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10 Vicarage Gate | Kensington, London W8 4AG, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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The Vicarage Hotel
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am extremely saddened to hear that the Vicarage Hotel has shuttered it's doors after providing so many years of wonderful memories. I am also one of the many guests who stayed there at least a dozen times over the past 35 years. The Website for the Vicarage had gone dark. After searching the Internet there is no information to... More 

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Savoy, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Vicarage has closed (November 2014) after half a century of wonderful service to generations of travelers. All the compliments in these reviews are fully deserved, and we frequent visitors are extremely grateful to the Divineys and to Mandy and Monika, truly excellent managers, for all they have done over the years. I first stayed here as a college student... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I chose the Vicarage after reading about it in a Rick Steeve's London guide book. The booking process was painless and the assistance getting to the hotel was fine. I was disappointed by the condition of the room, i.e. so small that I had to leave one of my suitcases downstairs in the office (and my suitcase was not alone.)... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The location of the Vicarage Hotel cannot be beat. The hotel is charming, set in a residential neighborhood, but close to Kensington Palace, Hyde Park and two Tube stations, Notting Hill Gate and High Street Kensington. There were a number of good restaurants nearby, as well. Rooms are small, but well appointed and attractively furnished. We loved the balcony which... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The location is quiet and conveniently located to the tube, Kensington Gardens, and Kensington High Street. The hotel is well-maintained, but not too modern. No AC in our room, which made it a bit stuffy at times. No TV. No WiFi either (we were fairly high up in the building. The traditional English breakfast is solid. Hotel is a bit... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Vicarage Hotel is in a great location close to Kensington Gardens and Palace. There are a lot of restaurants, pubs and tea houses within a short walk from the hotel - in both directions. The accommodations are a little dated, but that is part of the charm. The rooms are clean and nice, and, are equipped with a coffee... More 

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Delightful small hotel/b&b, conveniently located on a tree-lined steet in fashionable Kensington. Just a few blocks from major underground stations that connect almost everywhere in London. Several very good pubs and restaurants are also within walking distance. Hotel has a pleasant dining room and offers a hearty breakfast. Only two caveats: the wifi doesn't reach rooms above the first floor,... More 

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San Diego, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My first Vicarage stay was in 1993 and I have always felt at home here. The breakfasts are wonderful, the location is perfect and I feel safe at all times. A sitting room for all to enjoy is stocked with magazines. The manager has been at the hotel since my first visit in 1993. She is quite accommodating and gave... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is on a very quiet residential street. It is an easy walk from the High Street Kensington underground. We thought we were getting a ground floor room but ended up with only one set of stairs, which was manageable. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are close by and we took a lovely walk in light rain through the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have to start out by saying the service at breakfast was the best. I have never had such prompt service anywhere. The food itself is freshly prepared to order. The hotel was on a very quiet street, but convenient to so many attractions, shopping and restaurants. Kensington Palace is about 10 minutes walk. There is a bulletin board where... More 

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Address: 10 Vicarage Gate | Kensington, London W8 4AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Vicarage Hotel London
The Vicarage Hotel London, England

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