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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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  • carolynd274 : Bridgend
Thistle Kensington Gardens

I always stay at the Thistle Kensington Gardens when visiting London. This is an excellent hotel, first class service, lovely rooms, excellent location overlooking Kensington Gardens. Quiet location but only 5 minutes from Oxford Street.

  • Jeff J : South Wales, United Kingdom
Stayed for third time - that says it all.

Recently stayed at this hotel for the third time. It has its own car park and a bus stop and tube station close by. The location is perfect for walking in the parks, close to Knightsbridge area and even Piccadilly and other sights are in walking distance. The hotel itself is warm, clean and very comfortable. The Staff were very polite and well presented. Breakfast was good - the only issue we had was that food in the buffet was not labelled but this was soon resolved. The bar area was very relaxing and the drinks realistically priced considering where the hotel is located. We enjoyed the hotel and will stay there again when we are next in London.

  • Paul N : Romsey, England, United Kingdom
A really good find

We picked this hotel off the hotels direct website to mix it with seeing a show, I phoned a few days before speaking to a lady called Roberta, I asked her if I organized flowers sent to the hotel if she could get them to the room which she did. The room was also upgraded so we had a nice view over Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens. The room was really nice, very clean, very comfortable. Will definitely use this hotel again. Quennsway tube station is a couple of minutes away.

  • Paula S :
A*** staff we excellent

We stayed at the Thistle Kensington Gardens for 2 nights as part of our daughters 2nd birthday celebrations. The staff were excellent. It was mentioned at breakfast that it was our daughters birthday and Sandor asked for our room number. Went returning that evening we had three slices of the most scrummy chocolate fudge and caramel cake, a large birthday cake made out of towels( with pink bows too!) and a personalised birthday card with a lovely hand written message from the 'thistle' and Sandor. It was a lovely touch- thank you so much- it made Truely's stay even more special. And also must add, the best hotel breakfast I've had! The scrambled eggs were to die for! Thank you Paula, Stephen and Truely xx

  • Ken P :
Excellent location .

Lovely hotel and staff in great location opposite Hyde Park .Only minor issue ,cards for lift didn't always work but staff were always on hand to help.Excellent breakfast with plenty of choice . Parking under hotel . 20 min walk to Oxford street or Albert Hall .Had a great weekend.

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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.

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.

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