The Kensington Hotel

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Centrally located in Kensington. Approximately 43 km from London Gatwick Airport.
Location: Kensington - Chelsea
Subway: South Kensington

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Bill M :
Helpful staff, lots of restaurants nearby, Albert Hall twenty minute walk, good value

We stayed here for a trip to the proms at the Royal Albert Hall, we've been to other hotels in the area previously and found this to be the best so far in terms of value. The staff were very helpful, everywhere was clean, there were lots of places to eat and the Albert Hall was a twenty minute gentle walk. We had an air conditioner in our room, which was spacious and continental breakfast was included in the price. The only downside was no parking, but I got a meter space about 50 yards down the street which was good for the evening of our arrival, and although I had to move the car at 0830 the next morning I had no trouble finding another parking space. WiFi was fine

  • XCoops :
Needs some maintenance

Stayed here for 2nights. The positives:- friendly staff and helpful, near Gloucester Road tube station. We were in basement room 1.2 single beds which were comfortable, but only one pillow each. Sheets clean. Towels clean fluffy. Stained blankets with someone's else's hair strands on! The room needs maintenance and painting. Windows single glazed sash. Which was onto road outside. Noisy! Venetian blinds closed and no way to open them so no natural light in room! (Like a prison cell)! Carpet dirty in corners and coming up. Bathroom floor tiles broken, shower handle missing on inside of shower, plug missing in sink, tap loose. The shower nice and hot. Breakfast basic but plentiful. Coffee very strong. We did ask to move when we arrived to a quieter room but told they were full.

  • Sara A :
Nice hotel

Good service, nice staff. Had some problems when I arrived due to a mistake from my agency, the staff took care of it fast and effectively. Nice sized rooms for London. The beds were comfortable and the room clean.

  • teddy20082017 : County Kildare, Ireland
A family trip

Really enjoyed our stay in the Avni hotel. Staff were very friendly. Close to the tube. I would go back to this hotel again. I had two of my daughters with me and we were given a triple suite. I would recommend this hotel. Not expensive if you are in London to be out and about for sightseeing and sporting events.

  • Zachary_KMH : Singapore, Singapore
Reasonable stay at a reasonable price.

I actually booked 2 rooms at the same time for my family of 4 so I was disappointed to learn upon arrival that our 2 rooms would be on separate floors instead. In addition I was further surprised to learn that there was no thermostat or air-con in the room to actually adjust the room's temperature, with only a standing fan provided for ventilation in the room. Nonetheless, the rooms, beds and toilets were clean and I particularly enjoyed the fragrance of the soaps provided. Reception staff were friendly as well and wifi connectivity was strong. For its price and central location in the South Kensington area, I would say that this hotel provides a decent and reasonable stay and I would recommend this to travellers looking for an inexpensive stay in the heart of London.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

Transat Holidays package includes:
  • Round trip flight in Economy Class
  • Round trip transfer between the airport and the hotel included with select packages
  • Accommodation
  • Hot buffet breakfast
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • 149 rooms
  • Elevator
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Fitness center
  • Internet business center
  • Spa
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • Accessible for people with restricted mobility
  • WiFi internet access
  • Currency exchange 
  • Convention centre
  • Parking nearby (fee)
Hotel Room includes:
  • 1 queen-size bed or 1 double bed 
  • Full bathroom 
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • 220/240 volts
  • Desk/Working area
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Coffee/tea-maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • WiFi 
  • Non-smoking room
  • Maximum 2 adults
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Avni Kensington Hotel
40-44 Harrington Gardens South Kensington, London SW7 4LT England

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.