Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel - London

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Thistle Kensington Gardens boasts a perfect positioning at a close distance to Harrods, Victoria and Albert Museum and Buckingham Palace offering 174 rooms with a panoramic view over the city. Operating in London since 1961, this hotel features European architecture and modern comforts.

Notting Hill Coronet, Kensington Gardens and Westbourne Grove in London are located nearby. The distance between London city center and the property is 4km.

The venue is a short walk to stores and shopping centers.

Queensway underground station is only 5 minutes away from the hotel. The hotel lies 20km away from London City airport.

Rooms

This stylish property features spacious guestrooms fitted with a writing desk, Wi-Fi, a laptop-size safe, a minibar and LCD flat-screen TV. Many guestrooms offer views of Hyde Park Kensington Gardens. All bathrooms come with slippers, a hairdryer and a walk-in shower.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the breakfast room each morning. Guests will enjoy British dishes served at the lounge restaurant.

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

Services

Business facilities at Thistle Kensington Gardens include internet access and an overhead projector.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a racquetball court and a ballroom, are provided on site. The hotel offers bowling, windsurfing and mountain biking and many other on-site activities.

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 rooms:   174.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Park view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • 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, London, United Kingdom, W2 3HL

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City Center
  • London
    4.0km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Paddington Station
    1.1km
  • Marylebone Station
    2.0km
Underground stations
  • Lancaster Gate
    600 m
  • Queensway
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Marks and Spencer Simply Food (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert)
    20 m
  • Halepi (cuisine: Greek, Grill)
    100 m
Parks
  • Kensington Palace
    680 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    174

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Rooms and availability

Thistle Kensington Gardens Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
Size: 16m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm color palette and includes one Double bed. Boasting LCD TV, an in-room safe and wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet. The room is perfect for business or leisure.

Room facilities
    Thistle Kensington Gardens Standard Twin
    Standard Twin
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 16m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Quiet, spacious, with two Single beds and decorated in a warm color palette. And when you’ve finished checking your emails or surfing the net via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, you can relax in the en-suite bathroom with your complimentary toiletries.

    Room facilities
      Thistle Kensington Gardens Standard Family Room
      Standard Family Room
      Bed type: Quad or Double Bed or Twin beds
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Bathtub
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      The room has a double Bed with a roll away bed. The room is also equipped with a well-appointed en-suite bathroom, LCD TV, in-room safe and BT Openzone wireless broadband connection.

      Room facilities
        Thistle Kensington Gardens Deluxe Double Room
        Deluxe Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed or Double or Twin beds
        Size: 18m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Recently refurbished with a simpler, more contemporary color palette, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics, our Deluxe Double rooms with fantastic views overlooking Hyde Park, offer a large work desk and a state of the art LCD TVs as well as wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet.

        Room facilities
          Thistle Kensington Gardens Executive Room
          Executive Room
          Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 20m2
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Recently refurbished to reflect a more contemporary look, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics, they’re larger than Standard room, providing space for a King size bed and a large work desk. All rooms boast an LCD TV and complimentary toiletries and bathrobes. Plus you’ll have WI-fi broadband internet access and an in-room safe to store your valuables.

          Room facilities
            Thistle Kensington Gardens Executive Twin Room
            Executive Twin Room
            Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
            Size: 20m2
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
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            All the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms, and then some. Recently refurbished with a simpler, more contemporary color palette, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics, our Executive Twin room offers a large work desk, state of the art LCD TV and wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet.

            Room facilities
              Thistle Kensington Gardens Suite
              Suite
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              Spacious, self-contained, larger, more indulgent room. The room is perfect for working, entertaining, marking a special occasion or enjoying a longer stay. They comprise of a bedroom with a Double bed, additional seating space and en-suite bathroom.

              How to reach hotel

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              Hotel Address:

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

              Get directions
              City Center
              • London
                4.0km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Paddington Station
                1.1km
              • Marylebone Station
                2.0km
              Underground stations
              • Lancaster Gate
                600 m
              • Queensway
                300 m
              • Bus stop
                700 m
              Restaurants
              • Marks and Spencer Simply Food (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert)
                20 m
              • Halepi (cuisine: Greek, Grill)
                100 m
              Parks
              • Kensington Palace
                680 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of rooms:
                174

              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 Location

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Bayswater - 400 m
              • Gate Cinema - 900 m
              • Houses of Parliament - 900 m
              • Stern Art Dealers - 1.0km

              Places of interest

              • A London Folly - 100 m
              • Cleveland Square & Gardens - 400 m
              • Peter Pans Statue - 500 m
              • The Elfin Oak - 700 m
              • The Albert Memorial - 1.0km

              Train stations

              • Paddington Station - 1.0km

              Amusement

              • Coronet Cinema - 900 m
              • The Winning Line - 900 m

              Museums

              • KENSINGTON PALACE State Apartments - 600 m
              • Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum - 800 m

              Parks

              • Kensington Gardens - 900 m

              Theaters

              • The Royal Albert Hall - 1.1km

              Galleries

              • The Kufa Gallery - 700 m
              • Gallery 32 - 900 m
              • Flow Gallery - 1.0km

              Underground stations

              • Queensway - 200 m
              • Lancaster Gate - 500 m
              • Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo) - 700 m
              • Paddington (H&C) - 900 m
              • Royal Oak - 900 m
              • Notting Hill Gate Station - 1.0km

              Local Attractions

              • Victoria and Albert Museum - 1.7km
                Cromwell Road, London
              • Notting Hill - 1.6km
                London W2England
              • Natural History Museum - 1.8km
                Cromwell Road, London
              • Science Museum - 1.6km
                Exhibition Road, London
              • Opera Holland Park - 1.6km
                Holland Park, London

              Near the hotelNear the hotel

              • Kensington Palace - 680 m
                The Broad Walk, London
              • Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum - 990 m
                St Mary's Hospital, London
              • Rolling Bridge - 1.2km
                Paddington Basin, London
              • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising - 1.3km
                2 Colville Mews, London
              • Kensington Gardens - 940 m
                The Magazine Storeyard, London
              • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 1.1km
                Hyde Park, London
              • Regents Canal - 1.2km
                42 Blomfield Road, London

              Restaurants Nearby

              • Marks and Spencer Simply Food - 20 m

                Address: Bayswater Road

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

              • Leinster Arms - 140 m

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

                73% likes this, based on 112 reviews
                Cuisine: Grill, Bar

              • Black Lion - 200 m

                Address: 123 Bayswater Road
                Phone: 02034 689 047

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

              • Halepi - 100 m

                Address: Leinster terrace

                73% likes this, based on 177 reviews
                Cuisine: Greek, Grill
                Price Range: CAD 55 - CAD 69

              • Bayswater Arms - 140 m

                Address: Bayswater
                Phone: 02035 824 158

                62% likes this, based on 99 reviews
                Cuisine: Pub
                Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 28

              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of rooms:
                174

              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

              Individual 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

              hotel Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel - London London location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

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

              Get directions
              City Center
              • London
                4.0km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Paddington Station
                1.1km
              • Marylebone Station
                2.0km
              Underground stations
              • Lancaster Gate
                600 m
              • Queensway
                300 m
              • Bus stop
                700 m
              Restaurants
              • Marks and Spencer Simply Food (cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert)
                20 m
              • Halepi (cuisine: Greek, Grill)
                100 m
              Parks
              • Kensington Palace
                680 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-Out:
                until  12 pm
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of rooms:
                174

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedLondonThistle Kensington Gardens

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

              Use Badge