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“Flat No. 11, 51 Kensington Court Limited”

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51 Kensington Court Limited
Ranked #704 of 1,063 Hotels in London
West Vancouver, Canada
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“Flat No. 11, 51 Kensington Court Limited”
Reviewed 2 October 2011

This is our third stay at this hotel. Previously, we stayed in Flat No. 3 - a One Bedroom Superior. The Living room, kitchen and bathroom were quite good - very clean and well kept. The bedroom was tiny - barely enough room for the bed and chest of drawers. Closet was in the living room. Nevertheless, we were quite happy staying there.

This year, from September 24 to October 1, we decided to rent a 2 bedroom standard - Flat No. 11. The elevator only went to the third floor and our flat was probably on the 5th floor - a walk up another 18 stairs which was not easy for us. The main bedroom was fine with a double (might have been queen sized bed. Adequate closet and storage space. However, the second bedroom was terrible. Two very narrow single beds - much narrower than a normal size single bed. Suitable only for small children. Very small closet and no other storage. Kitchen and bathroom clean and well equipped. Living room rather drab and we had a fair amount of trouble getting the TV to work. I would like to know what the difference is between "Standard" and "Superior" other than price as our "Superior" did not have a dishwasher whereas the "Standard" did...

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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51KensingtonCt, Manager at 51 Kensington Court Limited, responded to this review, 16 October 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing and letting us know of your experience. Unfortunately apartment 11 does not have direct elevator access and we do make sure our guests are aware of that at the time of booking. It is on the 4th floor and elevators go up to the 3rd. If this was not made clear to you I sincerely apologize. We have taken your feedback into account and can assure you we are working on some of the elements of the apartment and how it is presented so that such an experience is not repeated.

I really hope you choose to return to us for your next stay and allow us to make this up to you. Please contact me directly at manager@kensingtoncourt.co.uk for any further bookings.

Warm Regards,
Karen Wong.
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Overall, 51 Kensington Court is an excellent accommodation option for London. We were two couples travelling together and stayed in a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment (number 8).

Pros:
Brilliant location
Decent amount of living space
Very clean
Helpful, pleasant staff
Very quiet

Cons:
Furniture a bit dated
Second bedroom has two single beds and is quite small

If you are used to 5 star accommodation, this property will be different to what you're used to, but is still a great option.

We really appreciated having the option of washing our own clothes and being able to prepare a quick meal.

An improvement would be an update to apartment furniture and soft furnishings. Our single beds were squeaky and the linens a bit old.

This aside, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at '51' and wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Stayed September 2011
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

My family stayed at #1 flat. It was a 2 bedroom and one bath flat in the basement flat. It was a quiet flat. The rooms are nicely decorated and clean.

I would definitely return to 51 Kensington.

By the way, if safety is your issue. The Iranian consulate is next door. There is a policeman oon duty 24 hours every day.

  • Stayed August 2011
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122 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

Usually stay in tiny London hotels with miniature beds and no space to breathe. The suite at Kensington Court made a huge difference - a proper size bed, space to walk around, a decent bathroom and a spotless and well equipped kitchen. If you are a couple or even travelling solo and value some breathing space then I recommend '51' especially as the price was no more than the typical london hotel box size room. On top of that the location is great - one minute from High Street and good transport to all the main areas. The suite was well furnished, well maintained and serviced to a high standard. Dealing with reception is a real pleasure - no grumpy or unhelpful responses - a really nice experience.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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152 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We had a family suite with two bedroooms (both very small) with large living/dining area and fully appointed kitchen, one bathroom. We were disappointed that our unit was below the ground floor, but it had a small enclosed garden and it was still pleasant and very clean. Hotel is next door to the Iranian embassy. We watched women whip out their scarves to cover their hair before going inside, and there is a 24/7 British police officer outside all the time. We had a nice chat with one of them, who gave us travel tips while we waited for the hotel to open at 9 am on the morning we arrived. That put us off a bit as we ended up having to wait a half-hour until staff arrived to let us in. They informed us of this in advance but it would be nice if they could arrive a bit early when they know they will have early-arriving guests. Don't bother accepting the breakfast reservation at the restaurant next door -- there are many informal places to eat in the area. In particuar, there is a Whole Foods market around the corner -- very convenient for buying groceries for the hotel and there is a cafe there as well. The atmosphere at the hotel is quite nice, informal, young men and women at the reception and friendly. We were not happy that heat in our room was on and couldn't be turned off and they told it would take two days to fix. When we suggested that we'd be gone in two days and it was quite warm, they did find someone to fix the situation promptly. This is not an inexpensive place but was better value than finding two separate rooms and we enjoyed having the full kitchen for having breakfasts in.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We stayed there for 7 nights from the end of June to start of July. It is the best location, I lived in London for 2 yrs if only it was here, the apartment was clean, and enough for 3 adults. The staff where brilliant always willing to help. There are not many apartments with daily housekeeping which was of great standard. If we come back to London I know where. I will be staying!! Thanks 51 Kensington Court!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank debstrappa
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2011

We initially chose 51 KC after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We stayed in Apartment 7 (Studio Apartment). It was more spacious than expected with plenty of room to move and plenty of storage space - wardrobe, cupboards, side tables and storage for suitcases. While the kitchen was very 'compact' (really only room for one person at a time- but it is a ‘studio’) it was quite adequate, unless you are planning to cook gourmet meals. It had a convection microwave, bar fridge and twin hotplates (hobs) – could have done with more microwave cookware though. We spent 10 nights in the studio apartment and didn't once feel at all cramped. Very secure and relatively quiet surroundings given the proximity to the heart of South Kensington- close to all the good things South Kensington has to offer. 51 KC is just a short stroll to Kensington Gardens and some good restaurants- ranging from haute cuisine to good Chinese takeaway (The ‘Stick and Bowl’ in High Street). The whole foods market and Marks and Spencer is just around the corner, so we were able to stock up on food items or venture out to dine. The staff were extremely helpful, both prior to our stay and during it - nothing was a bother and we felt very welcome here. On the day we left our pre-booked taxi did not arrive and we did not have an alternate cab number to call and reception was not yet open - but Helen, a 51 KC staff member who was just arriving at work, noticed our predicament and offered her assistance, she immediately arranged alternative transport for us and we managed to arrive -just in time to catch our flight; so the service continued even after we’d checked out. The room was very clean and our experience in London was enhanced by staying at 51 KC. We were very well looked after and we'll definitely stay here as our preferred home away from home when we next visit London.

Room Tip: Studio 7 would be less noisy than the front one
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: 51 Kensington Court Limited
Address: 51 Kensington Court, London W8 5DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Kensington and Hyde Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#377 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — 51 Kensington Court Limited 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eleven 4* serviced apartments located in a prestigious Kensington square near Kensington High Street’s shops, tube station, Kensington Palace, Museums and the Royal parks. The apartments sleep between 1 and 8 guests and have fully fitted kitchens, wireless internet, flat screen TVs, i-pod docks, complimentary toiletries and a welcome hamper on arrival. We also provide a first class housekeeping and reception service 7 days a week. ... more   less 
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