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Suwanee, Georgia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

My sister and I took my mom on a surprise birthday trip to London and it was perfect. The Villa Kensington was a great choice for us. It is located in a lovely, quiet and safe side street off Cromwell Road, a few minutes' walk from Gloucester Rd tube station. Restaurants, shops, all within walking distance. We felt very safe...

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Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a very good budget hotel. The hotel was very clean and the bathroom was good with abundant hot water. Continental breakfast was included. It is close to the tube and one station from some good museums and Royal Albert hall. The shopping areas are close by as well.

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for staying with us. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to make changes to our booking that were neither planned nor necessarily in favour of the The Villa Kensington. Ferdinand and his staff were nothing but gracious and understanding. Their willingness to help went beyond the call of duty and I am deeply grateful to them.

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we do understand that sometimes life does not go according to plans. I am glad I could help; you made it easy for me by being very honest. Take care. Ferdinand. GM

San Diego, CA
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was a lovely find! I love South Kensington, as the area is very convenient and centrally located with great public transportation. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, and beautiful streets and gardens. This hotel is perfect - nothing fancy, just nice and clean, and well-located. The rain-head shower was fantastic, and the room couldn't be quieter. I stayed with two...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, very nice and detailed review. Very useful for anybody looking to stay with us. Thanks a lot. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

The Hague
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

It is a little, cosy hotel in a quiet and elegant area in Kensington, at 200 meters far from the tube station and few stops far from Westminster Abbey and the Parliament. I had a single room as I travelled alone, which was small, but enough for one person, with a comfortable bed. Bathroom was big, modern with a roomy...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your thumps up! (Grazie e a presto....ha,ha,ha....). Take care. Ferdinand. GM

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Room was functionally cosy. Decent bathroom /shower. Very clean throughout. Good value continental breakfast. Staff very welcoming and helpful. Very close to Gloucester Road tube station Felt safe walking around area of hotel - walked to Old/Brompton Road- lots of interesting looking restaurants to suit all tastes

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to leave these comments. We hope to see you soon. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in Feb. Clean room, decent shower. Room was slightly small but did the job for three nights. Never tried breakfast but not into continental breakfasts. Would visit here again if I was travelling to London again.

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you so much for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

Detroit, MI
Reviewed 22 July 2016

The room was a bit small, but for the price and location, it was excellent. Very close to the Gloucester Road tube station. Breakfast in the morning was simple but it was a good option and addition to the hotel.

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, very nice of you taking the time to leave these comments. Thank you so much. Best regards. Ferdinand. Gm

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very conveniently located to Gloucester Road station and also about a 10 minutes walk to South Kensington station. The front office staff were very helpful and gave us an early check-in. Their rate however was higher compared to what other hotels in the same vicinity offered. As they are not flexible in accommodating alterations to the booking,...

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Ferdinand P, General Manager at The Villa Kensington, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for staying with us. I strongly suggest to book directly with us for best rates next time around. Best regards. Ferdinand. Gm

Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 29 June 2016

4th floor room. I had to shuffle around the bed to look out the window, but overall a very nice hotel for a night or two. I stayed one night. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

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Dear Guest, thank you for choosing to stay with us. Best regards. Ferdinand. GM

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Staying in South Kensington

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about The Villa Kensington

Address: 10-11 Ashburn Gardens, London SW7 4DG, England (Formerly Abcone Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > South Kensington , Earls Court
Price Range: RM392 - RM1,199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Kensington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Abcone Hotel London
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“Just don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles jo1963, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was quite. Nothing bad for us”
 of 5 bubbles Badrosie27, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a room on the first floor -in the back - it was great!”
 of 5 bubbles chissis, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Hotel has an elevator”
 of 5 bubbles SharonSCalifornia, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the 4th floor and we didn't have any noise. It was warm in there but we could open the window for some fresh air.”
 of 5 bubbles LFandMF, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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