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The Kensington Hotel

#28 of 1,050 Hotels in London
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109-113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LR, England
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Irving, Texas
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9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This hotel is a four or five star hotel. It is simply beautiful. We were greeted at the front door by the doorman who welcomed us to the hotel each and every time we entered and exited the hotel. Our check in took two minutes tops. Our room was not ready when we arrived around 12 but they stowed our... More 

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Mineral Bluff, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Kensington Hotel for a week. The Hotel was fantastic. We felt right at home from the moment of arrival. We enjoyed the neighborhood immensely. There are plenty of good restaurants in all directions (Brompton Road, Fulham Road, etc). We walked the area on many occasions and found it very nice and safe. We... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is a 150 room boutique hotel centrally located to museums and other attractions. We stayed four nights and the service was excellent. Our room was upgraded from a queen to a king and it was really nice. The staff were all very considerate and helpful. The restaurant in the hotel provided a very nice breakfast every day and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nothing but positive things to say about our experience with this hotel. Lovely staff, well appointed rooms, thoroughly walkable location. Our room was quite spacious- we may have gotten an upgrade from the standard room due to the precious toddler traveling with us. The queen sized bed was cozy and provided a wonderful sleep. And coming from drought stricken California,... More 

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Coldwater, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Kensington Hotel in the middle of May for 7 nights and enjoyed it immensely! The hotel was, at most, a 15 minute walk from Royal Albert Hall, where we attended one of the Eric Clapton concerts, and a little less than that from the V&A Museum. The South Kensington underground station was an easy 5 minute... More 

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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was sublime right from the beginning with the doorman. So polite and we felt so welcome. Beautiful warm inviting lobby. Beautiful staff that helped without making it seem like they just wanted a tip. The best in English hospitality. Our room, nice surprise. Not spacious as it is downtown London, but again very inviting. The bedding was sublime... More 

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Long Island, NY
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16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is stunning, breakfast is excellent - whether you do the continental or order eggs. They don't rush you of course and it's just a beautiful experience. The room is small, but it's really so comfortable and well appointed that you don't mind at all. I highly recommend The Kensington Hotel.

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Gisborne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed 5 nights at The Kensington Hotel and loved it immensely. This is very luxurious hotel and very welcoming by all the staff. We picked the location as it was very close to the Chelsea Flower show, but we got so much more with the local area i.e. shops, restaurants and pubs. Happy to go back and stay there... More 

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

Very good, clean and friendly hotel. The staff is great. Good breakfast. They helped us out with everything. We've stayed here with my wife, child 1,5 year and my parents. Nothing was to much. The teddy bear is much appreciated.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great on all counts. superb breakfast. vast bar drinks menu. quality bedding and towels and soft furnishings. Central location. very comfortable lounge areas. looks to have been recently redecorated/refurbished. coffee machine in the room. turn down service. twice daily room services. We really enjoyed staying here and wouldn't hesitate to book again

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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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