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Kensington Riverside Inn

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place really can't be beat. A wonderful small inn with a great restaurant (Chef's Table), and personalized guest services where they will go out of their way to help you if you forget anything at home. Only downside is that if you don't like impermeable mattress covers on memory foam mattresses (because they make you hot and sweaty at... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel. Rooms may be a little pricey relative to their size but I would return. Staff very accommodating and the rooms are exceptionally clean. The brunch menu is small so the items offered are speciality items; that was appreciated.

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Thank Mark3458
Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Intimate, stylish hotel offers convenient access to neighborhood & downtown locations as well as a beautiful river walk. Underground parking is a plus. However, the "bare bones" staff during our stay was a bit disconcerting - the SAME employee worked at reception, as luggage valet and on room service?? Also, we did not have the expected room safe, coffee maker... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel when we came to town to take in a concert. Has a great location in the trendy little Kensington area which is also right close to downtown. It is a busy area but we had no problems with noise or anything. We had a room that faced out the rear side of the hotel - although... More 

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Hilary L, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive feedback regarding your recent stay! Our team strives to go above and beyond for all guests, as well as create a memorable experience for each individual stay. I apologize that you found our pillows too large. Please contact me directly prior to a future visit and I will ensure that... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a beautiful smal boutique hotel with stylish design and decor. The staff and service were seamlessly warm and capable. The room and bed were cozy and soothing. The breakfast we had was a culinary delight and we felt carefully attended to.

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Thank jamesq170
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

A good quality option for proximity to downtown and near the trendy Kensington district. The Chef's Table restaurant served a lovely breakfast and the service throughout our stay was exceptionally good.

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Thank NeneCanada
St. Albert
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We loved our stay at Kensington Riverside Inn! The staff was friendly and helpful. The service was personalized and outstanding. We felt very welcomed - which is what brought us back again and also makes us look forward to our next stay.

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Thank thewagamamas
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6 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Kensignton Riverside Inn was a wonderful weekend getaway spot. We stayed here for one night in the fall and enjoyed a room with a fireplace and lots of little extras like house made chocolates in the room. We were greeted in the parking garage and our bags were carried up to the front desk. We were given a tour of... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The inn was the perfect spot to host my first solo business retreat. The staff set me up in the perfect room with plenty of desk space, and during my stay, made sure I had what I needed. The bed was surprisingly soft and cozy.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Beautiful quaint hotel in a wonderful area of Calgary. Staff were excellent. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Restaurant was 5 star. Special touches such as cold water upon arrival, coffee, tea or juice with the daily paper delivered to your door at a time you request.

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Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn
Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn
Cuisines: Canadian, Contemporary
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kensington Riverside Inn is Calgary's premier luxury boutique Inn located steps from Downtown Calgary along the banks of the picturesque Bow River in Kensington Village. This 19-room boutique inn features upscale accommodations for the discerning traveler, as well as the renowned Chef's Table restaurant. Your "Inn" experience will include evening turndown service, morning coffee/tea tray with newspaper, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet and bottled water in the guest room. When booking with the Inn directly, guests will receive a $20 per person food and beverage credit at the Chefs Table. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kensington Riverside Inn

Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Hillurst , Northwest Calgary
Price Range: €164 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary
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#4 Business Hotel in Calgary
#5 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#7 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#31 Family Hotel in Calgary
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“Ist floor corner room at rear is quiet & offered a small "shared" patio, but faces unappealing alley”
 of 5 bubbles curiositas_jojo, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“You can make requests when you book. You can ask for things like a fireplace in your room or a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles kelilahh, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room that face the river are noise so choose other sides”
  • View from my riverview suite
  • Patio chair and table covered in spider web
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 of 5 bubbles Coolcow11, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The Inn is on a busy main road by the river, so ask for a rear room.”
 of 5 bubbles 40Kiwiclaire, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a patio on the ground floor or a true balcony at the front. Request not to be on the alley side of the inn.”
  • view from room 206 balcony
 of 5 bubbles Tomkat_London, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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