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“Gateway to the Lakes”

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The Glen Guest House
Ranked #4 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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“Gateway to the Lakes”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We spent two nights at the Glen when traveling north to Carlisle by train. It was a very convenient location as it enabled us to get into both Kendal and then Windermere very easily.
Chris and Alan were very good hosts. Breakfasts were great and our room was large and airy, with a view up to "The Helm", the hill above the guest house.

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I don't normally like going away from home but staying at the Glen has changed my mind. A lovely peaceful guest house in a great place to use as a base to tour the lake district. Excellent easy parking. Alan has prepared some great leaflet plans for days out. We had a warm welcome and Alan really does give service with a smile when it comes to the excellent cooked breakfast, Choice of home made bread and preserves available every morning and lovely breakfast menu. The rooms are spotless and cleaned daily. Lovely towels and many extras are provided in the rooms. They seem to have thought of everything. Nothing seems too much trouble and I would just like to further thanks Chris and Alan for a great four night stay. Lynn and Paul.

Room Tip: we had a room at the back of the house. No view but so lovely and quiet at night.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I stayed here as a group with five University friends. The place was convenient for the train station from London and had good parking. Rooms were very clean and comfortable and the twin suite was really handy for us a a group. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast too. I would thoroughly recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Nothing too much trouble for Allen and Chris the warmest of hosts.Fabulous room,fabulous area a real treat.Local pub with great food and play area for kids our 4 year old Robbie loved it.Hoping to return soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We have just had 4 nights at The Glen.Allen & Chris made our stay so lovely.They are very warm
and welcoming people.As we are traveling for some time they even offered to do
Some washing for us.We had a great room,very large,great view out our bedroom window
lovely and warm.They have great parking off road.No need to stay in Windamere to explore
This area .Kendal would be the best choice and make it THE GLEN.
Also has a pub less than 5 mins away for meals and meals are great.Thanks again
Allen and Chris,and your breakfasts were yummy.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Would recommend this guest house so very welcoming and homely the breakfast was very nice and the home made bread was really nice the room was lovely everything you needed well worth a visit plenty of places nearby to visit x

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for a night at The Glen. Had a warm welcome from the owners, our room was perfect with a fantastic view and the service was excellent. The breakfast was the best we had ever tried! There is a pub 50 yards up the road which serves the best food! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay in Kendal. The hotel is very clean with a jacuzzi outside. Would return

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Glen Guest House
Address: Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Glen Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Glen is a family concern with an excellent reputation for friendly service and large freshly cooked breakfasts using local produce. It is situated on the outskirts of Kendal, in a quiet location in its own grounds under "The Helm" (local walk and view point of Kendal, the Lake District Mountains and Morecambe Bay), but within a 200 metres of country Inn and restaurant. All rooms are en suite, with most having bath and shower. For that special occasion we have, our Luxury suite with en suite Bathroom with shower and a double room with large en suite bathroom with Double Bath and separate walk-in shower. We have a large family/twin room with view of 'The Helm' plus a large ground floor suite with king size bed. All rooms have freeview TV with DVD. Outside, relax on our patio before taking an evening walk on 'The Helm' to watch the sunset over the Lakeland Mountains, then a drink or meal in our local Inn. ... more   less 
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