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“Expensive for what you get...wouldn't stay there again”

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Kynance House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #21 of 78 Plymouth B&B and Inns
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“Expensive for what you get...wouldn't stay there again”
Reviewed 16 September 2007

On a recent trip to Plymouth we stayed here for two nights. It was a tight squeeze manouvering our small van through the narrow lanes to reach the small car park at the back of the hotel, although a car wouldn't have too much of a problem. We were able to enter the hotel from the car park through the back entrance. The first thing we noticed in the dingy corridor was a smell of damp, although this disappeared as we made our way to the reception area (up some stairs, along a corridor, through the bar, through the breakfast room - this place is warren!). Luckily our rooms were not in this corridor by the back entrance. However the room I was given also smelled of damp, and the bathroom carpet was damp in parts - perhaps the result of a recent leak. I slept with all the windows open in an attempt to get rid of the smell and it did improve. The carpet, decor, and bathroom fittings were all rather tired (swirly carpet in the bedroom and bathroom, and a green bathroom suite) but the room was clean and had a TV, bedside light, full length mirror. The full English breakfast was bog standard fare ie cheap ingredients (especially noticeable with sausages which I couldn't eat) served on a rather small plate, and orange juice served in tiny glasses - a shame, as breakfast can be a redeeming feature. Service was chaotic and you could hear the harrassed staff sniping at each other as the hatch to the kitchen is actually situated in the breakfast room itself. The hotel is probably the same as it was 30 years ago and could do with being brought up to date. It's quite a good location in terms of proximity to the bars and restaurants of the Barbican area, but I think you could find a decent B&B for less money without too much trouble.

  • Liked — Proximity to Barbican area
  • Disliked — Stuck in a 70s time warp
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2007

Dear traveller, if you ever want a true blue family run hotel, then this is the one for you. Maggie and her staff are amongst the friendliest people I have ever met and will go well out of their way to make your stay comfortable and happy as well as accommodate any requirements you may have. Personally, I was on a two week course in Plymouth and needed a surface for my laptop - voila, I was given an accommodating room. I furthermore needed extra drawer space (being femme and all) - voila, another set of drawers were delivered to my room. I was extremely ill for two days and couldn't leave the room - voila, food was delivered to my room twice a day along with extra tea and fresh milk (even though the hotel is only bed and breakfast). What more can I say? The hotel is clean, comfortable, has all the basic necessities, free car parking (which is a definite bonus in Plymouth), and the best staff ever. Thank you so much for making an extremely difficult and intensive two week course, a much easier task to handle!

  • Liked — Staff and service
  • Disliked — Nothing would deter me from staying at this hotel again
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 February 2005

There is nothing special about the Kynance Hotel...it just does exactly what you would expect of it, the service is good the rooms neat and clean, the staff friendly and the location and parking great.

Whenever I have gone back to Plymouth I go there and find it the perfect place for a short stay over. I would recomend it to anyone.

The only thing I would say is that its not very wheelchair friendly with lots of steps and small doorways.

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Reviewed 31 January 2002

Everyone should go there, if you haven't been there, then where the hell have you been all your life?

I mean, its run by the fabbest hotel runners ever!!!!!!

GO THERE OR ELSE!!!

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Property: Kynance House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 107-113 Citadel Road West | The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2RN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Plymouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kynance House Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Started as a Bed and Breakfast in 1954, family run Kynance House has had thousands of satisfied customers. Blessed with perfect positioning on Plymouth's historic Hoe, only a few minutes walk from the City Center and the Barbican, come and stay with us in one of our comfortable en-suite rooms, enjoy the free in room WiFi and then tuck into the full English breakfast prepared fresh for you. Kynance House - The Best Location in Plymouth. ... more   less 
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