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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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  • Charmaine B :
Weekend stay

Lovely hotel, room was clean and very comfortable. The staff are very friendly and willing to meet all your requirements. Breakfast ticked all the right boxes, my girls enjoyed every bit of it. Will definitely recommend.

  • Birgitte B : Oslo, Norway
Nice stay, great location in London!

We stayed for four nights in an executive room. Travelled as mother with a grown up daughter. First we got a rather small room at the 7th floor. Then we were moved to a bigger room at the sixth floor. We specifically asked for a quiet room, so I do not quite understand why they gave us a room with connecting doors. There were some noise from the neighbor room. Unfortunately.The beds are a bit hard I think. The view was nice, with an overview of Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens.The breakfast was ok, quite basic English breakfast. They served pretty much the same every day. The location then, is super! Just hop on a bus to either Oxford Street or Kensington. Queensway underground station is just a 3-4 minutes walk from the hotel.Overall an ok stay.

  • trikoJerusalemIsrael : Jerusalem Israel
good hotel but overpriced

This is a fine, comfortable and clean hotel, overlooking Hyde Park. Good breakfast. Don't take connecting rooms unless you want to hear the neighbors. Wi-Fi is free but unfriendly. Keeps cutting off. Friendly staff will help you to fix it - but why not offer a better quality connection in the first place. Due to the storm in New York my flight was cancelled and I had to extend my stay. The hotel made me pay 100 pounds more for the same room. I felt that were taking advantage of my situation. Pity - I would have recommended them. The room I had 411 is definitely not worth 260 pounds.

  • MushyMarsh : Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Perfect location for a family

Took my sons on their very first trip to London and chose this hotel due to location. Directly across from Kensington Park, bus stop and underground less than 5 minutes away on foot and plenty of eateries nearby. We found the room clean, comfortable and quiet even though we faced the main road. The buffet breakfast ticked all the boxes and provided a great start to each day. There is a stop for the hop on, hop off tour bus right outside but walk a few minutes down the road and you can catch a bus for a fraction of the price. The park is fabulous for those needing to let off steam and my sons were thrilled to play at the Diana playground which is roughly 5-10 minutes walking time. A great base away from the hub of the city. The only downside was the free Wifi which I found to be truly frustrating.

  • Chalk1987 :
Definitely Recommend

We travelled up to watch the Eng vs Italy 6 Nations match. Handy location with a couple of tube stations nearby and just above hyde park. Decent breakfast, friendly staff and room. No complaints at all. Good job!

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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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    London,United Kingdom

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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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