We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
08/10/2017 09/10/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}
    Neighbourhoods
    Neighbourhoods

    The Kensington

    109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
    Hotel website
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    08/10/2017 09/10/2017
    US$317
    US$297
    Great Deal
    US$317
    US$316
    Traveller (600)
    Room & Suite (289)
    Dining (53)
    The Ampersand Hotel
    3,345 reviews
    #48 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    The Nadler Kensington
    3,771 reviews
    #63 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    The Chesterfield Mayfair
    3,254 reviews
    #14 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    Crowne Plaza London Kensington
    2,454 reviews
    #116 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    Overview
    • Excellent76%
    • Very good18%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “afternoon tea” (179 reviews)
    “queens gate” (36 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Room Service
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    Concierge
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    5.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    The Ampersand Hotel
    3,345 reviews
    #48 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    The Nadler Kensington
    3,771 reviews
    #63 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    The Chesterfield Mayfair
    3,254 reviews
    #14 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    Crowne Plaza London Kensington
    2,454 reviews
    #116 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    Rooms
    8 Oct9 Oct
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 12 partner sites to see rooms from US$297.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all London hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_DW_INLINE_PASSWORD","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_DW_PROMPT_KNOWN_EMAIL","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "73f9c00912174de18f16dec896428a95", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1371050,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[79791041],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":8,"month":10,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":9,"month":10,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":297,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":null,"impressionKey":"73f9c00912174de18f16dec896428a95","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":317,"lowestMetaPrice":297,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":317,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":317,"lowestMetaPrice":297,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":317,"hotelName":"The Kensington","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":true,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjczZjljMDA5MTIxNzRkZTE4ZjE2ZGVjODk2NDI4YTk1IiwiQUlLIjoiNzc5OGE2M2M2ODQ5NGY5Nzk0NjZlMjZkMDY3ZDgzYTEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "08/10/2017", "checkOut": "09/10/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$297", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"79791041":"AgodaIB","34430429":"Hotwire","32428829":"BookingCom","32699735":"Expedia","53955504":"TravelocityEWS","109221720":"HotelsCom2IB","45053091":"Doyle"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","moduleList":["handler"],"template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","moduleList":[],"template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (2,894)
    There are newer reviews for The Kensington
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    581 - 585 of 2,621 reviews

    Reviewed 29 June 2016

    A fantastic location. The staff hosted and attended to our group of 21 with professionalism and efficiency in every way. The rooms were nice and comfortable, the restaurant and lounge was great, the concierge team was extremely helpful with dining and entertainment plans and the...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    Thank 538dougc
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 6 July 2016

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonerful review of The Kensington. We are very glad that you had a memorable experience with highlights including our well appointed facilities and most importantly the warm service delivered by our extremely helpful...More

    Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

    Stayed as part of a Wimbledon Package. Glad we did. Beautifully presented. Well located to underground. Rooms not huge but more than adequate and serviced twice daily. Breakfast was excellent as was light food in the bar. Staff happy and polite and eager to be...More

    Thank Helen P
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 6 July 2016

    Dear Guest, We are absolutely delighted to read that you had such a pleasant experience with us during Wimbledon and we thank you for taking the time to share your views with other travellers. As you indicated, our hotel is indeed situated in an excellent...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    The Kensington is fabulous- location, decoration, ambiance. Some rooms however need a bit of care to keep up with other hotels in the vicinity. But we still highly recommend it, above the best hotels in London.More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    1  Thank dorte88
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 6 July 2016

    Dear Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for sharing your wonderful feedback. We are pleased to read that you overall had a memorable experience and that you particularly enjoyed the convenience of our brilliant location in the...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2016

    Lovely hotel in a nice area of London. We have stayed at techies twice. If there is one small critism it would be that the lighting in the bedroom is quite dim which is fine but it is difficult to dry your hair in the...More

    Review collected in partnership with this hotel
    1  Thank Virginia P
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 6 July 2016

    Dear Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for sharing your wonderful feedback. We are pleased to read that you overall had a memorable experience and that you particularly enjoyed the convenience of our brilliant location in the...More

    Reviewed 27 June 2016

    The hotel was unknown to us, and somewhat out of the way of our usual London. Nice well appointed large bedroom with good amenities. Excellent reception service, elegant public rooms. Very pleasant and accommodating staff. Breakfast pricey but good quality, although the staff seemed somewhat...More

    Thank essbeepee
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 6 July 2016

    Dear Guest, We greatly appreciate the time you took to share such a complimenting review following your stay with us at The Kensington. It gives us great pleasure to read that you had a memorable experience with highlights including the large appointed bedrooms, pleasant and...More

    The Ampersand Hotel
    3,345 reviews
    #48 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    The Nadler Kensington
    3,771 reviews
    #63 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    The Chesterfield Mayfair
    3,254 reviews
    #14 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    Crowne Plaza London Kensington
    2,454 reviews
    #116 of 1,072 hotels in London
     
    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Airport Transportation
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$250 - US$484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #20 Business Hotel in London
    • #33 Family Hotel in London
    • #35 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #50 Romantic Hotel in London
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 150
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Doyle Collection, Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Ctrip TA, Agoda, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, getaroom.com, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and Evoline ltd so you can book your The Kensington reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • United Kingdom >
    • England >
    • London >
    • South Kensington
    • Also Known As
    • Kensington Hotel London
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (600)
    Room & Suite (289)
    Dining (53)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (366)
    Bathroom (54)
    Family and Play Areas (9)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (5)
    Nearby
    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
    ...More
    Adria Boutique Hotel
    199 reviews
    .09 miles away
     
    The Bailey's Hotel London
    686 reviews
    .21 miles away
     
    Number Sixteen
    435 reviews
    .12 miles away
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Kensington
    884 reviews
    .02 miles away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Town House
    429 reviews
    .02 miles away
    Macellaio RC South Kensington
    819 reviews
    .03 miles away
    Wright Brothers South Kensington
    186 reviews
    .09 miles away
    Rocca di Papa
    605 reviews
    .08 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Wyvern Excursions
    10 reviews
    .22 miles away
    South Kensington
    280 reviews
    .07 miles away
    Grosvenor Casino Gloucester Road London
    19 reviews
    .23 miles away
    Baden-Powell House
    42 reviews
    .21 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    hhennessy
    27 July 2017|
    AnswerShow all 4 answers
    Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
    Thanks for your question! In reality, both, my wife and I have not checked whether there is a gym @ the Kensington or not... The Hotel is simply *stunning*, though! Hope it helps...
    0
    Votes
    TL_Surbiton
    14 May 2017|
    AnswerShow all 5 answers
    Response from fuola43 | Reviewed this property |
    Beds are very comfortable and rooms very quiet. We slept very well while we were there. An advise: check that your room doesn't overlook the kitchen machinery.
    1
    Vote
    Room Tips
    "Easy access to all rooms and facilities."
    Read review
    "higher floors are better. hotel a U shape and internal rooms are very quietest."
    Read review
    "Book early and communicate with the hotel directly. The team here is professional and accommodating."
    Read review
    "Don`t book the standard rooms, their are incredible small."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing