The Kensington Hotel
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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 3180 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
tale as old as time afternoon tea
Stay Date: 05/2018, adam s wrote this review.
firstly, i booked this as a surprise for my partners birthday, and our anniversary, and the staff were so helpful, friendly and nice. the actual decor of the building and layout means you can have quiet conversation while not having to shout over oth… See more
firstly, i booked this as a surprise for my partners birthday, and our anniversary, and the staff were so helpful, friendly and nice. the actual decor of the building and layout means you can have quiet conversation while not having to shout over others. reagrding the actual tea, it was amazing, it looked amazing, was presented brilliantly, and tasted unreal. absolutely brilliant. thanks to the staff at the kensington!! Collapse
Tale as old as Time afternoon tea
Stay Date: 05/2018, Hayley G wrote this review.
The hotel is beautiful and clean and the greeting we received was friendly and professional. The afternoon tea experience was something I had booked for my sisters birthday which was in January but although we had to wait for the day to come around i… See more
The hotel is beautiful and clean and the greeting we received was friendly and professional. The afternoon tea experience was something I had booked for my sisters birthday which was in January but although we had to wait for the day to come around it was everything we hoped it would be. The attention to detail as well as the staff being knowledgeable and explaining all about did not go unappreciated. Highly recommend this. Thank you for a lovely experience. Collapse
Wonderful, Beautiful Hotel with an Outstanding Staff
Stay Date: 05/2018, go_w0rldtravel wrote this review.
My wife and I stayed at the Kensington for 3 nights to kick off our 6-night stay in London to celebrate my wife's birthday. Having not been to London before, it was tough to find the right property for us. We wanted to be in a good, walkable locati… See more
My wife and I stayed at the Kensington for 3 nights to kick off our 6-night stay in London to celebrate my wife's birthday. Having not been to London before, it was tough to find the right property for us. We wanted to be in a good, walkable location, convenient to an Underground station, and most of all, after a very long 10-hour flight and 8-hour time change from California, arrive in comfort with good service. We were very fortunate to have chosen the Kensington Hotel to begin our stay! (The same cannot be said about the hotel we stayed in for our following and final nights in the Marble Arch/Marylebone area -- which turned out to be more money for a slightly-worn and less-well-managed property...) The property itself is in a beautiful Georgian Neoclassical building (typical of the South Kensington area), at the corner of Queen's Gate and Old Brompton Road, making it very convenient for the many museums (the V&A, Natural History Museum, etc.), Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park, which is just under a mile's walk down Queen's Gate Road. There are a number of good restaurants, cafes and pubs within a couple blocks' walking distance. The upscale feel of South Kensington is everywhere, with both Ferrari and Lamborghini dealerships on the street and plenty of very expensive real estate. Despite this, the neighborhood feels friendly and unpretentious, unlike the gaudy show of nearby Knightsbridge, where ridiculous shows of wealth are on public display. The South Kensington tube station is just a couple of blocks away (5 minute or less walk), which makes getting to the city center easy. To the south, the even more expensive and upscale Chelsea/Sloane Square areas are walkable, or a one-stop tube ride away. We were upgraded to a Deluxe Room for my wife's birthday celebration, where the extra space was welcome (both for us and our luggage). Our room was on the 3rd floor overlooking Old Brompton Road -- perfect! The windows were well-insulated and street noise was not present when the windows were closed. The room was *very* comfortable, with a great king-sized bed with nice linens, a spacious and comfortable bathroom, and large windows that let natural light in during the daytime. The high ceilings added to the spacious feel and ambience of the room. All of the little things were thought of -- carefully thought-out storage spaces, with all the amenities you would expect of a luxury hotel. (Our one suggestion to the hotel: the rooms could use a few more electrical outlets. It was not possible, for instance, to both plug in a phone and have the bedroom side light on at the same time as only a single outlet was available on either side of the bed). BUT most importantly -- and aside from the great location and wonderful property -- the STAFF IS AMAZING HERE!! From the moment of check-in, through check-out, we were very well taken care of. Nobody missed a beat over our 3-day stay. The concierge desk was very helpful, the front desk people were amazingly accommodating, the bar and restaurant staff were great. The wonderful staff are the main reason I give this property a 5-star review. Thank you for the great service!! The public areas are beautiful, very English and very appropriate to the area. A comfortable sitting area is in the room adjacent to the check-in/reception area, and just past that are the restaurant and the bar. The bar is a special experience at night, with great ambient lighting and outstanding service. All-in-all, the Kensington is one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed at (and we have stayed at many hotels around the world). It is big enough to offer the full-service jet-lagged international travelers need, but small enough to feel personable and quaint. It's just lovely. We hope the hotel maintains its high-value-for-price status and its amazing service, as we will definitely stay here again when next in London! Collapse
The Kensington experience
Stay Date: 05/2018, Pantea V wrote this review.
I was impressed! The restaurant is very nice, good ambience, amazing food. The staff was friendly and professional. My waitress was Elena, a very nice presence with a lovely smile. Thomas also made a good impression. I will definitely come again
I was impressed! The restaurant is very nice, good ambience, amazing food. The staff was friendly and professional. My waitress was Elena, a very nice presence with a lovely smile. Thomas also made a good impression. I will definitely come again Collapse
Like coming home.
Stay Date: 04/2018, wyocouple wrote this review.
We stayed at the Kensington at the beginning and end of a two week vacation. The service was above and beyond and the staff was warm and friendly. The two rooms we stayed in were both very unique and comfortable. The beds and pillows seemed a bit sti… See more
We stayed at the Kensington at the beginning and end of a two week vacation. The service was above and beyond and the staff was warm and friendly. The two rooms we stayed in were both very unique and comfortable. The beds and pillows seemed a bit stiff for my taste but the linens were all crisp and clean and the room was very cozy. Arriving at the Kensington after our travels and enjoying a beverage fireside on a brisk night was like coming home. Collapse
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