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Kilbrannan Guest House
Ranked #2 of 99 Great Yarmouth B&B and Inns
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GAINSBOROUGH
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8 reviews
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“Terrific Guest House *****”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Recently stayed at the Kilbrannan Guest House for four nights.

On arrival we were given a very wholehearted welcome by the wonderful proprietors Gary, Julie and their son Charlie who immediately made us feel very much at home. Our luggage quickly disappeared before our very eyes and was taken to our room whilst Julie gave us an extremely useful brief on the Kilbrannan facilities, which also included many local places of interests to visit along with the best places to dine. A very informative written guide was also provided in our room together with a local free parking permit for the immediate area.

The Kilbrannan is located in very close proximity to the seafront and is kept spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard. Our spacious room and the attached lounge were extremely clean and cosy and serviced daily to a very high standard. Fresh fruit and flowers were an added bonus.

Breakfast choices were delicious, plentiful and individually cooked to order with many options including some mouth-watering homemade treats. Gary and Julie are a very thoughtful, friendly and accommodating couple who provide an exceptional warm hearted service together with good local knowledge and some great advice and suggestions on local activities and interesting places to visit including directions.

We were certainly made to feel very welcome and treated almost like part of the family from the moment we walked through the door. I definitely intend to stay at Kilbrannan Guesthouse again on my next trip to Norfolk and highly recommend this terrific guest house to anyone else who is thinking of taking a break in the area.

Very many thanks for your part in our most enjoyable short break.

Room Tip: Room 2 with the attached lounge is very spacious
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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-kilbrannan-14, Owner at Kilbrannan Guest House, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Thank you for your feedback,
When a guest is new to the area it is only correct to advise on places to go, things to do and places to eat. This way you have a clearer understanding of what's on offer.
We take great pride in running Kilbrannan with all the love and care that we do and actually enjoy it. The quality of our breakfasts is unmatched.
You were a pleasure to meet and we hope to see you again next time when we can talk over more of Great Yarmouth's fascinating history.
Kind regards

Gary, Julie & Charlie
ps: loved the jokes
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 July 2013

What wonderful hosts, Gary, Julie & Charlie. We were welcomed with the door open before we got through the gate and it got even better as time went on. Gary and Julie were kindness themselves and could not do enough for us. The rooms were homely and really clean with little touches like a bowl of fresh fruit in the room, plenty of tea making facilities and the bed comfortable, towels clean each day and everywhere was so clean.
Breakfasts were delicious and the choice was great! Great chef Gary! and Julie had a great balancing act bring in some of the breakfasts!
Gary kindly drove us to the dog and horse racing tracks which was so kind and saved us the money on a taxi which we had to put on a bet...and lost!
They had time to talk to everyone and remembered everyone's name...amazing.
We will recommend the Kilbrannan Guest house to everyone.
We and our friends would like to say a special thank you to Gary, Julie and Charlie for making our holiday so special. We will go back and we will stay at the Kilbrannan.

Room Tip: There would be no room to recommend as they were all perfect!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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-kilbrannan-14, Owner at Kilbrannan Guest House, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Thank you all for your review,
We pride ourselves on the high level of customer service we provide our guests so taking you to the very popular horse and dog racing tracks was no problem.
Hearing you enjoyed your stay with us makes us very happy and makes the hard work we put in worth it
For breakfast we use the best, quality, Norfolk produce and cook it freshly to order with no need to order anything the night before, we are pleased you appreciated the quality.
We look forward to your next visit and can't wait to see the 'Kilbrannan' Gladioli
Kind regards

Gary & Julie
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

would just like to say what a joy it was staying here the food was out of this world, and gary and Julie was a joy to meet, the room was so clean and fresh I would recommend them to any one
would just like to say a big thank you xx

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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-kilbrannan-14, Owner at Kilbrannan Guest House, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Thank you so much for your review.
When you were recommended to us by your family we were so pleased and excited to meet you.
We were not disappointed, you are a lovely couple.
many guests celebrate their birthdays with us and we always do our best to make them all special.
You have sampled the quality of things we do and provide at Kilbrannan Guest House and we look forward to your next visit.
Happy wishes
Gary & Julie x
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Alsager, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

