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    The Kensington

    109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
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    Overview
    • Excellent75%
    • Very good19%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “afternoon tea” (169 reviews)
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    Reviewed November 19, 2014

    Me and my husband stayed for 4 nights at the Kensington in our trip for exploring London. We are overall satisfied from our stay but there are some negatives. Let’s start with the positives (+) The hotel is very beautiful in a beautiful neighborhood. The...More

    1  Thank iro
    Response from Frits P, General Manager at The KensingtonResponded November 22, 2014

    Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience, we are always learning from our guests and ultimately see your feedback as crucial as we look to improve and enhance our service and product. I am genuinely sorry about the...More

    Reviewed November 18, 2014

    The service and overall atmosphere of this hotel is lovely, and the location is perfect if you want to be in South London. The hotel's interiors are luxurious and opulent, and we especially loved the twenties-style bar. The room was comfortable and plush, however a...More

    1  Thank khumphreys88
    Response from Frits P, General Manager at The KensingtonResponded November 22, 2014

    Dear Guest I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us, thank you for choosing the Kensington. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed our location, the opulence, luxury and style of our Hotel and our service which is such an important...More

    Reviewed November 17, 2014

    My husband and I stayed at the Kensington Hotel in early November; he'd been to London on several previous occasions, but this was my first visit. I can honestly say that I'll never stay anywhere else after this visit. The staff at the Kensington are...More

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    Response from Frits P, General Manager at The KensingtonResponded November 22, 2014

    Dear Guest Wow, thank you for writing such and eloquent and wonderful account of your recent stay with us. To know that you would not stay anywhere else but with us is simply the very best compliment we could ever ask for and encapsulates what...More

    Reviewed November 17, 2014

    My wife and I stayed at The Kensington for a long weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The hotel is in an excellent location and has recently been renovated to a very high standard. Although the rooms are small, they are very comfortable with high...More

    Thank CoDublin
    Response from Frits P, General Manager at The KensingtonResponded November 22, 2014

    Dear Guest It was such a pleasure to read your review, thank you so much for taking the time to write about your Kensington experience. As a Hotel we want to hang our hats on delivering unparralled levels of personalised service and ultimately do a...More

    Reviewed November 17, 2014

    I really enjoyed during my stay in the Kensington Hotel. I am totally satisfied with the comfort and cleanliness of the hotel. Warm and welcoming staff helped us in every subject. Special thanks to George and Elisa for their friendliness :)More

    Thank Ahmet C
    Response from Frits P, General Manager at The KensingtonResponded November 22, 2014

    Dear Guest I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for writing about your experience and telling others about the Kensington. We firmly believe that our people will ultimately determine our long term success and our ability to truly be a home...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • $255 - $433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #20 Business Hotel in London
    • #33 Family Hotel in London
    • #36 Luxury Hotel in London
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    Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
    child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
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    TL_Surbiton
    May 14, 2017|
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    Response from fuola43 | Reviewed this property |
    Beds are very comfortable and rooms very quiet. We slept very well while we were there. An advise: check that your room doesn't overlook the kitchen machinery.
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    Response from CristinaGTejedor | Property representative |
    Dear Mr M, In order to find the perfect room for you, I would recommend to contact us prior to your arrival. I will personally make sure we find a very quiet room so that you have a wonderful stay at The Kensington. Kind... More
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    Response from CristinaGTejedor | Property representative |
    Dear Bonnietravel, Four of our Luxury Studio Suites have a private balcony. If you wish to have a balcony, please contact us as soon as you create your booking and we will add it to your requests. Kind regards, Cristina... More
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    ""superior" rooms seem small - hotel was able to help us with a very satisfactory upgrade."
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