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Occupying a 19th-century townhouse, this luxury boutique hotel is in London's elegant Kensington district. The London Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall are among the attractions within 1 km (0.6 mi). Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens are all within 2 km (1.3 mi).
The Ashburn Hotel's drawing room serves light meals all day. Complimentary glasses of champagne are served each evening. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
This Kensington hotel offers 38 guestrooms. All feature luxury bedding, bathrobes and slippers, and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Wireless high-speed Internet access is complimentary. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers, complimentary bottled water, in-room safes, and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Turndown service includes a different little gift every night.
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Upscale, residential Kensington is best known for its palace and gardens, and for its major museums in South Kensington —the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the V&A. Earl’s Court has a wide selection of budget and mid-range hotels, clustered around Earl’s Court exhibition centre. Its Underground station offers good links (District and Piccadilly lines) with trains running to central London and south-west to Wimbledon.see all hotels in London
"Excellent Place to Stay!"
Best boutique hotel I've ever stayed at. Quality amenities in the room, excellent breakfast included, great concierge service, and friendly and helpful staff. Thank you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel very close to Central London"
Excellent non-chain hotel close to Central London. Just a block away from some of the very best (and free!) museums (Natural History and V&A). Less than 5 minute walk from the Tube station (Gloucester road station). You can save a bunch on airport transportation by taking the Piccadilly line from Heathrow (all terminals). Room was quite nice - they […] gave us a free upgrade to a superior deluxe room which was bigger. Room amenities were about right for the price - nothing too fancy but nothing too shabby either. Their daily breakfast buffet was pretty decent. Love the English tea. Overall, highly recommend staying here if you want to be close to Central London and want a lovely "English" experience :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel was very quaint"
We had a wonderful time in London and staying at the Ashburn. Hotel was very quaint and staff was friendly and helpful. Room was small but worked for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful, close to everything and wonderful staff"
My daughter was on her study abroad and I came for a mid summer visit. I knew she would be tired of dorm life and wanted to book some place "special". It was perfect. Great rooms. Spotlessly clean and lovely breakfast. White linen tablecloths. PerfectGenuine Expedia guest review
"NO AIR CONDITIONING, HENCE LOW SCORE"
We arrived and had been given a room at the rear 'with air con', but we opted for a front facing room with broken air con, but with portable air con unit. This was good until the traffic noise kept us awake. It was to be fixed the next day. This didn't happen, and floors 2 and 3 remained 'very warm'. The air con unit leaked onto the carpet, which we […] told the staff about, but to no avail. It was like Fawlty towers with the staff sometimes, but they were efficient and polite to guests. The hotel is in a great position, even got to see the royals going to visit the new arrival. In all, the hotel was very pleasant and the continental breakfast was very very nice, better than the cooked breakfast. Due to the air con break down, all those guests received free drinks in the bar, very nice touch. Thank you Ashburn hotel. Nearest tube, Gloucester Road, 100 yards away. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Love the Ashburn"
Our third stay at the Ashburn and we will keep coming back. The location is fantastic and the rooms are very comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
The Ashburn Hotel is in a very good location to the tubes, restaurants and local shopping. We arrived later in the night and we were put in a hotel room without functioning air conditioning--did I read about Room 202 before I booked this post? Any way next day we were moved to another room with air conditioning and a larger room (upgraded)..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely small British Hotel."
