I must say that before staying at this hotel I had a horrible mental image of London hotels: old, shabby... Just the opossite of Somerset Kensington Gardens.
As other reviewers have said, the corridors are narrow, but the rooms are perfect. We were given a basement room, and at first I thought it would be noisy and with little privacy, but it proved otherwise. The street was very silent and there were few people or cars walking by. Our room was a studio with a kitchenette and it was very clean and full equiped, with hi-fi, dvd, satellite, a big and comfortable bed and a small bathroom because of the big bath.
The best thing was arriving after a full day walking in London, fill the bath to the top, put myself inside it (I'm 1.8m tall but it was big enough), cook something later in the small but complete and functional kitchenette, and enjoy it.
The zone well is communicated, full of bus stops and two tube stations, near a shopping zone and also near Portobello Road and its famous Saturday Market.
By the way, I think the fotos I've attached to this review don't make justice to our room, so I recommend you to visit their official web page (search Somerset Kensington Gardens at Google).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary comfort with modern amenities set in residential area just north of Hyde Park; walking distance to Portobello Market. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Somerset Kensington Gardens London