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Kensington B&B

97 McConnell St | Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Kensington B&B
Ranked #4 of 26 Melbourne B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Beautiful house with beautiful hosts, location was fantastic and a good start to explore Melbourne, Overall stay came out better than expected. Train station was a walk away. Street parking was easy both Saturday and Sunday. Robina's home made Jam was delicious for breakfast and gift bottles of Pete's olive oil straight from the farm made it feel extra homley.

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to share out home with such a vibrant & appreciative young couple. More

Swan Hill, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at this most delightful B&B during the Australian Open Tennis. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable. We were made to feel at home and had use of all utensils to make snacks and cuppas. The property is a 5 minute walk to a great selection of funky and cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants. This is a... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

You're so right, Kensington has it all on it's doorstep! Great place to live, great place to visit, come and visit again soon. Cheers Peter & Robena More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

A most enjoyable and relaxing stay (6 days) just after Christmas. Close to where my son lives whom I was visiting but also extremely handy for the city and coast beyond. The train station is less than 5 minutes walk. Local amenities are also good. The best thing I can say is - I felt at home.

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

We enjoyed sharing our home with you & look forward to seeing you on your next visit to your Aussie family in Kensington, that's Kensington Melbourne! Cheers Robena & Peter More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed for 6 days & found the accommodation to be very clean, comfortable & user friendly. The owners Robena & Peter were super friendly & no stone was left unturned to make our stay comfortable. Great coffee shops within 2 minutes walk along with some restaurants & 3 bottle shops . Trains into Melbourne are around the corner &... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Thanks, we'll keep turning those stones ready for your next visit! Cheers Robena & Peter More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We had 3 rooms over Christmas and it couldn't have worked out better for us, all 5 of us enjoyed our stay! Laid back and friendly. Good bakery, restaurants, coffee shop and bottle shop just around the corner. Easy walk to other shops in Racecourse Road as well. Only 2 stops to Melbourne Central and Victoria Markets on the train.... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your family Christmas with us and your Kensington family. I’ve been busy as it’s jam-making time again and supplies have been replenished, the Mulberries have been prolific this year! Till next visit, Cheers More

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A 'laid back' friendly B & B with a family atmosphere, 2 train stops from the centre of Melbourne. The use of the B & B's train cards was an added bonus and once we had mastered the system we had no problems travelling. The door code system was also great as we could come & go as we pleased.... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Hello Sue & Rob. It was a pleasure to have you stay in our home & we enjoyed your Vespa stories. Peter & Benj have robbed the hive, so we now have Kensington honey and our bees have a second box to fill. We’ll have some for your next visit. More

Okanagan, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our consultations with Tripadvisor are usually spot on, but not so this time. The Kensington B&B did not live up to the excellent ratings it was given. It is closer to average. The good things about the B&B are as follows: it is reasonably priced, it is within easy walking distance to the train station (3-4 blocks), shops and restaurants... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Hello Cindy and Malcolm. We're sorry that you were disappointed during your recent visit. We have taken your feedback onboard. Thank you for the positive comments about our heritage home. It's age and the local soil conditions mean that movement is still an issue 100 years after being built, so cracks are always opening up. No one has raised the... More

Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Wanting to make sure of accommodation for the Richard Wagner Festival 2013, we booked ten day's accommodation back in mid-2012. Kensington B&B exceeded our expectations, providing a friendly, sophisticated and comfortable stay close to the Melbourne CBD. Kensington is a really pleasant inner city suburb with a wealth of historical dwellings to delight the eye (and camera). A bonus was... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Thanks to your stay with us David & ABC Classic FM we’re now up on all things Wagnerian & Melbourne’s celebrations of ‘The Ring’, glad you enjoyed your time here. Our family also enjoy dining at The Abyssinian, & given its popularity we now book a table in advance. More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We recently used the Kensington B&B for a 3 day stay in Melbourne in October 2013 . It was clean and comfortable. Robena and Peter were great hosts giving useful information when we needed it and welcoming us into their social gatherings in the evening if we felt like a chat whilst at the same time allowing us the freedom... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we trust you also enjoyed your Great Ocean Road trip. Cheers Robena & Peter More

Perth
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I had a great stay here, the owners Peter and Robena are welcoming and open but respectful. Very clean, cosy and convenient. The exterior is a charming cottage, while the interior is large and roomy. Close to all local amenities and transport, Kensington has a great selection of cafes and restaurants. I enjoyed some great meals and conversation, will be... More

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Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you stay with us Zoe. We look forward to your return visits. Robena & Peter More

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Address: 97 McConnell St | Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Kensington B&B is best described in the words of our guests...... ‘Thank you so much for allowing me to enjoy such a beautiful home. I have had a wonderful time and you think of everything. I would like to come back again’ Margie, Adelaide SA. ‘Thank you again for a wonderful stay in my little home away from home! See you next year. Cheers’ Karen, Perth WA. ‘What a fantastic place’ Sigrid, Germany. ... more   less 
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