The Kensington

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On the beach
On the beach
Classic Twin Room | Free WiFi
Double Room | Free WiFi

Overview of The Kensington

The Kensington

4.0 star property
Great Yarmouth beachfront hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

22 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
29 North Drive, Great Yarmouth, England, NR30 4EW
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free self parking

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Norfolk Broads - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Norwich (NWI-Norwich Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Lingwood Station - 15 min drive
  • Cantley Station - 17 min drive
  • Great Yarmouth Station - 21 min walk

About this property

The Kensington

4-star hotel
The Kensington provides amenities like a bar and a restaurant. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • An elevator, luggage storage, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Kensington have amenities such as free WiFi.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

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)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • On the beach


  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Does The Kensington offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Kensington 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Kensington?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is parking offered on site at The Kensington?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kensington?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Kensington?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Pub on the Prom (10-min walk), The Dining Room (11-min walk), and Charcoal Grill Steak House (12-min walk).
What's the area around The Kensington like?
The Kensington is a short 2-minute walk from Great Yarmouth North Beach and 11 minutes' walk from Britannia Pier Theatre.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Kirsty, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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.
Linda, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Marsha, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Hayley, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff are very friendly and go the extra mile. Needed breakfast earlier than served and they accommodated.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Did the job as only stayed due to work comitments
4-night business trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Jacqui, 3-night trip
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