Prince's Gardens, South Kensington, London
Part of Imperial College Prince's Gardens accommodation offers over 800 contemporary bedrooms set around a quiet leafy square in central London.
- 20th century buildings
- 21st century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No smoking
- Internet access for a charge
- Shared gardens
- Squash court
- Swimming pool
- Children's cots
- Luggage storage
- 24 hour security
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Common room
- Sitting room
- Iron/ironing board
- Clothes dryer
- Washing machine
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- English breakfast (included)
- Lunch available (at additional cost)
- Dinner available (at additional cost)
- Picnic area
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Tennis courts (walking distance)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
- Theatre (a short drive)
Princes Gardens is located within easy walking distance of South Kensington Tube station and attractions including the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History, Science and V&A museums, Harrods and Hyde Park.
Prince's Gardens Residences (Southside and Eastside) offers single and twin ensuite bedrooms and Weeks Hall offers single rooms with shared facilities in a location that is the envy of many of London's finest hotels. Many of the rooms enjoy views over leafy Prince's Gardens, the only privately-owned London square open to the public.
History to the present day
Founded in 1907, Imperial is the UK's leading science, technology and medicine university.
Food and Drinks
A full English breakfast is included in the price of the room for guests who book via this website for this property and is served in the Senior Common Room in Sherfield Building, just a very short walk from the accommodation between 7am and 10 am on weekdays and 7.30am - 10am on weekends.
Snacks and light meals are available on campus throughout the day from various outlets.
Food and drink vending machines can be found onsite.
Eastside Bar and Restaurant
The Eastside Bar and Restaurant serves a delicious range of 'gastro-pub' style dishes perfect for lunch or dinner, as well as a superb range of ales and wines, teas and coffees. Conveniently located on the ground floor of the Eastside Halls of Residence, this venue is on the doorstep of any guest staying in Prince's Gardens or Beit Hall. Eastside is open daily from 12.00 to 23.00 Monday to Saturday and from 12.00 to 22.00 on Sundays.
As well as Eastside, the Ethos cafe is located on the ground floor of Ethos, Imperial's flagship sports centre, also on Prince's Gardens. Serving a range of hot and cold drinks including barista-style coffee and fresh juice and smoothies, baguettes, sandwiches, paninis, salads and lots more, the Ethos cafe is ideal sport for a quick bite to eat or drink after a swim or gym session or simply just to relax.
Grounds and gardens
Guests staying in any of the Prince's Gardens accommodation, can enjoy use of the leafy Prince's Gardens themselves. As London's only privately-owned public square, the Gardens offer a beautiful green tranquil space in the heart of central London. For those who want to venture out of the College grounds, Hyde Park is only a very short walk away and offers vast green space and with its own lake.
Complimentary access to Ethos Sports Centre gym and swimming pool to all guests staying in 2014 who book this property on this website.
Individual internet and telephone access. Internet connection is £5.00 for the duration of your stay. Phone cards can be purchased at reception; 24 hour front entrance CCTV; Coin-operated fully equipped laundry room. Wash cycle is £2.00; Dry cycle is £1.00. Correct change required.
Accessible bedrooms available on request for people with disabilities, please specify your needs on the booking to ensure we can accommodate you.
Guests staying at South Kensington can use our flagship sports centre, Ethos (charges apply for some facilites). Located on the north side of Prince's Gardens, Ethos is Imperial's flagship sports centre. Arranged over four floors, this superb centre boasts the following facilities: 25m swimming pool complete with sauna, steam room and spa, fitness gym, exercise studio for classes, sports hall for badminton, table tennis, basketball and 5-a-side football, climbing wall, three squash courts, treatments.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: Watts Way, Off Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 1BA, United Kingdom
Check-in: From 2pm. Check-out: By 10am.
Reception is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Nearest Underground Station: South Kensington Station.
Directions: At South Kensington station, turn right into the subway sign-posted for the museums and continue for approx. 5 minutes until you reach the very end of the subway. At the exit, cross the road and turn left up Exhibition Road walking towards Hyde Park. Take the second side street on the right that is Watts Way, half way along the path, you will see the entrance to reception which is located in Falmouth Hall in Southside building on your right hand side approaching from Exhibition Road.
By Car: Unfortunately, we do not offer parking. Please note that central London operates a Congestion Charge zone between the hours of 7am-6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. The current daily charge when entering the zone is £10.00, to find out more and how to pay please visit the following website www.cclondon.com
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Mr MARTIN EGGLETON, July 2014: Great price, great location, breakfast was a bit bonkers (how can bacon that has just come out from under warming lights be as cold as if it has just come out of a fridge - defies physics to me) but the overall experience was definitely value for money.
Mrs Penny Cramphorn, July 2014: Will use again
Miss Lisa Gardner, July 2014: standard of room, friendliness of staff, facilities all excellent as it was when I stayed at Princes Gardens previously. This time I am also pleased to say that information has improved- eg where to find reception, opening times of shop etc. This is a very welcome improvement- makes things simpler. Thank you all for a lovely break.
Miss Alison Woodley, July 2014: very helpful polite staff
Ms Mary McGuane, July 2014: superb location, great service, warm, curteous and effective staff. All the elements are presnt for a great stay in London.
Miss Hazel Sage, July 2014: Have used Imperial College before when going to a Prom concert and rate it very highly. Particularly liked Prince's Gardens. Will be happy to return!
Mr Nigel Berry, July 2014: Great value, good service!
Miss Betty Christensen, July 2014: Excellent stay. Very good accommodation. I come back again and again
Ms Penny Baxter, July 2014: great location. good to have towels, water, tea / coffee and a fan.
Mrs Carolyn Varney, July 2014: Rooms are new and clean but very small. Location is excellent.
Breakfast is not flash. Due to the location and the fresh rooms I would stay again though. It's a lovely area.
Mrs Karin Hellqvist, July 2014: Very good location
Mrs Julia Waterman, July 2014: Very helpful and supportive staff and a good atmosphere and a great feeling of safety for an older visitor.
Mr Kenyon Graham, July 2014: Very happy overall
Mrs kelly Wailes, July 2014: We had to book an extra night as my husband was unwell and they were very accommodating and helpful. Ideal location and great value for money, we will certainly stay again.
Mrs Frances Bartlett, July 2014: We were pleased with our stay at Gabor Hall. We found the room a little small, but this was not unexpected as it is student accommodation. The reception staff were all very cheerful and helpful. Thank you
M. Laurent DUTERTRE, July 2014: localisation, site et accueil excellent
Ms Elizabeth Janicki, July 2014: Great stay! Staff called when I overslept my alarm and almost missed my taxi to the airport- was a lifesaver!
Mr Nigel Cradock, July 2014: The bed was a little hard. There is a gap between the edge of the curtain and the window so that the light shines in onto the bed. WiFi charge is unreasonable when so many cafes offer free WiFi.
Overall, the room is a good size, clean and reasonably quiet and the location is excellent.
Mrs Eugenia Corvera, July 2014: Overll it has been very nice experience. Great location, nice staff. A fridge and a hair dryer could be useful in the rooms. I think towels should be changed daily.
Mrs Dinah Masters, July 2014: Very conveniently situated and very friendly staff. Overall a very pleasant stay.
Mr ken waite, July 2014: I booked through an agency this time. (Have stayed 4 times in the past 30 odd years and have seen many changes.). Room was lower ground and fine.
Possibly the option to choose from a room plan would be good. Overall good value.
Ms Mary Ann McNiece, July 2014: I would definitely do this again & recommend it to others.
Mrs Kelly Rennie, July 2014: The only things which could be improved were that the bed was a bit uncomfortable and that it was a bit of a walk to breakfast. However, given the fact that this was university accomodation, really well priced and in a fantastic location, this definitely wouldn't stop me booking again. (in fact, I'm now thinking of investigating whether they offer 2 room apartments so I can come back with the kids!)
Also - I was really impressed with how clean the room was - of a much higher standards than many hotels I have stayed in. And power sockets next to the bed! Brilliant when you rely on your mobile phone as an alarm clock! Why don't all hotels have this?
Mrs PAOLA-MARIA CALEFFI, July 2014: I loved the location! The room was very clean and quiet. I had problems with the Internet connection, but the staff members were very helpful. I definitely recommend it!
Dr George Sergi, July 2014: Overall better than I expected. Good breakfast selection.
Mr Mathieu Fiset, July 2014: I had a very good experience at this hotel. Good price, excellent breakfasts and nice room. If I go back to London I will certainly try to go back in this hotel.
