Kensington Hotel - Bournemouth

18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5LE  show map
 3 stars
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Kensington Hotel - Bournemouth

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

Kensington Hotel is a 3-star traditional property, set walk from the beach front. Founded in 1800, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2011.

This hotel is located in a beach area, just 350 meters from Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre. The center of Bournemouth is 1 km away from the venue.

Bournemouth Central train station lies within a 20-minute walk. The hotel is around 10 km from Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

This property has 38 comfortable guestrooms including Comfort Triple Room, Comfort Twin Room and Family Quadruple Room that are appointed with a seating area, free Wi-Fi, heating, an iron with ironing board and coffee/tea makers. All bathrooms come with a hairdryer and a shower.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   38.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Elevator

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from 14:00-22:00 hours

Check-Out

  • until 08:00-10:00 hours

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Kensington Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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Hotel Address:

18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5LE

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    900 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    2.0km
  • Bournemouth Train Station
    2.1km
  • Bus stop
    900 m
Restaurants
  • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
    130 m
  • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
    130 m
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    310 m
  • Hengistbury Head
    940 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from 14:00-22:00 hours
  • Check-Out:
    until 08:00-10:00 hours
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    38

Rooms and availability

Family Room
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  • Free Wi-Fi
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This family room has a electric kettle.

Room facilities
    Family Quadruple Room
    Bed type: Quad
    Size: 24m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
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    Warmly furnished room including a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, and a hairdryer. Rooms also feature free Wi-Fi, while some provide comfortable seating areas.

    Room facilities
      Kensington Hotel Comfort Double RoomKensington Hotel Comfort Double RoomKensington Hotel Comfort Double Room
      Comfort Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 16m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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      Warmly furnished room including a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, and a hairdryer. Rooms also feature free Wi-Fi, while some provide comfortable seating areas.

      Room facilities
        Kensington Hotel Comfort Triple RoomKensington Hotel Comfort Triple Room
        Comfort Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple
        Size: 24m2
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        • Free Wi-Fi
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        Warmly furnished room including a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities, and a hairdryer. Rooms also feature free Wi-Fi, while some provide comfortable seating areas.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Kensington Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
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          Hotel Address:

          18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5LE

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bournemouth
            900 m
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Central Station
            2.0km
          • Bournemouth Train Station
            2.1km
          • Bus stop
            900 m
          Restaurants
          • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
            130 m
          • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
            130 m
          Beaches
          • Bournemouth Beach
            310 m
          • Hengistbury Head
            940 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from 14:00-22:00 hours
          • Check-Out:
            until 08:00-10:00 hours
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            38

          Kensington Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Christmas Market - 600 m
          • Westover Gallery - 800 m
          • Westbeach - 900 m
          • Gallery 57 Ltd - 900 m
          • Courtenay's Fine Art - 1.1km
          • Hunter Simmonds Gallery - 1.2km
          • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 1.2km

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 800 m

          Places of interest

          • Oceanarium - 1.0km

          Convention centers

          Amusement

          • Bournemouth beach - 800 m
          • Sheridan IMAX Cinema - 900 m
          • Happyland Amusements - 900 m
          • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 900 m
          • Pier Amusements - 900 m
          • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 900 m
          • Odeon Cinema - 1.0km
          • Ambassador Snooker Club - 1.1km
          • Laser Quest - 1.1km
          • Aztec Amusement Centre - 1.3km
          • Bus Air Festival - 1.3km
          • Aztec Leisure Ltd - 1.3km

          Museums

          • Gallery - 900 m

          Parks

          • bournemouth gardens - 600 m

          Theaters

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club - 200 m

          Local Attractions

          • Compton Acres - 2.9km
            164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
          • Splashdown - 5.4km
            Tower Park, Poole
          • Shell Bay - 6.2km
            Ferry Rd, Studland
          • Island RIB Voyages Jersey - 4.8km
            No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
          • Sandbanks - 6.2km
            PooleEngland

          Near the hotelNear the hotel

          • Bournemouth Beach - 310 m
            BournemouthEngland
          • Oceanarium - 900 m
            Pier Approach, Bournemouth
          • Hengistbury Head - 940 m
            BournemouthEngland
          • Lower Gardens - 800 m
            Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
          • Bournemouth Pier - 910 m
            Pier Approach, Bournemouth
          • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 1.3km
            East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

          Restaurants Nearby

          • The Durley Inn Harvester - 130 m

            Address: Durley Chine Road
            Phone: +44 1202 290480

            Cuisine: British
            Price Range: GBP 5 - GBP 20

          • Koh Thai Tapas - Bournemouth - 190 m

            Address: 38-40 Poole Hill
            Phone: 01202 294723

            71% likes this, based on 247 reviews
            Cuisine: Thai, Tapas
            Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 37

