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King John's Lodge

Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham TN19 7AZ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I can confirm some of the comments from previous reviewers. The welcome was cold ("Oh, the B&Bers are here" in a rather rude tone) and we immediately felt that we were intruding on the family. The owners family were also staying (children and grandchildren) and she was primarily engaged with them during our stay. Whilst we usually don't have problems... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I am sad to be giving St John's Lodge a poor review as undoubtedly the house and garden have huge charm and we were excited at the prospect of staying here. But, there were problems some of which may be worth mentioning. The owners possibly lacked judgement in taking bookings at a time when many family members were visiting with... More 

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Odiham, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stayed here with a family group. It is a truly amazing place - the building, the gardens and the history inside. You feel you are living history when you stay here - the fireplace in one of the back rooms is particularly impressive - as is the list of those who have stayed before. We had dinner and that was... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Difficult to write this review and I certainly don't want to put people off from staying here. It is an experience that you should have. Especially when the flowers are in bloom. I stayed with my family, travelling down to see cousins at their farm house near by. It was the closest place to stay and the owner knew my... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We didn't stay at the B&B - just visited and gardens and nursery. It's an enchanting garden, off the beaten track - lots of folk haven't heard of this place. The chap who runs the business was really pleasant and interested in our questions about the place. Excellent shop too. Tip - it's a full two miles from the signpost... More 

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Weymouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

Everything was perfect from the service to the room. We were made to feel so welcome and we were truly sad to leave. Breakfast was perfect and the building and grounds are stunning. Cannot understand why they got that bad review but there will always be someone that cant be pleased. Bottom line we loved it and cant wait to... More 

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freddycuba, Public Relations Manager at King John's Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review king John's Lodge and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Freddy Cunningham. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stayed at King John's Lodge and were blown away by the place. It has an amazing garden and is set in such a beautiful setting. Room was really big and bed comfortable. Would recommend this place to everyone which is why I am writing the review. Jill, the owner, was really accommodating and we liked it so much we... More 

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freddycuba, Public Relations Manager at King John's Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review king John's Lodge and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Freddy Cunningham. More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

I have to say I couldn't disagree more with the person writing the review complaining about the owners and the breakfast. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was delicious! We stayed here for a friends wedding at the local wedding venue, Swallows Oast. We were lucky in the end that we happened upon this b&b. The... More 

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freddycuba, Public Relations Manager at King John's Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review king John's Lodge and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, KJL. More 

North Conway, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2010

We recently stayed in the beautiful, historic King Johns Lodge and what a lovely time we had. Our room was large and cosy, with an ensuite bathroom. The breakfast was delicious, including fresh eggs laid by the chickens that roam the gardens. Talking of which, the gardens were absolutely stunning. Such a peaceful and romantic setting. The shop at the... More 

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freddycuba, Public Relations Manager at King John's Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review king John's Lodge and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, KJL. More 

London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

I feel I must have stayed in a different place to the people in the other review! I had a lovely enormous room, with the most comfortable bed. I felt as if I was staying in a small stately home. The breakfasts were delicious and varied. The gardens are really beautiful, with several different areas - my favourites were the... More 

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Many thanks for taking the time to review king John's Lodge and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, KJL. More 

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