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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 A$187
  • 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 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 12 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 15 min walk
  • Harrods - 19 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 40 min walk
  • Science Museum - 11 min 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 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 movies
  • 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
  • Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
  • Hotel London Kensington 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
  • Hotel London Rydges
  • Rydges Kensington London England
  • Rydges Kensington Plaza London
  • Hotel Rydges Kensington Plaza
  • Rydges Kensington London Hotel London
  • Rydges London
  • London Kensington managed Meliá


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 547 reviews

Very good 8.0
A good experience
Good hotel in excellent position near tube. Clean and pleasant. Only problem was slow lift, and couldn’t use stairs below first floor, as it was blocked off.
auFamily trip
Good 6.0
Great location but average lodging
Our room was dark and a bit dingy with no view. The windows were single glazed so the area near them was quite cold. This setup needed the aircon on which made for a less than ideal sleep due to the aircon noise and fluctuations in temp. Next to the window was a noisy bit of machinery that was probably the indian restaurant's extraction fan. This was our second stay as the first was good. But given this stay, it will be our last.
Stephen, au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel close to everything you need.
Great location, Comfortable room, Easy walk (2min) to shops, cafes, restaurants and the Gloucester St tube station. All interactions with Hotel Staff was excellent. Can't speak highly enough of their service. Great job ladies and gentlemen.
Craig, au2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic location and value
Friendly and welcoming front desk staff, fantastic location right by the tube, and a clean & neat room. I had one of the cheapest rooms on the 1st floor by the lift but this caused no discomfort at all - no need even for earplugs!
Rebecca, au3 night trip
Good 6.0
Could be better
The breakfast was only passable. The serving area was way too small for the amount of guests using it. There was only one elevator in the hotel which was also used to carry equipment around the hotel, ehich meant that on one occassion we had to use the stairs up four floors to retrieve something when we were going out.
wendy, au3 night family trip

Melia London Kensington

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