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Best Hotels in Kensington
April 18, 2016 – 04:54 pm

Within a short stroll of many major London landmarks, Kensington is an extremely civilised and agreeable base from which to explore London. And the best hotels in Kensington offer a stylish and luxurious collection of beds and bars to start your explorations from.

Visitors could easily spend a day in each of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum - the latter a great favourite with junior dinosaur hunters. And you’re right by Kensington Palace, the Serpentine Gallery, the Royal Albert Hall and the shop-tastic streets of Knightsbridge, the Kings Road or boutique-y Notting Hill.

After you’ve ticked off some major sightseeing boxes, Kensington also offers a fabulous choice of eating opportunities, from posh picnics in Hyde Park to five star dining in celebrity-fave-restaurants.

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to places to stay in Kensington, but our Guru’s list of the best hotels in Kensington is focused on those with something a bit special: whether it be Blakes, the original London boutique hotel, or the characterful Gore, filled with some 5000 artworks by its loving Irish owners.

Townhouse Hotels

The Kensington Hotel in Queen's Gate is a roomy four star with a mixture of traditional and modern decor. As with many established hotels the rooms tend more towards the traditional and the public areas are more modern in design. And there's a restaurant and a popular bar.

Number Sixteen might be a surprise to the list of the best hotels in Kensington, it’s a bit of a hideaway hotel, with decor that’s a wonderful mix of chic and homely. Crisp, feminine rooms and a charming courtyard garden and library make it feel insulated from the bustle and traffic noise of the outside world.

Boutique Hotels

No list of the best hotels in Kensington could possibly be complete without the grand daddy of boutique hotels, the first and original, Blakes. Anoushka Hempel's 1979 creation has more than stood the test of time and is a deliciously sybaritic and sexy place to stay. Guests keep returning and the restaurant is deservedly popular with the locals.

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Which hotel in South Kensington is cheap and advisable for a tourist for 2 nights? | Yahoo Answers

The Hotel St. Simeon is a Bed and Breakfast in South Kensington that is located a short walk from Gloucester Road Tube Station. Here is the website:
Single ensuite rooms start at 40 pounds which is very cheap for London. I have stayed in this hotel and really enjoyed it. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean with a television and breakfast was included and very good. There are lots of stairs though so if you have a health condition or anything that requires you to stay on a lower floor you may want to mention this at booking.
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