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The Kensington Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   109-113 Queen's Gate | South Kensington, London SW7 5LR, England (Knightsbridge / South Kensington)
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Ranked #26 of 1,054 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We feel so lucky and grateful to have found such a beautiful place to stay during our visit to the London The place itself has the perfect balance between the comfort and facilities of a 7-star hotel room and the coziness and warmth of a family home. The bed is unbelievably comfy and it smells great! The sheets, towels and... More

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Alphen Aan Den Rijn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is pristine, the staff friendly and the surrounding area buzzing with life.....in other words, the perfect location for a weekend in the City. Couldn't find any faults.....which in my book, says a lot. Highly recommended.

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Frits P, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we want to get it absolutely perfect for all our guests and to hear you say you could not find any faults is very encouraging indeed! I am very appreciative of you personal recommendation, it means the world to me and my team and I hope... More

Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been back to this hotel three times now so that should say it all. The rooms are each bespoke and very tastefully decorated with classic English styles mixed with a plush and modern twist. It's not just the bedrooms though, I love to invite friends and family over to the hotel for afternoon tea/champagne and scones (with fresh cream... More

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Frits P, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your continued support, you are incredibly important to me and my team and I am delighted you “loved” your time with us! It is simply brilliant that you have now returned three times and I am thrilled that you have also invited friends and family to our hotel, if we are able to be a... More

Ranco, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here just for the night. Great location, and very nice rooms. The beds are amazing and the bathrooms are very luxurious. My room was facing the road, but was still well insulated. Sooo...the negatives.. The doors in the rooms makes lots of noise, when being closed. But this is an older building, so has to be expected. Next the... More

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Frits P, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was a pleasure to have you with us, thank you for choosing the Kensington. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that our location, your room and the comfort of your bed ticked all the right boxes. On the other hand I am sorry that you felt our restaurant service was a little... More

Settle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved our stay here, excellent location few mins from tube and museums. Wonderful staff who made us so welcome and would do anything for you. Lovely breakfast and very comfy bed. Room was quite small but was aware of that when booking and it had everything you could possibly need including nexpresso machine.

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Frits P, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am delighted you “loved” your stay with us, we could not have asked for better feedback and I am grateful that you took the time to share your experience at the Kensington. We hang our hats on the warmth, professionalism and genuine nature of our service and the fact that these values were so positively displayed in... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location. Very nice rooms. Great service. Food at breakfast is delicious. Gym. Nice staff although a little overwhelmed, so hard to get their attention (especially in restaurant and bar). Highly recommended.

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Frits P, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for writing about your stay, your feedback is important to me and my team and we know we can only improve if we truly listen to what our guests are saying about us. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our location, room and perhaps the most important aspect, our service,... More

Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is just a five minute walk to the South Kensington tube station. Well appointed lobby and large space welcomes guests to socialize with other guests over tea and cocktails. Room is well appointed and sizable. Staff provided corporate tickets to the V&A which helped me jump the queues at special exhibits.

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Frits P, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was a pleasure to have you with us, thank you for choosing the Kensington. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and in particular our location in South Kensington. We are blessed to be situated in one of London most beautiful and historic Boroughs right in the centre of the Museum district with the magnificent Victoria and... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice location, charming neighborhood, walking distance to restaurants and cafés. About a fifteen minute walk to the shops and the Harrods department store. Very close to Victoria and Albert museum, Kensington park and gardens, and the tube. The lobby and restaurant tastefully decorated. Staff extremely nice and helpful, especially the concierge. We stayed in a deluxe king, which was still... More

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Frits P, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay, your feedback is incredibly important and vital to us as we strive towards continual improvement. I am happy that enjoyed your overall stay from a location as well as service perspective and I am particularly pleased that you felt our team was so helpful throughout your time... More

Nacka
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a week in early September 2014. The reason why we chose this hotel was that my sister in law had previously stayed there and been very pleased. We were extremely pleased. We have stayed in some very high quality hotels in London and around the world and The Kensington rates very highly. In-check worked perfectly - fast and... More

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Frits P, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Wow, I am delighted to read you had such a great stay with us, your personal recommendation means the absolute world to me and my team, thank you! I am very grateful that your sister in law recommended us, please pass on my sincere thanks! Word of mouth is such a powerful form of referral and we know... More

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23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed five nights at the Kensington. We arrived at 6.30 in the morning but the hotel staff were very obliging and happy to give us a room, which was much appreciated after 30 hours of travel. We overlooked Queens Gate, which was pleasing and not noisy. There are rooms at the back that overlook the air conditioning equipment that... More

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Frits P, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was a pleasure to have you with us and I am very happy to read that you enjoyed the experience. I am delighted you thought our service standards met and exceeded your expectations and that our staff reflected the genuine and friendly nature of our service ethos throughout. We have recently renovated our breakfast room and have... 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 > Knightsbridge / South Kensington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington Hotel 5*
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