The Kensington Hotel
(Kensington) 5 5 Star:
Per Person Per Night
A stunning hotel situated in the beautiful South Kensington neighbourhood, just minutes from excellent shopping at Harrods and the Kings Road. Three of the city’s greatest museums are literally around the corner and major tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Westminster Abbey are also within walking distance.
Set in the heart of one of London’s most desirable neighbourhoods, The Kensington’s grand stucco façade is characteristic of this affluent 19th Century district, which is home to cultural treasures like the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall, with the green spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park and world-famous stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols only a short walk away. With open fires found in nearly all the hotel’s ground floor reception rooms, entering The Kensington feels rather like walking through the doors of a lovingly restored London mansion. High ceilings and heritage décor evoke a sense of Victorian grandeur, while the hotel’s famously warm and engaging service creates a relaxed ambience reminiscent of an exclusive private members club.
This luxury townhouse offers individually designed rooms and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The excellent Underground transport links at South Kensington Station mean this stunning hotel is the ideal base for exploring the capital. Within the beautiful exterior of this historic townhouse guests will find exquisite décor and designer furniture to complement the stunning building. Mixed in with the classic decor hotel guests will still find all modern amenities in-room such as an LCD television, internet access, air-conditioning, direct dial phone and tea & coffee making facilities. The Kensington Hotel also provides a laundry service, 24 hour room service and offers a late checkout time of 3pm on Sundays. When staying at the Kensington Hotel, London visitors can enjoy a fresh and filling a la carte breakfast which is perfect before a day exploring the city. The hotel’s stylish restaurant Aubrey also offers memorable dishes for lunch and dinner in a relaxed and friendly environment. Aubrey Bar offers the perfect place to relax with excellent service, a vibrant atmosphere and the best Martinis in town and the spacious and elegant drawing rooms provide the most chic setting to enjoy afternoon tea. The Kensington Hotel also has a fitness studio and a spa treatment room. The Kensington Hotel – London’s Finest Townhouse.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Offsite Parking Distance: 1 mile
- Name: SOUTH KENSINGTON
- Distance: 500 metres
- Name: VICTORIA
- Distance: 2 kilometres
- Name: HEATHROW
- Distance: 18 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:30
- Monday to Friday: 07:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:30
- Monday to Friday: 10:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Children's Menu available
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Tube/Metro Name: South Kensington Distance: 500 metres
- Nearest Rail Name: Victoria Distance: 2 kilometres
- Nearest Airport Name: Heathrow Distance: 18 miles
To view our full selection of accommodation in South Kensington, view our hotels in South Kensington page.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 3147 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Consistently excellent- yet to disappoint
Stay Date: 03/2018, Don T wrote this review.
I’ve stayed at this hotel regularly over the past few years and have loved every stay. In my books excellence is often measured in consistency and The Kensington has done that hands down. From the Concierge and his team through to the reception, hosp… See more
I’ve stayed at this hotel regularly over the past few years and have loved every stay. In my books excellence is often measured in consistency and The Kensington has done that hands down. From the Concierge and his team through to the reception, hospitality and room staff, great training and attitude. Makes every stay a pleasure!! Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2018, Vicky H wrote this review.
Myself and a group of friends recently visited for the Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea, the hotel was beautiful and the setting for tea was amazing, so relaxed with soft lighting. The staff there really do put so much effort into the experience and… See more
Myself and a group of friends recently visited for the Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea, the hotel was beautiful and the setting for tea was amazing, so relaxed with soft lighting. The staff there really do put so much effort into the experience and really looked after us, even arranging the extra Disney decorations to get a great photo. They explained what to expect and the food was really well presented. The food itself was amazing and the best afternoon tea we have all had (we have had a few!) we all said we would love to come back. Collapse
Location, charm, service
Stay Date: 03/2018, jef365 wrote this review.
Sure, my room was a bit small but once I had found the best way to put things away and the best way to get in and out of the shower, it was really cozy and comfortable, clean and welcoming. The temperature control worked fine and hot water was delive… See more
Sure, my room was a bit small but once I had found the best way to put things away and the best way to get in and out of the shower, it was really cozy and comfortable, clean and welcoming. The temperature control worked fine and hot water was delivered with great pressure with reliability, something London hotels in the same price range sometimes struggle with. The location is fantastic, everyone at the hotel is very welcoming and friendly, service is great. I love the atmosphere, furniture, such a welcome break from the anonymous business hotels out there....Cocktails are a bit pricy but they have a proper bar, which is great..... I don’t want to be too complimentary because I’d rather keep the good news to myself and make this charming hotel my London base! Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2018, BunnyIzzy wrote this review.
We stayed five nights in February. We found the hotel to be very well appointed and a great location for museums, sites and the tube in particular. We stayed in a deluxe room and found the room size to be very comfortable and adequate for our needs. … See more
We stayed five nights in February. We found the hotel to be very well appointed and a great location for museums, sites and the tube in particular. We stayed in a deluxe room and found the room size to be very comfortable and adequate for our needs. We appreciated being able to check in early after a long, transatlantic flight. We enjoyed the in-room amenities such as the tea kettle and Nespresso machine. We ordered room service a number of times and found the food to be very good and service very prompt. The customer service was impeccable. A special shout out to Carlos and Georgiana for their responsiveness and professionalism and for Georgiana’s diligence in helping to resolve a mini bar charge glitch post check out. We would definitely stay again and would highly recommend this place to others. Collapse
Can be better
Stay Date: 02/2018, Rita L wrote this review.
Having stayed at the Kensington for business and picked the place as the location was good as well as the room size seems reasonable for me travelling on business with luggage and parcel from work. Having early arrival which the hotel has kindly o… See more
Having stayed at the Kensington for business and picked the place as the location was good as well as the room size seems reasonable for me travelling on business with luggage and parcel from work. Having early arrival which the hotel has kindly offered me a room to freshen up. Staff upon arrival has been welcoming and helpful. Staff at Townhouse was highlight as most of them (90%) has been very nice and welcoming. Particularly Sylvia (if I had remembered her name correctly) and a gent I forgot his name but I remembered he was from Poland. Very good asset to the team as very cheerful and good services. The heating at the room was very warm, a bit too warm. Water pressure at the room was good which is really a plus! Room was clean well but then housekeeping could have paid more attention to details as found or spot two times during my over a week stay that they haven’t properly tidied up some amenities. Sometimes, some little details counted most when you’re providing deluxe or above services. The reaction or recovery when I addressed the issue at housekeeping was considered prompt but just that it still happened twice which was disappointing as being a Doyle Collection. If I’m going London again for business, will consider staying here again as I like the neighbourhood which is quite and considered accessible to restaurants and close to Hyde Park. Hope to have a chance to run in the park when the weather permits. Overall, disappointed when you have expectations on the hotel but they still have very good staff. If there is a 3.5 rating will be what I prefer. Collapse
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