Imperial College Hotel - London

Watts Way,, London, United Kingdom, SW71LU  show map
 3 stars
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Imperial College Hotel - London

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Breakfast room

Swimming pool
Elevator
Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Overview

Princes Gardens Hotel is placed in a natural area of London in the vicinity of Knightsbridge, Victoria Park and Kensington Gardens. The hotel is a good example of contemporary architecture in London.

The property is located 4 km away from London city center with a museum and a college nearby. There are bars and restaurants in the area.

The hotel offers easy access to shops and department stores.

A 20-minute walk from Paddington train station. It will take around 20 minutes to get to London City airport by car.

Rooms

The property comprises 722 en-suite rooms equipped with a writing table, coffee/tea makers, climate control, a dressing area and a telephone. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a shower cap, free toiletries and towels.

Eat & Drink

Le comptoire treats guests with Lebanese and Italian meals and is about 100 meters away.

Services

Princes Gardens Hotel features such facilities as a luggage storage, a vending machine and a car park.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Princes Gardens Hotel include a swimming pool and squash courts. Princes Gardens Hotel provides a fitness center and a gym to help guests keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 30 per day.

Number of rooms:   722.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Wheelchair access
  • Elevator

Services

  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Conference room

Leisure facilities

  • Swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Watts Way,, London, United Kingdom, SW71LU

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City Center
  • London
    2.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • Gloucester Road
    3000 ft
  • South Kensington
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • The Orangery (cuisine: British)
    1100 ft
  • CONSORT RESTAURANT Royal Albrert Hall (cuisine: English)
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    722

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Rooms and availability

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    2 persons

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    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Imperial College Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Crane Kalman Gallery1400 ft
  • Campbell's Art Gallery1400 ft

Places of interest

  • South Kensington Milestone1000 ft
  • Firehouse1000 ft
  • The Brompton Oratory1000 ft
  • Ismaili Centre1400 ft
  • Holy Trinity Church1400 ft

Sport related

Amusement

  • Science Museum IMAX Cinema400 ft
  • Beatrix Potters Inspiration1000 ft

Museums

Theaters

Local attractions

  • Italian Cultural Institute5000 ft
    39 Belgrave Square, London
  • Tardis Police Box5300 ft
    236 Earls Court Road, London
  • Chelsea Royal Hospital1.1 mi
    Royal Hospital Road, London
  • Marble Arch5200 ft
    Marble Arch, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London W1H, London
  • National Army Museum1.1 mi
    Royal Hospital Road, London

Near the hotel

  • Victoria and Albert Museum1100 ft
    Cromwell Road, London
  • RCM Museum of Musical Instruments800 ft
    Prince Consort Road, London
  • Brompton Oratory1700 ft
    Thurloe Place, London
  • Harrods2300 ft
    87-135 Brompton Road, London
  • Science Museum800 ft
    Exhibition Road, London
  • Natural History Museum1800 ft
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain1900 ft
    Hyde Park, London

Restaurants nearby

  • The Orangery1100 ft

    Address: Kensington Palace

    55% likes this, based on 267 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

  • Ognisko Polskie900 ft

    Address: 55 Prince's Gate
    Phone: (020) 7589 4635

    65% likes this, based on 33 reviews
    Cuisine: Polish
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 77

  • Coda Restaurant1000 ft

    Address: Kensington Gore

    57% likes this, based on 80 reviews
    Cuisine: French, European, British
    Price Range: USD 28 - USD 66

  • CONSORT RESTAURANT Royal Albrert Hall800 ft

    Address: Prince Consort Road

    56% likes this, based on 33 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Cafe Consort1000 ft

    Address: Royal Albert Hall

    59% likes this, based on 130 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    722

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Imperial College Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Imperial College

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 262 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.5
Rooms
10.0
Service
9.5
Value
9.5
Dining
10.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.0

    Location is excelent. Close to metro station (3min to closest enterance), museums (Victora&Albert, Science, Nature), restaurants, bars, Hyde park. In the same hotel building a small shop (essentials) and bar is located. Very convenient.

    The room was not cleaned during all my stay (5 nights), except garbage can, which were emptied once per 2 days. Not enough shampoo and shower gel (just one very small bottle for 3 days). Breakfests do not vary and juice is not natural.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The accommodation was very well maintained and so near to many well known places to visit, such as the science museum and the v&a, plus near to tube stations so getting around was no bother at all. The accommodation faces a beautiful green square surrounded by trees and there are benches to sit if you wish and it is very nicely kept. Another bonus was how quiet the area was, even though we stayed on a Saturday night. After a very busy day, we came back and decided to try the on site restaurant and the food was lovely and very reasonably priced. The following morning we took a short walk to another building for breakfast. The breakfast was fine and you could choose between cooked or cereal etc. We arrived in London around 8am and were able to leave our luggage all day until we returned to check in in the evening. The following day after we checked out we could still leave the luggage all day at no extra charge. We found the staff very helpful and the service was very good.

