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“Good location and value” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Burns Hotel Kensington
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18-26 Barkston Gardens | Kensington, London SW5 0EN, England (South Kensington)   |  
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Ranked #576 of 1,058 Hotels in London
Miami
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good location and value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Very nice neighbourhood, convenient location to Earl's Court Station, pubs, money exchange bureaus, restaurants, post office etc. We walked to Victoria & Albert Museum, enjoyed tea at Harrod's relaxed a bit at Hyde Park, then on to the Palace. Took the tube back to the hotel.
Small rooms - not a bother if planning to be out and about. Room and bathroom are clean, no A/C though, room 214 (hotel's back garden view) - windows don't open all the way up (maybe purposely), carpeted creaky floors, but no outside noise. Helpful and friendly service from the staff. Lovely garden sitting area, full English breakfast adequate, lots of brochures in reception area. Bring your own adapter. Would recommend this hotel for sure.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank coyaba
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Having read some of the reviews we had some reservations about the hotel but were pleasantly surprised by both the staff and the room. We had a room in the basement (42) which was spacious and cleaned with a decent bathroom. There we no bars on the window which let in pliantly of light. We didn’t eat in the hotel as there are plenty of places that do a decent cheap breakfast nearby, we used the Blackbird pub on the corner which did an excellent fry up. I’d also recommend the Orjowan restaurant which is authentic Lebanese , its only about 5 mins walk from the hotel, back to the main road, turn right past the tube station and right again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank nevermindthebollox
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting London.
The location is excellent, a 5 minute walk maximum from Earls Court Tube station
The rooms are very small and don't have air conditioning. We were upgraded free of charge to a deluxe room and it was still very small.
Hotel was clean and the reception staff friendly.

If you aren't planning on spending a lot of time in the room then this hotel is more than adequate.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Emily M
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Sesto San Giovanni, Italia
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161 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Best Western Burns is very nice hotel, conveniently locatred 3 steps away from Earl's Court Tiube station.
Rooms are tiny, but if you are lucky enough to get one overlooking the square garden you will be rewarded. Breakfast is average, but there are a lot of pub you can choos from.
Rooms are tiny, but it is not a big deal if you are a business traveller or a tourist visting london. Hotel is in a quiety Street and it is definitely value for momey: clean rooms with decent plumbing (an exception in the UK!)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mattomatteo71
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Ghent, Belgium
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36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Given the overall price-quality rate of London hotels, this is actually quite a good choice. I stayed for four nights in a single bedroom.

Pro:
- excellent location, very near Earl's court tube but in a quiet street
- room was a good size
- very quiet street, but a lot of pubs and stores nearby
- very clean
- friendly staff

Con
- roomwide carpet (which seems to be inevitable in London)
- bed is rather tiny - if you're over 170 cm at least. Also the mattress has springs, so if you're not used to that that might feel a bit weird
- window only opens a little - it was very hot so the room felt a bit stuffy
- the shower is ridiculously small - strange because the bathroom in itself is actually quite large
- they don't have UK - EU adaptors on loan at reception desk, so make sure you bring one (or be prepared to pay the full 5 pounds for it at reception)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Gwen F
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Omaha, Nebraska
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68 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Never having been to London before, we chose the Burns Best Western in the Earls Court area. The hotel is nice, clean and very comfortable. The room size was adequate with pleanty of space for two adults. The hotel is located in the Earls Court area and is within easy walking distance to EC Tube station. There are many restaurants and pubs also within easy walking distance. There is a restaurant and pub on sight but we only eat breakfast in the restaurant, which was very good. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank dhornick
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lancashire
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed for one night. The location is very convenient for the tube and the single bedroom was small but perfectly comfortable. The staff were lovely, efficient and welcoming. I chose this because our business budget for hotels in London is very restrictive but its actually a comfortable and convenient place to stay and I'm booked in to stay there again.
BTW to the reviewer with the flower allergy - seriously???? Think staff should get an award for keeping a straight face. If you went to the Chelsea Flower Show and encountered similarly cavalier attitudes to your Health and Wellbeing, please let us all know what happened.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank liz055
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Address: 18-26 Barkston Gardens | Kensington, London SW5 0EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #576 of 1,058 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Burns Hotel Kensington 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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