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Located in London (Kensington - Earl's Court), The Kensington Hotel is close to London Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and Buckingham Palace. Also nearby are Earl's Court Exhibition Centre and Harrod's.
The Kensington Hotel has a full-service spa and a fitness facility. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Business amenities at this 5-star property include a business center and secretarial services. This luxury hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide tour/ticket assistance, tour assistance, and currency exchange. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and laundry facilities.
Rooms have city or courtyard views. The 150 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Kensington Hotel include laptop-compatible safes and minibars. Beds have Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. Televisions are equipped with satellite channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks, complimentary newspapers, and direct-dial phones with voice mail. Bathrooms offer bathtubs, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Additional amenities include coffee/tea makers and slippers. In addition, amenities available on request include in-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and wake-up calls. Turndown service is offered nightly and housekeeping is available daily.
Rollaway beds are available for GBP 35.00 per night
Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 20.00 per person (approximately)
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The spa is closed on weekends.
Rollaway beds are available for GBP 35.00 per night
Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 20.00 per person (approximately)
We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Upscale, residential Kensington is best known for its palace and gardens, and for its major museums in South Kensington —the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the V&A. Earl’s Court has a wide selection of budget and mid-range hotels, clustered around Earl’s Court exhibition centre. Its Underground station offers good links (District and Piccadilly lines) with trains running to central London and south-west to Wimbledon.see all hotels in London
"Great place to stay"
Helpful staff. Good location. Clean and attractive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Hotel in Upscale Neighborhood"
The staff, especially the Concierge, were all polite, cheery and helpful. The hotel is a lovely older building that has been well maintained and is located in a safe, upscale neighborhood just 2 blocks from the South Kensington tube station. There are restaurants and mini-market very close to the hotel. Although my room and bathroom were not large, […] they were nicely upgraded and very comfortable, including the bed. I would definitely stay at this hotel again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is well located, staffed with helpful, very friendly people and the room was spacious. The bathroom is modern with bath and seperate wonderful shower.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent area of London, extremely helpful."
Excellent, stage bath tub, needed to step up and into it. Other than that, I rate it as an excellent stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"heart warming service"
Most enjoyable hotel and smoked kipper was on the menu. Hospitable staff everywhere.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Quiet Gem in The Heart of London"
When we arrived at the Kensington my daughter realized that the high bath tub was going to be a problem for me as I have arthritis. The staff in Reception worked with us until they found two perfect rooms, one for me with a stall shower. They never made us feel that we were being difficult, they made us feel very important and they wanted to make us […] happy. Thank you for that positive experience. You are now our favorite hotel in London. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Love, Love, Loved this hotel! From the moment we arrived at the Kensington Hotel we were treated like royalty. We arrived on a rainy Tuesday and were greeted at our taxi with umbrellas and smiles. Upon entering the beautiful lobby, we were welcomed with hot towels, a speedy and personalized check in and small tour of the hotel so we cold find our way […] to the necessities. The room was spectacular! Clean, fresh, comfortable. The linens were nice thread count, the bathroom tile floor is heated, the shower is spa inspired. Turn down service included truffles, music and mood lighting. The staff is above and beyond helpful and calls you by name. Everything was personal and professional. Everyone working there are very polite and friendly and go to the highest limits to make sure you are comfortable and happy. The lobby / parlor is breathtaking! Sun drenched during the day, and at night it is beyond cozy by the fire bathed in candlelight. The afternoon tea service is amazing! Even with all of the sights of London, I looked forward to getting back to the Kensington Hotel for the tea, their incredible homeade scones and my book! The location is perfect. Right near sights, shops and restaurants - all a block away on Brompton Rd. Taxis right out front and the Tube is a block away. I highly recommend the Kensignton Hotel for your stay in London! It will be the highlight of your trip! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect LOndon getaway"
Great hotel. Wonderful neighborhood. The staff really caresGenuine Expedia guest review
"Kensington Hotel was wonderful!"
We just spent three nights at the Kensington. We were treated like royalty. Everyone was very helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Average Hotel"
The staff and location were superb. Only minutes from the South Kensington tube stop and multiple buses to every location in the city. Many good places to eat as well as several small food markets in the neighborhood. Very expensive for a such a small room but free wireless and two computers with printers on main level. Many small things broken in the […] room - door did not lock, shower leaked, some plugs did not work, very hard to control temperature of room. Did not get a VIP upgrade even though a VIP hotel. Would look for a better hotel in the same neighborhood. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel in Desirable Location"
This hotel is awesome. The staff is really helpful all around. It is very close to the Tube.Genuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was extremely elegant with friendly and helpful staff, a great bar and very nice rooms. My girlfriend and I loved our five day stay and would recommend it to everyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice location, upscale and friendly staff, nice gym, super clean, every evening they would bring tea and cake to our room, free upgrade to a suite, overall very nice place to stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
As a frequent traveler, this was the best hotel experience I've had in at least a decade. The only thing in the world as good as the rooms and building quality was the service the staff provided.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel very well located"
As a VIP I got instant upgrade upon arrival. The room was great and the staff very welcoming. However, the rooms are not sound proof and I could hear the floors each time someone moved along the corridor or even in the room next door. Maybe just the location of my room and not all rooms were like this? Didn't have the time to let the front desk kno […] w. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for business and leisure"
Very nice stay. Excellent stay! Very much enjoyed the stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
- Excellent experience!! - Excellent location - Great Service - Excellent RoomsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place, wonderful staff, but pricey."
