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Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom

4-star4 stars
104 Bayswater RoadLondonEnglandW2 3HLUnited Kingdom, (02) 8228 1927

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Kensington Gardens
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
786See all 786 reviews
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Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom

from A$248
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Room (3)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Junior Double Room (Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 175 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Brasserie - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel London
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens London
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens London, England
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens London
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens London, England
  • Thistle Kensington
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel
  • Thistle Kensington Gardens 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.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 24.00 per day

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 18 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.

What’s around Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Kensington Gardens (5-minute walk)
  • Kensington Palace (7-minute walk)
  • Hyde Park (11-minute walk)
  • Royal Albert Hall (11-minute walk)
  • Imperial College London (14-minute walk)

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 34 min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) - 50 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 78 min drive
  • London Paddington Station - 12 min walk
  • London Marylebone Station - 29 min walk
  • London Kensington Olympia Station - 11 min drive
  • Queensway Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • Bayswater Underground Station - 6 min walk
  • Lancaster Gate Underground Station - 7 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 786 reviews

Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
The rooms were nice. The annoying part was the cleaning staff: who ignored our do not disturb sign on the first day and on the second came into clean the room at 8:15 in the morning while we were still in bed.
Lindsay, au2 night trip
Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
Definitely not a 4 star Hotel!
The location is great however the hotel is directly above a petro/fuel station which took away the ambience of the hotel. The parkview from the breakfast room is obstructed by frosted class and overall the hotel is really only a basic 2-3 star hotel. The standard rooms are basic and small and the furniture is very outdated and worn. The mattress was lumpy and hard...I'm not sure if England has a law over hotel mattresses being renewed every couple of years like other countries due to hygiene reason but they should...this mattress felt as if it had not been replaced for 20 years. The added price for a basic buffet breakfast was approx. $25 AUD each and really was not worth it, except for the convenience. The Reception practice seems to mirror McDonald's upsizing at the counter which definitely cheapened the experience and made me question the concept of service. After staying in many hotels whilst abroad this was by far the most disappointing and the most expensive and definitely the least appealing.
Felicity, au3 night trip
Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
Very good hotel
Very good hotel
A Traveller, au3 night trip
Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
Fairly good place to stay, great location.
Get rid of the cushions on the bed. They are old and not hygienic. The service was good and we were happy with the location, easy to get to the attractions. The bathroom needs a ventilation fan.
Nhieu Tan N, au6 night trip
Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom
A nice hotel in a convenient location
I had a total of 9 nights at the Thistle Kensington Gardens over two stays and enjoyed my time there. I upgraded to the executive suite on check in on my first visit (having booked a standard double) on the promise of a bigger room and better experience. The view from my room on floor 9 was awesome over Kensington Gardens and across to the Royal Albert Theatre with The Shard and the London Eye visible in the distance. The room had a king sized bed and a work space but did still feel a bit small even though this is common in European hotels. The bathroom was absolutely tiny - no room to set out makeup or hair stuff...this was all done at the desk! I didn't use the brasserie or have the breakfast included but used room service a couple of times and this was a good experience. No fridge in the room was a bit disappointing. I had two days away (and the hotel helpfully held onto my big suitcase for me so I could fly carry-on only...awesome - thanks!!!) and when I came back I went to my reserved Deluxe Double room. This was far too small so went straight back to upgrade to the Executive suite again...this time on floor 3 so view not great but a better sized room so worth the extra cost. The hotel is conveniently located close to two tube stations - Queensway for the Central line and Bayswater for the Circle and District line. I was able to organise a late checkout to better fit in with my late flight which was awesome but the process was not as easy as it could have been!
Julianne, au4 night trip

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Thistle Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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