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Kensington Gardens Hotel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for one night while attending Proms in the Park. The location is excellent for Hyde Park and Bayswater. It's also in a very quiet Georgian garden circle. First impressions are very positive. . clean, sophisticated aura. However, if you are located on the upper floors, it's hard work with luggage as there are no lifts (we went... More 

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durham
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from our stay we had 3 double rooms booked all clean and well maintained. Staff were lovely and very welcoming. Location was good 2 mins from bayswater tube but that was one of the slowest stations so we choose to use queensway 2 mins further away. Quiet street and will definitely return. Beware of the stairs!!! Very hard... More 

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for awarding Kensington Gardens Hotel your top-score! We are delighted to know that Kensington Gardens Hotel suited your requirements and hope to welcome you back to stay next time you visit London. More 

Tacoma, Washington
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived after 9pm and the door was locked. There is a notice on the wall saying to go next door at the Phoenix Hotel to check-in. Once I checked in and received my key, I walked back to the door and couldn't open it. I couldn't figure out how to get the door open so I just kept pressing... More 

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Kensington Gardens hotel; your comments are very useful to us as we look for ways in which improve the service we provide. It is well advertised on all channels selling our rooms, that the reception services are managed from Phoenix Hotel during evenings and nights. We hope to welcome... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kensington Gardens Hotel is a wonderful hotel in a great area. The hotel was very clean and quaint and the staff couldn't be more accommodating. For the price, you can't beat it. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending Kensington Gardens Hotel and for awarding your top score! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located in a flat in a wonderful part of London. The hotel is close to the action of downtown but also slightly removed. It is on a quiet, tree lined street. It is very close to two tube stations. It was about 20-30 minutes to Tottenham Court Rd and Covent Garden on the tube. I don't recommend... More 

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to know that Kensington Gardens Hotel suited your requirements and hope to welcome you back to stay next time you visit London. More 

Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I stayed in the Kensington Gardens Hotel now for the second time (2 nights end of September). It was equally good this time as the last. I had a single room which, though small, had all I needed. This time I had a room on the ground floor which suited me very well. The only down side was in the... More 

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending Kensington Gardens Hotel and for awarding your top score! We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon! More 

England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

The greeting on arrival at this hotel was one of the friendliest I've experienced! It's small, quiet and very clean. As previous reviewers have mentioned it's the sister hotel of The Phoenix next door, and after 5pm you pick up your key and gain entry etc via their desk. This arrangement sounded like a bit of a faff, but actually... More 

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to know that Kensington Gardens Hotel suited your requirements and hope to welcome you back to stay next time you visit London. More 

Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

Basic hotel - affiliated with teh Phoenix a few doors down. Like an overflow building for the phoenix (although somehow not quite). No evening reception (use the Phoenix). If it's a warm night this place is unbearably hot. Staff were friendly and helpful. Clean-ish - bathroom was good. Honestly would not look to return if I could go elsewhere.

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Kensington Gardens hotel; your comments are very useful to us as we look for ways in which improve the hotel. It is well advertised on all channels selling our rooms, that the reception services are managed from Phoenix Hotel during evenings and nights. We are sorry that you were... More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting away from busy Kensington High Street. Service professional and efficient. Food tasty, well served. Good menu selection. Bar service was good, I always like when olive & nuts are served with drinks. Would be happy to recommend.

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It seems you may not have intended to write this review for Kensington Gardens Hotel at 9 Kensington Gardens Square W2 4BH? In any case, we would love the opportunity to welcome you next time you stay in London. More 

Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

My friend and I stayed at Kensington Gardens Hotel for 5 nights in the middle of July, and we loved it. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. As it is the sister hotel to Phoenix Hotel (literally right next next door) you do have to go to Phoenix for breakfast... More 

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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to know that Kensington Gardens Hotel suited your requirements and hope to welcome you back to stay next time you visit London. More 

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As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighborhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Gardens Hotel is a 17 bedroom 2 star central London hotel, located 5 minutes walk from Hyde Park. Bayswater and Queensway underground stations are both within a few minutes walking distance. The hotel is centrally situated for both the business executive and the holiday-maker, with the West End and its shops and theatres within easy reach. Free Wi-Fi is always included when making a reservation with Kensington Gardens Hotel. Check-in time is from 1 pm onward. There is a complimentary luggage storage facility at the hotel. Reception is manned from 8 am to 5 pm. The reception at Phoenix hotel, next door at 1-8 Kensington Gardens Square, will assist during other hours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kensington Gardens Hotel

Address: 9 Kensington Gardens Square, London W2 4BH, England (Formerly TOP Hotel Kensington Gardens)
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Price Range: $80 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kensington Gardens Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Kensington Gardens Top Hotel
Top Hotel London
London Top Hotel
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“If you have heavy luggage, then try to get a floor on the bottom floors. There isn't a lift.”
 of 5 bubbles Fernmo, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“If the traveller has walking problems ask for a room on the ground or first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles iris850, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“No elevator - lots of stairs so go for a room as low down as you can.”
 of 5 bubbles Urbanaut, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Do note that there is no lift/elevator, so if you have many or heavy bags, you may want to request a lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles U7194HElorib, Sep 7, 2016 | Read review
“Don't know, only stayed once.”
 of 5 bubbles 726WilliamJ, Jul 14, 2016 | Read review
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