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109-113 Queen's Gate South Kensington, London SW7 5LP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#17 of 1 179 hotels in London
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Traditional service and Victorian grandeur come together with sleek style and contemporary comfort at the Kensington, in one of London’s most cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. Embrace a sophisticated member’s club vibe, whether over afternoon tea in the light, lively drawing rooms, cocktails in glamorous K Bar, or dinner in the refined Town House. From the splendour of The Brompton Suite to the contemporary charm of The Knightsbridge Suite, the hotel’s signature suites offer comfort and space, with The Kensington Suite offering one of London’s largest townhouse suite, with three bedrooms. Set in the heart of one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, The Kensington’s grand stucco façade is characteristic of this affluent 19th Century district, home to cultural treasures such as the Natural History and the Victoria & Albert Museums and the Royal Albert Hall, with the green spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park; and world-famous Harrods and Harvey Nichols only a short walk away.
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109-113 Queen's Gate South Kensington, London SW7 5LP England
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London City Airport16 kmSee all flights
Gloucester RoadUnderground6 min
Earl's CourtUnderground14 min
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859alan wrote a review 12 Sep
Denham, United Kingdom9 contributions13 helpful votes
when I say do not go to this hotel what I actually mean is do not go to this hotel unless you want to experience truly unbeleavable service from the time you are greeted at the front door. My wife and myself have just returned from a wonderful weekend celebrating our annerversary that was made extra special from all the staff, in particular Sabestian in the bar who my wife said makes the best french 75 she has ever tasted, Karan,who with his great local knowledge and contacts arranged special places for us to visit. And last, but not least Thomas who greeted us with such passion remembering us from our previous visit three weeks earlier having afternoon tea. we would not hesitate to recomend this hotel to our friends or family. Thank you once again ALL at The Kensington.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear 859alan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience here at The Kensington. It is so gratifying and motivating to receive such praise and I will be sharing your feedback with all of our team members. Everyone will be so proud. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Yannick Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Nicole K wrote a review 12 Sep
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We stayed at The Kensington Hotel for two nights in one of the deluxe king rooms. The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive, in particular Ronnie and Karan. This hotel is definitely worth the five star rating with its great location, cleanliness and service. Thank you The Kensington for your wonderful hospitality!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
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Dear Nicole, Thank you very much for your kind review and I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We sincerely appreciate your compliments on the hotel and on behalf of the entire team, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon to The Kensington. With kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Antonio wrote a review 12 Sep
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The hotel is cozy, elegant and charming. The retro ambience of the Bar is great. And you can feel very relax while having a drink. Breakfasts are delicious. Room 110 - a suite- is nicely decorated. With good taste. The staff is kind and always ready to help. All of them: front desk, restaurant, bell boys and housekeeper. If you need something or looking for anything go and see Karan at the front desk he will gladly find it for you. My son and I had a long stay. And we did enjoy it.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Antonio, Thank you very much for your sharing your feedback. I am delighted you consider The Kensington your favourite hotel in London and it is a pleasure to have you stay with us. Rest assured I will be passing on your kind words to Karan who will be delighted to know he was able to make your stay a continuously enjoyable and memorable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Elaine C wrote a review 09 Sep
West midlands53 contributions46 helpful votes
This Hotel is superb, simply because the staff the Manager Thomas and his team are so helpful and really care about the people that stay there superb. The room was decorated to perfection the cleanliness 10/10, we have stayed in many hotels but this is my favourite
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yannick Godfrind, Guest Services / Front Office at The Kensington
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Elaine, Thank you for sharing this review about your recent stay at The Kensington. It is so gratifying and motivating to receive such praise and I will be sharing your feedback with our team and Thomas. Everyone will be so proud. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Soraya E wrote a review 08 Sep
Leicester, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
What a beautiful hotel ! From the moment of check in to the final departure, my daughter and I enjoyed a comfortable and enriching 2 days at this lovely hotel. A perfect base for exploring central London. The room was large and spacious with comfortable beds. The breakfast was excellent - great coffee and perfect fruit and yoghurt; perfect porridge and delicious cooked options. All staff went above and beyond to make this a memorable stay. Would definitely return with enthusiasm!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Soraya, Thank you very much for your kind review following your stay at The Kensington. We are delighted you had a pleasant experience from the moment you arrived and we hope it is not long before we may welcome you back again. With kind regards, Yannick Godfrind Front Office Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Kensington
Which popular attractions are close to The Kensington?
Nearby attractions include Natural History Museum (0.4 km), South Kensington (0.1 km), and Holy Trinity Brompton Church (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Kensington?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Kensington?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Kensington?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Kensington?
Conveniently located restaurants include CERU, Light of India, and Pizzetta Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Kensington?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Kensington?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Kensington offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Kensington?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Kensington?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Churchill War Rooms (3.5 km), Tower of London (7.2 km), and Houses of Parliament (3.8 km).
Is The Kensington accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.