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.

“Fab one night stay”
Review of The Kensington

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 14 more sites!
The Kensington
Ranked #34 of 1,072 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Me and my boyfriend had a special day last Saturday and stayed at the Kensington Hotel. From the time we checked in to the time we checked out everything was amazing. The service was excellent, room was spacious and clean (loved the nespresso machine LOL) and food was very nice. The location is excellent for central London and lot of things to do within walking distance (we went to the winter wonderland on Sunday). The decoration of the hotel is very elegant, the lounge is very very cosy and in overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sanna P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (2,890)
There are newer reviews for The Kensington
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,234 - 2,240 of 2,891 reviews

Reviewed 26 November 2012

This is a beautiful hotel in the heart of south west London. I frequent it regularly and it feels like a home away from home. The Staff are wonderful and very accomodating. The Hotel itself is really elegant, open fires in the main reception rooms make for a perfect place to relax post a busy day. The bedrooms accrosss the board are great and very comfortable, whilst the suites excel. Food is excellent. I always have a lovely stay at The Kensington, and look forward to returning again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank A C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Lovely room, great & helpful staff, excellent bed + linen, perfect location and very elegant drawing room.
Will return!

Rooms stocked with everything essential + excellent comfort. Best hotel bed I have experienced. Linens in very good quality. Espresso maker in Deluxe rooms, safe big enough for a laptop, good reading light and shower products well worth packing in your suitcase when going home. Great details such as salon quality hairdryer, good TV and complimentary turn-down service.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MrsFalkenberg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 November 2012

I'm a regular visitor of Kensington Hotel lounge.
I love that chic and elegant interior. Best seats are near the fire place. Once You got it- order white hot chocolate with mashmallows- that's the best thing You can think of on winter evening. It's mouth melting pleasure...quite pricey -5 pounds, but it's worth it !! It includes charming service that always makes You feel welcomed, even if You come for a cup of hot choclate..
Can't wait to visit them again...

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank sharonekk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Stayed here for eight nights where the service was great, fantastic location close to a huge aray of resturants as well as two tube stations. The decor is fitting with the era and complimented with 2 open fire places which set the scene.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the street
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank AusiKeith
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 November 2012

High end interior and exterior. Doorman very helpful without getting in the way. Reception staff were very friendly and knowledgeable; check in was fast and easy. Room was small but very nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed. Climate control was very good in the room and the hotel was very quiet at night. Common areas were high end and new in appearance. Extremely nice hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank JMSJB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Value for money stay in a very nice hotel in London. From the reception to the breakfast, the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Small (standard) but confortable and well decorated room.
Free wifi in all the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MariaJo1204
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these London hotels
South Kensington
The Ampersand Hotel
The Ampersand Hotel
#48 of 1,072 in London
3,340 reviews
South Kensington
The Nadler Kensington
The Nadler Kensington
#64 of 1,072 in London
3,770 reviews
Mayfair
The Chesterfield Mayfair
The Chesterfield Mayfair
#13 of 1,072 in London
3,252 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
South Kensington
Crowne Plaza London Kensington
Chelsea
Egerton House Hotel
Egerton House Hotel
#2 of 1,072 in London
1,434 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Kensington? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Kensington

Address: 109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
Phone Number:
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in London
#33 Family Hotel in London
#34 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £186 - £355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, Doyle Collection, TripOnline SA, Ctrip TA, Agoda, HotelsClick, 5viajes2012 S.L., LateRooms, Evoline ltd, getaroom.com, Cancelon and HotelQuickly 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.
Also Known As:
Kensington Hotel London

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