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The Kensington Close Hotel

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

$112+

Mon 5/12 Check in
Tue 6/12 Check out

Overall guest ratings

7.6/10 Good
based on 7,905 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.7
  • 7.9
  • 4.2
  • 3.7

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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

    • Fitness centre
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Currency exchange on-site
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi
    • 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 centre
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Coffee shop
    • Pets not allowed
    • Parking (surcharge)
    • Wedding services
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.6 Good
    based on 7,905 reviews
    • 9.7 "Terrific location."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
    • 6.5 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 6.3 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.3 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 4.2 "Value below average."
    • 3.7 "Rooms are not good."
    • 3.1 "Disappointing internet connection."
    • 3.0 "Quite uncomfortable."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    based on 4,347 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "Near to public transport, according to 99%."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to shopping."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      8.4 "Easily accessible by car, said 84%."
      9.5 "City centre within easy reach, said 95%."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
      8.9 "89% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.8 "78% thought the service was very professional."
      8.7 "87% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 7.1 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.1 "Pool is mediocre."
      5.4 "Only 54% thought the pool was clean."
    • 5.9 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 4.1 "Value below average."
      3.1 "69% thought it was overpriced."
      2.2 "78% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      0.4 "96% said beverages were too expensive."
      2.9 "The price was too high for 71%."
    • 3.7 "Rooms are not good."
      1.5 "85% said rooms were small."
      2.7 "73% complained about the bathroom."
      2.5 "75% thought they were poorly maintained."
      1.2 "88% criticized the small bathroom."
      4.5 "55% had problems with the shower."
      0.3 "97% were disappointed with the minibar."
      2.3 "77% found problems with the furniture."
      4.9 "For 51%, the rooms looked old."
      2.3 "Air conditioning was criticized by 77%."
      1.8 "82% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      3.2 "68% were unhappy with the view."
    • 3.3 "Not very comfortable."
      1.5 "85% said rooms were small."
      1.2 "88% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.3 "Air conditioning was criticized by 77%."
    • 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

    7.6 Good
    based on 1,422 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."
    • 8.1 "Great service."
      8.4 "84% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.8 "78% thought the service was very professional."
      9.0 "90% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.7 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 6.2 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.1 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 3.8 "Rooms are not good."
      0.7 "93% said rooms were small."
      3.2 "68% complained about the bathroom."
      0.7 "93% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.4 "76% thought they were poorly maintained."
      2.3 "77% found problems with the furniture."
      0.3 "97% were disappointed with the minibar."
      4.3 "57% had problems with the shower."
      2.6 "74% thought the tv was sub-standard."
    • 3.5 "Value below average."
      2.9 "71% thought it was overpriced."
      1.6 "84% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 3.3 "Not very comfortable."
      0.7 "93% said rooms were small."
      0.7 "93% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 2.4 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.9 "71% thought it was overpriced."
      2.1 "79% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    6.6 Good
    based on 474 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      9.9 "99% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 7.8 "Good service."
      8.7 "87% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.4 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.2 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.6 "Food is average."
    • 4.8 "Value below average."
      3.8 "62% thought it was overpriced."
      2.3 "77% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 3.1 "Disappointing internet connection."
      2.2 "78% said the wifi quality was bad."
      3.8 "62% thought it was overpriced."
    • 2.3 "Awful rooms."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      3.0 "70% complained about the bathroom."
      2.5 "75% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
    • 1.9 "Quite uncomfortable."
      0.9 "91% said rooms were small."
      4.6 "54% thought it was too noisy."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
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    Overall rating

    7.5 Good
    based on 1,660 reviews
    • 9.6 "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."
      8.5 "Easily accessible by car, said 85%."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.5 "75% thought the service was very professional."
      8.8 "88% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.1 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
    • 6.1 "Vibe was decent."
      5.1 "Only 51% thought, the hotel was modern."
      6.7 "67% thought the atmosphere was somewhat friendly."
      6.4 "Only 64% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 6.1 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.4 "Food is average."
    • 4.1 "Value below average."
      3.5 "65% thought it was overpriced."
      1.7 "83% said the breakfast was too expensive."
      3.0 "The price was too high for 70%."
      0.3 "97% said beverages were too expensive."
    • 3.2 "Awful rooms."
      1.2 "88% said rooms were small."
      2.3 "77% complained about the bathroom."
      2.0 "80% thought they were poorly maintained."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
      5.0 "Only 50% said the rooms were modern."
      2.1 "79% found problems with the furniture."
      3.8 "62% had problems with the shower."
      0.6 "94% were disappointed with the minibar."
      1.9 "81% thought the tv was sub-standard."
      2.3 "Air conditioning was criticized by 77%."
    • 2.6 "Disappointing internet connection."
      3.5 "65% thought it was overpriced."
      2.1 "79% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 2.4 "Quite uncomfortable."
      1.2 "88% said rooms were small."
      4.2 "58% thought it was too noisy."
      0.9 "91% criticized the small bathroom."
      2.3 "Air conditioning was criticized by 77%."
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    Hotel type
    Luxury Hotel
    Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
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