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The Kensington

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
elizabeth190791 Grantham, United Kingdom
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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well what can i say😁 having spoken to Nikki the receptionist at the hotel 3 months ago I spcifically asked for a room with a walk in shower ie wet room, I asked and she replied "yes we have a wet room on the lower floor next to reception. Ok so I went ahead with the booking...paid the deposit room... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just got back from the kensington, and we had a lovely time. lovely breakfast and big meals in the evening. i am glad we took no notice of previous reviews. The staff were very helpful andpolite . weather was very kind to us. we will deffinately be back next year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good, clean, functional place to stay, good value for money. Well renovated and modern decor. Restaurant with bar and large lounge area. Staff very friendly and accommodating, on the waterfront so ideal for walks and runs. Relatively quiet, although sound insulation isn't the best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed as a family for one night earlier this week. Good location, a 10 min walk to the pier, shops, seafront, etc. Our room was very clean, a kettle in the room & tea/coffee provided, beds were comfortable, shower was good, staff very nice & helpful, breakfast was lovely - cereals, fruit & fruit juices available to help yourself, also... 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. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the location, how clean the premises are, the pressure of the shower and the quality and choice at breakfast. I am so sorry that you did not have any toiletries or a beaker. These are usually available as standard.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we always welcome guest feedback. We have a wide range of rooms available some being much larger than others. I am pleased that despite your room being 'small' you were comfortable. I apologise for the bathroom and shower not being up to standard and have spoken to the member of staff on duty during your... More

Bromley, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you found the location and car parking to be of particular benefit. With regards to mobility issues, an accessibility statement is available upon request which outlines all of the key points to note about the building. One key advantage for guests with mobility difficulties is the ramp to the building, no... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding room 26. I am so sorry to find that you did not find everything satisfactory. This is a room that many guests request because of it being easily accessible. The bed in the room has also got a particularly good mattress with topper. We have noted the point about the musty smell and cracked... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

We really appreciate all of your positive comments. Room 26 is often one guests who return ask for. It is perfectly located for ease of access and has a wonderful mattress and topper which guests say provides an excellent nights sleep. It also provides the opportunity to enjoy the lovely seaview. Thank you again for the great comments about breakfast... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much. The positive comments really make a difference to the team here at the Kensington. I am so pleased that you were able to pick out a staff member giving exceptional service. It's great to that you commented on how clean you found the premises. We look forward to your next visit. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which staff found to be exceptionally disappointing. As you can see from previous reviews the staff are consistently mentioned in an exceeding positive way They are polite to guests on return but have been reminded about any possible disturbance to guests in bedrooms. Room 28 is a family room hence spacious. It has a walk... 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*
Number of rooms: 26
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Kensington Hotel Great Yarmouth
The Kensington Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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