The hotel was very nice in a boutique sort of way. They gave us a very nice room on the 3rd floor. The bathroom is small but pretty much in line with London hotels. It had a heated floor and a wonderful rain type shower head. The bed was king sized which we look for, and comfortable although I woke with a sore back each morning. The staff was very nice […] and eager to help. They recommended a very nice restaurant nearby. The only thing I would caution anyone contemplating staying hear is about costs. We got a very good deal on our room through Expedia which was well within our budget but when we checked in we quickly found that the prices of anything else the hotel offered were extremely high. A tiny drink in the bar was 12.50 pounds or about $18.75. We didn't even try the restaurant because of that. They offered a laundry service where a shirt was 5.95 pounds. If you are on a budget, as we were, just be aware. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, just don't ask for a wake up call"
The location and staff were great, until we requested two wake up calls (asked for two in case they had a problem with one) and didn't receive either. Apparently they transposed the room number and did not think to try the room number associated with the car service to the airport one hour after the requested wake up call. Since clocks were turned back […] the evening before we were unsure of using the alarms on our U.S. cellphones--hence the two wake up calls request. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"great for everyone"
I would give it 5 stars if they fix the following: Needs comfort Mattress (the mattess was Incredibly uncomfortable which caused back pain). You can hear almost everything from the hallway, which is really annoying,Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good hotel for business trip"
Very Nice loaby and bar area. Staff is helpful And polite. Rooms extremely small and quite shabby.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for singles and female travelers"
The Kensington Hotel is in a desired location, just a brief walk to the tube, and in an area with many restaurants and bars. You can easily venture out of the hotel for a drink or meal if you desire. The facility is bright and tastefully furnished. My main complaint was with the room and bath size. It was a challenge entering the bath due to the location […] of the door and size of the sink. Thankfully I did not attempt to use the loo when half asleep as negotiating the entry was an accident waiting to happen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A great choice"
The hotel is comfortable and well kept in a good neighborhood close to a tube stop.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Would stay longer next time"
Very comfortable room! Wish we could have stayed longer. Excellent location! Very attentive service at this hotel! We will absolutely come back here.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A gem of a hotel with a very attentive staff"
Everything was right about this hotel, other than our room being very small. Was tight coming and going through the door to room. But everything in the room was appointed nicely. Very contemporary room just large enough for a single business traveler. There were 2 of us so it could feel cramped at times. The service was terrific and we were treated […] with respect. The concierge helped us find the best routes to places and was very knowledgable. The tea service was good. We felt pampered. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel in a great location"
The staff were very helpful. They handled bags, taxis, room items requests. They provided down-free pillows and blankets at our request. We had a superior room so there was more space than usual in London. The bathroom was large with a great tub. We had tea there - it was very good. The location is superb - two blocks from South Kensington Underground […] station and less than 50 yards from a bus stop for C-1 bus (west, away from the tube station). We walked to breakfast and dinner - there are a variety of restaurants around the tube station and nearer the hotel. Also a post office a block away. We also walked to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, staff; bad phone!"
It is a beautiful hotel in an excellent location for parks, museums, restaurants and shopping, and the reception, restaurant and concierge staff are excellent. A few qualms are that the room was not made up when we arrived (4 pm!) and the following day when we returned to the room after being out all day it still was not made up by 4. We complained, […] got a nice letter from the manager and things changed after that. A night's rate was charged to my card also as soon as we checked in, even though we prepaid, and they did not tell me. They said it was not a charge, just a "hold," but my credit card did not seem to know the difference. Nice breakfast spread and excellent service. Lovely chocolates with the turndown at night. Bed was a little hard for my tastes but liked the heated floor in the bathroom. Someday someone will design a bathroom that has decent lighting for a woman to fix her hair and put on makeup. Guys, this is not the place for mood lighting, okay? The other thing is, do not touch the telephone in the room, ever. We used it to call a local number to check something with our airline, got put on hold for a while, and got a truly stunning bill. All that said, I would still stay here again. It's a great place to experience London. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect from start to finish"
This place is spot on in every way. Gorgeous lobby and parlor rooms on the first floor to meet with colleagues or enjoy drinks in. Bar is great. Staff as friendly and helpful as can be. Location is stellar. And the hotel is in great condition, with the interior decor of the rooms all you could ask for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"This is a great hotel!"
