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Kensington Riverside Inn

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The advertising for the hotel is very misleading. “Nestled on the banks of the stunning Bow River, the Kensington Riverside Inn offers all the calming effects of a countryside retreat along with all the benefits and amenities of city life”. I was expecting to drive up to a quite location with that countryside feel …only to be welcomed to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I love this Inn and wish upon wish I could clone it in other cities. I have tried hard to find its twin elsewhere but to no avail. I consider it the gold standard for a Boutique or even a corporate/business hotel. I had business in town and wanted something other than the usual big box hotel and this fit... More 

Thank Jonwal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

we just recently stayed here for a friend's wedding, words are not enough to say how impressed we were. Family of 6 with connecting rooms that are simply beautiful and well appointed. Staff were well informed, friendly, curtious...simply amazing. Food was beyond delicious, definitely a cut above most places I would not hesitate to stay here again, only thing I... More 

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North Tustin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We began our ten-day Alberta getaway in Calgary at the Kensington Riverside Inn on Memorial Drive. As a small inn located just northwest of the downtown core in the neighborhood called Kensington, I'd consider these accommodations a place for a special occasion a short distance from the bustle of the city but still in the city. Besides being a beautiful... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were sad to see our stay in the Rocky Mountain National Park come to an end. But we were lucky to have booked a stay at the Kensington Riverside Inn on our way home. The hotel is located just across the street from the Bow River and a wonderful parkway. The hotel has free bicycles and we rode for... More 

Thank Paul P
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is my first review and I felt moved to write something because of the excellent quality of hotel and staff. The rooms were luxurious and the owner/staff extremely friendly and provided just the right amount of attention without being overbearing. Considering it's very close to the river and center of Calgary it's a small haven of calm and luxury.... More 

Thank Barry M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I very rarely write hotel reviews but this place is exceptional. We were only there for one night but would always return here if we were in Calgary again. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The hotel is well situated with convenient underground parking. It is close to a busy road but that's inevitable in a city... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband Ralph and I stayed for a week in 2011 and returned for a 2 week stay in May this year. From the welcome when we arrived until the farewell when we left we could not fault one thing. The hotel is run to perfection, nothing is too much trouble from the management down to the lady who kept... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We can not say enough about the KRI, its owner and staff. Has a B&B feel with all the amenities of a top hotel with plenty of privacy. From the minute we stepped in the door we were warmly welcomed. Bicycles are provided upon request along with personalized itineraries suggestions of what to do etc. Eating at the Chef's Table... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We got married at KRI this past weekend and were blown away by the amazing staff and service. Everything was perfect and the food was amazing! The staff went out of their way to accommodate our every need. Highly recommend!

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Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Riverside Inn is Calgary's premier luxury boutique Inn located steps from Downtown Calgary along the banks of the picturesque Bow River in Kensington Village. This 19-room boutique inn features upscale accommodations for the discerning traveler, as well as the renowned Chef's Table restaurant. Your "Inn" experience will include evening turndown service, morning coffee/tea tray with newspaper, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet and bottled water in the guest room. When booking with the Inn directly, guests will receive a $20 per person food and beverage credit at the Chefs Table. ... more   less 

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Address: 1126 Memorial Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Hillurst , Northwest Calgary
Price Range: $193 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Calgary
#5 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#8 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#31 Family Hotel in Calgary
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