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The Kensington

29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff very friendly always willing to help and very polite. Breakfast and resturant food was amazing, great chef. Room was very comfortable and well equipped, although the shower was not good and ran very slow. And the scatter cushions on the bed did need washing. But these small dislikes did not spoil our stay. The Kennisington was a lovely stay... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent impression on arrival with a good size car park. Inside was very smart and clean. Staff were friendly and had a professional approach. Room was fault free and had a sea view. Location very good, only 10 minutes from hotel to main area. Overall for price I couldn't fault it.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

It's BnB prices for a hotel! Staff are brill and professional, even when met in the street in passing, pleasure to have met you Jess! Breakfast is a little reserved (1xsausage 1xbacon and then the usual gumph) but just ask for a little extra and they're happy to oblige, food quality is fantastic, really and portion sizes were just right... 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. We pride ourselves on the staff here at the Kensington who try exceptionally hard to make guests feel welcome and offer good service. We offer a wide range of meal options all excellent value with larger portions available on request. We look forward to welcoming you again. More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stayed for just one night. The hotel is dog friendly and dogs are allowed in the bar, but not the restaurant, we took two dogs so at breakfast (which was excellent) we had a table set up in the bar which was great. The room was spotless, spacious and very tastefully decorated, as was the entire hotel. The beds were... 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 had a lovely time. We are constantly working on the premises to try to improve guest experience, it's great that you felt comfortable and welcome. We look forward to seeing you again. More

great yarmouth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

a party of 17 of us booked a wonderful 3 course wedding lunch at the Kensington , the food was of a very high standard , nothing was too much trouble for the very attentive staff especially Tom , Danni and Jamie in the kitchen , the table was beautifully set out and everything was spotless , thank you very... 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 response. I am so pleased that you had a great meal. We appreciate the feedback and comments about the staff. It was a pleasure to be of service to you. More

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a great weekend at the hotel and our room overlooked the sea which was very nice. On the Saturday night we had a few drinks in the bar before dinner in the restaurant, our waitress was good but felt her grammar let her down, when we went to the bar it was ( what can I get ya... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We spent just one night here but right from the greeting at reception by Will (I think) we were made to feel very welcome, our room was a small double but very comfortable , clean & warm with a side view of the sea. We had a meal in the evening and stayed in for drinks, everything served by Jess... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments. All of our staff take pride in the providing guests with good service and a warm welcome. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Mine and my partners stay at this hotel was absolutely wonderful!! So happy we left one horrid hotel to come somewhere so welcoming!! The lay out of the hotel was great, lots of mirrors :) And I must say, our room was beautiful and fresh and was very hard to leave!! We had everything there and all the colours complemented... More

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OwnerMaria, Owner at The Kensington, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and such a positive one. We do try extremely hard to ensure that guests feel welcome from the outset and to ensure that the accommodation provided is the best we can. I am so pleased that you had a good time. Guest feedback is important to us... More

London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I spent a weekend in December (the weekend of the bad floods) at the Kensington and I couldn't fault the place. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Jess who seemed to work on reception and in the restaurant. She went out of her way to find me a map into the town centre. I had a meal in... 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. We value guest feedback and are always share with staff guest comments. Thank you for mentioning Jess. The staff will do whatever they can to assist guests to ensure that they enjoy their stay with us. I am so pleased you enjoyed the food we try never to... More

Luton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We spent Xmas for the 3rd time at the Kensington.Nothing to fault with the food,the chefs worked really hard,and produced a lovely Xmas dinner.Again,I did find the shower,not very good,the water pressure,is not that good.Also,although the heating was on,we were cold throughout our stay.The room,was small,but met our requirements.Thankyou to Tom,who got my computer going for me.The staff were lovely,very... 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 always so lovely to see returning guests. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your Xmas with us. I am so sorry about the shower pressure. it is something that we are looking into . We also have lots of supplementary heating available if the weather turns particularly... More

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Additional Information about The Kensington

Also Known As:
Kensington Hotel Great Yarmouth
The Kensington Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Address: 29 North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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