I cannot say how much I loved this hotel! Although I have always wanted to visit London, I almost did not want to leave this hotel!
We arrived on a very rainy Tuesday from Paris, and we were met with a remarkable bellman with umbrellas and helped us in with our luggage. I was amazed by the lobby and the beautiful detail put in to making it rich and welcoming. They even had candles lit to make it cozy and warm. We were greeted with hot towels and check in was fast and easy. We were escorted to our room (a superior room located on the 3rd floor) and given a brief tour of the hotel so we knew where to go for what.
The room is beautiful and very clean. More than enough room to be comfortable and the bed was made with rich thread count sheets. The bathroom is well appointed and a very nice size. The double door closet has a motion activated light and dressing mirrors along with a stocked mini-fridge and coffee/tea products.
All of the hotel employees remembered our names and our drinks. The staff were of the highest calibur and I was very impressed each and every one.
I had tea in the amazing lobby every afternoon and came down before bed for chamomile tea. The tea service and lobby is luxury. We had dinner there and the food was top notch.
The location is prime for the bus, tube and taxis. Walking around the corners finds great shopping and dining.
Every night, we had turn down where we were welcomed in our room to soft lighting, music and very yummy truffles.
I would recommend this hotel to everyone and can not say enough of how much I enjoyed our stay.
- 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