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Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had a great time at the hotel, and didn't pay too much for it. The room was tidy, clean and comfortable. The staff was always very helpful, ready at all times to attend the guests. The breakfast is good, as well as the restaurant service. The great location is attractive in this hotel - one block close to the...

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

Dear Guest, really nice of you taking the time to leave these comments. Thank you and we hope to see you soon. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

england
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stayed here last night 22nd October - booked through booking.com. Booked here as conveniently near to the Hammersmith Apollo. Unfortunately that is the only good thing about this . For starters this should not be called a hotel- it should be addressed as a Boarding House . On arrival, reception very clinical . Checking in was swift. We were allocated...

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

Dear Guest, I am really sorry, it looks like it was bit of a nightmare for you...I always find it very odd though that some people would write lengthily complain reviews, but not even taking one minute to talk to us in person.....This is obviously a bad complaint, so it deserved a full investigation, which I conducted. Now in all...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I came in London for a seminar and the location of the hotel + the price that offered us during our stay were high valued. The staff was very kind. We checked in immediately, the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast simple but delicious. I noticed that they keep the hotel and the breakfast room very clean. The...

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I had a late evening meeting and a conference the following day. So, with a ten hour turnaround I needed a place to get my head down. I booked in advance and the Villa Kensington was the most reasonable price in the Gloucester Road area with half decent reviews. I booked via Agoda on Tripadvisor but felt later that I'd...

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

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. All fair comments I must say......You won't believe how big some of our Triple rooms are in comparison....Thanks again for staying with us. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Bembridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The room was small & dirty. The bathroom was so small you couldn't sit on the loo, the wash basin was in the way. Also the Taps were falling off . I would not recommend staying here if you were in London for a special occasion. The Breakfast was cheap & nasty so I would recommend giving it a miss.

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

Dear Guest, I believe you are the same Gentleman who complained about the room being too small, received a discount and was moved to another room for the rest of the stay. You made no secret you were expecting a larger discount, which I thought was totally unjustified. (I agreed to the discount purely as a gesture of goodwill, not...

Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great location, just off central London, and a few minutes walk from Gloucester Road station, this hotel is totally value for money. The staff are very polite and helpful, and the rooms are very comfortable. highly recommended.

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Suwanee, Georgia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My sister and I took my mom on a surprise birthday trip to London and it was perfect. The Villa Kensington was a great choice for us. It is located in a lovely, quiet and safe side street off Cromwell Road, a few minutes' walk from Gloucester Rd tube station. Restaurants, shops, all within walking distance. We felt very safe...

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Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a very good budget hotel. The hotel was very clean and the bathroom was good with abundant hot water. Continental breakfast was included. It is close to the tube and one station from some good museums and Royal Albert hall. The shopping areas are close by as well.

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

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

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to make changes to our booking that were neither planned nor necessarily in favour of the The Villa Kensington. Ferdinand and his staff were nothing but gracious and understanding. Their willingness to help went beyond the call of duty and I am deeply grateful to them.

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

Dear Guest, we do understand that sometimes life does not go according to plans. I am glad I could help; you made it easy for me by being very honest. Take care. Ferdinand. GM

San Diego, CA
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was a lovely find! I love South Kensington, as the area is very convenient and centrally located with great public transportation. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, and beautiful streets and gardens. This hotel is perfect - nothing fancy, just nice and clean, and well-located. The rain-head shower was fantastic, and the room couldn't be quieter. I stayed with two...

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

Dear Guest, very nice and detailed review. Very useful for anybody looking to stay with us. Thanks a lot. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

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Staying in South Kensington

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff

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: $141 - $348 (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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“Our room was quite. Nothing bad for us”
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