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“my new jewel”
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The Kensington
Ranked #36 of 1,068 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“my new jewel”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

It was my first time to stay at The Kensington Its a luxurious hotel which has just been given a complete refurbishment, you gets lots of caring attention, the personalised service like having your own butler, the location and the decor are amazing, its walking distance to all the fine dining, boutique stores, museums and the hyde park. The rooms have plenty of amenities you need including an ipod charging unit and there are other lots of thoughtful touches, I stayed in room which had lovely views and Can't wait to come back, I've found my new haven.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Ms-Beccy-Gunn, General Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
It was fabulous to read that you have found your new haven in London and delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to write your recent review. We are very proud of the service we provide and thank you for recognising this. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Alabama, New York
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

I just returned from my short trip in England. Arriving at the Kensington was like coming back home after a long day at work, the staffs are genuinely friendly and they make you feel as if you already know them. They even made dinner suggestions and reservations for me at Aubrey’s restaurant, Alessandro made some really nice cocktails and George was the best company at Breakfast, my room could not have been nicer. Marble walled showers had a lovely feel as were the robes. I cannot recommend this hotel more highly. I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Ms-Beccy-Gunn, General Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
We are delighted to have made your recent trip to London so comfortable and so pleased to be your home away from home. It is always amazing to hear when we exceed expectations and I was thrilled to read that all the staff were able to ensure your visit was so memorable. Thank you for recommending the hotel and we all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times although I live just on the outskirts of london, From arriving at the hotel this time round everything is still exemplary as usual, It’s located in a lovely quiet area in Kensington . The reception staff were attentive, though not overbearing, and the service is excellent at the lobby. Such a homely place.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Ms-Beccy-Gunn, General Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
We are thrilled to be your hotel of choice in London and delighted that you always enjoy your stay with us. We are very proud of the service we offer and thank you for recognising this. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The hotel is very modern, clean and well located and the staffs are very friendly, the breakfasts was warm and excellent and yet plenty of variety to select, overall I would say everything was perfect. I would recommend this hotel to everyone who wants to do sight seeing in London and visiting some nice museums around south Kensington, the science museum especially.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Ms-Beccy-Gunn, General Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Thank you for recommending the hotel and for taking the time to write your recent review. We were all delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location to be so great for sightseeing and visiting London. I totally agree our breakfast selection is a perfect way to start the day. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We visited this hotel for a long weekend for a friends wedding in London a while back.We chose to stay at Kensington hotel after reading the numerous good reviews. this hotel is a 5 star and seems pretty from the outside. We stayed in a room on the 1st floor which had a modern bathroom, large lcd tv and the best part was the king size bed that has got to be the most comfiest bed to have ever slept on, Staff know what they are there for and we had excellent service from the point of checking in to when we departed, The hotel is approx 10 minutes walk from south kensington tube station
All in all it was a brilliant hotel and when we return to london we will stay here again. I personally would recommend this hotel very highly.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Ms-Beccy-Gunn, General Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Thank you for writing such a fabulous review and we were delighted to help make your stay in London so enjoyable. It is was great to hear when we not only meet but exceed guest expectations as the comfort and enjoyment of our guests is of utmost importance to us. We are thrilled to be your hotel of choice now in London and thank you for personally recommending us. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are over from Paris.
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Germany
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Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

When my company booked this hotel all I knew was it is a new hotel in London's lavish Kensington. The staff at reception showed all the professional qualities you will expect from a classy hotel by check you in as quick and polite possible and I was told everything about the hotel even before I arrived to my room by the doorman. The hotel serves very nice doyle burgers and cocktails are being prepared by Alessandro who is a mixologist, in the morning nice pot of coffee and buffet and amazing service from George,this hotel is for whoever is looking for the perfect place to stay, ‘a home away from home’.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Ms-Beccy-Gunn, General Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
We were delighted that your company chose the Kensington Hotel as your hotel in London and it was fabulous to know that you now consider this your home away from home. We all look forward to welcoming every guest and are very proud of the service we deliver - thank you for recognising this. We all look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in London whether on business or leisure.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Our stay at the kensington hotel was a good one, upon arrival the concierge opens the door for you and they offer to assist you with you luggage afterwards without us needing to point out which is a good standard for a five star hotel. The check in was quick and the professional lady at the reception gave us a towel after the long journey. they have comfortable beds and clean atmosphere all around. If you are a enthusiast of cocktails go downstairs to their cocktail bar and you'll be pleased with the choices. nice and happy guest .

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Ms-Beccy-Gunn, General Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and we were delighted that from the moment you arrived the staff were able to look after so well. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: The Kensington
Address: 109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
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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
#36 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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 
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