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LH Comment: Any hotel located around here is in a perfect position for getting around all of London. The Gallery hotel is no exception. If you stay here do not expect "modern", its a little past its sell by date but still attracts positive reports due to its location and price.
Ideal for the Museums, Harrods and Albert Hall.
Guest reviews are mixed but go here expecting nothing special and you may be nicely suprised.
About The Gallery Hotel
The Gallery, in South Kensington, is a haven of quiet elegance; it is also a living tribute to the art and artists of Victorian times. Yet when staying here you are never far away from the very best that modern London has to offer.
Cross the threshold of the Gallery and you enter a world, which the eminent artists of the Victorian era would recognize instantly. There's a genuinely warm feeling of welcome in the mahogany panelled reception, lobby and lounge - the latter replete with original artworks.
In previous times, the Gallery has been awarded the coveted Red Diamond, which is awarded to the top 10% of Boutique hotels in UK for their excellence and service.
Choosing a room at the Gallery Hotel ensures you will be immersed in vintage glamour with all the modern amenities you require. Comfortable fittings in rich fabrics and quirky touches such as William Morris-style 'Arbutus' wallpaper reflect the grandeur and history of the affluent South Kensington location.
Rooms are available as Double (available for single occupancy); Deluxe Double and Twin; and Suite. All include a Direct Dial phone, Wi-fi Internet access (at extra cost), 24-hour room service and tea and coffee making facilities.
The Gallery offers guests a concierge service to help navigate the many attractions, restaurants and travel possibilities the area has to offer. Guests will be spoilt for choice with the Natural History Museum on the doorstep, and the Victoria & Albert and Science Museums just a few minutes walk away.
If you wish to experience more of the area's historic legacy, the Royal Albert Hall (implemented by Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert), is just a ten minute walk away and offers a wide selection of musical shows, talks and theatrical performances; and Kensington Palace and Gardens are just 15 minutes away, where you can view the Peter Pan statue dedicated to J.M. Barrie or learn about the areas most elite residents. London's largest green space, Hyde Park, is also close by if you fancy a low-cost outdoor activity.
With the hotel's reasonable rates, students arriving to visit the Lycee Francais will be well placed to do so on a budget, an internet cafe is just a two minutes walk away if you wish to avoid Wi-fi charges and cheap eateries such as Starbucks, Paul's bakery and a 24-hour Sainsbury’s mega store are all within five minutes of the hotel.
For those whose budget can be stretched a bit further Kensington and Knightsbridge's range of luxury shops, including department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols, will satiate any retail desires. For an elegant meal, treat yourself to a night out at Rotisserie Jules or La Bouchee for fine European cuisine, or indulge in a cupcake at the famous Hummingbird Bakery.
The hotel is also well placed for London transport links, whether you are arriving by bus, car, National Rail or from overseas. The Gallery Hotel is five minutes walk from Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations, both of which service the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines.
From both stations there are direct links to Victoria Station (where you can transfer to Gatwick Airport); Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express train terminates); King's Cross St Pancras Station (where the Eurostar terminates); and Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly line. If driving to the hotel, it is placed on the A4 road, which is accessible from the M25 and M4.
The Gallery Hotel's great location and cheap room rates mean you can easily spend the day exploring Kensington's many famous and lesser known gems, then return to a secluded world of plump armchairs, tea, kilims and etchings worthy of Morris, Lord Leighton and Rossetti, and at no point feel like a starving artist.