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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 1,075 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

pros : location -close to south kensington subway st , walking distance to museums, harrods quiet cheap compared to other 5* lovely reception /dining area very attentive staff cons : superior room(4th floor) room 414 very very small with an almost useless wardrobe (again very small) unless we paid for superior and got standard wine stained carpet , not a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Our second stay in 4 months - we love this hotel. Rooms are clean spacious and child friendly. Breakfast is beautiful and very filling. Food in general is of high standard and children are well looked after. Bar is beautiful I had a personalised cocktail made by the barman and on both occasions we spent a lot of time here.... More

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BChohan, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback following your most recent stay with us. All of the team here at the Kensington take great pride in delivering the service that we are famous for,It is just so encouraging to hear such positive comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon for another memorable stay.... More

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Overall, the hotel was very good and a decent value for London. The atmosphere at the hotel was a very nice one in the common areas, especially in the evenings around the fireplace :-) Stayed in a superior room which was on the smallish side but clean and generally well-equipped. The only thing missing really that I needed was an... More

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Quiet_Traveller1, Thank you for taking the time to Review our Hotel following your recent stay. I appreciate these things take time and wanted to express my gratitude for your feedback as is both valued and useful. It was a pleasure to look after you and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed over Easter weekend. Nice cozy hotel with great staff. You can see every staff genuinely care for the customers. Concierge, Afternoon tea and cocktails in the bar are real plus. Will stay again when in London.

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Johnaldo, We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and I would like to thank you for sharing your experiences with others. It is so encouraging to our team to hear such positive comments like yours. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon for another memorable stay. Kind Regards, Vincent O'Gorman. General... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Just returned from a 2 night break and this will now be our hotel of choice for future stays in London. It is ideally located, minutes away from South Kensington Tube station, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and our favourite the Victoria & Albert Museum. We stayed in a standard room, small but perfectly formed with a very comfy... More

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lilyrhodes, Our aim here at The Kensington is to create a truly memorable experience for every guest and your comments let us know we are succeeding, so from all of us thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with others. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Vincent O'Gorman. General Manager. More

Bucharest, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Hotel is fantatstic, I spent 2 nights and I enjoyded a lot. All the staff couldn't have been more friendly and the location very near from South Kensington Tube station. Don't hesitate to stay at this hotel if you travel to London!

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Radu_Pojoga_10, I was so glad to read about your wonderful stay here with us. It is so encouraging to our team to hear such positive comments like yours, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly that you found the staff to... More

Melbourne
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic way to finish off my milestone trip around the world. As a solo traveller I loved the friendly welcoming vibe of this hotel. having stayed in London a number of times arriving at the Kensington was like striking gold! Such a gorgeous lobby and the bar and lounge area was so inviting after a long day out... More

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear CathyJaneB, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback following your recent stay with us, I have shared your comments with our team. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and particularly that you were so impressed with our Lobby and Bar areas and found our location to be so convenient. I look forward to... More

Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I stayed here for a week and it made the trip to London very comfortable. The standard double room is small but comfortable, shower was great. The room was warm and cozy despite the cold winter temps outside. The gym is really nice for a hotel gym. Overall I would stay here again.

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Virginia, Thank you sharing your experiences with us following your recent stay, I appreciate that these things take time and wanted to offer my thanks. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you like our gym facilities, I do hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Vincent O’Gorman. General Manager. More

Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Spent a night in The Kensington Hotel last weekend whilst attending a wedding in London. I don't generally write reviews on hotels but have to say I was really impressed by all the staff in the hotel - from the receptionist when we arrived, the concierge and restaurant staff, they couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. I hadn't stayed... More

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ADublin, I was so glad to read about your wonderful stay here with us. It is so encouraging to our team to hear such positive comments like your, thank you so much for taking the time out to voice your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Kensington hotel in the future. Kind regards, Vincent O’Gorman... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Have stayed few week before for two days conference stay. They made it memorable & pleasant stay for me.. After a long travel in the flight arrived in the hotel late in the evening.. After all lookin at me the staffs at the desks understood my tiredness and made me not to wait for my check In.. And also offered... More

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Mr-Vincent-OGorman, General Manager at The Kensington Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherinejelley, We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at The Kensington Hotel and I would like to thank you for sharing your experiences with others. It is so encouraging to our team to hear such positive comments like your, thank you so much for taking the time out to voice your feedback. I... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
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#8 Business Hotel in London #10 Spa Hotel in London #20 Family Hotel in London #21 Luxury Hotel in London #49 Romantic Hotel in London
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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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