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Merit Kensington Hotel

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Front of property
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
Hair dryer, towels, soap, shampoo

Overview of Merit Kensington Hotel

Merit Kensington Hotel

4.0 star property
Upmarket hotel within easy reach of Stamford Bridge Stadium
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

209 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
12, 16-18 & 24 Penywern Road, Earls Court, London, England, SW5 9SU
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift
  • Bath or shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hairdryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Natural History Museum - 17 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 25 min walk
  • Thames River - 26 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 28 min walk
  • Westfield London Shopping Centre - 37 min walk
  • Olympia Conference and Exhibition Centre - 2 min drive
  • Kensington High Street - 3 min drive
  • Eventim Apollo - 4 min drive
  • Kensington Gardens - 4 min drive
  • Imperial College London - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 27 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 44 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 55 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 60 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 69 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 78 min drive
  • West Brompton Underground Station - 7 min walk
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 21 min walk
  • Kensington (Olympia) Underground Station - 22 min walk
  • Earl's Court Station - 4 min walk
  • West Brompton Underground Station - 7 min walk
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station - 11 min walk


  • The Blackbird - 1 min walk
  • KFC - 2 min walk
  • Nando's - 3 min walk
  • Courtfield - 2 min walk
  • Burger King - 1 min walk

About this property

Merit Kensington Hotel

When you stay at Merit Kensington Hotel, you'll be a short five-minute drive from Natural History Museum and Westfield London Shopping Centre. This upmarket hotel is also within a short drive of Hyde Park and Marble Arch. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Earl's Court Station is 4 minutes and West Brompton Underground Station is 7 minutes.


Arabic, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Gloves available
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to 16-18 Penywern Road, London SW5 9SU
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Lift

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 100 per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 17 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Merit Kensington Hotel Hotel
Merit Kensington Hotel London
Merit Kensington Hotel Hotel London

Frequently asked questions

Does Merit Kensington Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Merit Kensington Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Merit Kensington Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Merit Kensington Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Merit Kensington Hotel?
No, unfortunately. However, there's street parking available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Merit Kensington Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Merit Kensington Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Stamford Bridge Stadium (1.2 mi) and Hyde Park (1.4 mi), along with Buckingham Palace (2.7 mi) and Piccadilly Circus (3.1 mi).
What's the area around Merit Kensington Hotel like?
Merit Kensington Hotel is in London City Centre, a short 4-minute walk from Earl's Court Station and 17 minutes' walk from Natural History Museum. Travellers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.



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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay, great location
Our overall stay was great. Location (1 minute walk from Earle’s court station) was perfect for what we wanted. The Garden view room we had was lovely and quiet, didn’t hear the trains at all. We didn’t think much about the breakfast though. There was a great variety of food but if it’s the full English you would go for, then it’s not for you. Everything was a little dry/cold. Lots of cafes and bars locally would probably do better and be much cheaper too.
Maria, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Inderjot, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jonathan, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Garden room: not great for winter!
The main hotel seemed fine, it’s a collection of townhouses not a single building, but well organised. However I was put in a ‘garden room’ - literally a room built into the bottom of a garden. Maybe it’s nice in summer but it was poorly insulated so quite cold in March, and noisy due to huge AC units outside the door, rain on the flat roof, and school playground next door. Also the bed was really really hard!
1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Remarkably quiet residential street despite tube and shops being so close. Very pleasant helpful staff and very very clean. Loved that windows would open! There was occasionally smell of sewage in room which was not pleasant.
Pandy, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Location perfect for the tube. Recently refurbished it seems, very comfortable Great staff. Could turn the music down a little at breakfast though :-) Nice breakfast.
Paul, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding value for money. Friendly service. Clean, stylish and well-appointed room. Comfortable bed. Good shower. Excellent Wi-Fi. What’s not to like?
1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel, in the perfect location to explore London. 2-minute walk to Earls Court Tube Station. Lots of shops and eateries on the doorstep!
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Room was freshly remodeled. Room and passage ways were very clean. Area was quiet, but plenty of pubs and restaurants within a block of the hotel. Easy access to the Underground at Earl's Court.
Wade, 1-night trip
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