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The Kensington

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The customer service in this relatively recently remodeled hotel was excellent. The public rooms are spacious with elegant traditional furnishing. In the holiday season they offered homemade minced pies and mulled wine - all complimentary. The rooms were good size for London and they accommodated my early check-in without a problem. Good location- close to the South Kensington tube station...

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Kensington and for your positive feedback. It gives us great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed our well appointed facilities, convenient location and our excellent service. We are most grateful for your kind recommendation to our future guests and we hope to see you soon again. Warm regards,...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I have previously stayed here by myself for work but on this occasion the whole family (2 adults, 2 children) came along. I love this location for visiting London. The hotel is near South Kensington underground station, which is on 3 lines. Very easy access to central London sites, West End, Tower of London and Westminster, London Eye, Buckingham Palace,...

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us at The Kensington. It gives us great pleasure to read that you had a memorable experience with highlights including our fantastic location, excellent food as well as the well appointed rooms. The entire team including George are absolutely delighted with your warm compliments and we...

Paris, France
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I stayed in the Kensington Hotel for one night, on December 5th. I wasn't even a real guest - some family friends had a room there for the week, and I was passing through London, so I stayed in their room. The staff knew this, but still treated me as though I were one of their most prized customers. I...

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback following your recent stay with us at The Kensington. We are absolutely delighted to learn that you had a very enjoyable experience with the warm and professional service as the most memorable aspect of your stay. We are very grateful for your recommendation and hope it will not be too long before...

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Nice and good hotel, very well located in a historic building, in South Kensington. Very nice individually decorated rooms and very kind staff. Located in a beautiful neighborhood to walk by; you can find almost anything in the surroundings. I would highly recommend it.

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback following your recent stay with us at The Kensington. We are absolutely delighted to learn that you had a very enjoyable experience and that you found the location and facilities up to your satisfaction. We are very grateful for your recommendation and hope it will not be too long before we get...

Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This hotel is based in South Kensington which is obviously one of London's finest neighborhood. However, it is quite pricy (as any hotel in London) and if you have a room on the wrong side of the building then you might really think it is pricy. Overall I enjoyed my weekend stay there, the staff is very nice and helpful...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your great feedback with us at The Kensington. We are truly heartened by your warm compliments and it is especially rewarding for the team to hear that you enjoyed the warm service delivered by our wonderful team. This will certainly serve as a wonderful motivator for us all and we hope we will get...

Reviewed 28 December 2015

I stayed for 2 nights in a suite, the room was lovely, it didn't have a nice view just some buildings. The bathroom made the suite, it was amazing, as the bedroom part was small. We ordered rooms service one night which came quickly and was lovely. The staff couldn't of been more helpful from arriving, to extra special touches...

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us at The Kensington. Whilst we regret to hear that you were inconvenienced by the corridor noise, we are very glad that you overall had a very pleasant experience and enjoyed our fantastic location close to South Kensington station as well as our lounge areas with their...

Roskilde, Denmark
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We spent three nights on the hotel in november. When we checked in we were given a very nice newly renovated room, but with a tiny bed. I could tell the standard room came with 3 different sizes of bed so I called the front desk right away to ask if something could be done. The hotel was pretty book,...

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback following your recent stay with us at The Kensington. We are absolutely delighted to learn that you had a very enjoyable experience with highlights including the warm service, excellent location and well appointed facilities. We are very grateful for your recommendation and hope it will not be too long before we get...

Vancouver
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my six nights in the hotel. I was unhappy with my first room as I felt it was not the "superior" room I had reserved. I was moved the next day to a room where I was extremely happy. The price was reduced for that first night. The hotel looked charming with Christmas lights, etc. The reception...

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive feedback following your recent stay with us at The Kensington. We are absolutely delighted to learn that you had a very enjoyable experience with the helpful service, charming facilities and excellent location as the most memorable aspects of your stay. We are very grateful for your recommendation and hope it will not be...

Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time. We could not have asked for a better place to stay in London. The service and atmosphere does not compare. We will definitely be coming back to this place. Thanks for such a great time! Have a drink in the bar. The bartenders are so nice.

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Georgiana P, Operations Manager at The Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your complimenting review following your stay with us at The Kensington. We are most grateful for your warm comments about our fantastic service and atmosphere. We greatly appreciate your kind recommendation to our future guests and we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience in the near future. Warm regards, Georgiana Operations...

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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

My friend and I had lunch in the restaurant. I'd been before but not since they they had a refit and redone their menu. The new decor was beautiful and food was AMAZING! We enjoyed every bite. Sandor our server was great, polite and friendly. He throughly knew the menu even though it was new. All the staff in the...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for writing such a fantastic review following your recent lunch with us at The Town House restaurant. We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit with highlights including the restaurant décor and amazing food, as well as our warm service delivered by our wonderful Sandor. We greatly appreciate your warm recommendation to our...

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Staying in South Kensington

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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: ₹ 15,969 - ₹ 26,963 (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
#34 Luxury Hotel in London
#50 Romantic Hotel in London
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“get the biggest room possible as standard rooms are small”
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“Ask for whatever you need and someone will accommodate you.”
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“There is a cocktail bar that serves excellent cocktails”
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“Room facing Queens Gate road preferred”
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