Mr Jordan Newell, July 2014: Very friendly and helpful reception staff. Excellent level of cleanliness. Could have done with some form of food avaliable on site - vending machines etc
Mr JESUS ROMERO MARTINEZ, July 2014: Las instalaciones, el trato del personal, la situación inmejorables. El punto débil únicamente las camas que necesitan un recambio, costaba mucho trabajo descansar en unos colchones con los muelles clavándose en todas partes y haciendo ruidos al menor movimiento. Pero en lo demás estupendo. Muchas gracias a su personal y a sus ASK ME en la calle.
Mrs Christine Freeman, July 2014: We were absolutely delighted with our stay. Wonderful location, reception efficient and helpful. Rooms great with all the extras included that I had not expected i.e., water, tea making stuff, shampoo etc, tissues, daily room making up. Very quiet. Lots of amenities we did not have time to use. The shop was useful.
I will be recommending whole heartedly.
Mr Ben Harris, July 2014: Fantasic value for a central London location.
Dr Raja Rani Titti, July 2014: Mr.Sohail has done an excellent job. Thanks a lot for your service.
Miss Lynne Flory, July 2014: Amazingly simple booking process, fast and easy check in. Rooms very clean and minimal but comfortable. No trouble finding the food hall as lots of students and staff helpful in giving directions along the way but not really necessary as it's a short walk, really good value breakfast. Will definitely stay again. Only one criticism and that was finding the part of the website to book could have been easier. Wish I'd known about this for previous visits. Perfect location for Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Albert Hall and Earls Court within ten minute walk. Excellent restaurants and cafés on campus. Princes Garden a real treat. Thank you.
Mr John Smestad, Jr., July 2014: This was my third stay at Imperial College and I remain very satisfied.
Mrs Elizabeth Abraham-Thomas, July 2014: excellent location. clean room.
Dr HILARY RENSON, July 2014: great value for money, clean and comfortable,10 mins from V&A!!
Mrs carolyn greer walker, July 2014: Charming very busy staff, perfectly adequate small room, lovely gardens to enjoy, also pool facilities. Vast breakfast hall with vast numbers of people, they did their best in circumstances. Fuel rather than a pleasant experience!
Mr Seth Richardson, September 2013: Prince's Gardens was exactly what I needed for my stay in London. I made use of most ammenities; Ethos Rec Centre, Breakfast and the pub was very affordable. I will stay here next time Im in London for sure. Proximity to everything I wanted to see and do. Thanks.
Mr HUGH CUMMINS, September 2013: Very convenient location .Helpful staff.
Mrs Julia Hogg, September 2013: Puts some budget accommodation to shame, first visit in a University room but won't be the last as we were very impressed.
If we had to recommend any improvement it would only be perhaps the possibility of free WiFi !!! Keep up the great standards.
Ms Marie alice Arnold, September 2013: Loved it. Thank you.
Ms janet reuter, September 2013: I would like to add that the reception staff were very friendly and most efficient. it is always a very nice place to stay and I shall be back again next year with a group of about 30 ladies!
Mr Jean-Philippe DUMARCAY, September 2013: the room was really quiet (last level - the fifth in the wilkinson building") even if there was a small kitchen near with a TV set in the nearest room: but there was absolutely no noise, so really a great place and well located.
The only probleme I experimented. The day I left the London Imperial College there was no possibility to let my lugage after 12:00 pm. So I had to bring my luggage with me within london (shop/museum) till my departure at 18h00 pm.
Otherwise, I will recommend this place.
Miss Alison Hogg, September 2013: Excellent accommodation in a nice area and at a very reasonable price. Close to transport and museums/galleries. Delicious breakfasts.
Reception staff very helpful, polite and knowledgeable.
Mrs ELENA SAGALAEVA, September 2013: Excellent value for money we paid. Central location. Very quiet
Mrs Caroline Shimmin, September 2013: Very good value for money and excellent location. Would have paid much for a hotel! Will definitely be staying again.
Miss Sarah Holland, September 2013: Excellent location and very hospitable.
Overall standard of breakfast was good but choice and quality of cereals could be improved.
Ms Rosa Casanova, September 2013: I was extremely pleased with my stay. Very nice premises and super breakfast! The room was very nice indeed and the view over the gardens was lovely! Definitely my number-one choice choice next time I go to London!
Mr mark verlinden, September 2013: You cannot fault the value for money of this accommodation. We have been twice and will definitely come again. The location is superb, the rooms were spotlessly clean and had what you needed for a short break. Overall excellent
Ms Jelena Gledic, September 2013: Excellent location and service. In the heart of the museum district, and within minutes of Hyde Park. Room is relatively small, but larger than most single rooms I've stayed in in central London for triple the price. Free internet would be great, but otherwise perfect!
Ms Kasandra O'connell, September 2013: Was very good, very clean and helpful staff.
Miss Federica Invernizzi, September 2013: Excellent value for money! Such a pity that's only available during Summer!
Mrs Rita Sadler, September 2013: staying at Princes Gardens exceeded my expectations. Fantastic value and a delightful surprise. My thoughts to improve the experience would be to print a clearer map to find the refectory for breakfast. It was impossible to read the tiny print and it was an interesting walk through the college buildings.
Mr Anthony Agnew, September 2013: Absolutely first class.
Mrs Jane Kilsby, September 2013: We found the staff very polite and helpful.
Enjoyable stay and very good value.
Mrs Rosalind Goldman, September 2013: Great place to stay in London!
Mr Paul Levy, September 2013: Perfect location, pub meal was great value, and staff were very friendly. A great way to stay in London. Thank you.
Ms Sarah Littlejohn, September 2013: excellent in every way. Unbelievable location
Mr Manuel Gomez Garcia, September 2013: The room, a double room with single occupation, was neat clean, new and the space available was pretty well organized. The bathroom was clean and appropiate, the only complaint is the lack of a movable head shower, which would be useful. The personal was kind and helpful. The place is perfect, near everything, and the area is quite calm and in front the hotel there is a nice garden with trees and grass which gives a touch of green and freshness. I like it, so I would probably book again there in a future visit to London
Mr James Dawson, September 2013: It was the last week before students returned and so last week of value for money accommodation in London. Till next summer then!
Dr Christine ruffert, September 2013: the staff is very nice and helpful!
Mr Nader Al-Qazzaz, September 2013: Overall a good option for staying in London.
Mrs Adriane Doms, September 2013: It was good and I liked it very much. Rooms were very clean and that was all o.k. Breakfast was good and allthough so many people come to have breakfast, I never had to wait very long. Good logistic. Thanks hope to come back again.
Mrs Gillian Crosland, September 2013: Was concerned about having to share toilet/shower with other rooms - but it was no problem, and we were fine in Weeks Hall, and would happily stay there again. (We stayed in Eastside and Southside, in 2010 & 2011).
Miss Angela Campbell, September 2013: Great staff , quick and efficient checkin/out despite being very busy with hundreds of tri-athletes! Rooms are excellent value, in a lovely and convenient location. Breakfast is very good. This is the 3rd time I have stated at Imperial and it won't be the last - I have recommended you to many friends.
Mr William Brookes, September 2013: Overall we were very pleased with the accommodation which was extremely well situated near Hyde Park where we wished to see our daughter compete. The beds were comfortable ( I could have done with an extra pillow) and we had everything we needed. Room 36 was a bit noisy in the morning with traffic and even horses passing by. We would stay again.
Mr James Joyce, September 2013: Second time we have stayed to visit the Proms. Very pleased with facilities.
Mrs Janet Bultitude, September 2013: A very clean, comfortable, secure and convenient place to stay in London. I will certainly use these facilities again.
Mrs Carol Gregg, September 2013: We got a twin disabled room (although not disabled ourselves). Loads of room with two separate sleeping areas in one and a wet room shower (no TV but we would not of used one). Spotlessly clean with all the room facilities of a 4 star hotel. The University setting was safe, historic and location smart and interesting with Hyde Park a short walk away. Breakfast was plentiful - cooking on a large scale so not excellent. Will recommend and come again. Well done to the staff.
Mrs Patricia Squires, September 2013: Very well located for many attractions, but we attended an event at the Royal Albert which is very close by. We needed to get away early on Monday and were pleasantly surprised by the quality and full availability (7AM) of the breakfast. It may be worth mentioning on your website that although you do not offer parking, there is disabled/blue card parking available nearby, which was a big relief to us.
