Pros

  • Location in Kensington, near Gloucester Road Tube station and bustling Cromwell Road
  • Within a 15-minute walk of the Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs
  • Affordable rates for a central location
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee shop on-site and room service
  • Grocery shopping and delivery, laundry service, and airport transfer (all for a fee)
  • Nearby public parking (for a fee)
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Cons

  • Not located near most top London attractions, such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace
  • No pool, sauna, fitness center, or business center
  • No full restaurant or bar
  • Breakfast is rather simple, with not much variety
  • Some rooms are small
  • Not all rooms have air-conditioning
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Bottom Line

This simple, budget-friendly tourist hotel in Kensington is a short stroll from the Gloucester Road Tube and bustling Cromwell Road; it's also within a 15-minute walk of several museums. Rooms here are basic, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs. The Avni also offers a free continental breakfast and 24-hour front desk service. A stay at the Avni is a good option for those who want an affordable room in a reasonably central location, without the maintenance issues of some of the budget hotels around Victoria Station or Paddington Station.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet

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Avni Kensington Hotel

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Basic tourist hotel with free breakfast

Housed in a six-floor Edwardian-style building dating from 1900, Avni Kensington has 80 simple, contemporary rooms. The hotel also displays modern art pieces throughout the property. The hotel draws a largely tourist crowd, who appreciate the affordable rates and convenient Kensington Location near the tube and Cromwell Road. Guests gather at the free continental breakfast, or in the coffee shop by reception. The 24-hour front desk staff are happy to help with tourist information, or to arrange airport transfer or handle laundry service for a fee.

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Location

Kensington location near Gloucester Road Tube and Cromwell Road

Avni Kensington is on Harrington Gardens in Kensington, a quarter-mile (half a kilometer) southwest of Gloucester Road Tube station and Cromwell Road with its shops and dining. Cromwell Road is also the A4 dual carriageway, the main commuter route in and out of London, which connects to the M4 motorway and leads to Heathrow Airport (13 miles ,or 21 kilometers, west of the hotel). The Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum are both within a 15-minute walk. Royal residence Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and EArls Court Exhibition Centre are within a 20-minute walk. Soccer fans can take a seven-minute taxi ride south for Stamford Bridge stadium, home of Chelsea F.C.

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Rooms

Basic contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs

The six-floor Avni Kensington has two elevators and 80 rooms. Rooms are all non-smoking and have a contemporary (but basic) feel, with a brown-and-white color palette and white cotton bedding. Rooms offer irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, in-room safes, free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs. Some rooms have coffee/tea makers. Some of the rooms are a little small, and not all rooms have air-conditioning. Overall, the rooms are a decent choice for travelers who want something a little higher quality than can be found at other budget hotels, which can have fewer amenities, less comfortable beds, and more maintenance issues.

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Features

Free continental breakfast and 24-hour front desk

As a basic tourist hotel, the Avni Kensington has few on-site facilities, with no pool, sauna, spa, fitness center, business center, full restaurant or bar. Its main amenity is a coffee shop with a variety of beverages and snacks, and a free continental breakfast, with items like cold cuts, cheese, fruit, cereal, yogurt, juice, tea and coffee. Room service is also available. The front desk operates 24 hours a day, and staff is happy to assist with tourist info. The Avni also has laundry service, airport transfer, and grocery shopping and delivery (all for a fee). Parking is available nearby at a public lot for a fee.

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Oyster Hotel Review

Avni Kensington Hotel

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Basic tourist hotel with free breakfast

Housed in a six-floor Edwardian-style building dating from 1900, Avni Kensington has 80 simple, contemporary rooms. The hotel also displays modern art pieces throughout the property. The hotel draws a largely tourist crowd, who appreciate the affordable rates and convenient Kensington Location near the tube and Cromwell Road. Guests gather at the free continental breakfast, or in the coffee shop by reception. The 24-hour front desk staff are happy to help with tourist information, or to arrange airport transfer or handle laundry service for a fee.

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Location

Kensington location near Gloucester Road Tube and Cromwell Road

Avni Kensington is on Harrington Gardens in Kensington, a quarter-mile (half a kilometer) southwest of Gloucester Road Tube station and Cromwell Road with its shops and dining. Cromwell Road is also the A4 dual carriageway, the main commuter route in and out of London, which connects to the M4 motorway and leads to Heathrow Airport (13 miles ,or 21 kilometers, west of the hotel). The Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum are both within a 15-minute walk. Royal residence Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and EArls Court Exhibition Centre are within a 20-minute walk. Soccer fans can take a seven-minute taxi ride south for Stamford Bridge stadium, home of Chelsea F.C.

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Rooms

Basic contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs

The six-floor Avni Kensington has two elevators and 80 rooms. Rooms are all non-smoking and have a contemporary (but basic) feel, with a brown-and-white color palette and white cotton bedding. Rooms offer irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, in-room safes, free Wi-Fi and flat-panel TVs. Some rooms have coffee/tea makers. Some of the rooms are a little small, and not all rooms have air-conditioning. Overall, the rooms are a decent choice for travelers who want something a little higher quality than can be found at other budget hotels, which can have fewer amenities, less comfortable beds, and more maintenance issues.

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Features

Free continental breakfast and 24-hour front desk

As a basic tourist hotel, the Avni Kensington has few on-site facilities, with no pool, sauna, spa, fitness center, business center, full restaurant or bar. Its main amenity is a coffee shop with a variety of beverages and snacks, and a free continental breakfast, with items like cold cuts, cheese, fruit, cereal, yogurt, juice, tea and coffee. Room service is also available. The front desk operates 24 hours a day, and staff is happy to assist with tourist info. The Avni also has laundry service, airport transfer, and grocery shopping and delivery (all for a fee). Parking is available nearby at a public lot for a fee.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Basic Television

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Swim-Up Bar

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