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Convenient and Competent10/04/2009
Located right on the central line, near holland park and the new, huge, westfield mall at sheperd's bush, the london kensington hilton was perfect for my business trip. 20 ...
Located right on the Central Line, near Holland Park and the new, huge, Westfield mall at Sheperd's Bush, the London Kensington Hilton was perfect for my business trip. 20 minutes to Bank, 20 minutes to Paddington, great restaurants at Westfield, what more could I want? Large for London double with King bed, Hilton standard clean room. The hotel is a little worn, but not bad at all. Large lobby with nice bar/coffee shop and business amenities. Not as nice as the Paddington Hilton, but the price was right.
The hotel is small by "american" standards but it is perfect and clean. the staff were great and when we needed anything they were quick to accomodate. it is located ...
The hotel is small by "American" standards but it is perfect and clean. The staff were great and when we needed anything they were quick to accomodate. It is located near the tube, shopping, and good places to eat. I would highly reccomend that anyone travelling to London purchase an Oyster Card. The only downfall is that there is not free WIFI.
The hotel was okay, just okay. the bathroom was not clean -- hair everywhere. the toilet would not flush unless i held down the float to fill the tank all the ...
The hotel was okay, just okay. The bathroom was not clean -- hair everywhere. The toilet would not flush unless I held down the float to fill the tank all the way up. And we were always hot. We had the air on full blast, but it would not get cool in there. Otherwise, it was great. The staff was wonderful and very helpful, especially the concierge and the Doorman. The food was very expensive and we wished they had complimentary coffee, at least. We really wish we had been able to stay somewhere with complimentary breakfast. That would really have been helpful with expenses. Most of the other hotels had that, but not ours. They would implement that into their packages.
Would stay again06/05/2009
My husband and i went to london for a long weekend and stayed at the hilton kensington because of a good rate we found online. we normally stay outside of ...
My husband and I went to London for a long weekend and stayed at the Hilton Kensington because of a good rate we found online. We normally stay outside of London so this was our first time to stay in the city. The Hilton turned out to be a great location. The tube stop is only about a 5 minute walk from the hotel and there's a bus stop right in front of the hotel. It's also about a 5 minute walk from Westfield shopping center, where we ate dinner a couple of nights. The rooms were small, but well appointed. Check-in was fast and easy. Our rate included breakfast and after reading on here, I expected we'd have to wait each day, but that was not the case--we were seated at a table immediately each morning. Overall It was a great place to stay and I'd definitely recommend it to others.
A real London find!05/23/2009
Just completed a stay that totalled - including a weekend away in the country - two weeks. and i have to say it was a great choice. of course, if you arrive ...
Just completed a stay that totalled - including a weekend away in the country - two weeks. And I have to say it was a great choice. Of course, if you arrive at 9 a..m. from your transocean flight and checkout is 11, there's a chance there won't be a room available. So stash your luggage and go for a walk or bus ride! And yes, the rooms are small, by North American standards, but no smaller than comparable London hotels, and - at least they are clean, well sound-insulated, and everything works! Location couldn't be better: True, it's not dead-center in London, but you're in a real London neighborhood, only a short walk from the Shepherd's Bush tube (10 minutes to Oxford Street, max.) and - even better - several bus routes into central London stop right at the hotel door! (We used our Oyster Card on the busses and got a free tour of London with every ride!) Plenty of local restaurants - both at the sumptuous Westfield shopping center and (in the opposite direction) along Holland Park Avenue. Best of all: The breakfasts (included with our room, and easily worth ?15 per person) - I have never seen a buffet to rival it: Made-to-order omelettes, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, yogurts, fresh fruit (pears, melon, orange slices, and more), porridge and dry cereals, pancakes, sausages, fried tomatoes, croissants, wholewheat breads, smoked salmon, cheeses, and more. We simply snaffled rolls, apples and some cheese from the buffet and rarely had to buy lunch! Lukacz, the maitre d', makes sure you get your coffee or tea, plus choice of juice, delivered within seconds of your being seated. (One complaint: An overly-soft mattress in our second - post weekend - room: No biggie.) We'll be back for sure!