The Kensington Hotel
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Only a 5 minute walk from Gloucester Road tube station so great location with easy access to the centre of London! There's a luggage room so if you arrive before check in then you can leave suitcases in the hotel and go for a wander! In a nice location with a fairly quiet street and a Waitrose and Tesco round the corner. Room was nice enough, small shower but good water pressure and heat. Bed was fairly uncomfortable but ok for one night. Was told by check-in staff we would receive breakfast but in the morning we are told breakfast wasn't included so fairly disappointing. Hotel is open 24/7 so felt safe and that we would be looked after at any point.
Good location. Hotel is 5-10 mins walk from the Gloucester Road Underground Station (tube). There's a small Tesco opposite and a Waitrose Supermarket around the corner. There's a number of restaurants and eateries nearby. Sightseeing Hop on and hop off bus-stop is just along the road outside the tube station. Natural History Museum and Harrods are within 30 mins walking distance. Hotel bed is comfortable and clean to sleep. No comforter but there's heater to make the room warm. The room (superior twin sharing) is not spacious, not much of walking space after we put 2 big luggages on the floor. Not enough hangers to hang your jackets and stuff in the room and in the bathroom. Bathroom sink is small. Showers water pressure is ok. Just that on our last night stay, the hotel water heater was spoilt so the whole hotel has no hot water in the shower. I guess this is an isolated case. But in any case, the hotel should have a backup heater so that it will be able to handle such emergency next time. Hotel staff are nice and friendly. Hotel provides daily breakfast. The breakfast spread is the same everyday (we had observed during our 7 days stay). White bread, wholemeal bread, ham, cheese, raw cucumber, tomatoes, boiled eggs, yoghurt, cereals, milk, coffee, tea, orange and apple juices. So it would have been better if there's a change in the varieties. Overall, it's quite a pleasant stay.
Great towels and clean sheets! Good location to underground stations and restaurants. Old building, windows are old, making the rooms noisy and damp. It had the feel of camping! Staff seemed very limited in the English language, but were cordial. They were not able to answer questions about the area. Windows are higher from floor in the two rooms we stayed in, so view is of the rooftops across the street. Curtains were frayed and torn. One room had a portable heater/fan with large vent (like a clothesdryer) to the window, so window could not close. Door did lock and bathroom was clean, but tiny. Beds (twin) were springy and soft-- almost needed to tie myself on!
It wasn't that this was a bad hotel. It just wasn't a good one. The price was decent, but not for the closet room. The beds were very strange. We felt like we were camping. There was only one pillow per bed as well. The WiFi didn't work well. Breakfast was fine and location is good. The staff, however, left something to be desired. Brief example: We asked if they knew of any delivery food in the area. The person at the front desk said no and that was the end of the conversation. It wasn't outrageous or awful, but just odd and unhelpful.
They wouldn't accept a booking made with the company credit card - the card has to be physically here when you check in. Ridiculous process with forms and emailing copies of the card if you want to use a company card that's not your own. Also TV in room doesn't work. I was hoping for a relaxing evening after a work trip to London, but this is not the right place for that.
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- Hot buffet breakfast
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- 149 rooms
- 1 restaurant
- 1 bar
- Fitness center
- Internet business center
- Laundry services (fee)
- Accessible for people with restricted mobility
- WiFi internet access
- Currency exchange
- Convention centre
- Parking nearby (fee)
- 1 queen-size bed or 1 double bed
- Full bathroom
- In-room safe
- Flat screen satellite TV
- 220/240 volts
- Desk/Working area
- Central air-conditioning
- Non-smoking room
- Maximum 2 adults
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The Kensington HotelLondon,United Kingdom
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40-44 Harrington Gardens South Kensington, London SW7 4LT England
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