City Continental Kensington Hotel - London

11-13 Penywern Road Earls Court London Sw5 9Tt 11-, London, United Kingdom, SW5 9TT  show map
 3 stars
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City Continental Kensington Hotel - London

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

This three-star hotel enjoys central location near key shopping areas and heritage sites.

Dominated by traditional touches, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

All 60 spacious rooms feature tea/coffee maker and hair dryer.

Continental breakfast is served at the hotel daily.

Earl's Court Underground Station is adjacent to the hotel.

Number of rooms   74.

Rooms

All rooms are air-conditioned and have individual bathroom, TV, tea/coffee facilities and hair dryer.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is served at the hotel daily.

At the hotel City Continental Kensington guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

Services

Wi-Fi is available at a charge.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

11-13 Penywern Road Earls Court London Sw5 9Tt 11-, London, United Kingdom, SW5 9TT

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City Center
  • London
    3.0 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    2.1 mi
  • Clapham Junction
    2.1 mi
Underground stations
  • West Brompton
    1700 ft
  • Earl's Court
    400 ft
Bus stop
  • 1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Blackbird (cuisine: British, Brew Pub, Gastropub)
    400 ft
  • Nando's - Earls Court (cuisine: Grill, Portuguese)
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    74

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Rooms and availability

All rooms are air-conditioned and have individual bathroom, TV, tea/coffee facilities and hair dryer.

City Continental Kensington Standard Single Room
Standard Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy room decorated in welcoming color palette. It has a comfortable Single bed some work area with the desk and a modern bathroom with bathtub or shower.

Room facilities
    City Continental Kensington Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Cozy room with bright interior is perfect for one person. It has a comfortable Double bed, some work area with the desk and a modern bathroom with bathtub or shower.

    Room facilities
      City Continental Kensington Standard Double Room
      Standard Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Cozy room with bright interior provided with a Double bed. It has some work area with the desk and a modern bathroom with bathtub or shower.

      Room facilities
        City Continental Kensington Standard Twin Room
        Standard Twin Room
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        Cozy room with bright interior provided with two Single beds. It has some work area with the desk and a modern bathroom with bathtub or shower.

        Room facilities
          City Continental Kensington Standard Triple Room
          Standard Triple Room
          Bed type: Triple
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          • Air conditioning
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          Cozy room with bright interior has everything you need for relax and comfort. It has some work area with the desk and a modern bathroom with bathtub or shower.

          Room facilities

            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            11-13 Penywern Road Earls Court London Sw5 9Tt 11-, London, United Kingdom, SW5 9TT

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              3.0 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Paddington Station
              2.1 mi
            • Clapham Junction
              2.1 mi
            Underground stations
            • West Brompton
              1700 ft
            • Earl's Court
              400 ft
            Bus stop
            • 1000 ft
            Restaurants
            • Blackbird (cuisine: British, Brew Pub, Gastropub)
              400 ft
            • Nando's - Earls Court (cuisine: Grill, Portuguese)
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              74

            Hotel Awards

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            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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            City Continental Kensington Location

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            Knightsbridge, a popular cultural area is within 15 minutes walking

            Kensington area with numerous shops and historic sites is also within walking distance

            Olympia and Earl's Court Exhibition Halls are located within walking distance to the hotel

            Earls Court Exhibition Center, 200 m, the largest exhibition venue in central London

            Saint Stephens Church, 700 m, an Anglican church

            Kensington High Street, 900 m, the main shopping street in Kensington

            Tourist attractions

            • Hop on Hop off Plus - 1700 ft
            • Hackelbury Fine Art - 3000 ft
            • Envie D'Art - 3300 ft
            • Stamford Bridge - 3300 ft

            Places of interest

            • Saint Stephens Church - 2300 ft
            • Saint Yeghiche America Church - 2700 ft
            • The Harrington Club - 3300 ft
            • St Augustine's Church, Kensington - 3300 ft
            • Ismaili Centre - 3700 ft

            Convention centers

            • Earls Court Exhibition Centre - 700 ft
            • Institut français du Royaume-Un - 3700 ft

            Sport related

            Shopping areas

            Amusement

            • Cineworld - 3300 ft
            • The Mediatheque - 3700 ft
            • Cinema Lumiere - 3700 ft

            Stadiums

            • Chelsea FC - 3700 ft

            Museums

            • The Dana Centre - 3700 ft
            • Baden-Powell House Museum - 4000 ft

            Universities, Institutes

            • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital - 3000 ft

            Galleries

            • R B S Gallery - 3000 ft

            Underground stations

            Local Attractions

            • Victoria and Albert Museum - 5300 ft
              Cromwell Road, London
            • Kensington Palace - 1.0 mi
              The Broad Walk, London
            • Chelsea - 1.1 mi
              LondonEngland
            • Science Museum - 5000 ft
              Exhibition Road, London
            • Brompton Oratory - 5100 ft
              Thurloe Place, London

