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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the good things; upon entry to the bedroom it was clean and tidy. Now the bad things; in a room for 5 persons there is a bath but no separate shower, there is a mixer tap in the bath that allows for a shower but even after 5 attempts, I could never maintain the temperature; i.e. runs cold then...

Thank Peter R
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We stayed here for a weekend on 7th and 8th of October. We arrived early and were allowed to check in there and then after parting with £150 for the 2 night stay. We went to our room and immediately my heart sank, the room was as clean as it could be with such nasty furnishings and stained carpet. The...

Thank Fanny A
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stayed over the weekend of 28th-30th October and I'm sorry to say it was awful. However, in the interests of objective reviewing, here are the Good Points: - location was good - 10 mins walk from the sea front/beach, and 15-20 mins walk to town centre. - rooms were large, with high ceilings. - free parking. - Reasonably clean-ish,...

1Thank Andy D
Seaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Positives first...room was a decent size with a nice high ceiling, it had recently been decorated I should say, the bed was comfy & had fresh clean white linen. Although we couldn't check in early they let us park the car there while we went to town for lunch, the tv wouldn't work but they replaced it straight away &...

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had to stay at this hotel unfortunately due to it being pre arranged by a friend so we could all meet up to have a night out. After being charged a £25 per person deposit (in case the room got 'trashed'), the lady in reception could not speak very good English and proceeded to put us in a room...

1Thank Emsyb84
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is a poor example of a hotel, look else where. I don't expect a lot from these type of hotels but I do expect some level of cleanliness.... nope!! Dirty bathroom, bits on the carpet and found an old train ticket from beginning of September so not sure when last cleaned. Drunk people trying to find their room in...

1Thank Mark W
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Defiantly not happy with this stay yes it was cheap but I don't think it was worth the money we had paid. Got given our first room and it was full of just rubbish from other rooms, we then got the room next door and realized that the shower doesn't actually work at all there was no hot water, hair...

1Thank lucyjade26
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed here prior to flying from Bournemouth airport. For this purpose it was adequate but had we been staying longer than 1 night I would have been devastated. The hotel is very dated with peeling wall paper. The room was fairly clean but not to a high standard. Our room was a reasonable size but there was so much...

Thank Tracy186308
Reviewed 18 September 2016 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...

1Thank Taymarellen78
Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

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.

Thank steveayres56

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Kensington Hotel

Address: 18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth BH2 5LE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Bournemouth
Price Range: $60 - $194 (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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“Don't stay in the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 437AndyD, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles lucyjade26, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Save a few pounds extra and book elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles steveayres56, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“no issues noted”
 of 5 bubbles BillT554, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Just don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles KatieM2208, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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