We stayed at The Kensington Hotel for my fiancée's birthday. It was booked at the very last minute and was literally one of the only hotels in London that was available. Luckily it was a lottery draw as the hotel is utterly excellent.
Unfortunately there isn't very much to say on the matter. If you go expecting four stars, you'll be amazed. If you go expecting five stars, you'll be amazed. The staff are extremely professional and helpful. Our room couldn't have been better and with the inclusion of one of the best showers I've ever used and turn-down service, this hotel hits every single target and more.
We didn't sample the breakfast as there's an Italian cafe in South Kensington that we usually go to. However one morning we walked through the hotel during breakfast and it looked incredible... we'll be changing this and opting for breakfast next time.
Finally I informed the hotel of the occasion and they arranged for a platter of fruit and macaroons in the bedroom (just after we arrived). It was an excellent gesture and was a great start to the weekend.
Needless to say, we'll be visiting again. And again. It's our London hotel now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfectly located in leafy South Kensington and just moments from Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Sloane Square, The Kensington offers 150 unique and stylish guestrooms and suites. London's largest townhouse suite (approx 2,000 sq ft), roll top baths and four-poster beds are truly befitting of this Regency quarter. The Town House bar & restaurant and a magnificent lounge area comprised of period drawing rooms offer a traditional but contemporary setting for afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners. Our guestrooms are individually decorated in an elegant townhouse style, using sumptuous fabrics, deep upholstery and an eclectic mix of contemporary art and furnishings. The atmosphere is relaxed throughout, with the engaging and innovative service creating the ambiance of a smart private members club. All rooms include flat screen TVs, air conditioning, luxurious Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Nespresso coffee machines and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kensington Hotel London