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Pros

  • In upscale South Kensington close to restaurants, shops, and the tube
  • A 15-minute walk to Knightsbridge shopping district, including Harrods
  • Fresh, modern apartments with up to three bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens
  • Most units have washers and dryers and some have street-view balconies
  • Welcome basket packed with snacks, fruits, and sweets
  • Reception and concierge services available around the clock
  • Airport transfers available for a fee
  • Daily housekeeping service (dependent on length of stay)
  • Laundry services available (for a fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Some units do not have dishwashers or washers and dryers
  • Second and third bedrooms are small 
  • Street-facing rooms can be noisy

Bottom Line

Harrington Court Apartments is a residential-style hotel, offering 47 apartments with fully equipped kitchens, plus conveniences like washers and dryers in most units. Its South Kensington location is excellent, within walking distance of many shops, restaurants, and attractions, and the tube station is just a minute away on foot. Apartments are modern and fresh, with attractive and simple decor, while some have balconies overlooking the street. Guests are welcomed on arrival with a basket stocked with snacks, sweets, and fruits, and the reception and concierge desk is available 24/7. Guests receive free passes to the local gym, but there's no fitness center on-site and other services are scarce. Travelers who prefer more hotel amenities should consider the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, which has period charm and lower rates.

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Scene

A mid-range apartment-style property in fashionable Kensington

The atmosphere is upmarket at this apartment-style property, in keeping with its South Kensington location. As an apartment-style hotel, there's not much to see or do on-site, though the hotel makes a fresh and modern first impression. The lobby has a funky vintage look that complements it's classic red-brick facade and offers a clue as to the style in the fresh rooms. Expect to see Van Der Rohe-inspired seating, clusters of old photographs, and an on-trend color scheme of warm browns, black, and white. The property draws tourists and business travelers who like to be self-sufficient. It's particularly popular with families, who appreciate the fully equipped kitchens and extra bedrooms. Business travelers also find it convenient, as do couples and groups of friends. 

Location

Excellent location in posh South Kensington, near dining and upscale shopping in Knightsbridge

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Harrington Court has an enviable location in the heart of South Kensington, one of the most upmarket areas of London. The road outside is busy and lined with lots of shops and restaurants, and the South Kensington Tube is only a one-minute walk from the hotel. This area of South Kensington can be likened to the “little France” of London, with French cafes, bookshops, a culture institute, and even a French secondary school. French expatriates as well as Francophiles abound in the area. Attractions within a five-minute walk include the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens can be reached in about 15 minutes on foot. Knightsbridge, an affluent shopping and residential area that's home to world-famous Harrods department store, is also a 15-minute walk from the hotel. It's 40 minutes by tube to Heathrow Airport, and about 50 minutes by train to Gatwick Airport. 

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Rooms

Modern apartments with one, two, or three bedrooms and fully equipped kitchens, some with balconies 

Apartments are available with up to three bedrooms, and they can be rented for any length of time. Decor is modern and fresh, with a combination of beautiful hardwood floors, carpeting, and tile in the kitchens. Colors are mostly black, gray, white, and tan with purple used as an accent on pillows and upholstery. Furniture is clean-lined dark wood, and artwork is kept to a minimum, consisting mostly of black-and-white photographs. Most have large windows that let in plenty of natural light that highlights the hardwood floors. Kitchens are equipped with stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, and coffeemakers, as well as cookware, utensils, and dishes. Most have dishwashers, but some of the Studios do not. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, safes, and iPod docks. Some have washers and dryers, and daily housekeeping is included in rates, though this depends on the length of the stay. Bathrooms are compact, but modern, and come with towel warmers, magnifying mirrors, and toiletries. Some have showers only, and others feature shower/tub combos. Robes and slippers are provided. Larger units have furnished balconies overlooking the street or the interior courtyard. It's worth noting that apartments overlooking the street can pick up some traffic noise, and bedrooms can be compact in multi-bedroom units. Guests are greeted on arrival with welcome baskets packed with fruit, snacks, and sweets. Children get their own basket that includes a toy. 

Rooms and Rates

Features

24/7 reception and concierge desk, welcome basket, free passes to fitness center, discounts at patisserie

Since Harrington Court is an apartment-style property, it does not provide hotel-like amenities. The front desk is staffed around the clock and can provide concierge services. Guests are greeted on arrival in their apartments with a welcome basket packed with snacks, sweets, and fruit. Kids get their own package with puzzles, toys, and coloring books. There is no fitness center on-site, but free passes to the local gym are available. Discounts are also available at Matrie Choux, the high-end patisserie across the street. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel and airport transfers can be arranged for a fee.

Amenities

Key Features
Internet
Cribs
Hotel Services
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Balcony
Television
Full Kitchen
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Internet
Address
13 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3ES, United Kingdom
Phone 440 (207) 590-8520
Room Types
  • Executive Studio Apartment
  • Large One Bedroom Apartment
  • Large Studio Apartment
  • Large Three Bedroom Penthouse
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • Studio Apartment
  • Superior Three Bedroom Penthouse
  • Superior Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Two Bedroom Apartment