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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all I think it's only fair to mention that we arrived in Bournemouth with no accommodation and this was the first place we came to, it was dark and it wasn't until the morning that we noticed the scaffolding, so they may have been renovating or had maybe just taken over. The foyer was clean and smelt nice... More 

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Thank Taymarellen78
Slough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We was situated on the top floor which may explain why when we tried to shower we had virtually no water pressure, the room was clean but the facilities were as basic as we have experienced at any hotel ever, the television was the smallest on the market and I recommend you take binoculars if you intend watching anything.

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Thank steveayres56
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Hotel a bit dated but perfect place to get your head down staff lovely and friendly clean towels daily would go back breakfast good value too .The Kensington is the perfect location close to beach shops ,a nice friendly pub to drink and eat in,is the hop pub .During our visit there where a few stag parties and little noisy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Staff were friendly. 5 mins from beach and amenities. Lovely room, fresh towels everyday. Good bus service to explore. Great value for money. Only downside was a few inconsiderate guests making noise when returning to hotel but not a reflection of the hotel.

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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Please choose a better place to stay !!! I spent the week-end in Bournemouth with 5 friends and Kensington Hotel was the only hotel available and "cheap". As soon as we arrived, really tired and willing to start enjoying our holidays, they insisted they want us to pay the all amount, we didn't and it turned Booking already took our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Well situated, clean and tidy, very welcoming, bright and cheerful staff. The fabric of the hotel is on the slide, bushes growing out of the gutters, clutter in the beer garden, no draught ale on sale in the bar, "because they don't sell enough" and £4 for a tin of lager.

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Thank Bill T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

I dislike writing bad reviews because everyone deserves a chance to improve something, however in this case the hotel owner had a chance to compensate us for all the unacceptable things we had to endure, but didn't do it... We stayed in a hotel with some friends, as a part of a weekend trip to Dorset, and although our friends... More 

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Thank KatieM2208
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I've spent the last weekend and it was a disaster. The room is ok, clean, but the shower doesnt work properly. There is no pressure on the water, what makes a nightmare for wash the hair. There isnt staff avaliable for any question, and saturday night the hotel was full of drunk guests, pounding the doors, shouting, and using drugs.... More 

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Thank larissafernandez
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I booked here as I was at a meeting locally and it wasn't convenient to travel back home. The Kensington does exactly what it says on the tin! I wanted a clean, tidy room for 1 night and they delivered perfectly! The decor won't be to everyone's taste, but everything was clean, everything worked and with a full English breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely small hotel. Very welcoming staff. Room is not very big, but it clean and bedding is fresh. Only some things need improvement. No shampoo or shower gel provided. But for the value of money I've paid it is ideal place to stay. I would recommend to stay in this hotel.

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Kensington Hotel

Address: 18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth BH2 5LE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $57 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Kensington Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 37
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