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“Very good hotel for a city trip to Londen!”

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Thistle Kensington Gardens
Ranked #288 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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“Very good hotel for a city trip to Londen!”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

This hotel was excellent, the location was super and the staf was very nice very clientfriendly. Room was great, we had a room on the 6th floor and with a view on Kensington gardens. One of the hop on hop off bus (bleu line of big bus tour) stoped in front of our hotel! I can recommend this hotel to anyone! You Will get an total expirience.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Knightley
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

I stayed at the Thistle Kensington Gardens for 6 nights in october 2011 , great service , great location ,4 minutes walk to Queensway and Bayswater underground tube , 94 bus into the city only 1 minute walk from the hotel , great breakfast with lots of choice , lots of restaurants down Queensway and a number of lovely English pubs close by , its above the 24 hour Shell station , which was very handy for late night food and drink . i am going back to the Thistle in November 2012 for 6 nights again . Ray Turner Gold Coast Australia

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you have already planned to return!

I look forward to welcoming you back in November.

Kind regards,

Paul Knightley
General Manager
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

It was one night stay and for that the hotel is perfect. We booked executive room so I thought it would be something special but it wasn't. However the room was clean and spacious. As bonuses we got 2 bottles of water and bathrobes. Staff (I've met only one young gentleman at the reception) was VERY nice and helpful =)
I would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our Executive rooms are considerably larger than the other rooms in the hotel and also benefit from a few added touches such as bottled water and bathrobers.

I hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Knightley
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Great views of Hyde park. What seemed like a brand new bedroom, comfortable bed and Great shower. Hop off and on tour bus which stops right outside the door. Helpful concierge for a taxi in the evening. Fantastic service in the bar after the theatre and superb breakfast which we could eat at 11.30 as breakfast runs later on Sunday's apparently... Don't normally write reviews but have stayed in many hotels on business and for a quick weekend retreat with the wife the hotel could not be faulted, perfect.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly the breakfast!

I hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Knightley
General Manager
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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Our room was a little bit on the small side but we expected this after reading the reviews in tripadvisor, plus it was very nice, clean and modern so we were very happy.
We requested a quiet room and we were on the top floor and away from the lifts so it was nice and quiet.

We got an excellent rate through the thistle website, some winter special rate, which had no breakfast but there is a cafe very close to the hotel with very good prices for breakfast.
Also very close to the hotel there is a street with many cafes, restaurants and shops which came in handy for dinner etc by the Queensway tube station. Lancaster gate station is near too, but queensway is closer to the hotel.

As for London, it´s so much fun and there is so much to do and see!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Knightley
General Manager
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

Staff are helpful,friendly & professional. Room furnishings and shower etc excellent. Spoilt by noise from I'll fitting windows and a constant hum from ? Heating duct. Breakfast good though proximity of a waitrose was a plus. Avoid 819.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Thank Superlight584
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. We are currently in the process of improving the seals on all of the windows to reduce the noise levels and I expect this to be completed shortly.

I hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Knightley
General Manager
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We have just returned from an overnight stay at the hotel. We had a lovely time and would certainly recommend the hotel and would stay again. Our room was on the 9th floor with a superb view of the gardens, we found there to be plenty of storage it was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was very good with a good choice. The staff were all very attentive and nothing seemed to much trouble. The hotel's location is very good, just across the way from the park and just down the road from the tube station, there is also a very handy "little Waitrose" at the Shell garage at the bottom of the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank PARKER26
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Thistlehotels, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review, February 27, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad that that you enjoyed your stay with us, particularly the view!
I hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Paul Knightley
General Manager
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Property: Thistle Kensington Gardens
Address: 104 Bayswater Road | Hyde park, London W2 3HL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#172 Business Hotel in London
#189 Family Hotel in London
#210 Romantic Hotel in London
#210 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Kensington Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more   less 
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