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BEST WESTERN The Cromwell 2.5

South Kensington, London, England

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  • Located across from a tube station
  • Within a 20-minute walk of Hyde Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Harrods
  • All rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and safes
  • Some rooms have garden terraces
  • An extensive continental and English breakfast buffet is served (for a fee)
  • Tiny fitness room features two modern cardio machines and free weights
  • Front desk has a laptop for free use


  • Limited facilities; no pool, spa, business center, or full restaurant
  • Some rooms are quite small
  • No on-site parking (nearby parking lots require a fee)

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A small tourist-oriented hotel, Best Western The Cromwell is located on the bustling Cromwell Road in South Kensington, a short stroll from the Gloucester Road tube station. There are numerous restaurants and shops in the vicinity, and attractions such as Kensington Palace and the Victoria & Albert Museum are within walking distance. This contemporary hotel features rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, a breakfast buffet (for a fee), a fitness room, and a lobby bar. Some rooms are small, however, and facilities are limited; there's no business center or full restaurant.

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Contemporary tourist hotel with small, stylish rooms and a lobby bar

Housed in a five-floor building, the budget-friendly (compared to other hotels in the area) Best Western has a contemporary feel and a dash of style. The small lobby has white walls, hardwood floors, colorful art, leather sofas, and a flat-screen TV. Breakfast is served in a modern room with hardwood floors, and the lobby bar has a distinctive aquamarine-colored front. There's also a small fitness room. Given its location on Cromwell Road in South Kensington, the Best Western is best-suited to the tourist crowd. The hotel does have a meeting room, but it's not a great property for business travelers.


South Kensington location near Kensington Palace, shopping, and dining

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Best Western The Cromwell is on bustling Cromwell Road in the heart of South Kensington, surrounded by shopping and dining. Across the street is the Gloucester Road tube station. The Natural History Museum and Science Museum are a five-minute walk east and the Victoria & Albert Museum is a 10-minute walk away. Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, and the southwestern edge of Hyde Park are all a 15-minute walk away. The famous Harrods department store is a 20-minute walk northeast and Earls Court Exhibition Centre is 20 minutes southwest of the hotel by foot. The Best Western is a 45-minute tube ride from Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly Line.


Simple but stylish rooms (many are small) with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi

The Best Western's 85 rooms have a contemporary feel and a dash of style, incorporating hues of mauve, beige, olive green, and white. While some rooms are on the small side (at 120 square feet), all have free Wi-Fi and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Rooms come with desks, coffee/tea makers, and safes big enough to fit laptops. Some rooms have attractive garden terraces, each with a wood deck, a table, and chairs.


Breakfast buffet, lobby bar, and a tiny fitness room

The Best Western has limited facilities, with no pool, sauna, spa, or business center. It doesn't have a restaurant for lunch and dinner, but it does serve a continental and English breakfast buffet (for a fee) with scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, baked beans, and a variety of cold items. The lobby bar serves light snacks and beverages, and has a flat-screen TV and lounge seating. The hotel also has a tiny fitness room and a laptop for free guest use. There is no on-site parking, but parking lots nearby are available for a fee.

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110 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4ES, United Kingdom

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