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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here for a conference we were attending near the Albert Hall. From the first moment the service was outstanding. All staff were friendly in a genuine way and offered endless help. For example, on a rather humid day in London I was offered a warm towel at reception. The waiting staff and porters were attentive... 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 delighted you enjoyed your stay and particularly pleased that the service you received from my team was such a highlight throughout your stay. We hang our hats on delivering exceptional service experiences that are genuine, professional and above all personal and... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are surprised at how friendly the staff here are. Everyday for breakfast we have had many different staff member but a particular one that stands out is called George he only saw us once the next day he remembered our names and he actually titled us as mr & mrs also he remembered we needed gluten free toast before... More

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Dear Guest Thank you for writing about us following your recent stay at the Kensington, I am delighted you enjoyed the experience. It was a pleasure to have you with us and I am very happy to read that the attentiveness, friendliness and professionalism of our team were such a highlight for you throughout your stay. Thank you for specifically... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 7 nights in August 2014 with spouse. Great great location…5 min walk to the underground train station (which is a big plus), right in the midst of wide variety of places to eat and drink, walking distance to the beautiful Kensington Gardens… Rooms are small (they all are in London/Paris), but adequate (we had the superior room). Breakfast... More

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Dear Guest It was a pleasure to have you with us, thank you for choosing the Kensington. South Kensington is an incredible location to explore London from, not only is it the heartbeat of Kensington’s Cultural District, with the V&A, Natural History Museum and the Science Museum only minutes away but it also features an eclectic range of independent boutiques... More

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ii stayed in this Hotel for 4 nights with a friend of mine. The only thing I can say about that Hotel is I will be BACK everything in this Hotel is Charming and stuff are Friendly, Helpful, cheerful, as they supported me for everything. LOVE all of them

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Dear Guest Thank you for writing such an amazing review following your recent stay with us at the Kensington. I am delighted that you thought so highly of our service and our team, we want to be your “home away from home” whenever you visit London and I am very happy to hear you will be back! It was a... More

Portsmouth, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has an excellent location, near attractions, excellent restaurants, shopping, and a Tube stop. The staff is universally superb, from the concierge to behind the desk, in the lobby, restaurants, and thoughout. The conceierge especially will move mountains for you, and their bartender is rated one of the best in the UK- seriously. The first floor common areas feature... More

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Dear Guest I am absolutely thrilled to read your brilliant review, thank you for taking the time to tell others about the Kensington. We hang our hats on delivering exceptional service experiences and to know that you were so impressed with our reception, concierge and bar team is incredibly motivating for us all. I am very fortunate to be surrounded... More

Bedford , England
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I eat in their restaurant which is decorated like a very upmarket library in someones stately home ( not a bad look or feel ). We were waited on hand and foot by the waiter and I had the most mouth watering steak ever. It is worth the effort to eat there .

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Dear Guest I am delighted you enjoyed your restaurant experience in our newly renovated Library, thank you for taking the time to write about us. Our Executive Chef, Steve, is going to be thrilled when I share your review, we source only the very best ingredients and believe in allowing the provenance and quality of the produce to speak for... More

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We absolutely love this hotel. Stayed with our family. Location is ideal. Friendly and very helpful staff. Super comfortable and pretty. Home-like feeling, not loud or chaotic. Will definitely return.

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Dear Guest Wow, we could not have asked for better feedback than “comfortable, peaceful, relaxing and beautiful”, thank you! To know that you “loved” our hotel and not only enjoyed our location but also the friendliness and warmth of our team is absolute music to my ears and I am absolutely thrilled that you will definitely return to the Kensington.... More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a gorgeous hotel in a nice, residential area with lots of dining opportunities around. Taking into account that we booked a special offer and got their usual nightly rate at half price (120 euros per night) we were very happy with the value we fot for our money. The reception area, as well as all the common areas... More

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Dear Guest I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for choosing the Kensington for your visit to London. We are blessed location wise, not only are we minutes away from some of the best Museums in Town, the V&A, The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum to name but a few but we are also... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful hotel for a conference. This place is neat. Classy and has wonderful food you can eat in a library style restaurant. We had a small seminar for about 10 people which was just perfect, and recently renovated. The rooms are not massive, but of high quality, and the location is very upper class english. Loved it. Going Back.

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Dear Guest I am delighted you “loved” your recent meeting and stay with us, thank you for writing about your experience at the Kensington. Having only recently launched our newly renovated spaces I am thrilled that you not only enjoyed the intimacy and ambience of the Study for your meeting but also your restaurant experience in the new Library. We... More

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Kensington Hotel has never failed me in going beyond just meeting my accommodation needs. They have the most hospitable of staff and focus on the most intricate details to keep you satisfied. I have stayed in this hotel around 5-6 times and I will most likely stay there again the next time I'm in town.

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Dear Guest Thank you for your continued, loyal support, you are incredibly important to us and I am delighted that you choose us as your London home. Please let me know if I can ever personally assist in any way prior or during your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back and hope to meet you when you return.... 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
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington Hotel 5*
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Midway between Exhibition Road and Fulham Road is The Kensington Hotel, reborn following a £20million refurbishment to bring The Doyle Collection’s sense of contemporary, memorable luxury and a private club ambiance to historic surroundings. With 149 stylish bedrooms and suites, a vibrant cocktail bar, modern restaurant and full-service gym, it is a South Kensington treasure you cannot afford to miss. ... more   less 
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