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The Rockwell

181-183 Cromwell Road, London SW5 0SF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 29/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#277 of 1,157 hotels in London
Travellers' Choice
The Rockwell is an independent hotel with an emphasis on understated contemporary style, impeccable levels of personal service and attention to detail. Each of the forty rooms has been crafted to create a relaxed atmosphere, whilst retaining an individual character which combines English tradition with contemporary styling. In addition to our well appointed bedrooms, we offer guests the use of generous spaces for eating, drinking and relaxing, including a large south facing landscaped garden. Whether you are visiting Kensington for business or pleasure, many of London's best attractions are on our doorstep including Earls Court, Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum as well as the shopping areas of Knightsbridge and Chelsea.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Hungarian and 2 more
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Daniella P wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions
I stayed at The Rockwell during Covid and was immediately shocked with how clean and safe I felt there. I was equally greeted by their extremely kind manager, Roxana. I had such an amazing experience that I stayed here again and again. This review is long overdue. Not only is the location perfect for getting around the city but Roxana went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I need. I can't recommend this hotel enough!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Jo L wrote a review Oct 2020
24 contributions9 helpful votes
I’ve just returned from spending three nights here with my fiancé to celebrate my 40th birthday. Our room was beautifully decorated with it’s own terrace and tea and had a really luxurious feel to it with lovely bed linen and fluffy towels. Roxana on the front desk was really friendly and helpful and the hotel was ideally situated being only five minutes walk from Earl’s Court tube station. Thank you for making my birthday so special.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Alexandra wrote a review Oct 2020
Beverwijk, The Netherlands1 contribution1 helpful vote
In January 2020, I stayed at the Rockwell Hotel for a few nights. I was visiting due to a VERY SPECIAL REASON. It was my 50th BIRTHDAY... and... I was born in London, at a hospital only a few minutes walk from this hotel - which I wanted to visit (though the hospital building had been converted to residential apartments). There was also another reason why I chose to stay at The Rockwell Hotel. Back when I was born, The Rockwell used to be called ‘The Monarch’..... Both my mother and father worked at this hotel before I was born. My mother worked in housekeeping while pregnant of me... and my father worked at the reception desk. I can’t even put into words what it meant for me to stay at this hotel. I grew up far away, in South America, so it was the first time in my life visiting this location. It was truly emotional to be a guest at The Rockwell. My mother passed away a few years ago and I’m sure she would have been delighted to know I was staying there. When I arrived, I showed my birth certificate to the manager Roxana, and told her my story. The staff treated me like royalty, made my stay the most pleasurable possible because they knew what a special moment that was for me. Roxana showed me which parts of the hotel were remodelled and which are still original from the Monarch era, like the lovely tiled floors downstairs and the beautiful stair railings leading upstairs. My husband and I stayed in a lovely spacious room with a private entry and view to the garden. The location of this hotel was great! Only a few minutes walk to Earl's Court Metro and to the rest of touristic London. All in all, I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect celebration of my 50 years of life. I hope I can come back in 50 years, to celebrate my 100th 😁!! Thank you Roxana and Staff.... xoxoxo
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Andrew O wrote a review Aug 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
We wanted somewhere chic but inexpensive to stay for a few days in London. The Rockwell was a great choice - lovely large room with its own, private terrace and only a five minute walk to Earl's Court rube station. The restaurant was closed whilst we were there due to the coronavirus but we were able to sit outside in a secluded terrace area and enjoy a few drinks. Roxana at reception was really friendly and so helpful. We'll definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from TheRockwell TheRockwell, General Manager at The Rockwell
Responded 18 Sep 2020
Dear Andrew O, I would like to thank you for sharing your amazing review with us and choosing The Rockwell Hotel for your travel accommodation. I was very pleased to read that our Hotel and services meet with your approval even though we are currently facing these uncertain times related to COVID-19 pandemic. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback , take care of yourself and your loved ones and hope to have the chance of welcoming you in the soonest future whenever your travel plans bring you back to London. Kind Regards, Roxana Rotaru
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J.D. wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Rockwell is in a great location, only 5 mins walk from Earl's Court tube station and close to shops, restaurants and coffee shops. The hotel is casual/boutique and the front desk staff are very friendly and helpful and they always greet you when you come in or go out. The Superior Double room was fairly spacious and I was assigned to the larger room without even having to ask. That was nice! The shower stall is a bit small though and has nowhere to put anything. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from TheRockwell TheRockwell, General Manager at The Rockwell
Responded 6 May 2020
Dear Judy D, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Rockwell Hotel and for taking the time to share your lovely review. We are really glad to receive such a positive feedback for our staff and we really appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to welcome you here again. Kindest Regards, Roxana Rotaru
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US$109 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rockwell
Which popular attractions are close to The Rockwell?
Nearby attractions include Tardis Police Box (0.2 miles), Garden Lodge Queen, Londra (0.2 miles), and The Blackbird (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rockwell?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Rockwell?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Rockwell?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Rockwell?
Conveniently located restaurants include Over Under, Maroush Bakehouse, and Hansom Cab.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Rockwell?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Rockwell?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rockwell?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.8 miles), Houses of Parliament (3.0 miles), and Westminster Abbey (2.8 miles).