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“A magical weekend”

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Kennett House Bed & Breakfast
Reviewed July 9, 2008

Absolutely fabulous weekend...our hostess, Gilja, could not have been warmer or more accommodating. We stayed in the Delaware Room, which is actually a two room suite including the enclosed former sleeping porch; it was cozy and just large enough for the two of us and our stuff for three days. The bed linens were sumptuous and the decor is wonderful. The breakfast was outstanding and included fresh fruit in season and an omelet made from fresh local mushrooms. The building itself is an outstanding examply of early 20th Century Architechture, and we became intrigued. As we checked out, we hated to leave and gave Gilja a big hug and told her we'd definitely be back. We highly recommend the Kennett House; don't just stay one night, you won't regret it!

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2008

I had a great stay at the Kennett House! I am traveling nearly every week for work, and it was refreshing to feel like I was at home for a week. Gilja made me feel welcome, comfortable and relaxed. The room was gorgeous, with fresh linens, a soft bathrobes and luxury soaps and lotions! All of the little details really make a big difference. Each morning, Gilja made me a delicious breakfast with several options, hot or cold, and fresh fruit from the local farmer's market. When I had some free time away from work, she suggested I go to the Longwood Gardens. This was one of the most beautiful places to visit, any time of the year! Kennett Square is a quaint little town with plenty of room to explore. For business travelers, it is only about 45 minutes to an hour from Philly - a nice esape from the city! If you need to get the airport, Gilja was very helpful at giving an alternative route to avoid heavy traffic! I would recommend Kennett House to anyone - business travelers or honey mooners or family get-a-ways!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

We stayed at this bed and breakfast in Sept of 2007 and were very impressed with the house, the hostess, and the amenities and appointing of the rooms.

The location is great, only a couple block walk to the quaint shops and restaurants in Kennett Square.

The only complaint we had was with the breakfasts. For both mornings we had breakfast, it was not up to par with the breakfasts we've come to expect from excellent BandB's.

We would definitely stay here again, as we loved everything about our trip. However, we will eat breakfast in one of the many breakfast nooks in town.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2007

My husband and I just returned from a two night stay at the Kennett House and we can't say enough good things about it. We are seasoned B&B travelers and we know a good one when we see it!

The hostess was most charming and very knowledgeable about the area and the local restaurants and was most happy to make suggestions. She always had a pleasant smile and was most friendly and eager to be of help.

The rooms are very well maintained, and have all the amenities that you would require at a B&B. They were immaculate and comfortable.

Snacks and beverages are provided, as well as a lovely breakfast served in a most charming way.

We are definitely going to recommend the inn to our friends and we certainly will be back for another stay.

It's also quite convenient to all the local attractions. If you go, make sure to east at Sovano Bistro. We went there two nights in a row...it was that good!!

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2007

only 4 rooms in this fantastically maintained circa 1910 home and gilja the new owner is barely a whisper of a woman but she sure gives supersize comfort. even tho' the rooms aren't big either, they were very quiet, clean and high quality. there is a nice large round table in an upstairs (all rooms on 2nd floor) sitting area and there is free wi-fi.frig is stocked well and snacks abundant. gilja made us dinner reservations in advance(note that BYOB is popular in this region) and always inquired of us if she could help in any way.
i never could finish the good breakfast on any of the 3 days we were there...don't miss this place if you're going to be near Longwood Gardens.

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2007

We spent 3 nights at the Kennett House and thoroughly enjoyed every one. Gilja was a wonderful hostess and very helpful with directions and things to do in the Brandywine area. She made us feel "at home". We LOVED the breakfasts so don't be put off by the previous post. They were delicious and homey and we sat for hours chatting with the other guests and Gilja herself.
We'll be back!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2007

We stayed at the Kennett House based on the wonderful reviews we saw on Trip Advisor. We were looking forward to meeting Carol and Jeff the owners of the B and B who received very high ratings based on their gourmet breakfasts and personal touches. Unfortunately when we arrived, we found out that they had sold the B and B recently.. While the new owner was accommodating and pleasant, the breakfasts were not of gourmet caliber. They were very basic with pancakes being served one day and french toast the next. There was nothing creative and the owner was not even there for the first breakfast.. The other negative was that even though you get a private bathroom, you have to walk down the hall to get to it.. We are big b and b people and I have to say this one did not stand out. My recommendation to the new owner is to work on making those breakfast truly gourmet and different and provide some ideas as to what to do in the area. The inn is lovely and snacks are provided along with soft drinks, Again it would be a nice touch if the cookies provided were home made. Effort has to made to keep up the wonderful reputation of the former owners. Hopefully things will improve once the transition period has taken place. The suggestions I am making may sound petty but the b and b's that stand out are the ones that have these special touches.

The location of the Inn is good within walking distance of Kennett Square which is a charming little town. We enjoyed having ice cream at the little Mexican ice cream place in town. They have a number of very unusual flavers. There is also a discount book store run by a senior citizen group which has a wonderful selection of deeply discounted books. Fun to brouse in..The Kennett Square Grill was very good but the Kennett Square Inn was not impressive. We did enjoy the wineries and the Chadds River Museum and Longwood Gardens. The area in general is well laid out with alot of interesting spots to see.

  • Stayed: June 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Kennett House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 503 W State St, Kennett Square, PA 19348-3028
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Kennett Square
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Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kennett Square
Price Range: $125 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kennett House Bed and Breakfast offers guests the casual elegance of a magnificent granite foursquare mansion, just three miles from Longwood Gardens. Built in 1910, this Brandywine Valley, Arts & Crafts style B&B is nestled in the historic borough of Kennett Square, and features beautiful chestnut and rosewood woodwork, antique furnishings, and oriental rugs. The Kennett House is just a few minutes from Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum, Brandywine River Museum, and Hagley Museum. ... more   less 

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