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The Kensington in Scarborough

The Kensington Bed and Breakfast in Scarborough is on the tree-lined Columbus Ravine and is a lovely Victorian terrace property. Although we aim to meet the needs of all of our guests, due to the nature of the property this can make access for guests with limited mobility sometimes difficult as we are located on a gentle hill.

The Kensington has two steps leading up to the entrance and bedrooms on 2 different levels, making them unsuitable for wheelchair users.


The Kensington Bed and Breakfast in Scarborough is located on a main road with easy access by car.
The nearest shop is 200yds away.
Scarborough Railway Station is approximately 3/4 mile away. Plenty of taxis are available around the station, but we are happy to collect you from the station - just ask at the time of booking.
The nearest bus stop to the town centre is 200yds away.
We do not accept pets.
Large print menus are available on request.
You can contact us by telephone, fax or email.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

When making a booking please advise us of your anticipated arrival time.
We do accept walkers, bikers and cyclists.
Assistance with luggage is always available.
Rooms are available 3pm -5pm. Any other times before or after 3-5 can guests please be so kind as to contact us on our mobile: Debbie 07908 694904, and we ask you to vacate your room by 10.00am on the day of departure.
Parking is outside the hotel with 'on-street' permits provided free of charge to enable you to park at no cost for the duration of your stay.

Main Entrance & Reception

There are 2 steps into the hall area from outside which are 18cm high. There is a door bell to ring on arrival.
A reception desk is in the hallway where you check in.
The main entrance door is side hung to the left.
There are foot wipers at the entrance and there is a lit sign above the door.
The opening times are 7.30am until approx 11pm where we are mostly present.
The main entrance is level to the stairs which lead to the first floor.

Public Areas - General (Internal)

The front door leads through to the hall which has a laminate floor.
All rooms including public areas have central heating and are double glazed.
The dining room, which has separate tables for each room, is also accessed through a door off the hallway.
The Kensington Bed and Breakfast in Scarborough has a staircase of 16 steps leading to the first floor, and then a further 16 steps to the second floor. All staircases have handrails to one side.


- There is no public WC on the ground floor.
The fire alarm is in the form of bells and sirens. There are no flashing lights.
In the event of a fire the alarms would sound and any hearing-impaired guests would be personally collected from their rooms.

The Kensington Bed and Breakfast in Scarborough is NOT licenced.


There are no laundry facilities available at the Kensington.


The town centre is 3/4 of a mile away.
There is a local newspaper shop 200 yds away that is also a general store.


All 5 of our rooms have newly-fitted large en-suites and all have new beds and mattresses.
The 5 bedrooms set on 2 floors all are fully carpeted and central heated.
There are hospitality trays and televisions in all rooms. There are no fridges in the rooms but we are happy to keep any medications in the fridge such as insulin etc., and we are also happy to keep any wine you may bring with you or supply you with ice if you bring in drinks to have in your room.
Hairdryers are in all rooms and irons are provided on request.
All rooms are individually decorated to the highest standard.
3 bedrooms are located on the first floor - 2 doubles and 1 twin.
2 double bedrooms are on the second floor.
The entrance to the bedrooms is all level.
There is a kettle in each room, and they all have a water-level indicator.

En-suite Shower Room & WC.

All our rooms have large walk-in showers. One double room has a 900mm x 900mm, and the others each have a 1200mm x 760mm.

Grounds and Gardens

There is a front garden with one small step down to the garden tables and chairs which are provided for our guests to use.

Additional Information

Fire extinguishers are distributed around the hotel and clearly labelled.
All fire exits are clearly marked and a full Fire System is in operation.
Please read the fire instruction in your room. Anyone with hearing impairments please advise us on arrival.
WE ARE TOTALLY NON SMOKING. Anyone found to be smoking whilst in our home will be asked to vacate the premises as this is now against the law.
We are happy to cater for ALL special diets and certain likes and dislikes. Please advise before arrival.
Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Bed and Breakfast - please ask for the access code.
We are elected members of the Royal Institute for Public Health.

Contact Information

Address: 66 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7QU
Telephone: 07908 694904
Email: info@kensington-guesthouse.co.uk
Website: www.kensington-guesthouse.co.uk
Hours of operation: 7:00am till 11:00pm
Emergency number: 07944 392762
Local accessible taxi number: 01723 501111

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve. If you have any comments please phone 07908 694904 or email info@kensington-guesthouse.co.uk

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