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Very good 8.0
Based on 328 reviews

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About Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel


With the best of London at its doorstep, this refurbished hotel is an oasis of calm. Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel is literally across the road from Hyde Park and also nearby are Kensington Palace, Kensington High Street, and the shops and theaters of the West End. Paddington mainline station is less than a mile away, and there are two underground stations even closer. Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel offers function rooms, on-site parking, 24-hour room service, and Wi-Fi access. Guests can drink and dine at the Brasserie, perfect for any time of the day. All of the comfortable guestrooms have wonderful views over Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • taxi service
  • car park

Food & beverage

  • convenience store
  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours
  • smoking allowed

On-site facilities

  • wheelchair accessible
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • elevator
  • shops
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish
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When booking for 10 or more rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-18 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 18 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 12.00 GBP
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.5 miles
Distance to Airport: 27. Km
Internet Usage Fee: 0.00 GBP
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: No
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 10
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 175
Parking Fee (per day): 24.00 GBP
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 50
Year Hotel Built: 1962
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.4
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 8.8
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Staff Performance 8.1
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.2

10 jimmy Y.
June 24, 2016
The staff was very friendly and helpful.very clean handy location.
Very very good locations love it.

6 abdulla A.
June 20, 2016
No concerg some rooms air conditioning problem
No concerg some rooms air conditioning problem

8.4 kong S.
June 19, 2016
Good standard hotel
Very impressed with the reception at check in and out. Value for money breakfast and a clean room with a great bathroom. The wifi can be faster but overall not real complaints

8 Oliver S.
June 15, 2016
Perfectly fine hotel
Great location and friendly staff. The room was small but adequate for a solo traveler. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean.

6.8 Sulaiman A.
May 28, 2016
Poor house keeping they did not change bed sheet over two days!! Unbelievable

8.8 Rozanah S.
May 07, 2016
Very satisfied will come soon in July.

8.4 ADY T.
Brunei Darussalam
April 07, 2016
Excellent location. Close to bus stops and underground

Sri Lanka
January 31, 2016
Good Location
Location, Customer Service
the hotel is located very ideal location.. easy to work around. Staff very friendly.

9.7 Samantha L.
December 31, 2015
Great Hotel!
Firstly, we stayed here for 4 nights and the room was very clean, well made up everyday. Secondly, the hotel is walking distance and very near to Queensway tube. Lastly, the food is great!
As mentioned, the room was great, clean and well made up everyday. Also, the hotel is just opposite Hyde Park and it's good to take a stroll at the park. The view from the room was great too! Other than the tube, there were a lot of buses that is very convenient to the shopping area at Oxford Street and there's also buses to Portobello Market. Separately, the staff was really friendly and allowed us to deposit our luggages when we were away to Europe. All is good!

10 Erwin A.
December 25, 2015
Good location
Good location, New rooms, Clean rooms
Good location. It was close to the Hop On Hop Off bus. Other forms of transportation was also close by. There was also a car park which is a plus in London.