We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Birling House B & B

Certificate of Excellence
Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
Birling House B & B
Write a Review

80 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    76
    4
    0
    0
    0
See reviews for
18
44
2
5
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (80)
  • Mar-May only
    (15)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (29)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (27)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (9)
All months
There are newer reviews for Birling House B & B
See the most recent reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 August 6, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 August 5, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

jstandage01@gmail.com
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I cannot fault this delightful bed & breakfast. We needed somewhere at the last minute and we were so lucky to find this little gem. The hospitality shown to us from the moment we arrived was just what we needed. The rooms are very comfortable (the bedding was a dream) and the Kent breakfast was perfect. Thank you Bob.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

I really appreciate you taking time out to write a review and especially your encouraging comments. Different guests, visiting for a variety of reasons, need different things from their chosen B+B, sometimes it is just a calm environment with all the basics catered for. I do hope you will return here soon. Bob More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

22 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities