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Thistle Kensington Gardens

Star Rating
4 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.0 / 5Very Good
2,302 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kensington Gardens
    1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kensington Palace
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Royal Albert Hall
    16 min walk
  • Airport
    London (LHR-Heathrow)
    33 min drive

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  • Standard Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Park view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

London

Located in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, Thistle Kensington Gardens is in the city centre and near a metro station. Kensington Palace and Royal Albert Hall are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include BT Tower and ZSL London Zoo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Lord's Cricket Ground or Stamford Bridge Stadium. Our guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient for public transport: Queensway Underground Station is 3 minutes by foot and Bayswater Underground Station is 5 minutes.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kensington Gardens - 1 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hyde Park - 9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Kensington Palace - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Royal Albert Hall - 16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Imperial College London - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Queensway Underground Station - 3 min walk
  • London Paddington Station - 11 min walk
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • The Brasserie – Garden-view brasserie with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

Thistle Kensington Gardens

Art Deco London hotel in London City Centre, walk to Kensington Gardens
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and self parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services and dry cleaning. All 175 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and LED TVs. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and safes.
Thistle Kensington Gardens offers 175 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on-site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Art Deco hotel also offers tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff and concierge services. Parking is available on-site at a surcharge.
Thistle Kensington Gardens is a smoke-free property.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 16

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types

Diners ClubJCB InternationalMastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 24.00 per day

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.

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. Parking height restrictions apply.

Property is also known as

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  • Thistle Kensington Gardens London, England
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Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: GBP 24.00 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 15 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • 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
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 43-inch LED TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

4.0

Very Good

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
346
2 - Mediocre
85
1 - Poor
44
4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service and Staff
3.8
Amenities
3.9
Property condition

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

I really wanted to like this hotel...but there were some issues. Staff was friendly enough, housekeeping kept the room clean, however didn't leave enough soap and towels - but they did bring some right away when we asked. The room location we had on 2nd floor was very noisy! We could hear some sort of banging in the evening - not sure if it was other people's bathroom doors or cabinets - but it never seemed to end! On Friday night, apparently there was some sort of live music that went far into the night. Walls were thin - could hear neighboring rooms pretty easily. The room was nicely decorated - but the view we had was not nice, but we weren't in the room except in the evenings so not a big deal. The bed was not great at all - we tossed and turned all night trying to get comfortable. On our last day, the internet wasn't working, so that was a problem trying to check in for our flight the next day. All in all, it was an OK hotel. I think I will stick to South Kensington/Earl's Court area (as I have the past 4 years) from now on - easier tube access, more restaurants to choose from.

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

The lift system varies from very good to blow your brains out

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    2/5

    • Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    3/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    Small rooms with a view over the rear car park, quite honestly disappointing. Bathroom facilities good, plenty of towels but no shaving/makeup mirror.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

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