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Kensington House Hotel

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15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 5PQ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cathedral City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel since it was around the corner from my niece, who I was visiting. Incredibly convenient, excellent location right across from Kensington Palace and near Hyde Park. The area is lovely and I always felt safe even walking alone at night. Service at the hotel was very good, everyone was friendly and attentive. I was in room 405,... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in this hotel with a friend just over a year ago. We got it for a very good price for 3 nights. Downsides, the staircases are small. The prices have gone up since. Other than that, everything was of excellent standard. The rooms were large, spacious and very well decorated. The room had everything we needed, even bathrobes. Breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to the Albert Hall and needed a room within walking distance. Remembering that we had spent a perfectly pleasant night in the past at The Kensington House Hotel, we booked again. After a slightly perfunctory check in we were soon happily changing in an upgraded 'junior suite'. By London standards this room was a decent size with... More 

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San Jose, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a hotel down the street from the Kensington High Street underground station, towards the park. Just turn left and walk about 5-7 minutes, a nice flat walk. There is a Tesco Express and a Whole foods within walking distance. Hotel is about 4 floors, with a small breakfast room. There is a lift (elevator) for luggage and maybe... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Cosy little gaff just off the main drag, surrounded by pure opulent houses and apartments. Good staff, very friendly and helpful. Low cost rooms in relation to the location. 50 yards from the road entrance to Ken Singleton's palace where Rapunzel used to live. Get yourself a room overlooking the street so you can laugh at residents who have paid... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Our room (no. 309) was rather small (around 14 sqm + 5 sqm bathroom) and not that nice and snug as we expected based on the pictures. It had a bit of old and strange atmosphere probably because of the worn out carpet, TV with hanging wires and an odd "extra door" - right next to the front door -... More 

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Chicago, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Hotel is converted mansion in Kensington, about a block off the park and less than a 5 minute walk to Kensington High Street (and the tube stop there). Lots of restaurants in the area. My room included breakfast, and there was a nice buffet each morning. Staff was very friendly, at one point I dropped my scarf and the staff... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The perfect venue to shop, walk through a beautiful park which, in the spring, bursts with beautiful flowers and majestic trees with fresh green leaves in the superb springtime!; visit The Albert Hall (on the doorstep) with its' diverse entertainments; the museums - the V&A, the Science are nearby and then, admit it, you could submit quite easily to the... More 

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Oyonnax, France
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have stayed at this hotel 2 nights this week on business. I've left my "airport plastic bag" with all my toileteries Inside (cream, shampoo, shower gel..). Called 2 times yetersday, were supposed to call me back and I HAD TO CALL back to hear that nothing was found in the bedroom??? So it just disapeared from either the room... More 

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Kenhse, Manager at Kensington House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay. We are sorry that we were unable to help you locate your toiletries. After your first phone call informing us of the items that you may have left in your room, we had to check with housekeeping and thoroughly check the room before we could give an... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed 6 nights in this hotel, which was close to my daughter's university campus. Our room was quite small, but quiet; housekeeping was excellent and efficient, and the bed was very comfortable. The staff, many of whom were not native English speakers, were friendly and attentive. They have an odd policy on their WiFi access which requires that you... More 

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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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