Stayed for two nights on a combined business/pleasure trip. The location close to Earls court exhibiton center was one of the criteria for choosing this hotel, and the good reviews and high ranking made the choise even easier.
We got a room without proper windows at first, and immediately asked for a change. Another room was available and prepared in an hour. I think the room with no windows (only two small openings with shutters and no view) probably should be sold at a very much lower price and with proper information. I think very few would be comfortable here, but some may be happy to pay less for an otherwise acceptable room on the 1st floor) Only an advise, because the stay in itself was perfect. Newly beautifully refubished, the colours and furnishings are exquisite and creates a warm and welcoming environment. Taxi had barely stopped before the doorman had picked our suitcases up with a smile and a welcome. Breakfast, oh, breakfast! My only regret was that I could not eat as much as I desired of all these delicacies. Coffee probably the best I have ever got in a hotel. I'm extremely sensitive about my coffe, and very few hotels pass "the test" for me. (We travel quite a bit) The head waiter (?) was all smiles, realxed helpfulness (remembered our name the second day and the hotel was packed) and a little well-placed humour. All these tings are often underrated, but adds up to form your mood for the day. We got ready for the day happy and smiling, and in no need for lunch!
Bed was so good I tended to want to go home early! A down filled duvet light as a cloud instead of the sheet &blanket. Heavenly. Stay here!
- 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