My husband and I stayed at The Kensington Hotelfrom 28 - 31 December 2013. The hotel is situated in a great location and has lots of good restaurants nearby. It's close to the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum and Science Museum. Or if you enjoy posh shopping, it's near to Harrod's and Harvey Nichols.
My friend bought us a Mr and Mrs Smith hotel voucher for our wedding present and we used this to stay here. I emailed the hotel to let them know that our stay was part of our honeymoon. We were greeted on arrival by friendly staff and they upgraded us and gave us complimentary champagne.
Our room was on the top floor and had a very comfortable four posted bed. The room and bathroom were lovely - they even put rose petals on the bed! The room was a good size for London hotels.
We didn't eat at the hotel, but the afternoon tea looked good! We instead ate out at some lovely local restaurants. There's such a variety of places to eat on your doorstep. We found a great little pub call the Queen's Arms on Queens Gate Mews - this was tucked away from the main drag and served good food and drinks.
When we went back to the hotel we treated ourselves to champagne. Jimmy served us and he was such a lovely chap - I said that I'd mention him in my review. We sat in the lounge, where there are huge comfy sofas and a big real fire - very relaxing.
The location, staff and decor really made this hotel stand out for me. I have stayed in numerous hotels in London and can honestly say that this was my favourite. The staff were very friendly, but not over bearing.
We will definitely be staying at The Kensington Hotel again. Thanks for a wonderful stay and the upgrade - we really appreciated it!
- 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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