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Thistle Kensington Gardens

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#293 of 1,063 Hotels in London
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Was in London for 10 days and found Thistle Kensington Gardens a great and efficient hotel located in central London. Serviced within the proximity of 2 underground station - Queensway (2mins) walk and Lancaster Gates (6mins) walk. Bus stops right infront at Porchester Terrace...super effiient!. Even have a 24hrs store besides it. Thistle brand commands a 4 star rating and...

1Thank Zurin H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stayed in this hotel for one night on a Groupon deal. Directly opposite Hyde Park and about 15 minutes walk from Marble Arch and Oxford Street. Nearest tube station is only about 5 minutes away. Our room was at the back of the hotel and was very quiet. Breakfast was excellent, good quality,all you can eat. On returning home...

1Thank NeilC1954
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

I recently spent 4 evenings at the Thistle Kensington. Initially I was greeted with a warm welcome from Barbara, who was great. As the time passed, unfortunately one day my room wasn't cleaned. I was also charged a fee of 5 GBP for room service on top of my meal order (without being told there was a charge and it...

Thank joythesongwriter
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Stayed for one night in December. The hotel's conveniently situated 400 metres from Queensway tube station. Reception is small which meant a significant queue. I'd requested a room on a high floor but this hadn't been taken into consideration despite booking 5 months out. Room was clean but very small. It would be no good for people travelling with a...

Thank ElksLondon
New Milton
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Stayed one night for my wife's birthday to see Cats show at the Palladium. Booked the hotel through Hotels Direct at a great price to include breakfast for a standard double room. I phoned the hotel a fews days before our visit to check that the booking was in their system and took the opportunity to advise the receptionist that...

Thank BrianmNewMilton
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This Hotel was in a great location for sightseeing. Queensway and Lancaster Gate undergrounds are close by. The hotel was clean although the rooms are compact they have everything you need. The English breakfast is excellent. The only thing I was disappointed about was that I did mention when booking that we were on honeymoon and the hotel didn't acknowledge...

Thank CherylK03
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Situation 5 mins walk from Queensway tube station this hotel offers fairly good value for money. You can walk to the top of Oxford Street within about 15 mins and it is right opposite Hyde Park. The room was a good size, clean and nice bathroom. Lacked a fridge and tea/coffee/milk etc very limited. Kept having to ask for more...

2Thank SunniHull
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The hotel is in a great location, the rooms are clean and tidy and the reception staff are friendly. The hotel lets itself down because the lifts either don't come at all or are arrive full of people trying to go up not down, or down not up. We are lucky to be on the third floor so using the...

Thank geoffthomas51
Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Standard rooms are not big and we could smell tobacco smoke on the Saturday evening (told it was the air con?) whilst we asked for a bath there was no plug and is very difficult to obtain from reception! That said, clean and ideally situated neAr to Hyde Park and the breakfast is excellent. Recommend for London

2Thank Neil D
Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2015

I will start from the moment when we came in our room. As soon as we walked in, we felt a terrible smell of smoke everywhere, then when we went into the toilet, it wasn't clean enough and there were visible signs of human's waste inside of it, and there wasn't available any brush to clean it either. Then when...

6Thank Victoria C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly refurbished modern hotel located on Bayswater Road with the tranquility of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens opposite, and within walking distance to Paddington, Oxford Street, Kensington, Notting Hill and Edgware Road, the hotel is ideally placed for business or leisure. Good transport links ensure that the city and theatres are also within very easy reach. All Deluxe and Executive bedrooms are located at the front of the hotel and have amazing views over Kensington Gardens and are available at a supplement. ... more   less 

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Address: 104 Bayswater Road | Hyde park, London W2 3HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: RM666 - RM1,354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Kensington Gardens 4*
Number of rooms: 175
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Thistle Kensington Gardens London
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#172 Business Hotel in London
#189 Family Hotel in London
#210 Romantic Hotel in London
#215 Luxury Hotel in London
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“The elevators make access easy to the higher floors with nice views.”
Susan2009, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“The "deluxe" rooms face Hyde Park. Nice views on the higher floors. A Waitrose convenience store is right below the hotel.”
97bobb, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Good hotel with great transport links”
DavidA271, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Request a room on a higher floor with views of Kensingon Gardens and no outdoor noise.”
jenningsd, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Away from the Bayswater Road is probably quieter”
gordonh591, 8 May 2017 | Read review
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