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109-113 Queen's Gate South Kensington, London SW7 5LP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Traditional service and Victorian grandeur come together with sleek style and contemporary comfort at the Kensington, in one of London’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. Embrace a sophisticated member’s club vibe, whether over afternoon tea in the light, lively drawing rooms, cocktails in glamorous K Bar, or dinner in the refined Town House. From the splendour of The Brompton Suite to the contemporary charm of The Knightsbridge Suite, the hotel’s signature suites offer comfort and space, with The Kensington Suite offering one of London’s largest townhouse suite, with three bedrooms. Set in the heart of one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, The Kensington’s grand stucco façade is characteristic of this affluent 19th Century district, home to cultural treasures such as the Natural History and the Victoria & Albert Museums and the Royal Albert Hall, with the green spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park; and world-famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols only a short walk away.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic

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Grade: 100 out of 100
195Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
22Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Shannon C wrote a review Yesterday
Southampton, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
My friend and I visited The Kensington Hotel and had a wonderful afternoon tea with champagne. The service was perfect, the food was beautiful and we had a wonderful experience. One of us has a regular afternoon tea and the other a vegan afternoon tea and both were delightful. Thank you to all the staff that made our visit so fantastic.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dunis87 wrote a review Jan 16
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very cozy and elegant venue, relaxing jazz music, staff very friendly, Jorge from the bar, super nice, he made us delicious cocktails. For midnight they offered champagne to cheers. We will return for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dunis87, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Kensington over New Year's Eve. It is so gratifying and motivating to receive such praise rest assured I will be passing on your kind words to Jorge who will be delighted to know he was able to make your stay a continuously enjoyable and memorable experience Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Shahad wrote a review Jan 13
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One of the best hotels in London! George helped us with so much, from our luggages to taxis & also showed us lists of several cusines of great restaurants around London! Thank you for making our stay at the hotel a great one.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Shahad, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent visit at The Kensington. We strive to provide all of our guests with a remarkable experience such as this so we truly appreciate the feedback. I will certainly share your wonderful comments with George and we all look forward to welcoming you back very soon. With kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Wendy H wrote a review Jan 8
Sidcup, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Today we had a really lovely cream tea a gift from our daughter for Christmas. Lovely food and the service was excellent. Special thanks to Nicole and Our waiter Ronald both of whom catered for our every needs. Nicole was so friendly and professional today. Thank you for a lovely day we will be back soon 😀
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Albina Budo, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Wendy H , Thank you for taking the time to share your experience following your recent visit at The Kensington. We strive to provide all of our guests with a remarkable experience such as this so we truly appreciate the feedback. I will certainly share your wonderful comments with Nicole and Ronald and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Once again, thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Albina Budo Guest Relations Executive
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Laura A wrote a review Jan 7
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We travelled as a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 8 and 11. We arrived early to drop our bags, and from start to finish the Concierge team here were amazing remembering our itinerary and names! Whilst checking in the Reception team welcomed us with mince pies and drinks, a lovely touch and the Manager and Receptionist asked the boys their names making them feel welcomed. After returning later during the day from a day in London, the boys had been left personalised gifts plus a lovely welcome note and cake for my birthday! The Family Suite was beautifully decorated, a wonderful size for a London Hotel and the kids even had their own toiletries. The beds were super comfy and although we had a little late night noise from people returning to their rooms we soon fell back to sleep. The Hotel had been decorated to a very high standard for Christmas and had a wonderful roaring fire where you could sit and enjoy drinks. A great location with 2 Tube stations close by, only 5 minute walk to either. Thank you, The Kensington for making us feel so welcome as a family and all the extra special touches helping us make memories!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Albina Budo, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear U9032TTlauraa, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Kensington. We always appreciate hearing back from our guests and it gives us great pleasure to learn that you had such a memorable experience. I will be sure to share your kind words with the team who will be pleased to know you had a great experience at The Kensington. Once again, thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Albina Budo Guest Relations Executive
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PRICE RANGE
$323 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kensington hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonSouth Kensington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kensington
Which popular attractions are close to The Kensington?
Nearby attractions include Natural History Museum (0.3 miles), South Kensington (0.07 miles), and Holy Trinity Brompton Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kensington?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Kensington?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Kensington?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Kensington?
Conveniently located restaurants include CERU, Pizzetta Pizza, and Light of India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Kensington?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Kensington?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Kensington offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Kensington?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kensington?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.2 miles), Tower of London (4.5 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.3 miles).
Is The Kensington accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.