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The Kensington Close Hotel

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

$121+

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7.6/10 Good
Based on 6,981 reviews
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  • 4.4
  • 3.6

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  • Close to public transport

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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
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • Babysitting or child care
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Laundry facilities
    • Smoking rooms available
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    7.6 Good
    Based on 6,981 reviews
    • 9.8 "Terrific location."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
    • 6.8 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 6.6 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.0 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 4.4 "Value below average."
    • 3.6 "Rooms are not good."
    • 3.2 "Disappointing internet connection."
    • 3.1 "Quite uncomfortable."
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    Overall Rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 3,909 reviews
    • 9.8 "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."
      8.6 "Easily accessible by car, said 86%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 7.4 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.8 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      5.9 "For only 59%, the fitness area was satisfactory."
    • 6.0 "Pool is mediocre."
      6.3 "Only 63% thought the pool was clean."
    • 4.5 "Value below average."
      3.9 "61% thought it was overpriced."
      2.2 "78% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      0.3 "97% said beverages were too expensive."
      3.8 "The price was too high for 62%."
    • 3.7 "Rooms are not good."
      1.7 "83% said rooms were small."
      2.7 "73% complained about the bathroom."
      1.9 "81% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.5 "85% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.7 "For 53%, the rooms looked old."
      2.2 "78% found problems with the furniture."
      0.4 "96% were disappointed with the minibar."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
      4.6 "54% said the bathroom was dirty."
      1.0 "90% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.1 "69% were unhappy with the view."
      4.2 "58% were unsatisfied with the kitchenette."
    • 3.5 "Not very comfortable."
      1.7 "83% said rooms were small."
      1.5 "85% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.2 "Air conditioning was criticized by 78%."
    • 3.3 "Internet is poor."
      3.9 "61% thought it was overpriced."
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    Overall Rating

    7.6 Good
    Based on 1,116 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."
      8.9 "Easily accessible by car, said 89%."
    • 8.7 "Great service."
      9.5 "95% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.0 "80% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.4 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.7 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 3.5 "Rooms are not good."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      2.5 "75% complained about the bathroom."
      0.7 "93% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.9 "81% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.9 "For 51%, the rooms looked old."
      0.4 "96% were disappointed with the minibar."
      4.7 "53% had problems with the shower."
      2.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 80%."
      2.6 "74% found problems with the furniture."
    • 3.4 "Value below average."
      3.3 "67% thought it was overpriced."
      1.6 "84% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 2.8 "Disappointing internet connection."
      3.3 "67% thought it was overpriced."
    • 2.7 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      0.7 "93% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.0 "Air conditioning was criticized by 80%."
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    Overall Rating

    6.9 Good
    Based on 418 reviews
    • 9.7 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.6 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.4 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.3 "Average value."
    • 3.7 "Internet is poor."
      4.1 "59% thought it was overpriced."
    • 3.0 "Awful rooms."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      2.9 "71% complained about the bathroom."
      2.2 "78% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.5 "For 55%, the rooms looked old."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 2.2 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.1 "89% said rooms were small."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Overall Rating

    7.5 Good
    Based on 1,535 reviews
    • 9.8 "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."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.0 "80% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.6 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      5.9 "For only 59%, the fitness area was satisfactory."
    • 6.1 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.0 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.6 "Food is average."
    • 4.0 "Value below average."
      3.4 "66% thought it was overpriced."
      1.8 "82% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      0.3 "97% said beverages were too expensive."
    • 3.0 "Awful rooms."
      1.4 "86% said rooms were small."
      2.7 "73% complained about the bathroom."
      1.7 "83% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.8 "92% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.4 "For 56%, the rooms looked old."
      0.6 "94% were disappointed with the minibar."
      4.3 "57% had problems with the shower."
      2.0 "80% found problems with the furniture."
      1.9 "Air conditioning was criticized by 81%."
      0.7 "93% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.4 "66% were unsatisfied with the kitchenette."
    • 2.7 "Disappointing internet connection."
      3.4 "66% thought it was overpriced."
    • 2.4 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.4 "86% said rooms were small."
      4.8 "52% thought it was too noisy."
      0.8 "92% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.9 "Air conditioning was criticized by 81%."
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    Hotel type
    Luxury Hotel
    Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
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