We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Kensington

Save
Traveller (813)
Room & Suite (401)
Dining (75)
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“afternoon tea”(217 reviews)
“queens gate”(36 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
5 Star Hotel
All hotel details
Offers from The Kensington
Special Price: 15% Discount - Book Now!
Offers from The Kensington
Special Price: 15% Discount - Book Now!
You may also like:
See all
Nearby Hotels
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
6 May7 May
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 11 partner sites to see rooms from US$ 293.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all London hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "892eb1dc16914f24adc86d69f4da141f", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1371050,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[78852787],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":6,"month":5,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":7,"month":5,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":293,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"892eb1dc16914f24adc86d69f4da141f","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":356,"lowestMetaPrice":293,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":356,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":356,"lowestMetaPrice":293,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":356,"hotelName":"The Kensington","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":true,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6Ijg5MmViMWRjMTY5MTRmMjRhZGM4NmQ2OWY0ZGExNDFmIiwiQUlLIjoiZjhhNGM2MjI2M2Q0NDU4YjgyNjM3MTU4MjZlNWI2MjUifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "06/05/2018", "checkOut": "07/05/2018", "lowestPrice": "US$ 293", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"78852787":"OrbitzEWS"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (3,170)
Filter reviews
2,879 results
Traveller rating
2,260
477
103
25
14
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2,260
477
103
25
14
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsafternoon teaold brompton roadqueens gatebeautiful hotelthe natural history museumvictoria and albert museumturn down servicenespresso machinesuperior roomlounge areathe location is perfecttube stationrooms are smallconciergeharrodstownhouseturndown
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 2,879 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There isn't much to say, other thsn this hotel has a lot of character, the service is excellent and it's most welcoming. The room was spotless and crisp, everything on point, just the way we like it. Thank you very much for a wonderful experience.

Thank CarolineArchebaut
Hotel's Favourite
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A superb hotel full of charm and character. It's so refreshing to stay somewhere with personality and a touch of individual luxury. The staff are so friendly, attentive and professional. One of my favourite places to stay.More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
3  Thank eamonne71
Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 30 June 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are all delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us at The Kensington and found the hotel full of charm and character. The staff are grateful for your...More

A TripAdvisor Member
2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In addition to being a fabulously appointed hotel, in an great location close to museums, shops and the tube, the service here is excellent. We enjoyed a relaxed lunch in their ‘Town House’ restaurant, and were able to arrange an impromptu themed afternoon tea: as...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

I attended the Kensington 'Tale as Old as Time' afternoon tea on Friday 20th April and it was by far the best I have attended in London owing to the attentiveness and politeness of their staff. Our waitress Petronela was outstanding and Thomas was charm...More

Thank lucie k
Reviewed 6 days ago

We made a mistake with our booking date through Agoda but the Kensington were fully booked and the concierge was excellent in finding us another hotel for that night. Anyway, despite a 'no cancellation' booking the Kensington allowed us to move it to the 17th...More

Thank WelshToGo
Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 6 days ago

Dear WelshToGo, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read you experienced excellent service at The Kensington. We have five different room categories available at The Kensington allowing us to find the perfect room to meet any guests needs. Please contact us directly...More

View more reviews
Nearby Hotels
See allSee all
About
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Business Centre with Internet Access
Room Service
Meeting Rooms
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Airport Transportation
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Details
Price range
US$ 283 - US$ 497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#20 Business Hotel in London
#23 Luxury Hotel in London
#23 Family Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 283 - US$ 497 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#20 Business Hotel in London
#23 Luxury Hotel in London
#23 Family Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Add Photo Photos
Traveller (813)
Room & Suite (401)
Dining (75)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (9)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
Amenities (2)
Nearby
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
...More
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
BarbL114
13 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Georgiana P | Property representative |
Dear BarlbL114, We have minibars in all our bedrooms that can be used to store cold drinks and snacks. Alternatively, upon request, we can also place a mini fridge in the room. Warm regards, Georgiana
1
Vote
1 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Georgiana P | Property representative |
Dear plekeas, I am following up on my initial reply. Kindly contact me directly at the hotel to discuss your concerns. Kind regards, Georgiana Pusnava-Duffy Operations Manager
1
Vote
SarahBeeBee123
7 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Negail B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is.
1
Vote
Room Tips
"Look carefully at room classification and sizes when booking to get what you are expecting on arrival."
Read review
"All rooms seem to have good points"
Read review
"Deluxe room good size for a couple"
Read review
"We had a superior room which was lovely, very spacious and clean, lovely facilities."
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing