Search for cheapest prices: Grange Strathmore Hotel
"Seriously good Kensington location and on a quiet side street"
The Grange Strathmore Hotel, London is tucked away down a quiet side street in one of London's most attractive and culturally and historically important areas. It is a genteel, refined district with some great sights, and easy transport links into the centre of London.
The rooms are perhaps smaller than some people would desire, but they offer a full range of amenities: from 24-hour porterage and concierge service to a complementary newspaper, and hypoallergenic pillows and bedding.
Each room comes with an en-suite bathroom and hairdryer, as well as facilities for making hot drinks. There is a restaurant, and also a bar where you can relax with a drink, having spent the day exploring the grandeur and grace of South Kensington.
Every room has a digital LCD TV as well as cable and satellite television channels. High chairs and cots are available on request, and there is a children's menu available in the restaurant.
The understated style and grace of South Kensington, as well as its proximity to many attractions are attractive to many visitors to the city.
At the north end of the district, just above High Street Kensington, you will find many consulates and embassies, which enjoy both the convenience and style of the area.
As the hotel itself has been fashioned out of an adapted residential building, and was not purpose-designed as a hotel, some visitors have found the rooms to be small, and the décor in need of being updated.
Others have noted that, even though the hotel is not itself located on a busy road, you are very close to the busy intersection outside Gloucester Road tube station, and that from many of the rooms you can still hear noise from there.
This is a good, standard option for those looking for a reasonable hotel in the heart of one of London's most fashionable and exclusive areas.
About the area
Upmarket South Kensington is home to London's most impressive museums, and the Natural History Museum and Science Museum are just around the corner from this hotel. You are also within easy walking distance from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Royal Albert Hall, and Hyde Park.
Whatever your cultural interests, you will find something in South Kensington to help you sate them. If you are interested in royal-spotting you can always go and look at Kensington Palace from Hyde Park and see if you can spot any of the monarchy as they go about their daily business.
With Gloucester Road tube station close at hand, and Earl's Court and High Street Kensington easily reached, South Kensington also makes a good spot to explore the rest of London from.
You are within a 15-minute walk, or one tube stop from the shopping of High Street Kensington, Harrods in Knightsbridge, or the boutiques of the Kings Road and Sloane Square. Whatever your passion, you will find a way to indulge it here.
Facilities at a glance:
77 En-suite rooms
24 hour porterage
24 hour Reception desk
Glamis Lounge Bar
High chairs and cots available on request
Children’s menus available in restaurant
24 hour room service
Hypoallergenic pillows and duvets
Iron and ironing board
Tea/coffee making facilities
Electronic door-locking system
Digital LCD TV
Satellite and cable TV channels
Direct Dial Telephone
Private en-suite bathroom
Check In: after 14.00 (Fridays and Saturdays after 15:00)
Check Out: before 11.00
On Street Parking
NCP in Cromwell Road