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The Kensington Hotel

#27 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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109-113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LR, England
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Ranked #27 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect location near tube, restaurants, and a grocery store. Very nice neighborhood for walking. The best feature of this hotel was the incredible staff- very kind/helpful/provided top-notch service! We hope to return and stay there again!

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Birmingham, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

LOVED this hotel and location -- very quiet, many good little restaurants including coffee shops and wonderful bakeries, convenient to tube station and museums and concierge was super helpful and friendly. We had two rooms joined by a short private hallway which was perfect for parents and three middle school aged kids. Will definitely stay here again.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I recently stayed a week at this wonderful hotel and we were treated so well. Our room was lovely - they are a bit tight, but they're well-appointed. The bathroom was nice, with marble walls and great products. The bed was luxurious - amazingly comfortable! The huge tv in the room provided needed entertainment when my jetlagged brain needed a... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for such wonderful comments. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your luxurious room and amenities. Indeed we are very fortunate with our location, close to South Kensington station, museums, Hyde Park and Harrods. Our aim is to ensure our guests experience memorable stays and I am delighted to read that you did. We look... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the rooms are small for a 5-star hotel and the hallways narrow, I could not find any other fault with this hotel. Great staff, food, WiFi, toiletries and bedding. The location in Kensington is perfect, being really close to the Tube and the park. Would highly recommend and stay here again.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments. We are delighted to read that you found our hospitality, accommodation and excellent location to your satisfaction. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on many future occasions. Kind regards, Georgiana More 

Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cannot recommend this hotel highly enough, took my mother for a surprise trip for her birthday. Staff made such a fuss of her, room upgrade and birthday card and cake - totally unexpected and it absolutely made her day. Gorgeous rooms, great location and excellent staff. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in London now I've found this fantastic hotel.

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

Dear Guest, How wonderful to read that your mother enjoyed her birthday surprise trip and the cake we prepared for her. We are grateful for your positive comments regarding our great location, gorgeous room and excellent staff. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back next time you are in London. Kind regards, Georgiana More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed five nights in The Kensington Hotel in July 2015. We enjoyed the comfortable and elegant traditional surroundings and the plush ambience of this establishment, reminiscent of an English Club. The service from the staff was excellent. We particularly want to commend Oto who was extremely helpful and attentive. Our room was relatively small but comfortable... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our elegant surroundings and excellent central location. Your comments regarding the service you received from our staff are highly appreciated. Oto and his colleagues have been praised following your positive comments. We all look forward to welcoming you back on many future occasions. Kind regards, Georgiana More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at The Kensington last week - it is a fine establishment with great service and a lovely ambience. It is not cheap, but what is in London? - we think it was worth the cost for the connivence of the location. It is well located with terrific pubs and restaurants very close by. The rooms are small but the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the Tripadvisor community. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our location and accommodation to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you back on many future occasions. Kind regards, Georgiana More 

Ciudad Autonoma Buenos Aires
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One afternoon, when coming back to the Hotel, we found that the door that give to a hall connecting our two rooms was wide open! The door of one of the rooms was open two. You can imagine our stress. Besides, the roomes were dusty and a broken bottle (from a former guest, I guess) stood in one closet for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I arranged an overnight reunion in London and when I was researching hotels I stumbled upon The Kensington Hotel. We secured an excellent deal on GetARoom. I have nothing but praise for the hotel - From the attentive doorman who brought the bags from the taxi to the room. The nice young man who brought us up... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a wonderful feedback following your recent stay with us. Your positive comments are much appreciated and they have been shared with the team. I am confident your words will serve as an encouragement for them to continue providing the highest levels of service. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We come from Edinburgh, Scotland. We stayed for 4 very comfortable nights. Rooms were very spacious, clean and luxurious, great coffee machine and excellent shower. Unfortunately the restaurant was being refurbished during our stay, so we didn't experience the dinner menu or "a la carte" breakfast menu... HOWEVER, the breakfast buffet was on offer for £16 per head. My family... More 

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

Dear Guest, It is always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed their stay. Our aim is to always deliver memorable stays. George and the team have been congratulated following your praise. All of them are grateful or your kind words. We all hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on many future occasions. Kind regards, Georgiana 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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