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Friday, June 9, 2017

The Kensington

It was my very first time in London and after the first two days being in the middle of the city's busier neighborhoods, it was a breath of fresh air to stay at The Kensington. Nestled in South Kensington, London, the mix of both traditional charm and contemporary style was perfection and it is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful properties I have ever experienced to this day.

From the moment we arrived, I knew that this was going to be a hotel like no other. The Kensington Hotel has 126 guest rooms and 24 suites, all of which have an individual style that allow you to truly experience that elegance that is associated with classic Victorian Townhouse Architecture. This historical building is the perfect home to a stunning collection of rooms and suites. Having studied graduating with a degree in Interior Design, the decor alone made my heart sing. Marco and I were welcomed to the property and we were more than thrilled to be able to call The Kensington home for our last few days in London.
We stayed in the hotel's Knightsbridge Suite. From the moment we entered the suite, we were in awe of it's perfection. The room contains beautiful original works of art, two fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling French windows, and incredible antique furniture mixed among the contemporary pieces. The blend between traditional and contemporary style was done to perfection.

Upon entering the suite, there is the separate living room. It's perfect for lounging as well as enjoying our in-room breakfast. The suite is 1,100 sq. ft / 102 sq. m. with a bedroom, balcony, day bed, mini-bar, coffee machine, separate shower and bath tub, and two fireplaces. The amount of light that entered our suite was everything and it made the mornings absolutely magical.






By night time, we arrived to turn down service, tea, and some sweet desserts to end the evening with. Each day, I fell even more in love with the hotel and it's surrounding neighborhood, quieter, quaint, charming, it was all of the above.

The staff was always so kind and made sure that we were comfortable and had all that we needed. I always remember the people of a hotel no matter where I stay as I believe that they truly are the ones behind creating a memorable experience when it comes to staying at a hotel. This beautiful property has such a lovely and welcoming staff. It didn't take long for Marco and I to feel at home, greeted with smiles each day we were at The Kensington
Going from the living room to the bedroom, there is a hallway that connected to the half bathroom. Again, there was just magnificent lighting and I could not get over the beautiful doors and windows of this space. If I were to dream of my idea of a perfect London hotel, this was better than that.
It was difficult to beat my jet-lag because the lush bed was just always so inviting. The bedroom boasted the same floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning details on the walls. It's details like these that make a room so memorable to me. It wasn't a difficult decision to unpack our suitcases with the double closets. I've been used to tighter spaces when it comes to hotels so the spacious suite was everything.

Although I was on vacation, work didn't stop. The room also included a desk but I just ended up making my way over to either the bed or day bed when it was time to edit, answer e-mails, or write.


Are you in love with it yet? As I write this post, I'm just missing it more and more. If you're wondering if this bed is as comfortable as it looks, I can definitely say that it is. Nights at The Kensington involved the best sleep that I've gotten while in London. By morning, that glorious light just filled the room and I was more than ready to begin the day.

After hours of walking and exploring the city, I always looked forward to unwinding in the most stunning marble bathroom. With the latest bathroom accessories, Aromatherapy Associates products, heated floors, a walk-in shower, and a whirlpool bath, I don't think it gets any better than that. The luxurious robes would make anyone feel like royalty.
Every moment was perfect and I don't think I could have asked for a more perfect hotel to experience during my time in London. It was the highlight of my trip and I have to say, it's going to be difficult to top this one. If you have an upcoming trip to London, I recommend staying at The Kensington. It will be an unforgettable experience. Please find the details on the property below and I hope you get to check out this beautiful hotel.

Special thank you to The Kensington for having Marco and I.
Wearing L'Academie from Revolve.




The Kensington 
109 - 113 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, 
United Kingdom SW7 5LR 
Phone: +44 20 7589 6300 
kensington@doylecollection.com

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