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Kensington Gardens Hotel

Kensington Gardens$106*
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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2011

This is a simple, sort of old hotel but good for basics and those on a low budget. The toilet is shared (so outside your room), and before about 8am and after 6pm there is no one at reception so you have to hand in your keys to the sister hotel next door when you leave, then pick them up...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed August 29, 2011

What can i say, the rooms were comfy and warm. The view was fantastic. The staff were pleasant & helpful. No complaints at all really. Clean & luxurious. Would stay there again!

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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed August 26, 2011

The lady at the reception was very nice, friendly and helpful! The hotel is walking distance from Bayswater tube station and is located on a quiet little square. The area is very convenient with cafes and restaurants. The room is clean and tidy. The breakfast is served at the sister hotel just next door. Charming staff, good location and clean...

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6Thank MennaF
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed July 26, 2011

I stayed here on my last night in London, and chose it because of its affordable cost and proximity to the center of London. Many other hotels are FAR more expensive that this, but this was really all i needed. If you have a lot of luggage, it may be tricky, as the room was not very large, but it...

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4Thank jetset2187
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed April 20, 2011

Sure, you have to climb stairs to reach a room on a higher floor. The rooms are small, but not by London standards. Included breakfast is next door at the Best Western, with a marvelous Full English Breakfast (heart attack on a plate) for a slightly extra charge. Staff is wonderful, free wifi throughout the hotel. If you want an...

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1Thank Stephen D
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed April 14, 2011

My bf and i recently stayed in this hotel and we would definitely book this place again in the future. This hotel is located near Bayswater tube station and there are several convenience, pubs and restaurants close by. You are also within walking distance to a coffee shops, a shopping mall, Kensington Gardens, and transit. The hotel is clean with...

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3Thank LittleMissTravelBug
New York City, New York
Reviewed December 16, 2010

This the first time I write a review for anything but I just had to share how charming and cozy the hotel was and decent bargain. It's located in a cute lil' area surrounded by nice homes and trees. I felt safe and secure and once I entered the hotel we met the sweet receptionist. I travelled with my husband...

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5Thank giselakas
Pittsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed October 27, 2010

It was a great place to stay. It's in a super convenient area, close to shops and cafes, as well as the Underground stations. The beds were comfortable, and though the floors were a bit squeeky (and the walls a bit thin), the building has great character and charm! We loved it!

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4Thank orshadow
Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed October 21, 2010

The Good - Clean - Employee(s) only saw one - affordable The "not so good" - doesnt live up to its promises on the website - very small rooms - shower cabin in the room - not in the bathroom

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Seattle
Reviewed October 12, 2010

Kensington Gardens Hotel is a small, very traditional hotel in London. There are no lifts, so be prepared to carry your luggage. The rooms are clean but very small, with no cable tv or A/C, so be prepared in the summer. The employees are very nice and helpful. Next time I'd probably stay at the sister hotel, Best Western Phoenix...

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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: $105 - $183 (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
Kensington Gardens Hotel London, England
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“No lift, so if you have trouble with stairs contact the hotel first.”
neil_sarah_kl, Mar 5, 2017 | Read review
“As there is no elevator to the upper floors you should request a room on the lower level if you have difficulty with climbing”
donnieg816nu, Jan 18, 2017 | Read review
“If you have any specific preference write an e-mail to the hotel, the will provide if possible.”
albamz, Jan 7, 2017 | Read review
“If you have heavy luggage, then try to get a floor on the bottom floors. There isn't a lift.”
Fernmo, Oct 30, 2016 | Read review
“If the traveller has walking problems ask for a room on the ground or first floor.”
iris850, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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