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The Kensington Hotel

285 - 287 South Promenade, Blackpool FY1 6AJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After checking out of one hotel, we headed to the Kensington, as we had stayed before, warm welcome, clean room but tatty needs freshening up, breakfast average, better on second morning, location brilliant. But overall the hotel is looking very shabby in need of a revamp, which I'm sure would be profitable in the long run as to its location.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked hotel to stay with family, the only thing the hotel (if you can call it that) had going for it was a certain member of staff who's name was Mr Ali, very nice and polite... Problem started as you walk in the smell of damp hits you straight away, with this in mind I was holding me breath got... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel has seen better days in need off a refurb. Could not fault the staff friendly and happy to help. Breakfast was good offered more toast teas coffees ect. Entertainment let them down big time was so bad it was funny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Hotel is a well run family establishment right on the sea front.Tram stops to and from North and South attractions are right outside. Some rooms overlook the sea. The hotel is clean and nothing is too much trouble for the hosts. They genuinely care about all of their guests, very friendly, and will join in with the entertainment themselves.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My partner and i stayed 2 nights B&B at The Kensington Hotel in late July. I had booked the Hotel prior mainly due to its location towards the town centre and the pleasure beach. Unfortunately upon arrival, what seemed to be an attractive looking large Hotel on Blackpool's sea front online turned out to be a run down shabby looking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

we spent a long weekend here. Its in a good location and the evenings are pretty quiet with regards to noise saying its on a seafront location. The exterior of the hotel has definitely seen better days with ripped awning leaking gutters and rotting wood and paintwork that is in dire need of doing. Outside be aware that parking is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The hotel is in a good position on the sea front but that's where it all ends, inside the hotel has seen better days smells a bit foisty as you enter, the people running the hotel do try to do their best for you while you are there. There was no bar open but then again there was nobody staying... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Booked 4 nights b&b and evening meal. On arrival we found our room had dirty windows . We paid extra £5pppn for a Sea View room but could see nothing out the dirty windows. Also the "double glazing" was anything but as we could hear every little noise outside. The window ledge itself was rotten and the curtains were hanging... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

this hotel is clean the staff cannot do enough to help you, the entertainment is good, they are very laid back and don't rush you out of your rooms, it's a perfect location close to central pier and all the bars, we have stayed several times now and are going back next month, the manager is lovely, there was a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went into hotel and could smell dampness. Manager did not introduce himself we had to ask his name. Bedroom on second floor with a sea view but as you went upstairs there was a smell and we saw a bucket collecting water on landing. Carpets were worn, bed was solid, toilet seat was broken, toilet had to be flushed 5... More 

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