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Kandara Guest House

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3.0 of 5
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68 Ockendon Road | Islington, London N1 3NW, England
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Ranked #25 of 536 London B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello, ive read all the reviews and they all seem soo happy with the house and the services you guys serve, and i like the photos ive seen, i have only one question and it is. How far is the house from the Hyde park area, oxford street and is there near by busses that i can use to get... More 

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

My mother, young son and I stayed at the Kandara guest house a few weeks ago. Our triple room was spacious, spotlessly clean and the beds comfortable. Avril and her family run the place brilliantly. You only see them for breakfast but they live in the house next door so are at hand quickly if needed. So loads of privacy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made a last minute booking and Alec was super helpful. He was aware that I was in a hurry so quickly showed me to my well kept room, warned that there was no air conditioning and a hot night ahead, and left me to it. I had room number 3 on the top floor and it was lovely. Comfortable... More 

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Mo i Rana, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kandara is just a great place to stay. So clean,friendly and with a very nice breakfast.It is quiet at night,nothing desturbes your sleep. We had a room for three,100£ pr.night.Only one closet to share, maybe a little minus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very impressed with this guest house, super friendly and a fantastic breakfast. The room are clean and very comfortable. It's very close to Shoreditch center, which has some amazing bars and great nightlife. I would recommend and stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was very impressed with the cleanliness and location of this accommodation. The room was warm and clean, quiet location and nice shared bathrooms. Would definitely recommend after a long flight. Easy to get into London with a mini can stop at the top of the street. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kandara Guest House. My husband and I and our two university-age children were very comfortable in our "family room." Never had to wait for a bathroom, and always found them to be quite clean. Enjoyed the daily cooked-to-order breakfast. Mrs. Harmon helped us figure out how to use the public transportation, and she made very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

If, like me, you are drawn to the craziness of London's pulsing attractions but dearly need a quiet get-away afterwards, then Kandara Guest House is a great option. Not luxurious with shared bath and toilet down the hall but ever so quiet and safe. A cook prepares your breakfast as you wish and sometimes she's humming a tune while she's... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always a pleasure to have a guest return to stay with us. Almost half our trade is made up of returning guests! As your review states, our bathrooms are shared. We do not have any ensuite (private) facilities. However, we do have 5 bathrooms (each with shower and toilet) plus 1 extra toilet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Kandara guest house is certainly a very good value for your money. I had a small but nice single room for six nights. At the time I booked it, there was no room available for the whole time so it seemed I would have to change the room. However, Avril, who runs the B&B immediately rearranged the bookings so I... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes rush hour or road works can slow buses and make travel times much longer. For longer journeys across London we recommend using the "tube". The nearest station to Kandara is Canonbury (on the London Overground Line) - about a 7 minute walk. Despite its confusing name the London Overground Line is part of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Upon booking the Kandara Guesthouse I was anxious to see the reviews as we were looking for somewhere suitable for our 6 month old baby. The reviews were true to form & it did not disappoint! Avril was very helpful on the phone and made me feel at ease (as this was the first time we had travelled with our... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Our 4 children are almost adults now but we remember what it was like travelling with them and trying to find good places to stay. It is always a pleasure to have a family stay with us. Many return again and again so we get to know the family and see the children grow... More 

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