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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location in desirable area of London. 2 mins from Gloucester Road tube station - direct access to heathrow via Piccadilly line, circle line for access to most of the tourist attractions/ locations. Staff friendly & helpful. Good wifi. Luggage storage was easy. There is a bit of street noise at night & overall the hotel is looking a little...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a last minute booking since I usually stay with friends in the area. The hotel is really conveniently located: it's a 3 minutes walk to Gloucester Rd station on Piccadilly and District. It's possible to go anywhere at anytime, and there is a Starbucks outside the train station. The hotel itself is easy to find, the check-in was...

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Cincinnati
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent 8 delightful nights at this hotel. The location is superb although upon arrival we wandered around a bit because we misread our map. Leave Gloucester tube station out the right and turn right down the first street. Hotel is just a bit from the corner on Ashburn Gardens. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Our room was very small with a lot of bad reparations everywhere and the floor was really shaky. Both water taps in the bathroom was loose and the water pressure was beneath contempt, i have never experienced anything like it before. There was some kind of machine above our room that made...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, obviously I am really sorry you had such a disappointing experience. I only wish you had taken just a couple of minutes to speak to us while at the Hotel. I just quite do not understand why anyone would put up with certain things. Water pressure, noisy room, etc....If it was so bad, why wouldn't you tell us?...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night and found the staff very gracious and helpful. The single room was clean quiet and they offered a great healthy breakfast. Great value and will return. Easy access to the tube and walking distance to restaurants, museums, and shops.

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we look forward to welcoming you back! Remember to call us directly and let us know you stayed already. Take care. Ferdinand. GM

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this hotel. Its good value and It's in a great spot close to the natural history station and five minutes walk from the tube station (Gloucester Road). The rooms are clean, comfy and well equipped. The staff are helpful and the free breakfast is simple but sufficient. Staff will happily store your bags safely if you want...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, very nice of you taking the time to leave this review! Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Reasonably sized single room with nice view and quiet at night. Bed comfortable and shower hot and clean. Tea and coffee available in room. Continental style breakfast offered is very nice with good selection of foods. Very close to Gloucester Rd tube station on Picadilly Line from Heathrow. Would stay here again.

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much. Please remember to book with us directly for best rates. Kind regards. Ferdinand. GM

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Stayed in the triple sharing room & for £150/night with breakfast this hotel is good value & its 5 mins walk to Gloucester station. Room is clean & simple but the walls are thin & can hear people from upstairs talking. Our room faces the road but there's not much traffic. Breakfast is the same fare daily. Reception staff are...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave these comments. Take care. Ferdinand. GM

Reviewed 14 January 2017

Good location close to hop on hop off bu stop and restaurants. Room 92 right next door to lift and very small. No fridge in the room and the shower base cracked. I think this must be a health hazard! The sink tap was very wobbly and the toilet felt like it was ready to fall off the wall. Staff...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry not everything was up to scratch...Thank for staying with us. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Liverpool
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The main reason for why I only give this hotel 2 dots is the bed. It was hard. Very hard. Floorlike. It was not comfortable at all to sleep in. Otherwise, this is a nice hotel (if you don't mind hearing the neighbours conversations). The room was tidy, the breakfast decent and it's located just a 5 minute walk from...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am really sorry about the bed....If you have told us, we could have added an extra mattress protector, which is padded, to make it softer....Thank you for staying with us. Best regards. Ferdinand

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about The Villa Kensington

Address: 10 - 11 Ashburn Gardens, London SW7 4DG, England (Formerly Abcone Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Price Range: ₹ 7,022 - ₹ 18,223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Kensington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Our room,201, next to stairs so room only on one side.”
 of 5 bubbles timothyp504, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask to see the room first if possible and don't settle for 92.”
  • Room 92
 of 5 bubbles sharonfP4586NZ, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 91 (triple) on ground floor ideal if you don't do stairs/lifts. Spaciousand very quiet as it doesn't face the street.”
 of 5 bubbles alanh807, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles jo1963, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was quite. Nothing bad for us”
 of 5 bubbles Badrosie27, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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