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    The Kensington

    109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
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    • Excellent74%
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    Reviewed yesterday

    I have stayed here several times. The staff always makes me feel welcome and the hotel itself is beautiful. Location is great - you can easily run through Hyde park from here. It is my favorite hotel bar. Excellent drink selection and a cool old...More

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    Thank Jonathan S
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    My wife and I came to London for our 1st anniversary! The Kensington was a perfect place to call home while we were visiting London. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very friendly and accommodating. George always greeted us with a smile and a...More

    Thank BSMS883
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We had a delightful stay. The location is great. Our room was very comfortable, the ambiance was fantastic, meals and drinks were great, We found the staff were all very professional. The Concierge was incredibly helpful, in fact the entire staff went out of their...More

    Thank TBuckley_AIA
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    If you are looking for spacious rooms this is not the place for you ... If you are looking for great staff and comfortable and charming lobby and bar this is the place. We spent many meetings having tea or a glass of wine. I...More

    Thank TravelersChoiceGirl
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    As soon as I heard that The Kensington were doing a themed afternoon tea I just HAD to book it. Obviously it has been very popular so booking was tricky but I did finally get a date for April 19th. Myself and my best friend...More

    Thank CSym
    The Ampersand Hotel
    3,078 reviews
    #43 of 1,090 hotels in London
     
    The Nadler Kensington
    3,579 reviews
    #62 of 1,090 hotels in London
     
    The Montague on The Gardens
    4,018 reviews
    #11 of 1,090 hotels in London
     
    Crowne Plaza London Kensington
    2,256 reviews
    #137 of 1,090 hotels in London
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Airport Transportation
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • USD 280 - USD 663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #20 Business Hotel in London
    • #33 Family Hotel in London
    • #35 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #50 Romantic Hotel in London
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    Nearby
    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
    ...More
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    BONNIETRAVELSFOREVER
    HI, What rooms have a balcony or patio ?
    24 April 2017|
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    Response from CristinaGTejedor | Property representative |
    Dear Bonnietravel, Four of our Luxury Studio Suites have a private balcony. If you wish to have a balcony, please contact us as soon as you create your booking and we will add it to your requests. Kind regards, Cristina... More
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    Jumeeny
    Do you have down pillows (in addition to the down duvets that you mention on your website)? Thank you for your prompt response.
    8 April 2017|
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    Response from CristinaGTejedor | Property representative |
    Dear Jumeeny, I can confirm we do have down pillows for our guests. Just let us know once you make your reservation, and we will be delighted to add the comments for you. Kind regards, Cristina G Tejedor Guest Relations... More
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    braverman15
    Hello, What type of airport transportation is provided at this hotel? Is there an airport shuttle that runs to / from LHR airport? Is there a cost for two people ? Looking for a hotel that could provide a return trip to / from airport. thanks
    21 March 2017|
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    Response from DCoro | Reviewed this property |
    Best way to and from the airport is UberX, Heathrow express is fast but then you'll have to catch a taxi from Paddington Station to the hotel, and taxis are a lot more expensive than UberX. Or you can take the tube... More
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    "The hot chocolate is great!"
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    "Ask for a room on the upper floors for a better chance of a view."
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    "Go for high floor , work was being done on low floors and was very noisey , room was small too."
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    "get the biggest room possible as standard rooms are small"
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