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Kensington House Hotel

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Reviewed 13 April 2012

What a disaster. A construction site right across the road, noise from dawn till way past dusk. Room faced into the sun, window blind inadequate for shade. Room became unbearably hot, no air conditioning. Couldn't open window due to noise from building site. Light over shower broken, advised reception, still broken at end of stay. Used elevator first day, but...

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6Thank Susan R
Chelan, Washington
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Just returned from a great stay in Kensington House Hotel! We LOVED the property and location...as it was literally minutes away from the Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, 2 tube stations, nice restaurants, the Natural History Museum.... and the list goes on and on. We felt very safe walking even in the evening. Yes, construction is across the street, but all...

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1Thank KJR4
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Stayed in room 209! Very small, no curtains, blinds wouldn't close, bathroom like a broom cupboard! Breakfast is free as no one in their right mind would pay for it! Better value and quality elsewhere!

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5Thank Parkhurst111
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Nice modern conversion of a traditional Kensington terrace. Located just off Ken High Street opposite the park. Shops and restaurants are a couple of minutes walk. High st Kensington tube is about a 10 minute walk. In the other direction the Albert Hall was a 10 minute walk and Harrods about 30 mins. If going to Harrods meander through the...

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3Thank zonda
Valencia, Spain
Reviewed 13 March 2012

After many years and hotels in London, including 5 stars there is a small charming hotel that will suit everyone, at a great price. Located off Kensington High street . Other reviews have complained about the construction noise but dont be afraid, it minimum and only during the day when your out. We noticed nothing even walking by site. The...

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3Thank Ericsweden_11
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2012

We stayed for three nights in January as part of a business trip with three colleagues. We had chosen this hotel because, having stayed before, we knew it was comfortable and the breakfasts were good. Indeed, the rooms are small but they are fully functional and clean. More importantly the beds are comfortable. Initially we had been put into the...

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1Thank janeol123
Northamptonshire
Reviewed 29 January 2012

My husband and I stayed at Kensington house hotel in mid January in order to go to the Royal Albert Hall to watch the Cirque de Soleil.This hotel is in such a good location for the RAH and for the museums, shops and restaurants. It is well served by the underground and local buses to take you all over London....

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2Thank patanddaij
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 January 2012

This was my third stay at the K-House and I just think it is a great, little hotel. I was traveling with my husband and our daughter/son-in-law and we booked 2 standard rooms. The rooms are small, but are clean and have comfy beds and decent bathrooms. The breakfast is great and the fact that it is included helps contribute...

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1Thank ktraveler_7
London
Reviewed 2 January 2012

I stayed in a single room here for a couple of nights, and was really happy with my stay. Yes, it's not the flashest hotel in town, but considering the price you pay, and the location - it's a winnner. Positives are... very friendly and obliging staff, walking distance to a couple of tubes stations, over the road from Hyde...

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3Thank Mango212
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2011

Stayed in this hotel for one night only, which was more than enough. I have stayed in many 3/4/5 star hotels throughout the world and especially in London. This hotel was not deserving of even a 3*. The only thing to recommend this hotel would be the location near to Kensington Gardens. The hotel is opposite a very large building...

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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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Contemporary Hotel with classic designs, tasteful decor, restaurant; situated near Kensington Gardens & Albert Hall. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kensington House Hotel

Address: 15-16 Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 5PQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Price Range: $172 - $371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
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#318 Luxury Hotel in London
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“Try the front of the hotel for a quieter room.”
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“We had a standard room on the ground floor which was a bit noisy.”
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“Don't accept a room in the basement. I was initially allocated Room 103 and the move to Room 307 was much better.”
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“Not many twin rooms, which are small. May be better options with a double.”
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