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The Kensington Close Hotel

Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SP, United Kingdom
+44 207 368 4023

$108+

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7.6/10 Good
Based on 7,482 reviews
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  • 3.6

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    About

    Located in trendy Kensington, not too far from expansive Hyde Park, the Kensington Close hotel oozes quintessential British charm. After opening its doors in 1960 (previously the space was a private club, founded in 1937) the hotel is situated on land supposedly once co-owned by Sir Isaac Newton, nearly 300 years ago.

    Amenities and Services

    The hotel’s location in the picturesque borough of Kensington and Chelsea makes it a popular destination for weddings and other events, and a dedicated event staff ensures successful functions. Kensington Close's Lounge Bar is a well-known spot for a classic cocktail in a well decorated but intimate environment. After an aperitif, indulge across the way at the hotel's Boulevard Restaurant, which serves full English breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Caffe Musetti, meanwhile, is perfect for a coffee on the go. Kensington Close Health Club and Spa boasts a pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and exercise classes, and is accessible for a low daily surcharge.

    Attractions

    With Kensington High Street on the doorstep of the hotel, guests need not wander far to enjoy some of the best shopping in London. Also within walking distance are the splendors of the Science Museum and Natural History Museum, and the impressive Kensington Palace and Gardens. The hotel is a short commute via taxi or tube from the excitement of Oxford Street and the West End theaters.

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    Amenities

    • Parking
    • Fitness center
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Wi-Fi
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Spa
    • Hot tub
    • Indoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • Express check out
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Storage available
    • Business center
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Coffee shop
    • Pets not allowed
    • Wedding services
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    7.6 Good
    Based on 7,482 reviews
    • 9.8 "Terrific location."
    • 8.1 "Great service."
    • 6.7 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 6.6 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.5 "Average amenities."
    • 4.2 "Value below average."
    • 3.6 "Rooms are not good."
    • 3.0 "Quite uncomfortable."
    • 3.0 "Disappointing internet connection."
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    Overall Rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 4,115 reviews
    • 9.7 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to shopping."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      9.1 "Easily accessible by car, said 91%."
      9.7 "City centre within easy reach, said 97%."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      8.8 "88% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.8 "78% thought the service was very professional."
      8.5 "85% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.8 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.4 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 6.1 "Pool is mediocre."
      6.2 "Only 62% thought the pool was clean."
    • 4.2 "Value below average."
      3.1 "69% thought it was overpriced."
      2.4 "76% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      1.0 "90% said beverages were too expensive."
      2.3 "The price was too high for 77%."
    • 3.7 "Rooms are not good."
      1.3 "87% said rooms were small."
      2.9 "71% complained about the bathroom."
      1.5 "85% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.1 "79% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.9 "51% had problems with the shower."
      4.8 "For 52%, the rooms looked old."
      2.6 "74% found problems with the furniture."
      0.2 "98% were disappointed with the minibar."
      4.1 "59% said the bathroom was dirty."
      3.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 68%."
      1.9 "81% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.2 "68% were unhappy with the view."
    • 3.3 "Not very comfortable."
      1.3 "87% said rooms were small."
      1.5 "85% criticized the small bathroom."
      3.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 68%."
    • 3.1 "Disappointing internet connection."
      3.1 "69% thought it was overpriced."
      2.5 "75% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall Rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 1,271 reviews
    • 9.7 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to shopping."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.2 "Easily accessible by car, said 92%."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% thought the service was very professional."
      8.6 "86% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 7.1 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.8 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      6.8 "For only 68%, the fitness area was satisfactory."
    • 5.5 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 3.5 "Value below average."
      3.0 "70% thought it was overpriced."
      1.9 "81% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 3.4 "Rooms are not good."
      0.7 "93% said rooms were small."
      2.8 "72% complained about the bathroom."
      0.8 "92% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.5 "75% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.3 "For 57%, the rooms looked old."
      2.5 "75% found problems with the furniture."
      4.6 "54% said the bathroom was dirty."
      4.5 "55% had problems with the shower."
      0.1 "99% were disappointed with the minibar."
      3.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 70%."
    • 2.8 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.7 "93% said rooms were small."
      0.8 "92% criticized the small bathroom."
      3.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 70%."
    • 2.6 "Disappointing internet connection."
      3.0 "70% thought it was overpriced."
      1.9 "81% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall Rating

    6.7 Good
    Based on 523 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 7.8 "Good service."
      8.7 "87% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.7 "77% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.2 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
      7.4 "top-notch fitness area, thought 74%."
    • 6.4 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.3 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.0 "Average value."
      3.9 "61% thought it was overpriced."
      2.5 "75% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 3.3 "Internet is poor."
      2.2 "78% said the wifi quality was bad."
      3.9 "61% thought it was overpriced."
    • 2.9 "Awful rooms."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      2.8 "72% complained about the bathroom."
      2.9 "71% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.0 "90% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.5 "For 55%, the rooms looked old."
    • 2.0 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      1.0 "90% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Overall Rating

    7.6 Good
    Based on 1,571 reviews
    • 9.9 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.6 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      6.8 "For only 68%, the fitness area was satisfactory."
    • 6.2 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.1 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 4.3 "Value below average."
      3.7 "63% thought it was overpriced."
      2.3 "77% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      1.9 "The price was too high for 81%."
      0.8 "92% said beverages were too expensive."
    • 2.9 "Awful rooms."
      1.5 "85% said rooms were small."
      2.5 "75% complained about the bathroom."
      4.7 "53% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      1.7 "83% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.0 "90% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.1 "59% had problems with the shower."
      4.6 "For 54%, the rooms looked old."
      0.2 "98% were disappointed with the minibar."
      2.6 "74% found problems with the furniture."
      2.1 "79% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      5.0 "Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 50%."
    • 2.8 "Disappointing internet connection."
      3.7 "63% thought it was overpriced."
      1.7 "83% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 2.3 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.5 "85% said rooms were small."
      4.7 "53% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
      1.0 "90% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Hotel type
    Luxury Hotel
    Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
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