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The Kensington

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Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really nice stay here. Sweet boutique type hotel. Very friendly service. Proper British amenities. Easy walk to dining and shopping options. Rather small (cozy) room but just fine for two people without a lot of luggage. Lovely covered porch seating to watch the world go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay at the Kensington and truly enjoyed our service at the bar with George every night. The food was also delicious! The service was good and our room was a nice size for Europe.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Kensington Hotel for 4 nights. It's allocated in the nice area of South Kensington where a lot of museum are. It's around 5-8 min away walking distance from the tube station. The hotel looks very good outside but rooms are slightly disappointing. Very small room and even smaller washroom. The hotel front desk staff was very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spend over £450 in one night stay in this hotel. room is to small with not nice smell. toilet in poor refurbish. We say to the reception and they do noting. food is not goode with cold fish with chips. will not reccommned and not stay in this area again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to London so being at the Kensington was a great central location. Right around the corner from the Royal Albert Hall, right down the street from Harrod's and within walking distance to Kensington shops and restaurants. The service was wonderful and all of the concierge folks were very, very helpful. We loved the atmosphere of... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for the first time and I think it is a very good choice. Location is not wonderful for tourists but it is in a very nice residential area close to Hyde Park, to the river and to Chelsea. The lobby and the lobby bar are very nice. Staff was incredibly friendly. The rooms are spacious and cozy.... More 

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for sharing this great feedback with us. It gives us great pleasure to read that you had a memorable experience and that you enjoyed our location close to Hyde Park and Chelsea as well as the warm and professional service delivered throughout our hotel. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at The Kensington for two nights. Great location, short walk from the tube, close to the museums and not far from The Royal Albert Hall. Modern, well appointed room, quiet. Comfiest bed I have ever slept in. Perfect stay. Highly recommend.

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your positive feedback following your recent stay with us at The Kensington. We are very glad to hear that you had such a memorable stay and that you particularly enjoyed the comfy bed as well as our wonderful location in the very heart of Kensington. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am used to booking hotels closer to the lively part of London and resorted to the Kensington because I had to stay close to Fulham. But then.... As you walk in, you find a series of small salons where you can lounge, have a tea or a drink. These are all superbly set up, providing enough privacy but also... More 

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you so much for your glowing review of The Kensington. It gives us great pleasure to read that you had such a memorable experience during your with us with highlights including the well appointed public spaces, friendly atmosphere in the bar and at breakfast. The team are delighted with your warm comments and this will only... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value in London lovely rooms Only 20 minutes walk to Harrods , would reccomend this hotel if you want to stay Around South Kensington area. Staff were very nice nothing was to much trouble Bedrooms very nice and well kept and the bed was very comfortable.

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your complimenting review of The Kensington following your recent visit to London. It gives us great pleasure to read that you had a memorable experience with highlights including our brilliant location in the heart of Kensington, warm service, and well kept bedrooms. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and it would be our pleasure to have... More 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $227 - $425 (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
#39 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
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