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Kensington Hotel

Durley Chine Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LE , England
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were dreading staying at this hotel after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. However, the moment we walked in the hotel and staff proved themselves to be most accomodating. Carol was friendly pleasant and attentive to our stay. She was more than helpful recommending taxis and places to eat around Bournemouth. The hotel itself was clean and the bedrooms were... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from a two night stay. The hotel is good for hen and stag parties. The room was very pink, very basic but that's all we needed it for. The bathroom could of been cleaner. Staff all friendly. The breakfast was ok but all very cheap and bland. The yogurts said 42p from happy shopper. If it hadn't... More 

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West Wickham, Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes we have stayed here many times before and always been pleased. We missed last year due to illness but were delighted to be back for a week again this year. Greeted by the cheerful and helpful Carol who showed us to our very nice rooms. Really good "full English" breakfasts every morning, cereal, fruit juices, and plenty of toast... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got back from a 2 night Hen Party visit in this hotel and felt I wanted to mention what a fantastic stay we had. As this hotel is popular with Hen and Stag parties I really wasnt expecting much but I was very pleasently suprised, the hotel was immaculate, the rooms were big, clean, comfortable, plenty of parking,... More 

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London, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a hen do last month and stayed for 2 nights. Perfect for stag and hen dos. Breakfast is a fiver if it's not included and it of a decent size and tastes good. Had to pay a £25 deposit per person. Beds were comfy and clean. Security on site over night. Short walk to shops, bars and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This hotel really does come across as one aimed for Stag and Hen parties. For that genre, it's works....... Just. Basic rooms and bathrooms (our rooms shower was however pathetic, with such little force, is was like being licked by a kitten). Not the cleanest of places either, with the impression each room has a little whip round with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

23 of us stayed at the kensington for a hen weekend , ages varying from 26-65. Rooms were basic but this was to be expected from a hotel that mainly has hen and stag parties staying ! Our booking was wrong and they wasn't expecting us until the following day but Carol (who seems to single handedly run the place)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I stayed here from 14th - 16th May 2015 on a stag party. The hotel is situated away from the town centre so no noise from pubs/clubs. The hotel's decor is dated but it's clean, the staff are friendly and the breakfast was fantastic. With a cooked breakfast on offer. Each plate was freshly cooked not a buffet. Cereal &... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Took my mum there for her birthday and we stayed for 2 days. After reading some reviews, I was a bit worried because the place is very popular with stag nights. It was not too bad though. I have made a specific request on my booking made via booking.com, however, it has not been addressed by the hotel. They have... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not a very nice hotel at all. the room we had was dreadful cold, damp and miserable, wall paper hanging off ceiling, cobwebs hanging off ceiling, nasty shower base with shower spitting out luke warm water. What did me was the rad in bathroom didn't work and the small one in a quad room was just about warm for a... More 

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