Kensington Guest House

Star Travel Rating

2/5

Review type

Accommodation

Location

Date of travel

Jun, 2013

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Travelled with

Husband

Reasons for trip

Relaxation

On arrival at the guest house I had to ring the proprietor to be let in from the front door. I was told there was a caretaker on site and he would let us in. Eventually inside, we were shown to our room at the absolute top of the building up 3 flights of stairs. There is no lift and we carried our own bags. Once we'd got our breath back we found a tiny TV perched high in the corner of the basic room, tea & coffee facilities and, although everything was clean, it looked old and dated. There was no view at all. The 3 beds in the room cut down the space available and the bathroom was so tiny that we were unable to close the door when using the toilet. We used the small sink to wash as we did not even want to try the shower as it, also, was tiny. We went out to dinner and on our return went into the bar area to have a drink and watch some TV on the large screen. Unfortunately the bar was closed and the TV didn't work. I found the caretaker and asked for coffee as I didn't want to climb up to our room until bedtime, and I was shown into the kitchen, given a kettle and told to make it myself. Another couple arrived and I went and made coffee for them too. Breakfast, however, was one of the best I have ever had and I can highly recommend it. Lee, a friend of the owners, was very pleasant and helpful. There is WiFi in a small lounge at the back of the dining room but when I went in there to use it one evening, the Caretaker came in, turned off all the lights and shut the door as though I wasn't there!!!! Not knowing the terrain I fell down a small step in the dark as I groped my way across the Dining Room. It was a very ignorant thing to do, potentially very dangerous and should have been taken seriously when I mentioned it at breakfast the next morning. I didn't take it further as I didn't want to spoil my holiday. I'm not sure about the 3 star rating – but it was relatively cheap and close to the town. The only things I recommend are the breakfasts, the location, the price and Lee who sometimes runs the Dining Room.

pennymum

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