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Kensington Close Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 5SP, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at this hotel Friday 18th. Before we had arrived I had arrange a bottle of bubbly to be in our room as a surprise. I liaised with Monika the room service manager. She was extremely helpful and arrange my request. When we arrived we found difficulty finding the underground parking but there was someone outside... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We picked this hotel to stay at for our honeymoon. I had previously emailed them and asked how much car parking was (which was £32 each night but Sundays are free on the street which they never stated. Luckily we never did book it. I suggest you sort that out on the day. There is another hotel next door that... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location nice at Kensington main street 5 minutes walk from metro Some nice shops near the hotel and famous Harrods ten minutes away by bus Hotel looks nice from outside and lobby is modern Rooms are very small, old and basic No bath in our room, only shower Bed was very spring Breakfast buffet very bad compared to Hong Kong... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am wondering if we stayed at a different hotel to recent reviews! We stayed Friday and Saturday night after booking a 'secret hotel' on Lastminute.com. We were apprehensive looking at the reviews however the Hotel was spotless, staff are extremely helpful and clearly customer focused. We were upgraded and whilst not the largest room it was completely adequate and... More

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Mentone, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked/paid for an executive twin room in advance. When we checked in had to remind Staff member that it was an executive twin not a standard twin as he allocated standard (don't they have this info in their booking or was he being shifty trying to downgrade us?) He advised that a twin wasn't available but he would arrange for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For visiting all the major tourist hotspots in London the location of this hotel is perfect and they've done a fantastic job re-decorating all the communal areas - the lobby etc is lovely. But what was really special is that I mentioned in my booking that it was for a special birthday and they upgraded our room and left a... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed two separate occasions over two weeks. The first room we stayed in for two nights. After all the renovations, I am surprised they did not put a ramp up to the lobby. As I have back problems and my wife has knee problems, we cannot lift anything. I had to drag my suitcase up the stairs as the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel looked really good at the reception and lobby area, but rooms was small and old. Even the premium rooms wasn't what you'd normally expected of this level hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was great. Also extra fee for WiFi seems to be old fashioned these days when even subway stations has free WiFi.

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Actually staying here at the moment and feel quite disappointed considering the price I paid. First impression was good, somebody helped with the bags, check in was quick and the lobby looked impressive. We booked a standard room which is one of the smallest rooms I have stayed in. I tried to get into bed and whacked my thigh on... More

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Rochester, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here after several days of travel, hoping for a nice, relaxing last day in the UK. I walked in to find a nice lobby, so I disregarded the 3 star rating I had previously seen and expected to see a respectable room. When we tried to enter the room, however, I got my first clue that this would not... More

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  • High Street(33)
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Additional Information about Kensington Close Hotel

Address: Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 5SP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Kensington and Hyde Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Close Hotel 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#60 Spa Hotel in London #327 Luxury Hotel in London
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Close Hotel and Spa is a beautiful 4-star hotel centrally located near Kensington High Street tube station and a short walk from Kensington Palace & Gardens, Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court and the West End. Following a multi-million pound renovation the Hotel has 708 well-equipped non-smoking bedrooms including Executive Club rooms and Suites. Enjoy fresh seasonal dishes in the brasserie or a drink in the sunny private garden. Business traveller's appreciate the powerful WiFi service, wide ranging room service menu and an executive lounge for VIPs too. State of the art meeting facilities for up to 250 delegates are ideal for meetings, dinners and weddings. Shopping at Westfield and Oxford Street is a short distance away. The Health Club and Spa includes a fantastic new gym and an 18 metre swimming pool with sauna, steam rooms and jacuzzi. The Spa offers an enticing selection of massage, facial and beauty treatments with our expert therapists. ... more   less 
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