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London Premier Kensington

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was microscopic and I am accustomed to small rooms in London. Someone had been slashed to death on the mattress. I made the mistake of removing the sheet to check as previous customers had complained of bed bugs. I would never stay here again.

I travel on business for extended periods of time and keep on coming back to this hotel, as it is great value for money. The rooms vary quite a bit, so your experience will really depend on which room you end up staying in: some are spacious and quiet. Others are quite the opposite. However, in all of my stays, the rooms have always been clean and all came with a spacious bathroom (a rare occurence in London). The location of this hotel is fantastic: right next to a tube station (connected to two major lines), among plenty of shops and cafes, walking distance to museums and attractions. And in a very safe neighbourhood!

It basically provides what promises. Be careful, room are very small. But it is very close to the tube.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked this hotel, but it is 100% legit. There was a security doorman, a very nice front desk which always was staffed. Electric card locks and a deadbolt on the inside. I felt safe staying at this location even though it's only steps away from Earls Court Tube Station. On the same block there are tons of restaurants, take-aways, a grocery store and convenient stores. The hustle and bustle settles down at night. The hotel offered a full English Breakfast, which I didn't have time for each morning, but I'm sure it was the full trimmings. The room was tidy and had exactly what I needed. I booked a single. It was small quarters, but I didn't stay in the room more than to sleep anyway. The only caveat is that my room was smack against the back of the hotel and so from when I fell asleep to when I woke up I heard the Tube Trains going by. This wasn't too much of a problem as they had two-double paned glass windows, but if you're a super light sleeper this might be something to consider. (The line doesn't run 1am-5:30am I think it is.) But other than that, I enjoyed my stay here and would definitely recommend it.

Nice, clean, comfortable accommodations. Stayed for 6 days.

Location: very close to the undeground and bus stop, supermarkets, small restaurants. 2km from Hyde Park. Stuff: very friendly. Room: small, as is expected in Europe. The bathroom was excellent. Not provided: microwave and fridge. One day (out of 8) the room was not cleaned up, but I don't hold it as a big fault, compare to the noise problem. Noise: the first room we stayed on the first night, was located on the side of underground trains, and after 5:30 am one can hear the trains, very loudly. We asked to change the room because of that, and our request was granted. The second room was looking at the street, so there were no noise from trains, but instead there was noise coming from flushing drains of the room above, and some knocking type of noise from water or drain pipes. Wi-Fi was not stable, sometimes there was no connection. Internet: there is one PC in the lobby, with very slow internet link, up to the point of being useless. I don't recommend it because of noise problems, no fridge, and bad wi-fi.

I was not at all happy when entered in the Hotel. narrow passage and very difficult to enter in the room.

Excllent value for money. Great location, just a stone's throw away from Earls Court tube. Super friendly and helpful staff. Wifi can only be accessed,but it is free (just ask the front desk for the code), and in any event there is a computer for guest use, free of charge in the lobby. Even though everything was tiny in the rooms, it had all the amenities, hair drier, ironing board etc. I was happy that I could control the room / air .temperature. Perfect for the busy tourist or business traveller who just wants to use this as a place to sleep and freshen up. Only small issue is that the front steps have no ramp. So if you are carrying a heavy suitcase, you might need some help getting up the steps. Close to several good restaurants, some of which are open till midnight, the post office, RUSH hair salon, a souvenir store, and the cash points / ATMs. I would definitely stay the again.

This hotel was exactly what I was expecting and exactly what I had read about in the reviews. One thing that was a major dissappointmnet ,however, was when I showed up at the hotel and they informed me that due to construction, they were full and moving me to a sister hotel 25 MINUTES AWAY. He pointed at the tube map and it a VERY inconvenient location and not at all what I had planned. I basically pitched a fit and they let me stay..... After that, it was exactly as you would expect. The room was extremely tiny, but the bed was comfortable, the bathroom suitable, and it got the job done. Two poeple would have a hard time fitting in the room as i literally hit the bed with the door when I opened it, but ionly needed a place to sleep. Its in a very safe area which is important to me, and only 3-5 minute walk from the Earls Court underground stop. It was very close to a lot of the major attractions such as Buckingham Palace and London Eye, and many cute shops/restaurants in the area. Highly recommend if you are on a budget and looking only for the bare miniumum.

