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Darby's Inn
Ranked #1 of 12 Stavanger B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2012

The house is just spectacular, and the rooms are spotless, modern and comfy. We especially enjoyed sitting on the outside deck off the main living area, where we could have some afternoon or evening snacks and refreshments and socialize with our hosts. The location is very convenient for the airport Flybussen, and we didn't mind the short walk through the quiet neighborhood to get to/from the town center.

Speaking of Wenche and Paul, they made us feel right at home whether it was serving breakfast to order or listening to our stories and sharing some of theirs. It's been a long time since we stayed at a B&B, but Darby's Inn and especially Wenche's hospitality were certainly a memorable 5-star experience.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Hartvig Room, which has a nice private balcony overlooking the quiet street.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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wenche1, Owner at Darby's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2012

Dear Tom.

It was an absolute delighte to have you as our guests.
Unfortunatly, for you(!), you have no cause to come back to Stavanger, so to meet again....., we will have to come and see you! Have fun!

Best Wishes
Wenche

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Having done a tour of several B&B's and Hotels in the Stavanger area, I have found Darby's B&B to be superior in every way.

The rooms are comfortable with a wonderful decor (and you get the extra bonus of UK television). Wenche & Paul's artefacts from all over the world will keep you busy admiring this collection which you would struggle to find in anywhere else.

Wenche does goes out of her way to make you feel at home and is extremely helpful. I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to stay there. Absolutely brilliant.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We loved staying at Darby's. The 3-story house (guest rooms on 2nd floor) was beautifully furnished. An excellent value. Darby's was by far the best accommodations we experienced during our two weeks in Norway.

Room Tip: Hospitality was superb and the breakfasts far exceeded any of our expectations. Location is within e...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded June 25, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind review.
It was an absolute pleasure having you as our guests.
We wish you a continued happy holiday and hope we will
meet again in future.

Wishing you all the best
Wenche

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at Darby's B&B and as our flight was quite early, we forgot that we might not be able to check-in and arrived way too early. Wenche however was very welcoming, and allowed us to leave our luggage, showed us our room and even made us a cup of tea before we headed out for a while.
The rooms were very comfortable, and the breakfasts lovely - including a freshly cooked breakfast if you wanted.
Although it may look a little out of the way on the map, it is only a short walk from the centre.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded June 25, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review.
We do have luggage storage and any guest wishing to arrive early, are welcome to drop their luggage off before venturing out, either for buissness or pleasure. At check ou,t we offer the same service. Guests are welcome to leave their luggage with us until they leave Stavanger.
I am thrilled by your kind review and wish you all the best for the future.
We would love to have you back at Darby's Inn!

Best Regards
Wenche

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Darby's Inn in Stavanger is highly recommended as a first choice in accommodation. Within an historic home Wenche & Paul have created a relaxed haven for tired travellers among their collection of curiosities from across the world, particularly the East. Wenche is an outstanding host offering all the balm but not being upfront or intrusive. This is what we all want, a place in a magnificent home, coddled, but free to explore and be independent. Superb rooms, period furniture, discreet attention and a wonderful home cooked English breakfast made for a memorable stay. We can highly recommend Darby's to the discriminating traveller who wants the delights of an historic home and luxury in the bedroom. This was a 5 star experience.
Chris and Karen, South Africa

Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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wenche1, Owner at Darby's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2012

What a nice way to start a week! Thanks a million, you were great guests
and I hope we will stay in touch.

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Reviewed June 8, 2012

I visited Stavanger on business and instead of staying at a cold, corporate hotel I decided to stay at Darby's inn, which turned out to be a great decision. Wenche and Paul are amazing hosts and the house itself is beautiful and very practical. I travel a fair bit and can easily say Darby's inn is one of the B&B's I've stayed at, anywhere!

Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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wenche1, Owner at Darby's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very positive and helpful review.
I hope you will come back and see us again, we miss you already.
Best wishes Wenche & Paul

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

When I was looking for a place to stay in Stavanger, I was looking for a special place that would suit my style. When I found the Darby's Inn, I thought it is a perfect place to stay. And so it was. Thank you Wenche!

Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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wenche1, Owner at Darby's Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind review.
I look forward to your next visit.
Best Wishes
Wenche

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Address: Oscars gate 18, Stavanger 4008, Norway
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Location: Norway > Western Norway > Rogaland > Stavanger Municipality > Stavanger
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Stavanger
Price Range: $151 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself, as our guest in this unique and historic home, designed by one of Stavanger’s most famous architects, Hartvig Sverdrup Eckhoff. Soak up a 120 years of history, as you sit back and enjoy this breathtaking house and its many features. After extensive restoration works, we are now proud to present, our four extraordinary double guest rooms with modern en-suite bathrooms. Two of the rooms have direct access, and use of a balcony, and all four rooms have easy access and use of the garden. The house is set in one of Stavanger’s most sought after residential areas, only a 5 minutes stroll from the city centre, yet, this beautiful tree lined road, offers calm and tranquillity to the discerning traveller. Museums, restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance, and the Airport Bus Service, only a few hundred meters away. Come and join us, as our guest, for a unique and special experience. ... more   less 
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