Go Native Kensington4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Hotel location good; ok layout, no daily room service. Bathroom a little cramped.
This hotel was clean, comfortable, and well located within walking distance of various museums and restaurants, as well as a Tube station and a supermarket. The room was actually more an apartment with a separate kitchen and bedroom. Nice and accommodating staff. They stored my luggage so I could go wander about the neighborhood as I arrived before my room was ready. I would stay there again.
The pictures make it look far better. Location is fine, about a 10 minute walk to the closest underground, Earl's Court Station. Our room was small with a comfortable bed that took up most of the open back area that was the 'bedroom'. The bathroom has privacy glass doors off the hallway so you better be comfortable who you stay with not to mention if they get up earlier than you the bathroom light shines through the door. The bedroom is where the comfortable furniture stopped. The small loveseat in the living room was very well worn so you tended to feel as if you were going to slip off. They didn't have any other small chair to sit on other then the 2 dining chairs which we needed to use for our baggage so my sister and I sat side by side every evening instead of being able to face each other as we talked. There was no artwork on the walls so that made it seem very stark and unwelcoming. The kitchen is really more of a kitchenette but it did have a tea kettle which we used and dishes that we used with take out food but if you plan on really cooking, this is not the place for you. The front desk staff was fine however no one went above the bare minimum of helping you. It did work for us but I personally would not go back.
Go Native Kensington Apartment did not meet our expectation in many ways and made our London trip below average this time. We borrowed 2 BD apatment during our stay. 1. Location-the apartment is located away from most of London attractions and none are conveniently accessible by walking. Needed to use tube or bus to get to places which also required 10-15min walk to the stations from the apartment. There isn't much going on around the apartment and did not feel safe walking in empty streets in certain times of the day. Our apartment was directly above the railroad track and heard the train all day and night. 2. Apartment rating- The pictures displayed for the apartment for the booking were 4 star quality. Expect this is hardly 2-3 star apartment when you get there. Hallway is extremely dark and smelled, hallway walls had many damages and needed repair works. Apartment did not have much amenities-no gym, no air conditions, small refridgerator, washer and dryer which does not completely dry clothes( so we had to hang dry all of our clothes during our stay across room). 2 BD unit is extremely tight for the family of 4, apartment wall and couch had many stains. Overall, this apartment needed major updates and cleaning. This apartment was disappointing and we would look elsewhere to stay in London next time.
I often use this hotel because it is good value for money. It's a bit of a walk from the Earls Court tube station so that's a down side of the location. That said, there is a large Tesco supermarket right next door which is hugely convenient for keeping myself stocked with food.
It was very nice to have the space of 2 bedrooms for our group of 4. Very convenient to underground and train. Kitchen layout was inconvenient but only used for breakfast. Would definitely return and recommend.
We like our stay at the hotel. The rooms were well equipped and comfortable. We had a lovely , sunny room. It was quiet and the people at the desk were helpful. We would love to go back.
This location is very convenient especially if you are using public transportation. Its a comfortable walking distance to Underground / bus / Various types of Restaurants. This is a "serviced apartment" meaning they clean only once a week and extra sheets towels etc are "extra". But for the price, it good. This has a full kitchen and washing machine etc.
If you need a place to stay in Southwest London, this is a great one. Some of the rooms have air conditioning controlled from the front desk and could get stuffy, so I would check before staying in high summer. The rooms are huge by London standards and very reasonably priced (at least when I booked, prices seem to fluctuate). They clean the rooms once a week, which was not a problem for me. The staff called up a few hours after I had checked in to make sure I understood how everything in the room worked (the oven was a touch mystifying). I would stay here again -- being able to cook for myself saves so much money in London.
I stayed at this hotel for a couple nights before heading up to Scotland. The room had a washing machine, refrigerator, awesome shower and some kitchen items. However, the bed was hard and uncomfortable. Short walk from the tube station.
Good accommodation for the price, location is good close to earls court and Kensigton high street. Stayed in an open plan 1 bedroom. As many other reviewers have noted the bathroom door is an opaqu sliding door which when closed there is a quarter inch gap between it and the wall. So you need to figure out if this is something that matters to you.
my first time staying in an apartment and as I was only there for 3 nights i didn't really use the kitchen very much. I would prefer next time to be more in the heart of london as the tube can get crowded. It was about an 8 - 10 min walk to tube which was good and there was a bus which was great for the scenic route although longer was worth taking.
