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Hotel Indigo London Kensington
Ranked #83 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“A little gem”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

A little gem of a place. Part of the Holiday Inn group, but much more niche and different. Felt a bit 'art deco' and unusual with its approach. Lovely rooms, small but very clean and different to the 'bland' big chains. Great find.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brooke H, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo London Kensington, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
Dear Ralph T,

Thank you for leaving a review of your stay and I am really pleased that you like the vibrant and boutique style of the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Kind Regards,

Brooke
fohmanager@hotelindigokensington.co.uk
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We have stayed in a few Indigo Hotels and have enjoyed them all. All different so cannot choose a favorite. However Indigo Earls Court was excellent. Its decor is funky. All the colours and styles work well. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Great choice at breakfast .... either cold buffet or cooked. There is an underground station just minutes away. All you need is in this hotel so we shall certainly return. You should try it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brooke H, Front Office Manager at Hotel Indigo London Kensington, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
Dear Jalogs,

I am so pleased that you have experienced more Hotel Indigo hotels and have enjoyed the brand! The great part about us is that we all share many design concepts and similarities but are all different to reflect our neighbourhood so it is exciting to visit a new hotel!

I am really glad that you found the staff to be helpful and friendly and will pass your comments onto the breakfast team.

Thank you for recommending our hotel and we can’t wait for you to return!

Kind Regards,

Brooke

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We've stayed in numerous hotels in the capital but this was our first experience with the Kensington Indigo and what a refreshing change it made. I received an email a few days prior to our visit asking for any special requests and phoned the hotel to ask if we could have a quiet room and we were there to celebrate my wife's birthday (30 +VAT Carly!)

As soon as we arrived we were upgraded and were treated to cake and drinks and the staff couldnt do enough for us. Breakfast choice was exceptional with Eggs Benedict, top quality smoked haddock, Dippy Duck Eggs and much more. We ate in one night and the food and service were exceptional.

This hotel is not the norm, the rooms are not boxes, the decor is not typical, it is fun, quirky and a refreshing change to the majority of poor value standard tourist hotel rooms available in London plus it is perfectly situated for the tube, restaurants and museums etc.

Many thanks to all of the staff who made our visit so memorable, especially Vincent, Danny and Carly, I'm sure we will see you all very soon to let you know about the Chilean Pisco !

Room Tip: Rear rooms on a higher floor would be quieter but this is not a noisy neighbourhood.
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Stone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Wonderfully charming and quirky hotel, with luxurious touches. Made my birthday stay extra memorable offering complimentary treats and a warm welcome. Wouldnt hesitate to stay again or recommend to others.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

After a further visit to the Hotel Indigo, it remains my London hotel of choice. This time we got to stay in one of the front facing fourth floor rooms. It was not quite as spacious as the basement room we have been in when staying previously (which unfortunately was not available this visit but the reception staff did check following a special request). The bedroom itself was ample enough but the bathroom was a little awkward to negotiate with a lack of towel rails/ hooks. There was some street noise when we slept in on Sunday morning so if you want absolute silence a room on the opposite side of the hotel may be better. I love this hotel's vibrant design though and the nice touches, like the complimentary mini-bar. The location and friendly, welcoming staff mean it remains my London hotel of choice and I am once again looking forward to returning when the opportunity arises.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

It is warm, friendly, charming and reasonably prices for the quality. Each room and hotel is individually styled and has something that links it to the neighbourhood. Last night when I checked in I was given trainers so that I could explore the neighbourhood. Now, that was a first for me. Let's say I didn't get the opportunity to do that.

The rooms are spacious and always stocked with goodies. The breakfast is excellent. I had duck eggs this morning.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Having stayed in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea previously, trying to find a good hotel at an affordable prices can be difficult, however, the Indigo Hotel near Earl's Court is a gem. Firstly, it is only 1 minute from the tube and therefore perfectly situated for the museums of South Kensington and nearby shops and restaurants. On arrival, the receptionists could not have been more friendly and accommodating, while the building itself was beautifully modernised [sat opposite a small park], and the décor pristine and vibrant. Hotel rooms will never be that large in this area of London, however, the standard rooms are of a good size. Soft drinks in the room fridge were complementary [including a Mars Bar]. There was a iron, ironing board and hair dyer as standard. We had breakfast one day, which was included the likes of 'eggs Benedict' - good stuff. There were very few negative points: the rooms were awfully hot, the air conditioning units quite loud - on opening the window you can be confronted with the oily smells of the kitchen below; especially if you are on the first floor. The bed is very high, if you are less the 5'2'' tall, but nonetheless comfortable. However, don't let this put you off: good hotel, great location at an affordable price.

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Property: Hotel Indigo London Kensington
Address: 34-44 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#51 Business Hotel in London
#57 Family Hotel in London
#78 Luxury Hotel in London
#82 Romantic Hotel in London
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Indigo London Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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