The staff and management are superb--very professional, courteous, kind, and helpful. The rooms are extremely clean, well renovated, and comfortable enough, though there is a huge difference between the size of the single vs double room. Also note that wifi is not available in all rooms (but is in the reception area). Location is ideal, right down the street from the tube station. Overall, very satisfied with my stay here! Would recommend it highly.

For London on the cheap, this hotel does the trick. Room was VERY tiny, but all I needed was a bed that was clean. The room I stayed in was VERY clean. Staff was helpful and friendly. A good value.

I enjoyed the location..perfect for access to the 'Tube'..the neighbourhood was a happening scene...restaurants, pubs, and busy. The only thing that was bothersome was the sounds of Trains, Tube..that eventually became the 'white' noise. The room was adequate for me because I was on the go most of the time..small, but adequate.

Aside from the small room which we were expecting, there was an overall lack of customer service and guest hospitality that my husband and I believe is necessary when staying at a hotel. Amenities advertised were not available and we ran into many issues with our room that left us feeling very unhappy with our stay. The location of the hotel is incredible however. Centrally located throughout the city, a very short walk down the block from a tube station, many restaurants and stores in the immediate neighborhood but my husband and I will not stay at the Kensington Town House when we return to London.

rooms are small; design is haphazard; if you are going to London to spend time in your hotel room, this is deinitely not the place; if you need a spot to sleep, shower, and park your bags this spot is perfect; walk to Starbucks for decent coffee; the underground station is right there; pubs; restaurants of every type a short walk away; I would not hesitate to go back there and/or recommend to others

The only problem is the rooms are very small for a double bed. You walk in the door and boom there is the bed. and bathroom very small as well. TV did not work and they did nothing about that. Breakfast is not included in the hotel, you would have to buy it separately. The hotel is close to a train station which was very helpful. If you are a restless sleeper, you might not like the sound of the train coming and going at night. But I did not mind. I would not stay in this hotel again just for the size, too small for me. But for saving it's a good deal.

