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“Cosy and elegant”
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The Kensington
Ranked #34 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 24, 2012

I'm a regular visitor of Kensington Hotel lounge.
I love that chic and elegant interior. Best seats are near the fire place. Once You got it- order white hot chocolate with mashmallows- that's the best thing You can think of on winter evening. It's mouth melting pleasure...quite pricey -5 pounds, but it's worth it !! It includes charming service that always makes You feel welcomed, even if You come for a cup of hot choclate..
Can't wait to visit them again...

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Stayed here for eight nights where the service was great, fantastic location close to a huge aray of resturants as well as two tube stations. The decor is fitting with the era and complimented with 2 open fire places which set the scene.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the street
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

High end interior and exterior. Doorman very helpful without getting in the way. Reception staff were very friendly and knowledgeable; check in was fast and easy. Room was small but very nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed. Climate control was very good in the room and the hotel was very quiet at night. Common areas were high end and new in appearance. Extremely nice hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Value for money stay in a very nice hotel in London. From the reception to the breakfast, the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Small (standard) but confortable and well decorated room.
Free wifi in all the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank MariaJo1204
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We stayed here for one night combining a theatre break and general London sight seeing trip. The hotel is beautiful and the rooms are amazing. A little small but to be expected in this tyle of hotel. The staff were very attentive, we arrived early and our room was not ready so were offered complimentary drinks in the lounge whilst we waited. We would definately return, although would not like to be on the side of the hotel where all the air conditioning units were. They were very noisy and did keep us awake.We should have called down to change rooms but it was late and we were tired from the day out. Overall though a very lovely place to stay.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the front of the hotel to avoid a/c unit noise
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I had the pleasure of spending some time every week for the last 3 months at the Aubrey Bar and I findit very enjoyable and relaxing.
The bar and floor staff are professional , attent and very welcoming,I definetly recommend the afternoon tea and the cocktails , both are amazing!
I hvn't try the food yet , but guests of the hotel suggest me to do it , it is apparently a real treat!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Stayed here with my daughter who attends University in England. Lovely hotel with all the amenities. Close to shopping and good access to the Tube. Staff were more than helpful always. Consierge services were excellent in getting us play tickets, transportation, directions, etc. Room was small by Canadian standards but exceptionally clean (and I'm a clean freak)and well appointed. Kennsington was a very nice district to stay in...lots of restaurants and shops and stores and of course close to Harrods! Will definitely stay here again next time.

Room Tip: May want to ask for larger room if more than one guest...rooms are small but well appointed
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in London
#33 Family Hotel in London
#34 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: $250 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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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