Our room was clean and quiet with a comfortable bed. The shower was great as were the thick towels.The complementary glass of champagne was a nice touch.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel. Close to all the sites. Room sizes vary widely so be cautious. Our room was very small. Clean and fairly typical of this type of hotel. Staff was helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our stay very muchGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pros and Cons"
The hotel has some nice aspects, and some that are not great. The room we stayed in was in the basement, and in the hall way, there was a slight odor of mold/mildew -- but our room was fine. The room had an air conditioning unit that was VERY loud and ran continuously, perhaps to prevent mold. The carpeting/tile was kind of odd, but the room decore […] was great. The rates were decent, and all in all it was okay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great room close to the Tube"
Very comfortable room in a great location for the activities I had planned. I was very happy with both the room and the service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"near to all tube lines for optimum travel"
The hotel desk receptionist on duty during our entire stay, Timea, was GREAT. Also the concierge, Steve, was very helpful. Would return there without doubt. Good value in a very nice B&B hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed here for three nights (5/30-6/2/2013). Hotel is very convenient to Underground. The staff were all very helpful.......the reception was flawless with Expedia reservations. The concierge recommended excellent restaurants in the area and aided with tour bookings and taxi rides to airport. The evening champagne in the drawing room was charming and […] the bartender was always willing to try to accomodate other drink requests. The rooms are well appointed with upscale soaps,shampoos, etc. The breakfast buffet is held in a lovely room downstairs and the waitstaff were always cheerful and efficient. The neighborhood is upscale and safe with variety of eating establishments and grocery store nearby. The young woman at reception went above the call to assist with boarding passes for us even going to an adjoining property to print what I needed. Internet is free to all guests as well which is a bonus. Would recommend this hotel to anyone. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A very comfortable hotel in a great location"
Just a short distance from Gloucester Road underground station and the Piccadilly line with direct connections to St. Pancras station (for Eurostar) and Heathrow airport, this hotel is in a great location. It has a very pleasant interior and helpful staff. There are good restaurants in the area. The continental breakfast was good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in Kensington"
Close to the underground, convenient nice neighborhood. Staff a bit cold.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quality Boutique Hotel in Kensington"
This is a enjoyable boutique hotel (38 rooms) in a fine location which feels almost like a home away from home. We had a spacious corner room on the top floor (6th) with a good view of the V&A in the distance. And it was one block from the tube and walking distance to Herrods.Genuine Expedia guest review
Staff was helpful and friendly. Good breakfast. Close to the Underground and shops. Only real improvement needed is new carpeting.Genuine Expedia guest review
The rooms were small, but nice. My daughter and I had asked for 2 twin beds away from the elevator which we received. The climate controls worked well. The beds were a little hard for us, but that was a personal preference.Our view was wonderful. We arrived at 9 AM and the staff was glad to store our luggage and had it delivered to the room when it […] was ready so we could begin our vacation. Since we booked early, we received a complimentary breakfast daily. It was very good. We had many tourist type questions which were answered on a daily basis by the concierge. He gave us directions for tube stations, rail stations, and tourist attractions. He was a blessing! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good choice for London"
This is a great little boutique hotel which is focused on customer service and quality. Pleasant change from the huge places I normally stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Charming small hotel in great location"
We stayed here on two separate occasions during a recent trip to London. The first time we had a fairly large room overlooking the street. On the second stay, we had a very small room - it was hard to find a place to put our things. Both rooms were pleasant and had many amenities. There were many choices for the continental breakfast which was included […] in the room price. The hotel staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good night stay"
Very nice room but the breakfast was lacking in varietyGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient, accessible, and affordable"
A very nice hotel and convenient to Kensington and to the Gloucester Road tube station. I would personally stay again and for longer.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A great choice for your London stay"
The hotel and its staff were wonderful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
GOOD PLACE I LIKED THE COMPLEMENTARY DRINK EVERY DAY ROOMS ARE CLEAN BUT SMALL AS MOST OF CENTRAL LONDON HOTELS I DO NOT LIKE THE TV ( only 20 channels ) GOOD BREAKFAST AND HOTEL GAVE ME AN OPTION TO HAVE COMPLEMENTARY EGG DISH SINCE THEY DO NOT OFFER HALAL MEAT. overall it was good choise and I will sure book againGenuine Expedia guest review
nice hotel for the money - Beds could be more comfortable but very clean and nice locationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I have stayed at this hotel a number of times. You cannot beat its location both for access to Heathrow (tube station is 5 mins away) and the Knightsbridge area/rest of London. There are plenty of bars and restaurants close by but just far enough away that you don't have to deal with the noise. The staff are exceptionally helpful and very knowledgeable. […] I love the rooms as well as they have character rather than that cookie-cutter feel you get in many hotels. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Third Year in a Row at the Ashburn"
This was the 3rd year in a row I stayed at the Ashburn. This hotel is perfect for me. It's close to the Tube (Gloucester Road station, Picadilly Line goes to/from Heathrow), very comfortable and attractive, and they serve breakfast on site. There are restaurants, supermarkets, and novelty shops all within easy walking distance. Knightsbridge (Harrod's!) […] , Kensington Gardens, and the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums also are within walking distance. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We upgraded to the "king" room, which only implies that the room it's self is larger and has a bathtub. I understand that all beds are the same size, only room size differs with the descriptions; "queen" room is smaller and only has a shower. Breakfast offerings were delicious, served promptly and reasonably priced; staff was very helpful and friendly. […] The bar/lounge was a nice respite after a busy day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"plugs near a mirror!!!!!!"
