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The Kensington Hotel

#27 of 1,052 Hotels in London
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5.0 of 5
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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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  • Sleep Quality
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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Ciudad Autonoma Buenos Aires
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited London for the weekend and stayed at The Kensington Hotel. Our room was spacious and well appointed. The hotel is beautiful. The dining rooms were under renovation while we were there, so meals were served in the lounge and library. Breakfast was included with our reservation. It was a very nice buffet of both hot and cold selections.... More 

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Warwickshire England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Birthday treat with my husband was made very special by the excellent staff - warm, real friendliness and little surprises like glasses of champagne, a hand-written birthday card, rose petals and chocolates on the beautiful four poster bed. The room was delightful; the bathroom luxurious with TV, marble tiling and his and hers washbasins; great central location but our room... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for your kind words. It is with great pleasure to read your review and makes us feel proud. Thank you for choosing us as a destination you would return to and I am so happy that all the little touches for your special occasion were perfectly executed. We look forward to welcome you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is perfect and the hotel decor is beautiful. Sleep quality was not so great; combine jet lag with unforeseen hotel construction... not amazing. There was construction that was audible in our room and the hotel bar 2 floors below us for the majority of the days. Overall glad we booked it, but there are many others in the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback which is of utmost importance to us. I am glad that you love the location and decor, however I am disappointed that your stay was interrupted as described. If I would have known I could have offered you a much more quiet option to move to. If you choose to stay with us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful hotel. From the minute we arrived the staff were brilliant. From Martin and Vincent on the concierge desk to Eros in the dinning room. They all made our trip memorable. It was close to the underground, shops, public transport and restaurants. Ideal spot to do all those sight seeing trips around London. Do yourself a favour and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your taking time to write these lines. Your comments of praise have already been passed on to the team who always strives for excellence. Please feel free to contact myself prior to your next stay and I will ensure you a more spacious room and shower option. We are looking forward to welcoming you back... 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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