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"Tried and tested South Kensington hotel worthy of recommendation"
The Montana Hotel is located in South Kensington, which is an exquisite, affluent area in the western part of central London, with some of the most historic and expensive, Edwardian and Victorian properties in the city. This area is acknowledged as a good area for tourist and business hotels, having tremendous transport links to almost every area of London and also an extremely convenient direct underground link to Heathrow Airport. The family-run Montana hotel is a top-quality, three-star, tourist-class hotel, located in one of the stunning buildings that line Kensington streets, where you can rest assured that cleanliness and staff service are of a high standard.
"Individual climate control, flat screen interative TV and Sky channels"
The hotel contains 55 bedrooms on four floors, all served by a lift. These have cheerful, contemporary decor in bright colours with plush beds and thoughtful design flourishes such as embellished throw pillows. The hotel is well catered for the budget-minded single traveller and families alike, with the handy option of a limited number of economy single rooms with shared bathrooms (two bedrooms to each well-appointed bathroom), or spacious rooms to sleep parents and children with room to spare. Otherwise, all bedrooms at the Montana Hotel London have a private bathroom with bath and shower combined as well as a wide range of amenities to cover all the requirements of the modern traveller. These include, individual climate control; a flat-screen colour television and entertainment centre with 1,500 tracks of pop, rock, classic and jazz music, a radio, a selection of games and 30 pay-per-view films; internet access via the interactive television; Wi-Fi; Sky channels; a hairdryer; a room safe; double-glazed windows; central heating; and telephones linked with AT&T dialling facilities.
Staff at the hotel are very friendly and knowledgeable, they know the local area like the back of their hand and will be happy to give you recommendations for dinner and activities as well as a few cheeky stories about the area if you ask. The air-conditioned public areas are of a high standard and comprise of a great lounge bar, Lions Bar, with satellite television and an adjacent sitting area with comfortable couches. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and is continental comprising of orange juice, tea, coffee, jams and toasts. A full English Cooked breakfast is available at a small supplement. In the evenings, we recommend that you sample what is widely acknowledged to be the best Indian Cuisine in Kensington, in the Montana's very own air-conditioned restaurant The Light of India.
The Montana enjoys a superb location in the heart of South Kensington, two miles west of West End shops and theatres, at the junction of Cromwell Road and Gloucester Road. From the M25 motorway it is a simple, straight drive along the M4 / A4 to the junction of these two roads. To the east of the Montana Hotel is Knightsbridge and to the west is Hammersmith and Earl's Court exhibition centres. High Street Kensington, with its wide array of independent boutiques and trendy bars; Hyde Park, where you can go horse riding, play tennis or visit The Serpentine Gallery; Kensington Palace and Gardens, where Princess Diana lived until her death; and the Royal Albert Hall are a ten minute walk to the north. This fantastic location enables easy, "on foot" access from the hotel to famed sights and the renowned Fulham Road with its wall-to-wall hip restaurants.
The Hotel has fantastic transport links, situated within three minutes walk of Gloucester Road Underground Station with a direct connection to all four London Heathrow Airport Terminals. From this station, there is also a direct link to the West End of London and Theatreland with a journey time of less than ten minutes to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. From the same station, it is also possible to directly access High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge (Harrods), Victoria Station (where the Gatwick Express Train terminates), Earl's Court and Tower Hill.
This hotel is a very charming and friendly establishment for visitors to the area who expect high standards for a reasonable price. With the major sights of this intriguing location practically on your doorstep, you will be entertained throughout your stay. To ensure you have the best experience at The Montana, choose a room near the back of the hotel to avoid traffic noise and get a good night sleep.