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“Highly recommended - a fantastic comfortable place to stay”
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Darby's Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Stavanger B&B and Inns
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Somerset
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“Highly recommended - a fantastic comfortable place to stay”
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Having found this beautiful B&B in Tripadvisor I decided to give Darby's a try based on the excellent reviews. I was looking for a comfortable stay in Stavanger at a reasonable price, Darby's fitted the bill being more economical than the hotels which are (uprightly) more visible on Tripadvisor over the B&B; I also personally prefer smaller B&B/guest houses to hotels any day but at Darby's no quality is sacrificed and the service I found was perfect.

Situated in a very nice and quiet residential area less than 5 minutes walk from an airport shuttle bus stop (or central Stavanger) it is well positioned for a business or tourist visit. I actually found it great because 2 minutes away towards town is a Europcar depot so I was able to save costs by picking up my car early the next day (when I needed it) rather than from the airport on arrival.

The house stands out on the street and it attractive, inside its very welcoming and comfortable, the reception rooms are beautiful and nicely furnished. The hosts are great and welcomed me and were able to give good information on local restaurants etc.

The house has free Wi-Fi and my room was well equipped with a desk for working, a modern clean bathroom and most importantly a very comfortable bed! In the hall there is a small kitchen for making coffee etc. Breakfast was hearty and had plenty of choice of hot or cold food.

I highly recommend Darby’s Inn. Go try it out, I certainly will be again.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Wurzburg, Germany
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Very nice hosts, beautiful house with nice rooms and gorgeous breakfast.

While the outside looks inconspicuous at fist glance and you might not even notice the inn, the inside tells a completely different story. Large common rooms with antique but comfortable furniture invite you to stay outside of your private space and have a nice chat with your hosts.

Extremely recommended!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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wenche1, Owner at Darby's Inn, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
It was an absolute pleasure having you here. I am so pleased, you took the tim,e to write us this fantastic review in your busy schedule visiting Norway. I hope you had sunshine and fun all the way after a rather grey start in Stavanger. Keep in touch, we would love to meet you again.

Best wishes
Wenche
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights in June. TBH I booked Darby's due to the excellent reviews here on Tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed! The B&B is easy to find and is unlike any other B&B I've stayed in before - decor, size of place and room, hospitality of the hosts etc is first class. Breakfast is a relaxed affair and very comprehensive.
It is a short walk into the centre of Stavanger, so is convenient for access to other amenities etc. We were driving around Norway so needed parking, which was available and close by. I can't comment on access to/from the airport but looking to return in September so should be able to report on that then!

Room Tip: Whichever room you have it will be fabulous!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Beautiful house, really comfortable clean rooms with tasteful decor and warm helpful hosts. Would highly recommend staying in Darby's

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

The house is just spectacular, and the rooms are spotless, modern and comfy. We especially enjoyed sitting on the outside deck off the main living area, where we could have some afternoon or evening snacks and refreshments and socialize with our hosts. The location is very convenient for the airport Flybussen, and we didn't mind the short walk through the quiet neighborhood to get to/from the town center.

Speaking of Wenche and Paul, they made us feel right at home whether it was serving breakfast to order or listening to our stories and sharing some of theirs. It's been a long time since we stayed at a B&B, but Darby's Inn and especially Wenche's hospitality were certainly a memorable 5-star experience.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Hartvig Room, which has a nice private balcony overlooking the quiet street.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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wenche1, Owner at Darby's Inn, responded to this review, 9 August 2012
Dear Tom.

It was an absolute delighte to have you as our guests.
Unfortunatly, for you(!), you have no cause to come back to Stavanger, so to meet again....., we will have to come and see you! Have fun!

Best Wishes
Wenche
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Having done a tour of several B&B's and Hotels in the Stavanger area, I have found Darby's B&B to be superior in every way.

The rooms are comfortable with a wonderful decor (and you get the extra bonus of UK television). Wenche & Paul's artefacts from all over the world will keep you busy admiring this collection which you would struggle to find in anywhere else.

Wenche does goes out of her way to make you feel at home and is extremely helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to stay there. Absolutely brilliant.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We loved staying at Darby's. The 3-story house (guest rooms on 2nd floor) was beautifully furnished. An excellent value. Darby's was by far the best accommodations we experienced during our two weeks in Norway.

Room Tip: Hospitality was superb and the breakfasts far exceeded any of our expectations. Location is within e...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Darby's Inn, responded to this review, 25 June 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review.
It was an absolute pleasure having you as our guests.
We wish you a continued happy holiday and hope we will
meet again in future.

Wishing you all the best
Wenche
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Property: Darby's Inn
Address: Oscars gate 18, Stavanger 4008, Norway
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Region: Norway > Western Norway > Rogaland > Stavanger Municipality > Stavanger
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Stavanger
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself, as our guest in this unique and historic home, designed by one of Stavanger’s most famous architects, Hartvig Sverdrup Eckhoff. Soak up a 120 years of history, as you sit back and enjoy this breathtaking house and its many features. After extensive restoration works, we are now proud to present, our four extraordinary double guest rooms with modern en-suite bathrooms. Two of the rooms have direct access, and use of a balcony, and all four rooms have easy access and use of the garden. The house is set in one of Stavanger’s most sought after residential areas, only a 5 minutes stroll from the city centre, yet, this beautiful tree lined road, offers calm and tranquillity to the discerning traveller. Museums, restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance, and the Airport Bus Service, only a few hundred meters away. Come and join us, as our guest, for a unique and special experience. ... more   less 
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