The Kensington Town House Hotel is a good quality hotel that provides an excellent service for the price. I was booked into a standard double room for myself and my wife. The room is small (website photos show the "Club" rooms, which are larger than the standard) but not out of the ordinary for London. Besides the bed, there was a small wardrobe (with hangars included), a desk, and a small night stand (with three very small drawers) in the room. The bed was a "full" size mattress by USA standards. The mattress fit myself and my wife comfortably, but snug. The room had a flat screen TV, iron & ironing board, hair dryer, electric kettle with tea and coffee available in the room. The bathroom has some shelf space and a very nice basin sink. The tub/shower doesn't have a curtain, but instead a partial glass panel. It's a deep tub, so there was a bit of a step up to get into it. Someone with limited mobility may have a difficult time climbing in and out of the tub/shower. Water pressure wasn't very good in the shower, but I was staying on the top floor. One of the hot water boilers broke during my first night's stay, but they had it back up by the next morning. Water temperature was great after that. The Good: -The room was VERY well decorated and felt like a luxury space, even though it was very small. Crown molding, decorative fabric panels, and pronounced decorative lighting give the room a very sophisticated feel despite the small size. -The hotel couldn't be better located. Earl's Court tube station (which has access to the Piccadilly and District lines) makes transportation a breeze. There are pubs and restaurants, a post office, and a Co-Operative and Tesco's (mini-grocery stores) within a 5 minute walk along Earl's Court Road. The neighborhood in the area feels very safe, and we didn't see any beggars or street performers you find in some of the high tourist traffic areas. -Quiet stay. I was on the top floor, and with the window closed I didn't have any problem with street noise (with the window open you can hear passing cars and the occasional loud group walking down the sidewalk). Some reviewers on here said that they could hear the tube passing underground, but on the upper floor we had a very quiet stay. The Bad: -The mattress wasn't the most comfortable I've ever slept on. It was firm, and has the old fashioned springs underneath. But I woke up without back pain, and slept very well, it just took some getting used to. -Water pressure was low in the shower (but good in the sink). I anticipate it was due to being on the top floor. There was a removable shower head which made the shower easier to use, but this was my least favorite part of the room. -Storage Space: There isn't much. The tiny drawers in the night stand can't hold more than a few undergarmets/socks/tshirts, etc. The wardrobe has ten permanent hangars, and that's about all there is room for. If you're traveling for more than 4 days, I'd say get the "Club" room or stay elsewhere, as there isn't much space to put a large suitcase in the standard room. We traveled with two "carry on" sized suitcases and they fit on the available floor space and luggage rack just fine. Anything larger in the standard size room would take up too much space, and pose a tripping hazard. -Kids: If you're traveling with more than two people (or bringing an infant or young child) I wouldn't stay at this hotel. It's great for couples or single travelers, but the room would be too cramped to try and accommodate a baby or young child. Final Assessment: I would greatly recommend this hotel to couples or someone traveling alone. This location is especially good if you want a more "local" experience. There's nothing "touristy" about the hotel or the neighborhood. Looking at the other comments about this hotel, it seems that the people who wrote negative comments expected a five star hotel at a three star price. This hotel gives you exactly what they advertise: A small, well appoi...

really small room- but that is completely the norm for a hotel at this price range in London. Considering we don't spend a lot of time in our hotel room anyway when visiting London, who cares.

32-36 Hogarth Road London England

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • 24-hour business center
  • Concierge services

Located in South Kensington, London Premier Kensington is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Royal Albert Hall and Natural History Museum. This 90-room hotel has round-the-clock conveniences like a business center, room service, and a front desk. Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are also nearby.


Dining

For your convenience, a English breakfast is available for a fee. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of London Premier Kensington's 90 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes and ironing boards.


Property features

London Premier Kensington features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for GBP 55 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for London Premier Kensington

Everyone (1) Business (3) Couples (5) Other (7) Friends (1)
2

the room was a postage stamp

Everyone

The room was microscopic and I am accustomed to small rooms in London. Someone had been slashed to death on the mattress. I made the mistake of removing the sheet to check as previous customers had complained of bed bugs. I would never stay here again.

By , from Boiling Springs, SC on May 29, 2017

3

good value for money

BusinessTravelers

I travel on business for extended periods of time and keep on coming back to this hotel, as it is great value for money. The rooms vary quite a bit, so your experience will really depend on which room you end up staying in: some are spacious and quiet. Others are quite the opposite. However, in all of my stays, the rooms have always been clean and all came with a spacious bathroom (a rare occurence in London). The location of this hotel is fantastic: right next to a tube station (connected to two major lines), among plenty of shops and cafes, walking distance to museums and attractions. And in a very safe neighbourhood!

By on Aug 6, 2015

3

getaway cowboy

BusinessTravelers

It basically provides what promises. Be careful, room are very small. But it is very close to the tube.

By on Aug 28, 2014

4

it's a proper hotel!

