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Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill

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4 Princes Square, London W2 4NP England
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Freshly renovated! - Less than a 5-minute walk from Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater and Queensway London Underground stations, Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill is a Grade II heritage-listed townhouse across from private gardens and features Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public places. All bedrooms have flat screen 26 inch TVs installed on 14th July 2018. All bedrooms have an en suite bathroom. Rooms have a contemporary style, with a neutral decor, light wood fittings, and tea/coffee making facilities. With a 24 hour reception, Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill is just a 5-minute walk from Hyde park, Whitley's Shopping Centre and Portobello Road Market - and only 15 minutes walk from Oxford Street and Westfield shopping Centre. The hotel provides a convenient base for visits to London's famous shops, theatres, museums and historic buildings.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
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Complimentary instant cofffee
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Austen K wrote a review Mar 2020
Gatley, United Kingdom1 contribution
I wouldn’t just be able to hear the people next door, I would be in the same room as them. Considering the "fun" they were having this may cause me some marital concern. Frankly I’d get more sleep if I was on a park bench outside. I have stayed in many budget hotels in London with supposedly good tripadvisor reviews, but this one was really nothing special. Small rooms. In need of decorating. Didn't feel particularly clean, I don't understand how anyone could give this a positive review
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Date of stay: March 2020
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David P wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts16 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights at this charming little hotel, and our stay was perfect. The location is great, the daily pastries and cookies delicious and plentiful, and the staff at the front desk couldn’t be nicer and more helpful, especially in light of the fact that I arrived in London with a broken foot. The value of this hotel can’t be beat.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from ManagerKCHNH, Director of Sales at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Nothing delights the team and I more than to hear of a satisfied guests stay. I am glad you enjoyed the fresh pastries on offer and enjoyed our fantastic location. We look forward to welcoming you back for another unforgettable stay at the Kensington Court Hotel, Notting Hill. Yours Sincerely, Mohammed Saloojee General Manager
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Martin W wrote a review Dec 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates34 contributions80 helpful votes
Although a typical London guesthouse in terms of room size and in-house amenities the property is impeccably clean (seemed to have been recently refurbished in contemporary style). It is a very convenient base for those seeking proximity to Westbourne Grove or Hyde Park. The staff were super friendly. I also appreciated fresh pastries in the Reception available all day. I recommend this property and will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from ManagerKCHNH, General Manager at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us and posting a review on this platform. Receiving a wonderful review from a satisfied guest following their stay truly delights us all. Thank you very much for your compliments and rest assured that these have been passed on to team. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Kensington Court Hotel soon for another unforgettable stay with us. Yours Sincerely Mohammed Saloojee General Manager
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Mairiona C wrote a review Nov 2019
Bath, United Kingdom34 contributions10 helpful votes
We arrived at this tall, six storey hotel to find it has no lift. We were assured at reception that this is clearly shown on their website. Really? I've just looked again and can't find any mention! We were offered a room on the very top floor but really didn't want to be traipsing up and down umpteen flights of steep stairs. We were then put into Room 10, which is clearly only intended for single occupancy. One person has to clamber across the bed to get in or out, there is only one cup on the tea tray and the shower room (although spotless) is pint-size. I took this up with the manager next morning and said I felt we were entitled to a discount. He agreed and promised to action. And promised. And promised. Nearly three weeks and several emails later, we're still waiting. Needless to say, won't be going back!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from ManagerKCHNH, General Manager at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all comments both positive and negative as a hotel we can only improve by listening to our customers feedback. The hotel has undergone a change of management and we are committed to deliver exceptional service every time, we are in daily process of improving our standards and our guests’ expectations. Therefore, we regret to know that you were not fully satisfied with your stay with us. Our room sizes and information about the property is updated across our website and all sites. We are committed to sustainability so the guest who was originally suppose to go into room 10 was 1 person we would only put the individual items i.e. one towel, one cup etc this no way detracts from the fact that this should have been checked and replenished when they moved your room. I am disappointed that I was not in charge when you stayed. I would love to change your opinion of the hotel if you wish to discuss anything further feel free to email me manager@kensingtoncourthotelnottinghill.com Yours Sincerely Mohammed Saloojee General Manager
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seattle_andrew wrote a review Nov 2019
Seattle, Washington5 contributions