There was really no satisfactory explanation of how the rooms that are equipped with climate control are assigned versus those that do not have climate control. But the clerk did admit that some rooms have climate control and others do not. I asked if the rate is higher in those that have climate control, I asked if the rooms that have climate control were assigned by lottery, or if you had to bribe the front desk clerk with extra payment for climate control....what is the trick to it??? I could not get a straight answer from the desk clerk. There are thermostats in the rooms, giving the false appearance of climate control, but they are just decorations on the walls. So, we were told to open the windows, tiny 12 by 8 inch window in each room, so deal with the train noise( there are trains running right outside the back of the apartments every few minutes). Either you have ventilation, and can breathe, or you have peace and freedom from noise, but you can't have both. Otherwise, all was fine. Would recommend but not in summer.
Studio apartment was able to fill all our needs for a 4 nights stay in London. This place is near subway transportation that goes right to Best areas to eat,shop and see shows. 24 hour huge Tesco supermarket located a few hundred yards away. Written Instructions were incorrect to operate stovetop, figured it too late, but got it to work once without knowing how I did it. Everything else worked great. Internet WiFi worked great, no issues at all. Place was quiet at all times and staff very attentive to any questions, etc. They reserved a ride to airport on time for us. Would definitely come back here again.
I stayed at Think Apartments Earl's Court for 9 nights. I had two problems during the stay, both of which were promptly resolved. First, my alarm clock didn't work properly, as one of the buttons wouldn't function. It was replaced the same day. Secondly, people in an adjacent apartment woke me up at 2:30am talking loudly and being obnoxious. After about 5 minutes, the hotel staff and police took care of the problem before I'd even complained (although probably someone else had). The airline had also lost my luggage and delivered it to the hotel. The staff promptly called me upon its arrival to let me know it was there. The room was a comfortable and clean, with all of the stated amenities provided. The shower had excellent water pressure. The dishwasher was somewhat sub-par, as it left clumps of soap smeared on a few of the dishes, but overall not a big deal.
Large living room and kitchen, modern apartment, adjacent to a great supermarket where we buy good and cheap food. Clean once a week (if you want more, need to pay). Small rooms but with good closets. 10 minutes from the metro and close to points of bus. I felt at home.
First room we checked in ,305, had maintenance issues (A/C / heating wouldn't work properly and could only be set from front desk ??????????? So every time you feel like adjusting the temperature you have to call them) After several phone calls and a trip to front desk they have changed our room. The second room,633, was better ( it has a thermostat so you can adjust the temp yourself! "Great success!") The only problem is that for the last 4 days of our stay we have been woken up at 9:00 each morning by some construction work noise coming from above... ( The noise could be heard throughout the day) When I questioned front desk they said that that's okay, that's when the work starts during weekdays and the noise will stop in the weekend! A total lack of customer service, if you ask me. Also, the keys stopped working one day, the sink started dripping water (did not even bothered to report the issue) and our room was not cleaned on the 7th day as advertised... Great location for a good price! Problem resolution? Hummm ... Unacceptable by anyone's standards!
Stayed here for a week while attending a conf at the Olympia Conf Center. We had a 2 bedroom place. Nice...2 bath, 2 rooms, and a common area with couch and kitchenette. The Olympia is about a 5-10 walk and you're also close to Earl's Court and West Kensington subway stops. (both about 5 min walk). Tesco supermarket is across the street and HomeBase hardware store is 1 block away. Takes about 45 mins to get here from Heathrow on the subway. Get off at Earls Course and exit on Warick Rd side. Then just walk straight down the street.
The hotel is a decent choice for the price. I don't think it lives up to a 4-star rating but would give it a solid 3. The room was supposed to be cleaned on the 7th day of our stay but never was. The shower head had a leak which was reported but never repaired. Other than those couple items the hotel was a pleasant place to stay with lots of restaurants in the area and a 5 minute walk to the tube station.
A sleek modern style fully equipped (dishwasher microwave/convection oven, plasmaTV, toaster, boiler, wine glasses, dishes, pots and pans and complementary WI-FI) studio in one of the nicest areas of the city. Safe and comfortable. A two-minute walk from a supermarket and a ten-minute walk from the nearest subway station. Cellphones only worked in the lobby; that was a bummer. Will go back for sure.
Located in London City Centre, Go Native Kensington is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace. The 241 rooms at this 4-star apartment include kitchens, sitting areas, and refrigerators. It's also close to Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace.
The 241 apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, coffee makers, and phones are also standard. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Go Native Kensington features free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and tours/tickets.