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Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington

18-26 Barkston Gardens Kensington, London SW5 0EN England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#635 of 1,152 hotels in London

If you’re looking for a quiet hotel in London, look no further than Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington.

Nearby landmarks such as Harrods (1.3 mi) and Buckingham Palace (2.2 mi) make Best Western London a great place to stay when visiting London.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Best Western London offer a flat screen TV and a desk.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a 24 hour front desk, 24 hour check-in, and room service. Guests of Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington are also welcome to enjoy an on-site restaurant.

While visiting London, you may want to try some falafel at one of the nearby restaurants, such as The Palomar, NOPI, or Momo.

If you’re looking for something to do, Natural History Museum (0.7 mi), V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum (0.9 mi), and Science Museum (0.7 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington.

The staff at Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 6 more


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Christine C wrote a review Aug 2020
Lancaster UK103 contributions37 helpful votes
Friendly, helpful staff. Easy accessible location for Natural History Museum. 2 minutes from a tube station. Handy location for small eateries. Clean, spacious but basic room. In fact a perfect place for a short trip to London that won’t break the bank.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
S F wrote a review May 2020
Vancouver, Canada110 contributions32 helpful votes
The Best Western Burns Hotel in Kensington offers visitors to London all they would need to have a glorious time in this magnificent city. Located in central London, it supplies convenient access to many of the amenities & attractions available, also providing a place of respite from the bustle of this big city given its location in a Victorian Garden Square. Thus, a striking example of being able to have one’s cake, while eating it. It is well connected, being a very easy hop from Heathrow via the Piccadilly line, minutes from Victoria train station, & steps from the Earl’s Court tube station. Many of the things one may wish to see are within easy walking distance, & include the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, the Victorian & Albert Museum (aka V&A), Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, the famous shopping streets in Knightsbridge & Sloane Street. plenty of fine restaurants, & the famous Portobello Market, renowned for its antiques. My first visit to London was as 21 year-old in 1975 & it was then that I first became aware of the Burns Hotel, often later when I was working in London for Reuters just walking by to see it still there. Since moving to North America I have become a fan of the Best Western hotel franchise as they always seem to supply the essentials & more for a good stay. As an enthusiastic swimmer from a child — well into adulthood —an essential for me is a swimming pool. Of course swimming pools are not as common a feature in British hotels for obvious reasons. In place of a pool to recharge one’s batteries, The Burns Hotel has a magical & secluded walled patio garden where one can breakfast as well as relax after an exhilarating day. Breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 10 weekdays & 7:30 to 11 weekends. It will now also offer a breakfast to go, individually wrapped. The garden is open to guests all day. The patio garden bar is named after Ellen Terry, a leading light of the Victorian stage who lived there in the early 1920s It has 24-hour front desk service, a pleasing 24-hour room service system, WiFi etc. Rooms tend to small but who needs a large room with London to explore? It has instituted a rigorous cleaning system & hopes to be open again soon. Posted by S Fuller
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Sheila E wrote a review Mar 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom27 contributions10 helpful votes
Great location for travel into London, Earl's Court station close by. Room was a reasonable size but a bit hot. The breakfast was the best I have had in a hotel for a long time - made to order and very hot and tasty. Only downside was the bar was not available for a nightcap.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Heleni wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed in king suite, large comfy room, small bathroom & quiet. Decor is very dated. They could improve stay by fixing shower door, did not close all the way. Book your tour on your own, booked Tower or London at the desk and paid more, Golden tours told hotel staff the price included the audio and it did not. The breakfast buffet was good, and menu items were really good. Staff should let people know if they can order from the menu, our first day the server did not tell us. Overall had a great time, location was close to transit, restaurants and sights.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: no control over temperature in room, used a fan a night for a better sleep
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SeattleTraveler2019nscp wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a great time, would definitely recommend. The hotel is a short walk from the train station and near a lot of restaurants and groceries to pick up snacks. All of the staff we encountered were very kind and helpful. The rooms are small, but the beds were comfortable and the shower was hot. We stayed here on a short layover in London so it was very convenient to get to the usual London attractions.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: First floor was fine, no problems with street noise.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington?
Nearby attractions include Tardis Police Box (0.08 miles), Earl's Court (0.3 miles), and The Blackbird (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gojk, Flora Indica, and Over Under.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.7 miles), Houses of Parliament (2.9 miles), and Westminster Abbey (2.8 miles).