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Hotel London Kensington Managed by Melia

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Hotel London Kensington Managed by Meliá is a four star deluxe boutique hotel a short walk from London's famed museums, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A and Royal Albert Hall. Facilities include wired and wireless internet, fitness suite, restaurant & wine bar, lounge bar and 24 hour room service.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-smoking hotel
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
99Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
7Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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Good value for money hotel, great location, 1 min walk to tube. MK Restaurant great food on Gloucester road, 2 mins walk away, with pub pretty much next door to the restaurant. Rooms are being updated so will be top notch after June 19, till then pay a bit more for superior
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We stayed as a couple in Nov / Dec 18 on three separate occasions which coincided with the handover from Rydges. I have been staying here since my first visit to London in 2012 and my partner even longer and we have always enjoyed our stays. All of their staff are welcoming and
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Response from MeliaHotelsLondon, Public Relations Manager at Hotel London Kensington Managed by Melia
Responded Jan 23, 2019
dear jason t, Thank you very much for sharing your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor! We are honoured to know that you choose our property on a regular basis whilst visiting London and we hope you enjoyed the changes as Melia property. We are also proud to hear that you enjoy the service provided by our courteous staff. Lastly, it is our pleasure to know that you enjoy our convenient location next to Natural History and V&A Museums, Kensington High street and Kensington Palace. We cannot wait to welcome you back in the near future! Kindest regards Guest Experience Team
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The location was perfect, the staff was very comprehensible, the lobby staff were friendly and very good. Unfortunately the elevator wasn’t working but we took the stairs and ate a bit more during our dinner!
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Staff were very helpful. The hotel is in a great location and comfortable. The tube station is steps away from the hotel. The hotel has a lot characters. It is old building with modern comfort. I will stay here again.
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A great choice, especially for business travelers. It is a very pleasant hotel, with facilities to stay at the hotel if not in the mood going out after a difficult day. Food is at a good level, and breakfast really nice. Rooms are small, if booked for a single person, but really
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Response from MeliaHotelsLondon, Manager at Hotel London Kensington Managed by Melia
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Savvy, I would like to extend our gratitude for choosing our Hotel on your most recent visit to London, also for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to read that you had a pleasant stay. The entire team is looking forward to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Francisco Guest Experience Team
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Yes. As long as you don’t mind going up/down one or two steps.
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if breakfast is not included in my rate, how much is a HOT breakfast daily? thanks.
Continental breakfast was included and I think it was 5 pounds to upgrade and probably 10 to have as an add on where no breakfast included
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Yes you can it’s 5 pounds but the buffet is fine
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Can you remember if the full english breakfast was cooked to order or buffet style breakfast.
It was cooked to order. There was a choice of classic English, vegetarian or eggs benedict. It was very nicely cooked and presented. There was also a buffet style continental breakfast with an excellent selection. Hope this helps.
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Yes - there is a full buffet-style English and since you serve yourself, there's no waiting and you should be able to spend a good 30 minutes enjoying your breakfast. The staff are very friendly and helpful, so if you give them the heads-up the night before, you will have extra insurance that nothing goes wrong.
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"My room was at the rear of the building which was quiet but bathroom was small."
"Rooms higher up are quieter"
"On the 4th floor the rooms look very nice and spacious with plenty of light"
"Facing Gloucester Rd on level three or four."
"My room was on floor 1 and it was perfect."
$139 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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