A few weeks ago now, to celebrate my 34th birthday in style, I booked in for a few London staycations, the first of which was the Melia London Kensington Hotel.
As those of you who follow my social channels (Instagram and YouTube) will know, the boy and I recently moved back to my beloved West London. We bought a flat in Kensington and Chelsea, the area of London that is by far my favourite.
From the iconic lights of Harrods to the perfectly poised flower displays on the local street stands, West London is the place romancers go to fall in love with London.
Melia London Kensington is situated just a short walk from my home so when I was invited to stay for my birthday I gleefully accepted, there was also a mention of a Natural History Museum-inspired afternoon tea. That sealed the deal for me 😉
Located a short walk away from Gloucester Road underground station the hotel is perfectly located for International and out-of-town visitors with Piccadilly Circus, Knightsbridge & Green Park on the same line for London exploring and even Heathrow for a swift return to and from the airport.
In-keeping with Kensington’s renowned charm the exterior of the hotel boasts colonial white pillars, large bay windows and marble steps up from the street. The interior is the perfect mix of traditional and modern with a nod to the 1920’s with pink, gold and sage accents throughout. There’s an open reception area, lounge space and bar and restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There’s also a large and fully equipped gym on the lower ground floor of the property.
Melia London Kensington is within walking distance from The Natural History Museum which is the reason behind their novel afternoon tea featuring a whale and themed cookies to celebrate the proximity of such a wonderful tourist attraction.
As a member of the prestigious Melia collection of hotels the rooms are fresh and modern with an open wardrobe concept and hugely inviting bed. The hotel has done an amazing job at keeping a classic West London style decor with panelling and rustic fixtures whilst executing a fresh and forward thinking design.
The restaurant has excellent service and a wonderfully extensive cocktail menu with quite the aesthetic backdrop but what stole the show on the food front for me was the breakfast! Delivered to your room or served downstairs, the breakfast at Melia London Kensington will have me wandering over on weekends to indulge in again.
Vegan scrambled tofu on sourdough……..I’m salivating scribing this!
If you are looking for well located London accommodation Melia London Kensington has a C&C badge of approval from me!
For more information visit their website here.
The full room tour in featured in my latest YouTube Video
*My one night stay and all meals were gifted as part of a collaboration. All images and opinions are my own.