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“Incredible Afternoon tea”
Review of The Kensington

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The Kensington
Ranked #32 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2014

After travelling in london and enjoying a shopping trip to harrods and M & M in soho, we had an hour before we borded our plane back to norway and therefore decided to have an champagne afternoon tea at this hotel and everything was fabulous. I like the loose tea much because it's very traditional and much nicer with the sandwiches and scones.

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4  Thank Karimull
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

We were delighted to welcome you for afternoon tea and thank you for taking the time to write your recent review. Afternoon Tea a speciality of ours, it was great to hear that we were able to create such fabulous memories for you. I have to say that our scones are my favourite too. We all hope that next time you are in our neighbourhood; you will have the time to come and dine in our beautiful Aubrey restaurant or indeed stay with us here at the hotel.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Came for afternoon tea with my friend who had her birthday. The location if this hotel is very convenient and I love the decor and atmosphere of the place. We had a great time, much due to the professionalism and friendliness of the staff, especially George! The cakes, sandwiches and champagne were all gorgeous, I will be back!

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review. We are so pleased to read how well George looked after you; he genuinely really enjoys making all of our guests feel special and pampered. We all look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

located in the heart of kensington and chelsea borough , this is a fabulous traveller's hotel . I stayed here, the rooms are slightly smaller but very relaxing and refreshingly luxurious. my preference in any hotel where I stay is service and every staff has earned a top point for their attentiveness to detail, I'll be filled with nice memories on my way to new york.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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4  Thank john r
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 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 our team were able to make your visit 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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Reviewed 9 February 2014

I have stayed at the Kensington many times now over the last couple of years and the quality of service never ceases to amaze me. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautifully done. The evening tea and biscuit delivered to the room. All the little touches, make the Kensington feel like a "home away from home". Keep up the great work!

Room Tip: If you can afford one of the suites, they are spectacular!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank Gary G
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. To know that you thought so highly of our hotel, our team and our service in particular is incredibly motivating for us all and we are delighted to know that we have continued to exceed your expectations over the years. Your personal recommendation means a lot and we are very grateful for your support. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to your London home again very soon.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

this hotel was top notch with super outstanding service from the staff, we stayed here for a couple of days to tour the lovely city of london. the hotel is very very close to the metro and it's also a new hotel . i'm very pleased to have stayed here while in london.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

Thank you very much for this amazing review and your recommendation. I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience and found our location to be so great for visiting London. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

I stayed here for a few days on a business trip while in london and the hotel offers great hospitality and quality facilities, the staff are all polite and friendly, with uniqueness especially from a charming waiter at the lounge who asked me not mention him and said it was his pleasure in taking care of me while I was his guest, very thoughtful indeed. I would love to come back here soon because it's a homely environment inside a city

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It is fantastic to read how much you enjoyed your experience with us.We have shared your kind comments with our team and we are all looking forward to welcoming you back to your London home again soon.

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

After a fabulously short stay at this hotel I'm a greatly impressed by this establishment by the doyle collection. The hotel is very modern and with very professional staff to look after you. Highly recommend this hotel.

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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

We are thrilled to read that you had such a good experience with us and thank you for posting this wonderful review following your stay. Your personal recommendation means a lot to us we are very grateful for your support. It was a pleasure to look after you our team are delighted that they managed to make you fell so special. Thank you for choosing the Kensington Hotel and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Additional Information about 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
#32 Luxury Hotel in London
#33 Family Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range: £183 - £327 (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 
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