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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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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Thank Rjsams38
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

After reading all of these reviews before checking in, I was dreading staying at the Kensington! I have to say, I cant see what all the fuss was about!! Don't get me wrong, this isn't an amazing place but it is good value for money. It's not ideal for families but if your in Bournemouth for a weekend, hen or... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a cheap hotel and you get what you pay for. It is recommended for stags and hens and so you can't expect it to be in the best condition. Rooms were clean enough and worked fine for a place to rest your head. The staff however were incredibly useless (not Carol!) and took forever to get us checked... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with friend and 3 children. Breakfast served between 7.30am until 9.30am but staff didn't start work until 10am! Bar was never open and the dinning room was covered in clean and dirty laundry. No entertainment as advertised on the website and the tv in the 'family room' wasn't even big enough for the children to watch! My iPhone... More 

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Thank Mummy1452
Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a university interview to go to so I wasn't too worried about where we were staying as long as it was fairly cheap. When we turned up at this hotel we actually waited 5 minuets for someone to come to the front desk. We checked in which didn't take long and headed straight to our room, when we walked... More 

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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We were dreading staying at this hotel after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. However, the moment we walked in the hotel and staff proved themselves to be most accomodating. Carol was friendly pleasant and attentive to our stay. She was more than helpful recommending taxis and places to eat around Bournemouth. The hotel itself was clean and the bedrooms were... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Just got back from a two night stay. The hotel is good for hen and stag parties. The room was very pink, very basic but that's all we needed it for. The bathroom could of been cleaner. Staff all friendly. The breakfast was ok but all very cheap and bland. The yogurts said 42p from happy shopper. If it hadn't... More 

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West Wickham, Kent
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111 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Yes we have stayed here many times before and always been pleased. We missed last year due to illness but were delighted to be back for a week again this year. Greeted by the cheerful and helpful Carol who showed us to our very nice rooms. Really good "full English" breakfasts every morning, cereal, fruit juices, and plenty of toast... More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • 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: $58 - $157 (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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