Pros

  • Central location within walking distance of several sights, museums, and shopping
  • Close to Underground station
  • Chic, contemporary interiors include an elegant lounge
  • Spacious rooms with modern amenities and high ceilings
  • Small bar with heated outdoor terrace
  • Breakfast served in stylish breakfast room (with added fee)
  • Two meeting rooms available for events
  • Fitness center with free weights and machines
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Most bathrooms are small
  • Fitness center is tiny with only a few machines
  • Breakfast not included in room rate
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Bottom Line

The 90-room Queens Gate Hotel is a lovely upscale property with sleek and modern interiors in a central location on Queens Gate and close to several sights. Interiors are posh and elegant, with a black-and-white color palette accented by crimson shades and tastefully decorated with contemporary furniture. Spacious rooms are light and airy with high ceilings and large windows, and include flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, but bathrooms can feel cramped. The hotel also has a small bar that serves light bites and has a small, heated outdoor terrace, as well as a basement breakfast room (though breakfast is not included in the room rate). Prices are competitive for an upscale hotel in this neighborhood; the Rydges Kensington London is typically pricier, and The Parkcity is similarly priced but has fewer amenities and less style. 

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Things You Should Know About The Queen’s Gate Hotel

Also Known As

  • Abba Queen's Gate Hotel

Address

31-34 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5JA, United Kingdom

Website

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The Queen’s Gate Hotel

Scene

Upscale hotel in a Victorian town house with sleek and elegant interiors

The Queens Gate Hotel takes its name from its location: The beautiful Victorian town house that houses this upscale property is situated right on Queens Gate. Elegant contemporary interiors decor mix with such original details as fireplaces and ornate crown moldings. Guests are greeted at a sleek front desk in a spare, posh space with modern white seating against large windows framed in striking floor-length crimson curtains. The adjoining lobby area is similarly cloaked in black, white, and vibrant burgundy hues, and filled with modern rectangular-shaped armchairs and couches. The space includes a glass chandelier shrouded in a circular lamp shade, as well as beautiful decorative ceiling moldings and white walls that are embellished with iridescent patterned wallpaper panels. The hotel bar has a similar posh aesthetic, adding wood elements to the black-and-white color palette. Crushed velvet banquette seating lines one wall, accompanied by small, sleek tables and white chairs. The space opens up to a small outdoor patio with a handful of tables. Keeping with the spare color palette, the basement breakfast room is filled with black tables flanked by cherry-red chairs, with stark white walls and a giant black-and-white London photo mural providing a nice backdrop.

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Location

Located on Queens Gate, within walking distance of several museums, sights, and shopping

The hotel occupies a prime location right on Queens Gate, a wide boulevard lined with apartments and embassies. Hyde Park is just down the street (about a five-minute walk), and there are several sights and museums within walking distance, including the Royal Albert Hall (a six-minute walk), the Natural History Museum (a two-minute walk), the Victoria and Albert Museum (an 11-minute walk), and Kensington Palace (a 13-minute walk). The famous luxury shopping area of Knightsbridge is also close by, and it can be reached in about 15 minutes. The Gloucester Road Underground Station is a nine-minute walk away and gives easy access to many top sights.

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Rooms

Spacious, elegant rooms with high ceilings and modern amenities but small bathrooms

The hotel’s spacious rooms are bedecked in the hotel’s signature black, white, and gray shades accented by vibrant crimson hues in the form of floor-length curtains and pillows. Many rooms have striking accent walls covered with photo murals of trees, which provide a nice backdrop to spare furnishings and wooden floors. High ceilings and large windows lend the spaces a light and airy look, and some rooms even have beautiful fireplaces. Sleek black furniture includes a work desk in every room and a tiny table with accompanying chair. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities, minibars, and free Wi-Fi, while higher-end rooms add Nespresso machines, free bottled water, and homemade truffles. Bathrooms are small and might be too cramped for some, but they are sleek and modern, with shower/tub combos and a nice range of toiletries.

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Features

Bar with outdoor terrace; breakfast buffet; tiny fitness center; meeting rooms; and free Wi-Fi throughout

The hotel’s Q Bar and Restaurant is a small, modern space with a heated outdoor terrace that serves a good selection of cocktails, wine, and beer, as well as light bites. Breakfast is available (for an additional fee), and is served in the spacious basement breakfast room, where guests can indulge in a buffet of fresh pastries, fruit, scrambled eggs, sausages, and more. There’s also a tiny fitness center with two cardio machines and some weight equipment. The hotel has two meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 30 people. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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