            Near the hotel

            • Tardis Police Box - 400 ft
              236 Earls Court Road, London
            • Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery - 3600 ft
              12 Holland Park Road, London
            • Hammersmith - 4400 ft
              The Mall, Hammersmith, London
            • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments - 4900 ft
              Prince Consort Road, London
            • Baden-Powell House - 3600 ft
              65-67 Queens Gate, London
            • Natural History Museum - 4200 ft
              Cromwell Road, London
            • Opera Holland Park - 4600 ft
              Holland Park, London

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Blackbird - 400 ft

              Address: 209 Earls Court Rd
              Phone: 020 7835 1855

              65% likes this, based on 288 reviews
              Cuisine: British, Brew Pub, Gastropub
              Price Range: USD 10 - USD 26

            • Dragon Palace - 300 ft

              Address: 207 Earls Court Road
              Phone: 020 7370 1461

              76% likes this, based on 72 reviews
              Cuisine: Chinese

            • Gourmet Burger Kitchen - Earls Court - 600 ft

              Address: 163 Earls Court Road
              Phone: 0207 373 3184

              72% likes this, based on 244 reviews
              Cuisine: Hamburgers
              Price Range: USD 12 - USD 24

            • Nando's - Earls Court - 400 ft

              Address: 204 Earls Court Road
              Phone: +44 (0)20 7259 2544

              62% likes this, based on 190 reviews
              Cuisine: Grill, Portuguese
              Price Range: USD 0 - USD 43

            • Byron - 400 ft

              Address: 242 Earls Court Road
              Phone: +44 20 7370 7991

              76% likes this, based on 71 reviews
              Cuisine: Hamburgers
              Price Range: USD 11 - USD 24

            Getting there.

            Heathrow Airport is within 20km.

            The Heathrow Express runs to Paddington station. Trains depart every 15 minutes and journey time is approximately 15 minutes. The first train leaves Heathrow just after 5am the last train leaves just after 11.30pm.

            By Underground take the Piccadilly Line, one station for Terminal 1, 2 and 3 and one for Terminal 4.

            Average journey time to Central London is approx.40/45 minutes. Tubes run every five minutes at peak times and every nine minutes at off peak times and weekends. The fist train to central London leaves at 5am (5.47am on Sundays) and the last one at 11.47pm (11.57pm on Sundays).

            By Bus:

            Most coach and bus services operate from Heathrow central bus station, which can be reached by the subways linking Terminal 1,2 &3. The central bus station is well signed posted from all terminals and is located next to the London Underground station for Terminals1, 2 & 3.

            By Taxi the transfer costs GBP 38.

            Gatwick Airport is within 45km.

            The Gatwick Express train service runs every 15 minutes during the day, and hourly (35 minutes past each hour) during the night. It takes 30 minutes to travel to London Victoria. Access to the Gatwick Train Station is easy from both North and South terminal. Follow the signs on arrival.

            By Bus:

            Most bus and coach services lave from London Gatwick's coach station on the ground floor of the South terminal. There are various bus companies that run from London Gatwick to London Victoria. The National Express service calls at many south/central London locations before terminating at London Victoria coach station.

            By Taxi the transfer costs GBP 79.

            Stansted Airport is within 62.7km.

            The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes from 8am to 5pm and every 30 minutes early morning, evening weekdays and weekends. The journey time is approx 35 minutes to Tottenham Hale Station (underground service Victoria Line to Victoria & District Line To Earls Court time approx 10-15 minutes) and 45 minutes to Liverpool station, Central London. From London Stansted the first service begins at 6am every day and the final train departs at 11.30pm.

            By Bus:

            The Coach Station is located in front of the terminal forecourt. The National Express Bus operates between Stansted Airport and London Victoria coach station.

            City Airport is within 22km.

            A shuttle bus service from the airport to Canning Town connects passengers onto the Jubilee underground line.

            Alternatively, taxis are available outside the arrivals hall.

            Getting around.

            Earl's Court Underground Station is adjacent to the hotel.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              74

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonCity Continental Kensington

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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            City Continental Kensington Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at City Continental Kensington

            Average guest rating

            6.6out of 10
            Good
            Based on 630 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            9.6
            Rooms
            7.2
            Service
            7.5
            Value
            7.8
            Dining
            7.0

            Individual guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              6.6

              Really close to Earls Court expo centre and of course the tube station. The rooms we stayed in were just renovated. Breakfast was ok.

