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Kensington B&B

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is just beautiful, lots of details that show care. The owners are friendly, helpful and very environmentally friendly. It's just a ten-minute train drive to CBD. And you get complimentary home-made olive oil. It's a true oasis of peace.

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Robena and Pete... B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Thank you, Your comments are much appreciated. Kensington to us is like a small country town in a big city, with friendly shop owners and a real sense of community.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second stay after a 6 year gap!!! Still perfect!!! Will always be my go to on my rare visits to Melbourne!!! Welcoming, comfortable, immaculate and a beautiful environment!!! All public transport a tree lined scroll away!! My only regret not buying some of Robenas delicious marmalade to bring home!!! Thank you Peter, Robena and Fiona!! PS The unexpected gift...

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Robena and Pete... B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

We do enjoy this small piece of inner Melbourne and being able to share it with visitors. Your comments are most appreciated, thank you. We look forward to your next visit, hopefully without a 6 year gap!

Bavaria, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robena helped us with finding the right places we wanted to see and generally was very nice to us in all respects. The location is very good with only a few meters to the train for the city. The room was very nice and clean with lots of space. We also got a card to park the car directly in...

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Robena and Pete... B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you. I trust you also enjoyed your road trip to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road. Cheers

Polbokin
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed with Peter and Robena; enjoyed their home and hospitality as well as their knowledge of the area; home grown goodies and wonderful welcoming natures. Had a friend fly down for two nights and she, too, immediately felt welcomed and wonderful (and she got the long sought after sleep she needed!). Great way to start my time in Australia.

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Robena and Pete... B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

We enjoyed your company, may you continue to be delighted during your Australian travels.

Hamburg
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed 3 nights in Kensington B&B and really enjoyed the hospitality of our host Peter. The rooms and living area are large and friendly. Breakfast is self serve and you can enjoy it while watching the sun rise over Melbourne. Very quiet neighbourhood with shops and restaurants around the corner. Very convinient connection to Melbourne sights.

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Robena and Pete... B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

We love sharing our home in Kensington with overseas visitors to experience Melbourne from this friendly little inner suburb. Pleased you found us for your introduction to Melbourne.

Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lovely B and B in Kensington. Melbourne very handy for all that Melbourne has to offer. Friendly hosts with a mine of information and local knowledge. Robena's home made jams at breakfast were scrumptious. We had room three which was great. All in all highly recommend for a taste of Australian hospitality. Alison and Alan Hull England

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Robena and Pete... B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

Thanks, I like that, an 'Oasis' Kensington itself is like one. A small quiet friendly 'Oasis' in a busy modern city. A retreat to come home to after a days outing.

Northampton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I stayed here while visiting Melbourne for both business and pleasure. It is superbly located and very comfortable. What I especially liked was how friendly the hosts and other guests were. I was traveling alone and enjoyed coming back to the B&B in the evening to enjoy a bit of conversation. Another plus: I arrived with a suitcase of dirty...

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Robena and Pete... B, Owner at Kensington B&B, responded to this review

So pleased you could fit in some pleasure with your business commitments and you enjoyed staying with us in Kensington. Peter and the other guests enjoyed your company. A perfect guest.

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Was in an inbetween-rentals situation, the Kensington B&B was perfect. Peter and Robena were lovely, and really helpful with the surrounding areas. Very highly recommended, have a great versatile selection of rooms.

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

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us, so pleased you've found a new place to to call home in Melbourne..

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The b&bs was a very nice layout, very up to date. I was a bit unsure on the area tbh but is very close to the train station so you can get around easy. You can also use Uber which is really good in Australia. Peter and Robena were lovely hosts and recommended a lot of things to do and...

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

So pleased you enjoyed staying at ‘Kensington Terrace’ our new accommodation at 112 McConnell St. for your trip ‘Down Under’. It’s just up the road from Kensington B&B and lovingly renovated by Peter.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 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 -...

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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

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range: $130 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Kensington B&B Melbourne, Victoria
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“All rooms good!”
cliftonfam, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room at the front provide easy access if coming home late.”
lesleyredgate, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Various configurations in different rooms to suit travellers - QS, single beds, family arrangements.”
  • the sunny patio is a lovely spot to enjoy some relaxed time
Sanzibar, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The two rooms on the main floor share a bathroom down the hall. The kitchen and family room are located on the main floor as well.”
621rickh, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are different with individual qualities. We stayed upstairs in the queen room & were very happy with it.”
44JanM44, 3 Oct 2015 | Read review
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