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Review of Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington

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Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington
Ranked #482 of 1,087 Hotels in London
Westport, Ireland
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“Good location but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Recently spent two nights at The Boltons. It is a perfectly adequate 'room for the night' hotel but will not suit visitors who are looking for the ambience of a hotel in which to relax in the bar or over a meal with friends/family in the evening - there are neither bar nor restaurant, nor even a communal sitting area (if one discounts two chairs in front of the reception desk). It is very much a hotel to leave in the morning and return to sleep in the evening.
If that is what you seek then you will be pleased by the friendly, efficient staff, the clean though rather cramped rooms and a reasonable (but no more) buffet breakfast. The London underground system is very close (2 minutes on foot?), as is the exhibition centre. There are numerous bars and restaurants in the locality.

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Younis72, General Manager at Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review, 12 June 2012
Dear Mayoabu
Thank you for your review of the hotel and we hope to see you again.
regards Wasim.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

Just stayed here for one night on business and going to be staying for a further three nights soon on the back of a very good experience. The hotel and its rooms have been recently refurbished so it all looks and feels pretty modern and pleasant - and it does make you wonder why some hotels still labour with 1970s furnishings and decor! The double room I stayed in was small but pleasant with two large windows looking onto the street, a very comfortable bed, flat screen TV, modern bathroom and air conditioning. The breakfast room is small, so you might find yourself sharing a table with other guests, but the choice was good. Service was friendly and helpful and so all in all, for the price and location, a very good choice. Why can't all London hoteliers up their game like this hotel clearly has?

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Younis72, General Manager at Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Thank you for such a wonderful review, the staff at BW The Boltons will be very pleased.
We look forward to welcoming you at the hotel.
Wasim.
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Just returned from two nights stay, part of a trip with my mum and sister for The Chelsea Flower show. Booked this based on previous reviews and I can say I wasn't disappointed.

Great central location, good sized room, very clean and staff were very friendly and helpfully. I would recommend this hotel and no doubt will book again the next time I visit London. Great value for money for such a central location in London.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Younis72, General Manager at Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Dear Sir, thank you for such a lovely review of the hotel. I'm glad you found the staff friendly and helpful, I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to them.
We hope to welcome you back at the hotel soon.
Many thanks Wasim.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

Recently stayed at The Boltons for an exhibition at Earls Court. The hotel is ideally located for this, being a 10 minute walk. Earls Court is also a great area for bars, shops and restaurants. There is a handy M&S Food Store at the end of the road where the hotel is, which is great to get sandwiches etc at a reasonable price if you are exhibiting. Also a Co-op just past the Earls Court underground. For eating there is a Nandos nearby and we tried Zizzis which was very good.

The hotel - staff on reception were very helpful, friendly and efficient. I had requested a room with a bath (soak feet after day at exhibition!), and got one (LG07). This was a double room, which was nicely furnished, and quiet. Plenty of coffee/tea sachets and a hairdryer.

Breakfast was great with plenty of choice - fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, cold meats, cheeses, breads, fruit juice, cereals, bacon, eggs, sausage, beans, toms and lovely mushrooms!! Plenty to set you up for the day! There was also bottled water available which was very handy!

All in all an excellent stay, and I would highly recommend the hotel to anyone visiting Earls Court, or just London in general.

Room Tip: Room LG07 (lower ground) is a double at the back of the hotel and has a bath/shower.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Younis72, General Manager at Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Dear Elspeth, thank you for such a wonderful and detailed review of the Best Western The Boltons!
We hope to see you back at the hotel soon.
Many thanks Wasim.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

Very nice hotel, nice staff. Single bedroom and bathroom was small but very well decorated and finished. - I was only sleeping there so it didn't really matter about space. the breakfast room was quite small too so a bit of a squah getting to the food but the food was also very good quality and yummy.

Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Younis72, General Manager at Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Dear Nicola
Thank you for a lovely review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay at the hotel.
We hope to welcome you back soon.
Wasim.
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

The hotel is close to all the cities amenities and close to tube and bus routes into the city. We stayed here as a base for the 2012 Moonwalk and found the position perfertct for us - even managing to catcha night bus home at 4.00 a.m.
The rooms are a little tight but the standard of furnishing and amenities is excellent- very modern and tasteful. Free wi fi is a bonus andthere was an i pod dock inthe room. Toiletries were plentiful as was the supply of tea, coffeee and biscuits.
The staff on reception were friendly and very helpful - even providing scissors, sellotape and a screwdriver to add the finishing touches to our Moonwalk outfits. The 24 hour Reception was greatly appreciated.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and were sad to leave as after 3 mights it had become almost home. We will definitely return to this hotel when we return to London as the location is excellent and the warm friendly reception from the staff second to none.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Maggie W
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Younis72, General Manager at Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Dear Maggie
Thank you for such a superb review of Best Western The Boltons Hotel. The staff will appreciate your kind comments as they work very hard to meet our guest expectations.
We hope to have you back at the hotel very soon and make you feel at home again!
Many thanks Wasim.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

We travelled as a couple, for an overnight stay to see a show. The hotel was literally a one minute walk from the tube station. We stayed in room 105 which was at the front of the hotel with a lovely balcony. There was absolutely no problem with the size of our room, it was more than spacious. The room was spotlessly clean and the ensuite was gorgeous. The bed was comfortable, and the room had all the facilities that you could possibly require. Breakfast was varied and all you can eat, although i suggest getting there early as space was limited. Upon checkout we were able to keep our bags locked and secure until we were heading back in the afternoon. Staff were friendly and polite. We were pleasantly surprised with the great value of this hotel and would not hesitate to return :)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank sweetcheeks3325
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Younis72, General Manager at Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington, responded to this review, 27 May 2012
Hey Sweetcheeks, thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you found the hotel to be in a great location. I will certainly pass on your compliments to the staff at the hotel they will be very pleased.
We hope to welcome you back soon.
Thanks, Wasim.
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Property: Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington
Address: 19-21 Penywern Road | Earls Court, London SW5 9TT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Earls Court
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#265 Business Hotel in London
#317 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Boltons Hotel London Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combining Victorian charm with Modern Luxury The 4* Best Western The Bolton's Kensington is a modern oasis of peace in the conservation area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Fully Refurbished in 2012 to incorporate modern simplicity and functionality with Victorian charm Best Western The Bolton's Hotel London Kensington with 56 fully Air conditioned en suite bedrooms, complimentary High Speed WIFI throughout, a welcoming Restaurant serving a decadent breakfast is the place for the discerning traveller looking for great value for money. Ideally located just around the corner from Earls Court underground station, within easy reach of some of London's most prestigious shopping areas such as High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge to the many attractions of London such as the Natural History and the Science museum just off our door step making the Best Western The Bolton's Hotel London Kensington the ideal location for your visit to London. Book directly with us and start your day with a great English breakfast on the house. ... more   less 
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