Mr Charles McLaughlin, September 2013: Good location and rooms just what we needed. Reception staff very helpful.
Mrs Jane Collier, September 2013: Pillows too flat ! Needed the 2 provided.
Room hot but you had provided a fan - thank you
Cleaning staff - excellent
Reception staff - very helpful
Miss Elaine Shepherd, September 2013: Having stayed at Beit Hall on another occasion, I would certainly also recommend Princes' Garden as well.
Prof Gianluca Maria Farinola, September 2013: I am satisfied of the accommodation and price. People a the recepton was very kind. I would recommend.
Ms Karen Markus, September 2013: surprised at how good lower ground was, shower a little small but definately adequate.
Mr Anthony Richardson, September 2013: Thanks again for an excellent stay
Mr Masayuki Nakanishi, September 2013: Great value for the money. Very convenient location and clean room. Breakfast excellent. Didn't receive instruction on how to operate the card key at check-in, but a young man working at the convenience store kindly helped us.
Dr Lionel Patrone, September 2013: Very good rooms, services, and breakfast, very well located in a pleasant quiet district near to the tube station with a quick connection to the center of London. I would come back with pleasure.
Mrs Jacqueline Couldridge, September 2013: Excellent value for money.
Mr Paul Davies, September 2013: Very impressed with all aspects of the accommodation. It really saved me some late night / early morning trips out of and back into London from East Hertfordshire
Dr Barbara Vercelli, September 2013: I stayed At Prince's Garden South Kensington, London the first week of september for a Job-trip. The rooms are clean and confortable.
Mr Thomas Wandlowski, September 2013: The stay was very pleasant. We will certainly come back.
Miss Tracey-ann Thompson, September 2013: I never made it to breakfast so I am not able to comment on how I found it. The room was clean and tidy the staff were friendly and very helpful. I would certainly recommend using University lodgings to anyone wishing to stay in London.
Mr Julian Carpenter, September 2013: Will use again when visiting London
Mrs Karolina Kula, September 2013: This is a really fantastic accomodation in London. It's a short walk from South Kensington Underground Station so it's easy to get everywhere. The area is very safe. The staff are friendly and helpful. A traditional English breakfast is included in the price of the room. It is served in another building on campus but it takes only 3 minutes to get there. That's why it's not a problem. The breakfast is tasty. I was given single ensuite room on the second floor in Gabor Hall. The room was clean and comfortable. The best thing was that it enjoys views over leafy Prince's Gardens. In my opinion, the only disadvantage of the Imperial's student halls of residence is that they are available to the public only from June to September. Anyway, I highly recommend Prince's Gardens. I'll definitely stay there next holiday.
Mr Juba Messamah, September 2013: I loved my stay at Prince's Garden. The room was comfortable, and the staff was very friendly. It was my first time in London, and this stay has helped to make it more enjoyable. 5 points!
Mr Anthony Centeno, September 2013: I have a visiting position at Imperial College and will definately choose to stay here again next year. Excellent value for money, free use of the very good sports facilities and a great location.
Miss SIEW SIEW TAN, September 2013: Great location. Front desk staff are very helpful and friendly. When we complaint the room was hot, they gave an extra fan. The laundry facility was good too as i no need to bring so many cloths. It will be great if small packet of washing powder is available for sale.
Mrs Donna Davies, September 2013: The accommodation, location and general amenity of Prince's Gardens can not be faulted. We had a great time without it costing us a whole pile of Aussie Dollars
Mrs Christine Stockton, September 2013: Wonderful location, very quiet and with benefit of the garden in the square. Eastside Bar has nice atmosphere and friendly staff.
Problems connecting onto wifi - very intermittent service, rarely available and then after midnight! so £5 seemed over priced.
Senior Common Room crowded for breakfast - but was a nice atmosphere and everyone very helpful.
But otherwise very good value.
Mr Peter Hamlett, September 2013: Excellent ambience; pleasant surroundings and very quiet particularly considering location which was especially good for concert at Royal Albert Hall. Eastside Diner part of block in which our room was situate so could not have been more convenient. Breakfast food was good but all so very busy! Even so would definitely recommend and consider returning ourselves if in London (which is not at all often these days)
Ms jackie reynolds, September 2013: Easy check in-check out. Friendly helpful staff.Quiet rooms in a lovely area.
Ms Salome Enticknap, September 2013: What a fantastic experience! The room was clean, comfortable and ideal for our weekend visit. All staff were polite and helpful, the breakfast was enough to see us through until dinner and I will use the accommodation again with no hesitation. I have recommended to others already. Perfect!!
Ms Anna Rigby, September 2013: We had a lovely stay
Ms Liz Rafferty, September 2013: We had a very pleasant stay and the staff were extremely helpful and polite.
Mr Andy Genney, September 2013: Definitely be looking to use Princes Gardens again. Excellent value facilities. A stone's throw from museums, Hyde Park and Knightsbridge shops. Everywhere else we needed to be was no more than a couple of tube stops away.
Mr Nicholas Thompson, September 2013: For the price, I am blown away by these rooms. Will definitely recommend and use again!
Miss Georgina Wood, September 2013: Great value, brilliant location and service. Would definitely stay again
Dr Tracey Skelton, September 2013: The staff were just brilliant - very helpful, enthusiastic and sorted out everything I asked about - they made the stay all the more enjoyable because of their positive and friendly approach.
Mr Álvaro Díaz Fernández, September 2013: We have had an amazing experience during our stay in London.
Mrs Lesley Carter, August 2013: Great value for money in a very convenient location. Staff very helpful, particularly at check in/out. Breakfast was a bit frenetic!
Mrs Vanessa Sawicka, August 2013: This was my second stay at Weeks Hall. The room was a standard basic student room but it more than met my needs in a fantastic location. The extra touches - tissues, bottle of water, tea/coffee in the kitchen were much appreciated and the breakfast was a feast. Excellent value for money (discount price both times).
Mr Chris Cooper, August 2013: Excellent location, very helpful and friendly staff
Mrs Barbara Twiselton, August 2013: Great value for money. I know many London hotels that do not offer anywhere near this level of service and accomodation. Capped by an excellent location. We will be back
Mr William Crossan, August 2013: Found all the staff I came into contact with friendly and helpful. Food in Eastside bar very good. A positive experience in every way.
Mr James carroll, August 2013: I would book again
Miss C GILES, August 2013: Found service and rooms to be excellent as was the breakfast. Could not think of a better location Unfortunately, I was in a front room near to the restaurant area and so found it noisy. Would definitely book again, but would request a room at the back of the building.
Mrs Dianne Jetson, August 2013: We much appreciated having a fan in our room and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we used your east side bar for a meal and supper another night and found it most enjoyable. Thank you for your hospitality. Mike and Dianne Jetson
Ms Susan Caporn, August 2013: Great location just 5 mins from the Albert Hall and Kensington Gardens. Quiet, comfortable room and breakfast plentiful. Excellent value for money.
Mrs Susan Stokes, August 2013: great to have 24hr check in as i arrived late. 10pm. great location, will use again.
Mr Peter Moxon, August 2013: First time we have used your facilities and we were absolutely delighted with our experience. Will definitely return in future!
Dr Alexander Macfie, August 2013: On the whole, very good. It would be good to get tea bags every day
Ms Jane Thurley, August 2013: great location, nice and quiet apart from nearby renovation work (weekday). lots to do without using public transport, public transport very accessible. Far more breakfast than most require but great to have the choice, can be a bit of a crush in the food hall with large groups arriving on mass.
daily service in the rooms, always clean and tidy. plenty of space. defiantly a place to come back to.
Miss Betty Christensen, August 2013: We had a wonderful stay. Clean and comfortable room, good bed. No noise, very helpful people, service-minded. Everything was excellent. I will surely come back
Ms Pacita Farinas, August 2013: I was so pleased with my choice of this place for my nephew who was here for a night.He was happy and said he had a good and quiet night,and also the breakfast was abundant and he enjoyed it.The location is also perfect,and the nearby museum was an added bonus.He said he wants to stay again,whenever he comes to London and recommends it to his colleagues.
Mrs Petronella Beran, August 2013: A very good place to stay in central London with good and efficient services from the College. Affordable for budget travelers.
Dr William N Trethowan, August 2013: A really very nice, quiet, convenient and pleasant place to stay in London. Staff very helpful, service very good, and very good overall value. I would stay there again any time it is available for non students. Many thanks.
Mr ROBERTO JUNIOR, August 2013: Excellent, I was very confortable and enjoyed a lot. I hope come back next year. Thanks.
