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Thistle Kensington Gardens

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked the room online (£200/night) few days before my stay, price was on the law range of what was available in London during the Fashion week. Hotel is greatly located, just 2 minutes walking from the tube station and in the front of the park, Paddington station is at a walkable distance as well if you don't carry heavy... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here as a couple for a concert recently in Hyde Park. We stayed here last year and again as it was near to the Park. Last year it was ok but the breakfast wasn’t very warm. This year the mushrooms were warm but the bacon and fried eggs were cool again and also the bacon undercooked. The coffee... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Treated my daughter to a London break for her 21st Birthday and had surprise cupcakes left in the room.Nice little touch. Staff very friendly and helpful and a free upgrade on the second night to a delightful room with a view over the park. Hotel spotless and breakfast/cocktails excellent! Made lots of lovely memories on this trip including a walk... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well appointed hotel across the road from Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens with exceptional views (particularly from the higher floors) across the park to the Albert Hall. The rooms are clean and well appointed and we have stayed in both the Standard Deluxe and the larger Executive King-size bed types of room and found both extremely comfortable. The restaurant provides a self... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend up in London in August. Fantastic hotel. Reception staff were friendly and couldn't do more to help. The rooms were clean and spacious with a huge double bed! Bathroom was nice with a great shower. Wifi was great. The choice for breakfast was huge with everything you could want and it went on until late... More 

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice feedback and sharing it with us. We are glad you had such a lovely time with us and you enjoyed all of our hotel amenities. Its a pleasure to hear such nice comments about our team here a Thistle Kensington Gardens and I look forward to sharing your feedback with them. Once again thank... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good afternoon, I stayed for one night only. All i can say is: Good location, good facilities. Amazing breakfast!! Although the receptionist was not very patient. I can understand though as I also worked in a hotel :)

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are truly pleased that the location is convenient for you and that you especially enjoyed our breakfast buffet. It is our philosophy to ensure that we provide our guests with the highest standards of product and service at all times. I will personally review the reception team to ensure... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed whilst attending a concert and was a great experience. It was just after we got married and the reception surprised us with free bottle of wine and chocolates which was great. The room was modern, clean and had amazing views of the park. Important note is that you feel safe around the area, walk and exploring. I can't... More 

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a nice comment and congratulations again for your recent marriage! We are happy you enjoyed your night with us here at Thistle Kensington Gardens and that everything was to your satisfaction. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again to Thistle Kensington Gardens in the near future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for two nights in Sept 2016. First impression was a little strange as the hotel is over a petrol station, although the entrance is around the side. Very friendly staff, no issues with check in and they had complimentary cup cakes which was a nice touch. The room was small, adequate but small, mind you your room is only... More 

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are truly pleased to hear that you had such a comfortable stay here at Thistle Kensington Gardens. We pride ourselves on our team and our friendly service so it is with great pleasure I can pass the positive feedback you have given. I am extremely happy... More 

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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2x in this hotel: the 1st 2 nights & our last night in London. Such a great location; just across Hyde Park & the Kensington Gardens. Restaurants of different culinary specialties, pubs, groceries, shops are a block or two away. Subway/tube stations are also nearby. The hotel room is a bit small; I guess real estate in London,... More 

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and that you were particularly happy with the location and the breakfast. Please do contact us directly next time you visit London. We look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Alesund, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel with a great view. We stayed on the top floor and had an amazing view over London. The staff was very helpful. The room were nice and clean. Will definitely consider staying here the next time I go to London.

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

We are grateful for your comments from your recent stay at Thistle Kensington Gardens. Thank you for highlighting the benefits of our location and facilities. It is a delight to hear that you had a great stay, if I can be of any assistance when you stay in London in the future, please contact me directly so I can assist. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thistle Kensington Gardens

Address: 104 Bayswater Road, London W2 3HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $151 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Kensington Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 175
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Thistle Kensington Gardens London, England
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#173 Business Hotel in London
#190 Family Hotel in London
#201 Luxury Hotel in London
#211 Romantic Hotel in London
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