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  • visiting some of London’s best museums

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  • Overview

    Set in fashionable Kensington, The Rockwell is a chic boutique hotel in London which combines quintessential English style with contemporary design in two converted Victorian terraces on Cromwell Street. Earls Court, Kensington's array of museums, Knightsbridge's boutique shopping streets and Harrods are just minutes away as well as the green oasis of Hyde Park. However, the crisp design, landscaped gardens and gourmet restaurant may leave guests not wanting to leave the comfort of this luxury hotel.


    The Rockwell is in a great location in South Kensington 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, and the grand Royal Albert Hall. With easy access to the tube, the rest of London is right at hand, although some may choose to stay local and shop in the fashionable stores of Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea with stores from Urban Outfitters to Manolo Blahnik and Vivienne Westwood. There are some great bars in the area where fashionable types meet for an evening drink, including Prince Harry's sometime haunt, the Boujis private members venue. The hotel also has its own garden and terrace so guests can relax away from the hustle & bustle of the city.


    Tasteful palm-frond print wallpaper, dark woods and views of the garden provide a comfortable and warm setting for a meal at The Rockwell's restaurant One-Eight-One. The menu is a mixture of English and international food, with grilled sea bass with fennel, orange, grapefruit & chilli salad, alongside homemade potato gnocchi with tomato, basil & parmesan, and salmon & cod Thai-style fishcakes with mango chilli sauce and there is an impressive wine list to accompany the meal. For outside dining, Ken Lo's well-known restaurant serves traditional Chinese food, and for Michelin star rated cuisine, visit Langan's Coq d'or.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning


  • Location

    181-183 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom

    Nearest airport

    Nearest Airport: Heathrow. Distance from Airport: 40 minutes.

  • Rooms
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    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    The Rockwell has 40 rooms of varying sizes. Dark wood, light walls, beautiful print wallpapers and thick sash curtains give the rooms a luxurious feel. Rooms are furnished with contemporary pieces that work on a traditional English theme. All bedrooms have bespoke oak wardrobes, and some have wrought-iron balconies. The large beds have pocket sprung mattresses designed to adapt to the shape of your body and sinking into the feather pillows under Egyptian cotton sheets and merino wool blankets, guests will be sure to have a lovely deep sleep. All rooms include coffee/tea making facilities.

    The Mezzanine Suites are 2-level rooms separating the living area from the bedroom and garden rooms have spacious bathrooms and private south-facing patios. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms (the Garden Rooms have particularly large ones) with Phillipe Stark and Hans Grohe fittings, thick towelling bathrobes and White Company toiletries. All rooms have air-conditioning, fresh air ventilation, free broadband, flatscreen TVs with satellite and pay-per-view and even gym membership!

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    Single Standard

    Max 1 guest
    1 Single bed
    12 m2
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, shower, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, safety deposit box
    These air-conditioned rooms feature free broadband internet, an en suite bathroom and a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels.
    Single Standard
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    Standard Double

    Max 2 guests
    1 Double bed
    18 m2
    Amenities: hairdryer, shower, Wi-Fi/Internet, alarm clock radio, bathrobe, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, safety deposit box
    These air-conditioned rooms feature free broadband internet, an en suite bathroom and a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels.
    Standard Double
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    Deluxe Double

    Max 2 guests
    1 Double bed
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    Single Superior

    Max 1 guest
    1 Single bed
    15 m2
    Amenities: alarm clock radio, bathrobe, hairdryer, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet
    With pocket-sprung mattresses, luxury linens and fluffy bathrobes.
    Single Superior
  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    Invoiced Live Booking

    For bookings between 1 - 3 nights, payment is due upon arrival.                                         

    For bookings of 4 nights or more, 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of the booking.                    

    Your credit card number is used by the hotel to secure the booking and may be pre-authorised for payment prior to your arrival.           

    Cancellation policy

    Free cancellation any time up to 48 hours before 12:00 pm on the day of arrival (hotel local time).
    Cancellation fee is the equivalent of the full amount of your reservation.

    Bookings up to 3 nights can be cancelled free of charge within 2 days before date of arrival, by 12 pm, hotel local time.

    Bookings of 4 or more nights require a 50% non-refundable deposit payable at the time of the reservation.

    If cancelled later or in case of no-show, 100% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.

    Please note any amendments may be subject to rate changes.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time is from 2pm & check-out until 11pm.  

    Check-in time: 14:11

    Check-out time: 11:11

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    No pets allowed. Fee is $0



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


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 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)



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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)