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The Kensington

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#35 of 1,089 Hotels in London
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at the Kensington. Hotel was beautiful although room was a bit small. Shout out to all of the wonderful staff but George in particular. His happy demeanor and pleasant smile were a welcome site after a long day of site seeing.

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Bude, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location for Royal Albert Hall, quiet streets despite being in the capital. Bedroom was ok, but small compared to others that I have stayed in recently; very small bathroom, but you are in Central London. Breakfast was nicely presented and served, very friendly service from the staff. Nice bar area, unfortunately this was offset by the large cockroach trundling...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely experience at The Kensington. The location in South Kensington is amazing, close to the tube station and very charming shops and restaurants. The staff made the stay even better - George always greeted us with a friendly smile, a willingness to help however needed and we shared some good laughs! Martins and his brother were always...

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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 delightful review, it is fantastic. On behalf of all the team at The Kensington I would like to thank you for highlighting the great work they do to make our guests feel like home. They all appreciated very much, specially George, Martins and Gvido. We all look...

Woodbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on an unplanned, last minute trip to London and after reading reviews of the hotel and our first grandchild, born the week prior was named Kensington we decided on this very special hotel. We made the right decision as the staff was amazing, location fabulous, and we were given an upgraded suite when we mentioned it was our...

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

Dear Ms Dumoch, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We appreciated very much the time you took to write such a delightful comment; on behalf of everyone at The Kensington I would like to thank you for highlighting our fantastic staff. We definitely look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Cristina G Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kensington Hotel is a very nice hotel conveniently located with very nice restaurants and nubs nearby. The rooms are on the small side as are the bathrooms. What makes this hotel is the staff. Everyone we dealt with was pleasant and helpful. Michael, Guido, Robert and Laura were especially helpful.

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

Dear Mr D, Thank you very much for your fantastic review of The Kensington. We sincerely appreciated your mention to our wonderful staff, as well as the hotel's location. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Cristina G Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mother, grandmother and I stayed in The Kensington during a weekend break to London to celebrate my grandmother's 70th birthday. The hotel itself is beautifully decorated and in a great location. We love the Kensington/Knightsbridge area of London and so the location suited us very well. It is a tube ride away from the more touristy areas but it's...

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

Dear Ms P, It was wonderful to read your nice comment about The Kensington; we truly appreciate the time you took to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We would also like to thank you for highlighting the hotel's decoration and its location, the lounge and bar areas, and our fantastic staff. We look forward to your next celebration trip to...

PLATTEKILL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited London to celebrate my 30th birthday and I'm glad she picked The Kensington. We took a red eye in and arrived to London around 9:30 am on April 6th. We made it to the hotel by 11:30am and we were greeted by Oana. She was very welcoming and checked us in right away. They even...

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

Dear Mr C, Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, it was an absolute delight reading it. We are very glad to hear you had such a lovely stay; we appreciate very much that you remembered Oana, Michael, Martin and George. We definitely look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Cristina G Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel, location and service! Comfortable rooms and easy access to all the sites and activities of London. George, the concierge, was incredibly helpful and was the perfect person to welcome us to London. We look forward to coming back again soon!

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

Dear Mr M, First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to leave your fantastic comment on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to hear you had such a wonderful experience; we would like to thank you for highlighting the hotel's location and our superb staff, specially George. We look forward to seeing you in the near future....

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at The Kensington after a long day of flight delays and a lost bag from the west coast of the US. The hotel staff was very accommodating upon my arrival and got me a room right away so I could freshen up. They were more than helpful in getting me what I needed due to my lost luggage....

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much your delightful review. It is an absolute delight to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Kensington; we would like to thank you for emphasizing the sleep quality, room views and our fantastic staff. It will be our pleasure to host you on your next visit to London. Yours faithfully, Cristina G Tejedor Guest...

Shreveport, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kensington. Our room was beautiful and spacious. The staff was superb! George went out of his way to help make our stay extraordinary! We will definitely return.

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

Dear Ms B, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, we really appreciated it. It was our pleasure having you in house, making sure you had an excellent stay. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Cristina Garcia Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

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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: ₹ 17,947 - ₹ 42,583 (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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“Ask for a room on the upper floors for a better chance of a view.”
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“Go for high floor , work was being done on low floors and was very noisey , room was small too.”
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“get the biggest room possible as standard rooms are small”
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“Room with king beds tend to be larger.”
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