Mrs Glennis Dix, August 2013: Absolutely brilliant - far better than any hotels I've ever stayed in in London. Thank you to everyone concerned
Ms Lelia Giuttari, August 2013: Excellent room and location. It would be nice to have a more comfortable place to wait when arriving from overseas and the room is not ready yet. Staff was very helpful and kind.
Mr Kevin Cermak, August 2013: I can recommend this place to stay for everyone who wants great value for low budget close to the center of London. Underground is only a five-minute-walk. Breakfast is good but limited. Employees have done a great job at all times. Thank you!
Dr Eleanor Fisher, August 2013: I did not have breakfast! This is a delightful place to stay, quiet, civilised, very efficient and courteous staff, top class facilities.
Mr Steffen Leonhardt, August 2013: It was a nice experience. If we come again to London for summer vacation, we will definitely reconsider booking the dorms in Prince's Gardens, South Kensington if possible and available.
Except for the swimming pool, our children (aged 9 and 11 years) were not allowed to use any of the sport equipment in Ethos. They would have loved to play badminton or use the jacuzzi.
Mr Paul Marsh, August 2013: Room small but clean and totally fit for purpose. Breakfast excellant and Leisure facilities also included also excellant. External gardens nice and great location for the museums. Service was good and overall accomadation excellant value for money, will stay again.
Mrs Mary Russell, August 2013: Would certainly like to use this accommodation again. Central for visiting museums and West End. Already recommending it to friends.
Ms Pam Clarke, August 2013: Very pleased with accommodation and location. Wou recommnd an use gain
Mr Christine Wermuth, August 2013: Thank you for that very, very good accommodation. Imperial College is the best and payable, the cleanest, best located accomodation I ever found in London. Until next year! Thanks to the staff!
Mr Peter Ellis, August 2013: Fantastic! Will definitely come again.
Mrs Margery Nettleton, August 2013: The staff of young people in your reception was outstanding! They were charming, knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and attractive in every way. One young man in particular--I think his name is Jermy --was so helpful with this old lady's internet/WiFi connection issues I wished I could bring him home with me! :-)
Miss Lois Brooks, August 2013: I had an excellent time staying in Princes Gardens. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I am a wheelchair user and I found the accessible room and ensuite bathroom excellent. We had a very spacious room with tea and coffee making facilities too. The only disturbing aspect was the bed nearest the door meant that the occupant was sometimes kept awake or wakened by doors banging outside the room. Maybe a change of layout could solve that issue. Overall, however, we had an excellent stay. The shop and bar nearby were very good value and well stocked. The location in Prince's Gardens is peaceful yet near all the busy areas. I used the buses at the top of the road and had no problems regarding wheelchair access. I hope to be back next year.
Ms Deborah McPhee, August 2013: Staff were very helpful contributing to very good experience I will recomend certainly
Mrs SUSAN DEWSNAP, August 2013: We were really pleased with the standard of accommodation and its location.
We will definitely book again and recommend it to others.
Mrs Vanessa Sawicka, August 2013: Everything about my overnight stay here was far far better than my previous stay at Wigram House (where I was told on arrival that there was no hot water!). Even the bed linen was noticeably better. I really appreciated the unexpected touches eg the large electric fan keeping the room cool when I arrived, the bottle of mineral water in my room and the tray of coffee/tea sachets etc in the communal kitchen. The reception staff were very efficient and friendly. I would definitely stay here again.
Ms Sarah Delaney, August 2013: Really nice stay at your location. Secure, clean, great location. Super pleasant. I will be back to stay again.
Ms Laura Eide, August 2013: Although I only stayed at Prince's Garden's one night, I had a great experience and would definitely recommend it to others. The location was great. The check in/out process was quick and efficient, the room was clean and had everything I needed, and the luggage storage service was invaluable. There was some noise at the restaurant below me and I worried that this would be a problem in the evening, but by the time I got in at 10:45 pm the restaurant had closed and the revelers dispersed, so it was not an issue.
Miss Nicole Mowbray, August 2013: Super! Thank you- I will be recommending you to MANY others- I just found your accommodation by accident by searching on the web!
Mrs PAMELA TOPHAM, August 2013: perfect place to stay, very quiet road and right next to the V & A and the Natural History and Science Museums.
Miss Sue Harwood, August 2013: Excellent stay and very well organised, we will definitely book again when the opportunity arises.
Mr Alan Martin, August 2013: Spacious, clean tidy room, pristinely made beds, lots of storage space and excellent gym and pool facilities. Booking in/checking out staff friendly professional and informative.
Mrs Catherine White, August 2013: I very much enjoyed my stay and will return again. I have recommended your rooms to two friends already!
Mrs Jill Fairley, August 2013: A brilliant alternative to London hotels for the solo traveller.
Mr Thomas McGreevy, August 2013: Excellent modern facilities, situated very conveniently for the Albert Hall, Science, Natural History and Victoria and Albert museums. Breakfast, in an adjacent building, was crowded but well managed and the staff was cheerful and pleasant.
Mr Andrew Patrick, August 2013: Excellent location for us. Very quiet, and exceptionally clean.
Good swimming pool.
Ms Anita Szalmas, August 2013: We stayed here in late July 2013 and had a wonderful time! The room was very nice and from arrival to departure the staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Prince's Gardens is also in an excellent location. We will definitely be staying here when we visit London again.
Miss Jacqueline Sloan, July 2013: excellent location,clean and bright rooms with a fan.
Ms Rebecca Brown, July 2013: We loved our stay! Our room was great! Breakfast was wonderful! Great location! Friendly and helpful staff!! We will recommend this to anyone traveling to London.
Mr Timothy Gallagher, July 2013: Fantastic experience which I would repeat if given the opportunity. Zero complaints, and many positive surprises.
Dr John Whitton, July 2013: First overnight stay at Imperial and had a very pleasant experience. Check in staff excellent - a credit to the University. Only tip I would give is that you try to locate business visitors at a distance from the ground floor bar - most of us are earlier to bed and much earlier to rise than the majority of your visitors I would guess. Would consider staying again though. Thank you.
Miss Lucy Morrice, July 2013: Excellent value for money, helpful friendly staff, great location, close to tube, fab shower. Highly recommended & will definetley come again
Mr David Winch, July 2013: Goodness me! Students are better catered for than in my day. A great room with great facilities and a smooth and simple booking, check-in and check-out process.
I have put 'average' for breakfast simply because I didn't take advantage of it. I'm sure it would have been excellent had I done so.
Mr James Dawson, July 2013: This was an unexpected pleasure staying here. However, the side effect of having an inclusive breakfast meant that I got into work a bit later than normal! Room and breakfast standard so good that have booked in for next week!
Mr Boyden Evans, July 2013: Great accommodation in the heart of London with efficient service and very clean and well maintained facilities?
We would not hesitate to book here again on a future visit to London.
Mrs christine warburton, July 2013: Absolutely thrilled with the accommodation, which was spotless and surprisingly spacious (we had a twin room). Fantastic value for money and would definitely stay here again.
Miss Laurie Adair, July 2013: Great value for money- would definitely recommend to a friend. Room was a little hot but apart from that, all good.
Mr David Royle, November 2012: Location is fantastic, great to have a laundry and iron available.
My only complaint is that it is a shame that you can't open the door to go out onto the little balcony (but I understand that there are safety regs)
Mrs susan horton, October 2012: Spent one night at Princes garden in September 2012 with my 8 year old granddaughter.Were both thrilled at the accomodation which seemed to be recently built.Ensuite roomy and really clean. Although we were accomodated in the basement didnt feel at all dark or claustrophobic. Had a meal at the restaurant at the end of our block. Had plenty of choice and was really good value for money. Have promised granddaughter to take her here again next year. She particularly enjoyed having breakfast in the university building. Couldnt fault anything at all.
Mr Dragos Cozmaciuc, October 2012: The very good standard and very comfortable. The excellent price at this standard and this place near old town. The realy experience. We come back anytime when we comeback at London. Congratulations.
Mr Gwynfryn Drury, October 2012: staff were extremely helpful and welcoming the room was lovely and clean. The bar was nice and friendly and also good value. We will seriously consider using this facility again when rooms become available. The location was very convenient and easy to access. Well done to those responsible for providing such first class facilities
Miss Rose Chesterton, October 2012: Fantastic. Would definitely use this again, and have recommended you on to others!
Mr Shelagh Polischuk, October 2012: The location is perfect, as was the security at the building. My room was comfortable, and overall, I would recommend this place to anyone looking at a stay in London.
