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The Harrington

4.0 of 5 1 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4JJ, England (Formerly Avni Luxury Serviced Apartments)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beaconsfield, Quebec
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed at The Harrington in early February, in a Studio. The Gloucester Road area of South Kensington has been my preferred location in London for many years and I rate it one of the very best parts of London for its attractiveness and convenience. On a direct line from the airport, it is also just a few stops from... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

This is an extremely helpful review from this guest for which we are very grateful. It is very useful for anybody considering staying at The Harrington with very specific details of local facilities as well as points on the apartments themselves. We completely agree, of course, that the lift is a concern and are actively trying to work out a... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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170 reviews 170 reviews
19 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We didn't want to spend too much on 3 nights in London (budget constraint), but most hotels are either too far from the centre or too cheap (in every sense)! You get some awful guesthouses pretending to be hotels, in some mansion blocks without soul. Or, you find yourself in zone 4 without public transport, or humanity, albeit in a... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for such a helpful review for potential guests and ourselves alike. I am delighted to know that this guest so enjoyed the stay and location is certainly a very strong points here, mentioned in most reviews. The Lobby is almost there - just a chandelier and some furniture to come, so this will be completed very soon.... More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A bit reserved from the main part of the city, the Harrington proves to be a quiet, yet robust quarter. Surrounded by fine dining restaurants, niche cafés, a well-frequented, antiquated pub, supermarket choices and a casino, all within walking distances to parks, museums and Underground stations, The Harrington takes big-city London and nestles you in the smaller version of it.... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for the detailed feedback. I loved the description of South Kensington, as well as the rest of the review, which really sums the area up very well. I noted that the guest stayed in January and mentions that only one key was provided for the apartment. Since then, we have replaced the locks on all apartment doors... More 

Devon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I made a last minute change of plan due to the dreadful weather and chose this hotel because it was close to the museums. I liked the idea of an apartment rather than a standard hotel as it meant I could stay in, cook myself a meal and watch a DVD rather than venturing out again. This proved to be... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

My sincere thanks to this reviewer for the feedback and this review will be very helpful to anyone considering a stay at The Harrington. As we increasingly look to exceed our guests' expectations, as the new look of the property we inherited takes shape, it's very rewarding for the whole team to know that we have succeeded and in every... More 

Athens, Greece
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

It is the 3rd time we stay at Harrington Gardens, this time we stayed with my husband in room 107 from February 4th - 9th, 2014. Excellent location, very clean, tidy, spacious, warm, good value for the money paid. Cons: small shower cabin, small wardrobe for our clothes that did not actually open well, because of the bed, check out... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

My sincere thanks to this regular guests for the feedback on the most recent stay, which is very helpful. The layout of apartments does vary and does result in differences between, for example, the space around the bed in one layout and another. As ever, we will always do our best to meet any special requests known in advance -... More 

Hereford
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

I know the photos are for guidance only but I wasn't that happy with the room it's the basement apartments and its defiantly not what I expected, the man at the desk did not greet us very well at all and I felt out of place when processing my payment through, there's a couple of damages to lamps and the... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

I was very sorry that my efforts to make contact with this guest whilst still us to resolve the concerns he had were unsuccessful. At the time, for a short period, I had the opportunity to offer an alternative apartment. It is the case that the very small number of Lower Ground Floor apartments currently have different furniture to those... More 

Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Very nice, comfortable, modern and spaceious appartment, full style kitchen Very helpful and hospitable personnel. The only two things I did not like- a bit old (used) furniture and very small shower cabin

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

I am delighted to know that this guest so enjoyed her stay at The Harrington in most respects. Despite this - or even because of it - it is very helpful indeed to have the feedback on those couple of points the guest was a little disappointed by and to consider those when planning development of and improvements to The... More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Length of stay: 6 nights (Feb 1 - 7) My husband and I stayed in a standard studio (Room 103) on the first floor. We booked via agoda.com and on the whole, the studio was good enough for the price we paid. Commendable points: - spacious enough for two people, very clean and tidy - cosy and warm for the... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

Naturally, the whole team - and, particularly, those mentioned specifically - were delighted to know that these guests so enjoyed their stay with us and that they found the location so very convenient both i n terms of local facilities and in terms of getting around to other parts of central London. Naturally, we have fully taken note of the... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The apartment was so much bigger than expected and was located just 2-3 mins walk from the Gloucester Road tube station. Very convenient especially when I am travelling with a huge luggage I didn't have to walk far and it was easily located via the map. Probably the only thing that was missing is a hair dryer. Everything else was... More 

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MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed to this guest for the feedback and I am delighted to know that she enjoyed her stay. It's always rewarding to know that the apartments are even bigger or better than expected ! Our apologies for the hair dryer omission. I have looked into that and rectified it. Once again, our thanks to this guest for taking... More 

Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I spent some time investigating options for my 5 nights based in London. The Harrington was great value - a one bedroom apartment at this time was similar price to many pokey hotel rooms. The location on the Picadilly line between Heathrow and the city was ideal and only a block away from Gloucester Road made the transition from flying... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
MatthewBrooks, General Manager at The Harrington, responded to this review

Naturally, we are delighted to know that not only did The Harrington come out as the best value option originally but that this guest enjoyed the stay and that we came up to expectations in all respects. It is always gratifying for the whole team to read such positive feedback and this review is very helpful to anyone considering staying... More 

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Address: 1 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4JJ, England (Formerly Avni Luxury Serviced Apartments)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Harrington 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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