$239 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 23, 2014 Check-out: Oct 26, 2014

The Kensington Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

5 stars
109-113 Queen's Gate South Kensington, South Kensington, London, SW7 5LR
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
18 reviews
Great Experience

This may be my new favorite hotel! The location was great, staff was very helpful and responsive.... See full review

  • CETHEMAN
  • Sep 16, 2014
40th Anniversary

Upgraded to a king bed. Beautiful room and great service. Definetly staying here again See full review

  • Lover Ralph
  • Jun 7, 2014
Glamorous jewel in the heart of London
 

Recently renovated, The Kensington Hotel is a vibrant presence that lingers over Queens Gate in South Kensington. A lobby containing authentic 19th and 20th century furnishings welcomes guests with the feel of an old English mansion. The lobby's stunning crystal chandeliers add to the period theme. Service is impeccable and guests are provided with 24-hour room service and concierge service. Original artwork adorns the walls of The Kensington Hotel. Working fireplaces and bay windows convey the atmosphere an old English drawing room.

3 Reasons To Stay:
 
  • Recently renovated to replicate period townhouses of the 19th and 20th centuries

  • Located in chic South Kensington

  • Near many of London's famous attractions including Royal Albert Hall, the V&A and Hyde Park


The Kensington Hotel Rooms
 

Distinctive period-style furniture and warm, regal hues await guests in the rooms of The Kensington Hotel. Choose between superior rooms, deluxe rooms or suites. Deluxe rooms are more spacious than superior rooms and include Nespresso machines and separate showers. Recently reopened after a multi-million dollar refurbishment, rooms offer modern décor and updated amenities. Superior rooms have a 37-inch LCD television, media system, Aromatherapy Associates bath products, and complimentary Internet access. For added comfort, choose one of the suites that contain a four-poster bed, TileVision TV in the bathroom, separate bath and shower. The Luxury Studio Suite includes full-length French windows that provide spectacular views of the city of London.

Things to Do:
 
  • The Natural History Museum (0.6 mi/0.9 km)

  • The Royal Albert Hall (0.9 mi/1.4 km)

  • Victoria and Albert Museum (1 mi/1.6 km)

  • Hyde Park (2.6 mi/3.7 km)

  • Kensington Gardens (2.8 mi/4.6 km)

Hotel Map

51.4926 -0.1779
Area served
South Kensington
Nearby airports
London Heathrow.
Area description
With the museums, the Royal Albert Hall, Harrods, Christies, Hyde Park and the Serpentine Gallery close to The Kensington Hotel, you could spend weeks in this part of London city and never grow tired. South Kensington is the most civilised of urban enclaves, made for exploring on foot.
If you are in the mood for more intensive exercise, take your pick from the recommended gyms and health clubs in the West End area including the hotel very own.

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The Kensington Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection Rooms

Superior Room
Superior Rooms offer 1 queen bed. The beautifully appointed Superior Rooms at this luxury London hotel include 300-count bedlinen, ultra-plush duvets, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, a 37-inch LCD TV, media hub, complimentary wireless internet access, Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products and a daily turndown service. Avg 18SQM.
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Rooms offer 1 king bed. Welcome to your South Kensington pied--terre. A stay in one of the Deluxe Rooms at The Kensington Hotel offers all the indulgences of a Superior Room in a larger, sumptuous space in which to enjoy added luxuries such as a separate shower and a Nespresso coffee machine. Avg 25SQM. Deluxe room can accommodate an extra bed suitable for a child under the age of 12. The Kensington Hotel has room types that accommodate 2 adults and a child " if you would like this type of room please be book the Deluxe category or higher as the other rooms in the hotel can only accommodate 2 adults.
Junior Suite
Junior Suite offers 1 king bed. Studio suites offer all the delights and amenities of Deluxe Rooms with extra space for your comfort and relaxation. A number of Studio Suites have a TileVision TV in the bathroom and the added luxury of a separate bath and shower.
Luxury Suite
Luxury Suite offers 1 king bed. The Kensington Hotels Luxury Studio Suites are the ultimate in boutique hotel luxury. High ceilings, four-poster beds, full-length French windows, plus a bathroom furnished with a free-standing bath and TileVision TV. Avg 35SQM.
Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite offers 1 king bed. As The Kensington Hotels Signature Suite, The Brompton Suite surpasses expectations in quality, service and luxury. 100 square metres in size, The Brompton Suite has been exquisitely and tastefully decorated, with classic and timeless style. The Brompton Suite provides guests with 3 luxuriously-appointed, spacious areas a lounge, bedroom and bathroom.
The beautifully decorated lounge offers a calming haven from which to escape the hustle and bustle of London. Complimentary soft and alcoholic beverages are available in the fully stocked fridge, alongside delectable chocolates and sweets. An Ipod docking station, DVD player and wall-mounted Flat Screen TV offer outstanding entertainment facilities, plus bookshelves lined with a wide range of books present guests with an opportunity to relax and enjoy the literature of their choice.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.3 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.4 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.5 mi
  • King's Road: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.7 mi
  • Chelsea: 0.7 mi
  • Harrods: 0.8 mi
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gloucester Road: 0.3 mi
  • Science Museum London: 0.4 mi
  • National Art Library: 0.4 mi
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Imperial College London: 0.4 mi
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 0.5 mi
  • King's Road: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Institute of British Architects Collections: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Albert Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Albert Memorial : 0.7 mi
  • Chelsea: 0.7 mi
  • Harrods: 0.8 mi
  • Knightsbridge: 0.8 mi
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Saatchi Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • High Street Kensington: 0.9 mi
  • Cadogan Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Kensington Palace: 0.9 mi
  • Couper Collection: 0.9 mi
  • Sloane Square: 0.9 mi
  • Stamford Bridge: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea Museum: 1 mi
  • Kensington Gardens: 1 mi
  • Hyde Park Corner: 1.3 mi
  • Lancaster Gate: 1.3 mi
  • Wellington Arch: 1.4 mi
  • Victoria Place Shopping Centre : 1.4 mi
  • St. Ann's Shopping Centre : 1.4 mi
  • City of Westminster: 1.5 mi
  • Queensway: 1.5 mi
  • Royal Mews: 1.5 mi
  • Victoria station: 1.5 mi
  • Park Lane: 1.5 mi
  • Hyde Park: 1.6 mi
  • Victoria Palace Theatre: 1.6 mi
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 1.6 mi
  • Buckingham Palace: 1.6 mi
  • Marble Arch: 1.6 mi
  • Battersea Power Station: 1.6 mi
  • Lambeth Palace: 1.7 mi
  • Green Park: 1.7 mi
  • Cardinal Place : 1.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for The Kensington Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
CETHEMAN
Business
NY
Sep 16, 2014

