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18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5LE – Show map
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Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
Cards accepted at this property
Kensington Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
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maybe cleaniless could be improved found some chips/used lipbalm under my bed/ dusty behind the bed. no headboard/mattress/pillow protectors on beds. needed deep cleaning in rooms. cold dining room.but excellent in conseravotory suuroundings. small/tiny garden.
close to everything,great value, clean and comfortable.
one of the beds very squeaky
Place was in need of good clean cob webs every were bath room smelt of urine think that was because it was carpet in there
Very close to town centre
Room quite noisy as near entrance. Linen had to be changed as stained. Breakfast ok.
Breakfast was good and the location of hotel was ideal. Car parking was good.
Poor standards of cleaning. The bathroom suite was old and there was a unpleasant strong smell to the bathroom. The toilet bowl was badly stained. The whole décor to the room was old and tired. We found loom bands on the dressing table stool showing obvious signs of neglect when it came to cleaning.
Good location, close to the beach. value of money for a single personnel.
Could not sleep at night because of hot weather, no A/C even portable one. blankets, pillows and towels were looking used one, checked with staff and they confirmed they were new?? no referigerator at rooms.
Very nice friendly hotel. Room was clean and tidy, good shower, excellent breakfast. Where most hotels are efficient but anonymous here Leon and Carol were excellent hosts and it was nice to be able relax with them and other guests in the bar.
Very welcoming staff
could be cleaner room very small and tiny window
Really good friendly staff very helpful
The hotel was close to the beach and gardens. It was very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding!
I did appreciate the helpfulness of a male friend of the lady owner who didn't actually work there. He changed my room as the one I was allocated hadn't been prepared. He also changed the dirty coffee mug and plastic beakers which were also cracked.
I did not like the surly attitude of the owner. I also did not appreciate the lack of communication between her and her staff re parking arrangements together with being charged for a breakfast which I could not have due to her not being able to be there until after I had left. I do not like being ripped off, aand she wondered why I became annoyed. This style of running a guest house in todays envireonment is just not acceptable and does Bournmouth no favours whatsoever. I had the impression that the Kensington is struggleing, it's easy to understand why. I also noticed that the "no vacancies" sign was displayed despite rooms clearly being available.
service at a good level, quiet and relaxing hotel is not an exorbitant price, location OK, no exaggerated and don'ts :)
Helpful staff :)
The rooms were very clean and comfortable,location very good and freshley cooked breakfast every morning.
The lift seemed to be closed after 9.30pm which caused a problem for our friend who had a bad foot and found stairs hard.
Good price. Nice area. Friendly staff
wifi only works in dining area. The shower needs some water pressure.
Good location, staff nice, free breakfast, bar
Wifi didn't work first night, carpet in bathroom, room outdated and smelt a little, otherwise clean, bed uncomfortable and noisy.
I did not get to complete my stay at the hotel. On telephoning to advise them that I had got stuck in London and would be arriving at 1130pm I was promptly told by the proprietor that I "certainly cannot check in at that time". I did inform her that i would be there as soon as possible to be curtly told "it doesn't matter to me, you will not be checking in at that time and booking.com know this and you should have known. Left with no hotel for the night and slept in a car. Thank you booking.com and the Kensington. I'll be using neither of you again.
Cheap and cheerful. Served our purpose of a centrally located hotel, which had ample parking
The room was clean and comfortable, the staff were very helpful and the breakfast was delious
Good English breakfast. Spacious room.
Nice room, a bit cold when first arrived. No heating in bathroom No brown bread offered.
Convenience, spacious, quiet room, hot water, excellent price
There was a compressor of some sort running outside my room, but it stopped at 9:30 and I did not notice it start up again in the morning.
Hotel was perfectly located within walking distance to the city centre. Clean comfortable rooms and a good breakfast at a very reasonable price
The bath was cracked
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