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Kensington Riverside Inn

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Red Deer
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The facility looked very nice as we drove up, greeted when we drove in the underground parking. The room was elegant looking and spacious, but the fireplace didn't work, took awhile for hot water at the taps in the bathroom(Shower was good). Bathroom door rubbed when opening it. Room was very quiet given the busy roadway outside. The breakfast was...

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Thank 872codyh
Oakville, Ontario
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Excellent stay at this beautiful boutique hotel. Staff went out of their way to ensure we had great stay for our short visit. A lot better than staying at a hotel in the downtown core of Calgary. It's only a 15 minute walk from that area and right on the Calgary's trail/park system and the quaint Kensington village....

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Thank JustBob65
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The bed was AMAZING! Lovely little Inn, close to everything. The bikes made this stay FANTASTIC. I can't wait to go back and I would recommend it to anyone coming to Calgary. I have stayed in a few hotels in this area and this was by far THE BEST!

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Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Nice hotel convenient. Stingy when it comes to pouring drinks. Go elsewhere for cocktails. Food in the restaurant was a highlight. Service average. Friendly atmosphere Business or shopping location is good for downtown

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Thank 10riverbend
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Signed up for the love suite that came with champagne and chocolates for our wedding night. Excellent champagne (actually, a high quality Prosecco, but delicious none-the-less). Bed was extraordinarily comfy and the service was top notch. Rather pricey, but the perfect get-away for an evening after a long wedding day.

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Thank Softfalcon
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We stayed here for two nights on our arrival at Calgary so that we could rest the first night and then have a look around Calgary. Location of the hotel is ideal for walking into Calgary centre. All the staff were absolutely brilliant to us and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was extremely clean and spacious with the...

Thank LeicestershireTull
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This was our third stay at the Riverside Kensington, a great boutique hotel with modern amenities suitable for couples only and a quiet, romantic getaway. Short walk to Kensington Village (shops, cheese and wine store) and downtown, across from Bow River. The suites are well decorated- ours had a balcony and gas fp. Friendly staff. Hotel needs to work on...

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WernaMaurer, Manager at Kensington Riverside Inn, responded to this review

Good morning and thank you so much for your candid review of your stay at the Kensington Riverside Inn last week. As a Relais & Chateaux property, service is what truly sets us apart and we take great pride in delivering the best service and amenities. Comments such as yours allow us to follow up and improve our guest experiences...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2016

My partner and I had an incredible stay at the Kensington Riverside Inn. Right from the moment we checked-in, we were treated in a way that made us feel so well taken care of. I was taken aback when the gentleman who checked us in welcomed me back, as it had been maybe 7 years since my last stay. Our...

Thank Sleithm
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We wrapped up a 1.5 week Canada trip by spending the last two nights at the Kensington Riverside Inn. It was very convenient to get to from Banff as well as offered very easy access to the heart of Calgary via walking paths. The service at the hotel was five star and made you feel like you were staying in...

Thank mdh4276
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very well received at arrival with bottled water in the parkade and bag service to our room. Nice location close to restaurants and shops. Very pleasant and professional staff and a quaint boutique hotel. Would definitely return.

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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 

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Address: 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Price Range: $222 - $355 (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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#31 Family Hotel in Calgary
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“Get a room at the back of the hotel”
  • Bedroom in shades of grey
 of 5 bubbles srocc, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
  • View from river view suite
 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
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