    The only thing we did not like was that on arrival in our room, there was body hair on the floor of the shower cubicle and parts of the shower really could have done with more thorough cleaning. Also the toilet was quite dirty in places from previous use, which did put me off a bit, but in contrast, the bedroom was spotless.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    The location was brilliant and the complex amazingly quiet so after an exhausting day had a great nights sleep. Catered for most needs. Could recommend this to friends.

    No, if we were really picky then the two very flat pillows provided were not enough and there was not a hairdryer in the room.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    My wife and I did not realize that the establishment was a student dorm of the Imperial College of London, and not a hotel or a regular b&B. Unfortunately we didn't notice this "minor" detail on your website. Yes, the location was important to us and we're not unhappy with the place being a summer-vacant student dorm, but I might have sought elsewhere had I known that we would have to walk 3 blocks each morning to have our breakfast-which I might add, left a lot to desire. The rooms had no tv (yes, its a dorm!) and were the bare minimum size (yes yes its a dorm!). They were clean however, and the building itself seemed very new & organized. All in all, I wouldn't choose it again for a London getaway though.

    Rooms are tiny (its not a hotel) No tv in rooms (its not a hotel) No a/c in rooms (its a not a hotel) Breakfast served 3 blocks away (its not a hotel)

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Location

    This was advertised as a Hotel which it is not. Rooms are too small and could have at least had a tv. Had to walk nearly half a mile to Breakfast and found if you were not there early food was not hot. You should not be advertising Princes Garden as a Hotel.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    It would be nice to have moore bathgel and shampoo. New towels after 2 days.

  • Single
    7.4

    Good location near south Kengington station, some museums. All Guests can use fridge and freezer in the common kitchen room anytime.

    Breakfast place is far away from individual room ! It takes over 5 mintutes on foot. In addition, starting time of breakfast is 7:30, it is too late ! Although I confirmed a room with "bathtub" again and again in advance, they provided me a room without bathtub.

  • Single
    7.0

    Modern facilities located adjacent Hyde park which suited me.

    Very noisey, both from the residents (mostly students) and the street. I came away with numerous bites to my back, arms and legs (bed bugs??).

  • Single
    7.0

    Good location - just make sure you take correct exit out of South Kensington station ( to museums and Imperial College).Quiet location. Clean.

    Check in is slow. A tv would be good, although when students bring their own, what would they do with them all? My mother's room was on the lower ground floor, looking out onto a brick wall.

  • Single
    7.8

    Best location, clean rooms, friendly staff, high speed Wi-fi and wired internet. Best place of accommodation for young people.

    Small rooms, long distance for breakfast place, the same food every day.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    the location was really convenient and close to the tube, with a peaceful park which provided a bit of calm.the staff were helpful and polite and the room was modern and bright and there is a bar downstairs and a small convenience shop.

    i had to remind the cleaning staff to provide clean towels and toilet paper and the room was too small.

  • Older travelers
    8.0

    A quiet location in a very busy area looking out to a beautiful tree lined square. Close to Albert Hall for Prom concerts and a useful shop on site.

    We wre woken up by fire alarm at 2 am. Everyone therefore assembled outside, but no explanation or apology was given. It was obviously a false alarm.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    This is not really a hotel! It's the student accomdations in the Imperial College, rented out as hotel rooms during the summer holidays. I wish I had known that before I booked, to be honest. But it's really, really dab in the middle of London. The location is great, and if you can get it at a cheap rate, go for it. It's perfect for shoppers and tourists who are not going to stay for more than a weekend. Well, it is if you can get it cheap. Remeber to buy internet access at the desk. I paid 5 quids - totally worth it.

    The room is rather bleh. The bed was okay, but no tv, a desk rather than a table and so on. The included breakfast was in another building ten minutes walk away and was nothing to write home about either. Plus the whole hotel was filled with portugese teenagers, so I felt like I was really out of place while eating. I mean, eating breakfast in a school canteen surrounded by kids half my age.

  • Single
    7.0

    The Map showing the location was awful and it took 45 minutes to find. There was no means to call amyone about it.

  • Single
    8.2

    The Princes Gardens rooms are ideally situated within the MuseumLand and the close to the Royal Albert Hall. They are convenient for South Kensington Tube. For the rate I paid I got the cleanliness and comfort I expected and the breakfast was superb.

    No telly in the room!

How to reach hotel

hotel Imperial College Hotel - London London location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Watts Way,, London, United Kingdom, SW71LU

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    2.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.2 mi
Underground stations
  • Gloucester Road
    3000 ft
  • South Kensington
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • The Orangery (cuisine: British)
    1100 ft
  • CONSORT RESTAURANT Royal Albrert Hall (cuisine: English)
    800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    722

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedLondonImperial College

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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