Mrs Marie-Odile MELLADO, September 2012: Always my best adress in London. We will came again next summer. Thank you for everything.
Mrs Marie-Odile MELLADO, September 2012: No comment. Very nice location, friendly welcome. My best adress in London.
Prof Wyn Williams, September 2012: Rooms were very nice, clean and well presented. The cost was not so much less than what I might may for a discounted London hotel, but the location was good - particularly as I was there for work on a collaborative project with IC staff.
Mrs Ann Hammond, September 2012: Receptionist responded very well to my request to have an elevated room instead of basement. I was very happy for one night. I will come again, thank you
Mrs Jenny Walsh, September 2012: My reason for using the accomodation was to attend a Prom concert. Ideal location, clean and comfortable room - more than I'd expected for ui accomodation. Excellent facilities - used the pool and took evening meal in the college bar/restaurant. Very impressed, Even though I had to book a double room for single use I thought it good value for London. I'll be back and have already recommended to friends. Well done.
Ms Elizabeth Reilly, September 2012: This is my second visit to Prince's Gardens and I had a very pleasant stay. The breakfast was very good and the service excellent.
Ms Amalia Planells Dumont, September 2012: The staff very nice and helpful.Fruit juice could be improved. Fresh fruit a nice improvement.Place to be recommended.
Dr Mary Hollowell, August 2012: Great! It was clean and convenient. The breakfast was super and the staff at the registration desk were always friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay and appreciated their help.
Mr Iain Hutchinson, August 2012: As a first time user, this was an excellent, value for money option, that I have since recommended to my friends. Imperial College accommodation was clean, modern and worth every penny - especially as breakfast was included too! I shall definitely use again.
Miss Jamie Jacobs, August 2012: Location was great, room was modern and clean. Only complaint was the slamming of doors - sound traveled easily and could hear anyone coming and going at all hours.
Miss Sinead Cartwright, August 2012: I would recommend these facilities
Mr Roy Todd, August 2012: The new facilities were very good. I was particularly impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the reception staff. When I hope to stay again I would like to stay in Prince's Gardens rather than Beit Hall.
Mr Michael Ogley, August 2012: Very pleased with our short two day stay. Reception very efficient: room clean and well equipped : student bar very convenient : excellent location for Proms and parks. Will return in 2013!
Ms Elizabeth Ashe, August 2012: What a fantastic stay! I was very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
Mrs Marie-Laure Begout, August 2012: Excellent location in London !
Ms young mi choi, August 2012: very nice room. my best stay in london.
Miss Ann Mazur, August 2012: The staff were extremely helpful and made my visit very enjoyable! I will definitely choose Princes Gardens for my return trip to London next summer!
Mr BARRY BRIDGE, July 2012: We were really impressed with everything about our stay - the room, facilities, location and environment. Our only criticism was that the bed was too hard, but that is a personal preference! Very convenient for our Hyde Park event. Great value for money for central London accommodation, would definitely stay here again and would recommend it highly.
Mrs Debbie Skupski, July 2012: We stayed at Imperial College, London for a short theatre break and were very impressed with both the location and standard of (student) summer accommodation. It was walking distance from the Tube station, and we felt safe in the area. The staff on the Reception Desk were very good, knowledgable and friendly. We will definitely stay again and recommend to others.
Ms Janet Dubrich, July 2012: Very approachable and helpful staff on check-in desk. Excellent welcome and directions. We will be recommending your accommodation to our friends in australia.
Mrs Sima Jamshidi, July 2012: My friends & I enjoyed because the building was accessible to visit most of the places we wanted to go.
Mr Carl Christensen, July 2012: Excellent double-bed room and very good value. The room was twice the size and half the price of single hotel rooms in the area (South Kensington). I would definitely stay here again.
Mrs Dorothea Stevenson, July 2012: This is the second time we have used these Halls of Residence and we will certainly consider them again in the future.
Mr Jim Platt, July 2012: I will stay again, all much appreciated.
Mr John Madill, July 2012: Your desk and room staff provided excellent, friendly, helpful assistance throughout our stay. The plumbing problems in two of our rooms were fixed promptly. We look forward to return visits and only wish you could be accessible earlier in the year.
Just noticed your helpful link above to other locations and facilities which we will certainly take advantage of in planning future visits to UK.
Thanks for an excellent experience.
Ms Dorothy Scales, July 2012: Hello
This was my second visit and just like the first time everything was excellent. My friend from Germany visited also and was more than impressed with the excellent value for money. Hope to see you all again next summer.
Mr William Benson, July 2012: A very pleasant and comfortable stay and will be definitely booking again. Also recommend Eastside Restaurant and Bar for good food ,reasonably priced beverages and friendly and helpful staff.
Mrs SUSAN RUFF, July 2012: I BOOKED THIS FOR MY SISTER AND NIECE, THEY HAD A REALLY COMFORTABLE STAY, THE BREAKFASTS WERE FIRST CLASS, BAR PRICES REALLY REASONABLE, I SHALL BE BOOKING AGAIN IN THE FUTURE, IDEAL PLACE TO STAY TO VISIT THE SIGHTS OF LONDON, THE LOCAL SHOPS WERE ENCHANTING, QUAINT AND SWEET.
Mrs Gwyneth Lorenzen, July 2012: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Princes Gardens and would choose this accommodation again.
with many thanks.
Mrs SALLY MCINNES-GIBBONS, July 2012: GOOD VALUE STAY IN FANTASTIC LOCATION.
Ms Constanze Chen, July 2012: Extremely close to Science, Natural History, V&A Museums, and South Kensington tube station. Facilities are well-kept, modern, and the grounds are quiet and tranquil. Restaurant food is less than desirable so I would suggest taking your meals elsewhere.
Mrs Aleyna Roberts, July 2012: Efficient and polite check in & out. Huge breakfast! Room was bigger and better equipped than anticipated. Nice quiet but convenient location. Thank you!
Ms Yvonne Alton, July 2012: An excellent location and very good facilities.
Would have appreciated more detail of how to find South side reception from the South Kensington tube tunnel exit on Exhibition Road. The info and map provided by the university was useful, but directions added in the info would also have been helpful.
Reception staff most helpful and friendly.
Mr Archy Muir, July 2012: Once again the Imperial College staff were both friendly and helpful, could not ask for more from my stay, will be returning again! Accommodation was very clean and we got a great sleep. Breakfast was delicious too.
Ms Claire McAvinia, July 2012: Thank you for a great stay in a brilliant location. A real find, I will be telling my friends! In particular, inclusion of breakfast makes a lovely change from all the hotels charging separately - and breakfast was fantastic! Great value and a great place.
Ms Elizabeth Maertin, October 2011: I would highly recommend the booking service and accommodation to anyone travelling to London on a budget.
Mrs Georgina Whyte, October 2011: Very happy with accommodation.Excellent location.Will happily return when visiting London,possibly Sept.2012 and recommending to friends.
Mrs Fran Hutchinson, September 2011: We were pleasantly surprised by this accomodation. The rooms were quite small but well fitted out with a good bed and bathroom. The location couldn't be better - just a walk around the corner to the Science Museum. The staff were very professional and helpful.
Ms Margaret Schally, September 2011: We found the Imperial College at Princes Gardens to be quite comfortable, clean, and easily accessible for getting around London. We would definitely use this facility again. Nice to be so close to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Hyde Park and South Kensington Station.
Mr Benjamin Hounsome, September 2011: Room was clean, comfortable and excellent value for money. Great location, would book again without hesitation.
Mrs Glennis Dix, September 2011: Absolutely brilliant - hope to stay at Imperial College again next summer. Many thanks
Mr peter eggins, September 2011: This is a excellent place to stay for the museums of london. The room was very clean and of a fair size. The only minor complaint was that we did not know that the kitchen was closed and wasted some food we had brought with us. Will stay again
Mr Kenny Weir, September 2011: As a full time wheelchair user, I would highly recommend this campus. Easy to get to by bus, pavements no problem and staff helpful
Ms Elizabeth Reilly, September 2011: I found my room to be more than I expected. It was modern, clean and tidy with nice amenities, including a kettle for tea in the morning, as well as shower gel and shampoo. I especially enjoyed looking out on Princes Gardens. It was so convenient as well. I highly recommend this accommodation. Liz, Washington, DC USA
Ms Barbara Bean, September 2011: Great location, breakfast was plentiful and good quality. Would not hesitate to book again and will recommend to family and friends.
