The Cranley Hotel

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The Cranley Hotel

, London
4 star

Rooms: 39

10 Bina Gardens - London - England - SW5 0LA - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 02073730123
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from Htlsnb
My husband and I spent a week in London and for most of our time we stayed at The Cranley. This bed & Breakfast was very charming. The staff were very polite. My husband went on and on about how great this B&B was after we returned to the States and I strongly agreed with his assessment.

Our first night we spent in the room with the king size four poster bed at the front of the row house. Best room in the house if you can afford the high tarriffs. The other nights we spent in a more modest room on the top floor. The room was more spacious than most London Hotels. The bathrooms are beautiful and the bedrooms are nicely appointed. the linens are to die for and the bed... I still dream about the beds-best nights of sleep I ever had.

The only draw back is that the hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the tube/subway. The hotel is in a lovely neighborhood in Chelsea/South Kensington-very safe.

The hotel offers afternoon tea-do not miss this event. We came back to the hotel for the tea. It was a great pick-me up before dinner. The hotel also offers a glass of champagne every night between certain hours-we always missed this event becuase we went out to dinner.

The hotel does not have a kitchen, so you have to venture out for lunch and dinner. Breakfast must be catered in. There is a great Indian restaurant at the corner-please eat there at least once. the food is good and reasonably priced for London.

I would stay here again and again despite the long walk to the tube-15 minutes after walking all day is a very difficult task, but well worth the trouble.

Magnificent!

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Cranley was superb! from the moment I checked in, the staff was friendly, and helpful. The hotel was immaculate and absolutely perfect. I am planning another trip abroad in the near future and I certainly hope that there is availability at the Cranley.

Afternoon tea in the cozy lobby or champagne and canopies in the evening, there was absolutely nothing but professionalism and attention to detail.

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from JWren
My 19-year-old daughter and I just returned from London and spending six nights at The Cranley. Very lovely inside and out. Enjoyed the slippers, robes and heated towel racks! Great breakfast delivered to our room! Extremely professional, helpful staff. Tube station very handy, although we did most of our touring on foot - we loved walking through the little streets enroute to some fabulous museum. This is a few minutes walk to the V&A, but we also walked to Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, etc. by cutting through Hyde Park. This isn't an inexpensive hotel but it is a great (and quiet) place to retire at the end of a long day of being a tourist. We would definitely stay there again.

Wonderful vacation!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I recently returned from a five night stay at The Cranley. We only have praise for this charming, initimate townhouse hotel. The staff offered first-rate service and our room was most attractively decorated. Be aware, however, that the hotel is located in South Kensington, mainly a residential area. Although the closest tube stop is only a few blocks away, you need to allow time to reach most locations of interest. It is still worth the visit.

Loved this hotel

from canu
My 11 year old daughter and I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at the Cranley at the end of April. This was a special mother daughter weekend and the staff were great in making sure we had everything both before and during our trip. They were very helpful in booking activites for us, and making my daughter feel at home on her 1st trip abroad. The service was excellent, and our room very comfortable. Even though the Cranley is advertised as a business hotel, they were very accomodating towards my daughter, and I would definitely stay there if I come over with my whole family. The location is 5-7 minutes from the tube and there are numerous places to eat nearby.

A real treat

from A TripAdvisor Member
I booked this hotel for 2 nights end of March 2004 as a special treat for my parents, so I wanted to have everything billed to my credit card even though I wasn't accompanying them. I called the Cranley to arrange the third party billing, they were most cooperative and helpful. Not one glitch !
Location is perfect, in the middle of chic South Kensington, very quiet and 10mn walk from Tube. As for the hotel itself, the gorgeous advertising pictures do not even do it justice. No dining room , but room service is excellent, a la carte breakfast is the perfect start to a busy day of London sight seeing. Definitely worth the price , earned me lots of brownie points with my folks....

The perfect boutique hotel.

from A TripAdvisor Member
Wonderful....I bought a 5 night package on LuxuryLink (recommend highly!) and everything was better than expected. What a value! For about $220/night we got an upgraded 4- poster king executive room with 12 foot ceilings, bay window, lots of room, antiques and original art, breakfast, afternoon tea/scones and champagne with hors doevres everyday! And taxes included! The staff is wonderful and the reception room with the marble fireplace very cozy. Bathrooms were fine with awesome water pressure and heated towel racks. Location about 5-7 minutes from tube, 1 minute from restaurants (go to Noor Jahan for Indian). Just lovely! Only problem was no email service (out of order, but used an internet shop down street from tube-cost 1-2 pounds per use). You won't be disappointed!!!

Just Like Home but better at The Cranley

from A TripAdvisor Member
Five delightful nights in South Kensington at the Cranley - heaven. The townhouse hotel is quiet, immaculate, well located to the tube and museums. The staff could not be more accommodating, and tea in the afternoon was so relaxing. Bedding is top notch, and the bathrooms are new and elegant. Water pressure is excellent. Quite adult - we would certainly stay again.

I keep going back to The Cranley

from A TripAdvisor Member
I love The Cranley. Its location is perfect -- within walking distance of both South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations, the major museums and some great shopping on the King's Road. Though the rooms are on the smallish side (but a fair size for London), they are beautifully appointed, especially the four-poster bed rooms. The bathrooms are also very nice, with lovely toiletries, big towels and those wonderful big English bathtubs you can soak in for hours. The room rate includes a generous Continental breakfast -- no stale croissants here, and champagne and sherry in the afternoon. The staff are conscientious and unobtrusive. There are some really good Indian restaurants just around the corner and some fun pubs within walking distance. I travel to London a lot (usually twice a year) and The Cranley is my choice of accommodation.

Enjoy the best hotel value in London

from raven40
Location is perfect .. 3 minutes to Glkouscter Road tube .. walking to shopping on Fulham and Brompton and Knightsbridge and Kings Road. Staff is 5+ stars. Ask for anything they will get it for you. Rooms and beds are superb. They do have the usual tiny big city rooms that are OK for 1 so make sure you ask for the larger rooms .. the rooms in the basement are ideal! You will not be disappointed at this hotel. Well, except you might as well pass on the in-room breakfast it is not worth the charge.

Top Local Tips for London

Tube travel Always buy a day or weekly travel card for the tube, it is MUCH cheaper.

Beware Tendido Cero tapas restaurant on Old Brompton Road!!!! They pad the bill!!! Under the influence of their very mediocre sangria, I did not notice until it was too late that they added two extra dishes, to the tune of almost thirty dollars. My responsibility for not looking but SHAME ON THEM!!!!

See another side of England- short day trip Take the national rail service from Paddington station on the 1.2 hours trip to Bath Spa. What a delightful medieval romanesque town. Plenty to see and do and so quaint. I loved it and so did my 17 year old son. It is worth every penny and the train ride there and back is relaxing with nice countryside views.

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  • Address: 10 Bina Gardens - London - England - SW5 0LA - United Kingdom
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