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Thistle Kensington Gardens

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Enjoyed our visit to London because the Thistle K was ai easy to travel to and from. Across trom Kensington Palace in Hyde Park. A bit of traffic noise on lower floors. Excellent breakfast got us started. Very helpful front desk recommended local pubs for the Rugby World Cup match.

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GM_KGN, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Dear polson57, I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us and appreciate you taking the time to review your experiences. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Thank you and kind regards - Andrew Byrne, General Manager

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2015

In London on business, this wasn't my first choice but it does the job and is walkable to the underground and fine in relation to the office - the location is great for London sites etc. Reception was quick, easy and convenient and the staff were friendly. Couldn't get a comfortable temperature in my room but it was clean and...

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GM_KGN, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Thank you for your review and for your positive comments regarding the hotel. Whilst we may not have been your first choice when staying on business, I hope we get the chance to welcome you back should you find yourself in need of accommodation this side of town. Kind regards - Andrew Byrne, General Manager

Cordova, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 October 2015

C.I.E. Tours booked us here for one night each before and after a tour of Britain and Ireland in September 2015. We were arriving in London early AM and send an email the day before arrival to the manager to ask for an check-in to get some rest before tour started that afternoon. We immediately received an email back from...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 30 September 2015

It is strategically located. Bus station, Kensington Garden and food. The room was a bit small, so is the bathroom. But it was a short yet comfortable stay. i'd come and stay again perhaps… once I've tried other hotels in the city.

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Spain
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I have now spent several long weekends at this hotel, which is convenient situated in the center of London, walking distance to Oxford street, and the room are recently renovated, large with nice furniture, the bathrooms are modern, and all very clean. The breakfast buffet is just marvelous, and as always I had a wonderful stay. Can really recommend this...

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GM_KGN, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Poline2015, Your 5/5 review was a pleasure to read, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your numerous visits to London and we continue to look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards - Andrew Byrne, General Manager

Indianapolis
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Good location when visiting London. Kensington Park is across the street. We were leaving on a CIE tour of England, Scotland and Ireland and CIE booked us into this hotel. You enter the hotel at ground level and registration is up one floor. Overall the hotel was adequate for our stay. We arrived at 700 am and the room was...

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Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Stayed here 4 nights in September. Very Good Location. Near tube stations, ie Queensway and Bayswater and bus station. Very easy access to Oxford Street. Only complaint is that the rooms were a bit tight squeeze. But for the location it was worth it. Hot English Breakfast was also excellent.

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GM_KGN, General Manager at Thistle Kensington Gardens, responded to this review

Dear dpillai13, Thank you for your review. We are in a very enviable location close to a lot of transport links and tourist attractions. Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your trip and I hope we can welcome you back. Kind regards - Andrew Byrne, General Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Attended an event @ London Olympia last week and I don't like staying over as hotel's are usually overpriced and service poor. Couldn't say that with this hotel. Great value hotel, excellent location, nice room and excellent breakfast. Hotel is ideally situated near the tube and is also located near some excellent dining options should you wish to eat away...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This was a very nice hotel with a small but clean room and a comfortable bed. The breakfast buffet was excellent. It is in a convenient location near public transit and the park. The hallways were in very good condition. I suspect that the whole place was updated recently.

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Dear Nancy L, Thank you for your recent review and for leaving feedback regarding your stay. I am glad you took advantage of our great location and fantastic breakfast buffet. I hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks again for your review. Kind regards - Andrew Byrne, General Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 September 2015

My husband and I stayed at The Thistle Kensington Gardens during our recent trip to London. I must say I was thrilled by the grandeur of the hotel- the chandeliers, carpets et al. The staff were warm and welcoming. It felt so good, after a long long flight from Bombay. Our room was big and spacious. It had a beautiful...

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Dear AJindubai, Your 5/5 review was a pleasure to read. Excellent service delivery is what we are always striving to achieve, so I was delighted that we managed to achieve this during your stay. Your comments will certainly be shared with the team and we very much look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards - Andrew Byrne, General Manager

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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 Road, London W2 3HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £126 - £226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Kensington Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 175
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#172 Business Hotel in London
#189 Family Hotel in London
#210 Romantic Hotel in London
#219 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Beware of connecting rooms unless you want to hear your neigbours”
 of 5 bubbles trikoJerusalemIsrael, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Opt for a higher floor as it is located on a busy main road”
 of 5 bubbles MushyMarsh, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Request high floor room”
 of 5 bubbles tnkrbelldcu, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“odd numbered rooms look over park but are usually exec rooms”
 of 5 bubbles lorraineb748, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher Floors will give you a chance of better park views.”
 of 5 bubbles JamieKariuki, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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