My wife and I had the privilege of staying at The Kensington Hotel, Doyle Group, 109-113 Queens’ Gate, London SW& 5LR for nine days departing May 7, 2011. We found the hotel charming, very clean and service oriented. Our room was a Studio Suite which was large and the bathroom was done in black and white marble with a full size tub, walk in shower, double sink and a bidet and was luxurious. The bed was very comfortable. The hotel surprised us with a bouquet of a dozen red roses the first day of our stay. Every evening we received a thermos of tea and a sweet treat. The sitting area in the hotel was very pleasant and served quality food which was available throughout the day including a very nice restaurant. The staff went out of their way to please and to make our stay very pleasant. The concierge arranged for us to be picked up at the airport and to take us back upon our departure and enabled us to charge it to our room. There is a safe in the room large enough for a lap top computer. One day I inadvertently left the safe open and when we returned at the end of the day its contents were intact.
The hotel’s location is ideal with a short walk to South Kensington Station. There are a large number of restaurants and services in the area including laundry, grocery stores, banks, money exchange, drug stores, deli, news stand and even a Starbucks. We felt very comfortable in the area and enjoyed the local pub and several of the restaurants. The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Museum of Natural History and the Science Museum were all within easy walking distant to the hotel.
I had done much research on picking the best hotel at the best value and I could not have been happier. I hope we have an opportunity to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located in leafy South Kensington and just moments from Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Sloane Square, The Kensington offers 150 unique and stylish guestrooms and suites. London's largest townhouse suite (approx 2,000 sq ft), roll top baths and four-poster beds are truly befitting of this Regency quarter. The Town House bar & restaurant and a magnificent lounge area comprised of period drawing rooms offer a traditional but contemporary setting for afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners. Our guestrooms are individually decorated in an elegant townhouse style, using sumptuous fabrics, deep upholstery and an eclectic mix of contemporary art and furnishings. The atmosphere is relaxed throughout, with the engaging and innovative service creating the ambiance of a smart private members club. All rooms include flat screen TVs, air conditioning, luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kensington Hotel London
- The Kensington London, England