Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Modern décor

  • Converted Victorian townhouses

  • Excellent restaurant and bar

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  • Overview

    Tucked away in fashionable Kensington, The Rockwell fits in rather nicely with its trendy setting. The Victorian townhouse exterior belies contemporary and stylish décor within; think deep-hued rugs, sleek wooden furnishings and modern light fittings.

    Nonetheless, some of the original Victorian features remain, most notably the eye-catching mosaic floor tiles. There is also a charming little courtyard garden - an idyllic spot for an afternoon tipple. Add to that the charming staff, and you’ll only wish you booked to stay longer.


    The hotel is in an excellent place for city-exploring, with easy access to some of London's best museums. Among them the Science Museum and the V&A, which are on the same street as the hotel. Earl’s Court underground station is also a stone’s throw away, so heading further afield couldn’t be easier. 

    Shopping-fiends are also in luck here; Kensington and Chelsea are well renowned for their excess of independent boutiques and designer stores. 


    A continental buffet breakfast is served in the mornings and will certainly keep you full until lunch time. There is also a great restaurant, serving classic British dishes and some rather mean cocktails. 

  • Facilities
    • bar

    • WiFi/Internet

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    Facility details:

    24-hour front desk, Airport transportation, Bar/lounge, Breakfast available (surcharge), Business center, Concierge services, Conference space, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Elevator/lift, Express check-in, Express check-out, Free WiFi, Free newspapers in lobby, Free wired Internet, Garden, Laundry facilities, Library, Luggage storage, Meeting rooms - 2, Multilingual staff, Porter/bellhop, Restaurant, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Smoke-free property, Terrace, Total number of rooms - 40.
  • Location

    181 Cromwell Road, SW5 OSF London, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    Earl’s Court underground station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel (250m)Gloucester Road underground station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel (950m)South Kensington underground station is a 20-minute walk from the hotel (1.5km)Kensington train station is a 20-minute walk from the hotel (1.5km)

    Nearest airport

    Heathrow airport is a 35-minute drive from the hotel (27km)Gatwick airport is a 1 hour 15-minute drive from the hotel (81km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The 40 rooms have been designed in the same style as the rest of the hotel, with modern décor, splashes of bold colour and polished wood furnishings. Some even feature gorgeous patterned curtains. Beds are comfortable and bathrooms spotless. In line with other London hotels, some of the cheaper options come up a little on the small side, so if you like space to stretch out we recommend upgrading.

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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)