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The Kensington

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Paris
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Kensington as a perfect location, just a few minutes away from South Kensington station and then 20 mn from St Pancras Station. We really appreciate the atmosphere, British style in the cosy way but also design. The breakfast is wonderful and the service very friendly. The bar is also very nice at night.

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Callahan, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is amazing !!! Awesome location, fantastic service.. Feels like home not a hotel. There is a tube near by and some excellent diverse food selections. Walking distance to many awesome sites. Make sure you indulge in morning tea.. England culture that we are going to miss ..George is the face of The Kensington.. His bright smile and helpful...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for your wonderful review. It is a pleasure to hear you had an excellent stay, enjoying the hotel's homely feeling and its location. George appreciated the mention very much. We look forward to your next visit. Yours faithfully, Cristina Garcia Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My review of this hotel will be excellent. I will start with information for the first time traveler to London. This hotel is located in the best of neighborhoods. You step out the front door turn left another quick left and you will have a grocery store, a bank, an exchange bureau, an abundance of restaurants and shortly down the...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you very much for your excellent review. It was absolutely delightful to read your comments about our location, the hotel's ambiance and our fantastic staff, it was simply outstanding. We definitely look forward to see you soon. Yours faithfully, Cristina Garcia Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a good hotel. Lovely area, very well and tastefully furnished public areas, with comfortable airy lounges and bar, but the room we were in was very small, with an even smaller bathroom. the shower screen didn't fit properly, and we managed to flood the floor (my bug bear with hotels) and the bath was cumbersome enough to get...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, your opinion is extremely valuable to us. We would like to apologise if the room did not meet your expectations; notwithstanding, we appreciate the kind mentions about our public areas, location and our fantastic staff. We look forward to seeing you again. Yours faithfully, Cristina Garcia...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

South Kensington was a nice suprise - a local feeling, but still very central all everything. The hotel is stylishly re-furbished. The rooms small but very comfortable. Receptions staff very friendly and helpful. We did get a bit put off when we came down for breakfast and there was no tables available, we resorted to go own to one of...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Ms L, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at The Kensington. We really appreciated your kind comments about our location, rooms and our fantastic reception staff; we were very sorry to hear we could not accommodate you immediately for breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Cristina Garcia Tejedor...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found everything about the property charming: the hotel, restaurant, neighborhood and staff. I spent 5 days and 4 nights at The Kensington. Let me first say that you won't find a better neighborhood. The tube station is a short, five minute walk from the hotel. Several museums and restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel. I had breakfast...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we do not have enough words to express our gratitude. It was an absolute delight to read your nice comments about the area, Town House restaurant, common areas, your room and its facilities, and last but not least, our superb staff. We definitely look forward to your next visit. Yours...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Kensington several times over several years, and we return because the staff is genuinely friendly and helpful, the rooms quite comfortable, and the location very convenient for all the places we want to get to when we visit London. On this most recent trip we arrived Sunday afternoon a little after 1 pm and had...

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of The Kensington I would like to thank you very much for your loyalty, as well as for taking the time to write down such an outstanding review. We were delighted to read your nice words; we would like to thank you for mentioning our staff problem handling, their fantastic service, our location and the K...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel staff is best and they treat you appreciate as customer. Food is also good and with good verity and even can be customized. Rooms are pretty clean and as per details mentioned on package. My visit will be on same hotel if got another chance to visit.

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CristinaGTejedor, Guest Relations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Mr Gupta, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, as well as for the kind words you wrote about our hotel, highlighting our service, the restaurant's offer and our rooms. We look forward seeing you again in the future. Kind regards, Cristina Garcia Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kensington is a good place to stay, its location is good, the hotel is close to many cafes and restaurants, the staff is great, but i think the rooms could be improved, sleep quality is not bad but it's just average, not great, bedside tables are almost useless, it's impossible to place a book and your mobile at the...

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Watkinsville, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kensington. The staff were excellent and the rooms were new and lovely. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was surprisingly spacious. This hotel was conveniently located near the tube, museums, and lots of restaurants and cafes.

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Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for your wonderful review, we truly appreciated your kind words about our hotel. Thank you as well for focusing on our fantastic staff, our rooms and their comfort, and our location. It was excellent to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. We definitely look forward seeing you again...

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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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 

Additional Information about The Kensington

Address: 109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington
Price Range: $325 - $545 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Kensington Hotel London
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#20 Business Hotel in London
#33 Family Hotel in London
#35 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
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“get the biggest room possible as standard rooms are small”
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