The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

3 stars
Wrights Lane, Kensington, London, W8 5SP
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
1.8
out of 5
6 reviews
Great stay, convenient location.

The location was ideal for us and the amenities were wonderful. The room was quite small but very... See full review

  • Bob and Bern
  • Sep 18, 2013
Good enough considering location and price

Great location. Rooms are just ok, pretty small and kind of old looking. But overall was decent for... See full review

  • RegularGuy1
  • Sep 20, 2012
Health Club and Spa offers a fully equipped gymnasium sauna steam room Jacuzzi studio classes and an 18 meter indoor swimming pool. Beauty treatments and a wide selection of massages are also available for you to rest your mind and relax. The Kensington Close Hotel is undergoing refurbishment. During our transformation please forgive our appearance or any noise intrusions. Please also note that our works may cause noise disruption to some rooms and the hotel generally. We have taken every effort to ensure that disruption is minimized including the limiting of substantial works to Monday to Friday 08.00 to 17.00 Saturday 08.00 to 15.00 Sunday No works Usual 12.00 noon 1day prior to arrival cancellation policy will apply.

The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa Rooms

Deluxe
Superior Room - Spacious bright rooms furnished with warm colours in a clean modern style. All rooms are en-suite. We offer 24 hour room service. In room tea and coffee making facilities. Trouser press and safe. This room type has 1 double bed or 2 single
Standard
Club Room - A newly refurbished executive room. This room includes free internet access free access to our gym and pool area breakfast. In addition the room is equipped with a fully stocked minibar and our fantastic Deep Sleep King-size bed with luxury be
Standard
Guestrooms will have either one double bed or two single beds.
Executive
Executive Twin - Spacious bright room. All rooms are ensuite. We offer 24 hour room service. In room tea and coffee making facilities. Trouser press and safe. This room type comprises of 2 separate single beds.
Executive
Executive Double - Spaciuos bright rooms furnished with warm colours in a clean modern style. All rooms are ensuite. We offer 24 hour room service. In room tea and coffee making facilities. Trouser press and safe. This room type comprises of 1 king bed.
Standard
Single room
Standard
Standard Twin Room
Standard
Cosy compact rooms furnished with warm colors in a clean modern style. All rooms are ensuite. We offer 24 hour room service. In-room tea and coffee maker. Trouser press and safe. This room type comprises of 1 double bed
Standard
Standard single cosy compact rooms furnished with warm colors in a clean modern style. All rooms are ensuite we offer 24 hour room service in room tea and coffee making facilities trouser press and safe. One single bed ideal for one person
Standard
Standard room for either one or two people. Bed type is not specified at time of booking and will be allocated at check in point. Will be either a twin room with 2 separate single beds. A double room with a double bed or a standard single bedded room
Standard
Cosy compact rooms furnished with warm colors in a clean modern style. All rooms are ensuite. We offer 24 hour room service. In-room tea and coffee maker. Trouser press and safe. This room type comprises of 2 separate single beds

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Indoor pool
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Dining
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Copy service
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Projector
Easel
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Heated guest rooms
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Temperature control
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub
Trouser press

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Hotel Map

51.4996 -0.1925
Nearby airports
Metropolitan Area, (LON), 1.00, MI, N; Heathrow Airport, (LHR), 19.00, MI, W; Gatwick Airport, (LGW), 51.00, MI, S; City Airport, (LCY), 19.00, MI, E; Luton Airport, (LTN), 48.00, MI, N; Stansted, (STN), 56.00, MI, NE;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • High Street Kensington: 0.2 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.5 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.7 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.7 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.8 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.8 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.9 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.9 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.2 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.4 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.5 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.7 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.7 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.7 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.7 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.8 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.8 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.9 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Queensway: 0.9 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.1 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 1.2 mi
  • Harrods: 1.2 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 1.3 mi
  • King's Road: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 1.3 mi
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 1.4 mi
  • Paddington Station: 1.4 mi
  • Notting Hill: 1.4 mi
  • Chelsea: 1.4 mi
  • Broadway Shopping Centre : 1.5 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.5 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Sloane Square: 1.6 mi
  • Hammersmith Apollo: 1.6 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.6 mi
  • King's Mall Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • Couper Collection: 1.6 mi
  • Portobello Market: 1.7 mi
  • Portobello Road: 1.7 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.7 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1.8 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.8 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.8 mi
  • Showroom Gallery: 1.9 mi
  • O2 Shepherds Bush Empire: 2 mi

