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The Kensington

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109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP England See on map
Free Wifi
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All reviewsafternoon teabeauty and the beastold brompton roadqueens gatebeautiful hotelthe natural history museumvictoria and albert museumturn down servicenespresso machinesuperior roomlounge areatube stationthe location is perfectrooms are smallfew minutes walkconciergeharrods
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second trip to London so we chose to stay outside of central London. We chose Kensington because it seemed like a nice area. The Kensington just seemed like the natural place to stay. It was a good choice. Nice but small room....More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

The Kensington Hotel was one of my favorite hotels. We've never been to london before, so while searching a hotel to book the neighborhood really drew me to this hotel. Filled with some of the best restaurants and little french and italian cafes. It was...More

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Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded July 9, 2018

Dear lindseylo3, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to read you experienced a most enjoyable stay at The Kensington with highlights including the excellent location, super friendly staff and delicious and fresh breakfast. We thank you for your recommendation to our future...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at room 108 and complained about the room. The room is very small and looks like a cellar or bunker. We were told by the reception (to quote) "that this is what you pay for and that is what you get"We were not...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here in the summer with my Husband and my 4 years old daughter. Such a great Hotel with a comfortable room. Located in a beautiful neighborhood in South Kensington. The Staff were very helpful, warm and friendly. The rooms were tastefully decorated, we stayed...More

2  Thank Maysam Q
Response from Georgiana P, Manager at The KensingtonResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mrs Maysam Q, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had a most enjoyable stay with us with your family. It gives us a great pleasure to read your highlights on the comfort of the rooms,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fine hotel. They hosted a small, one-day conference for us and did an excellent job. The staff is outstanding. Hotel rooms are comfortable and clean and well appointed. Located in a nice part of town with lots to see within walking distance. A good choice...More

Thank Vaughn C
Response from Georgiana P, Manager at The KensingtonResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mr Vaughn C, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had a most enjoyable stay with us with highlights on the comfort of the rooms,the location and our outstanding staff. We thank you for your recommendation...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
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$270 - $461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kensington Hotel London
The Kensington London, England
United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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August 24, 2018|
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Response from Georgiana P | Property representative |
Hi, Send me your contact details via private message and we will be delighted to assist you. Regards, Georgiana
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Response from AndrewDeacon | Reviewed this property |
It was 1.5-2 hours. Not rushed at all. Very good.
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Hi, All bedrooms have hairdryers.
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