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.
"7 nights and a lovely stay!"
I stayed at The Rockwell for seven nights, it was a very pleasant stay. I booked the regular single room, and it was just enough space for one person, nothing more or less. Kind, friendly and helpful staff to say at least. The hotel was also very close to Earl's Court station, only a short walk away. You can also find a variety of restaurants and coffee shops nearby as well as a Sainsbury's an Coop. Their free wi-fi worked without any problem, so that was a plus for me. At first the bed seemed to be a bit too soft at first but I slept very well in it. Noise from outside the room was a bit annoying but nothing to care about really, just felt like you didn't have any privacy since the other guests could hear you from outside your room. Since my room faced the main road I could hear some police sirens and sounds like that at night but that's normal in London really, plus it did not bother me. Only negative thing would be the shower, it's a bit too small. And the water pressure wasn't really the best plus you couldn't adjust it yourself. And on my last day as I was about to shower there was no water for a good 10-15 minutes. But in the end I got my shower and I was all set for my last day in London and travel to the airport, haha. Overall I'd say this is a good hotel and you get good value for your money. Sure it's not the most modern hotel but it's way better than most of the hotels out there. Plus it's hard to find a really nice hotel for a decent amount of money in central London these days. So yes, I'll definitely come back. Kind regards, Josephine
"Excellent value, delicious breakfast, no parking"
I was in London on business in the City for a day but was driving in from the west the night before and needed to head out west again that evening. This proved to be a near-perfect place to stay. Despite being on Cromwell Road - one of London's busiest streets - there was no noise of traffic once inside the hotel. The staff were charming and helpful, the bedroom (overlooking Cromwell Road) very comfortable, clean and quiet, and the breakfast was delicious, including the coffee (unusual in British hotels). Earls Court tube station is 5-minutes walk away through a series of delightful back streets. The only problem is finding anywhere to park. The staff recommended the Marriott's public car park down the road. Forget it. It only has 10 spaces as far as I could see and they were, of course, occupied at 07.30. There is a dingy and smelly NCP car park a fast 10-minutes walk away on Warwick Road. But the 70 or so spaces there fill up quickly and if staying for a day you have to pay by phone.
"A lovely little hotel"
The hotel was an easy five minute walk from Earls Court Tube station, and on entering the clean and modern reception area, we were pleasantly surprised how quiet the hotel was despite being situated on the busy Cromwell Road. We were welcomed warmly and efficiently and our room was lovely....very clean and with everything you could want. Our only tiny criticism is that the shower cubicle is pretty small (we are both tall and found it tricky to shower without banging heads on the shower head itself!) and the towels were also quite small. The White Company toiletries were a lovely touch. We found the room to be very quiet and the perfect temperature, often hotels can be so hot and stuffy. Breakfast was good, we didn't go for the full cooked breakfast but there was plentiful tea and coffee and lots of choice of fruit, breads and pastries. All in all, a very pleasant experience and we would definitely use the hotel again...
"A Little Gem"
This well-positioned boutique hotel on Cromwell Road Kensington is just a short 4-5min walk to Earls Court tube station. Perfect for city or airport tubes. Museums a 10-15min walk. First impressions count, that is ambience and staff. The large doors open to a reception lounge area, well appointed with lounges and magazines.The staff I have found exceed normal duties. My friend became ill and needed a doctor. They advised the closest clinic and on return showed real concern for his comfort offering him a mug of ginger tea. ( They didn't have to do that but did). A kind and professional gesture. I had a single room 206 next to the lift but is well sound proofed for noise. The room is not large but well planned with a double bed, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities. A large wardrobe accommodates hanging space and drawers for small items. A safety deposit box is within the cupboard.Suitcases can be placed out of the way either inside the wardrobe or on top. Though the single room is small the high ceilings provide plenty of air space and a large window lets sun pour in. Heating or air conditioning is included. A small but well planned bathroom includes a shower, hand basin, toilet and cupboard space. Wi-Fi is free and plentiful. The restaurant breakfast room is bright, immaculately clean and inviting. I am here in winter but in summer there is a large garden for sitting, drinking or BBQ. Breakfast offers a good range of fruits and meats for continental breakfasts or cooked items.A small cosy bar serves beer, wine and spirits as well as a choice of evening meals. I have stayed usually at premier Inn further down the road but The Rockwell will be my return hotel next time I'm in town. As I say a little gem.
Not a bad wee hotel. Good for the price. But... We had asked for a quiet room by email twice and were put in the basement facing the main road and directly below reception. First night was disrupted but once they moved us it was ok. That room was large so if size is what you're after, the lower ground is for you. If you're staying a long time then you won't get cabin fever in one of those rooms at all, but that room was tired and the bathrobes so threadbare perhaps it would have been better not to have them at all. No slippers provided but these were brought once we asked for them. So we move upstairs and it's a smaller room but brighter and much nicer, even though the shower was tiny (and I'm not exactly big) and the bathroom drafty. We were told it would overlook the garden but as you see from the pictures, it didn't! Towels are nice (if small) and White Company toiletries smell yummy. Remember all the forty rooms are different so perhaps state preferences - I can't promise they will listen though! Breakfast is not bad at all and lovely Magdalena deserves a special mention for helpfulness. Given this is included in the price, breakfast is more than adequate and everything was sparkling clean, both in the breakfast room and the room itself. So would we be back' Yes, probably. As long as they adhered to requests. This hotel provides a good base for getting about London. If you are visiting at the Cromwell hospital it's perfect. Earls Court is only a few minutes away and you can walk to Kensington High Street in minutes. Not a bad stay at all, but only once we had moved.
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