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    The Kensington

    109 - 113 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5LP, England
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    Overview
    • Excellent75%
    • Very good19%
    • Average4%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “afternoon tea” (169 reviews)
    “queens gate” (35 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Air Conditioning
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    5.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

    This was our second stay and although it is at the expensive end of the scale we would definitely return for the great service and attention to detail. It is in a handy location, very close to South Kensington tube station and with interesting shops...More

    1  Thank kdalm
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 21 April 2016

    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us at The Kensington. It really gives us great pleasure to read that your had a wonderful stay and enjoyed our location, comfortable bed and great service. We greatly appreciate your kind recommendation to our...More

    Reviewed 16 April 2016

    I certainly agree with all the five star reviews. I was surprised no one has mentioned the multitude of colorful pillows downstairs in the lounges and the diningroom in that, in a way, they epitomize the friendly, warm atmosphere of the hotel. The service is...More

    2  Thank cap25
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 21 April 2016

    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us at The Kensington. It really gives us great pleasure to read that you agree with all the 5 star reviews and have enjoyed your stay with us. It is very rewarding for the entire...More

    Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

    Outstanding service, as always from the Doyle Collection. Incredibly helpful staff, lovely hotel and surroundings. A wonderful breakfast to round off a great stay - wish we'd stayed longer. Location is a little out of town which was perfect for us but with good tube...More

    1  Thank Oliver W
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 21 April 2016

    Dear Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for sharing such wonderful review with us. We are absolutely delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience with highlights including our helpful staff, wonderful breakfast and lovely surroundings....More

    Reviewed 8 April 2016

    Amazing place! Fantastic restaurant and fast service!Bar was expensive but what you expect in place like South Kensington! Room was spotless and bed was very comfortable. Few bus stops away from Harrods shopping moll which is very convenience. If budget will allow ,I will definitely...More

    2  Thank Tracey W
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 13 April 2016

    Dear Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for sharing such great feedback. It gives us great pleasure to learn that you had an excellent stay with highlights including the fantastic restaurant and service, comfortable bed and convenient...More

    Reviewed 8 April 2016

    Have stayed at this hotel 6/8 April from checking in to checking out this hotel cannot be faulted. The staff are extremely courteous, the room and facilities spotless and the breakfast was excellent. Would definitely recommend this hotel.More

    1  Thank andanteandante1
    Response from Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The KensingtonResponded 13 April 2016

    Dear Guest, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for sharing your wonderful review. We are very pleased that you had a pleasant stay and that you enjoyed the warm service, bedroom and delicious breakfast. We greatly appreciate your...More

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Airport Transportation
    • Conference Facilities
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$ 254 - US$ 414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Hotel Style
    • #20 Business Hotel in London
    • #33 Family Hotel in London
    • #36 Luxury Hotel in London
    • #50 Romantic Hotel in London
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    • Number of rooms
    • 150
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    TL_Surbiton
    15 May 2017|
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    Response from fuola43 | Reviewed this property |
    Beds are very comfortable and rooms very quiet. We slept very well while we were there. An advise: check that your room doesn't overlook the kitchen machinery.
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    15 May 2017|
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    Response from CristinaGTejedor | Property representative |
    Dear Mr M, In order to find the perfect room for you, I would recommend to contact us prior to your arrival. I will personally make sure we find a very quiet room so that you have a wonderful stay at The Kensington. Kind... More
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    BONNIETRAVELSFOREVER
    23 April 2017|
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    Response from Emma T | Reviewed this property |
    You would have to ask at the desk! However, there are cute little sitting areas outside the hotel!
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    ""superior" rooms seem small - hotel was able to help us with a very satisfactory upgrade."
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