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    The Kensington

    109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
    011 44 20 7589 6300
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    Overview
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    Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

    The Kensington is a small luxury hotel in South Ken. Lovely rooms, terrific staff, great restaurant and bar. Extremely helpful and knowledgable staff. Good location ....walking distance to Knightsbridge, Brompton Road. Not far from Kings Road. Surprisingly good rates for a hotel of this caliberMore

    Thank Virginia M
    Response from GBRedmond, Manager at The KensingtonResponded July 26, 2016

    Dear Virginia M, Thank you for reviewing the Kensington. We were thrilled to read your lovely comments on the hotel and the terrific staff. These kind remarks will be shared with the entire team. I hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you back soon....More

    Reviewed July 25, 2016

    Amenities, location the best. Room was so small you could not open the dresser drawers or closet door or refrigerator door. Room would not fit two people. Enough words, I am only writing more words to satisfy the minimum letter requirementMore

    Thank Leonard R
    Response from GBRedmond, Manager at The KensingtonResponded July 26, 2016

    Dear Leonard R, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel on TripAdvisor. I do apologise that you considered the choice of room to be so small. Our room selection ranges in size from 18sqm to 180sqm. I am delighted that you rate...More

    Reviewed July 25, 2016

    A beautiful classic hotel in a lovely part of London, with excellent staff and service. Quite expensive for Australians with the dollar conversion, especially when the size of the cheapest superior double room (we paid $430 per night) is so small both lots of luggage...More

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    Response from GBRedmond, Manager at The KensingtonResponded July 26, 2016

    Dear Pezz44, Many thanks for reviewing the Kensington on TripAdvisor. We were privileged that you choose the hotel when you visited London this July. I have shared your kind comments regarding the cleanliness of your bedroom with our Accommodation team who were delighted to read...More

    Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

    This is a small but beautifully decorated hotel especially in the public areas. Staff were very attentive and accommodating throughout the stay and made you feel very welcome. Amazing cocktails served in the ornate bar and a great selection of things served for breakfast in...More

    Thank kmcliverpool
    Response from GBRedmond, Manager at The KensingtonResponded July 26, 2016

    Dear Kmcliverpool, Thank you for sharing your thoughtful comments, following your recent stay at the Kensington; needless to say I was somewhat disappointed that a glitch arose when taking out the Pashley bikes and for this I sincerely apologise. I am extremely happy that the...More

    Reviewed July 24, 2016

    What a fabulous find just off the touristy street yet only a five minute walk to the South Kensington Metro and the museums. Just around the corner you will find a bank, pharmacy, some restaurants, shops, and a grocery to pick up anything you might...More

    Thank MaxineInVA
    Response from GBRedmond, Manager at The KensingtonResponded July 26, 2016

    Dear MaxineInVA, Thank you for taking the time to post such a comprehensive and thoughtful review following your recent stay at the Kensington. We were thrilled to read that your experience throughout the hotel met your expectations. I will be sure to thank George and...More

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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Business Center with Internet Access
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • $242 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #20 Business Hotel in London
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    With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
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    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)
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    Response from TorontoGadget | Reviewed this property |
    Ok pricing does seem a little wonky by your observation but the early booker will probably be the better deal for you as the variation in breakfast can be considerable. I’m not sure about the a la cartel estimate, I did a la... More
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    "The reservation team honored our request for a bright room on Queen's Gate. Very accommodating and..."
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    "ask to see the room beforehand. we didnt and got a small one."
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