Hotel Features. This seven-floor boutique hotel occupies a restored Victorian townhouse characterised by high ceilings, large windows, decorative cornices and pillars. The interior features period-style furnishings complemented by modern design features. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide limited hours room service and offer sightseeing advice. Complimentary newspapers are available in the modern, air-conditioned lobby.
The Ashburn Hotel's bar has an open fire and an intimate drawing-room atmosphere, and offers European dishes, snacks and cocktails. A complimentary continental buffet breakfast is served each morning in the dining room.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is throughout the property.
The hotel offers discounted access to a local fitness centre.
Guestrooms. The 38 air-conditioned guestrooms feature flat-screen televisions with satellite channels, wireless Internet access, complimentary newspapers, fridges, tea/coffee-making facilities and safes. Designer toiletries are complimentary and there is a different turndown gift every night. Rooms are decorated in light shades complemented by earth-tone fabrics and feature dark-wood furnishings.
Expert Tip. Kensington is renowned for its designer boutiques and department stores, but it is also a cultural hotspot, with many highly regarded museums and educational institutions.
Superior room: One queen bed. Ornate bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. Modern and antique-style wood furnishings and neutral decor accented with fabrics in rich earth tones. Complimentary wireless Internet, flat-screen satellite television, mahogany desk, refrigerator, coffee/teamaker, complimentary newspaper, and safe. Limestone bathroom with shower, slippers, and designer toiletries. Turndown gift each evening.
From London Heathrow Airport (LHR):
Distance to the Ashburn Hotel is 15 miles, approximately 35 minutes' drive.
Getting there. The Heathrow Express train is the quickest way into London. It departs from the airport every 15 minutes, and takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington station in Central London. The journey is non-stop and costs 14.50 GBP. Paddington is on the District and Circle Underground line, which runs to Gloucester Road station, 300 metres from the hotel. Additionally, the airport is on the Piccadilly line of the Underground, and runs directly to Gloucester Road station. The journey to central London takes approximately one hour, and trains depart every 10 minutes. A one-day travel pass costs 6.30 GBP, including travel to Heathrow (in zone 6). Black taxis cost approximately 50 GBP to central London. Coaches operate to London Victoria and the rest of the UK, and the airport is also served by local buses. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The London Underground (Tube) and buses are the easiest ways to travel within London. Single tickets are expensive, but an electronic Oyster card offers a cheaper fare. Oyster cards can be purchased from ticket offices for 3 GBP (refundable). Daily or weekly travel passes are the most economical way to travel, and are valid on buses, trams, trains, and the DLR, as well as on the Underground. Black taxis are available on the streets, but can be expensive. Driving is not recommended for visitors and a congestion charge zone operates in Central London.
Driving directions. Depart Heathrow
Head for the M25, following signs for Central London.
Exit at the junction for the M4. Continue along the M4 into the Great Western Road (A4) and then Cromwell Road. Continue past the junction with Earls Court Road, through three sets of traffic lights. The Ashburn Hotel is visible on the right-hand side.
- Complimentary Breakfast Safe-deposit box
- Secretarial services Elevator/lift
- Concierge desk Parking nearby
- Internet public area - comp Room service (limited hours)
- Fireplace in lobby Business services
- Bar/lounge Air-conditioned public areas
- Concierge services Laundry facilities
- Internet public area - wireless Airport transportation (fees apply)
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount) Umbrella
- Comp newspapers in lobby Dry cleaning service
Room Amenities: , , • Cable/satellite TV • Extra towels/bedding • Designer toiletries • Climate control • Pay movies • Window opens • Cribs (infant beds) available • Iron/ironing board (on request • Bottled water in room (complim • Bathroom telephone • Electronic/magnetic keys • Handheld shower • Internet access - complimentar • Shower/tub combination
Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 500 metres| High Street Kensington (shopping): 500 metres | Hyde Park: 0.5 miles| Victoria & Albert Museum: 0.5 miles| Natural History Museum: 0.5 miles| Royal Albert Hall: 0.5 miles| Kensington Palace: 0.5 miles| Kings Road: 0.5 miles| Harrods: 1 mile|
London Hotels - Ashburn Hotel