Your service is second to none and we would stay again in a heartbeat! I just didn't get why you had no plugs for hairdryers near a mirror? I get why they aren't in the bathroom, for safety, but I am severely nearsighted and had to look clear across the room and do my hair using the mirrors on the closet doors. It was very frustrating. Please know that […] we were happy with everything else. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel with a great location"
We loved the Ashburn hotel. The room was surprisingly large (a twin room) and spotlessly clean. The amenities were as described, e.g. robes, slippers, breakfast, small refrigerator in the room, etc. The hotel was very close to the tube - about 1 1/2 blocks and we felt very safe walking around the area. Next to the tube were a grocery store, and a Boots […] pharmacy. We very much appreciated the services of the two concierges who were very helpful and the young lady who served as receptionist. And, of course, who doesn't love a glass of champagne at night! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
no wifi for 2 nights in a row of out 5 nights staying there. previous comments also complaint about this issue. It seems this happens constantly. the hotel failed to fix it. we wouldn't choose a hotel without wifi service. It was frustrating not having internet. what was even more frustrating was that the staff insisted wifi worked well, and that something […] must be wrong with our computer Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Internet service required a new password each day and was interupted at times. Convienent to trains,nice neightborhood, quality amenities, rooms was a bit small with limited closet space but were comfortable. Staff was helpful.Continental breakfast was OK, limited bar menu.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really- this place was superb!"
I had an amazing experience at this hotel. I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a King size room. The view was of the city road and was really breathtaking for someone new to the city. I loved the setup of the room and though that the bathroom was great. I had lots of room. I was able to walk to the Underground system in about 5 minutes. There is a […] lovely grocery store nearby on the way to the Underground. The area is great. There are some restaurants, a souvenir shop with a post office, and a charity shop nearby with amazing finds (called Zara). The hotel's concierge was amazing. I was able to catch a show for half price while I was in town. I also though that the breakfast was amazingly good. One night I ordered a light meal off the room service menu. The food came quickly and was really tasty. I would love to stay here again next time. Really- this place was superb! Worth every penny (or pence ;) ) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A lovely hotel...small and perfectly located between two tube stops and loads of charming, small restaurants. It is just a 9 block walk to the V & A and natural history museum. The staff were friendly and helpful...and the amenities included in the price were amazing...a full breakfast in the lovely breakfast room, free wi fi and a glass of good champagne […] each evening. Would definitely make the Ashburn my hotel next time in London. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A faux boutique hotel, beware!"
This hotel appears to be an upscale boutique hotel but it is anything but! We booked this hotel based on the the reviews written here and were very disappointed. While the rooms are tastefully decorated and the bathroom is done quite well, the mattress and bedding is more like a Hotel 1, Cheap and very uncomfortable. We asked at the receiption for a […] room with a better mattress and was told that this is the mattress that is in every room. The food was horrible. For a boutique hotel the food is on the level of a one star US hotel. The soup was, I believe, canned and the bread resembled that of spongy wonder bread. The morning continental breakfast consisted of packaged baked goods, wonder bread for toast and boxes of cereal. The carpeting in the hallway and in the stairwell was old and dirty. At the end of a long day of sight seeing this hotel is very cold and unfriendly and the bed will leave you in ruins! My recommendation is to save your money, go to a hotel that is a 2 star and you would get the same level of service or get a good recommendation for a real four star hotel. There did not appear to be many people staying at this establishment. When we left the gentleman who was checking us out never said I hoped you enjoyed your stay with us, or how did you enjoy your stay with us. He said you are paid up. No have a nice day or anything. Very unhappy people. Beware! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great place to stay while in London"
Nice and clean hotel, the rooms were a decent size and well kept. The location is superb as it is a 2 minute walk to the Gloucester Road tube station. This hotel is ideal for everyone and well recommended.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent choice for a London visit!"
