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Kensington Gardens Hotel
Ranked #425 of 1,077 Hotels in London
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I think it is cheaper than similar hotels as there is no lift and hundreds of stairs - not for the unfit! However, it is clean and everything in order and the location is lovely: Short walk from Queensway on Central Line and even shorter walk to Bayswater on District/Circle so one can get to Oxford Street, Knightsbridge, Victoria station.. in minutes. the walk from the stations are down a busy, well lit high street with a variety of shops so it is a safe walk home at night. The hotel is a 1 min walk from high street opposite a leafy square. We had a big fan in the room which was most welcome due to the hot weather and the bed was very comfy. This isn't a luxury hotel for which you would pay two or three times as much, but more than adequate for a couple of days in London. I think cleanliness and location are important and it leaves you more funds for shopping!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stayed in London for a couple of days. The location of the hotel is very convenient and we enjoyed our stay very much. The room was small but very clean; buffet-breakfast was very good. There is no elevator, but that keeps you fit. Receptionist was very friendly and helpful. Walking distance from Hyde Park and good access to tube and lots of eateries around. Very much recommended. We hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Kensington Gardens Hotel next time you visit London.

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

We arrived early in the morning and the lovely lady on reception allowed us to check in early. This a great location close the train stations, shopping strip and Hyde Park. The only negatives where that our room was on the 4th floor and there was no lift, the room was very cramped, the shower was not great and the hair dryer did not work. However the generosity and helpfulness of the lady at reception somehow made it worth it.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

A great location but one of the nicest stays I have had in London, We eat at the Hotel a couple of times and the food and service are what you expect - we had a park facing room and this made the stay all the better.

Easy car parking and a credit to the staff.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Kensington Gardens Hotel next time you visit London.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel. It was clean and had all the basic amenities we needed. Rowshanak was very friendly. It wasn't a problem going next door for the key or for breakfast. Breakfast was very basic. The room we had on the front was a bit noisy at night because of neighbours; a room on the back would probably be quieter. The biggest plus was the location. It was within a few minutes walk of two good tube stations, lots of restaurants, and an easy walk to Hyde Park.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix H, Guest Relations Manager at Kensington Gardens Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to either Kensington Gardens Hotel or Phoenix Hotel next time you visit London!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Very clean room and bathroom, professional staff, good continental breakfast included. Be sure to shower at night to avoid the range of water temperatures and be prepared to climb the stairs. Bayswater/Notting Hill Gate location a little inconvenient for site-seeing, but overall an excellent value.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kensington Gardens Hotel

Address: 9 Kensington Gardens Square, London W2 4BH, England (Formerly TOP Hotel Kensington Gardens)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#379 Family Hotel in London
Price Range: $89 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kensington Gardens Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kensington Gardens Hotel is a 17 bedroom 2 star central London hotel, located 5 minutes walk from Hyde Park. Bayswater and Queensway underground stations are both within a few minutes walking distance. The hotel is centrally situated for both the business executive and the holiday-maker, with the West End and its shops and theatres within easy reach. Free Wi-Fi is always included when making a reservation with Kensington Gardens Hotel. Check-in time is from 1 pm onward. There is a complimentary luggage storage facility at the hotel. Reception is manned from 8 am to 5 pm. The reception at Phoenix hotel, next door at 1-8 Kensington Gardens Square, will assist during other hours. ... more   less 
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