Wonderful experience! Great location, friendly, helpful staff. The room was clean, attractive decor, comfortable bed - everything was great!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Small and outside centre,"
incredible small hotel rooms. My bag did not even fit. And it is outside of the centre too.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice service staff, great location. Rooms were tiny but since you are in Londona and hanging out in your hotel room all day this is fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for a couple or a family reunion!"
Great hotel! Staff is very attentive and helpful. The hotel lobby and public areas are extensive with fire places and large very comfortable furniture. Never a problem to find a newspaper and a place to relax. We had a deluxe room which was very large as was the bathroom. Every amenity expected in a 5 star hotel was present.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Smallest room ever"
The location is very good, the hotel and staff very pleasant. However the room was extraordinary small to the point that I couldn't open my luggage and put away clothing. There was no space.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location is terrific and the Hotel is attractive. Although the staff was charming, service is spotty and part of it can be attributed to language problems/lack of understanding questions and answers. We had to change our first room and discovered that housekeeping is very uneven as far as supplying rooms with necessities is concerned.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Lovely London Townhouse Hotel"
The Kensington Hotel has a great location - within walking distance of the Natural History Museum and the V&A and just a few short blocks to the South Kensington tube station. I found the staff to be exceedingly courteous and accomodating and the rooms surprisingly spacious, attractive and well-appointed. My only complaint - and it is a minor one- is […] that the coffee maker in my room did not work. By London standards, The Kensington represents very good value for money and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and colleagues. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Smokey, but good."
This hotel is a real gem. HOWEVER, request to stay on a non-smoking floor. You would not know to do this as the hotel says it is non-smoking, but on my 2nd night there my room smelled like an ashtray. I called the front desk when I returned to my room and they informed me that I was on the 4th floor where people were allowed to smoke... in a non-smoking […] hotel. My clothes actually smelled like smoke the next morning and it was uncomfortable to sleep. The hotel was full, so they couldn't move me but offered me a glass of wine which I declined. Was going to bed. Despite the smoking in the non-smoking hotel this place is great. The rooms are cozy, but well laid out. Great housekeeping. The lobby is simply lovely! food was great in restaurant and room service. I would recommend this hotel and will stay there when I am next in London. I will just be sure to ask to be on a floor without smoking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great London Find"
Spent a lot of time reading reviews before traveling. Was extremely worried about what to expect due to the money I was willing to spend. I found the Kensington staff extremely pleasant, the room much larger than expected and the location fantastic. Have no complaints about my stay other than the bar service a little slow.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff was excellent!"
Friendly and helpful staff. Within walking distance of underground train station, Kinsington park and local shopping. Room was a bit small with no dresser, but suited our needs. Our room was a somewhat noisy at times due to its proximity to the stairwell. Free wi-fi and gym access. Overall nice hotel and good experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
Well located, great ambiance, great hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel in nice location!!"
The staff were very helpful and even walked us to one of our destinations. The room was beautiful and super comfortable. Great location with easy access to South Kensington Station. Would recommend to my friends and will stay here again next time we are in London.Genuine Expedia guest review
"My preferred choice in London"
Quite charmingGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent staff, lovely rooms, great service. Highly recommended.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Up to usual high standard"
Perfect hotel, perfect location, charming staff. As usual The Kensington lives up to all expectations. We have stayed here many times and are never disappointedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I loved the hotel. The friendly staff, the beautiful furnishings and decor, quality of sheets and towels. Very convenient location. Very elegant and classy hotel. Rooms a bit small but very comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to my friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"excellent for relaxation"
The hotel was wonderful the only small fault I would say is very limited storage for clothing. We were ok as we were only overnight but there were no drawers for t shirts , tops underwear etc.Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent hotel. best location, family friendly, and very good staff !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Servoce very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A wonderful experience"
From the moment of arrival all staff were polite, friendly and made you feel like a valued guest. The hotel was beautiful, with gorgeous smelling candles burning in the lobby and fresh fruit to help yourself to, along with iced water. Hot towels were provided at check in to freshen up with. The room was excellent with great air conditioning, much needed […] this summer. Thick towels, dressing gowns and slippers were provided as well as complimentary toiletries. The cocktail bar served gorgeous cocktails and it was a pleasure to watch them being prepared. The food in the restaurant was outstanding. A great experience which I would repeat in a heartbeat. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel for the Albert Hall"
Fantastic location. Really convenient for the Albert Hall, South Kensington etc. Amazing staff, everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. We were given a bottle of water each for our journey when we checked out. Didn't eat but the drinks were good. An Expedia VIP hotel so we had additional benefits which were great. I only marked down cleanliness […] because housekeeping had not checked the drawers and the previous occupant had left some clothes behind, otherwise it was spotless. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent service and hospitality in a beautiful 19th century townhouse/hotel. Staff are warm and attentive. Service is the key and the Kensignton delivers.Genuine Expedia guest review
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