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The Kensington

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved staying right in the heart of Kensington and taking a quiet break amidst the hustle and bustle of London. Rooms at the hotel are tastefully decorated and the public areas are a joy to sit in and just read books or newspapers. Ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel and greatly enjoyed every meal. Service was impeccable throughout... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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88 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely , lovely place !!! Service was great and the food was lovely , we had a great rose with a delicious piece of carrot cake among other items. We also had the traditional English breakfast Eggs , sausage , bacon and toast It was £ 24 pounds for the full breakfast and the tea is £35 and €45 with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is located in a beautiful area of London with easy access to the Underground, which makes it very convenient to get around. The checkin process was efficient and made you feel welcome. Our room had a nice view of the street with its matching white buildings and flowers in bloom. The rooms aren't large, but by London standards... More 

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Smdp726, I wanted to sincerely thank you for taking the time to review the hotel on Tripadvisor. The team and I take great satisfaction knowing that you had a lovely stay and would return without hesitation. I trust you had an enjoyable visit to London and we wish you a safe journey home. Looking forward to welcoming you back... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location. Nice room and hotel. Room a little bit small. You won't have a bad surprise at this hotel. A lot of restaurants nearby. Close to metro station, Did not try the restaurant as there are many other options near the hotel.

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Charles F, Thank you for taking the time to review the Kensington on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and its surrounding neighborhood. We would be delighted to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Gary Redmond | Manager More 

Pescara, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and some friends were here last week for some drinks and we were all impressed by the warm and progressional service! We ordered different cocktails and all of them were fantastic! The lounge is great..seats are extremely comfy! We will definitely be back!

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Antopes, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Its great to know the team were at hand to provide professional service and you found the beverages to be fantastic. Glad to hear you'll be back soon. We very much look forward to it. Kind Regards, Gary Redmond | Manager More 

Bologna, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I had afternoon tea with my family last week and it has been a wonderful experience. The food was good and fresh, nice selection of loose leaf teas as well. The lounge area is very relaxing,lovely sofas and comfy chairs. The service is really attentive too. Highly reccommend.

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear gianna0903, Thank you for your kind review. I was delighted to read that your family and yourself had a wonderful experience at Afternoon Tea. We strive to ensure that the highest of standards with regards to the product and service are delivered each day. It is so satisfying to read that your time spent with us was so enjoyable.... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A sumptuous setting for a fleeting visit to savour an evening meal, prior to going onto a concert. It is quite easy to understand the label of 'Luxury' attached to this hotel, as it pampered for your every whim! The meal was quite exquisite, and of course the service afforded was first class. Be prepared to pay accordingly for the... More 

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear John T, Thank you for reviewing the Kensington on Tripadvisor. It is lovely to read that you had a nice time and found the meal to be exquisite and the service to be first class. I do hope the concert that you were attending made the evening extra special. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure and opportunity to stay at the Kensington hotel at the end of May this year. The location is really great and the staff is very friendly. I had an executive suite which was really spacious and had all the amenities one could imagine (including a Nespresso machine with capsule at your disposal). The breakfast was spectacular... More 

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Valentino P, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I have passed your lovely comments on to our team and we are delighted that you had a nice stay. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm Regards, Gary Redmond | Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Kensington for a 4 night stay in late July. Loved the place and more importantly loved the people. George (concierge) and Gvido (bellman) provided us with a caring hand when we arrived and became a key component in creating the joy in our visit... Directions, restaurants, museums, parks, etc. We even captured a picture with them... More 

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Rick K, Thank you for choosing the Kensington when you visited London in July. We are thrilled to read that you had an enjoyable time with us. I want to further thank you for pointing out George, Gvido and Alexandre who gave great service during your stay. I have spoken to and acknowledged our gratitude to them all. I... More 

Wetumpka, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at The Kensington hotel during our first visit to London. We were booked at this hotel by our travel agency and we are very happy with the choice. We arrived in London at 6:30 AM but we were happily accomodated by the staff and were able to check in at a much earlier time of 1... More 

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GBRedmond, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear rvdj2016, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay at the Kensington. We hope your London trip was a success and you enjoyed the many attractions it offers. You mentioned the beautiful Kensington Palace and Gardens which is certainly one of our favorite places to visit. I was pleased to hear that the... More 

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
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 - $372 (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
#40 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
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