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The Villa Kensington

3.5-star3.5 stars
10 -11 Ashburn Gardens, London, England, SW7 4DG, United Kingdom

City centre hotel within easy reach of Natural History Museum
  • Free WiFi
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Great location
Fantastic service
Bar is awesome
Room is all right

The Villa Kensington

from £76
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  • Double Room
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What’s around The Villa Kensington


  • In London City Centre
  • Natural History Museum - 10-minute walk
  • Kensington High Street - 11-minute walk
  • Kensington Gardens - 13-minute walk
  • Victoria and Albert Museum - 13-minute walk
  • Imperial College London - 16-minute walk
  • Kensington Palace - 16-minute walk
  • Royal Albert Hall - 17-minute walk

Getting around

  • London (LCY-London City) 49-min drive
  • London (LHR-Heathrow) 28-min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) 71-min drive
  • Kensington (Olympia) Station 26-min walk
  • London Imperial Wharf Station 5-min drive
  • Battersea Park Station 6-min drive
  • Gloucester Road Underground Station 4-min walk
  • South Kensington Underground Station 11-min walk
  • Earl's Court Station 12-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

The Villa Kensington’s small print

Also known as

  • Villa Kensington Hotel
  • Villa Kensington
  • Abcone Hotel London
  • The Villa Kensington London, England
  • The Villa Kensington Hotel
  • The Villa Kensington London
  • The Villa Kensington Hotel London
  • The Villa Kensington Hotel London


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7 per person (approximately)

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.

FAQs for The Villa Kensington

  • Are pets allowed at The Villa Kensington?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at The Villa Kensington?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Villa Kensington.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Villa Kensington?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Villa Kensington?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include CheckMate (2-min walk), Bellavista (2-min walk) and The Delhi Brasserie (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 282 reviews

Very good 8.0
Clean and convenient
Small room but adequate for an overnight stay. Clean and comfortable. Very convenient for things we planned to visit.
RUTH, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
London mini break
The Villa Kensington is an older style hotel but it was clean and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated within easy walking distance of the Natural History Museum along with several of London's other top museums. It is also easily accessible from Gloucester Road Tube station.
Glenn, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
It was what it was. Front covered in scaffolding as windows being replaced so one of rooms extremely drafts near windows. Didn’t realise until wind picked up at night. Staff very helpful when needing to print paper tickets for theatre and clipper trip. Good location for exploring as on so many tube lines. Wouldn’t be opposed to staying there again but have stayed in better for the price.
gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good value.
We had a lovely stay. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Great location!
Jennifer, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
It was okay. Location was good. For the price I thought a bottle of water in the room might have been nice. Not much milk either for two of us. The small shampoo/conditioner didn't go very far for someone with long hair and didn't feel like it included any conditioner at all. Internet very slow.
Debra, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Very good location, close to the tube and shops/restaurants. Tiny bathroom but clean and lovely staff.
Hazel, gb2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Booked through Tesco’s and so not sure whether this has an effect. All in all the room (206) was ok but very small and hence did not meet our expectations of what we would consider a normal size. Thankfully we were out a lot - including the evening- and so only needed a ‘crash pad’. If this wasn’t the case, then I would say the room would not have met our needs. Checkout at 12:00 was good, and it was quiet. Receptionists were helpful and polite and helped provide an iron and board as well as kept our luggage whilst we toured around after we Checked Out. Indeed they also helped with a changing area once we came to collect our bags. There’s a Sainsbury’s and Waitrose close by as is Gloucester Rd tube and the museums and Albert Hall.
Chris, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Great location, simple no frills hotel
Nice enough little hotel. Great location, friendly staff but rather expensive for what it is. Lobby badly needs air conditioning as it was unbearably hot. I had a single room w single bed. A comfy bed but shower room was smaller than the ridiculously oversized double wardrobe in my tiny little room. Wardrobe also blocked access to the air con controls.
GAIL, gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Ok hotel but beware of thin walls & bad breakfast
Overall was ok but the walls are superthin and the breakfast is terrible . Single room was ok size. Someones shower kept dripping for a while (I guess upstairs) and it made a lot of noise that came through to the room. Even if neighbours try to keep it down, you can still hear everything.
Aavo, gb3 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Stay was perfectly fineand the room was very comfortable for one person! The shower was lovely and a small luxury! Bed was also very relaxing and pillows just right! Only complaint would be my teabags and milk were not topped up for the second night! But overall would recommend!
gb2 night trip

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