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The luxurious Kensington Hotel is located in the heart of South Kensington and within a 20-minute stroll of Harrods, Harvey Nichols and The Royal Albert Hall. The Natural History Museum and The V&A are just 5 minutes on foot. A state-of-the-art fitness room is provided for exclusive use of the hotel’s guests.

Free WiFi, luxury bed linen and a large flat-screen TV are included in each room at The Kensington Hotel, as well as an private bathroom.

The Town House Bar & Restaurant has a magnificent lounge area with period drawing rooms. Its setting offers a blend of traditional and contemporary features, and is an ideal location for for afternoon tea, lunch or evening dinners.

South Kensington tube station is only 1,500 feet away and offers direct access to the heart of the West End & Heathrow Airport.

This is our guests' favorite part of London, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Kensington Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 16, 2009

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of London, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose The Kensington Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Grosvenor Casino The Gloucester London
    0.2 miles
  • Natural History Museum London
    0.2 miles
  • Victoria & Albert Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
    0.4 miles
  • London Science Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Imperial College London
    0.5 miles
  • Kings Road
    0.5 miles
  • Royal College of Art
    0.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Harrods
    0.8 miles
  • Buckingham Palace
    1.7 miles
  • Piccadilly Circus
    2.2 miles
  • Houses of Parliament
    2.4 miles
  • Big Ben
    2.4 miles
  • Trafalgar Square
    2.4 miles
  • London Eye
    2.6 miles
  • Tower of London
    4.5 miles
  • Wembley Stadium
    6.2 miles
  • O2 Arena
    7.8 miles
Public transit
  • Subway South Kensington Tube Station
    0.2 miles
  • Subway Gloucester Road Tube Station
    0.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • London City Airport
    9.8 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport
    11.9 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    23.1 miles
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Travel Proud
Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of The Kensington Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
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House rules The Kensington Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
£35 per child, per night
Extra bed by request
£70 per child, per night
3 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
£70 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Solo JCB Diners Club American Express The Kensington Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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Please note that Classic Rooms cannot accommodate extra beds or cots.

WiFi signal can be found in all bedrooms and some of the public areas.

When booking for 9 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

When traveling with pets, please note that an extra charge of GBP 35 per pet, per stay applies. Dogs are not accepted in Classic rooms.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Kensington Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Kensington Hotel by:

    • Car 35min

  • Room options at The Kensington Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Triple
    • Suite
    • Single
    • Family

  • Guests staying at The Kensington Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The prices at The Kensington Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Kensington Hotel is 2.4 miles from the center of London.

  • Check-in at The Kensington Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • The Kensington Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage