25 Courtfield Gardens, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0PG
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Shopping
Expert review of Base2Stay Kensington
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.
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.
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.
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.
Polite and helpful.
A steady mix of business and leisure guests.
More information on Base2Stay Kensington:
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- 25 Courtfield Gardens, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0PG
- Room Service, High-Speed Internet
- Earl's Court