Imperial College - London

Imperial College London, Prince'S Garden, London, United Kingdom, SW71LUshow map
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FabulousBased on  702 reviews
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Overview

Princes Gardens Hotel is rated 4 stars and is placed about 10 km from Victoria Park. The luxury hotel in London attracts guests with its contemporary architecture.

A quiet location near Knightsbridge subway station offers an access to bars and restaurants as well as department stores and shops. The center of London is 4 km away from the venue.

This hotel is placed in Lambeth district, known for a museum and a college.

Princes Gardens Hotel can be reached in 25 minutes by car from London City airport.

Rooms

Princes Gardens Hotel offers 722 rooms fitted with individual climate control, TV, coffee/tea makers, a personal computer and IDD phone for a comfortable stay in London. They feature en suite bathrooms with a shower, guest toiletries and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy meals of Lebanese and Italian cuisine at Le comptoire situated within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The venue offers laundry, room service and newspaper service.

Relax

On-site leisure options feature a swimming pool and squash courts. For active guests, there are a gym and a fitness center at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 30 per day.

Number of rooms:   722.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool
Elevator

Lift

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business services

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool

Room features

  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Clarges GalleryClarges Gallery2000 ft
Sloane StreetSloane Street3300 ft
HarrodsHarrods2000 ft
Natural History Museum LondonNatural History Museum London1000 ft
Baden-Powell HouseBaden-Powell House1400 ft
Hyde ParkHyde Park3300 ft
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall1000 ft
Gloucester RoadGloucester Road2700 ft
KnightsbridgeKnightsbridge3000 ft
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Le comptoireLe comptoire400 ftExhibition road
Benugo - Cromwell RoadBenugo - Cromwell Road700 ftVictoria & Albert Museum
Deep Blue RestaurantDeep Blue Restaurant800 ftScience Museum
Orsini Ristorante Bar CaffeOrsini Ristorante Bar Caffe1200 ft8A Thurloe Place
The OrangeryThe Orangery1200 ftKensington Palace
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London ZooLondon Zoo2.6 mi
Paddington StationPaddington Station1.2 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.1 mi
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station2.4 mi
Euston StationEuston Station2.7 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum2.4 mi
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station1.2 mi
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station2.1 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station2.2 mi
Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea1.0 miRoyal Hospital Road
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace1.4 miBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 1.8 miSoho
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey 2.0 mi20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square 2.1 miCentre of the City
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)9.6 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)10.3 mi
Train
Paddington Station1.2 mi
Underground
South Kensington2000 ft
Gloucester Road3000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1400 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  702  reviews

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Rooms
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Service
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Dining
  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    Disappointed with breakfast - hot food served just warm on cold plates. Probably okay if cold buffet only is required.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    No tv; breakfast to far from hotel room

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location is excelent. Close to metro station (3min to closest enterance), museums (Victora&Albert, Science, Nature), restaurants, bars, Hyde park. In the same hotel building a small shop (essentials) and bar is located. Very convenient.

    The room was not cleaned during all my stay (5 nights), except garbage can, which were emptied once per 2 days. Not enough shampoo and shower gel (just one very small bottle for 3 days). Breakfests do not vary and juice is not natural.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The accommodation was very well maintained and so near to many well known places to visit, such as the science museum and the v&a, plus near to tube stations so getting around was no bother at all. The accommodation faces a beautiful green square surrounded by trees and there are benches to sit if you wish and it is very nicely kept. Another bonus was how quiet the area was, even though we stayed on a Saturday night. After a very busy day, we came back and decided to try the on site restaurant and the food was lovely and very reasonably priced. The following morning we took a short walk to another building for breakfast. The breakfast was fine and you could choose between cooked or cereal etc. We arrived in London around 8am and were able to leave our luggage all day until we returned to check in in the evening. The following day after we checked out we could still leave the luggage all day at no extra charge. We found the staff very helpful and the service was very good.

