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.
- 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