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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 #59 of 97 Great Yarmouth B&B and Inns
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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed for 1 nite, room was abit small but was comfortable. Bathroom could have been cleaner, shower wasn't good, pressure wasn't great and it kept going from boiling hot to freezing cold there was no inbetween. Spent ages trying to get it to warm then it would change temperature again. Beds were okay, got woken up at 6 im the... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Hotel is in a quiet part of Great Yarmouth on seafront, with car park or free parking in the adjacent side road. There is a lift to first floor rooms, but if you have mobility problems, do not book room 1 or 25 on first floor, because you have to negotiate two lots of 4 steps to get to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay for 2 nights was satisfactory. Our room smelt musty when you first enter, the shower had cracked tiles. Walls of room inadequately sound proofed, could hear next rooms conversation as well as room above. Right next to front door woken up by people coming and going some at 4:45 in morning. Tables not verry clean at breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned home from a lovely wkend stay at the kensington..staff we're friendly and helpful we stayed in room 26 nr the main door ,our room was lovely and clean with a nice seaveiw..breakfast was lovely plenty of choice..all in all a fantastic hotel can't wait to return with the rest of my family and little dog charlie.thankyou... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is one of the cleanest nicest hotels in Great Yarmouth. The staff were brilliant especially Amanda who kept us supplied with tea and toast at breakfast today. I have read some of the negative reviews and can't actually believe these people stayed in the same hotel as we did. Our room was spotless and lovely and roomy and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

outside this hotel looks and seems to have a clean relaxing and calm way about it just what your looking for as a stop gap for next stay elsewhere . but oh boy did we make a massive mistake in staying here, please please look at this review and I would like to help anyone who is considering staying here... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Kensington on a short break for a family birthday. I had difficulty booking the rooms i needed on a short decision to visit yarmouth for a birthday surprise. I had booked a twin room No 3 for my 90 year old mother in a wheelchair ( i did specify this when booking) the hotel does have... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting a lot as booked last minute and it was what I think is cheap (in summer hols) at £39. I was pleased the car park had plenty of spaces and also that the location was close to amenities but far enough away from the main drag that it wasn't noisy and busy outside. I was greeted politely... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you so much for making such positive comments about your recent stay. The car park is a key feature which many guests find extremely helpful particularly in the height of the season as it allows them to leave their vehicle and take a short stroll into the town. I am extremely pleased that the receptionist was pleasant and helpful... More

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3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late and dinner had finished. We stood in reception for nearly 10 minutes ringing the bell before anyone turned up I had booked a twin. The pictures on the web site shows a double and a single The room we checked into was basically two very small single rooms end on. The TV was in Middle and could... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a response. I am sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. Orders can be taken for evening dinner until until 8.45 pm. Breakfast starts at 8pm but early breakfasts can be prearranged from 7 am. We have a wide range of rooms available depending on price and availability. Staff as can... More

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a response it is much appreciated. I am extremely pleased that you found your room to be a good size and that the staff were extremely friendly. We were also particularly pleased that you felt the breakfast to be the ' best ever' Certainly we try to provide plenty of choice with... More

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Address: 29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Kensington 4*
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Kensington Hotel Great Yarmouth
The Kensington Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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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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