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The Kensington
Ranked #32 of 1,077 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 March 2014

I loved staying at this hotel The room was great, spacious with lots of light. The hotel is adorable and in the cutest neighborhood in south kensington. If you're exploring the london you really can’t beat this location- its in the center of everything!
Saorise was awesome!. This is my first time in this hotel and so I was skeptical going in but I got so lucky having Saoirse as a hostess. She was so welcoming and easy to talk to. I felt so much at home and comfortable. I had such a positive experience. I would stay here again in a second.re

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review of your recent stay with us, we are truly grateful for your feedback. We are all delighted to read that your experience with us was so positive and it is always a pleasure to read such wonderful praise for our staff, Saoirse will be delighted to read such kind words. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

I ahve experienced this hotel for a 3 days business trip in London and it has been a very good experience.
Quiet Classy and elegant hotel in the South Kensigton area.
VEry good Atmosphere... felling like at home!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank Pier Luigi N
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Kensington Hotel, it was a pleasure to have been able to look after you during your business trip. It is fantastic to read such a wonderful review of the hotel and that you found the hotel to have a homely atmosphere. We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

MEMORY OF A LIFE TIME
My friend and I stayed at this hotel for a few nights. The hotel was great, especially the fact that there were plenty of sights to see. The hotel was clean and tidy and when we arrived there were plenty of towels and blankets for all of us. The breakfast in the morning is at the ground floor and has everything you need to keep you energetic and healthy. The location is great as it is a very short walk (5min or less) to south Kensington station which is a major tube stop, and It is also a leisurely walk down to the museum, and there are a lot of restaurants down on Brompton road, I Would highly recommend the hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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5  Thank Freya3van
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review following your recent stay, it was a pleasure to have been able to look after you and your friend. It is fantastic to read that our breakfast was a great way to start you day off. We were all delighted to read that you would recommend the hotel to others and we all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014



Excellent location in London, The nearby restaurants were a very good option to lunch and dinner. The hotel looked recently renovated and the same as the pictures. It was clean and with all the necessary amenities to a comfortable stay. The breakfast was plentiful and varied.
Valentina & George & Izabella are all great host’s, providing tips and recommendations around London
I recommend the Kensington hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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3  Thank Marandazberg1
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Kensington Hotel, it was a pleasure to look after you. It was fantastic to read such wonderful praise of Valentina, George and Izabella. We are very grateful that you took the time and effort to share your views of our hotel online, it means a lot to all at the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Located in South Kensington, is a very posh part of London. The Hotel is very interesting and quite long
The lounge is more like that of a Private club and is decorated accordingly.reception is an area that is discreetly placed in a red velvet background. Staff are very professional and yet warm in welcome. Rubina , one of the receptionist, is fabulous and I cannot recommend her enough
The aubrey Bar is very traditional,Walls are decorated with portraits on mahogany wood with a fantastic blend, The bar is a delight and I highly recommend a negroni or cucumber tini, The Dining area is fairly large and the Breakfast served is plentiful with variety of foods.
If you are enthusiastic about open Space then a short stroll to the South or West and you reach firstly hyde Park plus if you continue walking down you’ll come down to knightsbridge and harrods, harveys, and sloane street and kings road. Since south kensington is known as the Museum center of london they are just a 2 minute walk and should not be missed And there are various restaurants within walking distance of the Hotel
I would recommend this Hotel without hesitation.





  • Stayed: March 2014
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2  Thank Kelvydron
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Kensington Hotel, it was a pleasure looking after you during your stay. It always a delight to read such a fantastic review of our hotel and to read such kind words about our staff and especially Rubina. It was also great to read that you were able to make the most of the facilities the hotel has to offer as well as the fantastic attractions in the South Kensington area. We all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Kensington hotel was perfect for us, and just as described on the website. The photos all seem to be recently taken and the place is exactly as it appears in the photos. And the location is fantastic: We were able to walk to everything on our spur-of-the-moment agenda, and in spite of the short amount of time we had, the place is so conveniently located that we didn't even need to grab a cab for dining, site-seeing, or entertainment.
Having a well cooked English food for breakfast was a very nice bonus, and we intend to stay there again when we visit the city we highly recommend staying at this hotel.

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4  Thank Madridpe
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review following your recent stay with us. It was fabulous to read that you found the hotel to be a perfect match for your trip to London. It is also great to hear that you were able to make the most of what South Kensington has to offer during your stay. We are delighted to read that we have your personal recommendation; we all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the very near future.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

my room was quite large and decorated with the best wallpaper theme which was very well done. A large closet next to the bed, with clothes hangers and other amenities, the power shower which had a good pressure, as you go to the lobby there is a two space business space with computers to browse and print documents down. The restaurant service is delivered by professional yet friendly staff and there was not a problem in requesting a newspaper or any inquiries. All in all, we were very satisfied with our stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank prettypoppins
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Kensington Hotel, it was a pleasure to look after you. It was fantastic to read that your stay with us was an enjoyable one and that you were able to make use of the wonderful facilities we have to offer our guests. We all look forward to welcoming you back to your London Home in the near future.

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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: £180 - £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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