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Kensington Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
66 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QU, England
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Ranked #26 of 184 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a fabulous stay at the Kensington. Joy & John are perfect hosts, the room was very comfortable & although the smallest, it was still well equipped with everything needed. With a very varied & delicious breakfast menu, it caters for all tastes. Highly recommended, we will certainly stay here again.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming and comfortable guest house with many extra touches. Brilliant breakfast choice and evening meals. Joy and John go out of their way to make every guest's stay enjoyable. Just a bit of a walk to the beaches and the town centre.

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you both very soon. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband Carl spent our honeymoon here in June 2014, we returned for our 1st Wedding Anniversary. We love the guest house, lovely and clean, breakfasts are delicious and the hosts are always welcoming. Another bonus is the cakes that are freshly baked on the premises.

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review it was so good to see you both again. Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again next year. Joy and John More 

Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable, cosy and clean. This B&B is very welcoming and well situated in Scarborough. Slept very well. Breakfast is good, served by friendly staff in a lovely dining room. Cant think of anything bad about the place. It was all very, very good!!

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review . Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon. Joy and John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was great! Comfy beds, nice surroundings. Can't say enough good things about it. I would highly recommend to one an all. Convenient to train station and bus stops. Food eateries nearby. Very safe area for a late evening stroll. Would for sure stay here again.

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review . Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again soon. We do try our best so nice to know you enjoyed The Kernsington Joy and John More 

Leicester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfy Bed, Great Breakfast Choice, Joy and John friendly and great knowledge of area, put us onto great fish and chip supper bar. Not far from waterfront nice walk. We stayed here after a day at Bempton Cliffs to see the seabird colony.

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review . Glad you enjoyed your stay and the fish and chips, hope to see you again soon. We do try our best so nice to know you enjoyed The Kernsington Joy and John More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We would recommend The Kensington , great rooms ,lovely quality breakfast with plenty of choice.The rooms are of a high quality finish with the location being good for beach and town ,with friendly hosts . 5 stars for a great B & B .

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review . Glad you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast, hope to see you again soon. We do try our best so glad it is appreciated. Joy and John More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The hosts, Joy and John, were welcoming, friendly and discreet. They offer a wide range of options for breakfast, and the breakfasts are very good quality, taste and quantity. We stayed 2 nights, in a room on the top floor. Each day, Joy was baking and she was putting two little cakes next to the tea tray in the room.... More 

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review .We do try our best. Glad you enjoyed your stay,the breakfast and the cakes. (I do like to bake for our guests so its lovely it is appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. Joy and John More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great location 5 mins walk to sea front.. Nice bistro, cafe and fish shop. Local.Everything you need.. Lovley hosts and lovley homemade cakes...hosts john and joy very welcoming .. Would recommend....

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Joy W, Owner at Kensington Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review .We do try our best. Glad you enjoyed your stay,the restaurants and the cakes lovely it is appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. Joy and John More 

Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We chose the Kensington on the basis of reviews here, and were not disappointed. A quiet, comfortably furnished room with blissful beds, a large walk-in shower and a thoughtful supply of toiletries. And the breakfast is the best I can remember from a guest house - excellent quality produce, cooked perfectly, with a wide choice. Home-made yoghurt, home-made cakes in... More 

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