The Kensington Hotel

2.5 star property
No-frills Bournemouth hotel with bar/lounge

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The Kensington Hotel

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Beach nearby
Front of property
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Kensington Hotel



Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
The price is $56
Price available on 10/23/2023
18 Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, England, BH2 5LE
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower

Room options

Family Room

  • 205 sq ft
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Double Bed and 3 Twin Beds

Twin Room

  • 129 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Single Room

  • 86 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Triple Room

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed OR 3 Twin Beds

Family Quadruple Room

  • 258 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Standard Double Room

  • 169 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bournemouth City Centre
  • Bournemouth Beach - 1 min drive
  • Bournemouth International Centre - 1 min drive
  • Bournemouth Pier - 1 min drive
  • Bournemouth University - 5 min drive
  • Poole Harbour - 11 min drive
  • New Forest National Park - 15 min drive
  • Wimborne Minster - 21 min drive
  • Corfe Castle - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Southampton (SOU) - 41 min drive
  • Bournemouth Station - 4 min drive
  • Branksome Station - 7 min drive
  • Parkstone Station - 10 min drive


  • Brewhouse & Kitchen - 5 min walk
  • Mad Cucumber - 6 min walk
  • Smokin' Aces - Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge - 6 min walk
  • Olive Cafe Bistro - 6 min walk
  • Pasa Too - 4 min walk

About this property

The Kensington Hotel

The Kensington Hotel puts you 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Poole Harbour. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and full breakfast is available on weekends.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Romanian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 37 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM - 9 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekend mornings 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 50 per stay

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 5.99 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Kensington Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Kensington Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Kensington Hotel?
As of Sep 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Kensington Hotel on Oct 23, 2023 start from $56, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Kensington Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Kensington Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Kensington Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kensington Hotel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Kensington Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino Bournemouth (14-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Kensington Hotel and nearby?
The Kensington Hotel has a garden.
What's the area around The Kensington Hotel like?
The Kensington Hotel is a short 11-minute walk from The Square and 11 minutes' walk from Bournemouth Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Friendly, no frills, and convenient location
No frills but cheerful seaside hotel. Convenient location and good size room. Don't expect luxury but friendly service and simple accommodation.
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Cheap n cheerful
A real mix of ok and could do better.. Lovely chap on reception who gave a overview of Dorset and sandbanks. The room had a few issues TV remote missing No towels Window opens fully to a flat roof with staircase so not secure But Beds were ok and room was warm but it was the hottest day of the year Shower leaked Plugs had a smell of drains It was a good location and parking was free It worked for one night as a cheap stay over.
A, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Boualem, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Gary, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Daniel, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sorin, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Nanthakumary, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Graham, 4-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Valdemaras, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very hospitable staff. Gentleman at front desk had lots of local information.
Laurette, 1-night family trip
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