Recently reopened following a £20m renovation programme, The Kensington Hotel is a lavish hotel situated at Queen’s Gate, South Kensington.
Perfectly positioned, this fine hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the Royal Albert Hall, the magnificent setting for opera, ballet, rock and orchestral music concerts; a short journey away from London’s Earls Court, the legendary concert and exhibition venue; and the West End and South Bank, home to theatre, comedy and more.
Situated in a luxury townhouse, inside The Kensington you’ll find a sophisticated cocktail bar, contemporary restaurant and a state-of-the-art gym. The accommodation, in particular, is something else. Featuring 149 sumptuous and suites, many of the rooms have full-height windows and views across London city’s Royal Borough.
The food is certainly something you’ll want to write home about. Enjoy an à la carte breakfast, lunch or dinner dish from the international menu in the country club ambience of the Aubrey Restaurant. For exquisite afternoon Tea, The Drawing Room is the place to be. With a menu devised by Michelin starred chef John Wood and Head Chef Russell Ford, the menu features fresh homemade scones and preserves including strawberry and rose petal jam, along with sandwiches and traditional cakes. And there’s the option of an indulgent Champagne Afternoon Tea, too.
Fancy a skilfully mixed cocktail? Then make your way to the classy cocktail bar. Found on the ground floor, you can choose from a Cosmopolitan, Metropolitan and more here.
When it comes to the service at The Kensington, it simply wows. Blessed with a great team, they’re devoted to turning your visit to London into something really special…
A true South Kensington treasure, you will love every single moment at this ultra-luxurious hotel.
Featuring 149 guest rooms and suites, The Kensington Hotel offers a superb selection of rooms to suit your exact requirements. Exquisitely appointed, the Superior Rooms include ultra-soft bed linen, oh-so cosy duvets, fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Other highlights include a LCD TV, media hub, complimentary wireless internet access; aromatherapy associates bathroom products and a daily turndown service.
Then there are the Deluxe Rooms. Offering all the indulgences of a Superior Room in a larger, sumptuous space, some added luxuries are thrown in too - including a separate shower and a Nespresso coffee machine.
The Studio Suites have all those delights and amenities you can expect to find in the Deluxe Rooms – but have extra space for comfort and relaxation. A number of Studio Suites have a TileVision TV in the bathroom – as well as the added luxury of a separate bath and shower.
Now, The Kensington’s Luxury Studio Suites are the ultimate in boutique hotel luxury. Featuring high ceilings, four-poster beds, full-length French windows, plus a bathroom furnished with a free-standing bath and TileVision TV, it’s a truly wonderful place to stay.
Then there’s the Signature Suite… the Brompton Suite. Exceeding expectations in quality, service and luxury, the Brompton Suite has been exquisitely and tastefully decorated, with classic and timeless style. Providing guests with 3 luxuriously-appointed, spacious areas – a lounge, bedroom and bathroom, this is certainly a sought after place to stay with many.
Brompton suite highlights include complimentary soft and alcoholic beverages in the fully stocked fridge, an Ipod docking station, DVD player and wall-mounted Flat Screen TV, and even bookshelves lined with a wide range of books for your reading pleasure.
Dining is an experience in itself at The Kensington. In the Aubrey Restaurant and Bar the Michelin starred chef John Wood and Head Chef Russell Ford have cleverly created a wide ranging menu. Full of fresh ingredients, great modern British food as well as flavours from around the world, the menu offers something for everyone. Here’s a quick taster of what to expect – starters: seared scallops with lemon and parsley mash, parsley oil; main course: fillet of sea bass, lobster and crab cannelloni, buttered spinach, lobster sauce; and dessert: chocolate crème brule with rum and raisin ice cream.
If you fancy a spot of afternoon tea – a true luxurious British Tradition – then spend a relaxing afternoon in the elegant Drawing Room. Enough to make your mouth water just by looking at it, the menu features deliciously fresh homemade scones including Cornish clotted cream ones, along with sandwiches like Brie with sundried tomato and rocket and traditional cakes such as Victoria sponge. Or why not really push the boat out and opt for Champagne Afternoon Tea – you are on holiday after all…
The glamorous cocktail bar is the perfect place for a tasty snack as well as your favourite cocktail.
Other highlights at The Kensington include a well-equipped fitness suite; treatment rooms; 24-hour room service; laundry service; and a luxury car service.
Here on business? The Kensington has business facilities and secretarial services in place too, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; guest PCs and iMacs, printing, photocopying and fax services, chargers for BlackBerrys, mobile phones, laptops and media hubs on demand, and lap desks for use in bedrooms are available on request.
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