Mrs CARMEN DÍAZ, September 2011: It's a nice, quiet, very clean, comfortable and good-value for money place to stay in central London. I highly recommend it.
Thanks for all!!! I'll be back.
Mr David Williams, September 2011: We were very pleasantly surprised with the accommodation - and it was so convenient. We will certainly return
Mrs Doreen Ritchie, August 2011: This was our 3rd stay at Imperial College. As we were visiting the Proms the location is perfect. Have recommended it to other friends who have enjoyed their stay.
Ms Ruth Chidambaram, August 2011: I visited with my two teenage children. As we left we were already planning to visit again. Prince's Gardens is central for many attractions (we walked to the Science Museum, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace during our two night stay). It was a good opportunity for the children to get a taste of this great university and broaden their horizons.
Miss Karen Thorburn, August 2011: The only drawback was no hairdryer in the room, otherwise, great stay in a beautiful location!
Mrs Maureen Thomson, August 2011: This is the first time I have stayed in university accommodation and I would definitely do it again. The accommodation, while basic, exceeded my expectations; it was very clean and provided everything I needed during my stay; the baggage storage at the end of my stay was a real bonus as I did not have to carry my luggage around with me. The staff on the check in/out were extremely efficient, friendly and helpful; the
location convenient and the room rate was real value for money.
Prof William Owen, August 2011: As expected, given that this is a student housing facility during the academic year, the room was somewhat small but it was very clean, comfortable and well-equipped (no TV but I didn't miss that). This was my second visit (I stayed there last year, too) and I returned because the combination of comfort, location and price is unbeatable.
Mrs Alessandra Galimberti, August 2011: It 'was a really nice experience, we were good and we enjoyed it very much. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast very good.
Thanks for everything!
Mrs ILARIA RENZI, August 2011: Great stay at Princes Gardens. Rooms are small but confortable and clean. Breakfast rich. Very nice receptionist.
Ms Maria Helena Manfrinato, August 2011: Good location. Excelent rooms: quiet, clean, confortable. Underground South Kensington from the airport. Close to restaurants, park, museum. Definitely I would come back.
Mr jean gerard rossi, July 2011: very good place and excellent service
Dr Visit Hirankitti, July 2011: The room service is excellent and it is very good value of money.
Mrs Ann Beylard-Ozeroff, July 2011: Perfect location. Spacious, modern twin en-suite room. Excellent bathroom facilities.
Mrs Evelyn Stainer, July 2011: We were very pleasantly surprised with the standard of the accommodation, and the breakfast choice was suberb.
Mrs Claudia Lischke-Arzt, July 2011: Very friendly service people.
Mr Tamás Polyák, July 2011: We had a very nice stay in Princes Gardens.
Clare Gartner, October 2010: Imperial College Rooms offers the traveller excellent clean quiet accomodation right in London. it is extremely close to the South Kensington Underground station and the other advantage to the traveller is people can walk with their luggage ( when needed) in the underground tunnel which saves croosing very busy roads! Also the washing and drying facilities are very good as we found washing clothes difficult or very expensive in all of England and Ireland too. Reception is open 24 7 which is good and reliable Internet service!
Catherine Fraser, October 2010: A little confusion initally about the booking but sorted quickly.
Loved the location - laundry very handy and good value
Barbara Milner, October 2010: The location was great and the cost. Very comfortable.
Sara Konopinska, October 2010: GREAT LOCATION
Louise Kirby, September 2010: Lovely surrounding area, just what i needed. Nice and clean.
Richard Clifford, September 2010: Great staff on Reception. Imperial campus really impressive.
Ana Juracic, September 2010: The room was nice and clean with new furnitures in a green and quite area only few minutes away from the tube station. The biggest problem was that sometimes housekeeper didn't leave shampoo or shower gel in the room. Breakfast wast very tasty, I'll miss it...All in all I would definitely reccomend it...
Elizabeth and Peter Matthews, September 2010: Cambridge and Imperial (London) staff always most helpful.
Would definitely stay again and recommend them to friends.
Mr Paul Ferguson, September 2010: Felt very comfortable here,stayed for the one night just,room was clean and had everything that i needed,couldnt have asked for more from the breakfast in the morning,catered for every tastebud! all in all made an excellent weekend even better.
louise ward, September 2010: The booking was made for my son and his girlfriend. They were delighted with the service they recieved . Staff vey both friendly and helpful and their room was very clean and comfortable. We would definatly use the facilities in the future .
John Bolitho and Anne Barlow, September 2010: We so enjoyed our stay. Staff helpful and friendly. Rooms immaculate and cosy. Convenient location. Reasonably priced. Overall hard to beat.
More emotionally my grandfather was an Imperial College graduate and this was a lovely link to him too. So thanks for a brilliant time. John & Anne Bolitho
peter cummins, September 2010: We stayed at Imperial College for 2 nights in September.To be honest I wasn't expecting much for the price we paid and the fact the they are student rooms.We were pleasantly surprised.The location with a small park in front was an oasis of peace away from the bustle of London streets.The reception was bright,clean and very contemporary.The staff were very helpful and we were able to leave our cases there until the room was available.The rooms were a short walk across the road.The building was modern and spotlessly clean.Access was by electronic card.The rooms were clean and bright and the ensuite was excellent.The only gripe was that there was only one pillow each.
Breakfast was about a 5 minute walk across the main road in the university campus.The campus was very modern clean and attractive.There were quite long queues for breakfast but the service was fast and efficient.The first day the full english was cold by the time we found a seat.The trick is to eat the full english first then cereals.There is a good choice of cereals and up to 6 items permitted for the english.A good range of hot beverages from a machine.Unfortunately the fruit juice wasn't very nice it wasn't fresh juice but a concentrate.
There is a bar on the ground floor of the accomodation so it could be noisy if your room was above it.Drinks and food were below London prices.You need to get there early if your want to eat as when we arrived all the seats were taken.Its popular.
The location is ideal for exploring London.5 mins from the Science museum.10 mins from V&A and Natural History.About 20minutes walk to Harrods.Royal Albert Hall nearby.The tube is about 20 minutes walk away and about a 30 minute ride to central London.Good restaurants within 10 minutes walk.
Would definitely recommend and will use again
Ann Williams, September 2010: Accommodation was better than we had expected. Room size and lighting was good and room was not over furnished - important for my mother who has mobility problems and is visually impaired. Excellent location for the places we were visiting. Good campus facilities. Pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely book again and have recommended to family and friends. Thank you.
Patrick Denis, September 2010: Nice and clean.
FP Cuperus, September 2010: I was surprised by the quietness of the room, in the middle of London!
Thansk a lot!
Michael Radford, September 2010: for a short stay in central London on a budget there is nothing better, it's a shame it's a summer only deal!
Mrs Sue Rigby, September 2010: I thought this was a real find in terms of having good quality, reasonably priced accommodation in a very convenient part of London. I intend to use it again.
Ms Chris Torode, September 2010: Very clean and comfortable room - bit of a trek for the breakfast, but good and plenty of it.
Hendrik Olivier, September 2010: Great value, great location. Friendly staff. Will use again for sure.
Glynis Berry, September 2010: Absolutely fantastic value for money and service all round - I have been before but my sister had not and was greatly impressed. Many thanks and will definitely use again.
graham dean, September 2010: Would certainly use the facilities again (despite being caught out by the false fire alarm as soon as I'd retired !)
Gavin Hesketh, September 2010: Very pleased!
Marco Carrara, September 2010: Great room, location and breakfast.
The internet should be free of charge.
Gary J Walker, September 2010: Very good for the price - accommodation and location both of a very good standard. Breakfast was fine - OK quality, the only concern being long queues from time to time.
The card key causes some anxiety - the chance of easily being locked out, but that's the price of security.
Will likely look to return for next year's Proms.
Nancy Adams, September 2010: I did not take breakfast, so was not able to comment... but the accommodation and service was quite good.
Nicola Thomas, September 2010: Would use again and recommend
Jaap Nauta, September 2010: Excellent option for short business trips to London for the cost-concious.
TERESA GRICE, September 2010: would be happy to recommend these rooms to anyone looking for quality, reasonably priced accomodation in London
Kim Chi DAUPHIN, September 2010: The breakfast room was too far and the choice of food was not big enough . But the staff at the breakfast room is really nice and kind. I really enjoyed my stay. We will come back. That's sure.
