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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Thank Jayne L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Rjsams38
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5 reviews
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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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Thank Oksana G
Chichester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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  • 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: $57 - $196 (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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