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The Kensington Hotel

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

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  • Cheryl S : Essex, UK
Absolutely fine for a place to lay your head

My friend and I booked this hotel as it was near to another hotel where I had an interview. The other hotel was far too expensive so we found the Avni. It's a very short walk from Gloucester Road train station. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean and comfortable. For the price that this hotel offered, we didn't expect superb quality and luxury. It delivered exactly what we wanted...a comfortable nights sleep. Breakfast was well organised and there was enough on offer to fill anyone's stomach. Personally I don't see what the fuss is with other reviews. You get what you pay for and for a central London hotel, this was excellent for the money.

  • ANNA1220 : Grand Turk, null, Turks and Caicos Islands
Friend's Birthday

Great location! .... just a distance from the coach station if you're walking. Lovely free breakfast served between the hours of 7-9am, free wifi. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are VERY NICE and RELAXING, COMFORTABLE and CLEAN!

  • feederroad : Colchester, United Kingdom
Location good The rest dont bother.

First of all I notice that the Hotel only replies if you say something positive. They should reply also to constructive criticism. The Hotel is in a good location for getting around London. On arrival a quick check in,up to our room on the 4th floor,room 404, 12th December - 14th. Room was very hot with radiator on full blast,far too hot so that was turned down. On checking the bed,it had no mattress protector or pillow protectors. So it was sheet then bare mattress underneath. Sheets were clean, but did not dare take a look at the state of the mattress. Not good sleep as again mattress was not very comfortable but springy. The room decor was very drab, with a horrendous looking print above the bed in black and white with a face that looked as though it had been shot straight through the forehead !! Carpet not very clean. Bathroom small, grouting not good and discoloured. Some of it missing. Towels were clean and plentiful. We had a problem with the TV tuning,but will admit that I went to reception to mention this and a member of staff came up and sorted it out straight away. Next breakfast. Well it is in the basement, again a bit drab and beige which seems to be the theme through this hotel. Plenty of staff but you have to compete with other guests to find a table. Continental breakfast. Just adequate. Toasters, about 4, but certainly one that toasts your bread on one side.Would not be my choice to stay in again. Some basics of hotel need upgrading.

  • Brindle C :
It Did The Job!

To be fair the Avni is basic, a cheaper hotel and you get what you pay for. It was a comfortable bed, the room was warm a little on the small side but ok. The staff were always helpful and greeted you with a smile. The only negative compared to other hotels was that the breakfast was very basic, but you get what you pay for!! I wasn't going to book this one originally because of the bad reviews but I found it ok.

  • mcspanner2003 :
Wedding anniversary

We had stayed here 12 moths ago. Staff are friendly. Rooms are clean. Unfortunately our TV didn't work but we was only trying to watch the news.It gets very hectic in breakfast room so go early to beat the mad rush. Very central location 10 mins walk to south Kensington tube.

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  • Round trip flight in Economy Class
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  • 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
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Avni Kensington Hotel
40-44 Harrington Gardens South Kensington, London SW7 4LT England

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