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Historic townhouse with cozy common space
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.
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.
Cozy and pleasant, with a traditional feel
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.
A modestly luxurious drawing room and surprise turndown gifts
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.
No full restaurant, but buffet breakfast and room service are available
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.