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The Kensington

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#34 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked for my daughters birthday. She is real 'Beauty and the beast' fanatic and she was not disappointed. It was Absolutely outstanding! Had afternoon tea which we could not fault, all that staff were fantastic and big thank you to all for a very pleasant service. Food and cakes were out of this world and the tea/coffee was lovely too....

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Holywood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at The Kensington Hotel while attending the Chelsea flower show. On the first night we stayed in a superior room but had a few problems. Spoke with the front desk in the morning before going to the show. On our arrival back late afternoon to be told that we had been upgraded what a great surprise, now that is...

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Maarslet, Denmark
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights May 2017 in this wonderful hotel. Nice room, friendly staff, cleanliness in top, nice area, close to museums and Albert Hall. Breakfast very good, buffet, but very good, in quiet resturant. Have no remarks but OUTSTANDING.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights at the Kensington Hotel. It was a lovely time. The location is great, the hotel is classic and beautiful. Rooms are not large but very comfortable. Most impressive was the service: staff is so courteous, helpful and just generally wonderful. Starting from night receptionist who helped with explanation on how to get to hotel from...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing experience, beautiful vintage hotel, great service. Loved the afternoon tea at the romantic lobby. Very friendly concierge. Excellent coffee in room. Note that some rooms are small, if you got one of these, best to complain and you would get another if available.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is great with a nice room, we stayed in room 226 and we loved the room. The staff is very good and attentive especially George and Michael at concierge. We hope to come again in future in south kensington london

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Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kensington is conveniently close to the best museums, public transport, restaurants, and pubs. The staff, especially concierge and reception staff are excellent - nothing was too much trouble. Our room was small but worked well and the lounge areas were comfortable and smartly furnished. The bathroom lacked shelf space for toiletries but was otherwise functional.

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Mr M, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Kensington; we would also like to thank you for highlighting different aspects of the hotel, such as the lounge areas, our location and our fantastic staff. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Kind regards,...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel in a lovely location on London leafy road. Immaculately decorated and furnished with a lovely atmosphere - not too big. On checking in we were asked if our stay was for a special occasion and I mentioned it was our Silver Wedding Anniversary. We checked into our room, fresh with lovely crisp white bedding and towels and on...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Mrs P, On behalf of all the staff at The Kensington I would like to thank you once again for choosing us for such a joyful occasion. I would also like to thank you for your delightful comments about our location, our hotel atmosphere, your experience at our restaurant and our fantastic Front of the House staff. We look...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Kensington for a long weekend.We felt welcome the moment we entered the hotel..Our room was very clean.,the staff was very polite and friendly.The welcome card inviting us to have a free drink at the bar was a special touch.Especially the bar was exquisite and a retreat after a busy day.

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for dedicating a few minutes of your time to share your experience at The Kensington. We really appreciated how nicely you described your overall experience, it was an absolute delight to read your review. We definitely look forward to see you again soon. Yours faithfully, Cristina Garcia Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic hotel provides all the bells and whistles, you don't have a chance of opening the door yourself. Our room was very nice, decent size and a great shower. Internet was strong and the bed actually was good for my back. The hotel opened in 1911, but the building must be much much older. The floors throughout offer wild...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review, we appreciated the time you dedicated to share your experience at The Kensington. It was very nice to hear you enjoyed your stay; it will be our pleasure to have you back with us on your next visit to London. Yours faithfully, Cristina Garcia Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $357 - $675 (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
#34 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
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