Hotel in Detail:The Kensington London Hotel is a Georgian building offering 150 stylish bedrooms and suites, a vibrant bar and a discerning modern restaurant designed by Michelin-starred chef John Wood. The hotel offers the feel of mix between a restored London mansion and a modern private members club. The elegant Kensington Hotel features a large stone-floored entrance hall with a velvet-lined alcove and red marble reception desk. Inside are Regency style period drawing rooms with bay windows, real fireplaces, parquet floors and original art. Throughout is an eclectic mix of furnishings and decor. All guest rooms are individually decorated.
Many of the bedrooms have warm, opulent tones, combining sumptuous fabrics and chic, antique-style furnishings such as button-backed velvet armchairs and cosy chenille throws. They also have full-height windows. All rooms have marble bathrooms. Clawfoot bath tubs fill in seconds thanks to state-of-the-art plumbing. Bedrooms feature 210 thread count linen, flat screen TV, Nespresso coffee machine and free WiFi.
Other amenities include Work Desk, Air Conditioning, Trouser Press, Minibar, Hairdryer, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Telephone, Radio, Safety Deposit Box, Tea/Coffee Maker and Ironing Facilities. Bathrooms come with under floor heating, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers. You even get free local calls on the room phone.
Deluxe rooms are larger than superior. They are furnished in an opulent palette of golds, creams and heritage shades, with charming button-backed headboards and subtle nods to the hotels Victorian heritage, with a modern twist.
Studio Suites: Have extra high ceilings and full-length French windows. They also have a free-standing bath and TileVision TV. Average size 30 SQM.
24 hour room service for all rooms.
In March 2014 The Kensington London Hotel was able to boast to housing the largest townhouse suite available in London. Called unsurprisingly the Kensington Suite which consists of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, circular day bed and its own private balcony. Totalling 180 sq metres with a 4 meter high ceiling.
Town House Restaurant: Graceful blend of classic heritage and contemporary style. Made up from three interconnecting drawing rooms with features such as fireplaces, a hidden whisky bar and a carefully curated library. The restaurant is also used for private dining and event space. The menu consists of selections of fresh, seasonal, locally-sourced produce and English Tea is also served. On the health side the restaurant also serves smoothies from The Juicery.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Town House Bar: Opens at 16.00 and closes at midnight. Features wood-panelled walls, subtle lighting and smoky blue glass ceiling. The bar is a cosy setting with a clubby ambience serving a wide selection of fine spirits and cocktails.
Traditional afternoon tea is served in the ground floor drawing rooms.
Guests at The Kensington London Hotel can enjoy services such as a fully equipped gymnasium, treatment rooms and 24-hour room service.
Wireless internet access can be picked up n all areas of the hotel and is free of charge. Hotel has full concierge services. Laundry service available along with a DVD library, games consoles and Sony book readers. Hotel has a lift. Front desk is staffed 24/7.
Other services include express check-in/check-out, currency exchange, luggage storage, babysitting/child services, shoeshine, business centre, fax/photocopying and newspapers.
The Kensington London Hotel does not permit smoking in any part of the building.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: South Kensington 334 yards (305 metres), Railway Station: West Brompton 0.8 miles (1.3 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.3 miles (6.9 km). The Kensington Hotel is located in south Kensington. This is a fashionable part of central London and on the western edge of the tourist heart of London. A leafy area close to major shopping but slightly from the busiest sections of central London. Close to many major attractions such as the Natural History and Science Museums (0.2 miles), Victoria and Albert Museum (0.3 miles), The Royal Albert Hall (0.6 miles), Royal Geographical Society (0.6 miles), Harrods (0.8 miles) and Buckingham Palace (1.7 miles). The hotel is very close to the A4 Cromwell Road (350 yards) which is the main road into and out of London with direct access to Heathrow Airport and out to the West and as far Wales. All the best in fashionable shopping is nearby at Kensington High Street, Chelsea (Kings Road) and Knightsbridge. Hyde Park is just a 5 to 10 minute walk to the north (0.6 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 150 (14 suites)
Check-in: 13.00 (1 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Comment: Refurbishment in 2015 took the hotels rating from 4 star to 5 star.
In January 2014 the hotel opened Londons largest hotel suite measuring 180sq m (1,920sq ft) as part of a £450,000 pound expansion. The suite was designed by Denis Looby of Sheehan and Barry Architects. Consisting of three interconnecting suites each bedroom having its own en-suite bathroom.
Complete refurbishment 2008/09 at a cost of £20 million pounds. Among the changes were a re-levelling of the floors so that tall windows became floor level.
Past Names: The Kensington Hotel (2015), Jurys Kensington Hotel (2008)
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
More hotels from this chainIf your not looking for anything except the Doyle chain nearby from this brand are:
Marylebone Hotel: is 2.1 miles (3.4 km) away, has a guest satisfaction score of 89% and rates start from about £178.
Bloomsbury Hotel: is 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from here, earns a customer rating of 90% and base rates begin at about £198.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 90% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 5 star hotels is 89%. Therefore this hotel is above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Doyle Hotels have an average guest rating of 89%. The The Kensington London with its rating of 90% is therefore not just well above average for this chain but is our highest rated Doyle hotel.
Milesfaster ranking: 80th from 866 London hotels, 1st of 3 Doyle Hotels, and 46th of 131 five star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.7 miles, 1.1 km) would be the 5 star The Arch Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £240 and which has a 98% guest satisfaction rating. The Arch Hotel also offers: free WiFi.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the The Marble Arch London Hotel. 0.7 miles from here (1.1 km), has been rated at 80% by past guests and has rates from around £162.
Looking for something near by with a solid past guest score? In that case the 5 Star Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair seems like it might fit the bill, it's only 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from here. The Marriott Grand Residences Mayfair has a perfect unblemished customer rating 100%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (109-113 Queens Gate 5LR, SW7 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.6 miles (1.0 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 8 five star hotels (average rating 89%), 31 four star hotels (average rating 82%) and 11 three star hotels (average rating 76%). The highest rating in the isa goes to Egerton House Hotel (5 star) at 99%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £132 per night. The lowest rates are at £49 at Eden Plaza Hotel (3 Star, 75%) and the Montana Hotel (3 Star, 81%) and highest base rates of £328 at Egerton House Hotel (5 Star, 99%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £200, Four Star average: £133 and Three Star average: £81.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank The Kensington London 5th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 3rd (joint) for the 8 five star hotels in the area. The hotel is 44th of 50 (4th of 8 five star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 11th of 47 for sheer bang for buck (Egerton House Hotel was top).
Conde Nast Traveller:
2016 10th in UK for Holiday Hotels
Conde Nast Johansens UK & Ireland Awards:
Readers Choice Award (as part of the Doyle Collection) 2014