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The Kensington
Ranked #32 of 1,078 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I totally enjoyed staying at The Kensington Hotel, the location is very good, the staff is helpful , food delicious, the hotel's coziness and comfort makes a guest's stay a pleasure.
I am very satisfied with the service and recommend the hotel to all who plan to stay in the centre of London.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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6  Thank TikaMumladze
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 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 you liked our chefs creations so much. 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 2 March 2014 via mobile

This is my first time checking into this hotel. Was very pleasantly surprised by the setting, cleanliness and coziness of this hotel. Do not let the simplicity of the exterior of this hotel fool you. The staffs are very friendly and quite humorous at times. A special mention should go to the restaurant staffs during breakfast time. They really make you feel at home. And the free chocolates that come with the weather report leaflet every night adds a nice touch to the already pleasant stay.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
7  Thank Paramalingam67
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thank you for writing such a great review following your recent visit. We are so pleased to have exceeded your expectations. I have passed your comments onto our team who all hope this will be the first of many stays here at The Kensington Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I loved staying at the Kensington hotel in London. It was private, roomy, and very nice. The rooms are comfortable and wonderful, and the view and location was top-notch. The tube is a short walk away, as is Victoria and Albert and other museums also dozens of restaurants and bars. The hotel also has a turndown service and the best staff in london. Great value and great location!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank elmo c
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 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, we love the title “best staff in London” . Our team were delighted that they were able to make your stay so memorable and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Kensington Hotel again soon.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Yes Amazing, no doubt! I've been staying here on business and it's very comfortable. The staff are friendly and the executive lounge is a great help after a busy day! Great location for getting into the city centre.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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6  Thank kariott
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 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 and that we managed to exceed your expectations. We have shared your 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 28 February 2014

We stayed in this hotel was just perfect for our needs …comfortable, calm and clean, the room and attached bathroom were spotless and very large, A warm welcoming, a wonderful reception and all staff in general. The location is absolutely perfect for sightseeing on foot or from the nearby train station, it’s just a perfect experience and highly recommended if visiting London especially for tourism.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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6  Thank ellenjohnsonno5
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Thank you for writing such an amazing review and for recommending us. We are delighted to know that you have enjoyed every aspect of the hotel, particularly that you found our team to be so professional and helpful and we are all very proud to be your "perfect"place to stay in London. We look forward to welcoming you back to your London home again soon.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Very pleased with our one night stay. Hotel is in excellent location and is well decorated / has a good ambience throughout. Staff very friendly and attentive, food excellent. We were continually (pleasantly) surprised by unexpected touches that made us feel looked after throughout - hot towel to freshen up on arrival, fridge stocked with mineral water in the gym, chocolate delivered to room at 6pm, bottle of mineral water on departure. Would recommend and will certainly stay again. Many thanks.

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8  Thank Euan G
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in this amazing review. It is fantastic to read how our team have managed to exceed your expectations and make your stay so memorable. We are delight to read how much you enjoyed our little touches. At The Kensington Hotel we like our guests to feel relaxed and home from home and we believe it’s these small personal touches that make the difference. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

What can you ask for more....A comfy bed to have a restful night and a central location to rest the tired feet the bed is massive and couldn't ask for a better location? A stone's throw away from south Kensington station and just across the road is the natural history museum, V & A , museum and if that’s not enough you can always jump on the tube to the central parts nearby and view the Westminster Abbey ,the House of parliament, London eye All staff members are awesome who unreservedly shared some pointers with us and hosted us exemplary Although there is no swimming pool but there is a gym on the lower ground floor a modern cocktail bar to cherish your tongue, staff are extremely kind and helpful mostly Alessandro,George and Paul.we'll definitely comeback.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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5  Thank zouraisAnn
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2014

What lovely comments, thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed our location and especially our service at The Kensington Hotel. Alessandro, George and Paul are all thrilled to receive this wonderful and very encouraging feed back and they were delighted to be able to make a difference. We hope it wont be long until you return to see us all again.

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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: £174 - £347 (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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