FOUR REASONS YOU SHOULD STAY AT THIS HOTEL 1. The staff are pleasant, welcoming, helpful, and professional. 2. The hotel is spotlessly clean . . .it’s even got that “feel clean” feeling when you walk in the building, lobby, and room. 3.There’s plenty of hot water and croissants/rolls/muffins almost always available in the lobby, day or night, and the bed was really comfortable. The room had a safe, an iron/board, and soaps and shampoos . . . again, very clean; 4. Great location. Walking distance to both Bayswater and Notting Hill Gate tube stations, buses one block away . . . all around good location and a quiet street with park (private) across the street. FOUR THINGS YOU NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR 1. We stayed in Room 2 downstairs . . . this is ONLY about that room ‘cause we didn’t look at other ones. This was a very noisy place to stay. I’m a light sleeper and asked for a quiet room and, while there was virtually no noise from the neighborhood/street, there was an incredible amount from the hotel itself. NOT from other rooms, though . . . first, there was the almost constant whining/whirring of water pumps (I think) inside the walls and right outside the window. These would come on and off at random times throughout the night but were especially loud in the morning and, on a couple of occasions, became a loud grinding noise. Earplugs basically took care of the whining/whirring but didn’t come close to stopping it when it got “grinding,” which seemed to occur when everyone was up and around using the plumbing in the mornings. Additional note: room 2, turns out, is under the main hallway upstairs so we could sometimes hear people clomping around in the morning. 2. Room 2 was incredibly warm. No heat was on but there was no ventilation either ALTHOUGH there is actually a large window in the room. With the window wide open, the room would eventually cool off but there was no breeze because the window looked out on a kind-of-dirty vestibule of sorts. (Run-off drainage pipes, ladders stored there, etc.) The other problem is that, since there was no screen on this window, you wouldn’t want to leave it open too long because of bugs and, since it’s ground level and other windows/doors open onto the vestibule as well, it’s hard to feel safe with the window wide open. I asked various staff members, a few days in a row, for some sort of fan . . . never got one. There is a radiator in the room — not on yet for winter — which means they can warm the room when necessary but, as I said, no air conditioning/fan/ventilation. 3. The room was actually pretty spacious but be aware that the bathroom, with folding door, is just a couple of feet from the bed. The door closes, so you have privacy, but it’s not exactly “private,” if you catch my meaning. 4. One night, during our stay, the fire alarm kept going off. They would reset it but then it would go off again. The desk person said it was a faulty panel, which was obvious at this point — they did walk the building to make sure — and after a while, basically turned off the system. This was a bit disconcerting ‘cause if there actually WAS a fire, there would be no alarm. It went off two other times the next day but the staff person I spoke with said that it was probably steam from someone’s bathroom ‘cause that happens every once in a while. THREE IMPORTANT POSITIVE FINAL NOTES 1. When I complained about all the noise, on the second day, pre-grinding but post pump whining, the woman at the desk offered to move us upstairs. She said it was a slightly smaller room but would be away from some of those pumps. We were already pretty spread out in the room, and hadn’t heard the grinding noise yet, nor realized how warm the room was going to get at night, but they DID offer . . . I would definitely take them up on it next time or, at least, take a look at the other room. 2. A few days after we returned home, we did get an apology email from the manager about the fire alarm problems. There was a faulty panel and they got it fixed . . . nice to have the follow-up. 3. We would stay here again, assuming the rooms upstairs are far enough away from the pump noise and have windows you could leave open. (Again, very important, they did offer to move us.) The staff, the location, and the value are exceptional.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from ManagerKCHNH, Manager at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We appreciate all your comments both positive and negative as this is how we can look at improving. Especially comments that are valuable insights into room details. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, I will pass your comments to our housekeeping team who will be delighted to read your kind words. Our front desk staff are here to assist from the moment you make your booking till your departure and I am delighted to read that they were helpful to you and professional. We all love the fresh pastries and speciality teas and coffees - I am glad you enjoyed them too. I am delighted you enjoyed our wonderful location. We have recently had a change in management and have conducted a full screening of fire safety procedures and the alarm system. I assure you our guest safety is paramount to me and my team. With regards to a fan all rooms should have one inside the room the fact that nobody checked or gave you one is disappointing for me and one should have been provided / should have been in the room. We have done sound checks with regards to the noise of the pipework you have mentioned as this should not be happening and have worked closely with our plumbing and maintenance to make sure there is no load audible noises. Nonetheless we are delighted to note your points and that you would return to us. Please feel free to contact me for any future stays manager@kensingtoncourthotelnottinghill.com and I will be happy to arrange everything personally. Yours Sincerely, Mohammed Saloojee
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$157 - $478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLondonNotting Hill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill
Which popular attractions are close to Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill?
Nearby attractions include Bayswater (0.2 miles), Prince Edward Pub (0.04 miles), and Anvio VR (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a concierge, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chojo, Unico Gelato & Caffé, and Lokkanta Meze & Barbeque.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Hindi, Romanian, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (2.8 miles), Houses of Parliament (3.1 miles), and Westminster Abbey (3.0 miles).