Singles

I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked this hotel, but it is 100% legit. There was a security doorman, a very nice front desk which always was staffed. Electric card locks and a deadbolt on the inside. I felt safe staying at this location even though it's only steps away from Earls Court Tube Station. On the same block there are tons of restaurants, take-aways, a grocery store and convenient stores. The hustle and bustle settles down at night. The hotel offered a full English Breakfast, which I didn't have time for each morning, but I'm sure it was the full trimmings. The room was tidy and had exactly what I needed. I booked a single. It was small quarters, but I didn't stay in the room more than to sleep anyway. The only caveat is that my room was smack against the back of the hotel and so from when I fell asleep to when I woke up I heard the Tube Trains going by. This wasn't too much of a problem as they had two-double paned glass windows, but if you're a super light sleeper this might be something to consider. (The line doesn't run 1am-5:30am I think it is.) But other than that, I enjoyed my stay here and would definitely recommend it.

By on May 6, 2014

4

london

Singles

Nice, clean, comfortable accommodations. Stayed for 6 days.

By on Oct 6, 2013

3

not too bad for the price

Couples

Location: very close to the undeground and bus stop, supermarkets, small restaurants. 2km from Hyde Park. Stuff: very friendly. Room: small, as is expected in Europe. The bathroom was excellent. Not provided: microwave and fridge. One day (out of 8) the room was not cleaned up, but I don't hold it as a big fault, compare to the noise problem. Noise: the first room we stayed on the first night, was located on the side of underground trains, and after 5:30 am one can hear the trains, very loudly. We asked to change the room because of that, and our request was granted. The second room was looking at the street, so there were no noise from trains, but instead there was noise coming from flushing drains of the room above, and some knocking type of noise from water or drain pipes. Wi-Fi was not stable, sometimes there was no connection. Internet: there is one PC in the lobby, with very slow internet link, up to the point of being useless. I don't recommend it because of noise problems, no fridge, and bad wi-fi.

By on Sep 25, 2012

2

only the location is good otherwise not good enough for the value

BusinessTravelers

I was not at all happy when entered in the Hotel. narrow passage and very difficult to enter in the room.

By on Sep 20, 2012

3

perfect for the business traveller, excellent location

Singles

Excllent value for money. Great location, just a stone's throw away from Earls Court tube. Super friendly and helpful staff. Wifi can only be accessed,but it is free (just ask the front desk for the code), and in any event there is a computer for guest use, free of charge in the lobby. Even though everything was tiny in the rooms, it had all the amenities, hair drier, ironing board etc. I was happy that I could control the room / air .temperature. Perfect for the busy tourist or business traveller who just wants to use this as a place to sleep and freshen up. Only small issue is that the front steps have no ramp. So if you are carrying a heavy suitcase, you might need some help getting up the steps. Close to several good restaurants, some of which are open till midnight, the post office, RUSH hair salon, a souvenir store, and the cash points / ATMs. I would definitely stay the again.

By on Sep 5, 2012

2

london olympics trip

Singles

This hotel was exactly what I was expecting and exactly what I had read about in the reviews. One thing that was a major dissappointmnet ,however, was when I showed up at the hotel and they informed me that due to construction, they were full and moving me to a sister hotel 25 MINUTES AWAY. He pointed at the tube map and it a VERY inconvenient location and not at all what I had planned. I basically pitched a fit and they let me stay..... After that, it was exactly as you would expect. The room was extremely tiny, but the bed was comfortable, the bathroom suitable, and it got the job done. Two poeple would have a hard time fitting in the room as i literally hit the bed with the door when I opened it, but ionly needed a place to sleep. Its in a very safe area which is important to me, and only 3-5 minute walk from the Earls Court underground stop. It was very close to a lot of the major attractions such as Buckingham Palace and London Eye, and many cute shops/restaurants in the area. Highly recommend if you are on a budget and looking only for the bare miniumum.

By on Sep 1, 2012

4

excellent place to stay in central london

Singles

The staff and management are superb--very professional, courteous, kind, and helpful. The rooms are extremely clean, well renovated, and comfortable enough, though there is a huge difference between the size of the single vs double room. Also note that wifi is not available in all rooms (but is in the reception area). Location is ideal, right down the street from the tube station. Overall, very satisfied with my stay here! Would recommend it highly.

By on Aug 16, 2012