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6-12 Barkston GardensKensington, LondonEnglandSW5 0ENUnited Kingdom, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.0 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 468 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Comfort
    Comfortable
  • Breakfast
    Bad breakfast
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Location"
The Presidential Apartments was perfect for our needs! It was cute, functional and very clean. Best of all it was in a great location!!! Without a doubt, I would stay there again and recommend it to family and friends.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 2, 2013
Allison
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect location!"
Very nice staff, room with washing machine, very homy.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 20, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"right near the easiest tube station"
I travel a lot and have never had a better time at a hotel in years. Staff was really nice and the rooms had everything - even a washer dryer. Stores were close but better still real close to Earl's Court station so you can walk to it from station. Heathrow on one end of the Line and Euro Star Station on the other. Saves cab fare all around. I never really like a place before to write a review on it
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night trip Sep 24, 2013
Ric G
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice place"
Excellant Central location close to tube and place to eat. I enjoyed the neighborhood and it was quiet and relaxing.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 29, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very comfortable and centrally located. Nice staff as well.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Aug 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Presidental Apartments Kensington"
The hotel is very convenient to the Underground Station at Earl's Court. There are pubs nearby and a wonderful Chinese restaurant around the corner. Since there is a refrigerator/stove with oven/ and microwave in the room walking to the end of the block to the M&S Simply Foods to pick up a quick meal is a great option after an exhausting day exploring London. Just beware of the tub/shower - the step out is very high and the tub has no non-slip mat.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 24, 2013
Jan
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location, nice apartment"
The Presidential Apartments are perfectly situated for a first timers trip to London. The Apartments are just a short walk from the Earl's Court Underground station. The location made it so easy to get around London. It was easy to get to and from Heathrow Airport.The bus also has a stop right at the end of the street. There is a grocery, several pubs, an amazing Hamburger restaurant and a Boots drugstore all within a block of the hotel. What can I say, location, location, location. The apartment ended up being perfect for my family. We had thought it would be too small with just one bedroom and bath, since it was myself, my husband and a teenage son and daughter. It ended up working out just fine. The bedroom was a very nice size and had lots of closet/storage space. The living room had a fold out chair and a fold out sofa that were very comfortable for the kids. They actually like it! The kitchen had everything we needed. We did not cook any meals in the room but ate breakfast in the morning. They have an electric kettle for making instant (ugh!) coffee and tea which they are kind enough to replenish every day along with some cookies. They even had a small washer/dryer. The washer is a little confusing but just ask for help and they will come up and show you how it works. The staff at the Presidential were always friendly and helpful with whatever we needed. They could not be more accommodating!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
6 night family trip Jul 13, 2013
Cathy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Comfortable apartment in a great location"
I had a wonderful experience at this hotel. The staff was friendly and courteous. The apartment was comfortable and every bit as nice as the pictures on the website show. The maid service was wonderful and they kept the apartment very clean. Everything they claim on the website is true and accurate. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to everybody.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 13, 2013
Fondren
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very convenient to tube"
Cleaning service people do a great job! Only improvement would be for hotel to upgrade the pull out couch.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
14 night trip Jun 23, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"nice location, close to underground and pubs."
had a great time. great location for travel into central london. If I had more energy I could have walked to almost anywhere I wished to go;.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 16, 2013
keith
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"Bad room but in a good hotel"
It's not easy to find an hotel in London with a decent price where a 9 year old child can stay in the same room with her parents. The Presidential Apartments had this possibility, for a decent price, and in a nice neighborhood, and near a convenient Underground station. Our room was in the basement, exactly under the hotel lobby, which meant we had bars in the windows and our view was limited to feet and legs from people passing on the sidewalk. Also, when the light was on, there was zero privacy, unless the opaque curtains were closed, which was how we left them all the time. We were afraid of the noise of a 24 hour open lobby, but we never heard any noise from the lobby. Another thing that we weren't expecting was that the breakfast was served in the room, but as it has an equiped kitchen, that wasn't a problem. The breakfast doesn't have much variety. If you like everything you'll be satisfied, but if not, as you have a fridge, you can buy in a supermarket nearby all that you think is missing. The staff is very nice and helpful. The hotel says it has a limited room cleaning service, but don't let this put you off, unless you require new bed sheets and towels everyday. The room cleaning service is good. They even washed the dishes from our breakfast everyday, if we placed them in the sink. All in all, the only bad thing was really the room location. Everything else was adequate or good, for the price/quality/location.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Mar 27, 2016
João
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Highly recommended."
