The narrow doorway should have given it away before we ever went there. A few steps to the lobby translates to 23 winding, narrow, steep stairs. In the US 1ST FLOOR means on the ground not1story inthe air. I needed very few stairs due to arthritic knees and a weak back. Schlepping a bag up 23 narrow winding steps was painful. Then our room faced a busy street with eateries on either side. London allows drinking and smoking to gather outside eateris and pubs. Thurs night was a loud nightmare til 3 a.m. Then the garbage trucks and construction noise started about 5:30 a.m. Friday repeat. The room was big enough for a double bed with a small space to walk around. We had no lights or air until we were told that we needed to put the wifi room key in a special slot. You could shower and wash your hands and pee at the same time. Almost felt like an airplane bathroom with a shower. It was neat and clean. The breakfasts were ok. The front desk was helpful.
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- This modern, intimate, chic hotel is the perfect choice for either a pleasurable few days holiday or short business trip. The Seraphine, KENSINGTON GARDENS is conveniently located near the stylish High Street Kensington shops, Holland Park, major tourist attractions, tour buses and tube station. ... more less
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