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Sonata Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   19 Burneside Road, Kendal LA9 4RL, England
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Ranked #6 of 41 Kendal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Leonard C London, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed with Inoka and Chris at Sonata on the night of 14 Aug. Their B & B is modelled on a 5 star hotel where Inoka honed her skills. This showed in the pampering attention to detail, the quality of cooking at breakfast and the very warm welcome from both Inoka & Chris. Very highly recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I just stayed at the Sonata guest house. Inoka and Chris were, as suggested by all, truly genuine and warm hosts. More than that, however, they have extremely high standards and know how to be welcoming but unobtrusive. Breakfast is as good as everyone says and the location in the heart of Kendal is superb.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not long returned back to Scotland from The Sonata Guest House after our third visit.Immaculate accomodation,wonderful food and the owners Inoka and Chris will do anything possible to make your stay comfortable,nothing was any trouble for them.Definatley a place to be recomended and we will definatley be returning.Thank you very much Inoka and Chris for a lovely time.Ian @ Janet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my family on the 4th of August for one night and we booked two rooms on the first floor. I will give a detailed review. I have to say that Chris and Inoka were just lovely And very warm and welcoming. We had no clue about the places to visit and Inoka was very helpful and... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sonata is a warm, friendly guest house, and Chris and Inoka can both be very proud of their work and what they have to offer. We had a brief one night stay, the three of us in a family room and it has to be said they had thought of everything. If there was a chance you would need... More

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Inoka P, Owner at Sonata Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. Yes please do come again, perhaps for a longer stay. So happy Kieran loved it here, such a polite boy – we hope he continues to come to the Lakes as he gets older. It’s a lovely place for outdoor activities. It’s also great when guests value the little touches that make a stay nicer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and two friends booked in on 30th of July 2014 on the way back from Scotland to Wales after a golf trip. The owners Inoka and Chris were a delight and nothing was too much trouble for them. The whole house was immaculate and the room and bathroom the same being recently refurbished. Breakfast was superb freshly cooked and... More

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Inoka P, Owner at Sonata Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Yes please do come again, perhaps for a longer stay, perhaps as part of a Lakes golfing tour. It was lovely to meet you all and to learn a little about golf from all three of you - we were not aware of the course at Ellerbeck Farm, but we... More

Bamber Bridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was travelling with my Father on a long-distance bicycle ride to the far North of Scotland - so what we needed was a friendly, clean, hospitable place to rest our weary bodies. Sonata Guest House proved to surpass our expectations, with superb service - bikes were safely stored away overnight, pots of tea and coffee were made up upon... More

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Inoka P, Owner at Sonata Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are honoured to hear that we were one of the finest places you stayed at during your 10 day cycle ride to the north of Scotland. Glad you enjoyed the early morning breakfast – we are always flexible with the breakfast timings to suit guest needs. Best Wishes... More

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Sonata for 4 nights in July. We have stayed before when the previous owners were there,but this is the first stay since Chris and Inoka have taken over. Location- The Sonata is central and only a five minute walk into the centre of Kendal. Room- We stayed in the upgraded room. It was lovely. The bathroom had... More

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Inoka P, Owner at Sonata Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and honest review. We like to hear feedback from past guests on the changes to the public areas, rooms and breakfast we have made since taking over the Sonata Guest house last year. There are more improvements planned. We hope you continue coming back to Kendal and would be... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the basics covered, no unnecessary fripperies, good breakfast, friendly and attentive service which, I suspect, was calibrated in response to the guest (ie not one size fits all). And I know they went the extra mile for a fellow guest, who had to rise at 4:30am. Heartily recommended.

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Inoka P, Owner at Sonata Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It’s great to meet guests from the past who appreciate the changes we have made since taking over last year. We try to stay focused on what guests really care about – cleanliness, a good night’s sleep and quality breakfast menu to start the day. In this regard we were pleasantly surprised to receive a... More

Machynlleth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guest house is better than a five star hotel. We had a very warm welcome from the owners and nothing was too much trouble. You could even choose the time of your breakfast and the breakfast choice was comprehensive. Our room was impeccably clean with tea, coffee and chocolate making facilities and TV. The bathroom was replete with shampoo,... More

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Inoka P, Owner at Sonata Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it really means so much to us. Travelling all over the world and having your own hospitality business, we are honoured to have such a wonderful, detailed and honest review. We do hope that you both will come back to Kendal someday again, to stay with us. Best Wishes Inoka and Chris More

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Address: 19 Burneside Road, Kendal LA9 4RL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonata Guest House 4*
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The Sonata Guest House offers outstanding 4 Star B&B accommodation in the heart of Kendal in the South Lakes. We're a Visit England Breakfast award-winning B&B just a 5 minutes walk from Kendal's great choice of specialist shops, cafes, restaurants and the famous Brewery Arts Centre. Browse our reviews on TripAdvisor - we're a Certificate of Excellence award-winner. Local bus and rail links are just a short stroll from the B&B and the Lake District National Park border is just a 3 minute drive away. ... more   less 
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