Very friendly reception upon arrival.Room was very spacious and very clean.Highly recommended.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 16, 2016
keith
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great"
All nice but need to add egg and cheese to breakfast
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Mar 1, 2016
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Just needed new carpet within the hallways
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 12, 2016
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good and bad"
There are some things that I really liked and others that was not that great. Lets start with the good stoof. The personal was very friendly and helpfull. They was very eager to hear about any complains I might have and when I found a spider in the room they helped me try to find and killed it and upgradet my room for the night if that was not it. Nice. They also made breakfast early when I had to leve before the normal breakfast time. The appartment felt big for me. It was nice and close to the tube and it was on the picadilly line who goes to Heathrow Airport, so easy transportation. If you buy food to bring back and cook yourselves no one will be angry or adress this and there is small super markets nearby. The bad stuff: At hotel.com they promised there was a combined showe/bath tub. However in the room I was in there was not. When asked it was told that in that category it was only some of rooms that had that. Even though it was an apartment things like pots and pans was not their, although owen, micro (which worked sometimes) and hotplate was there. The lacks of pots and pans make cooking a bit difficult. Furthermor DITCH the breakfast. Unleas you are on a diate or have to lose ten pounds by next Tuesday I advice people to make something them selves or buy somewhere else. Two smalls bread with butter and jam, one small youghurt, one crosant, and one paestry and some jouce and coffie does not make you in a good state to a lot of walking and exploring.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Jan 25, 2016
Gritt
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Do not stay on weekends!"
Do not stay at the weekend! 2 nights of our 5 night stay we had people above us thumping on the floor and banging doors one night until 330 am another night until 430 am. We weren't offered a change of room or contacted by the Manager. Have tried to correspond with the apartment manager 3 times to discuss but they have ignored all contact. It's a nice apartment complex in a great location. Pity our stay was ruined and Management aren't professional enough to deal appropriately with issues.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night family trip Jan 13, 2016
Gail
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
Nice hotel, close to the tube and easy area to base from.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 17, 2016
Tim
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient location - close to the Tube, etc."
We booked two apartments for our stay. Friendly, helpful front office staff. Dated accommodation, though. Upmarket neighbourhood, close to the Tube station, eats. Walking distance to Kensington Palace, park, Stanford Bridge (for those poor Chelsea fans!), etc. Breakfast is like "Groundhog Day" if you are staying for an extended period. All in all a pleasant stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 6, 2016
A Traveler
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Ok once we changed room"
The replacement room was very nice. Changed room as the sofa bed (upon which my daughter was sleeping) had a very large stain once flipped over. The room was too hot but that was probably down to me not being able to work out the heating controls. Had to open the window and then couldn't sleep for the noise. For £200 a night I expected more.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 27, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hotel is closely located to Major transport."
The apartment we had was comfortable and suited our requirements; it gave us more space than a hotel room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 19, 2015
Hendrika
AU
3.0 / 5Good
"Overrated for London standards"
Great location. Expected more for the price and hotel ambicious name. Bath already needed some work as materials were showing wear. Basement apartments are not something that is worth experiencing. No telephone in room is strange. Overall rating should be 3.5 and below.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Oct 13, 2015
Dimitar
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Presidential Apartments"
Great location as it is close to everything....shops, restaurants and tube (Earls Court). The studio apartment was well appointed, large and had everything one could want. The staff were friendly and very accommodating with all our requests.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 17, 2015
Joan
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely Family Holiday"
The location and proximity to the tube station is fantastic. The hotel staff were very helpful and the room was clean and sizable. We had a lovely stay and will return again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Oct 4, 2015
Paul
ZA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great apartment, amazing room."
