The Kensington Hotel
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We stayed in this hotel for a short break in London. The location was great for visiting the museums. It was also close to the tube so we could get anywhere in London really easily. The only thing that would make the hotel better would be more choice at breakfast.
I'm halfway through my one-night stay, but not even a complimentary breakfast at Harrods would entice me to stay here again. 1. They demand photo ID on check-in. 2. You have to hand your key in when you go out. 3. The cold water doesn't run cold, so you have no drinking water. 4. The decor is a joke - wall paint all over the door jambs, ceiling lights hanging out, badly scuffed paint work, chunks out the woodwork. 5. A desk chair that looks like it has been rescued from a skip. 6. Bathroom door won't open because of the bed. 7. The bed has no duvet. 8. Ironing board is unusable. Don't rest the iron on it because it will fall off. However, rest assured they have their branding on everything from coffee cups to windows, so brand over substance sums this place up. Pay the money and go elsewhere.
Basic hotel, best thing is the location, 2 minute walk to the tube. Yes a budget hotel but £180 for 2 nights I at least expected a comfy bed but instead could feel the springs in my back. Customer service wasn't great either. Breakfast ok.
My friend and I just got back from a pleasant 6 night stay at the Avni Kensington Gardens hotel in south central London. It's located on a quiet street about a 5 minute walk from the Gloucester tube station which is a 35 minute ride direct from Heathrow Station on the Piccadilly Line. It is very near a Waitrose supermarket, a Boots drugstore and a good choice of restaurants and cafes.We were looking for a budget friendly hotel that provided a continental breakfast, located near museums, art galleries, theatres and Hyde , Holland, James and Green Parks as well as the major shopping destinations.The Victoria and Albert and the Natural History museums are a ten minute walk away.The breakfast provided yogurts, fruit,cereals, hard boiled eggs, a variety of juices and teas plus ham and cheese slices and cut up tomatoes and cucumbers so we were able to make a hearty breakfast sandwich.The staff we found we were all extremely helpful, cheerful and professional. Because the Avni is situated on a quiet street traffic noises were not an issue.We had a superior twin room that was rather spacious by London standards. The Avni is a budget priced hotel so the furnishings were not plush but our room was clean and if we needed more pillows or assistance with the tv they were provided. Our beds were not luxurious but by the time we'd explored the city into the night, we had no trouble getting to sleep.We were a bit apprehensive after reading some of the rather negative reviews but were pleasantly surprised at our positive experience at the Avni Kensington Hotel.
Yes the location is good and the continental breakfast was ok (book for a week if you want both sides of your bread toasted) the room and bed were so dire I can hardly express myself. The bed, covered in thin although clean sheet with no mattress cover, was so old and/or used I thought it was probably recovered from a recycling centre. Springs which groaned with every body movement and which could be felt. Cheap but by no means cheerful it just reinforces 'you get what you pay for'. Owners/managers taking advantage of transient population. For me - never again.
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- Round trip flight in Economy Class
- Round trip transfer between the airport and the hotel included with select packages
- Hot buffet breakfast
- Hotel taxes and service charges
- 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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