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Thistle Kensington Gardens

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   104 Bayswater Rd, London W2 3HL, England
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Ranked #215 of 1,073 hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed at this property twice now. The location is just superb and the hotel itself is clean, quiet inside (despite being on a busy road), and just across from the Kensington Gardens and Palace. The nearby shops and restaurants are very nice too. We enjoyed the breakfast at the hotel and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used a Groupon voucher to stay at this hotel so got it at a bargain price. The hotel is situated close to the north side of Hyde Park over a garage and Waitrose supermarket so not initially very appealing. However this hotel was fabulous, it was modern, tastefully furnished and had a very comfortable large bed. The staff were... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travel Zoo voucher used for a Birthday treat for my elderly Mum. It had not been easy to book but we were welcomed with a smile on arrival and taken to a window table in the Brasserie. The "deal" included a glass of champagne so we had this first and on hearing me wish my Mother a Happy Birthday the... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really great hotel fantastic friendly staff,very helpful,clean and comfortable,excellent breakfast with a superb variety of different options to choose,room very clean,bathroom spotless,cannot fault hotel or their service was excellent throughout the whole of our stay there will definately look to stay there again!

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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights before a cruise. The hotel is clean and in an excellent location. But what makes it really special was the staff, Our travel agent booked us 2 double rooms but we wanted twin rooms. There was only 1 left but the front desk staff moved some things around and was able to accomodate us.... More

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Zabbar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 5 nights in a deluxe room on the 7th floor. The hotel is beautifully furnished and very clean. Our room was comfortable and having amazing views of Hyde park which is just opposite the hotel were we went for a stroll every morning after breakfast! Breakfast was great with a good hot and cold food selection, cereals... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous 2 night stay. The staff were friendly & efficient - we really couldn't fault the service given. The only niggles were the intermittent wifi, a mattress that was not as comfy as home & no TV user guide to be found. These niggles were slight & did not detract from the enjoyment of our stay -... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great find. A minute's walk from the Central Line. Clean, well run and exceptionally good value for such a well situated hotel. Great breakfast, everything you could possibly need in the room and caring staff. We were very pleasantly surprised, especially for the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice experience at Thistle Kensington Gardens. Excellent customer service from check in to check out. Comfortable, quiet and clean room with easy access. Lovely, well served dinner and tasty breakfast.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on a short break for two nights. The hotel is very well situated on Bayswater Road and only a 5 minute walk from Queensway Underground Station. We had a Standard room which was quite adequate for a stay in London when you spend little time in the room. Everything was clean and comfortable if a little on... More

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Address: 104 Bayswater Rd, London W2 3HL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Kensington Gardens 4*
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Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more   less 
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