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Thistle Kensington Gardens

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Jerusalem Israel
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fine, comfortable and clean hotel, overlooking Hyde Park. Good breakfast. Don't take connecting rooms unless you want to hear the neighbors. Wi-Fi is free but unfriendly. Keeps cutting off. Friendly staff will help you to fix it - but why not offer a better quality connection in the first place. Due to the storm in New York...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my sons on their very first trip to London and chose this hotel due to location. Directly across from Kensington Park, bus stop and underground less than 5 minutes away on foot and plenty of eateries nearby. We found the room clean, comfortable and quiet even though we faced the main road. The buffet breakfast ticked all the boxes...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We travelled up to watch the Eng vs Italy 6 Nations match. Handy location with a couple of tube stations nearby and just above hyde park. Decent breakfast, friendly staff and room. No complaints at all. Good job!

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and that you were particularly happy with our team and our breakfast. Please do contact us directly next time you visit London. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had booked 5 rooms and a dinner for thirteen people on this get together. We were meeting up with a group of people we met on a trip to Italy in 2015. What an amazing time we had. The staff at the hotel went above and beyond to make the evening very special. Sandor the F&B manager could not...

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a nice comment and sharing it with us! We are happy you enjoyed your night with us here at Thistle Kensington Gardens and that everything was to your satisfaction. It is great to learn our team had all displayed such an impression throughout your visit to ensure you could have an enjoyable stay and...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here recently for a nearby conference and all worked very well. The Hotel is good value price wise and booking was reliable and efficient as was reception. Rooms was clean and well equipped and everything worked. When I lost a shirt button the staff immediately provided a kit for me to fix it. Room has all the usual fittings...

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and that you were particularly happy with the location and the room. It will be a pleasure passing your positive feedback to our team (especially Michael). Please do contact us directly next time you visit London. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service, great location seconds away from Bayswater underground, nice and relaxed bar area but that's it for £170 a night. Clean, modern and relaxed though the rooms are TINY even by London standards!!

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are truly pleased to hear that you found your stay at Thistle Kensington Gardens comfortable and you found our location convenient for your visit to London. Its a pleasure to pass on your feedback to the team in regards to the service they delivered.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a recent trip to London having stayed here prior to renovations. For a hotel that has been renovated the rooms are very standard and poor quality. Hotel is perfectly located (beside Kensington Gardens and 2 underground stations - central line and circle and district line. Also 10 minute walk from Paddington) Beds aren't comfortable at all -...

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Following your recent stay here at Thistle Kensington Gardens, I would like to thank you for having taken the time to post your comments. It is our passion to ensure that we provide our guests with the highest standards of product and service at all times. We apologise for the disappointment you have felt regarding the room amenities and the...

Ferragudo, Portugal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are really worn and old. Carpets dirty , walls breiking. Also all noise can be heart really clear. Lift so small that 2 persons just and just can fit in. Bed in the room so hard that it was difficult to sleep. When asking another madress on the top to have it softer- they did not have spare! Kingsize...

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got this hotel through one of the travel sites for a absolute bargain! The rooms are quite small but very comfy! The hotel looks on to Hyde park and is a very beautiful hotel inside. Right next to Notting hill and Kensington it was perfect and had parking on site too!

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and that you were particularly happy with the location. Please do contact us directly next time you visit London. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thistle kensington Gardens hotel has a good location with some rooms facing the garden. The hotel rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I was initially a little apprehensive as the hotel has a gas station right next to it. However it was not a problem. On the whole, good comfortable hotel.

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909rossj, Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us and that you were particularly happy with the service our team provided. Please do contact us directly next time you visit London. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more   less 

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Address: 104 Bayswater Road, London W2 3HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $206 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Kensington Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 175
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Thistle Kensington Gardens London
Hotel Style:
#172 Business Hotel in London
#189 Family Hotel in London
#210 Romantic Hotel in London
#221 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Beware of connecting rooms unless you want to hear your neigbours”
 of 5 bubbles trikoJerusalemIsrael, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Opt for a higher floor as it is located on a busy main road”
 of 5 bubbles MushyMarsh, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request high floor room”
 of 5 bubbles tnkrbelldcu, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“odd numbered rooms look over park but are usually exec rooms”
 of 5 bubbles lorraineb748, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher Floors will give you a chance of better park views.”
 of 5 bubbles JamieKariuki, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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