Stayed for only one night back in May, wish I could have spent longer. From beginning to end, everything is thought of and offered with such graceful charm. A space was kept for me outside their premises to park with parking permit provided. That evening I drove to Windermere and Ambleside & when I got back, Inoka made me a lovely pot of coffee with biscuits & we sat and had a long chat. They have only had this Guesthouse for one year and have done wonders with it, raising the standards and making it a favourite with so many guests. This is reflected in their rating on Trip Advisor of 100% "Thumbs up" and a big Congratulations to them for receiving the Certificate of Excellence, which I believe I read somewhere only goes to 10% of listings on TA.
The rooms are excellently well appointed, with a carefully thought about guest's tray with choices of tea, coffee, water, etc, etc.. In the bathroom another basket with guests 'goodies'. The toiletries & towels are of exceptional quality and the inclusion of bath robes is something you only expect in 5 star hotels. I stayed on the 1st floor and while it was a street facing room, I had no trouble as there was very little traffic and it certainly didn't bother me.
Breakfast at Sonata is a most incredible experience, you get the 'works'. Fresh fruits, cut and whole, beautifully displayed, several cereals with hot or cold milk, top quality fruit juices, choice of brown or white bread (you can have both) and then the menu offers a wonderful choice of delicious home-cooked breakfasts so I chose bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash brown and baked beans. This all followed with, toast and choice of Wilkins "Tiptree" preserves (again, the finest quality) and tea or fresh cafetiere coffee. Believe me, this truly sets you up to keep you going all day, which it did for me as I drove to South Wales.
It is so true when I say they set the standards so high, it leaves many other establishments wishing they could reach this level.
Without hesitation, I recommend Sonata to anyone travelling in the Lake District. I will most definitely be back in the not too distant future to enjoy more of your high class hospitality. Thank you Inoka and hubby, a wonderful stay, just not long enough....I'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sonata Guest House offers outstanding 4 Star B&B accommodation in the heart of Kendal in the South Lakes. We're a Visit England Breakfast award-winning B&B just a 5 minutes walk from Kendal's great choice of specialist shops, cafes, restaurants and the famous Brewery Arts Centre. Browse our reviews on TripAdvisor - we're a Certificate of Excellence award-winner. Local bus and rail links are just a short stroll from the B&B and the Lake District National Park border is just a 3 minute drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonata Guest House Kendal, Lake District