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Kensington Guest House
Ranked #26 of 183 Scarborough B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

My first time in Scarborough and we looked at many guesthouses online before making our choice, and what a good choice it was. A beautifully presented home, with a lovely bright breakfast room and modern, comfortable bedrooms with a large and spotlessly clean ensuite.

Joy and John were very friendly and eager to help in any way or answer any questions about things to do and where to eat, etc. Nice touches included a blackboard with things to do updated daily, personal reccomendations for restaurants and home made cake or flapjacks in our room each day.

Breakfast was fabulous with an extensive choice of cooked dishes (everything from salmon, to eggs benedict to banana waffles). Everything we tried was delicious, so I really don't think you can go wrong! Also, a lovely array of fresh fruit or granola and yoghurt to choose from, along with homemade fruit bread and preserves. The biggest problem is making your mind up what to have!

Definitely reccomended if you are coming to Scarborough, would book again without hesitation.

Room Tip: We were in Room 2, no view but very quiet and a comfortable, spacious and beautifully decorated room...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

we have just arrived home from a 3day break at the Kensington ... it was more than we had hoped for, we stayed in room 5 on the top floor front facing,we slept with the windows open and didnt find the traffic noise excessive ... it certainly didnt keep us awake! the bed was comfortable,the room warm, cosy and clean as was the rest of the house, breakfast was amazing with a fantastic menu to choose from, everything homemade and scrumptious! (porridge .. mmm a must try!) John and Joy are lovely people who care about their guests we will definatley reccomend them to our family and friends and will go back ourselves in the future.

Room Tip: all the rooms are tastefully decorated, we wouldnt have had a problem staying in any of them..
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11  Thank Dianenphil
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

What a delight to stay here! Everything was perfect; warm, spotless, well-equipped room, nice shower, comfortable bed. It was good to pay a little extra and have a separate (small) TV lounge. Superb, delicious breakfasts with an impressive and unusual selection of hot dishes as well as some interesting alternatives to cereals. Very elegant and stylish breakfast room with a nice ambience. Added to all that, friendly and helpful hosts. Why bother to stay in an impersonal, probably inferior quality hotel when one can get all of this for a lower price?

The only slight negatives were that the traffic is rather heavy and we didn't sleep quite as well as we had hoped and that the WiFi, though easy to access, was incredibly slow (slower than old dial-up!) and therefore not worth using. Perhaps it was experiencing heavy demand at the time (early Saturday evening). Not a big issue as we didn't need to do anything urgent.

Room Tip: Eat at the stylish Az Turkish restaurant opposite the Kensington. Very nice food and discounts avai...
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11  Thank Whistleman2
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have just enjoyed a 4 night stay at the Kensington. It was superb with the most extensive choice of breakfast menu we have ever experienced. The food was amazing, room spotlessly clean with lovely soft towels, large shower in our en-suite. The homemade marmalade was fantastic and those extra little touches of homemade bread, scones, jams and yoghurt made our stay all the more enjoyable not forgetting the homemade biscuits and cake in our room every day. John and Joy were lovely and made us very welcome in their lovely home. We will certainly be recommending to our friends.

Room Tip: We had the added enjoyment of the room with a sitting room.
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11  Thank Cityvisitor63
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Just back from a stay at the Kensington-booked for 2 nights but booked another 2 when we arrived.Had a great stay- room was very clean and tidy, very nice en suite- good size.
Breakfasts were just lovely- Johns porridge mmmm. Home made jams and marmalades,bread and home made yogurt too.Joy couldnt have been more helpful, even got me soya milk in specially Homemade biscuits and cakes left in room were just a treat.Wondered what treat we were going to get when we got back each night.
Had a lovely stay and wouldnt hesitate in recommending it to anyone. Hopefully will be back.
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12  Thank ks5758
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed at the Kensington over 2 nights. We received a warm welcome by the proprietors. The decor, furnishings & cleanliness were excellent. Our room had everything we required. Lovely touches included a bale of towels tied up with ribbon, homemade biscuits on our refreshment tray on both days. The breakfasts were superb. There were more choices than i have ever been offered at any previous establishment. Again lovely touches ie. homemade speciality bread, homemade jams, lemoncurd & scones. Would definitely stay there again & would high recommend it to anyone.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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13  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at the Kensington, from the moment we arrived we had fantastic hospitality from John and Joy, the room was very clean and the home made cakes each day was a nice touch, the breakfasts were great with a lot of choice, we had an evening meal which was simply superb. Anyone looking for accomodation in Scarborough look no further than the Kensington, You won't be disappointed

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9  Thank Oakwor
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Additional Information about Kensington Guest House

Address: 66 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 183 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Price Range: $84 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kensington Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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