The Citadines is a simple standard property that has been slowly getting an uplift to a more modern and design style. It is located on lovely Gloucester Road (the hotel entrance is on a side street), in Kensington, a five minute walk to the subway, a convenient stay for exploring the city. The region has plenty of diners and café options, including one in the corner that can cater breakfast on order to your room. The hotel has a different set up, looking more like serviced apartments, with kitchenettes that are quite handy for extended stays or for a more homey stay. Service is good, but bear in mind it is not a full serviced hotel and there is no housekeeping service during your stay, but the helpful 24 hour reception can make arrangements, if requested. Suite49 do not generally recommend hotel chains or serviced apartments, but we found this particular Citadines unit to be quite agreeable and with good rates, a difficult find in the upmarket residential areas of central London.

35A Gloucester Road, Kensington, London.