Thistle Kensington Gardens

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Located next to Kensington Palace Gardens, the Serpentine and Hyde Park, this elegant hotel is also within walking distance of bustling Bayswater filled with bars, restaurants and shops. A splendid location in beautiful surroundings!
Location: Kensington Palace, Hyde Park
Subway: Queensway

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  • Hui T : Singapore, Singapore
Great location

Hotel location is close to two London Tube stations and directly facing Kensington Gardens. The room is clean and comfortable. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Free and good wifi provided in room and other areas.

  • David B : Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Good hotel, reasonably priced ( for London)

I booked 3 rooms here for a family event in London. 2 were 3 bed rooms, the other a double. Generally all rooms were clean, limited mould in shower is my test, as other reviews have said the rooms are small, so it was a bit cramped in the 3 bed rooms, but we managed. It might be cramped because the main double bed was huge! The 3rd bed was comfortable with a proper mattress. Bathroom was small too, but big enough and the shower was very good.Staff in the hotel were very friendly and service in the bar was very good, and reasonably priced for London.Only minor complaint was that the lifts were also small and needed your key card to work, but they were temperamental. Once I was told the lift was overcrowded and I was the only one in there!So would recommend for overnight or weekend stay, but no longer if there are 3 of you

  • SuffolkBoy99 : Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Good value

I booked this place one night in November, primarily because at that particular time it was much cheaper than most other 4/5 star hotels in London.It is only a couple of minutes walk from Queensway tube, so location not bad at all.Hotel itself is ok. I found my room to be a little on the tired side. It also overlooked a busy Bayswater Road, which meant I struggled to sleep.Everything was there facility wise though I guess, tea & coffee, tv, safe. Large bed could have done with an extra pillow! The reason for 3 stars rather than 4, is that it had a bit of an old fashioned, non-modern feel to it.Bathroom was a little cramped also, and I found the bath/shower a little hazardous to get out of.It was reasonably good value though, when considering London hotel prices.Certainly not luxurious, and I wouldn't class as four star, but I would stay again if on a budget.

  • Jon S :

An excellent hotel with a great location. A superb restaurant with consistently fabulous food. What differentiates this Thistle from any other is the staff. Dalma in particular is an absolute credit to the Thistle group. Friendly, helpful and a consummate professional. I stay in London for both business & pleasure and would always choose Kensington Gardens.

  • cumberland2015 : Greater London, United Kingdom
Professional and great sercvice.Thanks!!!

We had a great service provide by the hotel.The service we have got met with our highest expectation.Special thanks for Sandor Megyeri who always looked after our team and made our day perfect.I highly recommend this hotel.

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Package Features:
  • Round trip flight in Economy class 
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast 
  • Round trip transfer between the airport and the hotel included with select packages
  • 175 tastefully decorated rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge and bar
  • Parking (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
Hotel rooms include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom with hairdryer
  • TV
  • WiFi (fee)
  • Mini-bar 
  • In-room safe
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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Thistle Kensington Gardens
104 Bayswater Road, London W2 3HL 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.

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