              The hotel was under renovations the whole time, there was plastic and white dust everywhere.

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              Helpfull staff. Comfortable beds, great breakfast.rooms are small but ok and had a lot of trouble getting key to work

            • Single
              7.4

              The hotel was conveniently placed for my visit to PHEX at Stamford Bridge.

              Very basic accomodation, and no digital TV.

            • Family with children
              4.6

              The location of the hotel is good - very easy access to Heathrow via the tube station, which is just around the corner, a short walk away from the hotel.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              la ubicación (al lado del metro y autobuses, en dos paradas estas en el centro), el precio, el trato

              no hay armario ni cajones y la sala del desayuno, se llena rápidamente y hay que esperar

            • Single
              5.4

              Location was ok.

              Breakfast was not the way it was described at hotels website. There was no reading light in the room. Carpet was very squeaky in the corridores which woke me up during the night. Noises from the basement (kitchen?) could be heard in the first floor.

            • Family with children
              5.0

              Its location

              The cleaniless and the bathroom with the mildew, brrrr...

            • Group of friends
              5.4

              I liked the staff and the red carpet as you came in through the front door. Not much else.

              I didn't enjoy staying there. The corridors felt like a hostel and the room was small and like student accommodation. I was upgraded to a double room and I am glad I was because the double-bed was not much wider than a single.

            • Single
              5.0

              It was close to the conference centre I was attending

              The room was dingy, windowsills were dirty, the bed had a very old mattress and you could feel the springs through. It was most uncomfortable. The water pipes/plumbing was noisy all night

            • Single
              5.4

              The location is pretty good, as it is quite near to at least 2 underground stops within 5 minutes' leisurely walking and there is a supermarket nearby.

              The Indian staffs working on the front-desk are not helpful at all. Every time when I asked for some help, they were reluctantly to do, eg, with my lugguage climbing up the long stairs. I think they should be more considerate. They also asked for 5 pounds for 2 hours using computers, and no "one hour" basis.

            • Single
              6.6

              I only stayed for one evening, and although the room and bathroom were rather small, they were clean and adequate. The location is excellent and the staff were friendly and helpful.

            • Family with children
              7.8

              The best thing about City Continental is its location 2 mins from Earls Court tube station with an m&s supermarket at the top of the street. Room was newly renovated and very clean. Breakfast was very good with cereals, breads, eggs, juice/yogurts and tea/coffee. Staff were cordial and friendly. The k&k hotel nearby has a lovely guest bar area serving food and drinks where we able to relax comfortably with our teenage son after our sightseeing trips later in the evening

              The City Continental while comfortable and comparatively good value has minimal hotel facilities for guests .. b&b only (small reception, bedrooms and basement breakfast room ) Staff are very polite but do not deal effectively with reasonable guest queries. We had a 24 hr wait to have the safe opened and were only there for two nights. No reply at all to our query on the inactive fan in bathroom or air-conditioning unit in bedroom. Would recommend this hotel mainly if price and location is priority.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Location close to Underground. Clean. Reasonable price.

              Would have liked a lounge with comfortable seats. The rooms are small and fine for sleeping but there was no place in the hotel to sit and read.

            • Single
              7.0

              It is an ideal hotel for single people or couples who need to spend just a few nights in London (job interviews, short city breaks). The hotel has been recently refurnished and it is still in process of upgrading. My room, although it is very small, it was very clean and knit. It got everything was I need and what you expect for a 3-star-hotel.

              Breakfast. You will not enjoy the best continental breakfast in your life, but it will help you to kick the day. Internet service is amazingly expensive. Go to a Cyber cafe. It will be way cheaper. Bring some earplugs. Walls are rather thin.

            • Single
              6.2

              Very close to Earls court, room kept clean.bed comfartable

              Very small room with no drawer space at all.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel City Continental Kensington Hotel - London London location
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            Hotel Address:

            11-13 Penywern Road Earls Court London Sw5 9Tt 11-, London, United Kingdom, SW5 9TT

            Get directions
            City Center
            • London
              3.0 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Paddington Station
              2.1 mi
            • Clapham Junction
              2.1 mi
            Underground stations
            • West Brompton
              1700 ft
            • Earl's Court
              400 ft
            Bus stop
            • 1000 ft
            Restaurants
            • Blackbird (cuisine: British, Brew Pub, Gastropub)
              400 ft
            • Nando's - Earls Court (cuisine: Grill, Portuguese)
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              74

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonCity Continental Kensington

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

            Use Badge

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