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Kensington Riverside Inn

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was our second stay at Kensington Riverside Inn. It's a beautiful little boutique hotel with nice decor and excellent staff. The rooms are spacious with great amenities. I love the coffee service in the morning and how your preferences are kept on file. Kensington is such a lovely area with great shops and restaurants at walking distance.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I stay at the Riverside Inn every time I visit Calgary and think it is the best boutique hotel in Calgary. Great location, wonderful rooms and food! Highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to be close to downtown and does not want to be in a huge hotel.

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Thank see31350
Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great property, that made you feel special. Service first class, walking distance into downtown but the area has everything you need. Restaurant & Lounge very private and relaxed feeling. Can't wait for out next night their.

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Thank johnsarahm
Cupar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed here for one night and found it to be in a quiet location on Memorial Drive, just a little way from the bustle of the city centre. The outside looks a bit forbidding in dark grey and the grey theme continues inside. Our room was styled in different shades of grey and brown - a bit heavy really....

Thank srocc
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Teriffic Inn. This time for family wedding which the Inn handled wonderfully. Terrific with guests and wedding couple.The staff works at making stay pleasant and responds quickly.Terrific location.Touch pricey but most nice places are today. Would cheerfully stay again.Understand renovations are coming with expanded restaurant ,

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Thank lionelf806
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Don't be fooled by the relais and chateaux branding. This is not a good hotel. Small and poky with unattractive exterior. In house restaurant is reputed to be good, we found it ok but not amazing. All in all an ok stay if it were a cheap hotel which it is not.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am sorry to hear that your most recent stay here at the Kensington Riverside Inn did not meet your expectations. We take great pride in our Relais & Chateaux affiliation, and the service and amenities we provide, but understand that tastes may vary from time to time. As for...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This place really can't be beat. A wonderful small inn with a great restaurant (Chef's Table), and personalized guest services where they will go out of their way to help you if you forget anything at home. Only downside is that if you don't like impermeable mattress covers on memory foam mattresses (because they make you hot and sweaty at...

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Thank Paige154914
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lovely hotel. Rooms may be a little pricey relative to their size but I would return. Staff very accommodating and the rooms are exceptionally clean. The brunch menu is small so the items offered are speciality items; that was appreciated.

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Thank Mark3458
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Intimate, stylish hotel offers convenient access to neighborhood & downtown locations as well as a beautiful river walk. Underground parking is a plus. However, the "bare bones" staff during our stay was a bit disconcerting - the SAME employee worked at reception, as luggage valet and on room service?? Also, we did not have the expected room safe, coffee maker...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we appreciate the feedback as it helps us grow. As an intimate Inn with only 19 rooms, our staffing levels are reflective of our size. Our staff treat the Inn as their home, personally attending to each and every guest in whatever capacity is required. Building relationships is crucial, and...

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stayed at the hotel when we came to town to take in a concert. Has a great location in the trendy little Kensington area which is also right close to downtown. It is a busy area but we had no problems with noise or anything. We had a room that faced out the rear side of the hotel - although...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive feedback regarding your recent stay! Our team strives to go above and beyond for all guests, as well as create a memorable experience for each individual stay. I apologize that you found our pillows too large. Please contact me directly prior to a future visit and I will ensure that...

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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 > Northwest Calgary
Price Range: ₹ 10,934 - ₹ 17,612 (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”
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  • Patio chair and table covered in spider web
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 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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