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The Kensington

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Midland, Texas
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When I travel to London, I usually like to stay in the Kensington area. Beautiful area, easy access to tube stations, close to museums, Harrod's, the Kensington Palace, etc. The Kensington was the perfect place to stay for our last trip. The hotel itself is very beautifully decorated and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The concierge assisted...

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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What a lovely experience. Beautiful afternoon tea with each dish relating to the film and explained by the waiter. Staff were excellent and very attentive. We all had a great afternoon. The Hotel is very elegant and the whole ambience was calm and welcoming.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed here several times. The staff always makes me feel welcome and the hotel itself is beautiful. Location is great - you can easily run through Hyde park from here. It is my favorite hotel bar. Excellent drink selection and a cool old school feel. The beds are firm and they have Nespresso machines in each room. Highly...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I came to London for our 1st anniversary! The Kensington was a perfect place to call home while we were visiting London. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very friendly and accommodating. George always greeted us with a smile and a warm welcome and made sure we had everything we needed while we were here. The...

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Shoreline, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a delightful stay. The location is great. Our room was very comfortable, the ambiance was fantastic, meals and drinks were great, We found the staff were all very professional. The Concierge was incredibly helpful, in fact the entire staff went out of their way to make certain our experience was perfect (Gvido especially made us feel welcome).

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for spacious rooms this is not the place for you ... If you are looking for great staff and comfortable and charming lobby and bar this is the place. We spent many meetings having tea or a glass of wine. I would HIGHLY recommend The Kensington.

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Worcestershire
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As soon as I heard that The Kensington were doing a themed afternoon tea I just HAD to book it. Obviously it has been very popular so booking was tricky but I did finally get a date for April 19th. Myself and my best friend went and we were not disappointed! When we arrived we were welcomed by the friendly...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travelled over with a friend to watch our friend run the london marathon. We got an early flight on Saturday morning so we arrived the hotel not long after 10:30am. Not expecting our room to be anywhere near ready. Alas! it was! The checkin staff then brought us out hotel towels to freshen up, then we were shown to...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, it was wonderful to read you enjoyed your weekend at The Kensington. Additionally I would like to thank you for highlighting in such an outstanding manner all aspects of your stay, such as our welcoming check in, our location, our fantastic housekeeping turn down service, and our excellent staff. We...

Bern
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice design of the Lobby, Restaurant and Bar. Just lovely! Breakfast was excellent. You can sit in front of the fireplace to have breakfast. How cosy! Very friendly and helpful staff. Perfect London feeling. Thank you!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and share your experience at The Kensington. It was excellent to hear you enjoyed your stay with us; we would like to thank you for highlighting our hotel's lounge areas, our K Bar, our breakfast (and its fireplace) and last but not least, our fantastic staff....

Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location and lovely accommodations. Staff friendly. George took great care of us at checkout. We appreciated the small touches: Nespresso, bottled water and slippers. Well worth it for the breakfast where the food is delicious and the setting is both bright and cheerful or warm and cozy depending on where you are seated. Easy access to South Kensington station....

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Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such an outstanding review. On behalf of all staff at The Kensington I would like to say it was an absolute delight to read your comments. I would also like to thank you for your attention to detail, remembering each single detail, from...

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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: €255 - €620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kensington 5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Kensington Hotel London
The Kensington 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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