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The Kensington Hotel

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Luxury Studio Suite, 1 King Bed (1 Four Poster Bed) | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Suite (The Brompton Suite) | Living area | Smart TV
Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
Luxury Studio Suite, 1 King Bed (1 Four Poster Bed) | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds

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The Kensington Hotel

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Natural History Museum

9.2/10 Superb

995 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
The price is AU$659
Price available on 6/1/2023
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109-113 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England, SW7 5LR
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In London City Centre
  • Natural History Museum - 6 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 14 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 16 min walk
  • Marble Arch - 39 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 39 min walk
  • Buckingham Palace - 40 min walk
  • Kensington High Street - 1 min drive
  • Harrods - 5 min drive
  • Kensington Palace - 4 min drive
  • Leicester Square - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 35 min drive
  • London (LTN-Luton) - 45 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 49 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 78 min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 4 min drive
  • London Imperial Wharf Station - 4 min drive
  • West Brompton Underground Station - 17 min walk
  • South Kensington Underground Station - 5 min walk
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station - 7 min walk
  • West Brompton Underground Station - 17 min walk

Restaurants

  • Rocca - 2 min walk
  • La Bouchee - 2 min walk
  • Bosphorus Kebabs - 3 min walk
  • Zetland Arms - 3 min walk
  • La Brioche - 3 min walk

About this property

The Kensington Hotel

At The Kensington Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Hyde Park and Natural History Museum. Guests can indulge in massages, and Town House at Kensington serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Fellow travellers love the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: South Kensington Underground Station is 5 minutes and Gloucester Road Underground Station is 7 minutes.

Languages

English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 150 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 6:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Built in 1870
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa services

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.

Dining

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 – On-site wine bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 35.00 for adults and GBP 35.00 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

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

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

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Kensington Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Kensington Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Kensington Hotel?
As of 8 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Kensington Hotel on 6 Jan 2023 start from AU$659, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Kensington Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Kensington Hotel?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 25.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Kensington Hotel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Kensington Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kensington Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Kensington Hotel and nearby?
The Kensington Hotel has a fitness centre and spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near The Kensington Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Town House at Kensington. Nearby restaurants include La Brioche (3-min walk), The Hummingbird Bakery (3-min walk) and Ceru (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Kensington Hotel like?
The Kensington Hotel is in London City Centre, a short 5-minute walk from South Kensington Underground Station and 16 minutes' walk from Hyde Park. The local area is considered walkable, as well as being good for sightseeing.

Overall score and ratings

9.2

Superb

9.3/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

9.2/10

Amenities

9.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

ilana, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is my third stay at the Kensington, but my first back since lock downs. I am always pleased with the facility and the staff. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The location is just meters from either South Kensington or Gloucester stations with shops and restaurants everywhere. A great place for a week's long stay.
Veronica, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The property is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. I was disappointed in the room size for the price. We were traveling with our grandchildren and asked for a bigger room and a roll away bed. The charge for a room that had a little bigger bed and a roll away bed was $290.00 a night. They charged $70.00 for a roll away bed that was a cot. The room had a balcony with not chairs or a table like the others by us. Everything was very expensive.
debbie, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Georg, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Kensington Hotel is unique and special. I love the location and the accommodations. I think it is priced well for such a lovely hotel. The food and bar are lovely too.
Amy, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding Stay!!!
Had a wonderful stay everything was perfect.
samuel, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Deborah, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Rudiger, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Leanne, 1-night trip
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