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Melia London Kensington

4.5-star4.5 stars
61 Gloucester Road, Kensington, London, England, SW7 4PE, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Natural History Museum
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service

Melia London Kensington

from £134
  • The Kensington Suite
  • Classic Single Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Premium King Room
  • Family Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Family Room (2AD+1CH)
  • Junior Suite (2AD+1CH)
  • Suite (2AD+1CH)
  • Suite (Master)
  • Suite (Master (2 + 1))

What’s around Melia London Kensington


  • In London City Centre
  • Natural History Museum (6-minute walk)
  • Royal Albert Hall (12-minute walk)
  • Hyde Park (15-minute walk)
  • Harrods (19-minute walk)
  • Buckingham Palace (40-minute walk)
  • Science Museum (11-minute walk)
  • Big Ben - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 46-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 25-min drive
  • London West Brompton Station 20-min walk
  • London Kensington Olympia Station 29-min walk
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station 29-min walk
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station 1-min walk
  • South Kensington Underground Station 10-min walk
  • High Street Kensington Station 15-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 81 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 76
  • Conference space size (meters) - 7
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1789
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay films
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


The Jam Cupboard – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Melia London Kensington’s small print

Also known as

  • Rydges Kensington London Hotel
  • Rydges London
  • London Kensington managed Meliá
  • managed Meliá
  • Melia London Kensington Hotel
  • Melia London Kensington London
  • Melia London Kensington Hotel London
  • Hotel London Kensington managed by Melia
  • Hotel London Kensington managed by Meliá
  • Rydges Hotel
  • Melia London Kensington Hotel
  • Melia London Kensington London
  • Melia London Kensington Hotel London
  • Hotel London Kensington managed by Melia
  • Hotel London Kensington managed by Meliá
  • Hotel London Kensington managed Meliá
  • Rydges
  • Hotel London Rydges
  • Rydges Kensington London England
  • Rydges Kensington Plaza London
  • Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
  • Rydges Kensington London Hotel London


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: GBP 50.00 per night

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 556 reviews

Fair 4.0
I tried three rooms, all were dirty but I settle on one with a dead cockroach and rising damp. All rooms were old and tired. This hotel is far too expensive for what you get. The first bedroom had a crack in the bathroom floor which was easily 1 foot long and raised by at least 5mm so perfect for someone to slice their foot on
Robert, gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Rooms are old, small - but nice breakfast
Overall, I would not consider it to the standard of Melia hotels, so don't be influenced by the name. The hotel is partly under renovation, but there is no loud noise in the morning. We arrived late at night and had to change rooms 3 times because the air condition was not working (there was a fan in the room), then we were booked into a room that was already occupied and walked into someone sleeping there. The rooms are very small, old and only the bathroom is renovated (although not exceptionally nice). The carpet floors and furniture are clearly quite old. Location is alright, although it is more residential. Staff was very helpful and nice. Great breakfast!
gb1 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Not good at all. Waited nearly 30 minutes to be checked in. Was then given a room rejected by another guest while I was waiting! Double bed was in fact a pull down syndicate bed meant for temporary use. Mattress was terrible ( reason for other guest rejecting room). Would never stay in this hotel again.
Stephen, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really lovely hotel and reasonably priced. Bed mattress might need changing as it felt that some springs had broken but wasn’t the worst. Staff were lovely and location was very handy to the tube.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing location
Amazing and a great stay and so convenient to the West End of London and in particular the musiasms.
Brian, gb3 night business trip

Melia London Kensington

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