Dining

Senses
Hours of operation -6.30 AM-10.30PM Modern International Cuisine Senses restaurant offers a new and exciting dining experience with a different menu theme every night. Why not try the best in international cuisines from around the world The restaurant is
Blue Smoke
Hours of operation - 5.30Pm-10.30pm Dress code - Smart casual Classic North American A beautifully appointed fine dining restaurant with a west coast flair. The restaurant serves excellent classic North American Steak House food prepared by Executive Hea
Grill
Hours of operation - 11am-01am Grills salads and bar food. The Grill offers a variety of tasty grills salads and beverage to enjoy with your family friends or colleagues. To add that bit extra enjoyment to your dining experience we have an extensive and e
Lounge Bar
Open from 09.00am to 01.00am. Food is served between 9.00 am and 10.00pm.
Cafe Musetti
Open from 6.30am until 8.00pm 7 days a week

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (6)

Ratings and reviews for The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

Overall score

1.8 / 5
5.01.0
6 out of 6
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2.8
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1.5
Location:
4
Value:
2.2

33% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bob and Bern
Wilmington, DE, USA
Sep 18, 2013

Great stay, convenient location.

The location was ideal for us and the amenities were wonderful. The room was quite small but very clean and well kept throughout our stay. The staff was courteous and very helpful. It was a great value for us as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

The first event I would plan would be to get on one of the sightseeing double decker buses and scout out all the sites that you can't wait to see. Then get a London Pass with Transportation included. Some of the sightseeing site were hard to locate on foot.

Review of The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RegularGuy1
USA
Sep 20, 2012

Good enough considering location and price

Great location. Rooms are just ok, pretty small and kind of old looking. But overall was decent for price, considering the other options in this location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Squint
Pittsburgh, Pa. USA
Oct 5, 2010

Kennsington NOT Close

Customer service is not in their language. They are focused on money and that is all. The concierge was clueless about even a bus schedule. Internet was out of sight in price and there is no free Wifi. The room change staff was good as were some of the desk personnel, but management couldn't be bothered. They seemed like trainees and are still learning what customer service is. As for the 'spa' the added price was disgusting. I was fooled to think the high price for the hotel meant we would have a fine experience. The room was so small for two people I had to stand sideways and shift along the wall to get to the second bed. NOT WORTH THE ALMOST $200 PER NIGHT. I FEEL RIPPED OFF.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NYC
Aug 1, 2009

Can not believe this 4 star's hotel

Very small room and you never get 4 star class service at all. Very cold staff and you can not use internet in your room although there is Wi=Fi but you never get receptions.(they ask 15 ponds a day and argued for refund)Room was so small and you can never do anything except looking at ceiling from the bed.I do not recommend at all. Floor carpet was dirty. Take your risk. Put 1 star at this hotel instead.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Squint
Pittsburgh, Pa. USA
Oct 5, 2010

Kennsington NOT Close

Customer service is not in their language. They are focused on money and that is all. The concierge was clueless about even a bus schedule. Internet was out of sight in price and there is no free Wifi. The room change staff was good as were some of the desk personnel, but management couldn't be bothered. They seemed like trainees and are still learning what customer service is. As for the 'spa' the added price was disgusting. I was fooled to think the high price for the hotel meant we would have a fine experience. The room was so small for two people I had to stand sideways and shift along the wall to get to the second bed. NOT WORTH THE ALMOST $200 PER NIGHT. I FEEL RIPPED OFF.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NYC
Aug 1, 2009

Can not believe this 4 star's hotel

Very small room and you never get 4 star class service at all. Very cold staff and you can not use internet in your room although there is Wi=Fi but you never get receptions.(they ask 15 ponds a day and argued for refund)Room was so small and you can never do anything except looking at ceiling from the bed.I do not recommend at all. Floor carpet was dirty. Take your risk. Put 1 star at this hotel instead.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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