January 28, 2013

a night in kensington

For the last few years I've travelled to London for either business or pleasure and every now and then I like to find myself a nice hotel to stay in for a couple of nights. Luckily this time round my mum used her loyalty points (from using Priority Club Rewards) meaning that we had a free nights stay at the Crowne Plaza in Kensington, and the best part was we got upgraded on arrival to a suite with a balcony. The room was amazing as you can tell from the photos below, it usually costs around £225 a night if booked well in advance but I think it would be the perfect idea for Valentines or to spilt the cost with your friends and have a shopping weekend. Otherwise a standard room at the hotel costs around £150 per night which is a little easier to consider. The suite had the comfiest and largest bed that I've ever slept in, it was pretty much the size of two doubles merged together and left me feeling that I never wanted to leave. There is also a kitchenette that included cooking appliances but this wasn't necessary for us as we were only staying for one night. The desk in the corner of the room made for the perfect blogging station and was perfect for a make up dresser in the morning too.


The balcony is most definitely the biggest selling point of this room, it is absolutely huge and plenty big enough to have a mini party on. With views over Kensington straight ahead and St. Pauls in the distance it was the perfect area to relax and sip on cocktails.


The bathroom had a luxurious feel however wasn't anything to write home about, the bath was deep enough for a relaxing soak and the rain shower was pretty cool but nothing too special. The best part of this room was definitely the complimentary Aromatherapy Associates products, definitely the way to please a beauty blogger!


Obviously I had to make a cheeky order for room service (all in the name of blogging of course) and dined on a cheese and tomato baguette with chunky chips. Nothing too glamourous but I have to say the chips were the best I have ever tasted, so crispy and fluffy. On the other hand I wasn't such a fan of the hefty £3.65 tray charge and £6 odd cost of the baguette.


Last but not least I thought I'd give a little mention to some interesting places to visit nearby. The Natural History Museum is but a ten minute walk away and a little further along the same road is the V&A Museum followed by Harrods just around the corner. Definitely all well worth checking out!


Hope you all enjoyed this post, do let me know if you'd like to see more travel/hotel review posts on my blog too.

7 comments:

  1. I WANNA STAY HERE! So expensive though! The bed sounds like a super king, which is what we have at home hehehe!! x

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  2. I stayed in a Crowne Plaza in Shoreditch recently, to weirdly enough do exactly the same as you and go round the Natural History Museum. It's easily one of the nicest hotels I've been to and would definately stay there another time

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  3. This looks like a gorgeous hotel. The balcony would definitely be a selling point for me too!

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  4. Holy Shit! AMAZING hotel, very very jealous right now! Gonna have to talk the boy into booking a night there for our anniversary!

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  5. Oh my god this looks gorgeous! I've never stayed in a super posh hotel before, but this might just be the one. Kensington seems like a lovely part of London, I'd love to visit the V&A museum as well.

    Charlotte xo

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  6. Wow, beats the Travel Lodge I normally stay in!! Looks absolutely gorgeous, not too keen on the views though! Hope you had a lovely time.

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  7. Looks ab fab! I love the cute bistro table and chairs outside :)

    AND..how good do those chips look!!! :)Hope they were yummy!

    Lil xxx

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