          • Olive Cafe Bistro - 190 m

            Address: 50A Poole Hill
            Phone: 01202 257984

            86% likes this, based on 46 reviews
            Cuisine: Mediterranean, English

          • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar - 130 m

            Address: 7 Durley Chine Road
            Phone: 01202751000

            54% likes this, based on 53 reviews
            Cuisine: European
            Price Range: GBP 9 - GBP 57

          • Rancho Steak House - 190 m

            Address: 15-17 Poole Hill
            Phone: 01202 971574

            57% likes this, based on 41 reviews

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from 14:00-22:00 hours
          • Check-Out:
            until 08:00-10:00 hours
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            38
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          Kensington Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kensington Hotel

          Individual guest reviews

          • Group of friends
            5.4

            The room had very thin walls and you could hear everyone returning. Extremely noisy around 4-5am.

          • Couple
            7.0

            Good location and good value for money on a Saturday night. Good value for money for a Saturday night. Room clean and tidy.

            We didnt like the fact that you could help yourself to any door key when going out as you had to leave it behind.

          • Older travelers
            5.0

            Cheap!

            The bathroom smelt re carpet suggest lino. Needs tlc

          • Family with children
            7.0

            A Very short stay overnight only, a good breakfast.

            Poor bathroom.

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            Reasonable location, not too far from everything free parking was a bonus

            The checkout on a sunday morning a bit too early as was breakfast would have been better to have breakfast avail till 10 and checkout till 11 or 11.30 breakfast was not enough I felt it was too small

          • Single
            7.0

            Clean bedroom with own clean bathroom. Decent location at good price.

            Tiny broom-closet-sized room with very thin walls (could hear neighbour snoring all night!). Very greasy breakfast.

          • Single
            5.4

            That breakfast was included

            The room was extremely small and felt clostraphobic

          • Couple
            5.0

            The breakfast was better than expected

            The room had a number of parts that were tired and falling apart, most noticeably our curtain rail was already broken & it then fell down meaning we had a lighted room half the nigh . Also there was a lack of hot water.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Extreemly friendly staff, especially in the restaurant for breakfast. Easy walking distance to the BIC. Clean. Tea and coffee making facilities.

            Rooms not well soundproofed. We booked the last available room. This room was close to the entrance to the hotel. We were disturbed by people returning to their rooms until 3:00 in the morning. Hotel car park fairly small and cramped. No remote control for the TV.

          • Older travelers
            4.2

            Easy to find, Close to shops and restaurants, small walk to beach. Car parking at hotel.

            Un-manned reception, decor drab, Bedding clean but old, worn and unironed. towels well worn. No toiletries in en-suite. Furniture very basic, ill-fitting carpets. En-suite in need of attention. This room was better than the one we were originally allocated. Food, like everything else, very basic limited choice.

          • Group of friends
            7.4

            I found that the customer service was lacking though the staff were not rude they were not friendly either.

          • Single
            8.2

            Had a double bed even though it was a single, location and staff good

            One room had no water had to report it to owners

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            Some of the hotel has undergone a recent renovation and the entrance area was very welcoming and pleasant.

            Although some areas of the hotel have been renovated, other areas were very tired and outdated. Our room had clearly been re-decorated but the furniture was shabby and the level of cleanliness on arrival was poor, with a layer of dust around the room and mould in the shower. The room was much smaller than anticipated and the en-suite was tiny. We did not realise that the hotel specialised in hen and stag groups and had we done so we would not have booked to stay there. There was a lot of noise in the early hours of Sunday morning and the conversations around us at breakfast, (although not intended for our ears), were loud and inappropriate. The hotel advertised evening meals but it turned out that this was not all of the time - although the manageress kindly told us on Saturday morning that they would provide a meal in the evening, we had made other arrangements by then.

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            This Hotel is very good value in a very good location and has almost finished its refurb.

            Having to ring the door bell to get in on arrival, no one on reception. Just felt a bit unwelcoming but no big deal.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Location and being so close to beach and shops

            Thought breakfast was a little dissapointing and there wea a noisy 'stag party' staying.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Kensington Hotel - Bournemouth Bournemouth location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5LE

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Bournemouth
            900 m
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Central Station
            2.0km
          • Bournemouth Train Station
            2.1km
          • Bus stop
            900 m
          Restaurants
          • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
            130 m
          • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
            130 m
          Beaches
          • Bournemouth Beach
            310 m
          • Hengistbury Head
            940 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from 14:00-22:00 hours
          • Check-Out:
            until 08:00-10:00 hours
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            38