City Continental London Kensington

11-13 Penywern Rd, Earl's Court, London, United Kingdom3 star star

6.4 out of 10

Doubles from: $119 to $167

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Located a two-minute walk from the Exhibition Centre, the City Continental Kensington London offers reasonable rates in a prime location. Don't expect atmosphere, and don't expect anything exciting. But if clean, safe and central are what you’re after, this three-star hotel is a fine budget-friendly bet.

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Pros: Great location. Good value. Some renovated rooms.Quiet neighbohood.

Cons: Not a lot of style. Ongoing renovations could mean noise and other inconveniences.


The 60 guest rooms at the City Continental Kensington are small but quite clean, with plain, bashful décor in light yellows and grays. The refurbished rooms have a more modern flair, and there are basement-level rooms available, although we recommend steering clear of these.

All rooms are equipped with coffee and tea facilities, a TV and phone. Each has a simple private bathroom, with a hair dryer and shower. Some tubs are available (ask ahead).


Although the hotel offers simple rooms, the reception is done up with modern furnishings, geometrically patterned carpets and bold colored paintings. There is a common room area near the breakfast hall, outfitted with a television and magazines.

Breakfast is sometimes included in the room rate (check when booking), or it can be purchased for an addtional £5. Wi-Fi is available, and guests receive one voucher offering four hours of free access (charges apply after that).


Much like other hotels in Earls Court, the City Continental Kensington is situated near the exhibition centers and, thus, offers little in the way of pretty views. However, the area is at least very quiet, and there are sandwich shops aplenty—usually filled with business types during the power-lunch rush.

Reviewed by: Arhan Virdhi, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Breakfast Included
  • City tour
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Fax Machine
  • Free Newspapers
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Medical service
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Office Center
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Safe at reception
  • Shuttle service
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathtubs Available
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • TV – flat screen


11-13 Penywern Rd, Earl's Court
Earls Court, London, United Kingdom

+ 44 (0)20 7373 6514
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7370 3639



About the City Continental London Kensington neighborhood

Located south of Hyde Park and west of pricier Kensington, Earls Court is a mix of working class and gentrified developments. The neighborhood offers beautiful Georgian townhouses, quiet squares, cheap fast food restaurants, gay nightlife, a youthful buzz, and innumerable anonymous budget hotels.

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