The Kensington Hotel

9.1
Excellent

Based on 1,417 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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Distance to city centre 2.3 mi
Location rating 9.9
Nearest airport London Gatwick
Distance to airport 23.2 mi

Rooms

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Deluxe rooms

£269+

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£95+

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£237+

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beautiful hotel in 87 reviews
good breakfast in 33 reviews
great location in 93 reviews
heat spell in 3 reviews
hotel in london in 16 reviews
hotel staff friendly in 125 reviews
lounge areas in 6 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

The Kensington Hotel offers guests stylish and charming lodgings in the heart of one of London’s chicest neighborhoods. It’s ideal for business travelers, couples, families, and those who desire traditional English service in modern London. Located in South Kensington, The Kensington Hotel is just steps away from thriving Cromwell Road and Gloucester Road tube station. Guests here will be delighted by the hotel’s proximity to many top attractions, including Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Saatchi Gallery. Accommodations are comfy and well-appointed. Guests may choose Classic Rooms with choice of beds, Studio Suites with four-poster beds, The Knightsbridge Suite with balconies, two bathrooms, and sitting areas, or The Kensington Suites with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two balconies. Town House, the onsite restaurant, serves guests breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner with cuisine focused on seasonal produce. For exceptional cocktail served in an inviting setting, K Bar is the place to go. The hotel is also steps away from some of London’s hottest dining and drinking establishments. The 24-7 fitness center and the wellness spa are some of guests’ favorite amenities at The Kensington Hotel. There are also business services, as well as laundry and dry-cleaning facilities. Thanks to its charming banquet rooms, the hotel is an ideal spot for hosting business and social functions. Whether in London for business or pleasure, a stay at The Kensington Hotel allows guests to experience traditional English hospitality while still enjoying all the necessary modern conveniences.

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Features

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

9.1 Excellent

Based on 1,417 reviews

10.0

Wellness

9.9

Location

5.7

Room

3.6

Comfort

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Stylish hotel
  • Friendly service

Check in

15:00

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
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Linens
Towels
Gift shop
Parking
Airport shuttle

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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