Kensington Close Hotel London (URGENT!!)

Jan 19th, 2005, 12:48 AM
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Kensington Close Hotel London (URGENT!!)

Hi

I just wonder if this hotel is good? My greatest concern is whether it is clean and safe. I read reviews at tripadvisor and shocked to hear some really bad comments while some experienced differently!!

One lady commented that the difference could be because of staying in the old versus the new wing.

Anyone have stayed there and can let me know their views?

I am leaving to London soon. Please URGENT REPLY requested!!!!!

THANKS A LOT FOLKS!

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Jan 19th, 2005, 01:36 AM
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I have stayed in the Copthorne Tara which is right next door to the Kensington Close. The location is simply superb. Both hotels are located at the end of Wright's Lane, a short well lit street leading on to Kensington High Street and Tube. I felt 100% safe walking from KHS back to the hotel even late at night. I hope to stay there again.
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Jan 19th, 2005, 04:34 AM
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Haven't stayed at the hotel, but the area is good. We stay in the area (Allen Street) when we're in London and have never felt unsafe. We'll be staying at the Copthorne Tara in February (great deal on Priceline.)

There are also a LOT of nice shopping opportunities along Kensington High Street.
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Jan 19th, 2005, 11:54 AM
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wilmar23,

I stayed there for two nights on business a couple of years ago & would happily go back. Although the room was on the small side it was well designed & appointed. I also fully agree with the earlier postings about the good location.

Hope this helps,
Jim
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Jan 19th, 2005, 12:48 PM
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I have never stayed at this hotel - but thin you are correct to be concerned. There are many - not a few - negative reports on Tripadvisor - and although a couple of themmight be from folks who are picky (faded drapes is not really a crime) quite a few of them mentin problems that seem to be substantial (no blankets, no heat, peeling wallpaper and paint, everything bein g dingy/dirty).

It might be advisable to contact the hotel and find out if they have done any renovations - or if they have any response to the allegations.
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