    The only thing we did not like was that on arrival in our room, there was body hair on the floor of the shower cubicle and parts of the shower really could have done with more thorough cleaning. Also the toilet was quite dirty in places from previous use, which did put me off a bit, but in contrast, the bedroom was spotless.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location was brilliant and the complex amazingly quiet so after an exhausting day had a great nights sleep. Catered for most needs. Could recommend this to friends.

    No, if we were really picky then the two very flat pillows provided were not enough and there was not a hairdryer in the room.

  • 6.6
    Good

    My wife and I did not realize that the establishment was a student dorm of the Imperial College of London, and not a hotel or a regular b&B. Unfortunately we didn't notice this "minor" detail on your website. Yes, the location was important to us and we're not unhappy with the place being a summer-vacant student dorm, but I might have sought elsewhere had I known that we would have to walk 3 blocks each morning to have our breakfast-which I might add, left a lot to desire. The rooms had no tv (yes, its a dorm!) and were the bare minimum size (yes yes its a dorm!). They were clean however, and the building itself seemed very new & organized. All in all, I wouldn't choose it again for a London getaway though.

    Rooms are tiny (its not a hotel) No tv in rooms (its not a hotel) No a/c in rooms (its a not a hotel) Breakfast served 3 blocks away (its not a hotel)

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    This was advertised as a Hotel which it is not. Rooms are too small and could have at least had a tv. Had to walk nearly half a mile to Breakfast and found if you were not there early food was not hot. You should not be advertising Princes Garden as a Hotel.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    It would be nice to have moore bathgel and shampoo. New towels after 2 days.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good location near south Kengington station, some museums. All Guests can use fridge and freezer in the common kitchen room anytime.

    Breakfast place is far away from individual room ! It takes over 5 mintutes on foot. In addition, starting time of breakfast is 7:30, it is too late ! Although I confirmed a room with "bathtub" again and again in advance, they provided me a room without bathtub.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Modern facilities located adjacent Hyde park which suited me.

    Very noisey, both from the residents (mostly students) and the street. I came away with numerous bites to my back, arms and legs (bed bugs??).

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good location - just make sure you take correct exit out of South Kensington station ( to museums and Imperial College).Quiet location. Clean.

    Check in is slow. A tv would be good, although when students bring their own, what would they do with them all? My mother's room was on the lower ground floor, looking out onto a brick wall.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Best location, clean rooms, friendly staff, high speed Wi-fi and wired internet. Best place of accommodation for young people.

    Small rooms, long distance for breakfast place, the same food every day.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    the location was really convenient and close to the tube, with a peaceful park which provided a bit of calm.the staff were helpful and polite and the room was modern and bright and there is a bar downstairs and a small convenience shop.

    i had to remind the cleaning staff to provide clean towels and toilet paper and the room was too small.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    A quiet location in a very busy area looking out to a beautiful tree lined square. Close to Albert Hall for Prom concerts and a useful shop on site.

    We wre woken up by fire alarm at 2 am. Everyone therefore assembled outside, but no explanation or apology was given. It was obviously a false alarm.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    This is not really a hotel! It's the student accomdations in the Imperial College, rented out as hotel rooms during the summer holidays. I wish I had known that before I booked, to be honest. But it's really, really dab in the middle of London. The location is great, and if you can get it at a cheap rate, go for it. It's perfect for shoppers and tourists who are not going to stay for more than a weekend. Well, it is if you can get it cheap. Remeber to buy internet access at the desk. I paid 5 quids - totally worth it.

    The room is rather bleh. The bed was okay, but no tv, a desk rather than a table and so on. The included breakfast was in another building ten minutes walk away and was nothing to write home about either. Plus the whole hotel was filled with portugese teenagers, so I felt like I was really out of place while eating. I mean, eating breakfast in a school canteen surrounded by kids half my age.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  702 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)9.6 mi
Marham RAF (KNF)10.3 mi
Train
Paddington Station1.2 mi
Underground
South Kensington2000 ft
Gloucester Road3000 ft
Bus
Bus stop1400 ft
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