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 Hotel is rated 3 stars and is placed about 2.7 km from Bournemouth University. Kensington Hotel opened its doors in 1800.

The center of Bournemouth is 10 minutes walk from the property.

The hotel is easy access to the private beach in Bournemouth.

Kensington Hotel can be reached in a 15-minute drive from Bournemouth International airport.

Rooms

Kensington Hotel includes 26 guestrooms with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea makers, a dressing area and an iron with ironing board. Kensington Hotel offers rooms with the garden view. Guests can take advantage of a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer supplied in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Offering a variety of dishes, The Durley Inn Harvester and Taj Mahal are about 150 meters away.

Services

The venue offers housekeeping, room service and ironing service.

Internet

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

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   26.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • 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
  • Sitting area
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-11:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
Crib FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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
  • Bournemouth International (BOH)
    7.7 km
  • Southampton Airport (SOU)
    45.5 km
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    2.0 km
  • Bus stop
    900 m
Restaurants
  • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
    120 m
  • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
    120 m
Parks
  • Treehouse Family Play
    280 m
  • Lower Gardens
    640 m
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    310 m
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
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This family room has a electric kettle.

Kensington Hotel photos Room
Family Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

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.

Kensington Hotel photos Room
Comfort Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

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.

Kensington Hotel photos Room
Comfort Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

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.

Kensington Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Christmas Market600 m
  • Westover Gallery800 m
  • Westbeach900 m
  • Gallery 57 Ltd900 m
  • Oceanarium900 m

Popular areas

  • Bournemouth Beach700 m
  • City Center800 m

Places of interest

  • Bournemouth Library300 m
  • The Square600 m
  • St Peter's Church900 m
  • Oceanarium1.0 km

Convention centers

  • Bournemouth International Centre600 m

Amusement

  • Bournemouth beach800 m
  • Sheridan IMAX Cinema900 m
  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club900 m
  • Leisure Exchange & Quasar Elite900 m
  • Happyland Amusements900 m
  • Pier Amusements900 m
  • Odeon Cinema1.0 km
  • Ambassador Snooker Club1.1 km
  • Laser Quest1.1 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Bournemouth Eye700 m

Museums

  • Gallery900 m

Parks

  • bournemouth gardens600 m

Theaters

  • Bournemouth Pier Theatre900 m
  • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre900 m
  • The Pier Theatre1.0 km
  • Pavillion1.0 km
  • Pavilion Theatre1.0 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club200 m

Local attractions

  • Compton Acres3.0 km
    164 Canford Cliffs Road
  • O2 Academy Bournemouth3.6 km
    570 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth
  • The Good Play Cafe5.0 km
    128-130 Seabourne Road Southbourne
  • Yoga on the Beach 3.2 km
    Toft Steps Undercliff Drive, Boscombe
  • Boscombe Market4.0 km
    Christchurch Road

Near the hotel

  • Bournemouth Beach310 m
    BournemouthEngland
  • Lower Gardens640 m
    Exeter Crescent and Gervis Place
  • All Fired Up680 m
    35-37 Bourne Avenue
  • Patisserie Valerie790 m
    2-6 Post Office Road
  • Treehouse Family Play280 m
    6 St. Michaels Road
  • The Square680 m
    BournemouthEngland
  • Bournemouth International Centre760 m
    Exeter Road

Restaurants nearby

  • The Durley Inn Harvester120 m

    Address: Durley Chine Road
    Phone: +44 1202 290480

    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: ZAR 82 - ZAR 304

  • Koh Thai Tapas - Bournemouth190 m

    Address: 38-40 Poole Hill
    Phone: 01202 294723

    71% likes this, based on 247 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai
    Price Range: ZAR 281 - ZAR 562

  • Olive Cafe Bistro190 m

    Address: 50A Poole Hill
    Phone: 01202 257984

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

  • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar120 m

    Address: 7 Durley Chine Road
    Phone: 01202751000

    54% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: ZAR 140 - ZAR 867

  • Rancho Steak House190 m

    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
Cities nearby
  • Poole hotels - 7 km
  • Christchurch (Dorset) hotels - 7 km
  • Wimborne hotels - 11 km
  • Swanage hotels - 14 km
  • Winkton, Dorset hotels - 9 km
  • West Moors hotels - 8 km
  • New Milton hotels - 15 km
  • Hinton hotels - 14 km
  • Corfe Castle hotels - 16 km
  • Hurn hotels - 7 km

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
    900 m
Airports
  • Bournemouth International (BOH)
    7.7 km
  • Southampton Airport (SOU)
    45.5 km
Train Stations
  • Bournemouth Central Station
    2.0 km
  • Bus stop
    900 m
Restaurants
  • The Durley Inn Harvester (cuisine: British)
    120 m
  • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar (cuisine: European)
    120 m
Parks
  • Treehouse Family Play
    280 m
  • Lower Gardens
    640 m
Beaches
  • Bournemouth Beach
    310 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-11:00 
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    26