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Reviews of The Kensington 4 stars

66, Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, YO12 7QU, United Kingdom

#37 of 86 B&Bs and Inns in Scarborough

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Review score

Based on 104 hotel reviews

9.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.6

  • Comfort

    9.6

  • Location

    9

  • Facilities

    9.4

  • Staff

    9.7

  • Value for money

    9.5

  • Free WiFi

    8.8

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  • Reviewed: 2 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Unfortunately the weather was not in our faver, that's the only thing that spoiled or break away.

    John & Joy are very friendly people, breakfast was excellent & property is perfectly situated between the north & south bay's & a nice little shopping centre 10 mins walk away.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing,nothing else to say.It looks like you are trying to make me pull it to pieces,sorry no can do.

    We have stayed at the Kensington twice before and every time it has been great.The owners are very friendly and helpful couldn’t do enough for you,what more could you ask for.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to dislike, the proprietors were excellent hosts.

    Beds were very comfortable and the breakfast menu was very extensive and varied, you definitely would not go hungry.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could find no fault, all excellent

    John and Joy were very welcoming and excellent hosts! Brilliant choice of breakfast, lots of choice including vegan options and homemade yoghurts

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    NOTHING

    Every thing about this hotel is first class. Comfy bed, Brilliant Breakfast, Lovely Bathroom, Friendly owners. What more could you want. Oh and the home made cakes and biscuits were a brilliant bonus

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    nothing could be better than what we had. Well done to them for making a great place to stay x

    excellent little gem. very clean and modern. nothing to complain about. free parking staff made you feel welcomed soon as you walk through door. introduced a great turkish restaurant for us. will go back again x

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Lovely breakfasts with great choices. My favourite was mashed avocado with poached egg and cherry tomatoes on toast! Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Comfy bed and a lovely warm room.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    At breakfast host kept on coming in while eating your breakfast,and messing with tables which was already made? some jam pots out of day by a few months also fresh fruit in dishes looked liked it had dried up and not covered left open like the yogurt also,breakfast was the worst for sometime sausage over cooked and hard and beans put in a small mug on your breakfast plate well i was stuck for words,best things were the mushroom and eggs. On the day on leaving i played it safe had beans on toast beans were warm and the wife had eggs benedict floating in a load of sauce,in the bedroom wallpaper very over powering out of date coffee sachet cob webs by toilet seat handle. what i missed out at the beginning the wife went and told them we had arrived early about mid day about the parking the hosts husband was a bit sharp saying your early on your arrival good start or what.

    good size room and bathroom

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Well located.Friendly & helpful couple. Clean & well maintained property. Comfortable bed and quiet nights sleep. Lovely freshly cooked breakfast. I would definitely stay here again.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Nothing to improve - just exactly perfect

    A really friendly welcome. Joy and John were extra helpful on all things, including parking permits, the breakfasts were great and the whole atmosphere at the Kensington was a total delight. Location is great - very handy for the cricket ground and also the beautiful North Bay - lovely beach and great amenities. I came to watch county cricket at the beautiful ground in North Marine Road, and the Kensington was absolutely ideal.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The fact that from here we went on to Hull and stayed in a well known hotel chain.

    Joy & John were very pleasant and welcoming. A very high standard of accommodation. We had the room with the small attached sitting room which was useful. There was a small cake each afternoon both of which were clearly labelled Nice touch. As my wife needs a gluten free diet it was good to see that she was well looked after for by people who clearly understood dietary requirements. Breakfasts were superb and individually cooked to order. Again there were nice touches such as home made yoghurt. Also a range of more unusual breakfasts were on offer. Such a refreshing change from standard hotel fare of which we all know. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Kensington and in particular the owners to anyone else. We stayed three days.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    nothing.

    the friendly owners the cakes, the size of my room was better than most i have stayed in, also excellent breakfast plenty of choice. i had a totally relaxing stay at the kensington. 10/10.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Had to leave to go home.

    Everything that you could need in a good sized tastefully decorated bedroom with excellent bathroom. Lovely choice of drinks on the tea tray as well as some delicious homemade cake. Fabulous breakfast with plenty of choice including homemade options. Super friendly hosts. Would definately stay again when visiting Scarborough again.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The owners where very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. The bed was really comfy, and the food at breakfast was delicious. We had buns put in our room every day which was a lovely touch.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely people felt really welcome rooms so clean and tidy and a good size breakfast was amazing home made yoghurt to die for would definitely stay again xxx

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    It was very clean and modern. The breakfast was great and the hosts were very lovely. A beautiful place to stay. We highly recommend the Kensington!!!!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Breakfast better than 4* hotels we've stayed at.Wonderful and homemade produce. Jo andJohn are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bathroom could have been a tiny bit cleaner, but i am just talking about some dust ;)

    Really nice and cozy room, the bed was very comfortable. The owners were very nice and talkative. The choices and amount of the breakfeast was much more than expected! Homemade yoghurt and the quality of everything was very good.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Friendly welcome from Joy & John. Very clean comfortable room. Really liked the sitting area with sofa. Great Breakfast. Hotel is directly across the road from the excellent Az Restaurant.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 3 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The place was not easy to see as there was no lit up signage ? but we did arrive in the dark so no real complaint there !

