As the name suggests, the Kensington Gardens Hotel can be found in the London borough of Kensington, close to affluent and attractive areas including Notting Hill and Hyde Park. The busy stretch of road known as Queensway is just around the corner, and is crammed with chic boutiques and restaurant to keep guests busy. Any avid shoppers looking to indulge their passion will be well served with a stay in the hotel, as shopping meccas such as Oxford Street, Kensington High Street, Whiteley's Shopping Centre and Portobello Market are all a short distance away. For when you want to travel elsewhere in London, Queensway on the Central line and Bayswater on the Circle line are both within walking distance.
A range of services and facilities are offered at the Kensington Gardens Hotel to make each stay stress-free and enjoyable. First-time visitors to the city can take advantage of the friendly reception staff, who are happy to arrange sightseeing tours and tickets for tourist attractions for all hotel guests, as well as chauffeur-driven cars and newspaper orders. There is a laundry and ironing service available, as well as fax and photocopying facilities for business travellers.
Despite the fact that the Kensington Gardens Hotel is only officially rated as a 2 star property, each of its guest rooms is comfortable, clean and with amenities beyond what you might expect for a budget, central London hotel. Room sizes do vary but each is equipped with ensuite shower, hairdryer, satellite television, minibar, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. The design is simple and functional, and some rooms even have fireplaces to add to the traditional feel of the townhouse building.
Much in the style of a traditional English B&B, the hotel provides a full continental breakfast in the price of accommodation. This includes juices, cheeses, yoghurt, cold meats, fruit and cereal and is the perfect way to set you up for the day ahead. A full English breakfast is available on request. Alternatively, guests can pop out to neighbouring Queensway to browse the array of cafés and restaurants on offer.