Base2Stay Kensington

25 Courtfield Gardens, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0PG

Price from: £80

Base2Stay Kensington

By Nigel Tisdall, your London expert

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#72 of 80
expert-rated hotels in London
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Location:
3.7
3.7
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
0
N/A
Public areas:
0
N/A
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Shopping

Expert review of Base2Stay Kensington

Good value for independent-minded travellers.

I don’t like to be fussed over, so this hotel suited me well. The management has kept prices low by cutting out various peripheral services: no bar or restaurant, barely any waiting room at reception. Instead you get nicely decorated rooms with well-equipped kitchenettes.

Location: 

Just a couple of minutes’ walk from Earl’s Court tube station, Base2Stay is on the corner of a quiet square. It’s an unremarkable part of town, but the three wonderful South Kensington museums (the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert) are only about 10 minutes’ walk away.

Bedrooms: 

Each of the rooms has a microwave, sink, fridge and kettle so you can do it yourself. Not a unique approach in London any more, but well executed here: the fridge is silent and the utensil drawer properly stocked with the cutlery and plates you need, rather than a token spoon and no corkscrew. There’s free wireless and pay movies (£2 a go) on the flatscreens, plenty of power points if you’re working. The single/bunkbed rooms I saw were barely wider than the beds, but the standard rooms are a decent size for the price.

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Eating and drinking: 

There’s no restaurant, bar or breakfast room, but reception usually has discount vouchers for nearby chain restaurants and the kitchenette means you can make your own meals.

Service: 

Polite and helpful.

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Who stays there: 

A steady mix of business and leisure guests.

Pros: 
Well-equipped kitchenette
Good prices
Cons: 
No public spaces
Some small rooms

More information on Base2Stay Kensington:

Price from:
£80
Type:
Hotel
Address:
25 Courtfield Gardens, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0PG
Amenities:
Room Service, High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Earl's Court

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