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Kensington Gardens Hotel

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Stayed there for a week and a half in September 2012. Room was small but entirely acceptable, everything kept very clean and bed quite comfortable. Staff were entirely lovely, they went out of their way to arrange a mini-fridge for my room. The lady who works the front desk (I forgot her name!) is a complete gem, very friendly and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 June 2013

I booked this hotel since it was close to Paddington Station. I had a night in London before a flight from Heathrow. My room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the shower was hot and a decent pressure. Yes, it is a small room but (a) it's London, what do you expect and (b) it's a huge advantage that...

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1Thank mothjen
Wales
Reviewed 5 June 2013

This is a no frills hotel which is in a great location just a stone's throw from Bayswater Tube Stattion and close to Paddington Station. I only needed a place to put my head down for an overnight in London and had an excelletn night's sleep. It's in a relatively quiet spot but convenient for many of the London sights...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This was a nice little no frills hotel in a brilliant location close to Kensington Gardens and several methods of accessable public transport. The small issues I had with this hotel was the fact that there was no lift, the bathroom was very dated and the bed was not very comfortable. But for the price I paid those are trivial...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Stayed in this hotel for a few days on my first visit to London. I didn't come to the city to see a hotel and spend time in the room so I wasn't expecting or wanting to spend for a 5 star experience. The tube stop wasn't a terribly far walk and getting there was pretty easy from the airport...

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2013

We stayed for 3 days in August and had a great experience it was friendly staff helpful, great room. It added to the overall experience of our visit to London. We walked to NottingHill and caught the tube into the city. Shopped ,took a bus tour and visited some landmark places. It was always a good feeling to return to...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 10 January 2013

This is an older hotel with narrow stairs and small rooms, but the location is wonderful, my single room with bath was clean (if a little overheated...I had to open the window all night) and the staff were tremendously helpful! I think that considering the price it is a great place to stay as long as you realize that if...

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Bude, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2012

stayed here before and although not fantastic always find this place clean comfortable and friendly,the best rooms are at the back of hotel with nice views over gardens i we cant afford anywhere better i.e the savoy willl stay again

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Adelaide
Reviewed 13 November 2012

I stayed in a single room on the 3rd floor with a shared toilet (shower was in room). It was hot and I was drinking water like there was no tomorrow and the frequent trips to the bathroom never had me running into anyone else or waiting in the hallway. And they were always clean. Rooms are small, but there's...

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3Thank libertiness
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed in this hotel for 5 days last week and I have so many things to moan about. First of all we had a tiny room, there was no space to open our luggages and the curtains were ripped of. It was on the third floor so we had to drag our luggages up the stairways which are too...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Gardens Hotel is a 17 bedroom 2 star central London hotel, located 5 minutes walk from Hyde Park. Bayswater and Queensway underground stations are both within a few minutes walking distance. The hotel is centrally situated for both the business executive and the holiday-maker, with the West End and its shops and theatres within easy reach. Free Wi-Fi is always included when making a reservation with Kensington Gardens Hotel. Check-in time is from 1 pm onward. There is a complimentary luggage storage facility at the hotel. Reception is manned from 8 am to 5 pm. The reception at Phoenix hotel, next door at 1-8 Kensington Gardens Square, will assist during other hours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kensington Gardens Hotel

Address: 9 Kensington Gardens Square, London W2 4BH, England (Formerly TOP Hotel Kensington Gardens)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Notting Hill
Price Range: $118 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kensington Gardens Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Kensington Gardens Top Hotel
Top Hotel London
London Top Hotel
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“As there is no elevator to the upper floors you should request a room on the lower level if you have difficulty with climbing”
 of 5 bubbles donnieg816nu, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you have any specific preference write an e-mail to the hotel, the will provide if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles albamz, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you have heavy luggage, then try to get a floor on the bottom floors. There isn't a lift.”
 of 5 bubbles Fernmo, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If the traveller has walking problems ask for a room on the ground or first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles iris850, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No elevator - lots of stairs so go for a room as low down as you can.”
 of 5 bubbles Urbanaut, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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