We have just returned from our first holiday in Norfolk. We selected Kilbrannan from the internet and are so glad we did. Our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Fresh towels were supplied daily whether they had all been used or not. Foodwise the breakfast was second to none, ( If you do visit the Kilbrannan you must try the Kilbrannan Special !! ).There was an extensive menu to choose from,the food being of the highest quality which was freshly cooked. After having the breakfast there you do not need anything else until evening.The hosts, Gary and Julie Smith were great. They were very friendly and welcoming, making you feel at home the minute you arrived. They could not do enough for you, suggesting places to eat out at night (which were spot on) and places of interest to visit. We joined them in the guests lounge at night for a drink and they proved to be excellent company. We enjoyed ourselves so much we have provisionally booked a holiday for next year already.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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-kilbrannan-14, Owner at Kilbrannan Guest House, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Thank you for your feeback.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Norfolk and are equally as pleased it won't be your last.
Kilbrannan Guest House is run with a great deal of love and care with hospitality, customer care, cleanliness and breakfast being top of the list you are sure to be completely satisfied.
When visiting Great Yarmouth and Norfolk it is only correct that you sample the local ingredients we provide for our award winning breakfasts and cooking them freshly to order gives them the credit they deserve.
We look forward to your next visit
Warm regards
Gary & Julie
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Immaculate, friendly, comfortable few words to descript Kilbrannan. Can not fault anything about this great guest house. Gary & Julie very welcoming and more then happy to help with anything. Breakfast menu is amazing, thanks for catering my gluten free diet. Well worth every penny we paid for the weekend we were there, will def be going back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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-kilbrannan-14, Owner at Kilbrannan Guest House, responded to this review, 9 July 2013
Thank you for your review.
We take great pride in making sure our guests have everything they need to have a pleasant and comfortable stay. Our varied breakfast menu caters for all diets and tastes using the best local ingredients. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you and your sister again soon.
Warm wishes
Gary & Julie
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Brigg, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

OK where to start!!...Lovely B&B only two minutes walk at most from the seafront and located perfectly to get to all attractions in Great Yarmouth. The greeting from Gary & Julie was wonderful and made us feel `at home` immediately. Our room was immaculate and for the price charged was incredible value. How many budget hotels or B&B`s offer what Kilbrannan does? (The answer is none!!).......11 different Teas for breakfast?.....Cracking Breakfast menu...fresh fruit in the rooms...Free parking permit...DVD`s...Books....Games...Have a peek at their website to view the Breakfast menu... www.kilbrannanguesthouse.co.uk You wont be disappointed and we WILL be back :)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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-kilbrannan-14, Owner at Kilbrannan Guest House, responded to this review, 29 June 2013
Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
Our location in Great Yarmouth is as you say, perfect to be able to explore everything in the area by foot very easily as it's all on our doorstep. Further reaching areas outside of Great Yarmouth are also very easy to reach by public transport and the bus station is only a 5 minute walk away from Kilbrannan. Perfect!
Once parked up in one of the many available parking bays you can just leave your vehicle parked for the duration of your stay.
For your comfort the highest standards of service are always maintained at Kilbrannan with the main emphasis on cleanliness, hospitality and breakfast which is cooked fresh using only the finest, local ingredients. The facilities in each room are there to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
We look forward to seeing you again
Warm wishes
Gary & Julie
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stoke-on-trent
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

guest house in perfect spot close to everything. the kilbrannan is a great place to stay,spotlessly clean and gary & julie look after your every need.the breakfasts are fantastic with a wide choice of items to pick from and you need to be hungry.free parking is a great plus.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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-kilbrannan-14, Owner at Kilbrannan Guest House, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Thank you for your review.
Running Kilbrannan the way we do isn't simply something we do for a living, it's a way of life for us and we put everything into making sure our guests have everything they need or want.
It is this drive that makes our guests return time after time.
Parking is indeed free for our guests as we purchased permits to allow you to park close to the Guest House. We do not pass this cost on!
The parking bays are restricted to those who have possession of a permit and as a result of this there is always plenty of space including bank holidays as day trippers can't just park in the bays without recieving a parking fine.
We look forward to seeing you again next time
Warm regards
Gary & Julie
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Property: Kilbrannan Guest House
Address: 14 Trafalgar Road, Great Yarmouth NR30 2LD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilbrannan Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World Host recognised Kilbrannan Guest House is a Visit England 4 star graded accommodation with additional Silver Award and Breakfast Award in acknowledgement of our exceptional levels of Customer Service, quality accommodation and outstanding breakfasts.Located on Trafalgar Road, we are ideally positioned to explore everything Great Yarmouth has to offer within a few minutes walk. Parking is free to all guests.Having 5 fully en-suite rooms with many extras included and a cosy licensed lounge your stay is assured to be relaxing.Rooms are cleaned and serviced every day with towels and extras replenished free of charge.If you want a break to remember fondly, come and give us a try.We are also holders of Great Yarmouth Tourist Authority's 'Guest Accommodation of the Year' 2010 & 2012 and Enterprise GY's 'Great Business to Customer Service Award' 2013 ... more   less 
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