Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel - London

104 Bayswater Road, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HL  show map
 4 stars
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Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel - London

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 24 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Lobby bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel is rated 4 stars and is placed about 2.4 km from Bayswater, West End and Hammersmith. Renovated in 2011, the stylish hotel has welcomed guests since 1961.

The hotel is in the strategic location just near Lancaster Gate subway station. The venue is 4 km away from the city center.

Shopping centers and a market are also set close by.

There is Paddington train station nearby. Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel is located within 20 km from London City airport.

Rooms

Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel offers 175 rooms on 9 floors that come with an in-room safe, a sofa, wireless internet, individual climate control and a writing desk as well as an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. The guestrooms look out on the park. Guests can make use of a bathtub, terry bathrobes and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a lounge restaurant serving European cuisine. The snack bar serves tea, afternoon tea and cocktails. Guests can share a meal in Marks and Spencer Simply Food and Leinster Arms, located about 50 meters away.

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

Services

The property offers a video projector, a microphone and a business centre to meet the needs of business travelers.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs and babysitting.

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

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Microphone
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Park view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

104 Bayswater Road, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HL

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City Center
  • London
    4.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    900 m
Underground stations
  • Bayswater
    400 m
  • Queensway
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Marks and Spencer Simply Food (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Continental)
    10 m
  • Halepi (cuisine: Greek)
    110 m
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    175

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Thistle Kensington Gardens photos Room Standard Double Room
Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Cable network connection
  • Laundry services
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • 220/240 V AC
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Interconnecting doors
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double + Breakfast Flex

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • General:Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Triple

Standard Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable network connection
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|JUNIOR SUITE STANDARD

Thistle Kensington Gardens photos Room Standard Double Room
Standard Family Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Thistle Kensington Gardens photos Room Standard Family Room
Standard Family Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Cable network connection
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE DELUXE ROOM NOT REFUNDABLE

Executive Twin Room
Park view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Cable network connection
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Twin + Breakfast Flex

Thistle Kensington Gardens photos Room
Executive King Room
Park view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Cable network connection
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Alarm clock
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Dbl, Executive Room 1 King Bed Advance Purchase ( Breakfast )

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Thistle Kensington Gardens Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Bayswater400 m
  • Gate Cinema800 m

Places of interest

  • A London Folly100 m
  • Cleveland Square & Gardens400 m
  • Peter Pans Statue500 m
  • The Elfin Oak700 m

Train stations

  • Paddington Station800 m

Amusement

  • The Winning Line900 m

Museums

  • KENSINGTON PALACE State Apartments600 m
  • Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum800 m

Parks

  • Kensington Gardens900 m

Galleries

  • The Kufa Gallery700 m
  • Gallery 32800 m

Underground stations

  • Queensway100 m
  • Bayswater300 m
  • Lancaster Gate600 m
  • Notting Hill Gate Station800 m
  • Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo)900 m
  • Paddington (H&C)900 m

Local attractions

  • Victoria and Albert Museum1.7 km
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Notting Hill1.5 km
    London W2England
  • Natural History Museum1.8 km
    Cromwell Road, London
  • Science Museum1.6 km
    Exhibition Road, London
  • Opera Holland Park1.6 km
    Holland Park, London

Near the hotel

  • Kensington Palace680 m
    The Broad Walk, London
  • Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum1.0 km
    St Mary's Hospital, London
  • Regents Canal1.2 km
    42 Blomfield Road, London
  • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising1.2 km
    2 Colville Mews, London
  • Kensington Gardens960 m
    The Magazine Storeyard, London
  • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain1.1 km
    Hyde Park, London
  • Rolling Bridge1.2 km
    Paddington Basin, London

Restaurants nearby

  • Marks and Spencer Simply Food10 m

    Address: Bayswater Road

    83% likes this, based on 74 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Continental, Indian, European, Asian, British, Dim Sum

  • Leinster Arms140 m

    Address: 17 Leinster Terrace
    Phone: (020)-7723-5757

    73% likes this, based on 112 reviews

  • Black Lion180 m

    Address: 123 Bayswater Road
    Phone: 02034 689 047

    56% likes this, based on 142 reviews
    Cuisine: English

  • Halepi110 m

    Address: Leinster terrace

    73% likes this, based on 177 reviews
    Cuisine: Greek
    Price Range: CAD 52 - CAD 66

  • Bayswater Arms140 m

    Address: Bayswater
    Phone: 02035 824 158

    62% likes this, based on 99 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 27

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    175

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThistle Kensington Gardens

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

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Thistle Kensington Gardens Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Thistle Kensington Gardens

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 442 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    5.4

    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,

  • Family with children
    7.4

    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.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    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.

  • Couple
    9.2

    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.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    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.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    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.

  • Couple
    8.2

    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.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    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

  • Couple
    10.0

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

    The wine was expensive

  • Older travelers
    9.6

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

    Expensive

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    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

  • Family with children
    10.0

    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.

  • Couple
    5.4

    Location, location, location

    Upon arrival, the hotel staff could not find our booking made through Booked.net. Told us they were fully booked and tried to send us to another hotel far away from Kensington Gardens, even though we had booked for Thistle Kensington. When we complained to the manager, all of a sudden they found a room for us, but certainly not the room we booked and paid for on Booked.net

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Very clean and comfortable hotel. great base for city of london. underground just a few minutes away. good pubs and eating places around & oxford street just a 15minute walk away

    Bar was a little expensive but staff very nice

  • Family with children
    8.8

    Very friendly and helpful staff, room was smallish but adequate. Cleanliness was excellent as was the food, comfortable beds. Would certainly stay there again and recommend to family/friends.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

104 Bayswater Road, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HL

Get directions
City Center
  • London
    4.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    900 m
Underground stations
  • Bayswater
    400 m
  • Queensway
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Marks and Spencer Simply Food (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Continental)
    10 m
  • Halepi (cuisine: Greek)
    110 m
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    175

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThistle Kensington Gardens

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

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