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ibis Styles Hotel Kensington, London Review

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Kensington, London

www.ibis.com

Reviewed by Emma Rogers

The new ibis Styles Hotel near London’s Earls Court Station is one of Accor’s newest London establishments. Centrally located for both the West End and the tourist spots of swanky Kensington, this boutique hotel is excellently placed for both tourists and business travellers.

The hotel is set in one of the original Georgian houses on Hogarth Road. As you walk into the building, the reception area includes a stocked bar-cafe where guests can relax before or during their stay. The staff are friendly and eager to help too. Throughout the hotel, the walls are decorated with facts about the surrounding Kensington attractions, and photos which accentuate the boutique, slightly quirky style of the venue. The rooms are big enough for one, or maybe two people who live snugly, but they are very functional with a sofa, open wardrobe, desk and side table and a clever bar-style table for the bedside. The free wifi throughout the hotel was convenient enough to be able to sit in our room and use it rather than have to vacate to reception like so many other hotels.

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The breakfast next morning was a lovely spread of continental cheese, ham and pastries with old-fashioned cereals and toast. The buffet style on a Saturday morning became a bit hectic, but all the food was fresh and plentiful and the breakfast room was exceptionally clean and well-staffed.

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The ibis Styles Hotel makes for a lovely weekend stay or business retreat in the heart of London. Your needs are catered for, and the quirky style makes it rise head and shoulders above “budget” hotels yet with the comfort and class of one of the much more expensive chains. I would recommend ibis Styles for anyone coming to London and wanting to stay in the heart.

Rating: 4.5/5

Rates for a standard double room based on two people sharing start at 90. Breakfast is included and the room houses the Sweet Bed by ibis.

For more information or to make a booking click here or call 0207 610 0880.

ibis Styles Hotel Kensington. 15-25 Hogarth Road, London, SW50QJ | 0207 610 0880

4 half Star

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