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Balcony House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
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stoke on trent
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Like staying with friends”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

My husband and I stayed here between christmas and new year, it was perfect.
Mandy and Brian met us when we checked in, and Mandy showed us to our room, and told us if we wanted to go into town (a short walk away), they would be more than happy to drive us!, and show us around, we have stayed in a lot of places and never been asked this, service at its best.
We stayed for two nights in room one, which is the biggest of the rooms, it is extremely well appointed and spacious.
The room is beautifully decorated and very modern with a very comfy large bed, the bathroom had a large shower with extra little touches, like cotton wool balls e.t.c.
Breakfast was delicious and extremely plentiful, we did feel quite bad because we couldn't eat all of it!.
Mandy and Brian are lovely hosts it was like staying with friends, attentive without being over-bearing, just perfect.
I would just like to say thank you for a wonderful stay (we are off to New Zealand in May!).
I would stay again without hesitation and definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed for only one night, to break up a long car journey between Scotland and London, but found it to be a highly pleasurable stay and Mandy and Brian couldn't have been more welcoming.

First impressions upon arrival were great, the property is a lovely big old house with a very welcoming hallway and spacious guests lounge. With us staying a Sunday night in the dead of January (the weather did it's best too!!!) we were offered a choice of rooms, which we found extremely accommodating.

Our bed was highly comfortable and having slept like logs, we woke up to a hearty cooked breakfast as well as the choice (which we politely declined) of healthier options!!!

Upon leaving, we found we'd inadvertently left our lights on and flattened our battery, however Mandy and Brian came up trumps with their jump leads.

Would definitely recommend Balcony House to friends, relatives or anyone finding themselves in Kendal, of which our only regret being that we weren't there for longer!!!

Mark & Chi.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harrow
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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

Had a great weekend at this lovely B&B. Mandy and Brian are wonderful hosts making you feel instantly at home. Our room was excellent very tastefully decorated and furnished. The breakfast was fantastic and definitely set you up for the day. All I can say we would definitely return again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Mandy N, Owner at Balcony House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
A happy new year to all our guests past and in the future. Thank you for all your kind reviews and I hope this next year brings good luck to all. I can't believe another year of welcoming guests has passed. It's a very rewarding job with reviews like this.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

All I can say is wow, a late decision to go away for the weekend however, couldn't have been better Mandy and Brian are the best hosts I have ever met nothing is too much for them. The rooms are immaculate and very spacious with all your needs well taken care of. Then there's the breakfast well that in itself makes the stay, it is amazing, and huge we didn't need to eat for the rest of the day. I cannot speak highly enough for this guest house it is the best I have ever stayed in and will definitely be going again.

Room Tip: no need to choose all rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Mandy and Brian are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The accommodation is superb-beautiful interior design, regularly refreshed and updated, yet with a comfortable, homely feel. Breakfasts are wonderfully generous and varied, with special requests readily catered for and we've enjoyed many stimulating conversations, both with guests and with our hosts. We look forward to yet another stay next year!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Leyland, Lancashire
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Kendal has lots of historical features and is a great little shopping town especially at Christmas when the town's streets and squares are decorated with lights. There is a very enjoyable walk along the river bank. We went at the end of 2012 which was the first time we stayed with Mandy and Brian at Balcony House. Mandy's Christmas decorations are something to behold only exceeded by the comfort of the rooms and the quality of the breakfasts. Both Mandy and Brian are very welcoming and the house has many interesting features apart from the Christmas decorations. We have been lucky enough to be able to book again this year and we are so looking forward to it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We have recently stayed for 3 nights and cannot rate the care given by Mandy and Brian highly enough. They offered lifts into Kendal if we should want a lift and recommended places to eat and were most helpful in giving us information. The bedroom was extremely clean, the bathroom extras exceptional for a B&B (dressing gowns supplied),and lovely fluffy towels, Breakfasts were very filling and well cooked. A very comfortable residents lounge too. Complimentary access to a nearby hotel spa. We would not hesitate to stay again and will recommend it to our friends.

Room Tip: If you don't like any noise but need a window open then you should ask for room 3.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Balcony House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Balcony House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 82 Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6DP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balcony House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balcony house guest house offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation in Kendal. Free use of local hotel pool/gym/spa.Full English breakfast or vegetarian options.TV/DVD player, free WIFI. Hospitality tray in all rooms. Complimentary toiletries.Guest lounge. Free parking directly in front of property. Sorry we do not allow pets. No family room. ... more   less 
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