The Ashburn Hotel is a small hotel in the Kensington. It is well located next to a Gloucester tube station (Piccadilly/Central lines) and 74/74N/97N [night] bus stop next to the...
The Ashburn Hotel is a small hotel in the Kensington. It is well located next to a Gloucester tube station (Piccadilly/Central lines) and 74/74N/97N [night] bus stop next to the hotel, which makes traveling around London very easy. There area feels very safe. Very easy to get from/to Heathrow (by Taxi or Piccadilly line). Close to several supermarkets, boots and coffee shops Starbucks, Pratt, Paul’s).
I travel often to London and spotted this place while staying in a hotel next by. I very pleasantly surprised, and found the hotel a good value for money. The atmosphere is very friendly. My room was ready as early as 11:00 o`clock and I was further upgraded to a king room.
There is a complimentary WIFI and breakfast. Breakfast is basic but overall ok.
Such a fantastic hotel. The prices are fantastic for what you get. Concierge did a great job in preparing chocolates and putting them into our mini fridge. The bedroom interior...
Such a fantastic hotel. The prices are fantastic for what you get. Concierge did a great job in preparing chocolates and putting them into our mini fridge. The bedroom interior is beautiful and cosy. Even though our room faced the road it was so quiet. Check in & check out was so simple. The only thing that wasn't that great was breakfast, next time I think I will skip it. Apart from that I would return, the bedrooms are so pretty and clean. Location is perfect, a 10 min walk from Harrods and all the museums. Worth a visit - great value for money.
I booked this through a package deal from Trip masters. I was surprised at the quality of the rooms and the over all service. It is a quick 3 minute...
I booked this through a package deal from Trip masters. I was surprised at the quality of the rooms and the over all service. It is a quick 3 minute walk to the glouster Rd tube station which made getting there and traveling around London very easy. The staff was very helpful. I pulled a muscle in my leg on the way there. The receptionist made an ice pack for me and brought it to my room. I would highly recommend this for a real English feeling hotel.
Splendid, Memorable Experience at the Ashburn Hotel!
Nov 11, 2015
My husband and I stayed at the Ashburn Hotel around three weeks ago for six nights and had a splendid, memorable experience. We were in England celebrating our 30th anniversary...
My husband and I stayed at the Ashburn Hotel around three weeks ago for six nights and had a splendid, memorable experience. We were in England celebrating our 30th anniversary and was not disappointed in our selection of the Ashburn Hotel. Actually, we were very pleasantly surprised. We reserved our room in July for an October stay and was able to book a 5 night special, including a continental breakfast, which the hotel was offering at the time, and then added an additional night. I think the hotel offers an excellent value for the money. The hotel itself and the rooms are full of character and are decorated with traditional furnishings, which is my preference over a modern design and style. The hotel might not be grand, but I think it is simply and truly lovely, and we quite enjoyed it.
We only encountered one problem the entire time at the Ashburn, and it was immediately remedied. We originally booked a deluxe, queen bedded room, which was nice; however, after a restless night due to a too firm mattress for my bad back, I complained to the front desk person who was very understanding and immediately sent a very nice housekeeper to show me a couple of different rooms. I decided on Rm. 204, which was actually an upgrade with a king bed, but more importantly, the mattress was softer and better for me. Housekeeping then went the extra mile by adding a topper to the bed which made it even more comfortable. All of this extra effort and the upgrade was at no extra charge and made our stay at the Ashburn truly comfortable and relaxing. Thankfully, I slept very well for the next five nights. Also, Rm. 204 is a bit larger than 202, the original room, and is a little quieter, although I wouldn't call 202 noisy, as both rooms have double windows, not just double glazed, but actually two sets of windows, which I had never seen before. Amazingly, that really does block out most the traffic noise from Cromwell Rd.
I love the location of the hotel because I feel safe there, even at night. I have stayed in this area before and really enjoy its close proximity to the Kensington Gardens, museums, and the Gloucester Rd. tube station, which is about a two to three minute walk from the hotel. The Ashburn is also close to restaurants, a grocery store, a pharmacy, pubs, and other hotels with lobby bars and restaurants. The Tavern Pub, located in the Holiday Inn, is just across the street from the Ashburn, which is very convenient.
One recent reviewer was disappointed in the breakfast at the Ashburn, but we thought it was great! Perhaps it helped having it included in the price of the room; but we thought there was a nice variety of cheeses, cold meats, cereals, breads and pastries, along with fresh fruit, dried fruit, yogurt, juices, etc. We ordered coffee every morning, which came nice and hot in a French press, which I loved...we use one at home. There is a menu from which hot breakfasts may be ordered, but there is an additional charge for those; therefore, we only ordered from this menu once because I wanted my husband to experience a full English breakfast, which he had never had before. Too, we simply didn't order the hot breakfasts because we thought the extended continental breakfast (my name for it) was ample and filling enough. My husband thought the English breakfast was quite good, by the way. In addition, we didn't have a problem communicating with the breakfast room staff. Although their English is rather limited, it didn't pose a problem for us. All our needs and wishes were understood well enough. The breakfast room itself is nice, bright, and charmingly furnished and appointed.
We also liked the "Happy Hour", which takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., every night. This was most convenient after sightseeing all day. It was nice to be able to have a drink in the beautifully and elegantly furnished lounge area before going up to the room and freshening up for dinner. The drinks aren't complimentary, but they are at a reduced price during happy hour. By the way, there is a lift at the Ashburn, which is also greatly appreciated after a full day of walking about.
We found all the staff, except for one (and he wasn't horrible...he just wasn't as friendly as the others, to me, anyway) to be warm, friendly, professional, helpful, and courteous. Even before arrival at the Ashburn, my experiences with the staff, via emails and a couple of phone calls, were always prompt and professional. The Assistant General Manager, Mr. AbuTair, was especially patient and helpful with several back and forth emails; because of work commitments, we had to change our dates a few times. He was always very understanding and accommodating.
To conclude, we had a wonderful time at the Ashburn Hotel, and would love to stay there again if we are fortunate enough to return to London.
I was looking for a good and affordable hotel near South Kensington and ended up at the Ashburn. If I have to be honest I was a bit suspicious when...
I was looking for a good and affordable hotel near South Kensington and ended up at the Ashburn. If I have to be honest I was a bit suspicious when I made the reservation. When I than arrived at the Ashburn I was positively surprised. The hotel is just 5 minutes walk form the Tube, Gloucester Road. Elegant and very well maintained building. The staff at the reception was very polite and professional. My room on the second floor facing the main rood, had all comforts and a lot of extra amenities. Bed and pillows very comfortable. Breakfast (included!) was also very nice, lots of things to choose from. Quite and relaxed atmosphere. Overall a great hotel, in a top location!