We had a great stay. Couple + kid. Facilities are well maintained. The room is very spacious. Great kitchen equipped. And we even had a washing machine. The only downside was the breakfast included. Which was a bit poor, but that is subjective. I'd recommend this for your stay!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Sep 21, 2015
Roee
IL
1.0 / 5Poor
"Terrible choice"
It was a completely terrible choice. Contrary to their advertisement, the room was not clear enough and the facilities were old-dated. The most serious problem was that I especially requested an non-ground floor/basement room as my family have some respiratory diseases, but the hotel completely ignored the request and arranged us a room in the basement of hotel. So, we decided to leave the hotel ASAP. Even at night, noise from outside was too loud and really annoying. Breakfast consisted of cheap bread and juice/fruits and was delivered by a unfriendly clerk. Overall, I will not use this hotel again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 13, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Another stay"
Nice stay again although not as nice an apartment as Ive previously had and was downstairs so more difficult to get to with no offer of help with luggage at check in. Breakfast has been changed as well so there is no cereal but it still states there is cereal on the card in the room - thats really what I used to eat so a bit disappointed and will only purshase this now if part of the deal. There is always too much for one really so perhaps they could ask what your preference would be if you having breakfast. M&S down the road though so Im not too bothered - I just thought Id point it out. Anyway Ill stay again I mostly always stay here when in London.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Aug 4, 2015
Emma
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Excellent stay for a family of four. We stayed for 10 nights but naver missed our house. Clean and classy floor and convenient bathroom. Lots of good supermarkets and cafes nearby. We would like to book again when we visit London again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
10 night family trip Jul 26, 2015
Nakyoung
AS
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ideal for couples and families"
Very comfortable room, clean, tidy and well equipped. Staff friendly and helpful when asked for more milk , tea and maps and directions.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 31, 2015
peter
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very comfortable , great location"
Great place to stay. Would have been helpful to have a quick intro to everything in the room as only realised there was air con in the morning after roasting all night! Breakfast was very slow in coming but staff very friendly in particular Michael and the lady who organised the sofa bed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 22, 2015
Susan
GB
3.0 / 5Good
Convenient place to stay close to the tube, shops and banks that you need while traveling. Good to be able to cook and wash when necessary.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 23, 2015
A Traveler
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely hotel, bargain for the great location"
Booked a triple room for a girlie shopping trip to London. Disappointed that the executive room only had a very small shower in the small bathroom where the only mirror was hung. All in all , the room was fine, clean and breakfast resonable for the price of the room. More milk would have been useful but I'm sure room service would have delivered if requested.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jul 11, 2015
Stacey
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient but quiet"
We stayed for one night, as we were off to British Summertime at Hyde Park on the Friday. The apartments are a short, level walk from Earls Court tube station, located in a relatively quiet side street. We had one of the two apartments located on the bottom floor - two flights of stairs down from reception. Although we were below street level, we had a small private courtyard outside, which just fitted a table and chair, so there was some natural light. The apartment was one room plus an en suite shower room. The bedroom/kitchen was quite large and, along with what was expected, had a fully kitted-out kitchen, complete with washing machine, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and kettle. Although there was some fresh fruit, a couple of biscuits and tea/coffee, there was no decaffeinated coffee/tea or fresh milk, so you should bring your own if that's important to you. Breakfast (included in our package but £7 per person otherwise) was continental and brought to our room at or requested time (give or take 15 minutes). We had very little outside/other guest noise and slept very well. We would certainly stay again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 14, 2015
Jose
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, quiet and comfortable hotel"
Good location in quiet neighbourhood but still very close to Earls Court shops and tube station. Comfortable stay but room very compact.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 10, 2015
monia
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great apartments, gorgeous area!"
We loved our stay here, however Just a couple points for improvement... - need a full length mirror (or at least one other mirror) in the bedroom, so if someone is in the bathroom, you can still get ready! - and also plug availability was really poor.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 26, 2015
Jen
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Comfortable hotel. Thoroughly recommend it if you have a family and are looking for a place to stay near the sites of the West End and easy access to the tube.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 26, 2015
Andy
SG
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Really good choice. Excellent room amenities!"
Very close (walking distance) to Earls Court station, friendly staff, quite a good breakfast (breads, cereals, milk and juice) . Room very comfortable with excellent amenities (washing machine, microwave, stove, dishwasher) with good size.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 10, 2015
Patricia
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location and clean rooms"
Great location, Nice clean 'hotel', if they had some complimentary shampoo/bath soap etc I would have given it 5/5! will use again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jun 2, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great location, with close access to Earls Court train station. The room was a good size, bathroom was a bit small but it still had everything you needed. We would stay here again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 4, 2015
Belinda
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Everything you need."
