The Kensington

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On the beach
On the beach
Free WiFi
Free WiFi

Overview of The Kensington

The Kensington

4.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
29 North Drive, Great Yarmouth, England, NR30 4EW

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVenetian Waterway Gardens3 min walk
  • Popular LocationBritannia Pier Theatre11 min walk
  • Popular LocationJoyland12 min walk
  • AirportNorwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.)40 min drive

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About this area

Great Yarmouth

Located in Great Yarmouth, The Kensington is on the beach. Britannia Pier Theatre and The David Howkins Museum of Memories are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf and Gorleston Golf Club. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Yarmouth Stadium or Crown Meadow.

What's nearby

  • Great Yarmouth North Beach - 2 min walk
  • Venetian Waterway Gardens - 3 min walk
  • Britannia Pier Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Joyland - 12 min walk
  • Pirates Cove Adventure Golf - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Great Yarmouth Station - 7 min drive
  • Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.) - 41 min drive


  • Pub on the Prom - 10 min walk
  • The Dining Room - 11 min walk
  • Charcoal Grill Steak House - 12 min walk
  • Beach House Cafe - 12 min walk
  • Gilfreds - 12 min walk

About this property

The Kensington

Beachfront hotel for sun and fun
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free.
The Kensington offers 25 accommodations. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage


  • Beachfront location


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

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Check-in from 2 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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 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
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Kensington Great Yarmouth
Kensington Hotel Great Yarmouth
The Kensington Hotel
The Kensington Great Yarmouth
The Kensington Hotel Great Yarmouth

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 5 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 23%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 6 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
You wont be disappointed
One of the best and most comfortable stays iv had. The staff are incredibly friendly and great food. Clean and comfortable!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

good value for money
Hotel was clean and my room was comfortable, service was satisfactory. But I didn’t get my breakfast that I had ordered for the morning of my departure. Also the lift wasn’t working and I had to carry my luggage down stairs.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The Kensington is located just nice away from the hustle and bustle but is just a few minutes walk in. The building is gorgeous with original features. Needs a little updating in rooms. Our room has the sink in the bedroom and just a shower. Perfect for a couple of nights getaway if you’re out exploring. Comfy bed, slept well.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Staff are very friendly and go the extra mile. Needed breakfast earlier than served and they accommodated.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Did the job as only stayed due to work comitments
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
This one night stay seemed promising at first but it was quite disappointing. We decided to have dinner on the premises, and it was a bit of a disaster. First we had to wait 10 minutes after being seated for menus, then we received the wrong starters. After our starter we waited 45 minutes for our mains, which would have been fine if they were of amazing quality but for chips, side salad and baked chicken, it should not take so long. The food was so very average. The wait staff seemed quite stressed and we appreciated the offer of a complimentary drink but it wasn’t very busy. Maybe 6 tables in total at 8pm. The room was fine, we had a comfortable sleep but found the bathroom quite dirty. We wanted a shower in the morning before we left and there was NO hot water. Not even enough for a luke warm wash. Not ideal when it’s cold and rainy. We let the water run for 5 minutes nothing. Tried again a half hour later, no hot water. For the reasons listed above I wouldn’t stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Brilliant stay!
Nothing was too much trouble at this lovely hotel! Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Location was amazing . Close enough up walk into town with the beach and the Venetian waterways a stones throw away. We are returning next year!
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019