More about London Kensington Travel Inn
Great value for money
After a fair bit of online research, I booked and stayed at the Premier Travel Inn Kensington for six nights on my recent trip to London (holiday). The hotel is very conveniently located in the Earls Court area, it is a five minutes walk to the Tube station. The Tube is the most convenient way around town and once you figure out the various lines it is quite easy to get to places. The room was spacious and there were nothing to complain about. The bathroom was clean and spacious, the bed was made up everyday and all necessary amenities were provided. If you are a sports freak, you'll have to be at the bar (downstairs) to catch up on the cable channels as the rooms have only the BBC and a few other free-to-air channels. On the whole, I was quite impressed with the hotel on what was a memorable time in London.
We booked a family room for a few nights for the bargain rate of £75 a night. The room was small but had enough room for a double bed, single bed, cot and for us to live out of our suitcase and keep the buggy up the whole stay. The room was clean and the bed made and supplies replenished daily. All staff were friendly and very helpful.
It was nice to have a bar & restaurant there incase you didn't want to venture too far. We had the breakfast one morning which was very good value for £7.50. Its a buffet and you can choose from fruit, cereal, yoghurt, toast, juices, croissants, bacon, fried egg, scrambled egg, sausages, beans, mushrooms, tomato and coffee. Kids eat free too so it worked out cheaper than another smaller breakfast we'd had nearby.
Its in a brilliant location, right round the corner from Earls Court Station but if you walk a bit further you can use Gloucester Road too where there are lots more nice restaurants to choose from.
Overall we had a great time there and will definitely return to this hotel!
hotel is in a great location mins from earls court tube station which runs the picadilly line into all main areas. Clean room, good breakfast. if i was going back to london i would def stay hear again. good value for money
Free and fabulous
I selected this hotel as part of a special BA promotional offer. Having stayed at other hotels in the area (booked through Virgin) I expected shabby basic no frills Earls Court accomodation.
What I got however was a clean spacious comfortable room with comfy bed, fluffy towels, a lovely hot shower, and a clean tea kettle , fresh milk and a packet of crisp delicious biscuits.
And the cost of the room was zero!
One simply cannot do better than this. Keep your eye out for any future BA offers and do not hestitate to select this Premier Travel Inn.
Just had a 2 night stay here and found it really comfortable, clean and spacious. It is one of the basic hotels as in there are no drawers to keep your clothes but there is a wardrobe and the bathroom was spotless. (incidentally one review commented that the shower was just a hose, no spray, well so was ours, but you have to twist the shower head, it is one of those heads that give several different sprays) The staff were friendly and helpful and the resturant was bright and clean. The only gripe I had was that the web site for Premier inns states that a continental breakfast is available for £5.50, but this hotel doesn't do continental, only full English. My daughter only eats toast & juice so we were a bit dissapointed, until the resturant manager agreed to let us have continental , but we did feel a bit annoyed. Great location, tube very handy. Well recommended.
A Great Price For London
What a great price for London. Our expectations were quite low expecting a very small room, not necessarily clean and far from transport and were quietly surprised to discover our room was quite large (room enough for the king bed and a couch and a travel cot) as well as a decent sized bathroom. Though it doesn't have a fridge it does have a kettle with tea and coffee. The restaurant, located on site, has great food and the service was brilliant.
What made this stay even more enjoyable was the fact that Earls Court Station is literally 5 minutes at the end of the street and the supermarket is a 5 minute walk the other way. It is conveniently located to everything. Our only warning is to plan ahead as it does appear to be extremely popular, and even with all the people we didn't much noise from the other guests. Would highly recommend it for the price you pay.
Pretty good little hotel!!!
So we stayed here for 2 nights, the first night when we got to london and the last night before leaving.
Our first night, the room was rather small, but very clean and the bathroom was spotless. There were just 2 of us so it wasn't a problem. The bed was comfy and I don't know if if is a british thing but we noticed they don't really use a sheet? we were so tired we didn't bother to ask-but we noticed when we stayed with friends they don't really use sheets except to cover the mattress so this might be normal?
The location is fantastic, a 5 minute walk at most from the Earl's court tube station which is pretty close to everything and there are all kinds of restaurants, supermarkets, grocery etc in the area. The area felt very safe as well. The staff were very helpful and the great part is that they have a special luggage room that is locked, so we left our stuff at 10:30am and didn't get it until 6pm (at no charge) as we toured london because we were getting on a train later that night.
Bathoom shower pressure was fantastic! and the room area very quiet.
On the second night (after being out of london for a week) we were on a different floor and we did notice the room was a little bigger but very clean as well.
We never ate at the hotel as we found the prcies expensive.
Overall, I would stay at this location again and recommend this location to anyone.
Good Price, Great Location.
Was in London from November 29- December 6, 2006 and stayed at the PTI Kensington. Check-in was a breeze and the front desk clerk was very helpful in spite of the fact that they were pretty busy due to the George Michael concert.
The hotel was booked solid, but we still managed to get a room on the quiet side of the building. We did not ask to be on the quiet side; it was offered to us by the front desk clerk since we were staying for a week.
The room itself was okay - pretty much what you'd expect from a PTI. It was relatively spacious (London standards), it was clean, the bed was comfy, and the shower pressure was good. Had a hairdryer, TV, a desk, and a couch.
Best thing about this PTI is its location - very close to Earl's court tube so it was easy to get around; within walking distance to close to High street kensington for shopping; very close to Sainsbury's for groceries; and very close to Earl's court road for takeaway.
Having said all this, don't expect anything else. It is a budget hotel, so there are no ice machines, no cable channels, no toiletries, no business centre, etc which you would normally find in other North American chains. Also, there were no drawers in the room, just a small closet to hang your clothes (which only had 6 hangers), so we pretty much lived out of our suitcase (which was not a big deal to us).
I used the wifi connection, which was pretty expensive, but I had no choice as I had to send a document by email. I tried to get a pre-paid card from front desk but they had run out of the cheapest one they had. I must commend the front desk clerk's initiative, however, since he had offered to send the email on my behalf using PTI's server so that I would not have to pay the GBP3.00/30 minutes swisscom was charging.
All in all, I would stay at this hotel again. I've been to other PTIs all over the UK, and I have never been disappointed. Even though PTIs are pretty much a no-frills hotel chain, their customer service never fails to disappoint, and in my books, that counts for a lot.
Medium size travel inn
Stayed there for 3 night after X'mas. It is a medium size travel inn located at the corner one street (Earls Court Garden) down from Earl's Court Underground. Reception staff are friendly but seems overloaded. Room is ok except toilet is a bit run down. There are supermarkets, restaurants and cafes in main street. Everthing is okay except the dimmed street lights along Earls Court Garden.
Just completed a five day stay. Great location, fine value. But do something about the shower. It is simply a hose no spray. We will definitely stay on our next trip to London.