We stayed at The Kensington Hotel for our wedding night and although the whole experience was not cheap, it certainly made for a really special and glamorous stay. We managed to book a 3 nights for the price of 2 deal in a suite which is a beautiful large room. Even this was expensive so we would not have been able to afford it at full price. However, we had a fantastic time. We had a room on the first floor which was beautiful with a four poster bed & floor to ceiling windows all round. The room and the rest of the hotel was beautifully decorated and feels incredibly luxurious. The separate bathroom was big & had a free standing bath with a flat screen tv at one end so you could watch tv whilst in the bath - how decadent! It also had 2 sinks (1 each!), a separate shower & a separate toilet.
We were very well looked after in the hotel, the management put a complimentary plate of petit fours & a bottle of Moet in our room for after the ceremony which was so nice to come back to after our wedding day. We also invited a lot of our friends back to the hotel bar where we drank & partied until 1am. Some of our friends were a wee bit drunk by then and getting a bit loud but the hotel were very understanding and just looked after us. (probably because we were spending so much on alcohol!)
Breakfast was good and big - you can either have it in your room or in the restaurant, we did both and they were equally as good. Its also a great location with the Kings Road nearby and walking distance to Hyde Park and all the museums (V&A, natural history & science) at South kensington.
The only downside was that there is some traffic noise in the rooms as its on a main road so bring your ear plugs just in case!
All in all we had a lovely stay and would recommend this hotel for a special occasion - if you can afford it that is!!
- 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