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LH COMMENT: The location of this hotel is just superb. Tucked away in a little corner of Kensington but with everything closeby on the doorstep.
Close to High Street Kensington Tube.
A great indoor pool, gym and spa.
Close to some lovely restaurants, pubs, clubs and all the shops on High Street Kensington.
ABOUT THE KENSINGTON CLOSE HOTEL:
"Fully renovated to a super standard in 2012"
The Kensington Close hotel and Health Spa is a modern hotel offering good quality accommodation and services, and is equipped with many of the facilities you'd normally associate with a hotel of a more exclusive stature. With two restaurants, its own Health Club and Alchemy Conference facilities, both business and leisure travellers should consider the Kensington Close, as it will suit both alike. The hotel's proximity to Earl's Court Convention Centre, the many interesting museums in Kensington and the majestic Hyde Park will keep you happily occupied throughout your stay, but with a range of beauty treatments and gym facilities all at your disposal for a nominal fee, you might not find a reason to leave the hotel.
"The situation of this hotel is ideal - an upmarket and safe area"
Located only a few minutes walk from High Street Kensington tube station. The hotel underwent extensive refurbishment in 2011. The Kensington Close hotel and Health Spa provides a convenient vantage point from which to explore the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the sights and attractions in the surrounding area. Kensington High Street leads into Kensington Road, which borders the picturesque Hyde Park and leads you straight to the Royal Albert Hall. Here you can watch a musical spectacular under the building's famed dome and experience some of London's emerging musicians with a smaller gig in the building's cafe. The hotel also provides an excellent base for visitors to London's Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, as it is only a short tube ride or easy walk away.
"There is so much you can simply walk to including Knightsbridge and Harrods"
Alternatively, you can visit the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum, where you can see how design has evolved throughout the centuries, create art with gas bubbles, or say hello to Dippy the Diplodocus, who takes pride of place in the Natural History Museum's entry hall. All museums are accessible from the Kensington Close and just a short, pleasant walk away, through leafy, Mews-lined streets
"In 2011, this was a dump - now its deservedly re-incarnated as a genuine 4 star"
Every guest room at the hotel is decorated with modern furnishings and colour schemes, designed to meet your needs. Each of the 500 plus rooms are ensuite with a private bathroom, and all are fully air-conditioned and have central heating. The standard room facilities include a multi-channel television with chargeable games and movies, a hair dryer, direct-dial telephone, trouser press, iron and ironing board, international power points, tea and coffee provisions, and a room safe capable of storing a lap-top. In addition many rooms feature Wi-Fi hot spots that can connect your laptop to the Internet via wireless broadband. Executive rooms are larger than the normal rooms, and feature the same standard facilities, with luxurious extras such as a mini bar and work desk with built in Internet access.
"There is a great selection of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes"
With a relaxed atmosphere, the main buffet style restaurant offers an eclectic range of meals, serving choice succulent meats and fresh vegetables and salads, all can be enjoyed with a good selection of beverages, including soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and a selection of wines. The newly refurbished Kensington Close Hotel will offer a fantastic steak restaurant in conjunction to the main restaurant. Guests will find mouth-watering food, sourced locally and cooked to perfection. An excellent choice for that special meal for two, or larger groups can also be catered for.
"High Street Kensington is two minutes walk away"
The Lounge Bar serves a range of traditional spirits and ales. The atmosphere is light and casual, so you can unwind in the large and comfortable chairs whilst enjoying a cool drink. A light snack menu is available for those on the fly. An exciting and eclectic room service menu is also available for order throughout day.
"The Royal Albert Hall is 5 minutes walk"
The Kensington Close Hotel features a fully equipped health spa, with sauna steam rooms, an 18-metre, heated indoor swimming pool, spa pool, solarium and tanning salon, plus a host of beauty treatments. In addition to this you will have access to the fitness centre, so whether you want to work up a sweat, or a complete detox, the Kensington Close Health Spa is sure to have something to interest you.
"Superb heated swimming pool"
For your ultimate well being why not try one of the many beauty treatments on offer at the Health Spa? Using chemical free Elemis products that are 100% natural and developed from a mixture of plant extracts, natural oils and Chinese herbs, choose between Swedish, Balinese or Thai Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu, Chinese Tui Na or Reflexology.
The gymnasium features cardiovascular and resistance machines, as well as free weights, for guest use. Personal trainers are available, as are qualified Lifestyle Consultants to tailor your workout to your specific needs and requirements. There is also an array of studio classes available to members and non-members, for those who want an aerobic alternative to pumping iron. These include Yoga, Pilates, Circuits, and Kick Boxing classes. Swimming lessons in the indoor pool are also available.
The high standard of facilities make this hotel a god choice for the traveller who wants a very relaxing break rather than rushing out the door at an early hour every morning to take in as much sight seeing as possible. Of course, sight seeing from the fantastic location is highly recommended, but being able to unwind in style makes all the difference. For the best experience, request a room that is away from the tube station as this can be noisy, and it is recommended to book a superior room, which tends to be larger.