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Holiday Inn London - Kensington

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northampton
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Greeted by a very pleasant Doorman who took our case to reception where a very polite professional team member checked us in. Our room was large and comfortable, the well equipped accessible bathroom/wet room was an added bonus. (Unfortunately it got rather too wet as the drain was a little slow, but not a huge issue) Excellent location just 5...

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Brussels
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've stayed in this hotel several times over the years, the first time when it was called Kensington Close and wasn't even part of a hotel chain. This time I arrived in London in the morning, and was able to check in, even though it was only about 9:30. Such a blessing! Great service - people seemed to appear out...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came back from a long weekend in London stayed at this hotel and let me tell you it was great.A 10/15 minute bus ride from all the main attractions. The hotel is really lovely very spacious dining and bar area, the breakfast was great everything you could wish for with plenty of staff all of whom were very pleasant. The...

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel in conjunction with a visit to the Royal Albert Hall, for which the location is ideal, and somewhat cheaper than the hotels recommended by the RAH. It's very grand inside, and the doorman was particularly helpful when we arrived. The room was comfortable, but not exactly spacious. The bed was comfortable and it was quiet through...

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived early and room was not ready so left luggage and went for a walk along Kensington high street, which was only a two minute walk away. Stayed for 2 nights and although room was a little bit small it was well set out. Breakfast was good but the toaster too a long time and bread was not very brown...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was there for a total of one week. The first 5 days I asked first for a king sized bed. It was two beds pushed together ( not great if the party is a couple). I was locked out of my room 6 out of the 5 days. The manager blamed me for having it close to other cards....

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms are clean, tidy and well maintained. Pillows were hard but reception arranged a prompt replacement. Staff are friendly and helpfull. The rooms are small and 9only just manageable. Good location. Overall a goid stay.

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Rochford, Essex, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed as IHG Platinum and one of the closest hotels to the Royal Albert Hall. I wanted a room for the night for a decent nights sleep after a concert that i could have a good shower in the morning before heading off to work. The room was a small double as no upgrade available and on the 1st floor...

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Chris M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn London - Kensington, responded to this review

Dear UK_Yankee_fan, Thank you so much for your review your experience of our hotel. We appreciate your loyalty and recognition for IHG® Rewards Club Members as you’re a Platinum Member. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We very...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a Saturday. Very nice, clean and modern. Brand new. The basic room is fairly small but it's nice and clean. I had a problem with my tv that I noticed around 1am once I got to my room so phoned reception and the night staff were very helpful and I was moved to a...

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Chris M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn London - Kensington, responded to this review

Dear NeilNutbeam, Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted that overall you had a good experience however I am very sorry to hear that you had a few issues. I am glad though that they were resolved to your satisfaction. I hope I will have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon in...

Bathgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a young couple this was our first trip to London (back in December 2016) as excited as we were to get a long awaited break away from work and studies and enjoy the city of London it was quickly brought to a halt upon arrival, we booked this hotel when it was under the name "Kensington Close Hotel &...

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Chris M, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn London - Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Jarran97, Thank you for taking the time to convey your comments regarding your recent experience with us. We are sorry that you were no informed of our rebranding to Holiday Inn. Our communication to you must have slipped through our nets. As most international hotels, we do also require a deposit for incidentals and extras. This is designed to...

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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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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holiday Inn London - Kensington is a beautiful 4-star hotel centrally located near Kensington High Street tube station and a short walk from Kensington Palace & Gardens, Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court and the West End. The Hotel has 708 well-equipped non-smoking bedrooms including Executive bedrooms and Suites. Enjoy fresh seasonal dishes in the brasserie or a drink in the sunny private garden. Business traveller's appreciate the powerful WiFi service, wide ranging room service menu and an executive lounge for VIPs too. State of the art meeting facilities for up to 250 delegates are ideal for meetings, dinners and weddings. Shopping at Westfield and Oxford Street is a short distance away. Imagine Health Club and Spa includes a fantastic new gym and an 18 metre swimming pool with sauna, steam rooms and jacuzzi. The Spa offers an enticing selection of massage, facial and beauty treatments with our expert therapists. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn London - Kensington

Address: Wrights Lane | Kensington, London W8 5SP, England (Formerly Kensington Close Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $178 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn London - Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 708
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Also Known As:
Kensington Close London
Hotel Kensington Close
Kensington Close Hotel London
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#69 Spa Hotel in London
#358 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Get a room near the lifts. It's like a warren upstairs and signs back to the lifts are non-existent.”
T8726KEmarcb, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I am not sure if there is a good room. Was quite noisy with the staff slamming the doors every morning.”
juliejJ1806RI, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Nothing negative about this exceptional hotel”
adrianh301, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Low floor, to avoid the elevators!”
751keithn, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 8034 is a very large Executive King room on the top floor. it is very quiet and has very good views and good wi-fi.”
320PeterS320, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
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