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4.6 / 5Wonderful
1,189 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

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Highlights

Popular LocationNatural History Museum6 min walk
Popular LocationVictoria and Albert Museum9 min walk
Popular LocationScience Museum10 min walk
AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick)76 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

You can change or cancel this stay if plans change. Because flexibility matters.

  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed

    Classic Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Classic Room, 2 Single Beds

    Classic Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Suite (The Brompton Suite)

    Suite (The Brompton Suite)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room (Cosy)

    Room (Cosy)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Suite (The Knightsbridge Suite)

    Suite (The Knightsbridge Suite)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Luxury Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

    Luxury Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed

    Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

London

Located in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, The Kensington Hotel is in the city centre and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, while Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Stamford Bridge Stadium or Twickenham Stadium. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Natural History Museum - 6 min walk
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 9 min walk
  • Science Museum - 10 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 14 min walk
  • Harrods - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • South Kensington Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • London Victoria Rail Station - 5 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 76 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Town House at Kensington – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.
  • The K Bar – Open daily.

About this property

The Kensington Hotel

Luxury London hotel in London City Centre, walk to Natural History Museum
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a 24-hour business centre and 24-hour room service. All 150 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes.
The Kensington Hotel offers 150 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and premium bedding. 55-inch Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.
This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

English breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 11-30 per person
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

Fitness centre

Family friendly

Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

Lift
Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Porter
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service

Languages spoken

English
French
Italian

Business services

24-hour business centre
2 meeting rooms

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains
Down comforter
Egyptian cotton sheets
Hypo-allergenic bedding
Linens
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Bathtub or shower
Designer toiletries
Hairdryer
Shampoo
Soap
Toilet paper
Towels

Entertainment

55-inch smart TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Espresso maker
Minibar

More

Connecting rooms available
Desk
Free newspapers
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board
Laptop-compatible safe
Phone
Slippers
Soundproofing
Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 11 and GBP 30 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

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.

Property is also known as

  • Kensington Hotel
  • The Kensington Hotel Hotel
  • The Kensington Hotel London
  • The Kensington Hotel Hotel London
All reviews

Guest reviews

4.6

Wonderful

5 - Excellent
792
4 - Good
295
3 - Okay
71
2 - Mediocre
26
1 - Poor
5
4.6
Cleanliness
4.7
Service and Staff
4.6
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A nice hotel with a personal touch. Professional staff. We like the interior warm.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A wonderful property with highly attentive staff centrally located for cultural stops around the city. Only let down by silly little things ... no bath mat and a tiled bathroom floor, so rather slippery with wet feet. Got lost and couldn’t find the lifts so took the stairs which didn’t not look nearly as well looked after as the rest of the building. None of these however should distract from what is a gem of a hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautifully appointed, yet comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Superb staff in all areas. My preferred London hotel for my frequent business trips.

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Rooms are really really small. I mean Small! I travel Through Europe quite

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Quaint setting and Kensington area very posh and charming.

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019