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Thistle Kensington Gardens

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Bridgend
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always stay at the Thistle Kensington Gardens when visiting London. This is an excellent hotel, first class service, lovely rooms, excellent location overlooking Kensington Gardens. Quiet location but only 5 minutes from Oxford Street.

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently stayed at this hotel for the third time. It has its own car park and a bus stop and tube station close by. The location is perfect for walking in the parks, close to Knightsbridge area and even Piccadilly and other sights are in walking distance. The hotel itself is warm, clean and very comfortable. The Staff were very...

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Romsey, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We picked this hotel off the hotels direct website to mix it with seeing a show, I phoned a few days before speaking to a lady called Roberta, I asked her if I organized flowers sent to the hotel if she could get them to the room which she did. The room was also upgraded so we had a nice...

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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 stay with us here at Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens and that everything was to your satisfaction. I look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again to Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Thistle Kensington Gardens for 2 nights as part of our daughters 2nd birthday celebrations. The staff were excellent. It was mentioned at breakfast that it was our daughters birthday and Sandor asked for our room number. Went returning that evening we had three slices of the most scrummy chocolate fudge and caramel cake, a large birthday...

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

Happy 2nd Birthday to your daughter! we hope she liked all the treats and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and its services. We are truly pleased to hear that you had such a excellent stay here at Thistle Kensington Gardens. We pride ourselves on our team and our customer service so it is with great...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel and staff in great location opposite Hyde Park . Only minor issue ,cards for lift didn't always work but staff were always on hand to help. Excellent breakfast with plenty of choice . Parking under hotel . 20 min walk to Oxford street or Albert Hall . Had a great weekend.

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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 stay with us here at Thistle Hotel Kensington Gardens and that everything was to your satisfaction. It is great to learn you had an excellent breakfast and the hotels location suited your visit, it's our pleasure. I look forward to...

Essex
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the room direct through the internet and a day later was invited to choose a room. This I did as we wanted a room on the top floor but when I checked in and showed the room confirmation I was informed it was unavailable. The seems a pointless exercise if the room is not going to be available....

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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 not getting the room your...

Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2nights with my two Daughters In law.The room was lovely & plenty big enough for three of us.Comfy beds .Lovely shower .Towels big & soft.Staff very pleasant.& hotel in good location close to Paddington train station& close to tube station.We will definitely stay again. Thank You. S Whitney.

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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 philosophy to ensure that we provide our guests with the highest standards of product and service at all times. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit and I have shared...

sandhurst berkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After checking in and checking buses out from the most pleasant reception staff we made our way to our room that we were able to choose before we arrived. Our room was very nice, clean and very comfortable. After resting a bit and having a cuppa we then realised that we were short on teabags. I rang room service and...

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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 truly pleased to hear that you had such a fabulous stay here at Thistle Kensington Gardens. We pride ourselves on our team and our customer service so it is with great pleasure I can pass the positive feedback you have given, to the team (especially...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

What happened, Thistle? I used to be your biggest fan outside of the UK. I loved staying at Thistle Lancaster Gate, which you no longer own. I would actually tell people who were going to London to check out the Thistle hotels. Well, those days are over. I was traveling for business and stayed 7 days in a tiny, austere,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel in November 2015. Excellent stay - clean room, spacey, very well located next to the park entrance and very close (five minutes walking) to the underground. Very poor WiFi and somehow noisy due to the fact that the room was next to a corridor door. A strong positive point was the breakfast - absolutely splendid! I...

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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 truly pleased to hear that you had such an excellent stay here at Thistle Kensington Gardens. We pride ourselves on our breakfast so it is with great pleasure I can pass the positive feedback you have given, to the team. thank you for the recommendation...

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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 Rd, London W2 3HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £120 - £213 (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
#215 Luxury Hotel in London
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“I would recommend the deluxe or executive rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles carolynd274, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“For views over the park book a room at the front of the hotel, our room at the back and near the top was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles EssexEunie, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room over looking the Park.On 7th floor.no noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Shirley10Wales, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room overlooking Hyde Park”
 of 5 bubbles Pinkhill, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room with a view to Hyde Park”
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