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The Kensington Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   109-113 Queen's Gate | South Kensington, London SW7 5LR, England (South Kensington)
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Ranked #33 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars NEW

Location/Price: I booked this hotel as part of my GHA Discovery membership. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world - so, yes, it is on the expensive side. But it is on par with similar class of hotels. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is an upper class neighborhood (comparable to New York's upper East... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed with our 2 children over a weekend in February. The Staff were outstanding at all times, the room was really great - everything at hand. The location in London is perfect - close to ALL modes of transport and central to nightlife, shopping etc., Will be back and will tell all my friends about it too. Breakfast was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The good: The hotel is very well located (near the tube and bus stops) and a short walk to the museums located in South Kensington. The decoration is really nice and makes you feel welcome. The staff at the bar and at the restaurant were exceptional (quick and kind). The bad: Booked a superior room with a queen bed ad... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions of this hotel were nice. Staff were pleasant and the room was clean. However glad we took advantage of a special offer for the largest room type as we would have been very disappointed had we paid full price. Room was still small for the price and the air conditioning unit made a loud hum all night. Okay... More 

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Amy S, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience with me and my team, we greatly appreciate the time you spared to do so. Listening to what you, our guest, our saying about your first hand experience is integral to our continuous improvement and your comments have absolutely been taken on board. Whilst you had an ‘okay’ stay... More 

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've spent just a couple of days in this hotel but we definitely should have stayed longer. The hotel is well equipped with modern facilities and extremely cosy. It's really close to Chelsea football stadium but in a quiet neighbourhood. The bikes worked well for a quick trip down the road and over to Hyde park for a lovely cycling.... More 

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Amy S, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Wow! What a wonderful review of our hotel, thank you! It was our absolute pleasure to have you with us as our guests and your personal recommendation means the world. We are simply delighted to hear that you had a ‘superb stay’! Our staff truly are our greatest asset, and they will be thrilled to hear your kind... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great stay of 2 nights at the kensington The hotel is exactly as described and is in an ideal location in a quiet residential street yet with most of London attractions easily accessible (natural history museum,royal albert hall, harrods, and hyde park etc . it was relaxing, quiet, spacious, and had everything we needed. thanks to everyone and... More 

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Amy S, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience with others, to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay is simply wonderful to hear, and we greatly appreciate the time you spared to do so. We certainly agree, our residential street with its neighbourly charm and convenient location to all that London has to offer, finds us in... More 

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19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have chosen to spend our 5th anniversary w-e at Kensington hotel - as regulars in London we knew we loved the area but was our first time in this hotel. We were very happy about our one night stay. Everybody was very friendly and made our stay special. We had a nice room with a lot of light. The... More 

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Amy S, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was such a pleasure to have you with us as our guests and we could not be happier to know that you enjoyed your 5 year anniversary with us here in London. Our concierge team are simply second to none and are regularly surprising our guests with their expertise and knowledge; we do hope you enjoyed your... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here and it was absolutely amazing!!! The hotel looks exactly as you see in the pictures. It's stylish and cozy at the same time. Comfy queen size bed, huge TV, mini bar fridge etc. Everything you need!! All staff were genuine, funny and nice. I loved to chat with everyone and moreover they made sure you had everything you... More 

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Amy S, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Wow! What a wonderful review of our hotel, thank you! We could not ask for a better review from our guests and are simply so delighted to know that you loved our hotel. Our décor pays homage to our traditional town house design yet still meets all the requirements of the modern traveller. Our individual service delivery is... More 

Radicofani, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i've been there time ago, it's always a sweet discover to come again. Amazing the staff, lovely place, well clean and good position. we'll come back again, for sure!good postion to visit london, easy to find a taxi from there

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Amy S, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thrilled to welcome you back with us once more and thank you for your continued loyalty and support. Your recommendation means the world to us and we are delighted to know that you found our staff ‘amazing’ and the hotel well situated for all your requirements. Thank you once again for your consideration and myself and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really nice stay me and my boyfriend stayed here and it was actually like being at home and, to start off The location made this stay feel like a hidden gem or best kept secret and it’s really close to the center and the bus or metro stop just near the hotel. The staff superb, friendly, informative... More 

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Amy S, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others; it was our absolute pleasure to have you with us as our guest! It is wonderful to know that you felt right at home with us and that you fell in love with our charming neighbourhood. We agree, South Kensington really is one of London’s finest boroughs and... More 

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Address: 109-113 Queen's Gate | South Kensington, London SW7 5LR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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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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