Where to stay in London: Kensington House Hotel

Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Reviews, United Kingdom

Having already stayed at the sister property earlier last year, it really was a no-brainer when Magellan PR offered me to review the Kensington House Hotel. I liked the idea of a smaller, more intimate hotel with a fantastic location. Let’s see how it fared up to my expectations.

Kensington House Hotel: The Location

The location was, without a doubt, my favorite thing about the hotel (and the hotel itself was pretty fantastic, so it says a lot). A stone throw’s from the majestic Hyde Park, the shops and restaurants of High Street Kensington, and artsy Notting Hill. Bonus points for being close to many bus stops and tube stations!

Want visual proof that the location is unbeatable? These are just a few snapshots of a post-dinner stroll I went on while staying at Kensington House Hotel. Quite irresistible!

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Kensington House Hotel: The Hotel

The so-called “town-house hotel” is indeed located in a beautiful, fancy 19th century townhouse that’s been refurbished lavishly to a more modern, comfortable and contemporary standard. It almost feels like you’re walking into the private urban palace of a Duke or a Lord!

I also particularly liked the Tiger Bar — quieter than most hotel bars, especially that of its sister property which was bustling with people, it offers a nice retreat from the hustle of High Street Kensington nearby and ample liquid inspiration for the busy blogger like me.

I felt the hotel was oriented towards an older, more business-oriented clientele rather than energetic youngsters, which reflects in both the tranquil atmosphere and the safe, one-color-pleases-everyone decor. Which isn’t a bad thing per se — but I feel the hotel could benefit from a little boost in both color and energy.

Kensington House Hotel: The Room

I was assigned one of the most beautiful rooms out of the 41 rooms of the hotel, complete with balcony! This was a very welcome touch, especially as I sipped my coffee in the morning, pondering on my plans and simply enjoying the beautiful surroundings. The room itself was fully equipped with free, fast WiFi internet access, bathrobes, in room safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary magazines, flat Screen TV and 40 TV channels. Everything a guest would need, in other words!

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Kensington House Hotel and Magellan PR. As always, all opinions are my own.


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3 Responses to “Where to stay in London: Kensington House Hotel”

  1. Flora

    25. Aug, 2013

    I don’t know about the hotel but your photos are GOR-GEOUS. Definitely makes me want to get to know the area better!

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  2. Emily

    25. Aug, 2013

    It is definitely a low-key hotel that has nothing in common with the London Bridge Hotel except maybe the owner! This one is much calmer. Loved my stay there though — a nice chance from the hustle of the city!

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  3. Robert

    25. Aug, 2013

    I have to be in London in a few weeks for work and I think this is exactly the kind of hotel I need. Luxurious but not over the top, welcoming yet not too homey. Will have to look at prices before I book anything though!

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