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Birling House B & B

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Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
Birling House B & B
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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telford
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56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned after two years to be welcomed by Bob. Our stay was relaxed and enjoyable. Room comfortable, we had the twin this time, with an enormous modern bathroom. Breakfast was what we wanted. We had fresh fruit, the Kent breakfast and toast with home made marmalade. Each breakfast cooked to order. Each day saw a slightly different offer. (One... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Great to welcome you back ( the greatest complement any hospitality provider can receive is for guests to return) I am so pleased the local restaurants all delivered what I had confidently promised and the Kent Breakfast choices here gave you a good start to the day When guests return its like a family visit - lots of catching up... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently stayed at Birling House for one night for our friends' wedding just down the road. Bob (the owner) was very accomodating when an early check-in was requested which was really helpful. On arrival everything was ready and Bob showed us to our room. Bright and large double with our own bathroom across the hall. Tea/coffee... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

How lovely to get such an encouraging review after just one nights stay! Thank you so much I am glad you were able to relax and prepare for the wedding in a leisurely manner - come back soon and enjoy the special attractions that Kent has to offer! Bob More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed at Birling House on three separate occasions whilst working in the local area and I shall definitely be booking myself in without hesitation if I'm ever in that area of Kent again, even if it means driving a further to work. Bob was a very warm, affable and friendly host from the moment I turned up on... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Many many thanks for such generous comments! It was great having you stay here and sharing some aspects of your fascinating work. I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfasts - I am so lucky to have local suppliers of great products. Come back soon More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very pleasant 2 nights in this B & B. Well appointed room with very comfy bed. Not en suite but had our own bathroom opposite our room which was perfect. Good powerful shower cubicle and Bob the owner had put everything we could possibly have needed and more for guest use. Lovely lounge for guests and breakfast room... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking time out to write such an encouraging review! I am delighted you were able to visit many (but not all yet!) of our best National Trust attractions and that you were comfortable throughout your stay. I will pass on your complementary comments to the Dovecote Inn team - I am sure they will be pleased The... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Annie & I recently stayed at Birling House for a long weekend after first checking reviews on Trip Advisor. We are glad to report that we were not disappointed and that the great reviews were fully justified. Bob certainly did the job, from carrying our case to our room to providing an excellent full English breakfast. We noted the thoughtfulness... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you Annie and Bob for such an encouraging review - my first of 2015! I am delighted you had such an enjoyable few days in Kent - you certainly managed to pack in some of the best Castles Houses and Gardens (but plenty more to see on your next visit!) Your comments on breakfast are especially welcomed as the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We are currently staying at Birling House. Bob (the owner) is really helpful and thoughtful getting in special bread for me for breakfast which was a combination of your choice for hot breakfast and cereals loads of choice including gluten free, the rooms are very comfortable and well equipped with a variety of drinks available, tv and WiFi, and a... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to write a review - a pity that I didn't get online notification of the review until 2 days after you had departed as it would have been great to thank you face to face! I am glad that you were comfortable and enjoyed the special menu I prepared for you... More 

Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Absolutely superb accommodation and Bob a lovely hosts, cannot recommend this place enough, Spotless room furnished to a very high standard, warm, comfy bed, TV, coffee, tea, hot chocolate and wide selection on herbals teas. The bathroom is very clean good size with a lovely and powerful shower. Living room downstairs with a lot of historical information of the area... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

It is so good of you to write such an encouraging review, as I know just how busy you must have been, starting a new job and finding local accommodation I am delighted that your stay was so comfortable, that the local pub lrovided excellent evening meals, and best of all, that your business trip ended with a new career... More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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138 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We just stayed four nights with Bob. We can only agree with all the well-deserved positive reviews. Bob is a wonderful host with a genuine interest in seeing that his guests make the most of their time. He has good recommendations for choosing among the wealth of sights and activities in this beautiful area of England. He cheerfully provides for... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Great that you are already planning a return visit - thats the very best compliment any host can have! I am so lucky that this part of Kent has an absolute wealth of history / gardens / activities / and excellent places to eat - I will pass on your lovely comments to the team at the Dovecote Inn Thank... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We throughly enjoyed our 4 night stay with Bob at Birling House. Capel is well located for forays to visit Historic Houses ,Gardens and small towns in Kent.It was nice to be in the country.Bob was very welcoming and has a large collection of resources about places to visit in the area.His breakfasts feature, as much as he is able,... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your encouraging review. I am delighted that you were able to visit many (but by no means all ! ) of the varied attractions in this beautiful part of Kent. I belong to The Kent Breakfast Scheme, and aim to have 60%+ of my breakfast ingredients from local suppliers (the chickens in the Hop Garden... More 

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Once again we returned for a stay. Bob the owner does so much to assist guests. He is genuine and helpful. We forgot the husbands cuff links this time and bob came to our rescue with a wide choice of cuff links. He also took as us to the wedding to save the taxi fare. He then provided taxi numbers... More 

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a generous and encouraging review The truth is I really enjoy what I do - meeting interesting people from all over the world and treating them like family I am so lucky to live in such a lovely part of Kent with a great pub just around the corner ! Come back very soon... More 

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