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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Nil star budget hostel advertised as a '2 star Hotel' Stayed from Sept 17-22, 2013 at £86.05 per night PROS - Near shops, buses and the West Kensington tube station / designated smoking area (outside). CONS - This is a very cheap 'hostel' not an hotel as per website description. Entire building only had one tiny lift / No kettle/tea... More 

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1 Thank Sea250
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I came with my family before attending Birmingham Uni this week, and was pleasantly surprised. I had booked the hotel a few months back as it was the closest to the Uni, but having subsequently read the reviews we were apprehensive to say the least. On arrival the reception still looked like it was being worked on, but when we... More 

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6 Thank Dan H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Greeted with the smell of mould and damp. Tiles falling off in the tiny shower which was covered in mildew. Cold water was coming from the shower so I left left it to run for 10 minutes to warm up. Heard a crash coming from the shower so went to investigate...stepped off the bed and the room was flooded due... More 

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6 Thank ShereeEvra

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Wales, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I stayed at the Kensington hotel the room was smelly there was a dead rat in the toilet i found that quite disturbing ,the receptionist Sam was rude and smelt of body sweat and the cleaner assent cleaning the rooms and they have changed the mornings breakfast times to 8 till 9 and the breakfast included toast that you have... More 

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7 Thank Jessica D
Blackpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I needed a hotel in a hurry as a course came up I needed to attend. I booked in and said to my partenr well it does not look much on the website but what harm can one night do. I had to pre pay, but that did not stop me from walking into the room and walking out. That... More 

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7 Thank Peter M
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

The hotel bears no resemblance to the website. From the outside it just looks a little run down but bearable. Inside, things go from bad to worse. The room we were shown (up many flights of stairs with dirty carpets that made me seriously make a mental note of where the fire exits were) didn't look like it had seen... More 

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3 Thank MellieLeggatt
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

I stayed as it was up the road from where my daughter lives…we walked in the room, i used the toilet and we left. I had already pre-paid and was charged a further £50 when it was advertised as a discount for the weekend. We ended up paying over £100 for an alternative location because of the (lack of) service,... More 

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6 Thank IWM21
East Dean, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Nasty smell, stained carpets, paintwork all chipped. Bedroom not cleaned prior or during visit. In fact the room was not visited by staff (mainly invisible) during my 4 day stay. Carpet threadbare in places. Flush the toilet and there is a terrible noise until cistern refills. TV does not work properly. Get your own breakfast if you can find the... More 

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4 Thank Chillie_11
SouthportENGLAND
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

My advice with regards to this hotel! IF YOUR CAR IS BIG ENOUGH TO SLEEP IN, THEN DO IT, THE CAR PARK IS A GOOD SIZE. On first impressions the outside of the building looks ok, the gardens just need a good tidy. After that then its all down hill, that is except for the four flights of stairs you... More 

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8 Thank MARSHALLFAMILY_8
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

My mother and sister stayed there when visiting me and my partner in out new home just down the road. They said the room stank, the carpet was peeling up, the tv didn't work, the shower was mouldy, the staff nearly let the guests set the place on fire, they were unavailable, unaccommodating, 'shy' or just rude or didn't understand,... More 

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4 Thank GypsyWolf193

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Kensington Hotel

Address: 785 Pershore Road | Selly Park, Birmingham B29 7LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Hotel Class:2 star — Kensington Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Ask for a refurbished room.”
 of 5 bubbles danh345, 22 Sep 2014 | Read review
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“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles MellieLeggatt, 26 Nov 2013 | Read review
“A tip to help travellers choose a good room…go somewhere else. The PermierInn is more expensive but close and clean”
 of 5 bubbles IWM21, 22 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Not able to give a tip.”
 of 5 bubbles Chillie_11, 8 Sep 2013 | Read review
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