Mrs L E GORSUCH, September 2010: We were delighted with our room and the facilities (breakfast). As we were attending several Proms, the position was excellent and so was the price. We would be very happy to recommend it to our friends.
Philip Brown, September 2010: The room was excellent, but the general noise at the front of the building was much higher than my previous stay at the rear of the building. Having said that, there isn't much that can be done about the noise from the street - the bar at night and deliveries/work in the morning. Overall excellent however - wouldn't put me off returning in the slightest.
Philip Brown, September 2010: Reception staff were really friendly and helpful, the room was superb and breakfast was huge! Excellent value for money
Rolf Reichardt, September 2010: Obviously one cannot expect 5 star service for this price. But this has been the best London experience so far. Should we visit London again we would certainly try to stay at this location again.
Andrew Fordham, September 2010: Very nice accommodation in a great setting.
Amanda Trevenna, September 2010: Second time we have stayed here and the same consistently high service and facilities. For the money and location, I don't think it can be bettered. Would be nice if it was possible to select ajoining rooms when booking.
Ursula Tavener-Kappel, September 2010: Really enjoyed our stay; staff very helpful, super location, excellent value for money. Hope to go back next year.
Thomas W. Hill, August 2010: Very helpful reservation desk personnel. Wish the internet access could be free. It was at Cambridge.
david dubej, August 2010: A great place to stay, very nice rooms very friendly staff and an all round nice atmosphere. The location is fantastic! These rooms are a must for anyone wanting an inexpensive visit to London. I/We would book this place again.
Mrs Christine Alldridge, August 2010: Overall this accommodation offers good value for money for such a central locations - right next to the V&A, the Science and Natural History Museums and 5 mins from the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. Don't expect luxury, but it offers good basic accommodation, if a little instututionalised (bathroom felt like a hospital bathroom, but may be because we were in a disabled-accessible room).
It has its drawbacks though. We were in a room right next to one of the heavy fire doors that intersect the corridors. I lost count of the number of times that I was woken up by someone going through one of these doors, which cannot help but slam closed due to their nature. I would stay here again - but would ask for a different room if I found myself next to one of these doors. Didn't find the noise from outside a problem at all, the windows provided a good seal from the bar just below us.
Note that toiletries are provided and include shower gel, shampoo/conditioner, soap and shower caps - no moisturiser. And there is no hairdryer. There's a kettle and tea/coffee stuff in the room, and an alarm clock/radio. Breakfast is plentiful with a 5-item fryup from a selection, fruit salads (not fresh, as has already been pointed out) and yogurt, cereal, toast, croissants, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Plenty to see you through the day.
Madonna A Brown, August 2010: Fabulous new building, excellent location.
Thomas O'Hagan, August 2010: The room was exceptionally clean and spacious. The on site facilities were well up to commercial standard. The staff were courteous, helpful and dealt with a minor problem professionally. All round very good value for money. We will be back.
Tom and Liz O'Hagan
Rebecca Nelson, August 2010: Very helpful staff, lovely clean room, and a very good night's sleep! Absolutely perfect for a trip to the proms.
Maddalena Cevese, August 2010: I had a wonderful stay at Princes Garden's and could only recommend it to any student coming to London!
Of course, there are some cheaper student accomodations throughout Central London, especially if you are staying for a longer period of time, but here you have the exclusive location, good facilities, good services, 24-hour reception and it is difficult to find a proper ensuite bathroom like this one in other student accomodations for that budget.
There was just one thing that I didn't like in my room. The windows were proportionally too small as there is the wall in between. That is a pity as a remarkable amount of natural light goes missing and and a part of the view as well as the room was facing towards Princes Garden's which is so cute!
Then, one could only open the partial windows to a certain point as there was a security locker on top prohibiting you to open the window the whole way through. The use of the small balcony was consequently not possible.
However, overall, it did not bother me too much as I spend little time in my room and was at libraries for the studying.
So again, besides this small manco of the window, Prince's Gardens is really nice! The small park in front itself is so enjoyable. Eastside Bar is fun for a small snack or a drink.
And from Princes Garden's one can go anywhere! It's great!
I would like to thank you again. I had a wonderful stay!
Trevor Ekins, August 2010: This was my first visit to Princes Gardens and in future, it will be my preferred destination when visiting London. Without exception, the staff was friendly, helpful and polite - a request for an additional pillow was met within 5 minutes. The room was clean and functional and the hearty breakfasts represented a wonderful start to the day. A hidden little gem from which some 4/5 star London hotels could learn!
Andrea Figari, August 2010: I loved staying at Imperial Colleg/Princes Gardens. The only minus point is that people leaving the bar (Eastside) are very noisy sometiemes. All Staff were friendly and helpful.
I did not particularly benefit from using the breakfast, as I was on a busy schedule and since it opened at 7.30 it was already too late for me. I did go there once and it was very nice.
I would suggest offering an option without breakfast, and then guests can choose between with or without breakfast.
I would recommend this to friends without doubt
Nick Shaw, August 2010: Boh myself and my father had a fantastic stay, everything was perfect. We won't hesitate to book with you again next time we come to London. Thank-you for everything!
Alberto Castro, August 2010: Cleaning the room (at least the bathroom) should be more frequently.
Gazzola Eve, August 2010: The room was very clean, even cleaner than some beds&breakfast I've been before. Nice discovery, I'll recommend.
Pat Horn, August 2010: Really pleased to have found this wonderful accomodation so central
to the Royal Albert Hall, museums, etc.
It cannot be faulted.
William A Hunter, August 2010: We went as a family group of 4 and thoroughly enjoyed our first Princes' Gdns experience. We are likely to be back
Thanks to all
Sue West, August 2010: Impressed with the helpfulness of the reception staff. So good to have the lounge space in reception, holding luggage etc and available to us all day. This an unexpected bonus!
Soundproofing in bedroom not of the best - heard v clearly next room's arrival at 2 am.
James Ozminskyj, August 2010: Thanks for helping make our trip to London a pleasurable experience. I look forward to staying with you again in future.
One minor issue was that it took a very long time for the water in the room to get hot. Otherwise, great.
Robin Stevens, August 2010: Housekeeping did not replace my towels on a day I had left them on the floor. Room very comfortable. Loved using the swimming pool. Reception staff were very helpful.
Chris Randle, August 2010: Room and location were well above average, and the value for money unbeatable.
Douglas Lawson, August 2010: I thouroughly enjoyed my stay. Everyhting was very clean and in excellent working order. The staircase and entire building were spotlessly clean. Thank you to the Cleaner of my room.
Mrs C V POTTER, August 2010: Totally satisfied and will use again.Everyone helpful and a very good experience on a budget,
Sarah Kingsley, August 2010: Ensuite room well fitted out, v clean and fresh decor. Also wonderfully quiet all the time we were there, throughout a weekend in August. Excellent location for Albert Hall proms and S Kensington museums.
Marie L Palmer, August 2010: The only problem was when we left our luggage on the last day. We were asked to stick a ticket on and then when we returned we were asked to get our luggage ourselves. I worry that because all guests were told this some other person could have taken our luggage. Most accommodation store the luggage in a secure place with staff only allowed to retrieve it. Other that this we had a fantastic time and our guests from China also commented on how lovely and good value the accommodations were. We will definitely be using this service again with other friends. Thank you to all the staff concerned.
Heather Fields, August 2010: Room comfortable and spacious. Nice to have a radio rather than a TV!
Good full English breakfast but perhaps with emphasis on quantity rather than health (fried bread, salty sausages, no muesli, sugary fruit juice).
Other than that, couldn't criticise and would love to visit again.
Diana Hensher, August 2010: We enjoyed our stay and location was excellent. Not too impressed by the breakfast - it was crowded and felt v institutionalised.
Claire Schmid Furrer, August 2010: All in all we were very pleased with the accomodation. One exception was the noise from the bar across the park, once it went on until 2 in the morning.
The breakfast was fine, except for the canned fruit. Fresh fruit would be healthier.
Claire Schmid Furrer
Dirk van Schalkwyk, August 2010: Very enjoyable. Rooms look much better than when I was a student.
Mrs Y.M. Davies, August 2010: My mum and I had a very enjoyable time in London. We especially liked our stay at the university. Thank you so much.
boumbar, August 2010: we enjoy our visit , very good location next the hyde park and kensington garden , the room is good and clean we appreciate that.
i said average for the web site because the room i saw it's not the same.
i was too far to my wife
Mark Abbott, August 2010: We also stayed later at Victoria with friend Hans Werhonig on our recommendation. We all judged that very good too but not quite up to Princes Gardens which included an amazing breakfast
Vicky Webster, August 2010: Very pleased with every aspect. Room clean and tidy. Bathroom facilities good. Breakfast hot and a good slick service. Check-in and out was quick and easy and was nice to be able to leave our luggage on departure day to collect later.
