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Kantara Guest House
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Reviewed August 21, 2009

i have stayed at kantara on quite a few occasions now, and as always my stay there has been superb, mr and mrs stone are always very inviting and will go out of their way to make sure my stay is enjoyable, the room is always cleaned to a high standard as is the en suite, i would recommend this guest house to any one, just wish there were more guest houses like this in the uk.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank dave777art
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Reviewed August 8, 2009

I stayed at Kantara for one night, and to be honest I was quite relieved to leave in the morning. The only reason I actually stayed the night was because I was going out for the evening shortly after I arrived, and there wasn't time to look for anywhere else!

The main issue was the room. I don't know how often the rooms are cleaned, but mine was distinctly grubby - there were numerous hairs stuck to the headboard of the bed, the carpet was stained in places, the bed linen had a number of marks on it (it didn't smell particularly fresh, so I'm not sure whether it was clean or not), the sink didn't look like it had been cleaned, and everything was kind of dusty... The room was also a bit run down, with flaking paint, carpets fraying at the edges, and shabby-looking towels. On top of this, the ensuite bathroom was ridiculously small (the shower was basically a sunken area in the floor, right next to the toilet, with just a shower curtain in between). Oh, and there was no hot water in the morning, so I had to make do with a cold shower. The rest of the house also seemed a bit tired and in need of refurbishment.

On the plus side, the breakfast was reasonable - I didn't have a cooked breakfast, but there was quite a lot of choice for the continental breakfast (cereals, yoghurt, pastries etc). The woman running the place was friendly enough, although she came across as a bit busy and preoccupied - when I arrived I was given my key and told vaguely that my room was upstairs before she disappeared - I wasn't offered any information about the local area, where to eat etc as many B&Bs do.

Arguably, the room was cheap, so if you're just after a roof over your head and not that bothered about standards of cleanliness, this might suit you. The location is also OK - a quiet street overlooking Knyveton Gardens - and about a 15-20 min walk from the town centre, and 5 min walk from the train station. Saying that, I have stayed several times in another B&B nearby which is similar in price and MUCH nicer, so there are far better options around than Kantara in my opinion.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled solo
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2  Thank Freckle81
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roseSouth, Owner at Kantara Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2009

Management responce, We have been very distressed to receive this complaint. It has been taken very seriously Especially as we feel it is unfair and doesn't reflect the service and care provided on a day to day basis at the Kantara.
we always check guests have had an enjoyable stay. and this guest was no exception. The lady appeared satisfied relaxed and happy, and i was not aware of anything to the contrary.
On booking the lady informed me that she was a regular visitor to Bournemouth and the familiar with the area.On the evening in question the Guest house next door had vacancies ,we feel the lady would not had to have looked far for alternative accommodation.
All rooms are cleaned daily and all laundry sent out of house.Our En suites are Wet rooms compact but very clean.
Regarding the hot water this particular weekend we had a large group of hens staying everyone had a great weekend and no one commented on lack of hot water. The water is on 24/7.
We have many returning Guests who enjoy the character and friendliness of the Kantara.

R Stone,
Kantara Guest House

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Reviewed October 11, 2008

Guesthouse is situated in a quiet, residential area. Stayed for two nights in a triple room. Room itself was adequate for a short stay. Bathroom was however very small. Shower, toilet and fountain on one sq.meter. If you're a bit corpulent you would have a problem. Cushions on the bed gave me a neckache.

On the positive was surely the manageress. She was very helpfull and the breakfast was good. She made a real English breakfast for you. Breakfast was plenty.

The price was cheap. Fifty pounds for two nights. You cannot expect too much, but a spacier bathroom would be nice.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled solo
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1  Thank Mysa1962
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Reviewed May 24, 2008

Hi all.

Kantara is very well managed and very good price.
I definately recommend kantara Guest House to anyone who wants to enjoy Bournemouth

- Very good location ... max 10 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes walk to the very center of Bournemouth.
- And also ... , 2 gardens in the immediate surrounds.
- Very good price ... about £30.00
- Service definately above adverage.

I have been there for 3 weeks .. that gives a good overview about it.

Enjoy
Matteo M.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled on business
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2  Thank quadrophenia
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Reviewed December 16, 2014
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  • Stayed: December 2014, traveled with friends
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