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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel in a very beautiful area near Kensington and Hyde Parks. The room was clean and staff helpful. Like most hotels in Europe, they are not huge. They have free wifi, and it was nice and fast. The breakfast was not a full breakfast, but a continental. They included toast, fruit,pastries, etc. The tea was very good and they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had mixed feelings about the Kensington House. Having stayed in its sister hotel, London Bridge Hotel (which I liked very much), I decided to try a different part of the City. I think that Kensington House falls far short of her sister. The Kensington area is, indeed, interesting. Only about a block from Kensington Gardens and a short walk... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a wonderful break at the Kensington house hotel. Everything was above expectations. The hotel was very clean and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Definately recommend this hotel, you will not be disappointed.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice hotel. It is clean and very quiet, (unusual for London) with no noise coming from the other bedrooms Our bedroom was an adequate size but the bathroom a little snug The reception was first class and all the staff at the hotel very helpful The breakfast was continental and very pleasant The hotel is well... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't a four-star property as some ratings would suggest but it is a very adequate three-star spot in a great neighbourhood. Clean, quiet and efficient. Rooms are a bit funky - the shower fan switch is above the bathroom door but the rooms are a decent size - we were three in our party and the bathrooms clean and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, being a block away from Kensington Gardens, and a short walk from the High Street Kensington tube station, along with the price, are all fantastic reasons for selecting this hotel. The included breakfast buffet was perfectly adequate and the servers were all quick to provide coffee or tea. The room we had on the second floor was a good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed in this hotel in june, for business travel. Location is great, with many restaurants around. But the room is very small (I'm probably not used to have such small rooms). Not power socket easy to use to charge a phone. Ceiling fan was unfortunately not working. Clean bathroom. Didn't test the restaurant for the dinner. Breakfast was good,... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We choose this hotel based on previous reviews and also its location being close to the Royal Albert Hall. It was lovely. Great value, quiet location (could see Hyde park from our room), staff really friendly and a very tasty breakfast. The room was really clean with great facilities. Both Kensington high street and Gloucester Road tube stations are within... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I just spent 9 nights at the Kensington House hotel. I visit London every summer and like to stay in different areas. The location of this hotel, just steps away from Kensington Gardens and located between two excellent underground stops (Kensington High Street and Gloucester Road) is ideal for a frequent visitor who likes to explore all London has to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Upon arrival, I was treated as an inconvenience by the rude male staff who checked us in (it felt more like an interrogation). Very disappointed with the room size, poor quality of decor and lack of fridge. Worse was to come the following morning when we had the worst hotel breakfast ever. The young male staff was inept to say... 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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