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Thistle Kensington Gardens
Ranked #301 of 1,081 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Excellent locating friendly staff clean environment
only one issue there is one door man called Charlie very arrogant and rude with attitude once he gave us bad looks for not tipping him all other staff where fantastic book this hotel just avoid this devil Charlie

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This hotel is ideally located within a 5 minute walk to the nearest tube station and buses running up and down bayswater road right outside the hotel every few minutes. Also easy access through Hyde park to the Albert hall, Albert memorial, Princess Diana monument, Knightsbridge and many other London hot spots. The room we stayed in was an executive room on the 9th floor, modern and stylish decor and a great touch was the heated mirror in the spotless bathroom which was excellent after a bath if you needed a shave the mirror was steam free. The breakfast was plentiful with a vast choice and one thing which is hard to find "hot beans" !! Also the sausage was one of the nicest that we have tasted and cooked to perfection. The staff are a pleasure to deal with from the reception staff where you get a speedy check in and within minutes you are in your room to the waiters and waitresses in the restaurant for breakfast who just simply can't do enough to help you to the Maid' who made sure we had clean towels and kept our toiletries topped up daily. Overall you won't go wrong with this hotel in every aspect should you find yourself around this part of the city !! Even if your not treat yourself to a lovely weekend away here just Perfect !! Looking forward to coming back soon ;-))

Room Tip: Ask fir a room over looking Hyde park ! Simply amazing views !!
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Excellent location, friendly staff and fabulous views over the park from the 9th floor. Bar area and breakfast room very comfortable and everywhere was spotless. Only slight issue was the fact that we travelled with friends who are not particularly small and getting us all in the lift was a struggle.

Room Tip: The closer you are to the 9th floor the better your view will be.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to London and we decided we wanted to stay a little further out. This was a nice spot.. about three blocks from the nearest tube station (Queensway). Across the street from Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens. Room was small, but tidy and updated. Service was good. Excellent breakfast. Would stay here again. Would recommend this to a friend.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Very clean hotel with a good breakfast. Friendly staff and well looked after hotel. Great location close to Queensway Tube and bus stops, also within good walking distance to good pubs, coffee shops and restaurants. Just across the road from Hyde park and Kensington.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Stayed here for an awards dinner at the Hilton Park Lane - a £5 taxi ride away.Good sized bedrooms with great views over the park to the Albert Hall / Memorial.Beds comfortable with first class power shower in the bathroom. Great breakfasts with hotel made breads and pastries. One criticism however is the price of the beer - very expensive.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Stayed there for one night on a business trip. Small but nice and modern room. Breakfast room is overlooking the park and it is in the middle of nice neibourhood. A good price/value ration in my view.

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Additional Information about Thistle Kensington Gardens

Address: 104 Bayswater Road | Hyde park, London W2 3HL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#171 Business Hotel in London
#209 Romantic Hotel in London
#219 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £99 - £196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Kensington Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more   less 
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