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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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You’ll be centrally located in London with a stay at Thistle Kensington Gardens, minutes from Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Hyde Park and Royal Albert Hall.


Make yourself at home in one of the 175 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Make use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Thistle Kensington Gardens
104 Bayswater Road
London, W2 3HL United Kingdom


4.0 Very Good 2194 Reviews
Very Good Place
Reviewed 1 day ago

Stay with charming personnel, it was a great place and a good location next to city center, park and nice places, Good stay, confortable, very quiet and clean place, with very good breakfast quality and diversity

very annoying Maid!
Reviewed 1 day ago

The hotel is clean and comfortable and staff are generally helpful and friendly. We were annoyed to be woken by the maid trying to come into our room at 830am - and again 10 minutes later despite the 'do not disturb' sign being put up! It wouldn't have been so bad but we were refused access to our room half an hour early the day before as it wasn't ready!!!!!

Poor customer service
Reviewed 1 day ago

We had booked a [costly] package for a concert in Hyde Park to see one of our favourite musicians and an overnight stay in this hotel. We didn't mind about the tiny room. However, the staff made a mistake and thought that we didn't have breakfast included [only came to that conclusion after we had been seated]. My wife and I can understand mistakes can happen, but the way we were confronted over breakfast was inexcusable and spoilt what was supposed to be a special occasion. Maybe it indicates how the hotel manages it's staff that they are so scared over relatively small issues, or maybe they need better training. In any case, they could have handled this much better. Once they realised they had made an error, all we got was a half hearted apology and an explanation that they had written down the wrong room number. Didn't make up for the embarrassment of being accused in a pretty loud voice in an open environment that we hadn't paid for our breakfast when we had. We live in London and it was a huge disappointment to be treated in this way in our hometown. We would have been better off just taking a taxi home instead and ending the concert on a good note rather than this!

Over priced and gross.
Reviewed 2 days ago

Terrible mattress, blood stained sheets, broken TV, horrible WiFi. Do not stay here. We paid 1100 usd for 3 nights. We slept in our room and avoided the place at all costs during the day. I would never stay here again.

Great location
Reviewed 2 days ago

Clean, friendly and great location near 2 tube stations and many restaurants, a 10 min walk to Hyde Park. Have stayed before and probably will again. Queensway or Lancaster Gate tube stations take you, with one change, straight into theatre land in around 30 mins.