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Kensington B&B

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

For some years I have stayed at the Kensington B&B as a base for my nearby business operations. Travelling to Melbourne by XPT means K B&B is easily accessible on all counts and is a well located base for not only work, but to quickly be in the city and enjoy all those good things Melbourne has to offer -... More 

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

Pleased that Kensington B&B meets you business needs and we look for ward to hosting you again next week More 

Penrith, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

On my many previous trips to Melbourne, I have stayed in hotels and apartments but decided to give Robena and Peter's very cute looking B&B a try this time as it was located so near to my daughter. I was certainly not disappointed. The house is bright and sunny, my room spacious and comfortable and the location is perfect, so... More 

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

Thank you for choosing us for your first B&B experience and so pleased we 'fit the bill' for you. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this lovely B & B in a super location with very welcoming hosts - special treat are their homemade jams and honeys from their farm for breakfast. And comp Miki cards! Was a perfect location to visit our daughter who works in Melbourne and lives in Kensington.

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Thank Lee S
Robena B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

So pleased you found us for your first visit, looks like there will be more later this year! More 

Perth, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband and I stayed again recently and really looked forward to our stay. The location is excellent. Easy walking distance to numerous cafes, restaurants and shops in several directions. The train station is also close by. The house is charming. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and very reasonably priced. We feel very much at home with Peter and... More 

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

It was delight to have you stay with us again and catch up on your travel news. As you noted in our guest book ‘Feel like it’s ‘our place now’ as you probably tell.’ Our aim to have guests feel that staying at Kensington B&B is a ‘Home away from Home’ appears to have been achieved. ‘till next visit, cheers... More 

Cairns, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Thank goodness for the reviews. Based on the excellent reviews - we were not disappointed. Cute, clean and comfortable. With no other guests staying during our stay and with the owners living in another property, it was like we had the house to ourselves. As a bonus Robina left us some travel passes which had been left by other guests... More 

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

Thanks for adding your review Alan, it’s much appreciated and we look forward to your return visit. We have purchased Melbourne Transport, train, tram and bus Myki cards to make it easier for our guests to use public transport from Kensington. All they need to do is check the amount of money left on the card by previous guest and... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Neat room, beautifully restored house with a relaxed feel to it. Friendly chatty host. Good communication with help to locate places of personal interest. Great farm fresh produce. Shared bathroom not a problem as clean and not far from the room.

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

Thanks for the 5 Star review, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. Just a clarification, you may have not noticed the flat-screen TV tucked into the old fireplace in the communal lounge. We chose not to put TV’s in bedrooms as we believe people come to interact with our guests and us or be out exploring while away from home.... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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133 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

What a wonderfully hospitable B&B! Peter and Robena provide a wonderful 'home away from home'. There are options for rooms - I had the room with the QS bed in, which was very comfortable, and the room was spacious with its own lounge suite. There was a room with 2 single beds - when I was there, there were two... More 

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

We were pleased you were able to stay with us for your special visit to Kensington and look forward to future visits. More 

Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Blown away by this beautiful cottage style accommodation. Peter & Robena have done a lovely job in establishing this central yet 'out of the way' dwelling. Close to shops, cafes and railway station, and only 10 mins from the city. Yet you'd think you were in the country! Beautifully restored, plenty of room and personal service. Loved it.

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Mallacoota, Australia
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100 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We loved our two night stay at Kensington B&B. Robena and Peter have thought of every detail to make their guests comfortable, from a car parking permit to public transport tickets. Add the location in fabulous Kensington, just around the corner from the train station and shops and you can't ask for more. We would stay again in a heartbeat.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We loved our stay at Kensington B&B for a week. It is a place where you feel like you are at home while being a short ride to the center of Melbourne. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. We particularly liked the kitchen / family area that was available to lounge in and have discussions with others who were... More 

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

It was good to welcome guests from Idaho to Kensington and Melbourne. We enjoyed you company and look forward to your next visit. Enjoy your road trip. Cheers Peter More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Kensington B&B

Address: 97 McConnell St | Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: $96 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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