US$144 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 5 Sep 2015 Check-out 7 Sep 2015

Thistle Kensington Gardens

4 stars
View map of 104 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3HL

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
19 reviews
Short city break

Stayed four nights all staff were extremely helpful & friendly. It was a very enjoyable... See full review

  • H E S.
  • 6 Apr 2015
Great location

I stay in Bayswater regularly and this is one of the most modern rooms I've been in. I have stayed... See full review

  • AnnieF67
  • 25 Nov 2014
Featuring a welcoming atmosphere, Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel London is an ideal place to experience all that London has to offer. Visitors can explore Kensington Palace, the residence of the British Royal Family, which is located a few steps away. They can visit Royal Albert Hall, one of the most exceptional music halls in the world, Royal Albert Hall. They can admire the artwork displayed at Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum. Located on top of this museum is National Art Library, a major reference library for artists.
General

Hotel offers 4 well-equipped event rooms to host meetings or seminars. Tourists can shop at the most reputed store, Harrods or stop by Portobello Road, which is home to the famous Portobello Market on Saturdays to pick up antique items.



Location

Thistle Hotel is located on Bayswater Road, close to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Guests can learn interesting facts of earth and science at Natural History Museum and Science Museum London, which are located within 2 kilometres from the hotel.



  • 24 km to the Airport (Heathrow)
Dining

Guests can dine British and European dishes at this London hotel's restaurant that can seat up to 52. They can enjoy snacks and beverages at the onsite bar.
Rooms

Thistle Hotel offers standard, deluxe or executive rooms that are well-appointed. All units include modern amenities such as LCD TV, work desk, safe and coffee maker.

Thistle Kensington Gardens Rooms

Standard Twin
Our Standard Twin rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious, with two single beds and decorated in a warm colour palette, they are a welcome sight for any traveller. And when you've finished checking your emails or surfing the net via our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection, you can relax in the ensuite bathroom with your complimentary toiletries. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe Work Desk
Deluxe Double With View
All the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms, and then some. Recently refurbished with a simpler, more contemporary colour 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. Facilities Available: Bathrobes BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe Work Desk
Deluxe Double
All the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms, and then some. Recently refurbished with a simpler, more contemporary colour palette, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics, our Deluxe Double rooms 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. Facilities Available: Bathrobes BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe Work Desk
Deluxe Twin
All the comforts and amenities of our Standard bedrooms, and then some. Recently refurbished with a simpler, more contemporary colour palette, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics, our Deluxe Twin rooms offer a large work desk, state of the art LCD TV and wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet. Facilities Available: Bathrobes BT Openzone Wi-Fi (chargeable) Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV with Freeview Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Larger Room Radio Room Safe Work Desk
Family Room (Sleeps 3)
You may not be travelling light these days, but with our Family rooms, you can still stay in comfort. All out rooms have a double bed with a roll away bed. Our rooms are also equipped with a well-appointed ensuite bathroom, LCD TV, in-room safe and BT Openzone wireless broadband connection. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe Work Desk
Executive King
When you fancy a real treat our Executive King rooms offer the perfect retreat at the end of a hectic day. Recently refurbished to reflect a more contemporary look, complemented by bold, vibrant fabrics, they're larger than our Standard rooms, 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. Facilities Available: Bathrobes BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board King Sized Bed Larger Room Radio Room Safe Small Bottle Mineral Water Work Desk
Standard Double
Our Standard rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in a warm colour palette, they are a welcome sight for any traveller. Boasting LCD TV, an in-room safe and wireless broadband connection giving you access to your emails and the internet, our Standard Doubles are perfect for business or leisure. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi Coffee and Tea Making Facilities Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Flat Screen LCD TV With Free View Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Radio Room Safe Work Desk

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Accessible parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

51.5105 -0.184
Area served
Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park.
Nearby airports
London Heathrow.
Area description
Recently refurbished to the highest standards, Thistle Kensington Gardens has the best of London right on the doorstep. Hyde Park is literally across the road from the hotel, with the West End shops and theatres just 15 minutes' walk or a short cab ride away. Close to the hotel is Kensington Palace, which was home to Diana, Princess of Wales, and the famous Gardens that give us our name.

Nearby points of interest

  • Queensway: 0.4 km
  • Lancaster Gate: 0.4 km
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.4 km
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 0.6 km
  • Kensington Palace: 0.7 km
  • Paddington Station: 0.9 km
  • Albert Memorial : 1 km
  • High Street Kensington: 1.1 km
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1.1 km
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 1.2 km
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 1.3 km
  • City of Westminster: 1.4 km
  • Imperial College London: 1.5 km
  • Notting Hill: 1.6 km
  • Hyde Park: 1.6 km
  • Queensway: 0.4 km
  • Lancaster Gate: 0.4 km
  • Kensington Gardens: 0.4 km
  • Whiteleys Shopping Centre : 0.6 km
  • Kensington Palace: 0.7 km
  • Paddington Station: 0.9 km
  • Albert Memorial : 1 km
  • High Street Kensington: 1.1 km
  • Royal Albert Hall: 1.1 km
  • Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum: 1.2 km
  • Royal College of Music Archives and Museum of Instruments: 1.3 km
  • City of Westminster: 1.4 km
  • Imperial College London: 1.5 km
  • Notting Hill: 1.6 km
  • Hyde Park: 1.6 km
  • Science Museum London: 1.6 km
  • Showroom Gallery: 1.6 km
  • Baden-Powell House Exhibition: 1.7 km
  • Natural History Museum: 1.7 km
  • Gloucester Road: 1.7 km
  • Marble Arch: 1.7 km
  • Victoria and Albert Museum: 1.8 km
  • National Art Library: 1.8 km
  • Harrods: 1.9 km
  • Knightsbridge: 1.9 km
  • Park Lane: 2.1 km
  • Portobello Market: 2.1 km
  • Maida Vale: 2.1 km
  • Portobello Road: 2.1 km
  • Lords Cricket Ground: 2.2 km
  • Selfridges: 2.2 km
  • Baker Street: 2.2 km
  • Hyde Park Corner: 2.3 km
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum: 2.3 km
  • Wallace Collection: 2.4 km
  • London Business School: 2.4 km
  • Earls Court Exhibition Centre: 2.4 km
  • Bond Street London: 2.4 km
  • Wellington Arch: 2.5 km
  • Madame Tussauds: 2.5 km
  • Cadogan Hall: 2.6 km
  • Handel House Museum: 2.6 km
  • Westfield Shopping Centre : 2.7 km
  • Royal Academy of Music: 2.7 km
  • Sloane Square: 2.7 km

