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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds
55-inch Smart TV with satellite channels
55-inch Smart TV with satellite channels
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds

Guest reviews

4.6/5 Wonderful
994 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air Conditioning
Restaurant
Gym
Breakfast Available
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in
Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationNatural History Museum6 min walk
Popular LocationVictoria and Albert Museum9 min walk
Popular LocationScience Museum10 min walk
AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick)71 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Classic Room, 2 Twin Beds

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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  • Suite (The Brompton Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 753 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room (Cosy)

    Room amenities

    • 140 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Suite (The Knightsbridge Suite)

    Room amenities

    • 1098 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Luxury Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 366 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 323 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

London

Located in London's London City Centre neighborhood, The Kensington Hotel is in the city center and near a metro station. Victoria and Albert Museum and Natural History Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Royal Albert Hall and Buckingham Palace. Consider Piccadilly Theatre for a night out, and don't miss Stamford Bridge Stadium, a top local attraction. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Natural History Museum - 6 min walk
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 9 min walk
  • Science Museum - 10 min walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 14 min walk
  • Harrods - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Kensington (Olympia) Station - 4 min drive
  • South Kensington Underground Station - 4 min walk
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 71 min drive

Restaurants

  • Town House at Kensington — 1 min walk
  • The K Bar — 1 min walk
  • Cacciari's - 1 min walk
  • Macellaio RC South Kensington - 1 min walk
  • Zetland Arms - 3 min walk
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About this property

The Kensington Hotel

Luxury London hotel in London City Centre, walk to Natural History Museum
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a 24-hour business center, and 24-hour room service. All 150 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes.
The Kensington Hotel offers 150 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 55-inch Smart televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: GBP 11-30 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 2 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
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from March 22 2020 to September 8 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 11 and GBP 30 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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 may be 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
No onsite parking is available
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer
Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available
The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

Property is also known as

Hotel Kensington
Kensington Hotel
Kensington Hotel London
The Kensington London, England
The Kensington Hotel Hotel
The Kensington Hotel London
The Kensington Hotel Hotel London

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Kensington Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Kensington Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Kensington Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Kensington Hotel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary).
Where is The Kensington Hotel located?
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Science Museum and Royal Albert Hall are also within 15 minutes. South Kensington Underground Station is only a 4-minute walk and Gloucester Road Underground Station is 7 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Kensington Hotel

4.6
Wonderful
5 - Excellent
675
4 - Good
230
3 - Okay
60
2 - Mediocre
24
1 - Poor
5
4.6
Cleanliness
4.7
Service and Staff
4.6
Amenities
4.5
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A nice hotel with a personal touch. Professional staff. We like the interior warm.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Everything was great. The hot water was bit inconsistent (sometimes hot sometimes not too hot). Very great area.

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

A wonderful property with highly attentive staff centrally located for cultural stops around the city. Only let down by silly little things ... no bath mat and a tiled bathroom floor, so rather slippery with wet feet. Got lost and couldn’t find the lifts so took the stairs which didn’t not look nearly as well looked after as the rest of the building. None of these however should distract from what is a gem of a hotel.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautifully appointed, yet comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Superb staff in all areas. My preferred London hotel for my frequent business trips.

Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

2/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Rooms are really really small. I mean Small! I travel Through Europe quite

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019