The Ashburn is just around the corner from the underground (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines.) Staff were exceptionally courteous, professional and helpful. Complimentary champagne in the evening; delicious and very good selection for breakfast. Kensington is a marvelous area and a wonderful choice of locale as its still in zones 1 and 2 on the […] tube. Also, consierge recommended Olive, a superb Italian restaurant on Gloucester Road and we were not disappointed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel --- Just make sure the heat works"
Great hotel, decent size rooms, showers, and great amenities. Very close to the tube and near some good pubs and restaurants. THe only problem we ran into was our heat did not work and we had to get a space heater that night as it was cold in our room in December. BUt overall service was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great homebase for sightseeing"
This was our first visit to London and we had a lovely stay at the Ashburn. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet provided a good start to our busy days. The location - just two blocks from the Tube - was great and made getting around easy. The room wasn't big, but the bathroom was bigger and nicer than we expected. We honestly didn't […] spend tons of time in the hotel, but the time we were there was quite comfortable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"wonderful, convenient hotel"
convenient, clean, friendly, with small but doable roomsGenuine Expedia guest review
Small, comfortable hotel in a great location with an extremely friendly staff. Within one block was a full grocery, several excellent restaurants, and the Gloucester tube stop which services lines to the major attractions. Have traveled to Europe many times and would definitely return to this hotel while in London.Genuine Expedia guest review
I am very satisfied with this hotel and will definitly recomend to others ..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect London Hotel"
We were delighted with the Ashburn from the time we entered into the front door. The location was one block from the Underground and near fun pubs and restaurants. We felt completely safe coming and going at any time of day. The staff was helpful and friendly and the continental breakfast was more than adequate. We will stay there again on our next […] visit to London. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Value, Elegant, Some Drawbacks"
This hotel is elegant and well maintained, with a friendly staff. It's very convenient to the Gloucester Road tube stop, and thus to most of London. Breakfast (included) is great. We had a few issues with a hard bed, a delayed maid service, and dysfunctional air-conditioning, but overall a pleasant stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
I had stayed at the Ashburn once before. This time, when I arrived I learned that there was a problem (a water leak or something) and they had to move me. They were very accommodating: offering me refreshments, booking a suite for me at a nearby hotel, and paying for a taxi to move me there and take me back to the tube the next day. Much appreciate […] d. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"3* hotel with 4* pretensions"
I checked out this hotel pretty thoroughly, I thought, before booking as part of a package. The reviews were either 3* or 5*. I'd have to go with the 3*. The issues with temperature control in room 305 have not been fixed even after being reported on other sites several months ago. Ironically, this is apparently considered a better room since it faces […] the street and is larger by London standards. However, besides being uncomfortably hot even in the cool Spring weather, there a minor repairs that have been neglected - missing knobs on the bathroom cabinet, for example, and mold on the shower grout. It is also very noisy despite the double paned glass (more than expected big city noises). After being moved to room 103 which faces the back of another building, we were able to sleep comfortably since the ventilation worked. This room is more typical of London hotels & was cramped. the extra small table and stuffed arm chair made maneuvering around the bed difficult. You also have to open the door completely to enter the bathroom, and the toilet is behind the door. The shower however was clean, and the bathroom drawers had all their knobs. There was minimal closet space. Breakfast was typical continental and may get monotonous after 3 or 4 days. Front desk service wasn't particularly friendly, but was efficient. The fire alarm did go off early one morning due to burnt toast in the breakfast room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great London Hotel!"
I had a great stay at The Ashburn. Very close proximity to the Gloucester Road tube station. The hotel staff was responsive and helpful. The room was clean, spacious (by Europe standards), and they had great attention to detail, including toiletries. The breakfast was excellent and really helped me fill up for the day's adventures. I stayed in another […] hotel in Paris a few days later and the contrast was very apparent. I highly recommend The Ashburn and would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The room is extremely clean and very comfortable. The hotel is extremely clean and location wise, it's a plus. However, you wouldn't want your room facing the main road. Still it was quiet in the evening. The staff is nice and courteous but a bit too quiet; one needs to breathe a bit of life in them.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Canadians coming to London for the first time."
Went to the theater Friday night, Trafalgar Square Saturday and Buckingham Palace Sunday.Genuine Expedia guest review
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