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The Kensington

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
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Ranked #58 of 96 Great Yarmouth B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
pth1972 Harpenden, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed one Night in a Family Room for £80, Located 29 North Drive away from the attractions, it was nice sized Room, but Carpets were really tatty, and dirty, the Nights sleep was hard as Room 24, was above the Kitchen, so there was always Doors Banging, The Bed was extremely stiff, so sleep was average, but not good... More

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cairo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located on the seafront with lovely views of the park / sea (unless you hate wind farms ) everything ok apart from need of a refurb. Shower didn't work - cold water only. parking good, felt sorry for the guy having to be receptionist and waiter and bar tender all at once .restaurant food was ok but distracted by all... More

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Welwyn, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having booked many weeks before we arrived a twin room with seaview,i had to chase confirmation of our email to confirm, when we arrived we where given room 5 a double not a twin and asked for full payment before receiving room key upon entry to room it was a double and the pillows where wafer thin nice decorated room... More

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Birmingham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from a one night stay at this hotel. The room was very comfortable with a lovely sea view. Unfortunately our shower and bed side lamp did not work. The staff were all lovely and very helpful and did taker some money off our bill becuase of the inconvenience. The food was good as was the service... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Customer feedback is important to us and we always try to rectify anything that is an issue whilst guests are staying with us. We have now addressed your concerns. Thank you for raising them with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed there in june we could not ask for any better service the staff were attentive at all times the breakfast was fantastic.the room was clean and tidy a real value for the money.parking was great at the side and view from the front was brilliant only 10 min walk into yarmouth for the pubs

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are very fortunate to enjoy unspoilt local views and many guests return year after year. I am so pleased that you found the staff to be so helpful and that the premises were so clean. We do always take note of customer feedback. Very best... More

Burbage, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Great Yarmouth only to be told by our hotel The Embassy that they had no record of our booking for 4 nights, a booking that we had made in February and had also called to confirm our booking 3 weeks before our holiday ! We were in a mess, we had arrived to go to the races... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a lovely response. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food. We do try to provide a wide range of cuisine to suit all tastes - and plenty of it. The staff are always appreciative of positive comments as it motivates them further to do well. We look forward... More

cheshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a 1 night stay at this hotel. It is excellent value for money, with a nice bar and a very good restaurant and dining room. It is apx a 15min walk from Great Yarmouths amenities, Breakfast was nice and the parking was very good. The customer service was also good. My only moans would be, the shower had... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write review. I am so pleased that you had 'good value for money' we try extremely hard to cater for a wide range of budgets in terms of accommodation and food. We look forward to seeing you again. More

great yarmouth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

we had a lovely stay at the Kensington hotel for our wedding anniversary , the food was amazing ,light crispy beer battered mushrooms to start ,the fillet steak was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth served with homemade chunky chips and beer battered onion rings and a chocolate ice cream sundae for dessert , nothing is too much trouble... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. Lots of guests comment on the food as we try our hardest to ensure high quality and good value. The breakfast buffet is a particular favourite as there is a plentiful choice for guests to help themselves to. We look forward to seeing you again soon More

yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just returned from the Kensington Hotel Great Yarmouth, and stayed in room 12. The room and bathroom were filthy, with thick black dust on all skirting boards. The bedroom window and bathroom window were lined with thick black mould. The carpet in the bedroom was filthy and had bleach marks, and in need of replacement. The shower was held in... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments on your recent stay at the Kensington. These have been shared will all staff, particularly housekeeping as it is company policy to always investigate feedback from guests in order to monitor the quality of rooms, service and cuisine. As you will be able to see from the untold number of previous reviews your experience... More

Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We booked into The Kensington for a long Weekend, Hotel was very nice & friendly staff. The Full English Breakfast was very good, Sunday morning in the Breakfast room was quite chaotic, we had quite a wait for breakfast, the staff had changed & didn't seem to be quite as organised as the previous girls that served us Saturday. Bar... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Your comments have been passed on to the breakfast staff concerned. I am so pleased that you felt the staff were friendly and helpful and that you had a nice time. Looking forward to seeing you again. More

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Address: 29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kensington 4*
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Kensington Hotel Great Yarmouth
The Kensington Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Situated in one of the prettiest parts of the seafront overlooking the illuminated Venetian waterways and rock gardens, the Kensington with its stunning sea views is the ideal choice.Set in its own well kept grounds with ample parking, it is opposite the golden sandy beach. The Britannia Pier and the Golden Mile are only a short stroll away.Tastefully decorated in a traditional style, the Kensington has recently undergone a major refurbishment programme. All of the 26 bedrooms are individually designed and furnished to give maximum comfort and many have superb sea views. The premises has no step access to the restaurant, bar and function room. There is a ramp to the front of the property and an accessibility statement is available. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the public areas. ... more   less 
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