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Thistle Kensington Gardens

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104 Bayswater Road Hyde park, London W2 3HL England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#379 of 1,154 hotels in London
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Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Park View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 3 more
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Elizabeth B wrote a review Sep 2020
Gerringong, Australia56 contributions21 helpful votes
Bit late with this review! Stayed here for the 2nd time in May 2018 for 4 nights! We really love this hotel for its position on Bayswater Rd and handy to 2 tube stations and has a Waitrose underneath! You can catch the bus out front and it’s an easy flat walk into Oxford Street! We always have a King Room which are large and quiet with busy Bayswater Rd out front and have lovely views into Hyde Park. The only issue we had this time as with the last are the mattress’s are so very uncomfortable..they really do need an upgrade and The Thistle Bayswater would be perfect! Don’t think we would stay again unless I’m sure that the beds have been changed!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Muhammad Rehan U wrote a review Apr 2020
London4 contributions4 helpful votes
I was very pleased to have been looked after very well by Mr Michael Severan in the kitchens. I and my wife were treated to a bespoke omelette on my request for it. Michael was very courteous and helpful in every way throughout our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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dingy b wrote a review Mar 2020
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Chantel in reception is a great addition to reception and is and amazing receptionist, as is her colleague Dante as they were both very helpful and quick to answer any enquiries both about the hotel and the area around it and Michale in the restaurant area is very helpful and quick to deliver with everything ordered.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Trek54100757281, Front Office Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens
Responded Mar 21, 2020
Dear Thank you for your wonderful review, we were delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words for Chantel and Michael which will be a pleasure to share with the team. We hope we can welcome you back to the hotel soon again. Kind regards, Anca
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Luciana G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Chantel one of the receptionists was amazing and very helpful with all questions asked and quick with clearly explaining everything that needed to be known about the hotel and is a great addition to reception and Michael in the restaurant was very helpful and quick to deliver with everything ordered.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Trek54100757281, Front Office Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens
Responded Mar 21, 2020
Dear lucianagO8318FM Thank you for your amazing review, we were delighted to read you enjoyed your stay and location. We were pleased to read your kind comments about Chantel and Michael, I will be pleased to pass on. We hope your next stay with us will be coming up soon. Kind regards, Anca
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Craig wrote a review Mar 2020
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
Great value for money accommodation. The staff were very friendly & helpful. Michael & his team provided great breakfasts & even organised a breakfast box when having to leave early for a day tour. The room catered for our needs in an excellent way & were cleaned daily in a thorough way. The hotel is close to everything & overlooks the beautiful Kensington Gardens which has great walking & running paths. We will definitely return on our next trip to London.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Trek54100757281, Guest Relations Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens
Responded Mar 20, 2020
Dear Thank you for completing our online survey, we really do appreciate our guests taking the time to share their experiences with us. We strive to provide a superior experience for every customer, therefore your feedback is very important to us. Thank you for your wonderful review, we were delighted to read you had an enjoyable stay and thank you for your nice comments about Michael and the team We hope we can welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Silvia
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$139 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thistle Kensington Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Nearby attractions include The Magic Hour (0.10 miles), Bayswater (0.2 miles), and The Leinster Arms (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bel Canto Restaurant, Sheila's Cafe, and Maharaja Indian Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Thistle Kensington Gardens offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thistle Kensington Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Thistle Kensington Gardens?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.4 miles), Tower of London (4.7 miles), and Houses of Parliament (2.7 miles).
Does Thistle Kensington Gardens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.