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Kensington House Hotel

#512 of 1,066 Hotels in London
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15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 5PQ, England
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Ballarat, Australia
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel, staff wonderful & very helpful Room sizes excellent clean and well maintained Location excellent, close to tube station eating places & shops. Would stay again when in London

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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this place randomly based on reviews here. It is a quaint neighborhood, good food around and very short walk to Kensington Palace and gardens. The tube is a 10 min walk. The rooms are small and dated and the electric plugs not readily accessible. Unfortunately there is a great deal of construction and starting at 7:30 am we hear... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is with regret that I must write a negative review. Although the breakfast room staff were friendly, the front desk staff were surly, rude, and distinctly unhelpful to guests as well as being more interested in their mobile phones than customer service. The rooms were too small and beds were crammed into awkward spaces by trying to get too... More 

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the tenth year of staying at this Hotel, it was great when we first stayed, and its just got better, £168.00 a night with breakfast inc of VAT. The staff are fantastic, nothing to much trouble and the cleanliness is always superb, love it here.

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Brighton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I rarely get away, but the joint occasions of a birthday and our 25th Wedding Anniversary provided the perfect opportunity. During my 28 years working in Kensington I have loved this well-priced, characterful boutique hotel in a centrally quiet residential street just off Kensington High Street and have recommended numerous colleagues and guests to the hotel, but... More 

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charlotte nc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the elevator. It cannot hold 2 suitcases and 2 guests. The first room they offered us was near elevator and the flooring creaked with every passerby. We took the second room they offered which was quiet but not large enough for 2 people. No place to open 2 medium suitcases and leave open. No air conditioning. Worn decor. The... More 

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This was a great homebase for us for five nights to explore London and take some side trips! It was a block away from Kensington Park, and close to the Kensington/High St. tube station. We would walk through the park, then Hyde Park, and all the way to the river, explore, and then returned late via tube. Our room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Just off Kensington high street. Close to tube station. Friendly welcoming staff. Very clean. All in all a nice place to stay & would definitely stay there again.....don't expect massive rooms when you arrive.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

In keeping with other reviews any review of this hotel needs to understand the context. This is a reasonably priced hotel given its location in what is, to us provincial types, another world altogether. Upon arrival, after a long and slightly stressful journey we were told our room was on the 3rd floor, unfortunately, and claustrophobes take the note, the... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Very pleasant stay. Good clean room with balcony. Rather small but still happy with it for the price. Very friendly and helpful at reception. Complimentary continental breakfast , wifi and a drink on arrival nice touches. Perfect for Royal Albert Hall, which was the main reason for my visit, but also ideal for Harrod's, Serpentine Galleries, Hyde Park and the... More 

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Neighborhood Profile
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 Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Contemporary Hotel with classic designs, tasteful decor, restaurant; situated near Kensington Gardens & Albert Hall. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kensington House Hotel

Address: 15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 5PQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Price Range: $159 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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Kensington Hotel London
Kensington House Hotel London, England
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#318 Luxury Hotel in London
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