The Kensington Hotel - Great Yarmouth

ex. Kensington Hotel

29 North Drive, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom, NR30 4EW  show map
 3 stars
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The Kensington Hotel - Great Yarmouth

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Welcome drink

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator
Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Overview

The 3-star The Kensington Hotel offers classic rooms in proximity to Oasis Amusements, Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library and Norwich University of the Arts. The attractive hotel in Great Yarmouth attracts guests with its Venetian architecture.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot.

The hotel allows quick access to a waterway and a landscaped garden.

A local bus stop lies within 250 meters away. The property is set 35 km from Norwich International airport.

Rooms

The Kensington Hotel offers 26 rooms fitted with Wi-Fi, flat-screen television, a balcony, climate control and a wardrobe for a comfortable stay in Great Yarmouth. Many rooms come with a superb view over the sea. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The popular restaurant offers excellent meals. The hotel invites guests to the Kensington Has A Licensed bar to relax with a drink.

Services

Guests will benefit from a car park and an elevator along with housekeeping and ironing service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   26.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Beach access
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 07:00-11:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Kensington Hotel - Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth location
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Hotel Address:

29 North Drive, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom, NR30 4EW

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City Center
  • Great Yarmouth
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Norwich International Airport (NWI)
    19.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    26

Rooms and availability

The Kensington photos Exterior Hotel information
Small Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
The Kensington photos Exterior Hotel information
Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Fax machine
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
The Kensington photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
The Kensington photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

The Kensington Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Fantasia3000 ft
  • Sea Life Centre3300 ft
  • The Hippodrome4300 ft
  • Hardies Gallery & Art Shop2.3 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center3000 ft

Places of interest

  • Great Yarmouth Deaf Club3.0 mi
  • Snowball Entertainments4.1 mi
  • Martham Sports & Social Club7.4 mi

Sport related

  • Great Yarmouth Racecourse4300 ft
  • Norfolk Greyhound Racing Co Ltd1.4 mi

Amusement

  • Mecca Bingo Ltd3300 ft
  • Hollywood Cinema3300 ft
  • Merlins 147 Snooker & Pool Club3300 ft
  • Majestic Amusements Enterprises Co Ltd3300 ft
  • The Mint3700 ft
  • The Flamingo4600 ft
  • Pleasure Beach1.4 mi
  • Palace Bingo Club2.5 mi
  • House Of Fun Ltd2.9 mi
  • Page Amusements Arcade Ltd3.0 mi

Museums

  • Louis Tussaud's Waxworks3000 ft
  • Tolhouse Museums5000 ft
  • Time & Tide Museum1.0 mi
  • Model Village1.2 mi

Parks

  • fritton lake6.1 mi

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • sealife center3700 ft
  • Amazonia-World Of Reptiles1.0 mi

Theaters

  • Britannia Pier Theatre2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Gorleston Beach3.4 mi
    Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth
  • Fritton Lake6.4 mi
    Church Lane, Fritton
  • Pleasurewood Hills7.5 mi
    Leisure Way, Lowestoft
  • Oasis Amusements5.7 mi
    Beach Road, Hemsby
  • Somerleyton Hall and Gardens7.1 mi
    Lowestoft, Lowestoft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    26
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The Kensington Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 270 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
9.5
Service
10.0
Value
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    5.0

    Room was quite nice and breakfast was of a good standard

    Dinner was a disaster no vegetables, service poor, main course poor, ran out of ice cream.

  • Couple
    6.2

    The Kensington is an average b&b with average rooms and facilities charging slightly above average prices especially for out of season. However the food, staff and location to the seafront are very good.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Our 3 night stay was cut short to just the one night after a death in the family. However, in that one day, the hotel staff were extremely helpful and polite. They went out of their way to welcome us. Our room was lovely and cosy, more of a homely feel than a hotel which we loved! We paid extra for a sea view room and it was worth it, waking up to clear blue skies and a quiet seafront. It's about a 5-10 minute walk from the pier which makes it the perfect location!

    The only issue we had was the floor in the bedroom, it was covered in hair as if it had never been hoovered. Me and my husband didn't like to walk around barefoot because of the state of the carpet but this was the only negative we experienced!

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Breakfast was lovely, service was excellent

    We booked a superior room, we wasn't confident it was a superior room, it was old, tired and in need of serious refurbishment, bar was expensive. It was not worth £75, it was more like a bed and breakfast, no radio alarm, no biscuits in the room, not enough teabags, no hot chocolate, Tv was a tiny portable on the dressing table, headboard loose on bed, big iron mark on carpets, do I need to go on.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We had a superior double room. I loved the wonderful sea view! The room was comfortable, lovely bed. My husband really appreciated the free wi fi which was fast and available in the bar as well as our bedroom. We ate in the restaurant the first night and there was a really good choice and even my husband who is a big eater thought the food was plentiful and very tasty. The breakfast was included in the room rate and there was everything you could want including a vegetarian version of the full english which i really appreciated. The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. It was service with a smile all the way. We often visit Great Yarmouth for a weekend break and we will definitely be back to The Kensington!

  • Couple
    9.6

    Very friendly staff. Great breakfast.

    Water system slightly audible from next doors room

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    the staff were all very polite, they always had a smile and were more than happy to help. i enjoyed my stay. thankyou

    the bathroom was my only fault. i would have liked a large bath towel, and flannel, and somewhere to put my toothbrush and toothpaste. maybe a small shelf above the sink?

  • Couple
    8.2

    The view, facilities, decor and character of the Kensington were all very good, and the proximity to the town centre was just right.

    Poor water pressure in the shower, and poor wifi access in our room.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    The hotel was nice and clean and the staff were very helpful, the Hotel was in a quiet location which we liked.

  • Single
    8.2

    Location is straight on a beach. The hotel has small, however nice outdoor patio area with chairs and tables facing the beach, I enjoyed it. Their restaurant is large and well presented, breakfast was served quickly and was good. I stayed in a single room and it was fairly large, very light, decorated in a simple but pleasant and relaxing way, and the bed was comfortable. Bathroom was very big and very clean. Internet was fast. Plenty of parking. Staff was friendly and caring.

    I could hear every movement of everyone in a corridor and adjacent rooms as well as from upper floor. The handle on a bathroom door was falling out. I did not like the corridor leading to my room as it was too narrow.

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    the room was clean and staff friendly, it is in a good possition on the sea front

    the breakfast was small and the tomato was shrivelled up like it had been under the grill for a week, had to ask for more coffee as no pot on table and no one offered, superior room was very small and shower and toilet room tiny, but the room did have a very nice view of the sea

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Really enjoyed my stay at the Kensington hotel, mainly due to the fantastic, friendly, smiling staff. Also great location, clean and very comfortable. Would recommend the hotel to anybody, whatever your requirements.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was confident and well organized. The room was comffortable. The breakfast was lovely.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Staff were extremely helpful, our room was small but very well equipped and spotlessly clean

  • Couple
    7.4

    Staff were very friendly. Nice hotel with a pleasant bar and restaurant, breakfast was good. Pleasant location on the beach front easy to walk our dog that we had with us.

How to reach hotel

hotel The Kensington Hotel - Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth location
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Hotel Address:

29 North Drive, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom, NR30 4EW

Get directions
City Center
  • Great Yarmouth
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Norwich International Airport (NWI)
    19.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    26