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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

69 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationBournemouth International Centre11 min walk
Popular LocationBournemouth Town Hall12 min walk
Popular LocationBournemouth Lower Gardens13 min walk
AirportBournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.)17 min drive

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  • Single Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 86 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Room
  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Family Quadruple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Quadruple Room
  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 205 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Room
  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 169 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room
  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed OR 3 Single Beds
    More detailsTriple Room

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Bournemouth, The Kensington Hotel is near the beach. Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre and O2 Academy Bournemouth are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Poole Harbour and Christchurch Harbour. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Fitness First Stadium or Poole Stadium.

Visit our Bournemouth travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bournemouth International Centre - 11 min walk
  • Bournemouth Town Hall - 12 min walk
  • Bournemouth Lower Gardens - 13 min walk
  • Oceanarium - 14 min walk
  • Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Bournemouth Station - 7 min drive
  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 17 min drive


  • The Goat and Tricycle - 4 min walk
  • Yeah Man Caribbean Kitchen - 4 min walk
  • Winchester - 5 min walk
  • Oriental Garden - 6 min walk
  • Smokin' Aces - 6 min walk

About this property

The Kensington Hotel

Bournemouth hotel in Bournemouth City Centre, near Bournemouth Beach
A bar/lounge, express check-in and express check-out are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include multilingual staff and a garden. All 37 rooms offer free WiFi, room service (during limited hours) and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers.
The Kensington Hotel offers 37 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. This Bournemouth hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekends 8:30 AM–10 AM: GBP 5.99 per person
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Romanian


  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2:30 PM and 9 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 5.99 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

Kensington Hotel Bournemouth
Kensington Bournemouth
The Kensington Hotel Hotel
The Kensington Hotel Bournemouth
The Kensington Hotel Hotel Bournemouth

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Kensington Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Kensington Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Kensington Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Kensington Hotel?
Check-in is from 2:30 PM to 9 PM.
What time is check-out at The Kensington Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Square, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre. Bournemouth Lower Gardens and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre are also within 15 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Kensington Hotel

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed for a week, friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, fresh towels every day, walking distance from the beach and town center. Quiet and pleasant surroundings, plenty of parking space.

Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019


    Comfortable bed is the one thing good@

    Hotel was central, about a 10 minute walk to town and beach. Book for 2 nights, room was not cleaned or tea/milk/sugar not replenish. Toliet could do with seeing bleech, and the shower defo needs fixing in all ways, shower head coming out at all angles!!! Bottom feeling up with water and looking like it was going to overflow. We did ask reception if we could pay wuth another card, which she said was fine at the end or stay, but that eneded up coming out of the original stay. On a happy note, beds was very comfortable, best night sleep i had have for a while!!

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019


    • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

    We had booked a family room but were given a room that was clearly not a family room, one of the single beds had been put in there and so no wardrobe or chest of drawers and the room was not big enough for a family of four. The noise from child in the bedroom above disturbed us all night and the next morning and the second night. We asked to be moved into another room. Staff happy to do this and the room we moved to was a family room which was good seeing we had paid for it in the first place. Sadly the lightbulb in the bathroom didn't work and we reported it the following morning but when we returned later neither the lightbulb had been changed or the beds made. We complained and a member of staff came quickly and "made" the beds - basically just pulled the covers over, no clean bedding etc. Lightbulb was changed a little later on. Staff friendly but a lot of room for improvements

    Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
    Good last minute hotel

    Hotel staff was cooperative and supported us during our stay in this hotel. It is good choice for short stay with family.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019


    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
    Tired room needs refurb

    On arrival was disappointed with the condition of the room and outside garden area. The rooms and garden need refurbishment as run down and tired. We decided not to get up for breakfast but instead walked to the beach restaurants which was a 15 min walk. Location great for town centre and beach and staff friendly enough. Car parking minimal and a tight squeeze for small car. There’s a £10 per day carpark just down the road. The room we stayed in was adequate for an overnight stay but I wouldn’t recommend for a longer stay. We won’t be booking this hotel again.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019