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Located in a stunning red brick building, at the north west corner of Kensington Gardens, the Hilton Hyde Park Hotel sits in one of London's most attractive spots, overlooking the environs of the affluent Kensington district, where notable residents include actress Keira Knightley, fashion designer Stella McCartney and former Prime Minister Tony Blair. Inside the traditional building, the hotel is outfitted with a mixture of contemporary and traditional furnishings, with chandeliers and fireplaces to echo the Georgian surroundings.
The hotel's bedrooms are a haven of contemporary chic, with tasteful furnishings in a muted colour scheme, large windows and tartan throws on beds to protect you from London's notorious chilly weather. In-room amenities include an alarm clock, coffee maker, hairdryer, scald proof shower, an LCD TV with cable and pay per view channels and a high speed internet connection for a fee, which will ensure modern travellers have all they need to relax, work or simply stay in touch whilst they are on holiday.
As you would expect from a Hilt hotel, the staff are friendly and attentive and willing to go that extra mile to ensure a comfortable stay, whether it's helping you to store your luggage whilst you explore, leaving a birthday cake in your room for your special day, or arranging flowers for an anniversary treat, they will help you with a smile.
To ensure you have everything you need without leaving the front door, the hotel has a knowledgeable concierge service, a pet-friendly policy, a business centre, a babysitting service, cots for rooms and Wi-fi connection in public areas for a fee. The hotel's Dining Room restaurant offers an internationally flavoured menu with a fine range of wines and spirits, in laid back surroundings. The hotel's Library Lounge offers very refined surroundings for a drink before hitting the town, with bookshelf-lined walls and a stained glass skylight.
If you want to explore some of London's wealthiest and most historic districts, this is the ideal hotel. With Kensington Gardens on your doorstep, you can take a short stroll across the pleasant green space to Kensington Palace, which has previously housed Queen Victoria and Princess Diana and holds a programme of magical exhibitions throughout the year, making the most of the Christopher Wren designed building. From here you can explore the fantastic range of designer and high street shops, bars and restaurants in Kensington, including famed Department Store Harrods. Hyde Park is opposite Kensington Gardens and offers a wide range of activities in its leafy enclaves, including tennis courts, horse rides, solar powered shuttle boat rides, The Serpentine Gallery's modern art collection and pedalo rides on Serpentine Lake, which you can book just outside the hotel. Beyond Hyde Park, you can visit The Royal Albert Hall and London's museum district, or if you want some respite from cultural activities, you can investigate Oxford Street's sartorial offerings in its 300 plus shops, including Selfridges and the eclectic Topshop flagship store. With so much on offer, you won't be left wanting for things to do.
The hotel has excellent transport links and is situated next door to Queensway tube station, from which you can explore many other areas of London on the Central line. Bayswater tube station is just five-minutes walk away, which services the District and Circle lines. From here you have direct links to Paddington Station (where the Heathrow Express Train terminates), Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates) and many other areas of London, including Notting Hill, which is famed for its carnival. If you are driving to the hotel, it is situated near the main A4 road, which can be accessed via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. An NCP car park is located very nearby in Queensway for overnight parking.
With very friendly and helpful staff, a truly superb London location and very comfortable rooms, this Hilton hotel is a reliably good accommodation option for this area of London and would suit leisure, business or family guests. Given the hotel's address, you would be amiss to not request a room on a higher floor to enjoy fantastic views of Kensington Gardens. If you want to try to save some money in this very expensive area, you can also avoid Wi-fi charges and perhaps pick up a cheap breakfast at the Starbucks Cafe in nearby Queensway.