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Kensington Rooms
Ranked #990 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Value for Money”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

OK, so this is probably a 3.5 out of 5 all in all, so I upgraded my score to a 4, as I feel 3 doesn't do it justice. this place doesn't try and be anything special, so if you want just a room in a good location close to Gloucester Road tube, then you can't go wrong here. For £125 for the night I'm certainly not complaining and they have complimentary papers in the morning which is a nice touch.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

As has been said by other contributors the location is perfect to access London and the airport with the Gloucester Rd station around the corner.
The restaurants in the area are fair but he place seems quite safe
The hotel is old and in need of a make over, but there's a supply and demand issue, so at the moment it's not and provided you get a good price through one of the booking agencies.
Staff are fine and will assist if require advice

Room Tip: Free wifi up the road at Cafe Nero
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I recently stayed at The Kensington Rooms while my wife was in hospital nearby having an operation. The proximity to South Kensington and Gloucester Roa tube stations made it an ideal choice. The booking price was reduced heavily and I felt blessed at my luck as I left the booking till quite late in the day. Even when I decided to extend the stay the hotel stuck with a discounted rate.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

After reading the other reviews for this hotel when my company booked me in I was not impressed . However I was pleasantly surprised !! The hotel is in a great location - really close to Gloucester road tube on the circle line. The reception looks great and due to the reviews I asked for a back room, this was not a great request as " we are very full but I will have a look". After a discussion re "is the shower ok in that room (?)" I received my key. Lift up to 1st floor,short walk and a very teeny tiny single room BUT clean tidy all in working order, with a functioning clean ensuite!!! The window opened into a central courtyard and had a wooden blind - I left the window open with the blind down and slept well. Comfy bed pillows and duvet. As a single female traveller this was an ok result. Prob not want to spend too long there or with my hubby but really really ok !!! Breakfast was buffet style but again sufficient to set me back on the tube/days work. I have stayed in 5* before and ok this doesn't compare but for ease and convenience WELL DONE !!!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

My stay at Kensington Rooms in Room 19. The hotel is well positioned along the Cromwell Road, 5 mins walk from Gloucester Road underground station, 10 - 15 mins walk from Harrods. On arrival the staff were pleasant and I have no complaints whatsoever against the staff. My disappointment commenced with the winding route along the ground floor to my allocated room.
1) The corridor was littered with stale bed linen and towels, which left an unfortunate odour.
2) On entering our room there was an unpleasant smell of drains coming through the shower waste.
3) The sink waste didn't work and neither did the light above.
4) The TV (nearly as old as me) was not tuned into many channels and those which were tuned in were many (static) numbers apart.
5) There was a continual vibration in our room coming from the hotel heating system. I am sure this room sits on top of the boiler, as even this freezing Easter, it was far too hot and the radiators were off during our whole stay.
As we were there only one night, I did not complain, however the room we stayed in bore no resemblance to any of the photos on the lastminute.com website.

Room Tip: Do not choose room 19 under any circumstances
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Booked here as our prefference next door was not available. Don't go by the photo's on their web site, the rooms are nothing like what they show. They are filthy dirty, the carpets are full of years worth of dust and dirt. Cabling is unsafe, shower leaks everywhere, the bathroon is dirty, bed is dirty, TV is just a 12" portable with a fuzzy picture and only 5 channels, the room is dark and depressing. The staff are miserable and unhelpful and the breakfast is a joke. They advertise they have a bar, but don't, and they advertise they have cooked or continental breakfast, but dont. When I checked out another customer was complaining about the poor quality of the hotel and the poor breakfast selection only for one of the members of staff on the front desk to actually agree with him. Please, please do not stay here, avoid it like the plague.

Room Tip: No rooms are advisable
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

only stayed here as my preferred choice was full, looked good from the photos! the shower was an experience, the water spraying upwards onto the ceiling and into the light!! no plug in the sink when i wanted to shave! the whole placed looked like it needed a good clean. kept awake by noise of traffic and sirens then the binmen turned up! great location shame about the rest

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Kensington Rooms
Address: 131-137 Cromwell Road | Courtfield Gardens, London SW7 4DU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #990 of 1,064 Hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kensington Rooms 3*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four beautifully restored Victorian town houses, combines contemporary decor with original period features; Kensington District. ... more   less 
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