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The Kensington

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Central Florida, Florida
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My husband and myself came to London a few weeks ago to see a few things before heading to Paris, Rome and Prague for the rest of our trip. It was our first time in this area of London and also at this hotel and we were left with one of the best memories of our trip. The hotel is...

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Sydney, Australia
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I only stayed for one night but I loved this hotel from the moment I walked in. Service is exceptional, the room furnishings, bathroom and the little touches are on point. A coffee machine is such a plus! Close to the royal gardens and 4 minutes from the South Kensington tube. I'll definitely stay here again.

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Dublin
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent, friendly haven in the heart of Kensington Everything is really good: from the time we entered until the time we left. Exceptionally friendly staff. Very good food, well-presented. The breakfast is particularly good.

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Suburban Chicago
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Just returned from a four night (second visit) to The Kensington. We loved our first stay there in 2011 and since the TA reviews were just as strong in 2017, I booked this latest trip without hesitation. I do a lot of research for trips to Europe. I do not want to fly 4,000 miles from Chicago to stay at...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the first moment we came inside the hotel the staff was super close with us, very helpful and friendly. The floor is just like the photos, a very cozy place with a very modern decoration. The area is well connected, about 5 minutes from metro stops, a charming place where you can feel a Londoner more. An experience that...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location. Pleasant room with lots of light. Helpful and cheerful staff. Great restaurant, ask for Sandor . He's the king of all waiters. Intelligent, most capable and cheerful. Food is good too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I spent two nights at The Kensington, it is very well located to go to the Natural/Historic museum. The personnel makes you feel like home, the Hotel itself is really nice. One special mention to the restaurant. The chef is Italian and the meal he creates are really great!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a magical afternoon! The food was delicious and the menu quite original. From the savory entrees to the delightful sandwiches and brioche baguettes to the wonderful sweets - especially the clock! - it was all even better than it looked!The service, compliments of Sandoz, was gracious and accommodating. So glad I booked when I did, it sold out shortly...

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Paris
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Kensington as a perfect location, just a few minutes away from South Kensington station and then 20 mn from St Pancras Station. We really appreciate the atmosphere, British style in the cosy way but also design. The breakfast is wonderful and the service very friendly. The bar is also very nice at night.

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Callahan, Florida
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This place is amazing !!! Awesome location, fantastic service.. Feels like home not a hotel. There is a tube near by and some excellent diverse food selections. Walking distance to many awesome sites. Make sure you indulge in morning tea.. England culture that we are going to miss ..George is the face of The Kensington.. His bright smile and helpful...

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

Dear Guest, First of all I would like to thank you for your wonderful review. It is a pleasure to hear you had an excellent stay, enjoying the hotel's homely feeling and its location. George appreciated the mention very much. We look forward to your next visit. Yours faithfully, Cristina Garcia Tejedor Guest Relations Manager

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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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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: RM1,077 - RM1,827 (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”
 of 5 bubbles alitravls, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room with king beds tend to be larger.”
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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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