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“This is a terrible hostel (at best)” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill

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Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill
Ranked #417 of 571 London B&B and Inns
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“This is a terrible hostel (at best)”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Booked a double room, received a single bedroom, we had to sleep top to tail for 3 nights
1 shared bathroom for all 5 floors, with no bath mats, everything is wet
No hand basin in the toilet, barely room to sit.
Tiny rickety staircase
Paper thin walls and could hear noise all night
Ridiculously small room, couldn't even open the door
After our booking was lost we waited in reception for over an hour waiting for the rude manager to arrive
No luggage storage room
I wouldn't make my dog sleep here.. But seriously if you pay for and expect a really bad hostel, it's probably ok, but they call themselves a hotel, which is misleading.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

we arrived on friday had booked a room for 2 night and what a room it was filthy the bed was not clean the shower was all mold and you had to hold the shower as there were no hook to hold it .
went to reception and asked if they had anything else they said no and as it was bank holiday we had no choice but stay.We went out for the evening came back and the room was so cold it was warmer outside i complained but nothing was done .Around 3.00 am we were woken by people having a party i looked our of my room and in the passageway there were people drinking and you cold smell the drugs as there is no phones in the room i called reception on my mobile and told them what was going on and they said they would take care of it nothing happened again and it went on to 5.am . When i went to breakfast i saw a syringe in the passageway so its a real drug den for party goers no point to com plane again .The Breakfast is something else all dried up pancakes and bread from the local tesco i saw the girl open it up some of it must have been days old there was mold on the pancakes . We booked this hotel at the last minute and was surprised to get somewhere but once you are there its no surprise you have to be crazy to book this hotel full of druggys filthy please never stay in this place.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

the rooms are way too small, it's dirty, the windows are broken, the bathrooms are disgusting, it's old and shabby. Great Location and friendly staff. The quadruple room has one double bed and one smaller double bed crammed against each other and there is no room to stand up in between.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

As everywhere in Bayswater was full there was this hotel that had rooms. It was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in no wonder they had rooms available. There is no lift and climbing the stairs on the top floor was suicidal for me in my thirties and of good built. Room was totally basic. Breakfast was nothing to talk about. Staff looked very miserable. Owner must be paying them below minimum wage and expecting hard work. Don't ever stay in this hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Devizes
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed here one night with a friend. The room was small but clean. I liked the Samsung television on the wall, tea and coffee making facilities and in a lively area so loads of places to eat out. The staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. We were on the fourth floor which was a bit of a hike but not impossible!

Room Tip: Make sure you say upfront if you need a ground floor room as there are lots of stairs!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This wasn't a bad hotel. The staff was very friendly. They are located close to the Bayswater Tube station, and not far from many pubs and restaurants. The room itself (we booked a quad) was not bad, good sized and "adequate" for one night. The only thing I can complain about is that we were on the fifth floor with NO ELEVATOR!!! We had to haul our luggage up four flights of stairs... It was an adventure! This hotel also seems very much like a hostel, lots of young college aged kids and Americans (like us). I did notice there were shared bathrooms on one of the floors, thankfully we had our own. They have free "breakfast" in the morning, basically it's coffee, tea, juice and a whole lot of bread. Only bread. But, it's better than nothing! All in all it wasn't bad for the price, just be prepared to get your exercise going up and down stairs. Definitely not for older people or anyone with a disability.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed at this hotel with my boyfriend for three nights, we arrived, staff seemed polite and friendly, got to our room which was a twin, and I had definitely booked a double, which is a bit awkward for a young couple. We only got moved to a double room on the last night of the stay, and weren't offered a discount of any sort. The 'double bed' was not a double, just a slightly larger single bed in an incredibly cramped room. The whole hotel is on a slant and doesn't seem stable at all, electrical fittings were hanging off the walls. Housekeeping staff were incredibly rude. The only plus sides to this hotel are the location, it's cheap for London, but it's more like an expensive hostel than an actual hotel. I'd avoid this hotel if you want to enjoy your stay in London and will NEVER be returning.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill

Property: Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill
Address: 4 Princes Square, London W2 4NP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #417 of 571 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly Refurbished! - Less than a 5-minute walk from Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater and Queensway London Underground stations, Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill is a Grade II heritage-listedtownhouse across from private gardens and features Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public places. All bedrooms will have flat screen 26 inch TVs installed by 14th July 2012.Most bedrooms have an en suite bathroom and others share bathroom facilities. Rooms have a contemporary style, with a neutral decor, light wood fittings, and tea/coffee making facilities. A continental breakfast buffet is available daily, including Croissants, French pastries, cereals and juices.With a 24 hour reception, Kensington Court Hotel Notting Hill is just a 5-minute walk from Hyde park, Whitley's Shopping Centre and Portobello Road Market - and only 15 minutes walk from Oxford Street and Westfield shopping Centre. The hotel provides a convenient base for visits to London's famous shops, theatres, museums and historic buildings. ... more   less 
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