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The Kensington Hotel

5-star5 stars
109-113 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London, England, SW7 5LR, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Natural History Museum
  • Free WiFi
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Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great location
Fantastic service
Delicious food
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The Kensington Hotel

from £234
  • Classic Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Luxury Studio Suite
  • The Brompton Suite (only 1 available)
  • The Knightsbridge Suite (only 1 available)
  • Double Room
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Kensington Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Natural History Museum (3-minute walk)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (6-minute walk)
  • London Science Museum (6-minute walk)
  • Royal Albert Hall (9-minute walk)
  • Harrods (12-minute walk)
  • Hyde Park (18-minute walk)
  • Buckingham Palace (27-minute walk)
  • Big Ben (36-minute walk)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 28-min drive
  • London (LCY-London City) 50-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 78-min drive
  • London West Brompton Station 18-min walk
  • London Imperial Wharf Station 9-min drive
  • London Kensington Olympia Station 10-min drive
  • South Kensington Underground Station 5-min walk
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station 7-min walk
  • West Brompton Underground Station 18-min walk
  • On-site parking not available

About The Kensington Hotel

Deluxe townhouse-style hotel near the Royal Albert Hall

Top attractions
Occupying a row of Regency-style townhouses, the 5-star Kensington Hotel puts you within easy walking distance of attractions like the Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum. If you’re looking for high-end shopping, Harrods department store is just a 20-minute walk.

The royal gardens
You can take a stroll to the southern edge of Hyde Park, one of London’s Royal Parks. The grounds include Kensington Palace and Gardens, which are just a 25-minute walk. Prefer to head downtown? You'll be within easy range of 2 Tube stations.

Tea by the fireplace
This hotel’s elegant decor includes stone floors, a velvet-lined alcove, and drawing rooms bay windows. Afternoon tea is served daily, and Town House at The Kensington serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. You’ll also enjoy access to the hotel’s fitness center and spa services.

Luxury bedding, free WiFi
Each guestroom features a unique, classic design scheme, and some offer views of the courtyard or Royal Borough. You’ll enjoy amenities like free WiFi and an iHome docking station, plus 300-thread-count linen sheets and feather-filled duvets.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 150 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Built in 1870
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch TV
  • Pay films
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Town House at Kensington – This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Kensington Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Kensington Hotel
  • Kensington Hotel
  • Kensington Hotel London
  • The Kensington London, England


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 16 and GBP 30 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 486 reviews

The Kensington Hotel
Very Good8.0
Good hotel, poor value for money
Hotel is a real mix of contrasts. Sometimes its like a 5 star hotel, yet just around the next corner it's more like a 3. Due to a previous guest being unwell our superior / deluxe room wasn't ready at 4pm and was told we would be in a classic room and we'll swap later on. This wasn't going to work for us, so we complained and got a suite upgrade for free so no swapping later needed. And boy am I glad it was a free upgrade. I would be furious if I paid for a suite and we got this room. Bathroom was perfect, can't fault it. However the rest of the room was closer to a deluxe / superior than a suite. Fairly small, 4 poster bed was a joke (thin, bare wooden frame) and the power socket fascia fell off (v. Poor maintenance). Everything else was fine and I would be happy if it was a deluxe / superior or classic, but if I paid for a suite I would have complained. Decor in the corridors is very dated, however rest of hotel is of good standard. Breakfast was great. Very expensive but good value for money. Service was generally excellent. Staff could have been a bit more friendly / spoken better English, but overall service was good. I would go back, but only if discounted / on offer. Hotel is reasonable to good overall, but poor value for money.
Steven, gbRomance trip
The Kensington Hotel
My new best hotel
Excellent hotel. Very attentive and friendly staff. Relaxing atmosphere. Had to switch to this hotel when our usual hotel was unable to accommodate extended trip. Very glad they couldn't. I would have no hesitation in going back to this hotel. Life is too short to stay in average hotels or read long reviews.
Samuel, gb2 night romance trip
The Kensington Hotel
Amazing anniversary stay
Great stay for our anniversary. We really appreciated the service. The hotel kindly left a wonderful note and a rose petal heart decoration on our bed. Always attentive to our needs. Magical!
A Traveller, gb2 night romance trip
The Kensington Hotel
excellent stay - the concierge George was very helpful.
A Traveller, gb2 night trip with friends
The Kensington Hotel
Lovely hotel
Beautiful hotel - beautiful rooms and great location
Tejinder, gb1 night romance trip

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