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 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.

Rooms

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.

Services

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

Internet

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.

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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
  • 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 14:00-22:00 hours

Check-Out

  • 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. 

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
    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 14:00-22:00 hours
  • Check-Out:
    until 08:00-10:00 hours
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    38

Rooms and availability

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    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 14:00-22:00 hours
    • Check-Out:
      until 08:00-10:00 hours
    • 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
    • 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

    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
    • Ambassador Snooker Club - 3700 ft
    • Laser Quest - 3700 ft
    • Aztec Amusement Centre - 4300 ft
    • Bus Air Festival - 4300 ft
    • Aztec Leisure Ltd - 4300 ft

    Museums

    • Gallery - 3000 ft

    Parks

    • bournemouth gardens - 2000 ft

    Theaters

    • 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
    • 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, Tapas
      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 14:00-22:00 hours
    • Check-Out:
      until 08:00-10:00 hours
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      38

    Kensington Hotel Reviews

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

    Individual 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 14:00-22:00 hours
    • Check-Out:
      until 08:00-10:00 hours
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      38
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