Kensington Hotel - Bournemouth  3 stars

18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, BH2 5LE  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking



 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


No pets allowed


The 3-star Kensington Hotel Bournemouth is located walk from the private beach. This budget hotel was opened in 1800 and renovated in 2011.

Major Bournemouth sights, such as Queen's Park, O2 Academy Bournemouth and The Good Play Cafe are located nearby. Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Eye in Bournemouth are located nearby.

Southampton airport is 50 minutes' drive from the hotel.


The hotel offers 25 rooms. All of them feature flat-screen TV, a dressing area, ironing facilities, a seating area and Wi-Fi. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer and a shower.


Guests will benefit from wake up service and ironing service and also appreciate free parking and a lift available on-site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   38.

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, 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
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  • 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
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from 14:00-22:00 hours


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. 

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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
    • Hunter Simmonds Gallery
      4000 ft
    • Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
      4000 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2700 ft
    Places of interest
    • Oceanarium
      3300 ft
    Convention centers
    • Bournemouth International Centre
      2000 ft
    • 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
    • Ambassador Snooker Club
      3700 ft
    • Laser Quest
      3700 ft
    • Aztec Amusement Centre
      4300 ft
    • Bus Air Festival
      4300 ft
    • Aztec Leisure Ltd
      4300 ft
    • Gallery
      3000 ft
    • bournemouth gardens
      2000 ft
    • Bournemouth Pier Theatre
      3000 ft
    • Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
      3000 ft
    • Pavilion Theatre
      3300 ft
    • The Pier Theatre
      3300 ft
    • Pavillion
      3300 ft
    Medical care and Hospitals
    • Blue Water Spa and Leisure Club
      700 ft

    Local Attractions

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

    Near the hotel

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

    Restaurants Nearby

    • The Durley Inn Harvester

      Cuisine: British
      Price Range: USD 7 - USD 26

      500 ft
      Durley Chine Road

      Phone: +44 1202 290480

    • Hallmark Brasserie & Bar

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

      500 ft
      7 Durley Chine Road

      Phone: 01202751000

    • Koh Thai Tapas - Bournemouth

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

      700 ft
      38-40 Poole Hill

      Phone: 01202 294723

    • Rancho Steak House

      57% likes this, based on 41 reviews

      700 ft
      15-17 Poole Hill

      Phone: 01202 971574

    • Olive Cafe Bistro

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

      700 ft
      50A Poole Hill

      Phone: 01202 257984

    Kensington Hotel Reviews

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

    Individual guest reviews

    • Group of friends

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

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers


      The bathroom smelt re carpet suggest lino. Needs tlc

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      A Very short stay overnight only, a good breakfast.

      Poor bathroom.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      That breakfast was included

      The room was extremely small and felt clostraphobic

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

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

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Location and being so close to beach and shops

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

      • Average rating
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