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The Villa Kensington

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Ideal location for many attractions , had a triple room comfortable and clean . Shower was good !!! Breakfast was good value for money , staff really friendly and helpful . Would recommend this accommodation , within walking distance of tube station and several shops bars and restaurants

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great value hotel. Booked a triple room which was a good size with a small ensuite. Our room was warm & comfortable and located on the ground floor overlooking the breakfast bar. Continental breakfast included, although this could be upgraded to a cooked breakfast. A good choice of cereals, juices, fruit, coffee/tea, pastries etc. made the continental breakfast filling...

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Jena, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was clean but tiny, staff friendly. Walls thin but it was quiet anyway. The window was draughty but it wasn't cold. Breakfast buffet was perfectly acceptable. The location is perfect hence the high prices.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights recently and were more than satisfied. The hotel is very well situated being about three minutes walk from Gloucester Road underground station on the Piccadilly and District / Circle lines. There is also a good selection of restaurants in the vicinity. We had a double room that was a reasonable size, well heated & comfortable...

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Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great choice of hotel. It's right near Gloucester St station and in a good neighbourhood. You can walk to Kensington and museums a quick train ride or walk. The room was small but we were only there to sleep, and it still had a big window (no views) and a big bathroom. A big desk and a...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am so very happy you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast....Take care. Ferdinand. GM

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely stay here for a few days, the bedroom was a decent size for the price we paid, breakfast was good and quickly refilled and staff were lovely. Staff were always available if we had questions. Good location. Room was cleaned everyday to a good standard. Would definitely recommend

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, very nice of you taking the time to write these comments. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This place is ok for one night . Has all the amenities near by , Gloucester street underground Near by too. Rooms were small but simple slept reasonably well but we had noisey boiler or radiator it seem very warm in the room. There was also mold in the shower and something was missing or broken by the shower ....

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for staying with us. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I had 3 rooms here for 1 night. The reception staff were friendly and welcoming and check in was done quickly and we were aloud to have our rooms early. The reception area was clean and welcoming. I stayed in a twin room, the room was small and grubby around the edges. There were smear marks on...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave these feedback. Like you, I am disappointed we could not match your expectations. I am sorry. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great location in desirable area of London. 2 mins from Gloucester Road tube station - direct access to heathrow via Piccadilly line, circle line for access to most of the tourist attractions/ locations. Staff friendly & helpful. Good wifi. Luggage storage was easy. There is a bit of street noise at night & overall the hotel is looking a little...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write this review. Take care. Ferdinand. GM

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

It was a last minute booking since I usually stay with friends in the area. The hotel is really conveniently located: it's a 3 minutes walk to Gloucester Rd station on Piccadilly and District. It's possible to go anywhere at anytime, and there is a Starbucks outside the train station. The hotel itself is easy to find, the check-in was...

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Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave these comments. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about The Villa Kensington

Address: 10 - 11 Ashburn Gardens, London SW7 4DG, England (Formerly Abcone Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Price Range: $147 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Kensington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Room 91 (triple) on ground floor ideal if you don't do stairs/lifts. Spaciousand very quiet as it doesn't face the street.”
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