The friendly and cosy Kensington Hotel sits conveniently in Bournemouth’s West Cliff area a seashell’s throw from the town’s trademark golden sands. Its strapline is ‘Feel at home while you’re away’ and this small and relaxed residence goes out of its way to bring you home comforts and a warm welcome.
Getting to the Kensington is simple, due to its central location close to Bournemouth’s main train and bus station (2 miles) and minutes from the Wessex Way, the town’s main thoroughfare. If you’re flying here, Bournemouth Airport is seven miles away, while visiting drivers will welcome the free parking available at the hotel.
Getting to the beach is simply a short stroll to the pretty West Overcliff, from which you can descent the slope past the Bournemouth International Centre, take the steps or the iconic funicular cliff lift or just relax in the tranquil surroundings of the lush green clifftop. The town’s pier is half a mile away and the Square just a few minutes on foot. Visitors to the Lansdowne’s Bournemouth and Poole College or Bournemouth University buildings are less than two miles from their base while Bournemouth University and Arts University Talbot campus is just a couple of miles from the Kensington into Poole.
Rooms for all
The Kensington has 30 bedrooms; an assortment of single, twin, double, trip and family rooms (for four or five) to accommodate any holiday party. The rooms are bright and traditionally furnished and all ensuite with private bathrooms. There is free, fast WiFi throughout the hotel – ideal if you’re travelling on business or you just like to stay in touch. All bedrooms have a flatscreen cable television, a hairdryer and some have a separate seating area.
Children of all ages are welcome to stay at the Kensington Hotel and family groups can be accommodated. If you have concerns about mobility, there is a lift to all floors. Unfortunately pets cannot stay here so please leave Fido at home. Check-in is 2pm and check-out is 11am. A late check-out can be arranged until 1pm for a 30% fee.
Live like a local
The Kensington wants you to “live like a local” during your stay, and as such provides various spaces for you to rest and relax and feel at home when you’re not out and about. There’s a bar and lounge if you want to catch up with friends or enjoy a quiet drink as well as a garden for soaking up the last rays of the day.
The Kensington offers bed and breakfast accommodation, with a choice of cooked English breakfast or cereal. Its location close to the popular Triangle part of town puts you in easy reach of many other eateries, whether you’re after a light bite for lunch or a slap-up three courses in the evening. Room service is also available.
If you’re looking for a convenient and comfortable base for your next Bournemouth stay, why not check out the Kensington Hotel?