Best Hotels in Kensington London
If you’re planning on treating yourself to an overnight stay in Kensington, ensure you make the most of your experience by bagging yourself one of the best hotels in Kensington London.
There’s an array of hotels in Kensington, so you may end up overwhelmed when searching for your perfect one. Luckily for you, we have put together a list of Kensington hotels that definitely won’t disappoint. They cover a range of budgets, sizes, atmospheres – ensuring there’s something to everyone’s taste here. If you fancy branching out further into the city, check out our best hotels in London guide.
1. The Gore Hotel
A four star townhouse rich in character and periodic style, The Gore Hotel will spoil you to a splendid stay in Kensington. Upon arrival you will be blown away by the period décor – deep colours, historic paintings, gold accents, antique furniture and Victorian tiles. The Rolling Stones chose this fab hotel to host their launch party for the Beggars Banquet album, hence why the onsite bar is rock and roll themed. The 50 rooms have their own individual styles, regardless which one you get you can expect high beds, striking décor and lovely paintings.
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2. The Kensington
Known for its grand size and stylish interior, The Kensington is the perfect place to stay if you appreciate luxury and grandeur. You really get your money’s worth here – treat yourself to an in-room massage, hire a Pashley bike, tuck into tasty food at an onsite restaurant or down some great cocktails at K Bar. All the 150 rooms feel opulent, with huge drape curtains, comfy large beds, statements headboards and Victorian baths. Splash the cash and opt for a suite if you really want to feel like royalty.
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3. Best Western The Boltons
The perfect mashup of modern luxury and Victorian charm, the Best Western The Boltons hotel will always go the extra mile for those who stay. It’s conveniently located in Earls Court, so you’ll only be a stones throw away from the capital and also have lots of bars and restaurants nearby. With free Wi-Fi, air conditioned and refurbished rooms with private bathrooms, flat screen TV’s and comfy beds, this hotel isn’t one to miss. Scrub up on some knowledge and visit The Natural History Museum – its only a 15 minute walk away!
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4. The Pelham
Right in the heart of South Kensington, The Pelham is an elegant five star hotel on the doorstep of Kensington Gardens. This townhouse is home to 52 flawless rooms and suites all with their own unique design and is regarded as one of London’s most sophisticated hotels – so it’d be a shame to miss out on such a stunning stay. Inject some luxury into your experience by visiting the on site gourmet restaurant and tuck into dishes prepared by the Michelin-starred chef Alfredo Russo.
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5. The Resident
The perfect overnight escape for those who enjoy a peaceful nights sleep, The Resident is a delightful Edwardian townhouse hotel located next to a quiet Kensington Garden Square. You’ll be within a short walking distance of heaps of parks, palaces, museums and transport links. The rooms themselves feel like home away from home, with warm colours, comfy clean beds and convenient amenities. With seven different room types to choose from, all ranging in size and price, you will definitely find the one perfect for you.
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6. Sydney House Chelsea
Another stunning townhouse to add to our list, the Sydney House Chelsea is based in a vibrant neighbourhood with an intimate atmosphere. It gives off major fresh, bright and modern vibes with its clean and modern interior. There 21 stylish double bedrooms spread over seven floors, all focusing on ensuring your comfort is of top tier. Spoil yourself and book ‘The Room at the Top’ – it has its very own private roof garden which boasts views of South Kensington and Chelsea.
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7. Hotel Indigo
Located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington, Hotel Indigo is the perfect getaway for any occasion. The Victorian townhouse blends perfectly into the luxurious surroundings – the interior continues this high quality feel too. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, a mini bar, air conditioning, a flat screen TV and of course, a nice comfy bed with clean and crisp linens. If you get hungry you can always pop down to the on-site restaurant and then burn off the calories at their fitness centre.
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8. The Ampersand Hotel
Boasting some of the most stylish hotel rooms in Kensington, The Ampersand Hotel is a cosmopolitan 111 room luxury boutique hotel. You’ll immediately feel a warm welcome from this comforting venue. With plenty rooms available, varying in size, amenities and price, you will be able to find something that suits you for your stay. Regardless which one you go for, you will always receive L’Occitane toiletries, complimentary soft drinks, 24 hour room service, access to the gym and free Wi-Fi.
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9. Number Sixteen
Bursting with colour no matter where you turn, Number Sixteen is a stunning townhouse hotel located close to heaps of high end shops, restaurants and a vast amount of museums. Each room has its own character with a unique design – expect loud prints, bold colours and whimsical detailing (it’s not an ideal stay for those who aren’t the biggest fan of colour). The beds themselves are wonderfully comfy and come with lavender mists to help you drift off to sleep. If you get hungry or work up a thirst, head down to the café-restaurant and tuck into some tasty food.
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10. The Bailey's Hotel
Dating back to the 1870’s, The Bailey’s Hotel certainly isn’t old in style and decor. The Victorian hotel has been transformed with a contemporary and boutique style, spot large chandeliers in the lobby and make your way up the spiral staircase to get to your wonderful room. Each floor has a different theme, ensuring each room is of a good size, soundproof and have Hypnos beds. The bathrooms all have marble features and come with Bigelow toiletries – how luxurious!
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11. Blakes Hotel
Giving off a bohemian and luxury vibe, Blakes Hotel is definitely one not to miss whilst visiting Kensington. They claim they are the perfect overnight stay for those who desire unapologetic beauty. With four different room types and three different suite types to choose from, you truly will be spoilt for choice. Each room has its own unique décor, with a restaurant and bar on site if you work up an appetite. To top it all off, you’re only a short walk away from the V&A.
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