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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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Portsmouth, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Bedford , England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Baden, Switzerland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 4 nights and had a great stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The lounge area is very nicely appointed. The breakfast was excellent. So much variety when you have the all inclusive package. We were able to pick from the menu as much as we liked, as well as from the buffet. The room was... More

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Wollongong
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Kensington Hotel recently for 4 nights. On the positive side, the doorman and concierge were very helpful and extremely polite, as were the reception staff. Room was small, but clean, and fresh but I expected that, and have no complaints there,. The decor in the hotel is nice and the lounge and bar area are very... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback, it is incredibly important to me and my team as we firmly believe we can only improve if we truly listen to what our customers are saying about us. Whilst I am pleased that you were impressed with our location, the hotel décor, your room and the service you received from our Reception... More

Los Angeles, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed together with my husband here a few months ago and it was clean and well-situated. Connections were perfect in getting to the sights; it is always nice finding a place with a hairdryer. We mainly liked the new restaurant for breakfast and snacks in the afternoon and inside you'll meet the most wonderful team ever from Olga,George and... More

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

Dear Guest I am very happy to read that you had a “wonderful” stay with us, thank you so much for telling others about your experience at the Kensington. South Kensington offers all the history, opulence and character that you would have expected from the Royal Borough and we are also blessed to be located only a few minutes from... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastically located just 5 minutes from South Kensington tube. A good welcome from reception and excellent service throughout the Hotel. Late check out also helps. Breakfast was very good quality and great value. Well worth a return visit

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Dear Guest It was a pleasure to have you with us, thank you for choosing the Kensington Hotel for your visit to London. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and thrilled that you have already decided to return. Our sole aim is to create long term relationships with our customers and ultimately be a real “home... 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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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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