Well appointed apartment with everything you'd need for a stay. Tube, pub, local shops are less than a cigarette away. Only complaint was the old filthy stained broken sofa bed and matress the kids had to sleep on. Really expected better from such a great hotel.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 2, 2015
Dean
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Comfortable enough"
Stay and accommodation were fine but I'd have expected some bathroom washing products to be provided.. You can't wash hair with the supplied bar of soap! Continental b fast in room is minimum spec !
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip May 19, 2015
Peter
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice place, close to Earl's court tube station"
Wonderful stay, Friendly staff, Free wi-fi included, Big breakfast delivered to your room at your desired timing.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 21, 2015
A Traveler
SG
3.0 / 5Good
"Cute apartments with mini kitchenette"
My experience at the presidential suites was good, but not great. The location was nice because it was only three blocks from Earls Court underground station with many shops and restaurants to go eat within minutes. We arrived mid day and the staff was nice, but when we went to check out our room, it was in the basement and smelled like smoke. We couldn't get past the smell so we immediately turned around back to the lobby to ask for another room and preferrably not in the basement. The man was quiet but friendly and switched our rooms promptly. This room was on the main level but luckily didn't have a smoky smell. We had hoped for a balcony since we saw the photos on Expedia but there was no balcony whatsoever. The room was small but clean and effecient. The bathroom was clean but only included hand soap and no travel size shampoos and the shower rail came off when the hand held shower head was removed. It was a bit loud at night because our room window was right outside the courtyard but it was from other guests sitting out there around 11pm. Breakfast came to the room at our own selected time which was nice. It included bananas, apples, croissants, toast, jam, juice boxes, cereal with milk and a Danish. The bed was comfortable except at one point in the middle of the night and realized there was a gap. It was two beds put together. But being completely honest, sleeping on our own sides of the bed, it was no problem and the linens were very soft.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 23, 2015
Caitlyn
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Average Room"
Given a basement room which was dark and the window wouldn't shut properly which made the room incredibly cold. Breakfast was stale bread and croissants brought to your room. However, good location and given was away from the apartment all day, the above was only a minor inconvenience.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Mar 25, 2015
Kazim
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great place to stay!"
Awesome hotel. Convenient location, great neighbourhood, super helpful staff, room was brilliantly equipped. Will definatately stay here again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Mar 22, 2015
Jeanne
CA
1.0 / 5Poor
"This is a warning. Don' book it!"
Worst hotel I have seen anywhere ever. Uncosy. Worn down. Fire traps in the corridors. Dirty. Unfriendly staff. No Presidential about it except form the outdoor staircase and entrance door. We left immediately after having inspected the room, and another one as well, despite of the fact that we had paid for 4 nights in advance, and got no refund. We wonder why hotels.com recommended it at all. Bad for the reputation of hotels.com too, not only for the hotel. I wonder where they got the 4 star ranking from, as well as 4 out of 5 possible hits in the TripAdvisor page? Must have been a scam, or highway robbery. Probably had friends and people working there sending fake reviews.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Mar 17, 2015
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice apartment........"
Excellent location, clean and quiet although the smoking terrace was right outside the room which may as well been in the room! The breakfast came and was not nut free despite telling a member of staff at reception who laughed it off! Crunchy Nut is not nut free and potentially life threatening!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 21, 2015
sam
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Booked for a 1 night business trip, hotel was easy to find just a short walk from Earls Court tube station. Staff were friendly and efficient and I was checked in right away. Apartment was very modern and well equipped. Had a great nights sleep and enjoyed a substantial continental breakfast delivered to my room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 21, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean, spacious, close to tube."
Lovely, clean, spacious and airy rooms. Comfy bed, nice little kitchenette (though we were only there for one night so didn't use it). But... No plug sockets in the bedroom? In 2015? Really? And the breakfast (pastries, cereal, fruit) delivered to the room was fine - but no coffee? Shame. Tiny details that were quite annoying!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 19, 2015
Kevin
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"OK really"
It was ok
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 9, 2015
Simon
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"We'll Be Back"
Brilliant Stay. Friendly helpful staff and lovely room. Breakfast was nice, but could have been better quality and warmer
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 26, 2015
Keely
GB
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