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“Nice clean basic hotel in great area ideal fora couple of days”

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Avni Kensington Hotel
Ranked #733 of 1,063 Hotels in London
Lautrec, France
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“Nice clean basic hotel in great area ideal fora couple of days”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Given the cost of hotel rooms in London (and particularly Kensington) I think this hotel is fine.
The rooms are clean, Tv and tea making in the rooms, which though small are well set up.
Breakfast seems to be toast cereal and fruit with tea, coffee and juice although there is plenty of it.
Staff helpful
Location is great for museums (10 / 15 minute walk) Lots of places to eat very close by and tube stations within easy reach.
downside was no Wifi not the end of the world but something you expect these days.
I think this is a good hotel for a couple of days in town so dont be put off by some of the comments this place is fine

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

My husband, myself and small baby stayed here for a week while in London. We were very much aware of what hotel rooms are like in London and weren't expecting much which is probably a good thing because this hotel certainly lived up to our expectations.
The room was small, which was fine. But once a portacot was added to the room, there wasn't a lot of space. The bathroom was also very small, to the point neither myself or my husband could bend over in the shower, I couldn't wash my feet for a week!
The staff appeared bored and disinterested at the front desk. Everything seemed like such a big effort. Asking for directions or calling for a cab was met with blank stares or eye rolling. We didn't bother with the front desk staff in the end.
Saying that, the hotel is well located with the tube station down the road and a short stroll to restaurants and supermarkets.
Would we stay here again? It's unlikely. Although the area was perfect for us, we would stay in another hotel in Kensington.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stayed at Avni Kensington Hotel, and despite some bad comments on Tripadvisor we had a wonderful time there. Staff are friendly and very helpful, hotel was spotless clean and free WiFi (which worked well during all my stay). Room was the expected size for an European hotel.

Breakfast was basic, limited to some cold options and toast, but considering that is complementary with the stay is perfect.

Hotel is very well located, within 5 minutes walk you are at Gloucester Rd with good restaurants, pubs and a Tesco.

Room Tip: Usually higher floors are warmer than the lower levels due to the heat that goes up. So in the winte...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

its OK, staff were nice and friendly, room was ok, apart from only having a sheet as a cover on the bed, found a itchy blanket in the cuboard, so helped a bit....would we stay there again? Yes!!! It is easy access to everywhere, so for somewhere to put ya head down and store ya gear, its perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly placed just minutes from Gloucester Road tube. Staff were helpful and friendly. Rooms were nicely decorated and the bathroom was clean and modern. Ignore those who gave it a poor review. They're obviously very hard to please. This hotel is great and fairly good value. Would recommend!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Pluses: A short walk from Gloucester Road tube station; Room was a good size; Bathroom was clean; Good sized shower

Negatives; One sheet and a thin blanket on the bed (on a cold autumn night); No heating in the room; Constant blue glow from the digital "Do Not Disturb" sign; Limited breakfast; Sound on the TV was broken; Carpet was a bit grubby;

Room Tip: Room 101 is a good size, but is next to the Housekeeping storage cupboard so can get noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Booked an overnight here as part of my daughter's 21st birthday celebrations, for her and a friend. Was a bit worried as I wouldn't be there to see that it was satisfactory, and whether my daughter would be able to deal with any issues that may have arisen.
However, I needn't have worried as she was really happy with everything. The room was clean and exactly as described. The only thing was that I had booked a superior 'twin' room and they were given a superior 'double' room...so they had to share a double bed instead of having two singles. If they were planning a longer stay they would have pointed this out, but as it was just overnight they were ok with it.
My daughter found the staff very pleasant and helpful, and the breakfast was perfectly adequate. Well situated..and fairly straightforward to get to from Gatwick airport, which was a concern, but all went well.
I feel the price I paid for their stay was perfectly acceptable (compared to others), given the location of the hotel and the room that they were given.
Would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Avni Kensington Hotel
Address: 40-44 Harrington Gardens | South Kensington, London SW7 4LT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
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Ranked #733 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Avni Kensington Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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