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The Nadler Kensington
Ranked #57 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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“What a BRILLIANT Hotel !!!”
Reviewed 31 December 2008

27th - 30th December 2008.
We found Base to Stay via the internet and was absolutely delighted by the facilities and staff.
We wanted a family break during "Twixmas" for 2 adults and a 12 yearold - who was to celebrate his 13th birthday whilst we were away!
The room was a Superior room, with a large double bed and unusually for a hotel, a VERY comfortable single bed.
We loved the fact that we had loads of space in our room. Unlike cheaper hotels, the wardrobe had doors, so everything was neatly hidden away.
The small kitchenette, also hidden behind doors, had a fridge, sink, kettle and microwave, which enabled us to cook breakfast and an evening meal!
The bathroom was spotless and the shower hot and powerful.
What was quite unique was the interactive TV, with all the free to air digital channels, plus free intenet access, internet radio, its own mini "i-tunes" with all manner of cd's and games pre loaded and free to play. The movies cost just £2 each. I know London has rather a lot of attractions, but it was nice to come back to our room and have plenty of entertainment whilst we relaxed.
The other unique feature was the fact that we had 3, totally uninterrupted nights sleep! No slamming of doors, no shouting down the corridors, no heavy footsteps from the room above, despite the hotel being full during our stay.
The area felt safe at night. M&S and Waitrose were 2 mins away as was Earls court Station and Harrods was only a 15 min walk along Cromwell Road.
We will definitly be returning in the summer for another short break.

  • Liked — Freedom to cook your own food, the quiet rooms and the Internet TV.
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2008

3 of us stayed in a triple room in Base2Stay for 3 nights. We paid about GBP 160 per room per night, which worked out to be about GBP 55 per person....which was not a bad bargain for central London.

The hotel is not exactly in Kensington as the name suggested. Granted that it is still in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Base2Stay was off Earl's Court road - cross the road from Earl's Court tube, turn right, walk down Earl's Court Gardens and turn left at the first junction.

Base2Stay is a refurbished series of townhouses, with narrow hallways and a ladyrinth of rooms. But the decor is clean, modern and blended well with the white-washed columns and walls on the outside.

The room was small and rather cramped for 3 persons. It would have been just nice for a double. It was evident that the room was designed for a double with there being 2 standard single beds with a diven and headboards et al and one, foldable / collapsible single bed squeezed between the work desk and the 2 standard single beds.

To save space, the small kitechenette is built into the wall like a cupboard and space saving furniture used, e.g. wall mounted LCD telly, half-size stool in place of a chair or sofa etc.

The bathroom, thankfully, is a decent size.

Furnishing is of a good quality and overall, the stay was comfortable, albeit a little cramped at times. Base2Stay was very unlike other horror stories of townhouse-converted-into-hotels in other parts of central London where peeling paint, overhanging wires and generally, dingy decor were the order of the day.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Slightly cramped
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 December 2008

We stayed one night at Base2Stay whilst visiting the International Horse Show at Olympia (one stop away on the tube from Earls Court).

The hotel is about a 3 min walk from Earls Court Tube and a street full of restaurants, take aways, off licences, supermarkets, really handy if you want something to eat and drink. There is a vending machine at the hotel which has chocolate, crisps, cans of drink etc.

Check in was the quickest ever, no queues of people, a nice greeting from the receptionist.

We had a standard double room on the 3rd floor, which had everything we needed - lovely comfy bed, nice clean modern bathroom, nice flat screen TV positioned perfectly for watching from bed!, mini kitchen with cutlery and plates/cups/glasses/microwave, free internet through the TV, and good storage space.

The whole hotel was very clean and modern and tastefully decorated, even the christmas wreath on the front door was classy!

I would def recommend this place if visiting/working in places in West London.

