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 area

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The traditional Kensington Hotel comprises comfortable rooms in the vicinity of Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre. The hotel opened its doors in 1800 and was remodeled in 2011.

Kensington Hotel is located walk from the award-winning private beach. The center of Bournemouth is 1 km away from the venue.

Kensington Hotel lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 38 rooms equipped with a seating area, free Wi-Fi, heating, an iron with ironing board and coffee/tea makers. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy mediterranean, english and british snacks and meals in Olive Cafe Bistro located 200 meters away.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private 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 area

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 14:00-21:00 

Check-out

  • until 08:00-11:00 

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. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Bournemouth
    3000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    1.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    3000 ft
Restaurants
  • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
    500 ft
  • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
    500 ft
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    1100 ft
  • Hengistbury Head
    3100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from 14:00-21:00 
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    38

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 260 sq. feet
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      Family Room
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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        Family Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
        Size: 260 sq. feet
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          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
            3000 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Central Station
            1.2 mi
          • Bus stop
            3000 ft
          Restaurants
          • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
            500 ft
          • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
            500 ft
          Beaches
          • Bournemouth Beach
            1100 ft
          • Hengistbury Head
            3100 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from 14:00-21:00 
          • Check-out:
            until 08:00-11:00 
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            38

          Kensington Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Christmas Market - 2000 ft
          • Westover Gallery - 2700 ft
          • Westbeach - 3000 ft
          • Gallery 57 Ltd - 3000 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 2700 ft

          Places of interest

          • Bournemouth Library - 1000 ft
          • The Square - 2000 ft
          • St Peter's Church - 3000 ft
          • Oceanarium - 3300 ft

          Convention centers

          Amusement

          • Bournemouth beach - 2700 ft
          • Sheridan IMAX Cinema - 3000 ft
          • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 3000 ft
          • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 3000 ft
          • Happyland Amusements - 3000 ft
          • Pier Amusements - 3000 ft
          • Odeon Cinema - 3300 ft
          • Ambassador Snooker Club - 3700 ft
          • Laser Quest - 3700 ft

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Bournemouth Eye - 2300 ft

          Museums

          • Gallery - 3000 ft

          Parks

          • bournemouth gardens - 2000 ft

          Theaters

          • Bournemouth Pier Theatre - 3000 ft
          • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre - 3000 ft
          • The Pier Theatre - 3300 ft
          • Pavillion - 3300 ft
          • Pavilion Theatre - 3300 ft

          Medical care and Hospitals

          • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club - 700 ft

          Golf courses and Country clubs

          • Oceanarium - 3000 ft

          Local attractions

          • Compton Acres - 1.8 mi
            164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
          • Splashdown - 3.4 mi
            Tower Park, Poole
          • Shell Bay - 3.9 mi
            Ferry Rd, Studland
          • Island RIB Voyages Jersey - 3.0 mi
            No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
          • Sandbanks - 3.9 mi
            PooleEngland

          Near the hotel

          • Bournemouth Beach - 1100 ft
            BournemouthEngland
          • Oceanarium - 3000 ft
            Pier Approach, Bournemouth
          • Hengistbury Head - 3100 ft
            BournemouthEngland
          • Lower Gardens - 2700 ft
            Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
          • Bournemouth Pier - 3000 ft
            Pier Approach, Bournemouth
          • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum - 4200 ft
            East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

          Restaurants nearby

          • The Durley Inn Harvester - 500 ft

            Address: Durley Chine Road
            Phone: +44 1202 290480

            Cuisine: British
            Price Range: USD 7 - USD 26

          • Koh Thai Tapas - Bournemouth - 700 ft

            Address: 38-40 Poole Hill
            Phone: 01202 294723

            71% likes this, based on 247 reviews
            Cuisine: Thai
            Price Range: USD 24 - USD 48

          • Olive Cafe Bistro - 700 ft

            Address: 50A Poole Hill
            Phone: 01202 257984

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

          • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar - 500 ft

            Address: 7 Durley Chine Road
            Phone: 01202751000

            54% likes this, based on 53 reviews
            Cuisine: European
            Price Range: USD 12 - USD 74

          • Rancho Steak House - 700 ft

            Address: 15-17 Poole Hill
            Phone: 01202 971574

            57% likes this, based on 41 reviews

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from 14:00-21:00 
          • Check-out:
            until 08:00-11:00 
          • 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

          Average guest rating

          6.0out of 10
          Good
          Based on 38 reviews

          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
            3000 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Bournemouth Central Station
            1.2 mi
          • Bus stop
            3000 ft
          Restaurants
          • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
            500 ft
          • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
            500 ft
          Beaches
          • Bournemouth Beach
            1100 ft
          • Hengistbury Head
            3100 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from 14:00-21:00 
          • Check-out:
            until 08:00-11:00 
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of rooms:
            38