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The Kensington Hotel

5-star5 stars
109-113 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England, SW7 5LR, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Natural History Museum
  • Free WiFi
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Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Great amenities

The Kensington Hotel

from A$695
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Classic Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Suite (The Brompton Suite)
  • Room (Cosy)
  • Suite (The Knightsbridge Suite)
  • Luxury Studio Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Kensington Hotel


  • In London City Centre
  • Natural History Museum - 6 min walk
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 9 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 14 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 16 min walk
  • Harrods - 17 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 40 min walk
  • Science Museum - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 71 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 31 min drive
  • London City Airport (LCY) - 26 min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 4 min drive
  • London Imperial Wharf Station - 4 min drive
  • London Victoria Rail Station - 5 min drive
  • South Kensington Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station - 7 min walk
  • Earl's Court Station - 18 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 150 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1870
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Town House at Kensington - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The K Bar - Onsite wine bar. Open daily.

The Kensington Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Kensington Hotel
  • Kensington Hotel
  • Kensington Hotel London
  • The Kensington London, England
  • The Kensington Hotel Hotel
  • The Kensington Hotel London
  • The Kensington Hotel Hotel London


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Breakfast costs between GBP 11 and GBP 30 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Kensington Hotel

  • Does The Kensington Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Kensington Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The Kensington Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from March 22 2020 to July 30 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at The Kensington Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Kensington Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at The Kensington Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kensington Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Kensington Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Gourmet Burger Kitchen (1-min walk), Cacciari's (1-min walk), and Macellaio RC South Kensington (1-min walk).
  • What is there to do near The Kensington Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Natural History Museum (6-min walk) and Victoria and Albert Museum (9-min walk), along with Science Museum (10-min walk) and Royal Albert Hall (14-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 493 reviews

Very good 8.0
Excellent location and run by true professionals
Service really is beyond reproach. Have stayed a number of times for the location and have got to know the staff over the stays and they couldn’t do more for you. Only slight gripe is the limited floor plate outside of the top floor rooms although the ceiling height compensates to some degreee. The in-house breakfast is really excellent if you are trying to stay healthy whilst travelling.
D B, au4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stunning Kensington
Beautiful, well appointed hotel, warm friendly staff that make you feel like you're coming home. Ideal position to access museums, shopping, parks restaurants and underground. Would definitely make it my base for travel in London next time.
jo, au1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Room far too small. Bathroom and shower so small Tried to upgrade too expensive for not much bigger rooms
Janelle, au4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel
Excellent customer service and friendly staff
Peter, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything was great. The hot water was bit inconsistent (sometimes hot sometimes not too hot). Very great area.
bejamin, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay at Kensington Hotel for Holiday Week
Family of four stayed 2/27 - 1/3 enjoyed the city of London. Hotel was quiet for the most part (doors to hallway not very sound proof). Staff was very courteous and helpful. Great location, easy walk to nearby restaurants, pubs and underground station. Only problem was we were told by waitstaff that breakfast was included and when we went to check out were billed for the meals.
Michael, us6 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Tough checking in- make sure you arrive in the afternoon otherwise you will not get a room - Great place and easy to get to everywhere
Kenneth, us4 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Such a disappointment. Was hoping for so more.
We spent a few weeks in London and stayed in several hotels, including another one on the next street over. I saved this one hoping to save “the best for last.” Check in went just fine and the lobby and adjoining rooms of the hotel were decorated beautifully. But that’s where the 5 star experience pretty much stopped. We had a deluxe room with a king bed (Room 329.) The room itself appeared just fine, the bathroom was large. They had placed a roll away in our room for our little boy. I asked them to remove it to allow for more space in the room and because I know, being out of town, he would just crawl into bed with us. When housekeeping came to take it out, she made a huge display of the inconvenience she suffered having to remove it. Additionally, the room’s floor itself was at a weird angle. You could literally not set a glass on the table without it rolling off. So uncomfortable. I get it’s an older building, but that’s ridiculous. We were given a filthy towel on our last evening that appeared to have been used to clean dirt and grime. The shower was stained with red mold and the window sill in the bathroom behind the blinds was covered in dust and dirt. Breakfast was inconsistent, one day coffee was served in a pot, not the next. Water was never refilled and no one brought other beverages when asked. All that said, kudos to Guido the doorman. He exemplified comfortable hospitality. Also, I appreciated the birthday wishes, but it wasn’t my birthday.
Ashley, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Holiday stay
Beautiful lobby and lounge area. The staff is extremely helpful and kind. However, the rooms are very small. Great location, however! Perfect for the Holiday season. Very festive inside!
Margarita, us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
The hotel is great, but what makes it really special is the staff!
john paul, us5 night family trip

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