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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
suzibear51 Ipswich, 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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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14 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

cairo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent visit to the Kensington. I am pleased that you felt your room was spacious with strong wifi and that parking met your needs. Many guests return due to the ideal location of the property. We do continuously refurbish areas of the building with the main works taking... More

Welwyn, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are always interested in guest views and use this as a means of improving the quality we provide. I am extremely pleased that you found the food to be excellent. We try to provide a wide range of options of food which is freshly prepared on site. The... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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

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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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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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