Kensington Hotel - Bournemouth

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

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Breakfast

Paid breakfast

Overview

Kensington is a traditional 3-star hotel set close to Lower Gardens, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach. The hotel opened its doors in 1800 and was remodeled in 2011.

Kensington Hotel is set walk from the award-winning private beach. A 10-minute walk to the center of Bournemouth.

Bournemouth Central train station is nearby. Guests can reach Bournemouth International airport within 10 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 26 rooms equipped with an iron with ironing board, Wi-Fi, a sitting area, flat-screen television and a dressing room. Some rooms overlook the garden. For more comfort a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower are provided.

Eat & Drink

Guests can eat at The Durley Inn Harvester and Rancho Steak House, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Kensington Hotel offers ironing service, room service and housekeeping.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   26.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
  • Bournemouth International (BOH)
    4.8 mi
  • Southampton Airport (SOU)
    28.3 mi
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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    26

Rooms and availability

Kensington Hotel photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Kensington Hotel photos Room
Triple Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Kensington Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Kensington Hotel photos Room
Family Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service

Kensington Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Christmas Market2000 ft
  • Westover Gallery2700 ft
  • Westbeach3000 ft
  • Gallery 57 Ltd3000 ft
  • Oceanarium3000 ft

Popular areas

  • Bournemouth Beach2300 ft
  • City Center2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Bournemouth Library1000 ft
  • The Square2000 ft
  • St Peter's Church3000 ft
  • Oceanarium3300 ft

Convention centers

  • Bournemouth International Centre2000 ft

Amusement

  • Bournemouth beach2700 ft
  • Sheridan IMAX Cinema3000 ft
  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club3000 ft
  • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite3000 ft
  • Happyland Amusements3000 ft
  • Pier Amusements3000 ft
  • Odeon Cinema3300 ft
  • Ambassador Snooker Club3700 ft
  • Laser Quest3700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Bournemouth Eye2300 ft

Museums

  • Gallery3000 ft

Parks

  • bournemouth gardens2000 ft

Theaters

  • Bournemouth Pier Theatre3000 ft
  • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre3000 ft
  • The Pier Theatre3300 ft
  • Pavillion3300 ft
  • Pavilion Theatre3300 ft

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club700 ft

Local attractions

  • Compton Acres1.8 mi
    164 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole
  • Splashdown3.4 mi
    Tower Park, Poole
  • Shell Bay3.9 mi
    Ferry Rd, Studland
  • Island RIB Voyages Jersey3.0 mi
    No5 Albert Pier, St. Helier
  • Sandbanks3.9 mi
    PooleEngland

Near the hotel

  • Bournemouth Beach1100 ft
    BournemouthEngland
  • Oceanarium3000 ft
    Pier Approach, Bournemouth
  • Hengistbury Head3100 ft
    BournemouthEngland
  • Lower Gardens2700 ft
    Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place, Bournemouth
  • Bournemouth Pier3000 ft
    Pier Approach, Bournemouth
  • Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum4200 ft
    East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth

Restaurants nearby

  • The Durley Inn Harvester500 ft

    Address: Durley Chine Road
    Phone: +44 1202 290480

    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 26

  • Koh Thai Tapas - Bournemouth700 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 Bistro700 ft

    Address: 50A Poole Hill
    Phone: 01202 257984

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

  • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar500 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 House700 ft

    Address: 15-17 Poole Hill
    Phone: 01202 971574

    57% likes this, based on 41 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    26
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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
  • Bournemouth International (BOH)
    4.8 mi
  • Southampton Airport (SOU)
    28.3 mi
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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    26