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The Kensington
Ranked #37 of 1,067 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
London
1 review
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“Great spot”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We loved the hotel and all the staff members were friendly and helpful and the location is the best of all places we have stayed in the area (eight visits to area in past four years) with many pleasant surprises at eating places in Old Brompton Road. Terrific lounge area for enjoying a quiet drink at the end of the day.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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andrea D, Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Thank you for writing such an amazing review and for recommending us as the best hotel in Kensington. We are delighted that you enjoy every aspect of the hotel, particularly that you find our team to be so professional and helpful. We are proud to be your favourite place to stay in London and are all looking forward to welcoming you back to your London home again soon.
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed here for a few days last week and can't wait to return! The Kensington is centrally located to all of the wonderful sights in London, not to mention close to the Tube, bus stops, Kensington Gardens, and terrific restaurants. The management and staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was very clean and comfortable. Love this hotel!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Kensington is a true blessing. The staff knew it was my partners birthday and had a little surprise waiting for her, Strawberries and chocolates then 2 glasses of Champagne were delivered to our room. Wonderful!
The friendliness of the whole staff, the comfortable luxury of the rooms and the absolutely delicious breakfast is such a treat. I have stayed here many times and look forward to many more.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was our first stop on our trip. The hotel were very accommodating in holding our luggage while we waited for our room to be ready. Our room was spacious and quiet. The bathroom was of a great size and the bed super comfy. We had the full breakfast included in our room price and I have to say, the omelette was one of the best I have ever even. Thank you also for our lovely bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries in celebration of our honeymoon.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Have now been staying at this hotel for many years and it really is a home away from home be it business or pleasure - professionalism of staff along with standard of service and facilities always excellent. always gives feeling of being relaxing and genuine caring for the guest. Good location also and close South Ken tube, Hyde park, Albert hall and more.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

After an unpleasant stay in another UK city at a dirty hotel with nonchalant staff, our welcome at the Kensington on Queen's Gate was beyond our expectation. The staff go out of their way to ensure satisfaction, the location is convenient to sites and great restaurants, & our room was modern.

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cleveland, ohio
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very clean and the bed was great. You are a short walk to the South Kensington tube stop. The neighborhood is quiet. The staff are all fantastic. Only negative is that the rooms are very tiny. My wife and I each had a 28 inch bag and it was difficult to maneuver. I will say that our friends had the room across the hall and it was much bigger. But overall we were very happy with this hotel.

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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
#37 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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