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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
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Birling House B & B
Ranked #1 of 1 Capel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My 7 month year old daughter, misses and I stayed with Bob at the birling House B and B at the weekend and found the overall experience top class. The environment was family friendly, clean and comfortable. The room was spacious and travel cot provided. We also had a private bathroom (although not in the room). Bob hosted us, and... More

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

Wow, this is very special, I (vaguely) remember how much time a young baby takes up - so, that you found the time to write such a lovely review is very special. Thank you, and come back soon Bob More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Birling House was to attend and celebrate our son's wedding. Bob the owner was extremely helpful during the booking process and throughout our weekend stay. The accommodation is of a high standard, very clean and comfortable. We would have no hesitation in recommending this B&B whatever your reason for visiting Kent.

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

Thank you for your generous comments, weddings can be stressful events and so I try to make Birling House a "haven of calm" - it looks like it worked! I look forward to welcoming you back here soon Bob More

Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is somewhat weird to write a review of the place you can't find anything to complain about. Birling house is a gem. I stayed there two nights while visiting Paddock Wood for work purposes. I very much liked everything what I encountered. The house itself is nice. Rooms are comfortable with the private bathroom. Service is just plain outstanding!... More

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

How marvellous that your working visit paid off so well, and you will be moving to Kent very soon! I am proud of where I live and enjoy sharing my knowledge - and a pint - with my guests. Thank you for your very kind words and see you in the Dovecote Inn sometime soon I hope Bob More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here while we explored the surrounding area. We found it to be an excellent house to stay in. Bob, the host, made us feel very welcome and did all he could to help us including booking our table at the nearby Dovecote Inn for our evening meal. The breakfasts which he prepared were terrific. As... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very lucky to live in the centre of Kents best attractions - and so close to an excellent "real" pub! It really is a pleasure to share information that will give my guests the very best experience, Come back soon#Bob More

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

I used the Birling house as a base for my wedding this summer, and various members of my family descended on the place and took it over. Bob was simply the best host ever - nothing was too much - he really went above and beyond what was required and even hosted the whole bridal party as thye got ready.... More

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

What great fun to play a small supporting role in such a great wedding weekend! I really enjoyed being able to help things run smoothly, and picked up some ideas as to how I may be able to offer some extra "value" to similar wedding parties in future. Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review,... More

Atlanta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our family of 3 loved our evening at Birling House. From the warm welcome to the spotlessly-clean rooms, from the fabulous locally-sourced breakfast to the wonderful hospitality, this stay was just perfect. We enjoyed talking with Bob and especially appreciated that he booked our dinner at the Dovecote Inn and accommodated our son in an extra room. I hope we... More

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

How kind of you to write such an encouraging review, especially as you must be exhausted with your whistle-stop tour of Europe! It was great to have you here, and what a coincidence the other guests were also from your part of the world. Your visit to Kent was far too short - we have lots more to show you,... More

san francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Bob, the host, made the visit so enjoyable, with his friendliness, helpfulness and delicious breakfasts, not to mention his recommendations such as the Dove Cote Pub for dinner. This would be my first choice for a B&B in the Tunbridge Wells area. Very convenient to all the attractions, especially the historic houses and gardens. My daughter Tracy & I loved... More

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

Thank you for such a great review (and the gift of the souvenier cap) it was good to have you here and I am so pleased that you managed to see so many of our local attractions (and our pub) during your visit. It was especially rewarding to work with your daughter on preparing appetising meals that took account of... More

La Varenne-Saint-Hilaire, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

These five days in 2013 had been so wonderful, we had to come back this year to enjoy again the warmth of Bob's perfect hospitality and the comfort of his lovely cottage, visit other great gardens around and share delicious breakfasts with other guests, improving our English. Thank you again Bob for making each stay a precious time to remember.... More

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

The biggest complement a hospitality provider can receive is for guests to return! It was lovely to see you both again, share some good humour, and learn some new things about local gardens from your description of your visits. Your photo of the "diet breakfast" is great - thank you. I hope that Birling House is already in your diary... More

Edinburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed for four nights at Birling House to attend our niece's wedding in nearby Penshurst Place. Our room was well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable - the bathroom was very modern and everything you could possibly want was readily available. Bob was very welcoming and friendly and his breakfasts were varied, plentiful and delicious with... More

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

Family weddings can be wonderful or stressful - I am so pleased that yours was the latter! At such a grand location as Penshust Place, set in some of Kents lovliest countryside, I am so pleased that all went perfectly. My guests certainly seem pleased with my membership of the Kent Breakfast scheme, living here there are plenty of excellent... More

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Address: Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells > Capel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Birling House B & B 4*

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A charming Victorian cottage, surrounded by orchards and hop gardens in Kent. We are near Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood, Pembury, and the M25, making London accessible. We have a four star Enjoy England B&B rating, with silver and breakfast awards. Bob, your host, looks forward to welcoming you to this peaceful and tranquil B&B in the Kent countryside. ... more   less 
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