Dining

The Brasserie
The Brasserie offers all your food and drink requirement in one location. Whether you are looking for a ideal place to friends and colleagues, relax after work or for a pre-theatre drink. Alternatively, you can dine in confort and choose from an enticing menu and wine list.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our largest function, the Park & Porchester Room, seats up to 45 people theatre-style, making it suitable for presentations and larger meetings, with views over Kensington Gardens. We have a further room suitable for board and team meetings, training sessions, presentations, interviews and private dining. Large windows let in lots of natural light, helping to keep everyone feeling fresh - and superb views over Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens make this a wonderful venue fir a wedding reception. All our meeting rooms come fully equipped with Air-conditioning LCD projector and screen BT Openzone wireless internet access

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Kensington Gardens

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Keith W
Business
Caithness
21 Apr 2015

Very good stay

This was my second business stay at this hotel and it was equally good as the first. The hotel is well located near the parks, modern, with very decent rooms and food. The staff are excellent - very helpful and efficient. Overall a good stay and I will certainly return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
H E S.
Single
N/A
6 Apr 2015

Short city break

Stayed four nights all staff were extremely helpful & friendly. It was a very enjoyable stay.Breakfast was great & plenty of it! (didn't need the WIFI as it happens) I hope to stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
elearner
Business
Loughborough
25 Nov 2014

Stayed one night on business

Good overall impression once inside the hotel. Rooms were quite small but clean and comfortable. Bathroom was very nice. All the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AnnieF67
Couples
Scotland
25 Nov 2014

Great location

I stay in Bayswater regularly and this is one of the most modern rooms I've been in. I have stayed in more expensive hotels and the rooms were half the size. I preferred it to the Hilton. It was within walking distance of Kensington Palace, Hyde Park and Harrods and another 10 mins and you're on Kings Road. What more could you ask for x

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk to Knightsbridge and enjoy the sights on the way. Then head down Sloane Street, a shoppers paradise and onto Kings Road.

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Musaad
Family
Riyadh
4 Aug 2014

Standard Room is very small

Perfectly located in the centre of London, near tube stations and surrounded by the bus stops. I cheked in standard room, it was very small (not as expected), front office staff help me to upgrade to the next room category.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Majba
Couples
East Sussex
10 Jul 2014

Small rooms but adequate.

Small rooms but modern, clean and in a good location. Excellent reception staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jannybunyo
Family
Doncaster England
10 Jul 2014

Lovely hotel in great location

friendly helpful staff. Located really near the tube and bus making it easy to get to anywhere you want to go. Opposite Kensington gardens which are gorgeous for a stroll and lead across to Kensington/Knightsbridge for the V and A and natural history museums. Hotel is clean and luxurious. plenty of toiletries and room refreshments left each day. Clean towels every day. No complaints at all. Would recommend and would stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk across the Kensington gardens or cycle! Free and really lovely. Things to do within the park and leads to the museums at the other side

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kimcogs
Couples
Sydney, Australia
7 Jul 2014

London 3 night stay standard double

We arrived to London on a 5.00am flight, we went to the hotel with our bags the concierge was kind enough to check us in at 7.30. I later saw a gentleman at 10 trying to do the same think a different concierge was giving him the advise that it may be a good idea next time to book the previous night. I think we were just lucky. We didn't have breakfast. They told us it was available for a charge upon checkin. The room was neat and clean, the bathroom was ok, bath tubs are a bit of a slipping hazzard although if your worried the hotel offers non slip bath mats. There was no bar fridge, which was odd, but the tea and coffee facilities are there. The bed wasn't great, something I would expect to have in a 2 star hotel. Springs had all gone and it was not very comfortable. Free wifi and air conditioning. All up a good hotel. Thank you thistle. If you require a hotel more In the city or in the west end there are area other thistle locations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle Wilson
Couples
Milton keynes
28 Apr 2014

Enjoyable

Perfect location to tube station. Free room upgrade over looking Hyde Park, a delicious birthday cake waiting in our room. Very pleasant staff , fabulous breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Thistle Kensington Gardens

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Keith W
Business
Northern Scotland
14 Apr 2014

Very pleasant

A colleague and I stayed while at a trade fair and were pleasantly surprised - not having thought of it before. The hotel is situated next to two London parks and is well presented with helpful staff (particularly in the restaurant). The rooms were good albeit a little small. However it was very comfortable overall and I would definitely return. Had there been space, which there wasn't, a small fridge would have been useful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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