  • Liked — Modern, Very Clean, Great Check In/Out, Comfy Bed
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled on business
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5 Thank lrmd
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Reviewed 16 December 2008

This was a good place to stay. Very small room, but very clean. Had a fridge and mini-kitchenette in a closet. Good location 2 minutes from Earl's Court tube station. I agree with others that it's a good place but think it may be a little overhyped. There are other places in London cheaper and also quite adequate. The much-ballyhooed internet service through the TV set was annoying and practically useless. The pay-for internet service worked well.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled on business
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3 Thank CrozetDude
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Nassar-London, General Manager at The Nadler Kensington, responded to this review, 18 December 2008
We’re grateful to you for your views, which in one major respect “hit the nail on the head”. It’s always possible to find somewhere cheaper, but we believe that it’s not just the exceptional level of service and range of facilities, including a/c and the mini-kitchen, that make base2stay unique and great value for money. Additionally, what differentiates us from almost every other hotel offering this level of quality is the lack of extra charges at every turn. Our aim is for an “all-inclusive” pricing structure, so that there are no annoying extras to load guests’ bills. In this regard, WiFi is being installed and we hope shortly to be able to offer complimentary internet for all types of connectivity.
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Reviewed 15 December 2008

We stayed here over a beautiful weekend in December. The hotels location is great, about 3 minutes walk from Earls Court station and the tube to most places you'd want to go. Within walking distance of Chelsea, Kensington, Hyde park etc. Hotel itself is clean, tidy and reasonably priced.

I did stay here about three years ago and thought the staff were pretty poor and unhelpful. Now the difference couldnt be more marked - very keen to help, friendly and welcoming.

Ill stay here every time I go london!

  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank EasyPleased_7
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Reviewed 11 December 2008

We were introduced to Base by the owners and really enjoy the simple, yet comfortable surroundings in a great location. The package is rounded off by the team who are friendly, helpful and accommodating! Altogether a unique experience that we'd happily recommend.

Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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2 Thank MixmasterLondon
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 December 2008

My friend and I stayed at Base2Stay November 6-12 for a girlfriend getaway, and were very pleased with our choice. We were looking for a hotel that was under £150 per night, on the Piccadilly line, a short walk from the nearest tube stop, had two beds, an in-room safe, and a mini-kitchen. Base2Stay ticked every box and then some.

We paid £134 per night for a twin room, and it was a decent size - not large, but there was ample room for the two of us. The room had a clean, modern appearance (think Ikea furniture) and was comfortable and pleasant. The mini-kitchen was discretely hidden behind a set of doors, and there was a small desk and flat screen TV with internet. The kitchen was equipped with a microwave, kettle, and mini-fridge, and included plates, silverware, and glasses for two, as well as a decent corkscrew. Limited free internet access was provided, but I found the setup to be too slow and cumbersome. My friend has more patience, and used it to send emails on most evenings.

The room and bathroom were very clean, and the carpet and furniture were all in good condition. The room does not come with an iron, but I requested one and it was delivered promptly along with an ironing board. My only complaint is that the sheets were not changed at all during our six night stay.

One of the selling points for us was the arrival base - you can rent a room for £15 an hour upon arrival, which would allow you to freshen up. We didn't need to use it though, since we had only a short wait until our room was ready, despite arriving at 9:30 am. Still, I think this is a great option for early morning arrivals.

We found the staff to be very accommodating and friendly, and they were happy to put half of the bill onto each of our credit cards. The hotel is in a quiet neighborhood, and I didn't hear any street noise or anything from the surrounding rooms.

I liked the Earls Court area because of the variety of shops and restaurants. It caters to both residents and tourists, and the streets weren't filled with tacky souvenir shops. We had a great meal at It's Greek to Me, and a very overpriced and "just OK" meal at Mr. Wing's (they could at least serve Chinese mustard with the spring rolls instead of plain old yellow). There were some nice bakeries, a post office, and cheap internet café across from the tube stop. The Earls Court Exhibition Center and the Brompton Cemetery are both just about a ten minute walk from the hotel.

I was really pleased with the accommodations and location, and would highly recommend Base2Stay.

  • Liked — Mini kitchen in the room
  • Disliked — They forgot to change our sheets
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with friends
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Property: The Nadler Kensington
Address: 25 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington | Kensington, London SW5 0PG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in London
#37 Business Hotel in London
#42 Family Hotel in London
#56 Luxury Hotel in London
#59 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Nadler Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The original base2stay hotel, now called The Nadler Kensington is an exciting hotel concept in London, located in a fabulous location next to a quiet Kensington Garden Square. This original townhouse and mews has been interior designed to provide all guest rooms with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, HDTVs with 6,000 track music library, internet and games, mini-kitchen, 24-hr Reception & Concierge Service, daily maid service and oversized power showers or baths. The Nadler Kensington has excellent transport connections and is in close walking distance of Earl's Court tube station. ... more   less 
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