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“Good location, basic facilities and reasonably priced”

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Avni Kensington Hotel
Ranked #715 of 1,069 Hotels in London
York, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
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“Good location, basic facilities and reasonably priced”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed one night in a standard double room. Quite basic accommodation, small room, on 5th (top) floor which because of the sun on the roof above made the room very hot and uncomfortable in the afternoon. I was told that there was no airconditioning in standard rooms. I was offered a fan but declined, opting instead for opening the window and curtains. Still hot at night. Internal walls seemed a bit thin. Bathroom was ok but shower door was broken and did not close properly. The included breakfast was rudimentary to say the least. The only concession to hot food was toast and coffee and tea. The rest was the obligitory sliced ham, processed cheese, one flavour of yoghurt, cereals and fruit. Obviously catering to a spartan European diet. As for the good things, there was free wifi and the location between Gloucester Road and Earls Court is excellent. The price for the one night was £79 which I suppose is not bad for such a good location. Would I stay there again ? I don't think so as there seems to be plenty of other small hotels in the general area.

Room Tip: Certainly in the summer months, ask about an airconditioned room or avoid the top 5th floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

I got upgraded to Executive room with balcony, nice surprise. Room is small but nice. Very friendly staff, lobby could use an upgrade. Be careful if you have them order a taxi in advance, they called a private car that ripped me off big time.

Room Tip: If you get a room on front, it's kinda noisy from the street. Definitely get a superior, cause i...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed at this hotel on the 8th april, when we was looking to visit London there is so much choice on where to stay which makes it difficult and a worry on choosing the right hotel, i came with my b.f for a weekend break from Leeds so we can explore London and see the night life. We actually arrived earlier than the check-in & was greeted by lovely reception staff who allowed us to put our luggage in a secure room (peace of mind). Then grabbed some mcdonalds about 5 minutes walk away.

When we came back we could check-in :)

Room was a decent size for London, clean & presentable. We didn't know where to start in London so found the reception area had loads of leaflets for us! To keep this short, we would stay here again on our next visit and would recommend to all friends and family.

Don't let some of the reviews below change your mind. Its worth the stay! Thanks guys.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed for one night in March. After reading some of the mixed reviews I was initially a little worried about booking the hotel but for £79 for a double room with breakfast I thought I'd give it a try. Needn't of worried at all....arrived early at 1200pm (check in not until 2pm).....Very first thing I noticed was how nice the hotel looked from the outside and it smelt lovely as you walked in.....very polite receptionist stated our standard double was not ready so she gave us a free upgrade to an executive double !! The room itself was very clean, the bathroom very clean.....yes as some people have stated the carpet in some areas near the edges was a little frayed but was hardly noticeable. Bed very comfortable. Hotel in excellent location near Kensington high street and close (approx 15 minute walk) for the Royal Albert Hall, Natural history museum etc. Breakfast was continental with toast, cereal, fruit, ham, cheese and yoghurt....it was adequate but I felt maybe a few pastries would of been better !! All in all a pleasant stay and I would book again.

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

I selected and payed for 1-single room 100 euros -this particular hotel because of the free wifi in all areas-probably the areas dont include the room!!!
basic breakfast - no eggs no decaf coffee
very small room
clean room
polite staff



  • Stayed March 2014
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We stayed here in March 2014 and I can honestly say it's the worst hotel we've stayed in. Our room was in the basement and it was damp, smelly, dark and depressing. The shower head leaked and soaked the entire floor and the only bedding was a thin sheet - we used the towels provided for extra warmth - it was truly that bad. Now to the breakfast - one word: dismal; dirty canteen style, youth hostel vibe, poor continental choice. Think twice before booking this hotel.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Avni Kensington Hotel
Address: 40-44 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4LT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
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Ranked #715 of 1,069 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avni Kensington Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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