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Kennett House Bed & Breakfast
Cary, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Kennett House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2007

We stayed at the Kennett House based on the wonderful reviews we saw on Trip Advisor. We were looking forward to meeting Carol and Jeff the owners of the B and B who received very high ratings based on their gourmet breakfasts and personal touches. Unfortunately when we arrived, we found out that they had sold the B and B recently.. While the new owner was accommodating and pleasant, the breakfasts were not of gourmet caliber. They were very basic with pancakes being served one day and french toast the next. There was nothing creative and the owner was not even there for the first breakfast.. The other negative was that even though you get a private bathroom, you have to walk down the hall to get to it.. We are big b and b people and I have to say this one did not stand out. My recommendation to the new owner is to work on making those breakfast truly gourmet and different and provide some ideas as to what to do in the area. The inn is lovely and snacks are provided along with soft drinks, Again it would be a nice touch if the cookies provided were home made. Effort has to made to keep up the wonderful reputation of the former owners. Hopefully things will improve once the transition period has taken place. The suggestions I am making may sound petty but the b and b's that stand out are the ones that have these special touches.

The location of the Inn is good within walking distance of Kennett Square which is a charming little town. We enjoyed having ice cream at the little Mexican ice cream place in town. They have a number of very unusual flavers. There is also a discount book store run by a senior citizen group which has a wonderful selection of deeply discounted books. Fun to brouse in..The Kennett Square Grill was very good but the Kennett Square Inn was not impressive. We did enjoy the wineries and the Chadds River Museum and Longwood Gardens. The area in general is well laid out with alot of interesting spots to see.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Average Breakfast, Bathroom outside room
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Ambler, PA
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2007

Jeff & Carol provided our entire 8 person party a wonderful experience. My wife turned 40, and I organized a surprise party for her in a local restaurant (Half Moon, also highly recommended). Long before we arrived, Jeff and Carol were polite and responsive to inquiries and requests for information about the local area. In every response, their recommendations about places to eat, local wineries, museums, and other general information were spot on.

We stayed in the Longwood Suite, an elegant and spacious room, with an adjoining sitting area that created extra space, and allowed us to stretch out and feel at home. The room is well appointed, but not overly busy, with informative books and magazines which I enjoyed on the couch while my wife took a nap in the other room.

The full breakfasts were nothing short of gourmet, and the duo worked in tandem with much grace and efficiency. Jeff managed the breakfast room, satisfying coffee and drink needs, serving up food and entertainment, while Carol worked her magic in the kitchen.

The house is 2 short blocks into town, where several good restaurants await. We tried State Street Grill (BYOB) and had our big party at Half Moon (upstairs). Both are fantastic. The newly opened Talulah's Table (former Django owners in Philly) is a great place for a snack, coffee, or to assemble gourmet picnic grub.

A previous poster summed it up well, and I couldn't agree more: "They have mastered the exact balance of being helpful and available without being intrusive"

We also spent a few hours at the Brandywine River Museum (15 min drive), which was a stunning building with notable works from the Wyeth clan, and others of local fame. This is a must see while you are in the area. Also, the winery Va La has a lively tasting room and some original, high-quality wines, and a panorama in its backyard that is competitive with Napa, albeit on a much smaller scale.

Enjoy your stay! Jason (Ambler, PA)

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — NA
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Jason_AMBLER_PA
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Boston Mass.
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2007

We were invited to stay at Kennett House as a result of a destination party we were attending. The experience from the time I booked the room via the web; to their follow up, and most impressive our stay were the best we've experienced at any B&B. Jeff and Carol the hosts take care of every detail a traveller could wish. Coffee waiting outside your room when you get up in the AM a terrific breakfast to follow. The rooms are spacious, gorgeous, very well equipped spotlessly clean and comfortable. We are from Boston, so not sure when we'd have another opportunity to visit the Brandywine Valley, but we would hope to get to Kennett House again. It's beautiful lodging in a beautiful location. Relaxed and delightful. Heartily recommend it.

  • Liked — Very organized and hospitable hosts
  • Disliked — No concerns
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
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Thank AuntieEBD
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Cape Cod
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2006

This B&B is well-situated for enjoying Brandywine Valley (Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, etc.) and dining is just a few blocks away from this great old granite home on a quiet part of the main street of Kennett Square. We stayed in the spacious and comfortable Longwood Suite -- best night's sleep on our trip! -- and enjoyed a hearty breakfast the next morning. The Yetters are hospitable hosts and recommended some stops for us that were memorable. All around, a good choice for travelers in the area.

Stayed November 2006
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West Sussex
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2006

This was a wonderful find. Beds (and rooms) were extremely comfortable and the hosts, Jeff and Carol couldn't have been more helpful. A beautiful area to explore and fabulous restaurants just a short step away. We would definitely go back - even though we have to travel "across the pond" to get there.

Stayed October 2006
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Thank Openbah
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New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2006

My stay at the Kennett House was extraordinary. Jeff and Carol went out of their way to make sure that every need was met. The food, the room, the atmosphere, their attitude and enthusiasm was all better than expected and made a lasting impression. The rates were more than fair and affordable. I highly reccommend this establishment to anyone spending some time in the Bradywine Valley who wishes for extra comforts and wonderful food to enhance their experience. Anyone can stay at a hotel, but how often has a generic hotel added to the vacation? The Kennett House will guarantee that your experience doesn't began when you leave the hotel and end when you come back to rest. I can't wait to book my next stay and see what else the Brandywine Valley has to offer!

  • Liked — Everything was to our liking. There were no needs that weren't met
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Tips/Secrets — make sure you have enough time to enjoy everything the Kennett House and surrounding recreations have to offer.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2006

What a delightful place to end a wonderful day of travel in Pa. The house and rooms were delightful. The innkeepers assisted in all areas from where to eat and sites to visit in the area. Definitely a must to stop and visit this quaint town and inn in Kennett Square.

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Thank Merrillsplace
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Property: Kennett House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 503 W State St, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3028
Region: United States > Pennsylvania > Kennett Square
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kennett Square
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kennett House Bed and Breakfast offers guests the casual elegance of a magnificent granite foursquare mansion, just three miles from Longwood Gardens. Built in 1910, this Brandywine Valley, Arts & Crafts style B&B is nestled in the historic borough of Kennett Square, and features beautiful chestnut and rosewood woodwork, antique furnishings, and oriental rugs. The Kennett House is just a few minutes from Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Brandywine River Museum, and Hagley Museum. ... more   less 

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