Ashburn Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Kensington, London, England

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Pros

  • Historic boutique hotel on a quiet side street in Kensington
  • 19th century townhouse with period details such as sculpted ceilings
  • Traditional decor with modern touches including flat-screen TVs
  • All rooms have free Wi-Fi, plush reading chairs, and electric kettles
  • Surprise nightly turndown gift including candles, bath salts, and loofahs
  • Free champagne every evening in the spacious drawing room and bar
  • Cozy breakfast room (or opt to have breakfast in bed)
  • Located near transport

Cons

Bottom Line

The Ashburn Hotel is a cozy, modest boutique option on a quiet side street in Kensington. The 38 rooms represent the historic character of this 19th century townhouse with period details such as sculpted ceilings. Decor is on the traditional side, but rooms have modern features with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Details bring extra comfort to the somewhat small rooms, such as plush reading chairs and electric kettles. Personal touches are a highlight here, including a surprise nightly turndown gift, free evening champagne, and option for having breakfast in bed. Other draws are the spacious drawing room and bar and a location near transport.

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 Scene

Historic townhouse with cozy common space

Lobby of the Ashburn Hotel
Lobby of the Ashburn Hotel

The Ashburn Hotel is a former townhouse, offering guests a glimpse of 19th century life in Kensington. This small boutique is simple and elegant with antique chandeliers in the lobby and cozy chairs in the drawing room. The small size and personal service gives this hotel a relaxed scene. Quaint antiques and surprise turndown treats are hotel highlights.

 Location

On a quiet side street in renowned Kensington

The Ashburn Hotel is located down the street from Gloucester Road tube station in Kensington. This neighborhood is known for a mixed population of native English, immigrants, tourists, and more. While Gloucester Road itself doesn't have much happening, it is bordered on all sides by West London's most popular shopping and dining districts as well as London's more charming museums. The location is tucked away from the crowds, but provides easy access to London attractions.

  • 8-minute walk to the Natural History Museum
  • 11-minute walk to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
  • 15-minute walk to the Royal Albert Hall and Science Museum
  • 7-minute tube ride to Knightsbridge station and shopping district including Harrods
  • 7-minute tube ride to Sloane Square station, Chelsea shopping district, and Saatchi Gallery
  • 8-minute tube ride to Notting Hill Gate station and Portobello Market
  • 12-minute tube ride to Westminster station including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, and scenic walks along the Thames
  • 14-minute tube ride to Piccadilly Circus station and the theater district
  • 14-minute tube ride to Embankment station including Trafalgar Square, National Portrait Gallery, London ICA, Tate Modern, and the Southbank
  • 16-minute tube ride to Covent Garden
  • 17-minute tube ride to Leicester Square station and Chinatown

 Rooms

Cozy and pleasant, with a traditional feel

The King Double Room
The King Double Room

While some rooms at the Ashburn Hotel are on the small side, all are cozy and comfortable with quaint antiques and plush reading chairs. This hotel offers great free amenities including champagne every evening, surprise turndown treats, and Wi-Fi.

 Features

A modestly luxurious drawing room and surprise turndown gifts

Ashburn Hotel Bar
Ashburn Hotel Bar

The Ashburn Hotel is a 19th century townhouse that has a variety of period details. Nightly cocktails are served in the drawing room amongst silver damask wallpaper, purple velvet drapery, and quaint antique furniture. Surprise turndown gifts and a glass of champagne are provided nightly.

 Food

No full restaurant, but buffet breakfast and room service are available

The Breakfast Room at the Ashburn Hotel
The Breakfast Room at the Ashburn Hotel
  • Buffet breakfast, and the option to have breakfast in bed
  • Room service meals available

 Bottom Line

The Ashburn Hotel is a cozy, modest boutique option on a quiet side street in Kensington. The 38 rooms represent the historic character of this 19th century townhouse with period details such as sculpted ceilings. Decor is on the traditional side, but rooms have modern features with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Details bring extra comfort to the somewhat small rooms, such as plush reading chairs and electric kettles. Personal touches are a highlight here, including a surprise nightly turndown gift, free evening champagne, and option for having breakfast in bed. Other draws are the spacious drawing room and bar and a location near transport.

Things You Should Know About Ashburn Hotel

Address

  • 111 Cromwell Road London, England SW7 4DP United Kingdom

Room Types

  • Deluxe King Room
  • King Double Room
  • Queen Double Room
  • Superior Double Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 38
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Kensington, London
Address: 111 Cromwell Road London, England SW7 4DP United Kingdom
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