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Kensington Riverside Inn

4.0 of 5 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very cute boutique hotel, which is nice and centrally located. The bathrooms are well kitted out. Very large bathtub with the rain showerhead. Very cozy bathrobes too. We ordered room service breakfast and it was sumptuous; we highly recommend it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff welcome you warmly and the location is a plus but that's where it ends. Out of all the hotels I have stayed in, this was the least functional and frankly odd. Outside is a naturally beautiful river, inside a very masculine decor. We were missing amenities you would find in other hotel rooms and needed lights on all... More

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Zelhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a modern design-hotel, with large rooms, nice beds, perfect roomservice, nice bathroom, and perfect staff. They place coffee in front of your room in the morning, very attentive! Unfortunately, to have a good night rest is not so easy, mainly because of the airco that can't be turned down. It makes a lot of noise, even with earplugs... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a wonderful inn! We received great attention and wonderful service at both the inn and at breakfast. The price was good compared to big hotels in downtown and it was easy to get a cab to go into town. The inn was very helpful in all our plans and the Kensington area was a great place for dinners... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was our first hotel of our holiday and wanted something comfortable and close to the city centre. On arrival we were personally shown to our room and helped with our luggage. Coffee and tea was provided each morning at the door followed by breakfast in the restaurant, the pancakes, eggs benedict and omelette which were all great. All the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I just got married this last weekend, before the early-September Calgary snowstorm! This was our second time coming here, as the first time for my 30th was amazing. I dropped my car off at noon in their parkade, and had left a bottle of Dom in my car. They took the bottle out while we were out,... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

After staying a night in downtown Calgary, we were ready to get out of the city and yet wanted to be within a reasonable distance since we did not have a car. This was the perfect location and the hotel itself and its staff was delightful. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the appointments in the room contemporary yet very... More

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Topsham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very relaxing, comfortable environment with beautifully finished rooms and friendly knowledgeable staff who go out of their way to ensure your comfort and stay. Excellent dining facilities and staff!! Would absolutely stay here again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Rooms were decent size, but very dark and poorly situated. There is a tall wire shelf that holds a water bottle and glasses that I walked into when I groggily got up out of bed in the morning to use the washroom. These things should be moved. I'm a big guy and could have knocked that thing over. We moved... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The location of the Kensington is only a 10 minute walk from down town and the train system. We never needed our car during our stay. The staff were very helpful and full of suggestions about local restaurants, shops, and scenery to further our enjoyment of our vacation.

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Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Hillurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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