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“Excellent B&B, an easy place to be.”

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Hillside Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 42 Kendal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
“Excellent B&B, an easy place to be.”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

I stayed for two nights as I was up for a work event. It is up a steep hill - you can see why the road is called Beast Banks(!) but it's only a two minute walk from the main road in Kendal. I was welcomed by Wendy who showed me to room 1, the superior single. The room is large, with dual aspect windows. The room was spotless and the en-suite shower room equally clean, with Cumbrian themed shower gel/soaps etc, very soft and fluffy towels too! The bed was comfortable, everything has been thought of, such attention to detail. Wendy was happy to offer advice about where to eat locally and how to get to my work event. They have a huge rang of tourist information in the hallway. Breakfast both mornings was great and Richard serves the guests (and is very friendly, just like Wendy). Wide choice at breakfast: cereals, fruit, yogurts, cooked breakfast and locally sourced marmalade. They accommodated my request for vegetarian sausages and supplied soya milk, it was no trouble at all. It really is an 'easy' place to be, just so relaxed and everything is spot on. I'd recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a reliable, personal, central place to stay in Kendal. This is how a B&B should be!

Room Tip: I'm sure they are all great - I stayed in room 1 which was a superior single room,
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

I stayed on a Sunday night after three days of fairly strenuous hiking in the Lakes based at a self-catering hostel. I wanted to unwind and enjoy my creature comforts before heading back to work. My expectations were thoroughly fulfilled. The small single room was, as advertised, small, but entirely suitable for my purpose, with nice fluffy towels for the bathroom and a comfy bed. The shower didn't give lashings of water, but it's more environment-friendly not to use vast quantities of hot water, so I didn't have any problem with that. After a good night's sleep, there was a splendid breakfast (full English, vegetarian available) during which I observed our delightfully relaxed and friendly host giving a wealth of useful local advice to other guests. He cheerfully told me exactly where the best views in town could be found. I recommend exploring Kendal - it is a lovely town, and the many different paths and alleys criss-crossing the hillsides open up a variety of vistas. The Hillside B&B is a very good base for exploring and I hope to visit again soon.

Room Tip: The stairs are quite steep so ask which floor your room will be on if this is an issue.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Immaculate rooms, exceptional service, delicious breakfast (and biscuits!). Wendy and Richard are 'awesome' - don't stay anywhere else in Kendal! The room contains delicious hot chocolate, great for unwinding after climbing Beast Banks.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed for two nights over a weekend and it met our expectations.
The room we had was very comfortable and well-decorated, although the power shower was a little under-powered.
Welcome was great and we felt very much at home.
Breakfast was superb, with such wonderful flavours from the bacon, sausage and scrambled egg. At some places the bread used for toast is cheap and lacking flavour: bread was very good here.
Car parking is in the street and you may end up parking 200 m away in busy times.
Would happily return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Booked this on spec as I needed something for one night near the Arts Centre. Was not disappointed. Really lovely house in an ideal location. Comfortable and well appointed room with everything one could need. Extremely clean. Lovely hosts and a parking permit (right outside the house) to boot. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed here during Easter 2013. Great place to stay, breakfast was lovely, room was nice and clean. Hosts were very friendly and hospitable. Location is good, close to town centre, ten minutes walk, where there are plenty of restaurants to go to in the evening. Would stay here again.

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

A very warm welcome from Richard....
A great room - very quiet had a good nights sleep. And a sparkling bathroom!!.. Delicious breakfast...great location just a short walk from centre of Kendall and a really good price... what more could you ask?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hillside Bed & Breakfast
Address: 4 Beast Banks, Kendal LA9 4JW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Kendal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Kendal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillside Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome awaits you at Hillside, a small family run Bed & Breakfast in the historic market town of Kendal in Cumbria. Set in an elevated position within Kendal’s conservation area, Hillside B&B is just a couple of minutes walk (200 Meters) up hill from the town centre. Awarded a Visit Britain 4 Star Rating, Hillside offers six en-suite guest bedrooms where we hope you will enjoy a restful night. You will find Hillside an ideal place for exploring the ‘auld grey town’ and both of the beautiful Lake District and Dales National Parks or as a base for business stays. ... more   less 
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