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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rochester, Kent, England

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marty9992...
Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Clean well equipped extremely comfortable family friendly accommodation”
Reviewed 3 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This property delivers everything it promises. It is extremely well equipped for a family holiday and has everything you can possibly need when you are away from home. We loved the kitchen. The hosts are lovely and the welcome basket a nice touch. We travelled with elderly parents and our young children and we all enjoyed our stay it is a five star accommodation.

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Liked best: Decor and all the appliances dishwasher washing machine dryer all baby equipment
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jul 2016
Dear Maisie and family, We're please that you had a great stay. Thank you for a great review, it's very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you in future. Kind regards John & Janet"
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MsW W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very tidy clean house”
Reviewed 18 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at Driftwood over the New Year period. On arrival we were met by the owners who showed us around and how things worked. They also left us with a very welcome basket of goodies with milk, bread etc to see us through the first day or so.

The house itself was very clean and tidy with everything we could need including dishwasher, washing machine, dryer as well as TV, DVD player and WiFi. The bedrooms and bathroom were all of a good size with bedding and towels provided.

The only issue that we had was that we did run out of hot water on a couple of occasions but found the boost button on the heating and water controls so put this on before any showers or baths. With the house being a 3 story town house we also struggled to get the heating to the right settings (either too hot upstairs or not hot enough downstairs) but had we been staying for more than 4 nights we would have tried to figure this out too.

The location was also great with plenty of amenities near by accessible by both foot and car. We visited various outdoor locations and went down to Knole park but also had a few hours in Bluewater shopping centre which was only 20 minutes away.

We stayed with our 3 children and were very appreciating to he stair gates for our two year old! Would definitely recommend and would consider staying again.

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Liked best: Cleanliness and view over the bay.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Jenmack16
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
“A five star house in a great location!”
Reviewed 30 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Driftwood was very well equipped and beautifully decorated and super clean, the views over the estuary were stunning. Rochester was a stroll up the road with high speed links into London centre taking than half an hour.
The owners were very friendly and welcoming and took a lot of pride in making sure everything was just right.

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Liked best: How well equipped and decorated the house was.
Liked least: Only parking for 2 cars
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Isabellew...
Lairg, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent in every way.”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Driftwood is a lovely house in a great location. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and every conceivable need provided for. As our flight was delayed, we didn't arrive until 2am, however John was there to welcome us and show us round. The food supplies in the kitchen were more than adequate and the bottle of wine was a surprise bonus! Fresh flowers in the hall and slippers by the door... What more could we ask for! A big thank you to our hosts, John and Janet, we hope to return!

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Liked best: The high standard of housekeeping.
Liked least: We liked everything...
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
22 Oct 2015
Dear Isabelle & Sandy,
We're please that you had a great stay. Thank you for a great reveiw, it's very much appreciated.
We look forward to welcoming you in future.

Kind regards

John & Janet
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Johnney29
Batemans Bay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Location and a beautiful house.”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The property is beautiful in a great location,with river view. Welcome basket was a nice surprise we appreciated the thought put into this. This property is perfect for both a family or friends going away together. I recommend this property to anyone and stay again if we come and visit the UK again

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Teenagers
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