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Kandara Guest House

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68 Ockendon Road | Islington, London N1 3NW, England
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hosts, food, and location are superb. I did a lot of research to get to this place, and am so glad we did. We took the bus and sometimes partially the Tube, and it was so easy. Breakfast was fantastic every day - cooked to order. The room was just fine for what we needed it for. The bathrooms... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are very lucky to have such good public transport. There are 12 bus routes close by and Canonbury Station is jsut a few 7 minutes walk from Kandara. The London Overground Line is part of the tube network! More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Kandara was recommended to me by the company I was visiting and as it was only a 10 min walk from them I thought why not? The hotel is well situated for the west end about 3.5km north of the city of London. As its just off the A104 its well connected by bus and not that far from... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Bedroom doors on the top floor shouldnt automatically lock behind you unless you push the button in the centre of the handle. We do live next door but recently we have installed a new bell system (white bell outside the front door) which rings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I needed to stay for 3 nights in London for business and travel into central London each day. This guest house was convenient for a bus route into central London and very reasonably priced. The area was quite a decent residential neighbourhood, it seemed quite safe, with local shops. The family atmosphere, delicious breakfast and spotless cleanliness were excellent. The... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We have 5 bathrooms - each with shower and toilet - plus 1 extra toilet for our 11 bedrooms. When fully booked that means 1 bathroom for every 4 guests. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Kandara guest house for 1 evening. We have stayed in many B&B's throughout the uk and Ireland and this 1 sets the future standard for cleanliness, friendly staff and a well cooked flavoursome breakfast. Will b back.

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Wickford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My son and myself stayed for one night as we were working nearby the next day.We had a room next to the dining room with a single and double bed that was very comfortable and the bathroom was right next to our room. Everything was very clean and all staff so friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was freshly cooked and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Booked this hotel for two nights to travel to a concert. It is easy to drive to ( we took the car and parking is an issue ) and close to all public transport ( a 38 passes the end of the road every couple of minutes and goes straight to the city centre ). Bedroom was small but lovely... More 

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Solothurn, Switzerland
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

The rooms were functional and clean. The breakfast was excellent, the hot food was fresh made and had a good quality. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I was there twice. The Guest House is in a quiet street and the buses to the City are nearby.

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Tain, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Stayed at Kandara for 2 nights whilst attending a course nearby. I had a double room which was clean, comfortable and quiet with a lovely view of the gardens at the back of the property. The shared bathroom was spotlessly clean and had a great shower. I enjoyed continental breakfast as a full english puts me to sleep for the... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you will come and stay with us again. All our bathrooms are shared but with 6 bathrooms for our 11 bedrooms there should always be one free! More 

Schenectady
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Kandara Guest House! I lived in London 20 years ago (for a year) but hadn't been to the Islington area. We loved the area (many restaurants and shops) and Avril and Helen made us feel so welcome. Avril provided maps and information. The rooms were clean and easy to get to. The... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. More 

San Francisco
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Affordable, clean and comfortable. One bus ride away (38) from all the attractions most people want to see. My flight to London was delayed and Avril was very nice and arranged for me to pick up a key in the middle of the night. Very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood is cool as well, genuine, not gussied up with chain... More 

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Omar H, Owner at Kandara Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The area has been nicknamed "Real London" as it is close to the centre of London for the main tourist sites and shops but in a quiet area with plenty of places to eat. More 

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