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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 #28 of 532 London B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Mo i Rana, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Aabyhoej, Denmark
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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 

Zurich, Switzerland
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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 

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you're looking for a quality bed and breakfast with a warm welcome and easy access to everything London has to offer then look no further than Kandara Guest House. This family run establishment is very clean and comfortable. The lack of en suite facilities really wasn't an issue as there are so many bathrooms to choose from. Breakfast was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a comfortable place to stay, just outside the tourist-laden center of London, this is it. The family owned guesthouse is located in a quiet sidestreet of Essex road. Hop on a bus around the corner and you'll be anywhere in a sec. Every morning you can get a home cooked breakfast in the lovely dining room... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this guesthouse for 2 weeks in February 2014 and are returning again for another stay, February 2015. We give it the highest rating. The owners were so helpful and friendly, the place was immaculate, our room cozy, breakfast abundant and delicious, and the location was great. If you're seeking good value for your money... More 

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Kandara G, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. About three quarters of our business comes from guests coming back to us or recommending us to friends and family. It is always a pleasure to welcome back guests who have stayed with us before. More 

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