    The breakfasts were excellent and hot, which I like. The staff were very nice and easy to talk to.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    nothing to dislike, if being picky a place with a room downstairs to sit would be nice, but no everything all to like.

    The variety of the breakfast apart from the ability to make up if you required a full emglish breakfast, the more tempting was to try the hosts homemade breakfasts, including pancakes with mountains of fruit on, my wife had this two of the days we stayed.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Excellent choice of breakfast, friendly welcoming hosts, close to local attractions

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely friendly hosts. Plenty of choice for breakfast.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Everything

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was central to all the places we wanted to see.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 March 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All nothing wrong at all

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Thank you so much for your help and time taken to make our stay special

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Spotless, comfortable bed, genuine, friendly hosts

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 February 2018

    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Service was outstanding

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    It was spotlessly clean.We were made to feel really welcome and the beds were really comfy.We'll definitely be back.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No dislikes.

    Nice and clean, warm but not too warm. Comfortable bed, excellent breakfast. Very welcoming hosts. Good location, easy parking.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 December 2017

    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All good

    Staff, location, breakfast choices

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Great service.. and lovely area

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Bed really comfortable and clean Excellent breakfast and owner catered for my husband who is gluten intollerant. Great position.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Excellent stay, very friendly and food lovely

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast time was a little short (8.30-09.15).

    Comfy bed and lovely cooked breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothin

    Bed was really comfy breakfast excellent and the homebaking is a nice touch

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    All good

    The Breakfast was excellent

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Didn't dis like anything,

    Breakfast very nice,room nice size,as only me,home made cakes very nice too.friendly staff

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    choice of breakfast

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bed was really comfortable. The room was nice and light and it didn't get too warm. The breakfast served to us was delicious too.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 July 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All OK

    Exellent hosts , breakfast first class, bed comfy Shower good.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Owners are warm and welcoming and the breakfast and baking is fantastic

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Wondeful people run the place, this is a vegan must in Scarborough. The food was perfect :) !!!!!!!!! Amazing vegan breakfast.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Spotless, comfortable, good facilities, great home cooked breakfast and lovely hosts

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location breakfast

    Na

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    All the positive comments of this b and b are true. Thanks.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely friendly couple made us feel really welcome 👍👍

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was amazing and loved the homemade cakes in the room a lovely personal touch.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Street parking

    Very friendly and quality breakfast.Room was fine and WiFi access good.u

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 May 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing , just perfect

    The breakfast was excellent, lots of home made things. Nothing was too much trouble, lovely host's, Joy and John.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Fantastic variety for breakfast, all home cooked/baked. Home baked treats in rooms

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Joy & John totally catered for my gluten intolerance breakfast was delicious.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The choice that is available for breakfast.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The weather it was cold haha

    Location was great

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 November 2016

    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean, welcoming and friendly family run guest house.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 3 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Cakes on arrival were freshly made! Greeting from the owners was lovely, made to feel really welcome. The whole place is really nice!

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    There was nothing to dislike.

    Breakfast was excellent. Proprietors were very welcoming. Hotel was very comfortable and clean.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    we weren't informed of the disc parking so we received a parking ticket which put a dampener on our weekend.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Home made yoghurt and cakes

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very friendly and warm welcome. A really good variety of breakfast choices. Good selection of beverages in room and cake too.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Eggs Benedict delicious. Close to pubs, cinema, theatre, train station.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Friendlyness of the staff. Very welcoming, excellent breakfasts, home baking. Very clean, would recommend it to friends.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights

    kettle in room needs changing

    breakfast good

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Everything from the comfortable room to the excellent breakfast was wonderful. I really enjoyed my stay there and would go back without hesitation

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 20 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Large room & bed, exceptional choice & quality of breakfast

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to put here.

    Great welcome, charming hosts, and thee best breakfast I have encountered in many a year. A true home from home.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Made to feel welcome good choice of breakfast. Nice room with a few little extras.Nothing to complain about at all.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Very friendly and helpful fantastic choice of things for breakfast. Safe and convenient location.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Extra touches

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No comment

    No comment

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Large Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The quiet room and friendly people.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing at all.

    Our hosts were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Private Sitting Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Bed very comfortable excellent choice of breakfast super friendly hosts

    Stayed in June 2016

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