Ann Brigden, August 2010: Excellent accommodation and facilities; friendly and helpful staff; thank you - we'll be back!
M. Louise Webster, August 2010: very good central location, excellent value for money
Norma Willoughby, August 2010: Staff very pleasant and helpful. Housekeeping and Reception dont seem to communicate very well. Very noisy area late into the night.TV to hire for room would be great for visitors who wish to relax at the end of the day and watch the news. It would be preferable if one could have cereal before collecting hot breakfast. Overall clean, convenient area,safe and good value.
Joanne Williams, August 2010: This is the second time I have stayed at Imperial College and it won't be the last. The rooms are clean, the location, breakfast and price are fantastic.
Doreen Ritchie, August 2010: Very economical and close to Royal Albert Hall which was the reason for our booking. Preferred our room last year in Beit Halls where it was quieter. A young party playing all around our bedroom until midnight was a bit disturbing however we would book again and hope to get into Beit.
Simon Luijk, August 2010: we enjoyed our stay, unfortunately I had booked a double instead of a twin room but that was my mistake. Staff still tried to help though and everyone was very polite. Pity the shampoo etc disappeared from the bathroom after first day but maybe that was because staff thought we would be moving to a twin room, in end were too busy to bother about swapping. will definitely use you again and recommend to friends
Kate Walker, August 2010: There needs to be a better queuing system at reception - I stood there for a while before anyone helped me, but there were people free behind the counter. Once I was helped, people were friendly. I would definitely recommend Princes Gardens to my friends.
Michael Murphy, August 2010: Clean, secure and friendly accomodation in great location.
Room on small side and breakfast is a short walk away,
but overall, this has to be as good as anywhere else in
London at the price.
Paula Berman, August 2010: I was very surprised (and pleased) to see a double bed in a dorm room!
Helen Jenkins, August 2010: It was a nightmare trying to get breakfast, it was crowded with huge queues and very hot. In the end I gave up and went and bought a croissant and coffee.
On the positive sitde, the room was lovely, and very well equiped.
Mrs Lynn Davies, July 2010: All staff were extremely helpful with left luggage and directions to restaurants etc. I look forward to staying in the future. Thank you.
Mrs R Holmes, July 2010: Reception staff were helpful and courteous. Our room was spotlessly clean.
Claire Crichton-Stuart, July 2010: Excellent service - rooms clean and tidy with comfy bed and great shower and plenty of towels. The alarm clock and electric fan were unexpected bonuses and much appreciated but a hairdryer may have come in useful too! Thank you for a great stay - hopefully we'll be back.
Stephen O'Mahony, July 2010: Another excellent stay at realistic pricing.
Princes Gardens a bit of a visual mess after Friday evening "drinks"
Giulia Tramet, July 2010: A great experience, very clean and confortable.
angelika stuesser, July 2010: it was a great place to stay, i had stayed in beit hall before, also v gd. v friendly staff n gd nights sleep as v quiet
Miss Christine L Ward, July 2010: Sorry, can't remember the room number but it was a double room on the lower ground floor of Wilkinson Hours. Lovely and clean. All the staff were courteous, polite and helpful. Would definitely come again.
Susan Bastow, July 2010: Very pleasant stay, so central to everything we wished to do. All in all I would book to stay again, with my husband. Excellent facilities and staff.
CDH Vonder, July 2010: We had a pleasant stay at the imperial college. It is a great location. We would like to come again.
A pity was that the fascilitation of Etos, which you recommend are very poor for family's because children are not allowed (only on the weekend between 09.00 and 11.00 AM and then just one lane in the swimmingpool).
Christine Lam, July 2010: Value for money. Convenient location. I will recommend the accommodation to my friend.
Mr D Snaith, July 2010: fabulous location, will use again and again - thank you !
Petra Papst, July 2010: it was great! thanx
Mrs Maureen Jupp, July 2010: Our first booking and we will certainly be doing it again. The rooms excellent. Staff extremely polite and helpful and this includes reception and domestic. Breakfast food and facilities great even though it is quite a walk from the Hall. Thank you
Claire Milnes, July 2010: Very pleased with room and service in general, I will definitely recommend it and stay here again
MRS. A.M. EGGLETON, July 2010: As a one-night stop-over after a visit to the Proms, I'd be surprised if the Southside Halls could be beaten. Very convenient, very clean and comfortable, the shower worked well and the breakfast was quite superb, and all fairtrade too. Absolutely ideal, and will use again.
K. Jane Middleton, July 2010: Fantastic accommodation, in a wonderful location and at a great price. I would definitely recommend it to anyone staying in London over the summer. I did not have breakfast, owing to time constraint, so can't comment on its standard but everything else great- and very helpful and accurate directions from South Kensington station. Thank you
Lori Cairns, July 2010: very well organised, excellent location. I would recommend this to friends and definately stay here again.
Paula Geldens, July 2010: I enjoyed my stay a great deal and have already unreservedly recommended Princess Gardens to friends and family.
kanika nanda, July 2010: the rooms were fantastic. it was a beautiful experience staying there.
the tube stations were at walkable distance which made the stay more convinient.
Anne Connet, July 2010: The only comment I have to make is that with my 2 night booking I found on arrival a bottle of water and a hospitality tray with 2 tea bags, these were used on the first day assuming that these would be replenished on day 2, however they were not so it was a tea-less evening and after a day sining at the RAH a tea and bottle of water would have been really good
Mabel Mitchell, July 2010: I would have no hesitation in recommending your accommodation to anyone and I will visit again when back in London if it is possible.
P F Rowley, July 2010: We have just spent a very enjoyable two days in London and the use of the Bar/Restaurant and the small shop made the expeience all the better. The staff at reception were also very helpful and pleasant.
Mr A T Muir, July 2010: The accommodation and breakfast exceeded our expectations - what more can I say. My wife and I will be spending a week in London in summer 2011, and we will certainly stay at Princes Gardens.
Anne-Marie Cray, July 2010: very convenient and comfortable -
Kenneth Sparkes, July 2010: Booking in & out slow due to numbers and few staff. Given occupied room initially but staff worked hard to find an alternative room as quickly as possible. The room was excellent.
Robert Prior, July 2010: I seem to remember my room last year had a TV. Nevertheless it was a good stay and I just watched a video on my laptop.
Peter Wylie, July 2010: Good value for money.
Ekaterina Chamonina, July 2010: Many thanks to all staff, very friendly and highly professional.
Very special thanks to Sean at the reception.
He was most helpful and patient with me (I could not find my room at first), helped me with my luggage and provided all informations and explanations. Excellent room, excellent cleaning, excellent breakfast, excellent location. Great service with the telephone card and with the internet connection directly from the room. Most enjoyable experience. Thank you very much indeed.
Jocelin Adderley, July 2010: Wonderful location, with good, clean and well maintained facilities. All the staff were very helpful. I was a single female traveller and felt safe and secure. I would have no hesitation in staying there again or recommending to my friends.
Ilona Pavlicová, July 2010: We spent 3 nights at Prince's Gardens and we really enjoyed time there. Everything was clean and breakfast was superb. The only thing I missed was some equipment in really nice kitchen. But nevermind. I do recomend this accomodation to my friends.
David Wu Dah Wei, July 2010: Enjoyed stay in hostel. Very friendly and efficient reception staff.
Mrs T Fitzgerald, July 2010: Overall it was very good but if being picky youcould do to have hairdryers or make it clear on website that no hairdryer in room. Had to queue a while to register. Could have done with some signs to direct us to breakfast hall across the road - when we found the right building there were no signs to say go up in lift. Had to get breakfast in one go - would prefer to be able to go for a drink then cooked breakfast then fruit. These are just how I think you can improve a bi t- overall everything was great and we would definately stay again if coming to London. Thought the food at the bar on the corner of the halls was excellent - not sure if this was anything to do with the uni but it was very good and very reasonable. Thanks.
Andrea Soennichen-Enders, July 2010: Very nice rooms, really tidy and in short distance to all, we liked to see.
Nice persons at the reception and in the senior common room- but also long queues everywhere, so we had to wait for a hour for check-in and half an hour to get our breakfast.
Nevertheless- we like to stay again in your rooms. Thank you!