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

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.

The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

10 minutes' drive from Bournemouth International airport and 20 minutes' walk to Bournemouth Central train station.

Rooms

Kensington Hotel comes with a seating area, free Wi-Fi, heating, an iron with ironing board and coffee/tea makers in all rooms. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer and a shower.

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

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

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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
  • Bournemouth Train Station
    1.3 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 or 1 Single bed
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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        Family Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
        Size: 260 sq. feet
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          Comfort Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 175 sq. feet
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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.

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            Comfort Triple Room
            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
            Size: 260 sq. feet
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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.

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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
              • Bournemouth Train Station
                1.3 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
              • Courtenay's Fine Art - 3700 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
              • Happyland Amusements - 3000 ft
              • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 3000 ft
              • Pier Amusements - 3000 ft
              • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite - 3000 ft
              • Odeon Cinema - 3300 ft
              • Laser Quest - 3700 ft
              • Ambassador Snooker Club - 3700 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
              • Bournemouth Train Station
                1.3 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