ride the solar-powered shuttle boat across the Serpentine Lake, catch an open air concert in the summer months or ponder the modern art in The Serpentine Gallery, where luminaries such as Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Damien Hirst have previously exhibited.
Kensington Palace, home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge offers a real possibility for royal spotting as well as a magical programme of exhibitions throughout the year. If you prefer to indulge with some retail therapy, you will be well served by Kensington High Street, The King's Road in Chelsea and luxurious department stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
"Probably the best travel links in central London"
The Eden Park Hotel is situated in the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington. Just two minutes walk from Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations; all areas and London airports are easily accessed. The City area, Docklands and Liverpool Street can be accessed within approx 20 minutes and Earls Court and Olympia within less than 5 minutes.
Travelling by car is very easy, with numerous NCP car parks and Hotel car parks within walking distance of the Eden Plaza, there is also metered parking outside of the hotel. The M25 and M4 Motorways connect to the Cromwell Road, which will take you direct to the hotel.
"Value for money in a very upmarket and safe area of London"
The hotel may be towards the basic end of Kensington's accommodation, as the furnishings aren't as exciting as some of the hotels in the area, but considering how affordable room rates are, this is a great accommodation option for those who want to stay in this very affluent area without paying an arm and a leg. As is typical of Victorian town house conversions, some guests have found the rooms to be small, but most seem to be eager to book again, so the low-cost rates must tip the balance in favour of the hotel.