Thistle Kensington Gardens - London

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104 Bayswater Road, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HLshow map
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Overview

Thistle Kensington Gardens is a 4-star hotel offering a panoramic view over Hyde Park Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Offering accommodation in a 9-story luxurious building, the hotel was remodeled in 2011.

The property lies within 1100 meters from Albert Memorial. Guests can get to London city center, which is 4 km away.

Within walking distance of Lambeth district with restaurants and a stadium.

10 minutes' walk to Paddington train station. The hotel is located 25 minutes walk from London City airport.

Rooms

For the comfort of the guests Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel offers individual rooms with an in-room safe, a mini bar, high-speed internet, a work desk and a DVD player. Some rooms have the park view. For more comfort a bathtub, a shower and terry bathrobes are provided.

Eat & Drink

A day at Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel begins with a hearty breakfast. The on-site lounge restaurant tempts guests with European dishes. Guests can savor wines, refreshments and afternoon tea in the snack bar. Situated 50 meters from the venue Marks and Spencer Simply Food and Leinster Arms serve a variety of food.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 16.95 per person per night. 

Services

Bicycle and car rental services are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at GBP 24 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   175.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 24 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Park view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Paddington StationPaddington Station3300 ft
Baden-Powell HouseBaden-Powell House3300 ft
The Kufa GalleryThe Kufa Gallery2300 ft
Flow GalleryFlow Gallery3000 ft
QueenswayQueensway400 ft
Lancaster GateLancaster Gate2000 ft
Notting Hill Gate StationNotting Hill Gate Station2700 ft
Royal OakRoyal Oak3000 ft
Paddington (H&C)Paddington (H&C)3000 ft
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Marks and Spencer Simply FoodMarks and Spencer Simply Food100 ftBayswater Road
HalepiHalepi400 ftLeinster terrace
Leinster ArmsLeinster Arms500 ft17 Leinster Terrace
Bayswater ArmsBayswater Arms500 ftBayswater
Black LionBlack Lion600 ft123 Bayswater Road
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London ZooLondon Zoo2.1 mi
Charing Cross StationCharing Cross Station2.4 mi
Euston StationEuston Station2.5 mi
Waterloo StationWaterloo Station3.0 mi
British MuseumBritish Museum2.5 mi
Hyde ParkHyde Park3700 ft
The Royal Albert HallThe Royal Albert Hall3700 ft
Leicester Square StationLeicester Square Station2.4 mi
Embankment StationEmbankment Station2.6 mi
Buckingham PalaceBuckingham Palace1.9 miBuckingham Palace Road
Carnaby Street Carnaby Street 2.0 miSoho
Royal Hospital ChelseaRoyal Hospital Chelsea2.0 miRoyal Hospital Road
Old Compton StreetOld Compton Street2.3 mi LondonEngland
Shaftesbury AvenueShaftesbury Avenue2.3 mi LondonEngland
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)10.1 mi
Northolt (NHT)10.5 mi
Train
Paddington Station3000 ft
Underground
Queensway700 ft
Bayswater1400 ft
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  425  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    Tiny rooms, no fridge, we stayed for 3 nights and they never changed the towels

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great location, very nice and helpful reception staff

    Breakfast was bland, not much choice and very expensive

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    The food in the restaurant was terrible and overpriced. The concierge desk was not well attended.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location and car park.

    No heating in room. After raising issue with staff (attitude of staff very good/portable heater provided). Central heatingin room failed to work during stay of three days. Took eight hours before bed for child was provided. On leaving desk staff were excellent,

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The room w (room 802) was large and very clean with fantastic views over Hyde Park. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food in the restaurant was very tasty and beautifully presented although my mother had fish which was served skin side up and she felt that was incorrect.

    The noise from the road was very loud due to the vents in the windows which couldn't be closed. The sofa bed wasn't very comfortable for my 13 year old daughter. We thought the price of drinks in the bar was outrageous! For a large glass of wine and a double brandy we paid £22 - unbelievable! The second night we were there we brought in a bottle of wine from a nearby shop and had a drink in our room instead. The first night we were there the bar was very quiet and I must say I'm not surprised. If the drinks were more fairly priced guests would be more inclined to have a drink in the bar.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything was excellent. The stuff was really great and nothing to complain on. Rooms was very clean but as may other has mentioned small but enough for most people. When we arrived the hotel was over booked but the staff fixed this sending us to another hotel (even better), booked taxi and took care about all practicle things to assit us. Very good.

    Nothing. Very good value for that price.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Clean, modern, quiet room. Comfortable bed. Modern, clean bathroom with superb shower. Staff helpful and friendly. Good location. Plenty nearby restaraunts for breakfast.

    Rooms on small size but I would prefer a smll room once it was good quality and good value. Breakfast price probably a deterent not to eat there. £16 per couple rather than per person would have been far more reasonable especially considering cost of London hotel rooms.

  • 10.0
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    Very comfortable family room which was immaculate and inviting...bed was super comfy too. Staff were very friendly and helpful and location was great. My friends and I will definitely stay again on our next trip to London.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    This was an amazing find. The hotel conceirge opened the door for us and welcomed us to London... what a breath of fresh air. The hotel staff were so pleasant and we really felt welcomed. The room was lovely and overlooked kensington gardens. The bathroom was modern and refreshing. I loved everything about this hotel. Only a few minutes walk to Queensway or Bayswater tube stations. Great little area in Bayswater, good fof getting a meal or buying some snacks to take in the hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

    Room was a little small but that was not a problem. I was a little concerned when I realised the hotel was right behind a petrol station, but that did not affect us in any way. This hotel was great.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location with great shopping strips nearby, good choice of restaurants within walking distance and Kensington Gardens accros the roas. Only a couple of minutes walk to the underground and buses stopping outside the hotel. Very handy to have a supermarket a couple of blocks away.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The rooms were comfy and clean and just right for our two night stay. The porter at the entrance each day was more than helpful a credit to his job and the hotel. The location was great right next to two underground stops. We would recommend a stay here as Hyde Park was a nice option being as it was just adjacent to the hotel

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The staff were very friendly the accommodation was very comfortable and clean.

    The wine was expensive

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Great location a block away from the Queensway Underground station. Staff was very helpful.

    Expensive

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Clean and comfortable,excellent service,friendly staff,disabled access and parking

    Lift is very small and not good for a wheelchair,so had to leave wheelchair in the car

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Great location to visit Hyde park, we were there to attend a concert in the park, we could walk to the park easily. Convenient to the tube to travel to other attractions in the city.

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
London City Airport (LCY)10.1 mi
Northolt (NHT)10.5 mi
Train
Paddington Station3000 ft
Underground
Queensway700 ft
Bayswater1400 ft
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