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“Good location for the price” 3 of 5 stars
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Avni Kensington Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   40-44 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4LT, England (South Kensington)   |  
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Ranked #634 of 1,049 Hotels in London
New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good location for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 night and thought the hotel was perfect for our needs. There are resturants, a grocery store and public transportation only a few blocks away. The hotel is also on a residental street, so very quiet. The breakfast was basic, but nice that it was included in our stay (a cup of coffee and some fruit/cereal/toast was enough fuel to get going in the morning). It also was a pretty short cab ride away from Buckingham Palace and other major London attractions.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This was the second stay for my partner and I.

This place is well priced, given the location. The room was quite spacious, for London, and had everything we needed, including free Wifi.

Ten minutes walk to Gloucester Road tube and conveniently located for the V&A, Science and Natural History museums.

I see no reason we would not stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Camborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We have just returned from London, having stayed one night in a twin room - 503. The room was spacious and very clean. The en-suite shower room was spacious and immaculate. The room was very wam all the time, and the breakfast was more than adequate. The staff were very helpful. We couldn't have wished for a more pleasant stay. Excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors were quiet, and recently refurbished.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Valletta, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Great location in close proximity to gloucester tube on picadilly line with direct access to heathrow airport. Room small, broken shower, draught from windows and central heating switched off late at night. 0verall clean sheets but cigarette stench coming from chain smoking reception staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lausanne
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Location is very good but there are a lot of other places nearby. It was nice to have a tray with tea and hot water heater but it was larger than the space it was put in and we had to remove it in order to pass through the 10 inches between the bed and the wall to get to the second bed.

Minuscule room 301. No place to put suitcases. 1 straight back chair. Toilet so close to the shower you had to sit sideways. At least the bathroom was reasonably clean but the shower head leaked water everywhere.

Telephone did not work during the entire stay even though we asked for repair. Business contacts could not reach the room but talked to the front desk did not even bring up the messages that anyone called. Was hours late for meetings about which I did not receive messages.

The heating system went out for 2 and a half days (5 night stay) although the manager said it was shorter. No hot water, no heat (November). The manager said afterwards in an email that they offered electric heaters and extra blankets to their guests but after pleading for help from the front desk, we were not offered these items. The last night we were finally moved to a room with a different heating system but my colleague had to sleep on the floor as there was just one single bed.

The manager offered a small disount on the room when we should have been fully refunded as we did not even receive the basic needs we paid for and our health was put to risk.

There’s more but no one would believe this.

Room Tip: Wonderful neighborhood near Gloucester Road station and Earl's Court. Walked by many small hotel...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Location is reasonably good.
Depressing interior, especially dining room.
Breakfast was very basic.
Room was really small.
Bathroom was tiny , especially shower cubicle.
No much space for luggage and personal belongings .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had booked this hotel for 2 nights online-accepting that it would be middle of the road but checked out after one night-management seemed surprised at our discontent as we had a "premium"room? Room was tiny, shower door did not close, mouldy, breakfast was way below par in depressing basement room -if advertised as a backpackers might be more realistic.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Avni Kensington Hotel

Address: 40-44 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4LT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #634 of 1,049 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avni Kensington Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel with multilingual staff set in Edwardian style building dating from 1900; situated two miles from Victoria Station. ... more   less 
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