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Kensington Hotel

Durley Chine Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LE , England
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Ranked #127 of 149 Bournemouth B&B and Inns
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were 22 of us stayed at the Kensington Hotel back in June this year on a stag do. We stayed for two nights and everyone was very satisfied with our accomodation. The staff are incredible and make this hotel what it is. Always on hand to assist with anything from calling taxis to drinks at the bar. It provides... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited again in April, I intended visiting with the family this time. Unfortunately family illness meant that it was just me in the end, but Joan (the owner) was very kind over the very late cancellation. I always feel very welcome at the Kensington. I had a nice comfortable room with everything that I wanted. It looked recently decorated,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The owner was very friendly. We had a family room with a double and 3 single beds, all looked fine, however under inspection the linen was not clean, especially the pillows. The room was very musty and there was no toiletries at all. Towels were also worst for wear. I have stayed at many hotels similar in black pool, so... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What a great little place. A little dated furniture wise, but the service from Carol was first class. Comfy beds, decent shower and clean towels daily and a decent breakfast offer to help recover from the night before. The lounge bar is great and recently refurbished, with large HDTV and patio area. From check-in to leaving, Carol was on hand... More

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london
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I would just like to thank Carol who manages the Kensington Hotel, who made our two night stay a very happy one. Having read some of the previous reviews, I was very doubtful of a good week-end? But for the money we all paid ( 24 of us ), we had nice clean rooms, and the breakfast was fine. Carol... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Read reviews Pryor to stag weekend and was totally put off by what I read but that soon changed after spending time there .... The rooms were all of good standard ... hot running water ... clean towels ... fresh bedding ... and the staff made us feel more than welcome ... poured lovely drinks at the bar on Saturday... More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Just come back from sons Stag weekend [11 of us], YES the place is quite old, YES the floor creeks, YES it does have its faults but it is the right price, clean and comfortable, just what you want for a stag do. Breakfast is great, plenty of it, hot and tasty. Night porter Douglas nice bloke sort you pizzas... More

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Bolingey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

To be fare he, the place ain't anything special. But if your after somewhere to rest your head & that's it, this place is perfect. The showers aint great, but you'll be able to has one obviously lol. Breakfast ain't half bad either. Word of warning: BEWARE OF THE WOMAN lol

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Everything was better than I expected after some of the reviews on here but the woman who serves in the dining room in the morning is vile, no manners extremely rude, apparently she's the owner????? I can't believe how unprofessional she was and would not EVER speak to anyone in that way let alone paying customers!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

The Kensington hotel is fine. I have just returned home after spending 2 nights on a hen weekend. The hotel is geared up for hen/stag parties. After reading reviews on here before I went, I was slightly concerned but it was great..... Yes the rooms are dated, but clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and leave you to get... More

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Address: Durley Chine Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5LE , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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