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The Kensington

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel was wonderful! Staff was extra friendly. Great area around the hotel as well ! Many food options and easy access to the tube! Basically everything is nearby and if not, it's about 20 minutes on the tube. Definitely would recommend.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing service, really lovely experience. Every one was so accommodating and kind-- for good food, friendly staff, and a beautifully classic atmosphere, tea here is definitely a must. Big thanks to George for making our visit extra enjoyable!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great service all round, lovely room, lovely staff- shoutout to George! Great food and a nice bar to have a drink at after a long day out in the town. Come here multiple times now, it's the only place to stay!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Mother-daughter trip to London! Super hotel design interior and cozy lounge atmosphere. The gentlemen in the lobby were so friendly, always smiling and making conversation. George, Ronny and Martins made our stay extraordinary!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i stayed 7night. Our first arrival was mixed up by hotel.com which hotel front desk have us called to fix it but no avail. Sonwe had to take the breakfast deal included evevthough we had to leave very esrly gor Day Tour each day.. Roberta st front desk eased our updet by srranging the room eith garden view we asked...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We landed at The Kensington when our Airbnb had a problem which precluded our stay. Our host arranged for us to come here and we could not have been more delighted by our entire experience. Rooms are well appointed and very comfortable, public spaces are gorgeous and perfect for gathering and raising a glass with friends. All the staff are...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Kensington came highly recommended by someone who stayed there many years ago, with a very affordable room rate and the hotel centrally located it was an easy decision to book this hotel. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly staff who catered to our every request and continued the excellent service for the duration of our stay. The rooms...

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Greeted with a smile and hot hand towel. Friendly staff all around. Bar was good with drinks prices comparable to other places. Room was comfortable with all amenities needed. Location close to many restaurants - not very close for shopping, but buses are on every corner and cheap! - Get an Oyster card. Recommend to others!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I was lucky to stay at The Kensington for 4 days on a business trip The staff starting with the delightful concierge dressed in top hat at the door were so friendly and welcoming and also extremely helpful. My room was spotless and heaters on ready for my arrival so very warm and cosy with the most comfortable bed and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed at The Kensington previously and this has seriously become my London home for both work and personal trips. The property is beautiful, well located and the staff very friendly and attentive. On this and previous trips, George has gone above and beyond! He's become a very good friend keeping me up to date in places to see,...

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located in leafy South Kensington and just moments from Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Sloane Square, The Kensington offers 150 unique and stylish guestrooms and suites. London's largest townhouse suite (approx 2,000 sq ft), roll top baths and four-poster beds are truly befitting of this Regency quarter. The Town House bar & restaurant and a magnificent lounge area comprised of period drawing rooms offer a traditional but contemporary setting for afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners. Our guestrooms are individually decorated in an elegant townhouse style, using sumptuous fabrics, deep upholstery and an eclectic mix of contemporary art and furnishings. The atmosphere is relaxed throughout, with the engaging and innovative service creating the ambiance of a smart private members club. All rooms include flat screen TVs, air conditioning, luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Kensington

Address: 109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $365 - $803 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Kensington Hotel London
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#20 Business Hotel in London
#33 Family Hotel in London
#35 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
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“have latest update booking with u, Have most update reservation doc with u. we asked for high floor and got second floor”
sopapanr, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the upper floors for a better chance of a view.”
Bellagio62, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for high floor , work was being done on low floors and was very noisey , room was small too.”
jackien242, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get the biggest room possible as standard rooms are small”
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“Room with king beds tend to be larger.”
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