Henley House Hotel
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With a stay at Henley House Hotel in London (South Kensington), you’ll be convenient to Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. This 4-star hotel is close to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
Make yourself at home in one of the 21 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.
How to Get There
The hotel is located in an incredibly quiet nook of London, even though the Earl's Court tube station is only two blocks away.
Although the rooms have often been described on TripAdvisor as "small", we were pleasantly surprised. On the other hand, the bath, which had apparently been carved out of the room, was a bit tight. Fortunately there was lots of hot water, and the towels were wonderfully soft and fluffy --tried to find out their manufacturer, but no one had that information.
Breakfast was fairly basic --only hot item was "do it yourself" hard boiled eggs-- but more than adequate with lots of fruit and very good rolls.
The desk people were most helpful; unfortunately they were not able to give us more than basic help with our luggage as there was only one staff person on duty at a time and s/he needed to stay in the reception area.
There is an elevator; however, it only stops on the "half floors", so if you think you will need assistance, make sure you let the hotel know in advance.
The rooms are a bit garish relative to the hotel's townhouse facade but the beds are comfortable and the room was spotless, so I will overlook the decor.
A major problem is the hotel's cleaning schedule. Apparently the rooms are made up by floor rather than assigning staff to first clean the rooms being vacated. So, as we watched guest after guest check out, we sat and waited --for over three hours-- for our room to be ready
There are several good restaurants within easy walking distance: the fish and chips at The Prince of Teck was super --one order would easily be enough for two people. And, although a chain, Zizzi's --which offers Henley House Hotel Guests a discount-- lasagna was outstanding, The only problem with Zizzi's is that they served us a pinot noir that had apparently been kept by the stove. We were treated like "dumb Americans" when we indicated that "room --or better yet, cellar-- temperature" did not mean "kitchen temperature". And, of course, both restaurants had volume levels --from speaker systems, not from conversation, far above what we consider comfortable.
I was torn between giving a 4 and a 5 star rating to Henley House. Given the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, I decided to "round up".
The decider was "Would we stay there again?" The answer was yes.
Very nice hotel, friendly staff and great location a couple of blocks from the Earl's Court tube station. Many restaurants just down the street - fantastic place to set up shop to tour virtually anywhere in London. We had the small room with a double bed, which was OK. The bathroom was the size of one on a cruise ship - small but well appointed. Breakfast was very good and well stocked and serviced in a picturesque room with vaulted glass ceilings. The selection was the same every day, however. There is also a self-service laundromat a few blocks down the main street if you don't want to haul too much luggage. We will definitely consider staying here again the next time we are in London! Jack and Amy Greene/May 2019
Stayed in room 41 for 2 nights...only a minutes walk from earls court tube but a different world from the noise and bustle...had my quietest ever nights sleep in central London. Room design had been really well thought out, didn't feel small. I'm not a fan of continental breakfasts but the hotel offering was really good, great choice and everything fresh. The staff from reception, kitchen and cleaning were all friendly and welcoming.
We have just come back from a 2 night stay at the Henley House Hotel. First of all the staff were lovely and accomodating, I emailed before my stay to ask about non-dairy options for breakfast and they had gone out to buy me non dairy milk and butter which I really appreciated. The room was small but absolutely spotless and very stylish, it's a lovely area just a couple of minutes away from the tube and near to some very nice places to eat!
The only downside is where our room was, we stayed in room 10 which is at the top of the first flight of stairs. We had sound travelling from the room above, from every other guest who had to pass our room to get to theirs, and the banging from the kitchen in the morning whilst the staff were setting up breakfast, for 2 nights it was fine but if we were staying longer I would have requested a room change, I am a light sleeper though so others may not have the same issue. I would love to stay here again as everything else about the hotel is great but I would request not to stay in room 10.
Henley House provided everything required for a welcoming stay. The hotel itself was intimate, clean, and the breakfast....soooo good! The room had a quirky modern feel which i really liked, beds were comfortable, and their efforts to stay eco friendly regarding the reuse of towels is something i admire. Earl’s Court Station is a short walk from the hotel, and so are many pubs, restaurants and other shops. My family and i found a favourite in a pub called ‘The Blackbird’ right around the corner from Henley House, where the Pies and Guinness are plentiful! I had a wonderful stay, highly recommend!