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Cranley Hotel
Ranked #518 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We stayed for one night as part of a last-minute 24-hour trip to London. The Cranley was great for us - ideal location, we had a huge room, comfortable bed, the staff were very helpful and friendly, nice bathroom and facilities. My only gripe would be that the continental breakfast is miserly for the price.
Overall, it was a really nice place - a little tired in places but this was part of the charm and made the place feel very comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I had a short stop in London and chose The Cranley Hotel because it was in South Kensington, close to the tube and the price.
The Cranley is not a huge hotel with its 39 rooms - but meets all the requirements to be a charming little boutique hotel.
I was greeted by a very friendly receptionist who quickly got me checked into. The hotel had a happy hour, which among other things you could get a glass of champagne.
The room I got was not very big (had booked the smallest room category) but it contained all the necessary facilities you can expect, it was very charming and as it faced the courtyard it was also very quiet.
The bathroom was equally small but everything was clean and tidy and there was plenty of shampoos, soaps, towels etc..
Check-out the next morning went quickly and efficiently by very friendly staff.
I lived only 12 hours on The Cranley, but had a really good experience - price and quality considered.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Excellent hotel , ideal situation surrounded by very good amenities breakfast very adequate add cold meat and cheese excellent . Staff very friendly and courteous Four poster room overlooking front of hotel very spacious and comfortable . Would definitely recommend the Cranley Hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This boutique hotel in the heart of Kensington is very comfortable. The rooms are decorated in a style befitting the original houses and fitted with genuine antique furniture.
The beds are extremely comfortable and the 4 poster room we had was very spacious.
The staff are so friendly and respectful and cannot do enough for you.
There is no tea or coffee making facility in the bedrooms, but room service is available 24/7 and we had a complimentary tray of tea brought up to our room immediately after we arrived.
The only down side is that we had to leave!

Room Tip: The standard 4 poster room looked over the front and was perfect with a very comfortable bed (high u...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

A well placed, luxury hotel which delivered on service and amenities. Staff - polite, attentive & courteous. The room was small but well appointed and the complimentary canapes and champagne were a nice touch.
My 2 negative comments would be:
- the included breakfast was sparse which was disappointing
- the hotel decor is in desperate need of a revamp or at least a visit with a paintbrush and a carpet cleaner. This really let the hotel down.
Otherwise, The Cranley is a small slice of indulgence in Kensington.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I stayed with my friends last summer at Cranley and we had a great time there.The location was very convenient and the stuff were very helpful and nice. The room also was veru big and clean. I definitely recommend to stay at Cranley!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed at The Cranley for 3 days of our 7-day trip to London, and I wish we had stayed at The Cranley the whole stay. Nothing else quite compared after it. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly staff and led to our room. We stayed in a beautiful, sunny four-poster room (#107, highly recommend) that was absolutely perfect. The staff was very helpful in arranging a babysitter for us for our toddler, so that we could go out one night.
I look forward to staying at The Cranley again.

Room Tip: Room #107 is sunny and has a street view with huge windows to open.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cranley Hotel

Property: Cranley Hotel
Address: 10-12 Bina Gardens | South Kensington, London SW5 0LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#286 Romantic Hotel in London
#290 Business Hotel in London
#292 Family Hotel in London
#327 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sitting quietly on an attractive South Ken side street, The Cranley Hotel in London is the perfect townhouse-from-home. With its mahogany antiques, Regency-period palette and prettily embroidered bedheads, it's an ideal base for a spot of Anglo-centric shopping, sightseeing and tea-taking. ... more   less 
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