The Rockwell is situated in London's popular Kensington area, 10 minutes from the Gloucester Road Tube station, 5 minutes from Earl's Court Tube and a 30-minute drive from London Heathrow.
"Still great value."
I have stayed at The Rockwell on a number of occasions and it is still my first choice when in London. The staff are efficient, friendly and helpful, and this, combined with the Hotel's homely feel, makes you feel very welcome. This time I stayed in room G2 - a superior double. Although the room is on the ground floor facing the road, it is surprisingly quiet with very good noise insulation. The room was very clean, had a very comfortable bed and good air conditioning. Wifi is free and has a good signal. Breakfast is good, especially the eggs benedict, and the cooked option seemed better value than the continental style buffet. Other meals seem pricey, but the menu is good for a small hotel, and I have sampled this on previous visits to my satisfaction. You can of course also eat out, and there are plenty of great restaurants in the local area offering international cuisine. All in all The Rockwell is great value and clearly well managed. I'll be back.
"Great location and price"
Stayed in Superior Single room 409 for 1 week and was very pleased. The room was a good size for an individual and the staff were very helpful and nice. The one thing that is odd about room 409 is that it is an interior room without windows. There are 2 skylights so the room was bright during the day. I wasn't sure how I felt about the room when I first arrived because of the lack of windows but it really was a quiet room. The only noise I heard were people in the hall and sometimes voices in the room next door. It is on a busy street and there is a barbeque in the evenings in the back garden so not overlooking either was actually a plus. This being said, it would be nice if the bathroom had a retractable blind to open and close over the skylight. There is one in the bedroom and even though there are no tall buildings overlooking the hotel and unless someone is peering from the roof, no one can look into the skylight, it would be nice to close off when using the bathroom. The staff were super. The room was cleaned well. I would say the best things about the hotel is the location and price for what you get. After exploring many areas of London, I wouldn't have chosen a different location for my stay. It is so convenient to 3 Underground stations (1 being about 5 minute walk and the other 2 about 10). It is a safe area with nice neighborhoods to walk through to get to Holland and Kensington Parks and near some great London sites like the V & A. Not to mention a quick hop on the Underground to get anywhere including straight from Earls Court Station to Heathrow. The only negative I could say is a personal preference about the bed and bedding. I am not a fan of down pillows and the bed was somewhat soft and a little lumpy. But this is really splitting hairs. I didn't even ask if they had other choices for pillows so that might have been fixed if I tried. Thank you Rockwell. I would not hesitate to book with them again. And probably ask for room 409...
"A fantastic Boutique hotel!"
The Rockwell is a warm and inviting hotel with larger rooms and a great bar and restaurant. It is a quick walk from the Earls Court tube stop and although is on Cromwell road it is very quiet. The best part, however, of this hotel is the staff. They are friendly, helpful and make you feel so at home. Really great trip!
"Fantastic location for classy birthday trip"
So easy to find Extremely helpful staff Good G&T on the outside terrace all be it a bit pricey Great room with our own balcony and lovely comfy bed Please supply more complimentary tea coffee and milk on our next visit We will definitely come back
"A perfectly lovely small hotel"
The Rockwell came to me through a recommendation and I am so grateful. Our six day late September stay was perfect. I booked a Deluxe Double really could just not have been happier. The hotel is a lovely contemporary design in what were originally two private homes, I would guess. Some interesting details have been left like the beautiful tile entry floors. The hotel public areas and our room were impeccable. Comfortable bed. Very nice linens. Light and bright décor. Good bedside reading lamps. Bathrobes were a welcome touch for travelers who had no room to pack one. Turn down service at night if you like. More than the level of attention to the spaces was the attentive staff. Truly, could not have been lovelier or more helpful. They were both welcoming and professional which is not always an easy balance to find. The breakfast room deserves a special call out. Very attentively overseen by a lovely young woman. The hot buffet is refreshed frequently. Fruit, fresh baked breads, meat, cheeses, etc. We ordered from the additional menu from their fresh kitchen and could not stop ordering the Eggs Benedict every day because they were delicious. As something I make from Julia Child's book, I have to say these were a great way to start our busy days. Earl's Court tube station is a short five minute walk...be sure to go the back way...ask because it's much closer than going down Cromwell. You'll also find enough restaurants close by that if you're tired at the end of your day, you can eat in the neighborhood. Thank you to The Rockwell for enhancing our stay in your beautiful city!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB)
Check-in: 3:00 AM , Check-out: 11:00 AM