The Exhibitionist Hotel, with its exceptional location in the heart of the city’s museum district, delivers the best of the west for visitors. From the front door of this eccentric stay, guests can reach sprawling Hyde Park and Kensington Palace by foot in about 15 minutes and the Victoria and Albert (V&A), Natural History and Science museums even sooner. Read on for the full review.
For its boutique size, the Exhibitionist Hotel also packs quite the punch when it comes to character. Beige-washed hotel rooms be damned: this South Kensington stay features bright art, hodgepodge sculptures and puffy, patchwork sofas. Like name, like nature.
Where is The Exhibitionist Hotel?
You’ll find the property in the cloud grey cluster of Victorian terraces on Queensberry Place in the centre of South Kensington. It’s about a 30-minute drive to Heathrow Airport,and South Kensington tube station is less than five minutes walk away.
What’s near The Exhibitionist Hotel?
Beyond the Natural History, Science and V&A museums, Kensington Palace is also within strolling distance (about 18 minutes). South Kensington is ringed by the beautiful boroughs of Chelsea, Belgravia and wider Kensington, where boutiques, delis and little restaurants are sprinkled through the streets.
There are both rooms and suites at The Exhibitionist, with most inclusive of sweet balconies with enough space for a small dining table and chairs. The interiors are bold in both colour and style: expect crushed velvets of ruby reds and pea greens, as well as slate grey bathrooms. Suites have the added luxury of dining and living spaces, with enough room for some quirky sculptures, too.
Travel for work
Most rooms have something that can be used asfashioned into a desk, with the Trash City Suite boasting a full-size workspace and an ergonomic chair . Free wi-fi is also available throughout the hotel.
What you need to know
A continental breakfast is served in the morning for guests and there is a bar lounge on-site. For bigger appetites, staff will likely direct you to the wonderful Muriel’s Kitchen, a cafe a few hundred metres down the road that focuses on fresh produce (and natural wines).
Best for: A central stay
Number of rooms: 34
Rates: From about $448
Parking: Nearby at a public car park, where guests receive a £10 discount
Address: 8-10 Queensberry Pl, South Kensington, London
Telephone: +44 20 7915 0000
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