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Kensington Riverside Inn

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Red Deer
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Staying at the Kensington Riverside Inn is always a cozy and comfortable experience, particularly for solo travellers. It's small, intimate layout and atmosphere provides a safe environment in the heart of a busy city.

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Maple Ridge
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is our second stay at this remarkable little hotel. The service is great and the accommodations are awesome. We will always stay at this little gem of a hotel in downtown Calgary. The location is great as well.

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Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I chose the Kensington Riverside Inn based on the reviews I found on the Internet and was not disappointed. They exceeded my expectations in every way and really went above and beyond. Love the luxurious modern decor, quality throughout and truly world class service.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Stayed for 1 night and could not fault the place. From check in to breakfast and check out all the staff were fantastic. Room excellent and some nice touches like a turn down service. The area around the hotel is quite vibrant with cafes and bars so no need to go down town. Will stay here again

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night but enjoyed it very much. Great location in Kensington near all the shops and restaurants and next to the river. Staff all super friendly and helpful. Rooms comfortable, very modern stylings. No kettle but we phoned through for hot water and got it immediately. Tip book through their website and you get $20 per person... More 

Thank Impossimole
Landford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

A brilliant small but luxurious hotel where the staff were very friendly and accommodating and the room luxurious. We were stopping over in Calgary after a trip to the Rockies and it was a convenient location for walking by the river and going out for the evening. Brunch was delicious and there was a great seating area for waiting to... More 

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Beautiful quaint luxury hotel. You must stay here to enjoy Calgary!!!! Perfect location!!! No other hotels are in this neighbourhood!!!! Right in the heart of Kensington. Just steps away from the Bow River pathways for a bike or walk. Access to amazing restaurants! The rooms are beautiful and well organized. The staff will go out of their way to make... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Located in an interesting neighbourhood and with some river views, this is fairly basic accommodation. There is a restaurant, fairly upscale but with lots of other options within an easy walk. However, there is no room service.

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

Good afternoon DonnainKensington. Thank you for taking the time to respond and provide us with some great comments for future travelers. We do provide room service on site, however the hours are the same as our restaurant. Consequently it is only available for breakfast and dinner. We are looking into expanding these times for our guests in the future, in... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We enjoyed our stay here so much. Loved the location, as lots to do, and great walking pathways. The hotel was excellent. We were looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary, and it turned out perfect. The room was large and very clean. We opted for a riverside suite, as it was a special occasion, and we really felt... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Second time staying at Kensington. Great service they go the extra mile. Very lovely quaint boutique hotel. Reasonable parking rates in secured under ground parking garage. Free water in the room is a bonus!

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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: $233 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Kensington Riverside Hotel Calgary
Kensington Riverside Inn Calgary, Alberta
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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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