The W14 Kensington

16-22 Gunterstone Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9BX, United Kingdom
(3.5 star hotel)
#1095 of 2,367 hotels in London
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Nice trendy hostel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 20, 2007

I stayed at the Ace Hotel with 14 of my friends, and everybody was very satisfied !

The rooms were very clean, and the beds confortable. There is a common room with plasma tv, pool, video games and a bar. The atmosphere is young and fun.

You have the choice between rooms of 4, 6 or more beds. With or without bathroom.
I stayed in the 6 bedded room ensuite and it was really nice. Some of the rooms are smaller though.

The breakfast is free and includes tea / coffee, juice, croissant, scones and cereals.
There is an internet access (for a small fee).

I would absolutly recommand the place !

Unique Quality: There is a garden that must be nice in the summer !

Directions: Nearest tube station : Barons Court

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Nice for a London hostel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 14, 2007

I've stayed in this hostel twice. Some things have changed, the breakfast is not as good as it used to be (they used to offer different types of spreads, cheeses, toast etc. and what you get now, are croissants, scones, marmelade and cornflakes) and water was quite cold, so it was a chilly experience when taking a shower.

Unique Quality: But in general, I'm satisfied with them because it's clean, safe, warm, they have the internet room and the staff are also helpful. I will go there again.

Directions: Underground:

West Kensington (District Line) - 5 mins walk.

Barons Court (District/Piccadilly Line) - 5 mins walk.

Great budget alternative

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 20, 2007

Great place to stay in London. Not very central, but still worth every penny.

This is a modern hostel, cheap and great clean rooms. Ok staff, a bit expencive in the bar, but no problems.

Ok breakfast.

Could stay here agian, but still so many places to choose between in London.

Unique Quality: Modern
Cheap
Clean

Directions: West Kensingtion Station or Barons Court, beware that service on these stations/lines are likely in the weekends. 5min walk from both stations

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Best hostel I've ever been !

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 21, 2006

The ace hotel is by far the best hostel I've ever been.

What a great suprise and pleasure to check in this new and comfortable place where everything is designed to make your stay a great moment.

Most of all I would mention that the hotel is SO clean. The staff keep on watching and cleaning so you feel like you're in a great place.

The staff is welcoming, friendly and organised.

The only minus is that we were in room 302 which is the only one with a very noisy motor inside running every time a person was using the bathroom located just next to this room.
Next time I'll specifically ask for another room but it didn't keep me from sleeping.

Unique Quality: The hotel is located in a very residential area which is a plus (as far as I'm concerned I'd rather sleep in a calm place that a noisy one).

Inside the hotel the bar is also a place to hang out with large sofas, 2 huge TV, a pool table.

A internet access is provided at 1£ / 30 minutes. There may be wifi access (as I saw people in the bar with their laptop) but I'm not 100% sure.

The price of the room included a quite good breakfast : tea/coffee/cereals/orange juice.

I went for a twin room but most of the rooms are rather 3/4/6 shared bedroom.

The bathrooms are shared but as I mentionned, the staff is so obsessed with cleaning that the bathrooms are always great.

Directions: The hotel is in West Kensington, a very residential and safe area.

Two tube stations are at equal distance of the hotel :
West Kensigton and Barons Court.
It will take you only 5 minutes to go to central London from those 2 stations.

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Clean & Convenient

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 29, 2006

I stayed here for three days towards the end of my trip. The hostel is quite clean, close to the West Kensington tube stop & 30 min. walk to the V&A. There is a complimentary breakfast served every morning. Its located in a pretty safe and quiet neigbourhood & the hotel is also very secure. You can get private rooms w/an ensuite bathroom as well as dormitory style accomodations. The duvets are fantastic!

Unique Quality: There is a bar downstairs that offers snacks as well as drinks, a yard w/a hot tub, laundry facilities, internet lounge and is a 10 min. walk from a 24 hour Tesco. You can get items like towels, batteries, locks & laundry detergent at the front desk. Its easy tube ride from Heathrow.

Directions: Kensington

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As upscale as a Hostel likely gets

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 19, 2005

Have stayed here on two different ocassions, once for only two nights, second time for a week. Recently renovated, good staff - clean place! Some rooms (ones I stayed in) are en suite dorms - so share with fewer people.

Probably a bit pricey for some parts of the hostel crowd but not others.

Unique Quality: Easy access to Picadilly and District lines - two tube stations at an easy walk - safe neigborhood - back deck

Directions: Near West Kensington Station

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Address: 16-22 Gunterstone Road, West Kensington, London, W14 9BX, United Kingdom

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Amenities at The W14 Kensington

  • Business Services
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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