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Kensington Hotel

Durley Chine Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LE , England
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Ranked #119 of 150 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
DennisWestWickham West Wickham, Kent
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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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West Wickham, Kent
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83 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I stayed here for a Stag weekend, and it did what it needed to....i.e. provide a place to rest your head, change, wash, and then go out. In that regard, it was fine. However, it is very dated, and if I wasn't on a stag weekend, I would have been very disappointed with it. The lady who runs it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Friend booked this place for a stag and it's spot on... Rooms are good, service is great and friendly always willing to help and give advice on local life and is only a 2min cab from the main centre! Only draw back was the size of the breakfast, but still a great place to stay in the area

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