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109 - 113 Queen's Gate South Kensington, London SW7 5LP England
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#22 of 1,198 hotels in London
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4.8
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4.8
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4.8
Value
4.4
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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
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic
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Joe F wrote a review Aug 7
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I want to say what a wonderful afternoon tea my friend and I had today. Not only was every mouthful delicious, it was also beautifully presented and displayed in novel ways. I do not want to give too much away as it’s great to experience it yourself, but the staff made it very special for my friend whose birthday it was. I think I need to focus also on service which made it such an amazing experience. Dan, who greeted us and guided us throughout was kind, thoughtful, funny and professional. We really welcomed all he did for us and hope he will get to hear this feedback. Thanks again for such a great time.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Q8846QUjoef, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. It is truly delightful to read how much you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience at The Kensington Hotel. I will make sure to pass on your kind feedback to Dan. He will be incredibly proud. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Francois Xavier Schoeffer General Manager
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Jet770233 wrote a review Aug 5
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We had a wonderful stay at the Kensington- it’s at a prime location, the rooms are clean and have all the amenities one may need. Most of all, the staff is incredibly friendly and took great care of us through the entire week we were there. We will definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Jet770233, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for your wonderful compliments about the hotel and team, I will make sure to pass on your kind feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back at The Kensington. Best wishes, Francois Xavier Schoeffer General Manager
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Romans K wrote a review Jul 2022
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions
The room was amazing. The cleanliness 10 out of 10. Cannot miss the staff - Anita from Reception and Petronella from Breakfast team, girls are so friendly and helpful, my credit to them. Thank you so much for best stay ever.
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Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Romans, 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. Your compliments about Anita and Petronella are very well received and we will be delighted to share. We strive to provide all of our guests with a remarkable experience such as this so we truly appreciate the feedback. Once again, thank you again for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warm regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Wendy P wrote a review Jul 2022
Wheaton, Illinois59 contributions53 helpful votes
From the moment I booked our reservation, to checking in and staying there, the entire staff at The Kensington goes above and beyond in giving the finest service to their guests. The lobby decor is comfortable elegance. The rooms are well appointed and the bathroom is huge, with a fantastic shower head. Highly recommend having tea there. It was a wonderful quintessential tea service, with a very clever presentation of the food. My daughter and I were treated with genuine concern and kindness after our flight was cancelled and we had to stay an extra day. Again the entire concierge and front desk staff took care of everything seamlessly. This gem of a hotel will be my "go to" hotel whenever I travel to London.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Wendy, Thank you very much for your sharing your feedback. I am delighted you consider The Kensington your favourite hotel in London and it is a pleasure to have you stay with us. Rest assured I will be passing on your kind words to the Concierge and Front Desk who will be delighted to know they were able to make your stay a continuously enjoyable and memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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William R J wrote a review Jul 2022
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My spouse and I spent 4 nights here while attending the tennis at Wimbledon. Close to the underground trains with excellent restaurants and shops nearby. We were pleased to be upgraded to a king bedroom but more importantly the staff and service we received during our stay was excellent. The front desk, concierge, doorman, restaurant, bar and housekeeping staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive to all our needs. The lounge and dining ares are nicely appointed and comfortable. We hope to return soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 1 week ago
Dear William, Thank you very much for your fantastic review of the Kensington. We are delighted to read you had an enjoyable stay with us with highlights on the the exceptional and friendly team. We thank for you recommendations to our future guests and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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jbutler1109 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great hotel. Beautiful lobby and dining area. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Kensington. I always stay there when I go to London. The rooms are small but comfortable I keep going back as I love the hotel and location.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Francois Xavier Schoeffer, General Manager at The Kensington
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Dear jbutler1109, Thank you very much for your continued support for The Kensington Hotel, and for taking the time to write your wonderful review. I am delighted to see you had another comfortable experience with us and that our team ensured you had a fantastic time whilst with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Francois Xavier Schoeffer General Manager
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Suzanne Y wrote a review Jul 2022
Menlo Park, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved staying at the Kensington! The staff was so friendly and helpful. Especially, Emiliano, at concierge. The decor is perfectly upscale British. The restaurant and bar were wonderful. It’s located in a darling neighborhood that offers the energy of the city, while also a break from central London. I can’t wait to stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Suzanne Y, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family. I hope you had a safe journey home. Thank you for your lovely feedback and for your wonderful compliments. I will be delighted to share your kind words with all the team who I know will be looking forward to your next visit. Especially Emiliano. A very warm welcome back to The Kensington awaits you all. Best wishes, Francois Xavier Schoeffer General Manager
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Bridgit P wrote a review Jul 2022
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Visited the Kensington for Afternoon Tea. The staff was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. The hotel's aesthetics were lovely and detailed. There were multiple teas to choose from and a set menu of savory and sweet. Considering the ambiance, location, and menu, the Afternoon Tea is extremely affordable.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear bridgitp2021, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback. It is truly delightful that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience at The Kensington Hotel. Thank you for your wonderful compliments, I’ll make sure to share it with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Francois Xavier Schoeffer General Manager
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Cindy Long wrote a review Jul 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana49 contributions40 helpful votes
An amazing setting walking distance to so many attractions and sights. Emiliano is the best concierge I’ve ever been associated with during my travels! He set up drivers, Wimbledon tickets and dinners. Off the charts Service, 5 Star!!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear C3359UYcindyl, Thank you for taking a moment to share your wonderful feedback about our concierge team. We're thrilled to hear how much you appreciated service provided by Emiliano. Thank you so much for your kind words and we very much look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, Francois Xavier Schoeffer General Manager
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Londontraveler1966 wrote a review Jul 2022
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From the look of the hotel to the quality of rooms and service provided, the Kensington was exceptional. The staff provided for all needs. The only ranking of the room as Very Good was due to the size of the room with twin beds, wish it was bigger.
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Dear Londontraveler1966, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for your wonderful compliments about the hotel, quality of rooms and service provided. I will make sure to pass on your kind feedback to the team. They will be incredibly proud. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Francois Xavier Schoeffer General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$464 - $582 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kensington hotel london
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandLondonSouth Kensington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Khan's of Kensington, Bella Italia South Kensington, and CERU.
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.