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And here are just a few of the reviews which our guests have posted on TripAdvisor.
"Surely none better in Scarborough"
Spent 2 nights last weekend visiting delightful Scarborough. We visit often but rarely stay but so glad we picked the Kensington. Joy & John were very approachable and did everything to make our stay memorable, whether through homemade cakes and biscuits or the amazingly varied breakfasts....some choices you might only otherwise expect in so called 'top class' hotels. Many thanks for making our stay so memorable for all the right reasons. I am sure we will be back.
"Can't fault it! Outstanding in every respect."
Comfortable beds, good quality bed linen and towels, a tastefully decorated and well appointed room, a quiet location, free wi-fi, and an excellent breakfast - but what made our visit even more special was the genuinely hospitable welcome from the owners, and the way they went the extra mile to make sure our 3-night stay was 100% perfect.
Our gluten-free request was accommodated without any fuss, and even the daily cake/chocolate treats reflected that personal attention to detail. The choice at breakfast was as good as any 5-star hotel, and our Full English was cooked to perfection each day, along with cereals, fresh fruit, home-made jam, marmalade, yoghurt etc.
Locationwise, it's ten minutes walk from the sea front, ten minutes walk from the town centre and railway station, and maybe five minutes walk from Peasholme Park, but if you can allow for those distances and build them into your leisure schedule, it's the perfect base for a holiday. We wouldn't even think of looking for anywhere different to stay next time we visit Scarborough.
The saying "we arrived as customers but left as friends" is a terrible cliche, but after reading the reviews on here we agree that John and Joy are the perfect hosts!
"exceeded our expectations!"
We stayed here for a two night break during the recent bank holiday weekend and were made to feel very welcome. Chatty, welcoming owners and the extra touches like homemade cake or biscuits in your room make the difference between an average bed and breakfast to one that stands out amongst the vast competition of guest houses in the area.
The highlight for us was the lovely breakfast and diverse amount of choice on offer, loved the homemade touches like the granola, yoghurt and conserves. Joy is obviously well liked and well known in the town of Scarborough and her local knowledge is very helpful to anyone staying at The Kensington. Easy walking distance into the town centre, or a good choice of eateries in the local area.
"Amazing B and B, the best in Scarborough"
As a student nurse on placement in Scarborough I needed somewhere to stay during the week for 3 months. Choosing this B and B was luck of the draw and I couldn't have asked for any better service. Free on street parking and WiFi, the rooms are all decorated differently and I got to choose which room I preferred. There were so many personal touches such as home-made cakes in the room everyday. The meals at breakfast and tea were amazing, I never went hungry, meals times were planned around me and nothing was ever an inconvenience or too much to ask. John and Joy made me feel very welcome and made my stay in Scarborough enjoyable. The Guest House is only a short down hill walk to the sea front and around a 10minute walk from the train station and town centre etc, so perfect location. I would definitely recommend this Guest House to anyone that wants to stay in Scarborough for business or a break :)
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