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The Kensington

29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only stayed the one night but would happily return. Rooms are a decent size, clean and mine was very quiet. Great views across to the sea. The breakfast plentiful, well laid out and again the staff most helpful and accommodating to two large family groups that I noticed.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On arriving at the hotel we were greeted by a nice young man, i then paid in advance for our 4 day stay,we were given our key and told how to find our room...we had room number 4 a nice sea view decor needed redoing en suite was a very small shower and toilet indeed .....the wash basin was by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by a member of staff on reception. She gave us our keys and offered to help with any bags she all informed us what time out breakfast would be. Our hotel room was no. 24 very modern and looked lovely on first impression. When we had a closer look there was dust everywhere all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed Easter Sunday night at this little hotel and enjoyed it very much. Room was clean and bed was comfy, was abit disappointed we were given the room right at the front door on the ground floor but it was a nice room even if the sink was not in the bathroom which was odd. Lovely staff and full english... More 

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Oxford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband stayed at this hotel at the begining of March 2015. Overall we had a lovely stay. The staff are very helpful and polite and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms were ok basic but ok for what we needed. We stayed in the hotel for our evening meal and the food was delicious. We had... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for two nights and we both enjoyed our stay. Room with sea view was comfortable and cosy. Bathroom a bit of a squeeze but I am a big bloke! No traffic noise and thick curtains meant great for sleep. Breakfast was freshly cooked and delicious with loads of choice of cereals etc plus good selection of fruit juices, fruit... More 

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is much appreciated. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you were undisturbed in the sea front rooms. We are lucky to be at the quieter part of town. Breakfast is also something which we are very proud of at the Kensington. We recognise... More 

Walkhampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a couple of nights. We had a seafront room, off season, and the view was lovely. The reception was very friendly. There was a problem with wifi in our room but we were given access via a different router and the receptionist even came and helped us to log in. The hotel has been superficially modernised but is... More 

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased that you felt that you received a warm welcome from the staff and that you appreciated the beautiful sea view room. We have taken your point about the doors and have had someone to adjust the closures which are affected by heavy use. We have an... More 

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10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem is situated away from the noisy amusement arcade section of the promenade but within a short walking distance of the restaurants, pubs, cinema and other attractions. It is clean and very well presented with a lovely lounge area with a bar. There is a huge selection of breakfast choices to cater for every preference. The staff are... 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. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and to receive your particular comments about breakfast which is usually a great hit. I am also pleased that you feel we are good value for money. We look forward to seeing you again More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well we decided to have a last minuet break, and on finding the Kensington we rang and booked for 1 night a standard room, On arrival we were offered and given complimentary tea & coffee, Then when shown to our room we had been up graded to a front room with sea views wow what a bonus, once we turned... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked to stay here last weekend for three nights arriving on 19th March. We booked this hotel after reading the reviews on this website stating that it was very good. Upon arrival, we was told we couldn't check in until 2pm which was expected so we went into town for a few hours. We went back at 1pm where... More 

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and can fully appreciate that the issue with noise has influenced your review. We did have an issue with plumbing during your stay with us and sometimes it is difficult to rectify a situation immediately although we do try. Thank you for recognising the calm, point and... More 

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