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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.


#17 of 1,180 hotels in London
Travelers' Choice
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
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, French


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Grade: 100 out of 100
193Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
22Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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AES135 wrote a review Yesterday
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Outstanding hotel, service, amenities and overall experience. Great location in the heart of South Kensington. In particular, concierge Karan Barot was fabulous - from his restaurant recommendations/bookings, guidance on activities and personal attention to detail. He made our visit easy to plan and much more enjoyable throughout. Will come back to stay for this reason alone.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MrsS wrote a review Sep 20
2 contributions
Outstanding personal service throughout our stay, particularly from Antonio on Reception. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff we encountered. Beautiful and extremely comfortable room with many lovely touches. Fabulous bathroom and amenities. The only negative was having to leave after just one night, but looking forward to our next visit already!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
roamingtraveller2 wrote a review Sep 19
Cotswolds, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our second time at The Kensington and despite some initial hiccups regarding our room, the staff went completely above and beyond to remedy the situation which was truly appreciated. The room we stayed in (323) was incredibly comfortable and it was beautifully peaceful. Breakfast was delicious and once again we wholeheartedly recommend a stay at this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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859alan wrote a review Sep 12
Denham, United Kingdom9 contributions13 helpful votes
when I say do not go to this hotel what I actually mean is do not go to this hotel unless you want to experience truly unbeleavable service from the time you are greeted at the front door. My wife and myself have just returned from a wonderful weekend celebrating our annerversary that was made extra special from all the staff, in particular Sabestian in the bar who my wife said makes the best french 75 she has ever tasted, Karan,who with his great local knowledge and contacts arranged special places for us to visit. And last, but not least Thomas who greeted us with such passion remembering us from our previous visit three weeks earlier having afternoon tea. we would not hesitate to recomend this hotel to our friends or family. Thank you once again ALL at The Kensington.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 859alan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience here at The Kensington. It is so gratifying and motivating to receive such praise and I will be sharing your feedback with all of our team members. Everyone will be so proud. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Yannick Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Nicole K wrote a review Sep 12
1 contribution
We stayed at The Kensington Hotel for two nights in one of the deluxe king rooms. The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive, in particular Ronnie and Karan. This hotel is definitely worth the five star rating with its great location, cleanliness and service. Thank you The Kensington for your wonderful hospitality!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nicole, Thank you very much for your kind review and I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We sincerely appreciate your compliments on the hotel and on behalf of the entire team, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon to The Kensington. With kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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$323 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, Light of India, and Pizzetta Pizza.
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 and French.
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.