The Kensington

109-113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, England
Kensington

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  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

We’re not generally drawn to traditional hotels, and a Georgian townhouse hotel is about as traditional as it gets in London. But we make exceptions for conservatism in the name of something that’s worth conserving — and the old-school London luxury hotel is a tradition that’s worth hanging on to. And like so many of the purest examples of various national traditions, the Kensington happens to be a foreign creation: that of the Doyle Collection, an Irish concern.

The South Kensington location, in between Old Brompton and Cromwell Road, is classic West London, close by to Royal Albert Hall, the V&A and Hyde Park, or a quick walk from Harrods and the shops of Brompton Road. But once inside, you’ll find the world shut out — in a city on London’s scale that’s one handy definition of luxury.

150 rooms and suites vary considerably in size and layout, but all are decorated in a smart mix of classic and contemporary, and all are exceedingly comfortable, if not excessively opulent. Services are comprehensive, with a well-equipped fitness center and an excellent bar and restaurant, Town House and K Bar. There’s a kind of high-end hotel that’s all about the appearance of luxury — this is the other kind, the one that’s made for life, not theatre.

How to get there: The Kensington is a 6-minute walk from the South Kensington tube station. If you're arriving from Heathrow Airport the most convenient transfer option to central London is the Heathrow Express train, which leaves Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to arrive at Paddington Station. One-way fares are available from £18 and round-trip fares from £32. By black cab, The Kensington is approximately a 45-minute ride from Heathrow Airport (depending on traffic) and can cost upwards of £50.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 150 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • One Bedroom Suite

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 753 ft²/70 m².
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    This room includes:

    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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    This room features 2 King Beds and is approximately 1184 ft²/110 m².
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    This room includes:

    • 2 en-suite marble bathrooms
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Three Bedroom Suite

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    This room features 2 King Beds and is approximately 1937 ft²/180 m².
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    This room includes:

    • 3 en-suite marble bathrooms. Includes airport transfers.
    • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • jacuzzi tub
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • wake up service
  • Superior Room

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 194 ft²/18 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Room

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 269 ft²/24 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Studio Suite

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    This room features 1 Queen Bed and is approximately 323 ft²/30 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • iron
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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