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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 #25 of 1,071 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely stay at the Kensington hotel and was the perfect stay and the staff made me feel like I was one of their friends and manager like segolene are real credit to this establishment She greeted me and she was very hospitable and efficient and lounge was one of the best relaxing area inside the hotel. The room... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room was very comfortable, staff were very friendly and attentive, location ideal as only 5mins walk to The King's Road. They're also very generous with the toiletries! Would definitely stay here again.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked The Kensington for Afternoon tea to celebrate our sister's 60th birthday. First impression was how warm and friendly the staff was. The ambience was calm and elegant. The waiting staff were excellent and made my sister feel special by presenting her with a special chocolate cup cake on a plate with her name and greetings written in chocolate...nice... More

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear how much you all enjoyed Afternoon Tea with us here at The Kensington Hotel. Thank you for choosing us as the venue to celebrate such a special occasion! It was our pleasure to look after you all and your kind comments about our staff members George and Roberta are a delight to hear. We all... More

Roswell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a business trip. I had to conduct many 1:1 meetings in the lounge and was very satisfied with the venue. The location is also excellent with many great restaurants. The staff were spectacular.

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to leave such a positive review.It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were able to enjoy our stunning lounge areas whilst conducting your business meetings here at The Kensington. I will certainly pass your comments about our spectacular staff back... More

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my daughter to afternoon tea at the Kensington Hotel for her 21st birthday, before going on to the theatre. We were treated like royalty from the moment of arrival. We were spoilt by the charming waiter, George, who made the whole experience special for my daughter, including having a 'Happy Birthday' message written in chocolate on her plate.... More

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Kensington Hotel for such a special occasion and for taking the time to write about your experience. It is wonderful to know that George and our team were able to create such fabulous memories for you and your daughter, this is so important to all of us.I am delighted to know also that you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As usual the Kensington never disappoints . An added extra to the morning breakfast is the lovely smile and warm welcome from George , who just makes the day that little bit nicer. It is wonderful to return to an hotel that is a home from home. Every need is cared for , just ask and it arrives to the... More

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write this beautiful review. To know that we made you feel at home has really delighted us all, that is exact what we would like all of our guests to experience at The Kensington Hotel. George certainly does brightens up everyone’s day, he truly is a shining star, a real... More

Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small inviting hotel in a great location: 4 minutes walk from South Kensington tube station bordering a street full of restaurants and small shops, well-off area, around the corner form the natural history and Albert and Victoria museums. Very helpful staff, very nice common rooms. Too often common rooms in hotels they are a way station between destinations, here they... More

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a fabulous review and we were delighted to help make your stay in London so enjoyable. It is was great to hear when we not only meet but exceed guest expectations as the comfort and enjoyment of our guests is of utmost importance to us. I am so pleased you got to really experience South... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my first time staying in a hotel of this kind, so I don't have much to compare this to, everything was very straight forward there were no surprises and I was very happy with my stay. Staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. They made sure I had everything I needed, showed me around when I first got in.... More

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! It is fantastic to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of our hotel, particularly that you found our location so great and our team to be so attentive. Segolene, Ross and all of our team were delighted to read you lovely comments and were delighted that they were able to make your stay so memorable. We are... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great time at this traditional hotel, There was a large room for me and my wife. The hotel was modern and comfortable with a streched and comfortable lobby We loved the location - South kensington Right near lots of great restaurants, pubs and shops as well as the famous Kings road. We used the 14 bus which... More

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

What an amazing review, thank you for taking the time to share your experience of The Kensington Hotel. It is fantastic to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of our hotel from check in to check out and so good to know that you enjoyed our "Borris Bikes", I think its the best way to get arround town! We... More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a gorgeous hotel, and in a perfect location, so close to everything. Loved the little shops close by. The Staff : I was check in promptly & Rubina met me with a huge smile and was a lovely receptionist. She was more than happy to help me with all the inquiries,Also inside Aubrey restaurant there was Segolene who... More

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled to read that you had such a good experience with us and thank you for posting this wonderful review following your stay. Your personal recommendation means a lot to us we are very grateful for your support. It was a pleasure to look after you and both Rubina and Segolene are delighted that they managed to make... More

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Additional Information about The Kensington Hotel

Also Known As:
Kensington Hotel London
The Kensington Hotel London, England
Address: 109-113 Queen's Gate | South Kensington, London SW7 5LR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Knightsbridge / South Kensington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in London
#11 Family Hotel in London
#20 Luxury Hotel in London
#35 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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