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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Lobby bar

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The comfortable 4-star Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel provides 24-hour room service, wake up service and dry cleaning to ensure guests a comfortable stay. Built in 1961, the hotel is a combination of minimalist architecture and contemporary facilities.

The property is set 10 minutes' walk from Royal Albert Hall, The Reel Poster Gallery and Threesixty Theatre. The venue is set within 4 km from London city center.

This hotel is placed in Hammersmith and Fulham district, known for a museum, a theater and a palace.

Nearest underground station is Lancaster Gate, which is only 400 meters away. It will take 20 minutes to get to London City airport by car.

Rooms

The hotel offers 175 rooms with a stunning view on the park appointed with an in-room safe, a sofa, wireless internet, individual climate control and ironing facilities along with en suite bathrooms that provide a bathtub, terry bathrobes and a shower. Some rooms come with a view of Hyde Park and Hyde Park Kensington Gardens. They also have an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can unwind in the lounge restaurant, which serves light European cuisine. Tea, afternoon tea and cocktails are offered in the snack bar. The property is located near an underground station, just about 50 meters from Marks and Spencer Simply Food and Leinster Arms serving a wide selection of dishes.

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

Services

Guests can avail of allergy friendly rooms, a lift and a safety deposit box as well as a video projector, a microphone and a business center.

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
  • Free 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

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

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
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Media

  • 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

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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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)
    120 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

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                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel - London London location
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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)
                        120 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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                      Thistle Kensington Gardens Location

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                      What's nearby

                      Tourist attractions

                      • Bayswater - 400 m
                      • Gate Cinema - 800 m

                      Places of interest

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

                      Train stations

                      Amusement

                      • The Winning Line - 900 m

                      Museums

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

                      Parks

                      • Kensington Gardens - 900 m

                      Galleries

                      • The Kufa Gallery - 700 m
                      • Gallery 32 - 800 m

                      Underground stations

                      • Queensway - 100 m
                      • Bayswater - 300 m
                      • Lancaster Gate - 600 m
                      • Notting Hill Gate Station - 800 m
                      • Paddington (Circle & Bakerloo) - 900 m
                      • Paddington (H&C) - 900 m

                      Local attractions

                      • Victoria and Albert Museum - 1.7 km
                        Cromwell Road, London
                      • Notting Hill - 1.5 km
                        London W2England
                      • Natural History Museum - 1.8 km
                        Cromwell Road, London
                      • Science Museum - 1.6 km
                        Exhibition Road, London
                      • Opera Holland Park - 1.6 km
                        Holland Park, London

                      Near the hotel

                      • Kensington Palace - 680 m
                        The Broad Walk, London
                      • Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum - 1.0 km
                        St Mary's Hospital, London
                      • Regents Canal - 1.2 km
                        42 Blomfield Road, London
                      • Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising - 1.2 km
                        2 Colville Mews, London
                      • Kensington Gardens - 960 m
                        The Magazine Storeyard, London
                      • Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain - 1.1 km
                        Hyde Park, London
                      • Rolling Bridge - 1.2 km
                        Paddington Basin, London

                      Restaurants nearby

                      • Marks and Spencer Simply Food - 10 m

                        Address: Bayswater Road

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

                      • Leinster Arms - 150 m

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

                        73% likes this, based on 112 reviews

                      • Black Lion - 180 m

                        Address: 123 Bayswater Road
                        Phone: 02034 689 047

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

                      • Halepi - 120 m

                        Address: Leinster terrace

                        73% likes this, based on 177 reviews
                        Cuisine: Greek
                        Price Range: CAD 53 - CAD 67

                      • Bayswater Arms - 150 m

                        Address: Bayswater
                        Phone: 02035 824 158

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

                      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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                      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

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

                      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)
                        120 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

                      Use Badge