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Situated within easy walking distance of High Street, London’s main exhibition center and an abundance of shops, restaurants and traditional English pubs, the family-run Lord Kensington Hotel is an acceptable three-star option. It’s got a great location and 23 clean, basic, rooms.
Pros: Very clean. Family run. Yummy included breakfast.
Cons: Extra charge for Wi-Fi. Noise from the Underground (ask for a room at the front).
Guest rooms at the Lord Kensington Hotel are decorated in a classic, if a little mismatched, style and outfitted with patterned drapes and wooden furniture. Walls are painted in peach or purple and adorned with framed illustrations of historical London. They aren’t the lap of luxury, but they have a comfortable, homey feel. Some rooms have a balcony (ask ahead).
Each room is equipped with tea and coffee facilities, a satellite TV, direct-dial telephone and safe. Wi-Fi is available for an extra charge: £5 for 24 hours.
The private bathrooms are modern and super clean. They are tiled in peach and outfitted with either a shower or tub, plus toiletries and a hair dryer.
The ground-floor breakfast room is a quiet space, livened up with cute red-and-white polka-dot tablecloths and small vases of flowers. The continental breakfast (included in the room rate) served here each morning features fresh bread from a local bakery (yum!).
On the whole, the Lord Kensington Hotel is a reliable bet. Is it the best hotel we’ve seen in London? No. And it’s not the greatest value either. Its rates are among the highest for hotels we review in Earls Court. However, the management is efficient, the location convenient, and the facilities sparklingly clean—so if you can snag a room during a deal, the hotel is a good bet.
The Lord Kensington Hotel is tucked into a plain part of London, which means its best surrounding views are roadways. However, the UK's two most famous exhibition and conference halls are right in front of the main Tube stop, meaning that transport is not an issue here.
Guest reviews in brief
Reviews of the Lord Kensington Hotel are quite positive. Guests acknowledge that the hotel is basic but call it “spotless” and praise the friendly staff, convenient location and great breakfast.
A few guests complain that the rooms are small, which is a usual issue in London. Some also note that there is noise from the Underground in back of the hotel (and thus suggest asking for a front-facing room). Finally, a number of guests dislike that the hotel charges extra for Wi-Fi.
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- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Lord Kensington Hotel neighborhood
Located south of Hyde Park and west of pricier Kensington, Earls Court is a mix of working class and gentrified developments. The neighborhood offers beautiful Georgian townhouses, quiet squares, cheap fast food restaurants, gay nightlife, a youthful buzz, and innumerable anonymous budget hotels.