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The Kensington

#35 of 1,058 Hotels in London
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109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LR, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My one night stay at the Kensington began with a very warm welcome from the instant we arrived at the door. All of the staff were charming and very helpful. Our room was a great size and absolutely gorgeous. We did not eat in the hotel, however had a drink by the fire after getting caught in a shower and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed at many five star hotels around the world and this trip to London was no different - although we were not staying at the Kensington we decided to stop in for cocktails to celebrate our daughter's new job- trust me we were dressed to fit their atmosphere but when the server found out we were not guests... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff was very nice and helpful. Changing my room from a queen size bed to a king size bedroom was done in an instant. Lovely areas with open fire to sit down and have a drink after being out a long day. Nice food, both breakfast and lunch. Delicate and quite rooms, even when facing the main road. Nice... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this Hotel break as a Christmas present for my Husband - he had not been to London before so wanted a special treat. We were not disappointed , lovely Hotel , luxurious feel and really helpful staff. The cocktails were amazing and service excellent. Location is brilliant , a short walk to the shops and vibrant Knightsbridge with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You get a lot for what you pay for – very good value for money. Area is quite good. Rooms are OK – much better than average for London. Bar is very nice. Staff is quite friendly. I would say this is more a four star hotel than a five star hotel but the price is more of a four... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff were incredibly nice in the lead up to the weekend, they were always on hand to deal with any questions and queries during the weekend, The hotel itself was really cosy, well decorated and there was nothing more we felt was needed throughout our time there. Location was fantastic, 2 min walk to the tube, 15-20 min to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My elementary school aged daughter and I stayed here during her Spring Break a couple of years ago. We had to work to get a decent room. We booked through Tablet Hotels. The first room they showed us was dark and drab. The second room was fine, but not great, and definitely not the luxurious 4-poster bed and clawfoot bathtub... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in a twin room for two nights it is a lovely relaxed hotel and lovely restaurant in the basement. Rooms are very comfortable and bathroom very clean and very well equipped with bath and shower. Everything for a lovely stay in the capital.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A night at the Kensington whilst on work in London. Simon and his team made me so welcome. My room was super comfortable and the bathroom was marvellous. Excellent bar with accommodating staff. Breakfast was spot on and all in a very relaxed dining environment. Liked it so much i am back next week for my birthday and have already... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this hotel; it is a boutique hotel in converted large town houses, it has a unique ambience, emanating from the combination of style and the friendliness and charm of the staff. The rooms are not large, and the bathrooms are compact, but as we spend minimal time in them that is a minor point, what is important is... More 

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you had a memorable stay and your comments about our well appointed facilities and professional service are most appreciated. We are most grateful for your recommendation to our future guests... More 

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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