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Ferndale House
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Ferndale House
Ranked #4 of 11 Kenilworth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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“Warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We arrived in the middle of the heaviest rain so far this year, but were soon cheered up by the warm welcome from Liz.

The room was a reasonable size, with a dressing table, small wardrobe and an armchair. The bed was comfy, everything was very clean and there was an attention to detail that you don't usually get in guesthouses, such as a shoe shine sponge (a new one in our case!) and a sewing kit in the dressing table drawer. Fresh water was provided, with more available in a fridge on the upstairs landing. The bathroom was spotless, the shower was hot and the only problem was that we couldn't get the towel rail to heat up.

Breakfast was very good, there was plenty of choice and all cooked to order.

We stay in a lot of B n Bs and I have to say that for the money, this one was excellent. No it isn't a 4 star hotel, but you're not paying 4 star hotel rates.

Room Tip: We had room 2, (double) which is on the first floor landing
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

Nice freindly couple, clean rooms and a great breakfast. i was offered the twin room on the top floor but took the small room on the first floor, I struggle with stairs, so hence the small room yeah its tiny but clean and warm though its draughty, tea n coffee there shower was ok, not much power but you get a shower!
Truth its not 4* but its good value, its 3*. I would use the B&B again, its just a short walk from the town centre and half a mile and your in the old town.
Its an ideal and reasonably cheap b&b, all in all its good

Room Tip: room 4 is tiny, i'm a big bloke and struggled with all my kit, but it dont take away from the fr...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2011

We stayed at ferndale for one night only. It is a traditional B & B. The owners were freindly and helpful and allowed us to check in early and there was no problem parking the car.
I didnt like the room it was small and cramped and didnt have a wardrobe just a rail to hang clothes on. I did get to peek at other rooms and they all seemed much nicer, maybe it was because we were there for one night only. But for a low price i shouldnt grumble, saying that the room was warm and the bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed a good nights sleep with no disturbance.
The breakfast was nice.the location is great, not far from the main street. I would recomend this hotel as a good old fashioned basic b and b. for thirty pounds each we got what we paid for.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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coventry
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2011

this hotel is certainly not four star. the room we had was very cold due to sealant on double glazed windows not closing properly. the heating couldn't be turned up any more therefore wind was blowing through all night. the shower was also cold in the morning even though it was turned up to 10 on the dial. the soap dispensers were nearly empty in the bathroom. the room is very cluttered. there is a very old shoe shine sort of thing in the drawer which I don't even think has been replaced for years. the owners are just OK although the lady is much more pleasing to deal with than her partner or looks like he has got out of the wrong side of bed and just about managed to say good morning under his breath. the breakfast was the only good thing about this hotel which was cooked fresh to order, all in all a just average hotel!!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2010

What a lovely night's stay we had with Liz and Derek. This B&B is housed in a traditional Victorian house with homely rooms, comfy (firm) beds, welcoming communal lounge and inviting dining room. We were in Kenilworth for a friend's birthday party and we couldn't have wished for a more home-from-home experience.

Liz (the owner) greeted us when we arrived and made us feel very at ease when we explained we were in Kenilworth for a friend's party and wanted to know if the front door would be locked at a certain time. She assured us we could come and go as we pleased and come in as late as we wanted! This made for a really relaxed and assured stay.

Rooms are really reasonably priced with a double or twin - £55 and a single - £36; both including a tasty cooked breakfast with locally sourced sausages and bacon (all cooked admirably by Derek, Liz's husband!).

We enjoyed breakfast in the bright, traditional dining room and it set us up nicely for a day exploring Kenilworth until lunching later with friends.

Authentic, warm, welcoming and within walking distance to town. You couldn't wish for anymore from a good ole British B&B!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2010

I selected the Ferndale based on location as I was meeting up with friends who were staying, in a private home, just down the street. The owners were very friendly and helpful even allowing me to leave my car in their carpark until just after midday. I can't comment on the breakfast as I skipped this to meet with friends.
Pros - very accommodating owners & comfortable bed.
Cons - limited parking & somewhat dated decor

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2009

A lovely stay, we hope to return soon. Our rooms were very comfortable and clean. The house is warm and has a lovely sitting room to relax in. Breakfast is very tasty with lots of choice.
Ferndale House is usefully sited for trips to many places; Liz and Derek are good hosts and they recommend places to visit and where to go for meals.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ferndale House

Property: Ferndale House
Address: 45 Priory Road, Kenilworth CV8 1LL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Kenilworth
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Kenilworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ferndale House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant, comfortably furnished, period guest house with a high standard of hospitality and friendly atmosphere. Located near to the centre of historic Kenilworth, it is perfectly placed for the NEC, Coventry Airport, National Agricultural Centre at Stonleigh and Warwick University. ... more   less 
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