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Somerset Kensington Gardens

#877 of 1,055 Hotels in London
33-36 Prince's Square | Notting Hill, London W2 4NP , England
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

Stayed at these apartments while looking for a place of my own and found them adequate for a short period of time. The kitchen in my studio was tiny and being on the first floor meant that I got lots of the street noise, plus someone coming through to water the plants outside my window every few days. Was kept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2005

I must say that before staying at this hotel I had a horrible mental image of London hotels: old, shabby... Just the opossite of Somerset Kensington Gardens. As other reviewers have said, the corridors are narrow, but the rooms are perfect. We were given a basement room, and at first I thought it would be noisy and with little privacy,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2005

I have been to this hotel 3 times and have booked my next trip already. I find the bed confortable, the room well appointed and the TV line up excellent. After a day at work is a real homecoming. Staff is really kind, I once asked for an extra arm chair and the manager himself brought it up at moments... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2004

I stayed in an apartment with a bedroom and a separate kitchen/living room. It was very big, the decor was modern and fashionable and the bed very comfortable. The location is perfect being a couple of minutes from a busy shopping street and two tube stations. Its near Hyde Park and 45-60 mins walk to Oxford St. The hotel contributed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2004

The reception looks very basic, but the staff are extremely helpful, I'd say the nicest I've ever come across in any hotel in any city. The night receptionist even came out to greet me as I was returning at night with lots of revellers in the street. (celebrating a sporting win!) "studioette" apartment was a bit small, but fine for... More 

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