There is nothing to recommend this hotel. Having just travelled for five weeks and experiencing a range of moderately priced accommodation we were booked into the Kensington Rooms for our last two nights before leaving England for home.
The room we were initially given was so small we could not find a place to open our suitcases. We asked for another room which we were given. This was slightly larger and we were happy to go with this. However, this room was worn, dirty and smelled of damp. The plumbing leaked and the hairdryer was held together with sticky tape. We had a miserable night trying to tell ourselves there was no unpleasant smell. At 6.00am the next morning we were at the front desk requesting an upgrade to a 'clean,non smelly' room. We had pre paid or we would have simply left at this stage. A sleepy, but pleasant desk clerk found us a room which, after careful checking, we could accept. There was an addition charge, which to the hotel's credit was waived.
An interesting feature of the Kensington Rooms is a series of fire doors - necessary for safety I'm sure - but we had 5 to reach one room and 4 for another. These are situated along the rabbit warren of corridors you are required to negotiate to reach your room.
Breakfast was included in the price of the room. We had the first one but opted to eat out for the second. In all our travels we have not had to consider this option. The croissants had clearly seen better days.
I would suggest to anyone considering this hotel that they think again.
- Also Known As:
- Kensington Rooms Hotel London
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- Four beautifully restored Victorian town houses, combines contemporary decor with original period features; Kensington District. ... more less
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