Review of base2stay London Kensington

I stayed at base2stay London Kensington for two nights in November 2011 on a complimentary basis. The accommodation is located close to Earls Court underground station with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes within a five minute walk. It took me around 20 minutes to walk to the Victoria & Albert Museum from the hotel.

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Exterior of base2stay Kensington

I stayed in a single room, which was a reasonable size by London standards, at the back of the hotel. There was a mini kitchen behind double doors which had a microwave, fridge, sink, crockery and cutlery.  I wish there’d been some washing up liquid and a dish towel or drainer, as I felt I couldn’t wash my dishes properly in water alone and then I had to put wet dishes and cutlery back in the cupboard. The shower was good size with easy to use electronic controls. I liked the fact there was a heated towel rail in the bathroom. There was air conditioning in the room which I didn’t use as the room was an ideal temperature without any intervention.

There was free wifi through base2stay which I found to have a very good signal.  However I’d have liked to have either a celing light above the desk or a table lamp, as I was casting a shadow over the laptop once the lights were on.

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My room at base2stay Kensington

Housekeeping didn’t manage to clean my room during the time I was out. I put up the please don’t disturb sign on my return to the room in the middle of the afternoon.  A note was put under my door around 5pm saying if I required my room to be serviced I should call reception. I didn’t bother, as I was only staying for 2 nights.

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View from my room at base2stay Kensington

In summary, base2stay London Kensington offers very comfortable, quality, clean accommodation with basic self catering facilites and free wifi. My minor niggles with lack of light at the desk and no washing up liquid, dish towel or drainer in the kitchen area could be cheaply and easily remedied.

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Update – I’ve been informed by base2stay that there is a notice in the mini-kitchen (which I didn’t see) advising guests to contact reception if they require tea towels and washing up liquid.

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