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The Kensington

29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
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t555ade
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Certainly not a 4 star as mentioned, perhaps a 4 star 'guest house' at its best.. Good bits. Cheap, cheerful, downstairs decor and amenities all in good order. Good breakfast (staff a little stretched). Friendly staff. Not so good bits... Corridors are very narrow, with a bag on my shoulder I struggled to squeeze through. Service..... Just below average. Does... More 

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Blickling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner & I are regular visitors to Great Yarmouth as it's less than an hours comfortable drive from our home in Blickling, Norfolk. We try to get away for a night on around every 5 -6 weeks work comitmemts allowing. We most recently used The Nelson Hotel towards the other end of the promenade but unfortunately it closes at... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi we stopped here on the 25th Jan we enjoyed our stay ,our room was very good .The bar prices were very reasonable and the breakfast good will book here again The hotel is in a good position facing the sea. The staff were friendly

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night my girlfriend and I before visiting the baby seals the next day in Horsey, Norfolk. Our room was great and breakfast was a fantastic treat. Now, there was a Christmas party and it was a bit too noisy until midnight. Our friends in another room also found it noisy. Anyway, overall it is a great... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just spent saturday with friends at the kensington,great value for money.the staff were very friendly and helpful.rooms clean and tidy.as a single traveler was very impressed with the single room i was given.we had the set menu,really great food and at £15 a head great value.would reccomend the kensington and would stay there again.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was small and had a sea view. A fairly old type hotel. The towels were first class- large and of high quality. Staff friendly and helpful Breakfast excellent. Bar not very well stocked- no real ale or draft bitter.

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

We arrived on a Saturday late afternoon. The reception is rather small and cramped in with the main staircase and disabled lift just off it. The staff was all very nice and friendly with a genuine wish to help. We order food to eat in the room and that was also tasty. We booked two rooms, a single and a... More 

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Thank Sandra Q
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table of 15 for Christmas Day Lunch at The Kensington and wow what a lovely change it made having all the hard work done for you. The food was amazing and so much of it, course after course we couldn't keep up and ending up taking our home made mince pies home for the next day. The... More 

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Milton Keynes
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for new years eve. Easy to find, great locatuon and free parking. We arrived before check in and the room was ready, we were in room 1, which is a very generous size. There were a few downsides, the tv was very small. The bathroom was a little dingy and the shower was awful. It was like a... More 

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2 Thank katieloola3
Weybridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a weekend in December whilst visiting some family. We were pleased that the hotel were happy for us to bring our dog with us. We checked in and we're asked to pay the full balance of our stay - not something that we were fully comfortable with given we hadn't even seen the room and it... More 

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