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“Boutique within a stone's throw from the CBD” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kensington Riverside Inn

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Kensington Riverside Inn
Ranked #25 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Boutique within a stone's throw from the CBD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

A delightful hotel just across the river from downtown. Close to a variety of restaurants and pubs. The interior design is very cosy, the staff pleasant and helpful and the breakfast menu provides a great way to start the day? The beds are close to the best I've ever slept in.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SpecksPearson
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

We were travelling on a last minute business trip and couldn't get a room downtown, so our travel agent booked us into the Kensington Riverside Inn. What a nice change of pace for a business stay!

The hotel is small (hence the name inn) and the staff makes you feel like a personal guest, not just another traveller. The room was delightfully different from the standard double queen/king in most of the major chains. A walk out patio,a comfy chair, great linens and a working fireplace all contributed to the ambiance ...even though a good working desk and good lighting was available too.

The hotel is directly across the river from downtown and a 5 minute drive, or a 15 minute walk on a nice day. Located in Kensington, a delightful area with great shops, wine bars, coffee shops and restaurants all within a minute or two made the evenings a nice retreat from the busy business day.

Room Tip: I stayed in the first floor back corner room...nice and quiet with a patio.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HappyTxTraveller
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Red Deer, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

I just want to say kudos to the professional and accommodating staff! It was a real treat to stay here. Enjoyable breakfast meal also!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Travelgirl154921
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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

This hotel sits riverside just across the river from downtown Calgary. Great view of downtown and away from the busy streets. Complimentary coffee or juice along with the paper were delivered each morning without requiring me to answer the door. A nice tray with the coffee in a thermos and condiments were left for me to retrieve at my convenience. Complimentary breakfast was cooked to order...and I had the most wonderful eggs benedict EVER!! The staff was exceptionally polite and nice to talk to.
One block over is a wonderful quaint neighborhood. We visited coffee bars, wine bars, restaurants and shops all within a 30 second to 2 minute walk. The rooms are beautifully designed and paint/decor make you feel at home. The fireplace in the room turned on with the flip of a switch! The lobby was a nice-comfortable place to hang out and have a glass of wine.
I would recommend staying at the Kensington Riverside Inn.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Susie S
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

I was very pleased. The staff was very friendly, accommodating, and anxious to make sure I was satisfied with my stay. My room was spacious, immaculate, and amazingly quiet considering the hotel is on a main road. The bathtub was extra-deep and some bath salts were provided, so I had a great relaxing soak after working all day. Coffee tea in a thermos is delivered every morning, a really thoughtful touch. A cooked-to-order gourmet breakfast was included in my room rate; I had eggs benedict with salmon and spinach, accompanied by herbed home fries--one of the best breakfasts I ever ate. My only quibbles are that the free wifi dropped about once an hour, requiring me to log back in, and the curtains are heavy but not black-out. The location is great, with many nice shops, restaurants, and bars within a few blocks.

Room Tip: Don't worry if you get a room facing Memorial Drive--I could barely hear any traffic.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lin0515
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Additional Information about Kensington Riverside Inn

Property: Kensington Riverside Inn
Address: 1126 Memorial Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3E3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Calgary
#5 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#8 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#31 Family Hotel in Calgary
Price range (per night): ₹ 11,987 - ₹ 17,981
Hotel Class:4 star — Kensington Riverside Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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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