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The Kensington Hotel

285 - 287 South Promenade, Blackpool FY1 6AJ, England
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Ranked #680 of 885 Blackpool B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hey we just got back that was ment to be a 9day stay, we stayed for 7days that was even too long. Poor condition breakfast was awful, me and my partner was ill from it got told got sindbad. We glad we didnt after i just red the reviews on it, when you ask for towels and your out they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Mum & Partner ( elderly couple) have just returned from a 2 week stay here.It was my mums 75th Birthday and I went to visit her for the day.The hotel's hospitality was faultless!.They could not do enough to make your stay enjoyable.I did find the rooms are in need of a refurb,but other than that, it it a very... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a cracking stay for one night overall the place was somewhere in the middle in terms of the rooms and staff etc.. the Manager was a nice enough bloke who we complained too regarding the fire alarm going off at 5:30 am, some young lunatics had left a sink running and it ran into a fire alarm sensor in... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in a fantastic location situated right across from the sea front. I visited here with my partner and her 16 month old daughter. When we arrived, the hosts could not do enough for us and we was informed about the "All you can eat buffet" the first thing we thought when we entered the room was how... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Recently stayed as a support worker supporting customers on holiday. The hotel is very clean and this is well maintained throughout the stay, fresh towels, and tea and coffee were provided even without request and the bedroom, and bathroom were always spotless. Didn't get to sample the buffet as it is still very quiet at the hotel, but our hosts... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

this long weekend my mother and i were very pleased with our stay, the breakfast was a full english and was hot and tasty and the evening buffet meal had a variety of foods on offer,from english to chinese and india,all of which looked and tasted delicious,many of the people who came to eat there, were pleased with there meals,the... More

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Rhyl, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Good food, Good service and very clean, good value for money, deffinately recommend to stay here, not a thing wrong with the place. The all you can eat buffet is really good, and the breakfasts are to a high standard! really good value for money!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

this hotel is nothing what it looks like on picture. it smell of dirty sock in bedrooms its got nothing going for it . the food if you can call it that is just edable the floors are not straight. If it is a good break you are after. I would have gone home in ten mins if I could... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I stayed at this Hotel on May Bank Holiday weekend, the staff where very nice , and Breakfast was lovely, Our room was basic, not enough sockets for electrics we had to wait for each other to finish, but its not the end of the world. otherwise we had a great time. Just remember to ask time of Breakfast as... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Awful awful awful! The best part of my stay was stepping outside in the morning and treating my lungs to some fresh air. The place stinks, the food is inedible and the decor comparable to a squat. I know trip advisor is very subjective but trust this review and don't go here. I'm baffled by the good reviews of this... More

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Address: 285 - 287 South Promenade, Blackpool FY1 6AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
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The Kensington Hotel is a family-friendly Blackpool Hotel situated on the Blackpool Promenade, mid-way between the Central and South Piers.Our fantastic location means you'll be within easy walking distance of Blackpool's main attractions - such as Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach, The Sandcastle and all three piers. If you'd like to travel further afield, we are also across from Blackpool's famous trams, as well as local bus and train links! We can even offer you very good prices so you can get the most out of your holiday to Blackpool! Of course the Hotel itself hosts excellent entertainment in our own Ballroom, bar and Games room, including dancing, sing-alongs and regular cabaret! Our modern dining room serves mouth-watering cuisine across a wide menu, including vegetarian dishes. Most special diets can also be catered for (please contact us for more information). ... more   less 
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