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The Kensington

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Hampshire
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was recommended to us and pleased it was. We had a 3 night stay in a loft 'suite' which was great in all aspects. Nice to have a room in London that you could swing a cat!! Superb location near to all that Knightsbridge has to offer and convenient to the tube. Staff and customer service amongst I...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply Perfect. Costumer service is excellent. There are no bad things to say about The Kensington. It is in the best location, the staff is caring and prompt, great designs, and food is divine! What to expect: Arrive to a warm welcome and a guide on how to survive the London life. Find a genuine care for your room to...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel had a solid British vibe to it and it seemed that a majority of guests were Brits from outside of London. Lots of families during breakfast. The staff were very helpful. The rooms were smallish but comfortable. More importantly it was a quiet. Was here for business and although there's nothing very close to it. The South Kensington...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very good lunch at Town House Restaurant within the excellently located Kensington Hotel. Comfortable country look with fireplaces, charming Library and excellent modern cuisine. Imaginative dishes, good selection of wines. Very kind waiters, the restaurant manager being particularly notable in the way he kept a very attentive eye on every guest and on all his staff to...

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County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 3 night stay in the hotel. We booked through Expedia and had requested twin beds in the room. Check-in was efficient with hot towels and water offered on arrival. However our room was far to small for 2 people - there was barely room to move and there was no storage for any clothes apart from...

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having booked this hotel because of its location, we were greeted by extremely friendly staff. Our room, whilst small, was well equipped and stocked with high quality toiletries, Nespresso coffee, slippers and robes. The turn-down service was also much appreciated. The bed was very comfortable, which is important as one of our party suffers from back pain. As it was...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

excellent mid size hotel. brilliant staff really just couldnt do enough for you. every one tries hard to make it a home from home enviroment. full on cocktail bar serving just about anything you could imagine. 2 roaring real fires, all dressed up for chritmas just a nice place to stay at.

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liverpool
Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviewers have said 'superior' room does in fact mean their basic room so our room was rather tiny and only 1 person could just about fit into the bathroom at any one time. Having said that, the room was very well equipped with clever storage of bathrobes, kettle, hairdryer etc. Air conditioning was effective and although there was...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this hotel for an afternoon tea with my family as I wanted them to experience the true essence of this English tradition and I must say it was even better than expected. The hotel is lovely, very comfortable seats and a nice atmosphere. The staff are welcoming and absolutely a pleasure to deal with. The tea selection...

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Alexandria
Reviewed 1 week ago

While we only had two nights at the Kensington, we were welcomed and catered to by the staff, ensuring a return visit. The room was cozy and extremely clean. All the amenities were available plus chocolates the night of our arrival. We highly recommend the Kensington and hope to visit again.

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Staying in 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 and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located in leafy South Kensington and just moments from Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Sloane Square, The Kensington offers 150 unique and stylish guestrooms and suites. London's largest townhouse suite (approx 2,000 sq ft), roll top baths and four-poster beds are truly befitting of this Regency quarter. The Town House bar & restaurant and a magnificent lounge area comprised of period drawing rooms offer a traditional but contemporary setting for afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners. Our guestrooms are individually decorated in an elegant townhouse style, using sumptuous fabrics, deep upholstery and an eclectic mix of contemporary art and furnishings. The atmosphere is relaxed throughout, with the engaging and innovative service creating the ambiance of a smart private members club. All rooms include flat screen TVs, air conditioning, luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kensington

Address: 109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $205 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Kensington Hotel London
The Kensington London, England
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#20 Business Hotel in London
#33 Family Hotel in London
#36 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
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“Go for a loft suite - well worth the extra money”
 of 5 bubbles NJS707, yesterday | Read review
“Room 519 is small with a view of the brick wall of the opposite wing.”
 of 5 bubbles bettedavis821, 1 week ago | Read review
“Superior room was small by North American standards but lovely and included everything needed including a coffee/tea maker.”
 of 5 bubbles L7898CZsusanb, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“I would opt for something larger than superior.”
 of 5 bubbles tohhall, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“My room faced the street but was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles daily90, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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