Great Experience

This may be my new favorite hotel! The location was great, staff was very helpful and responsive. Overall look and feel of the rooms and the lobby and bar was excellent.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lziff
Business
Beverly Hills, CA
Aug 25, 2014

Incredible service, great location, warm ambiance

The staff at this hotel is really wonderful. They were genuinely interested in making our stay as great as it could be. I wasn't happy with our room the first night (their "queen size" beds are actually "full size" and I need the extra space). I mentioned this to the front desk and even though they were running near full capacity they managed to change us into a King. I was really impressed. Like many London hotels, the building is older so the hallways are a bit narrow and some of the rooms are very small. None of that kept us from truly enjoying the hotel. The bar/lounge area has a wonderful ambiance and is a great place to either start or end your day. Easy walk to the Underground, restaurants and many tourist sites. You won't regret choosing this one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dine at Rocca, an Italian restaurant just a short walk from the hotel. Great food/atmosphere at insanely reasonable prices. 73 Old Brompton Road

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cityvisitor
Business
NY
Aug 12, 2014

Pleasant hotel for a short stay

Small standard rooms but good amenities. Correct service and conveniently located.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lover Ralph
Business
St Pete FL
Jun 7, 2014

40th Anniversary

Upgraded to a king bed. Beautiful room and great service. Definetly staying here again

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

Business

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Review of The Kensington Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Leila C.
Business
Nashua, NH
May 31, 2014

Great Location and Great Service

The hotel was excellent. The staff was helpful, the room clean and comfortable and the location was ideal. I highly recommend.

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

Business

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Review of The Kensington Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jackie G.
Business
Los Altos , CA
May 25, 2014

Perfect start to holiday

Everyone who we encountered were very pleasant and helpful. The room was a bit small but very comfortable, clean and well appointed. Taxis were very easy to hail and the restaurant for breakfast was just right. Pubs too crowded since it was a holiday weekend; found a cute Italian place around the corner. Will definitely stay here again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arsenal Fan
Business
New York, NY, USA
May 20, 2014

Good Hotel, Good Location

All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed our lunch and fresh juices in the cozy, comfortable dining area. The location is very good - an 8 to 10 minute stroll to Hyde Park, a short walk to the South Kensington Tube stop, and just around the corner on Old Brompton Street there are many restaurants, cafes, and even grocery stores. The room was clean and comfortable. Very small, but that is expected in London. I would definitely return, if the price was right. (An aside, I would certainly rate it a 4 star hotel, not a 5 star hotel.)

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Alexander Klein
Business
Fribourg, Switzerland
Apr 25, 2014

Easter week-end

Great and friendly service from all staff, with particular good note to George - an outstanding waiter. Rooms comfortable though small. We'll come again! Thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Glib
Business
SLO, CA
Nov 10, 2013

Splendid Stay

Hotel was very nice, has a boutique feel. The staff treated us with great charm and care even though we obviously weren't their normal clientele. Location has plenty of food close by, museums one block away and the South Kensington Station right up the road. I give double points for the room having a built in American plug as well (something I rarely see). Every day in the evening after cleaning the rooms they leave chocolates on your bed with a weather report for the next day.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

You can take a good walk through Hyde Park, by the Kensington Palace and straight to the Churchill Arms for a wonderfully decorated pub with good Thai food in the back. If you're going for food, walk in the pub doors and just go straight through to the back to be seated.

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Review of The Kensington Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bus traveler45
Business
Washington DC
Apr 29, 2013

Decent hotel in great location

Nice place; no desk in room which is weird and hard for business travel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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