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“Wish we could have stayed longer!” 5 of 5 stars
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82 Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6DP, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
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Southwest England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Wish we could have stayed longer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We decided to stay at Balcony House as we had previously stayed at a hotel in Kendal and been disappointed. We have never stayed in a B&B - and this was the perfect introduction (though I suspect it will prove hard to beat). Mandy and Brian are lovely: they made sure that we had a space to park our car for our arrival - I hate struggling to find a space after a long and tiring journey or trying to squeeze into a tiny hotel car park - and we were surprised to find that everything had been provided for us (unlike a lot of cheaper hotels). The room itself was not huge, but if we went back we would ask for Room 1, which I think is bigger, but the beds were very comfortable (including lovely pillows), the towels new and fluffy and everything immaculately clean and welcoming. Fresh eggs from Mandy's hens for breakfast - what more could you want? We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mandy N, Owner at Balcony House, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
We'd like to thank everyone who has written us a recent review. We appreciate it very much. I do try to reply to everyone personally via email. We've nearly completed our re- furb. Room 1 is closed this week for a complete change and that will be all our rooms newly decorated and carfinished in 2013.
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  • Location
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Puisserguier, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

A very welcoming B&B. Beautifully furnished main bedroom, comfortable and very clean. Couldn't think of a single facility that wasn't provided. Lounge available for guests to use. Pubs and restaurants within walking distrance. Ideal stop for touring the area and walkers. Great breakfast.

Room Tip: The main bedroom of the house is the best, but others were comfortable if a little smaller
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were looking for a short break in the Lakes at fairly short notice. I read all the reviews on here about Balcony House and was very impressed so booked it for the last night of our stay. Wish we could have stayed all weekend but unfortunately left it too late when booking! What a way to finish off our weekend! Mandy and Brian were perfect hosts - extremely helpful, very attentive and helpful but didn't intrude. The room was stunning and as others have said with lots of little extras and fabulous personal touches.
Breakfasts were amazing and this is coming from someone who can't normally manage much more than toast but I made an exception this time :-) . We would highly recommend it if you are looking for a base in South Lakes and we look forward to coming back. No wonder it is rated as No 1 - well deserved.

Room Tip: We had a choice of 2 rooms - the small balcony room with the 4 poster or the room on the top floor w...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed for the Spring Bank weekend. Accomation, food and weather were absolutely splendid. We give it top marks and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering a stay in Kendal.
Thanks to Mandy and Brian to make our stay so pleasant and we will definitely be returning in future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Very comfortable rooms, with little extras and personal touches. A breakfast that sets you up for an active day. Great hosts who are both friendly and helpful, make this your 1st choice for a visit to Kendal

Room Tip: we have used both 2 and 3 and both are lovely
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I booked into Balcony House because it was near to where I was working that week. What an absolute delight. I was so well looked after that by the end of my stay I felt like I had known Mandy and Brian all my life. They did not intrude but they where there ready to help and advise whenever I needed them. I will definitely be booking into here again and would recommend that you do to.

Room Tip: The Balcony Room is beautiful and if you get a really sunny day ending it by sitting on the balcony...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

For some reason my review did not register. Anyhow, stayed in March again and this place just gets better.
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, its like going to see family.
The warm welcome, the lovely breakfast as always and the hosts of Mandy and Brian compliment each other.
Yet again with my work have been travelling and living out of a suitcase at various hotels in the UK. Not one of them can match and achieve the Balcony House.
Will we be back, of course and as soon as possible.

Regards Jeff & Julie xx

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Balcony House

Address: 82 Shap Road, Kendal LA9 6DP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality family run bed and breakfast with clean comfortable rooms.Free use of local hotel pool/gym/spa.Full English breakfast or vegetarian options.Double/twin/4 poster rooms.TV/DVD player, free internet access. Tea/Coffee/ biscuits in all rooms. Complimentary toiletries.Guest lounge. Free parking directly in front of property. ... more   less 
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Balcony House Kendal, Lake District

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