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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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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
11 helpful votes 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 

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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 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 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 

jstandage01@gmail.com
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 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.

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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 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Bob's house with our baby and we had a wonderfull time. Bob is a great host warm and friendly who did everything he could to make ourselves feel at home. The house is really nice and confortable (especially the carpet for the baby to play :-) ) Really nice english garden. The breakfast is everyday... More 

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

Such a great review from such a lovely family! I do not usually have children stay here - let alone young babies, but I am a Grandfather myself and this was just like a family visit. I am delighted that everything worked out so well and you will return soon. Thankyou. More 

Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have visited tonbridge regularly for part of my degree and have stayed at Birling house every time. My stay has always been made very welcoming and lovely. The rooms are comfortable and cosy with everything provided that you may need. The traditional English breakfasts are lovely. This is the nicest B and B that I have stayed in and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your hectic study schedule to post such a great review. Regular customers are the lifeblood of any business but could be the hardest to please as they can compare service and standards visit by visit, I am therefore delighted that you have found Birling House so comfortable on every visit. It... More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We recently stayed at Birling House when we were visiting family and we both agreed that this was probably the best B & B we had stayed in. The house itself is lovely, a real country cottage with flowers round the door with a beautiful garden. Inside there is a spacious guest sitting room and a lovely light dining area... More 

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

At what was obviously a painful time for your family I am so glad that you were able to take advantage of a little peace and quiet here in Capel. Thank you for taking time out to post such a lovely review of your stay, and I look forward to welcoming you back here in the very near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Birling House is an excellent choice and we were glad to have found it. The owner, Bob, is friendly and welcoming. The accommodation is just what we wanted; lovely setting and a great locally sourced breakfast. The pub down the road is excellent too and we really appreciated the loan of a torch to guide our short walk there.

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

Thank you so much for a great review! I am very lucky to have such an excellent pub / restaurant just around the corner - I will pass on to them your comments. The Kent Breakfast Scheme has encouraged me to use local produce wherever possible - eggs from the local farm, bacon and sausages from a family business in... More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

There is no exaggeration in all the excellent reviews on this site. My brother and I were visiting our elderly mother and found this a very comfortable stay. The breakfasts could not be bettered and Bob goes to enormous lengths to ensure that everything is spotless and every need is catered for. Previous experience of B & B's in winter... More 

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

It is so rewarding to get great feedback from satisfied guests - thank you. Best of all, you have already booked to return in January! More 

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