The Kensington Hotel

9.1
Excellent

Based on 1,381 reviews
 
109-113 Queens Gate, London, SW7 5LR, United Kingdom
  +44 207 589 6300
The Kensington Hotel - London, England, United Kingdom
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Good to know

Value for money 5.0
Distance to city centre 2.3 mi
Location rating 9.8
Nearest airport London Gatwick
Distance to airport 23.2 mi

Rooms

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Superior rooms

£173+

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Standard rooms

£231+

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Double rooms

£93+

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£93 per night

Deluxe rooms

£262+

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albert museum in 4 reviews
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station was right in 9 reviews
  • Excellent
    Jun 2018
    9.1

    Fantastic Location but small room

    I loved the location of the hotel. Very close to South Kensington subway which runs directly to Heathrow. The hotel is also close to the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History museum and not far from Hyde Park. I also loved the staff. Very friendly from Veronica at check-in to the help by the bell staff.

    The room was a little smaller than anticipated and the view from the room was of a building next door...

  • Excellent
    Nov 2017
    10.0

    London Visit

    Beautiful hotel, excellent staff, great location.

    The twin bed was a little small.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2017
    10.0

    Really good location walking distance to museums and shopping (Harrod's). Staff were great and accommodating. Love the décor in the lobby and public areas. As a female traveler - bath products are Aromatherapy and the hair dryer has good power. I would stay here next time I am in London.

    My room was a little small but still very comfortable and clean.

  • Good
    Nov 2015
    6.2

    Not set up for business travelers, anyone elso who

    Ultra quiet room. Good bar. Good location

    Used Kayak to request an early check-in (1 hr) to make a confidential business call. Automessage from hotel "could not commit" to this. Arrived 90 mins early to plead my case, but didn't get access till 10 mins prior to 3pm check-in. In other words, they placed zero priority on this simple ask despite having 4 hrs between departure and check-in. Also requested a room with a desk and accessible outlets, but got a room with no desk at all - and only accessible outlets were under the television, across the room at the head of the bed. Lighting in room was terrible. Very slow service in the restaurant

  • Excellent
    Jun 2015
    10.0

    This hotel is so beautiful, amalgam of charming English style with some bold fashion details Hotel rooms are gorgeous, all are renovated, free WiFi, complimentary coffee and tea in the room, good size closet and 24 h room service! Location is tremendous few minutes walk to a shopping area including Harrods mall, there are many restaurants and cafes near by as well, from fancy 5 star French to little local bars, all are great! If you are about explore the city, right on the corner from the hotel there are few museums, Hyde Park and Kensington palace! Safe, clean neighborhood, 3min walk to the South Ken Tube Station, just perfect! I am very happy with the hotel, staff is so friendly and very helpful

  • Excellent
    Jan 2015
    10.0

    Loved the location, the staff, the overall comfort of the hotel. It was perfect. Highly recommend the hotel to anyone wanting to be in the south kensington area.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2014
    9.3

    Great location, staff was excellent.

    A bit old, but so is most of London, - minor compared to the benefits, it was in good condition given how old building was.

  • Excellent
    May 2014
    8.6

    - turndown service - chocolates on pillows - let me check-in early - helped me secure a taxi for wherever I was going - friendly attentive staff

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About

Overview

In the heart of London, The Kensington Hotel is within a 5-minute drive of Natural History Museum and London Science Museum. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9.1 Excellent

Based on 1,381 reviews

10.0

Wellness Area

9.8

Location

5.0

Value for money

3.8

Comfort

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Nice building
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

14:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Front Desk
Safe
Storage available
Lift
Massage
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Natural History Museum 0.3 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum 0.4 mi
  • Science Museum 0.4 mi
  • Hyde Park 1 mi
  • Buckingham Palace 1.7 mi
  • Notting Hill 1.7 mi

About the neighbourhood

Kensington and Chelsea is known for: cultured, classic, snazzy shopping

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Getting around

London City 9.8 mi
London Heathrow 12.1 mi
Kensington Olympia, Greater London 1.3 mi
London-Victoria 1.5 mi

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