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92 / 94 High Street | Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1AH, England
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The Different Drummer Hotel
Ranked #27 of 34 hotels in Milton Keynes
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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El Jadida
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed at this hotel a few years ago, I tried to book a room for two nights recently. It is no longer possible to book the hotel on line, and when I contacted the hotel via the email address on their website I was simply told that they were fully booked for the dates I had requested. Later on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

I recently stayed at the different drummer hotel, and on a whole, i would say, donnot do it! The room i stayed in was beyond mouldy and damp, pokey and dated. The staff are not the brightest and the owners, well donnot get me started on them.in a nutshell, I was utterly appauled at the stay and would reccomend anywhere... More

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

On a recent trip to Milton keynes we were pleasantly suprised to find a restaurant/wine bar which has not been swallowed up by yet another "Restaurant Chain." On entering the Wine bar for lunch we were greeted by the Manager who was polite and attentive to say the least, nothing was too much trouble for him, it was like service... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

The Al Tamborista is closed. The web site leads you to believe otherwise. When you book they lead you to believe its open. Then on your arrival, you get taken into their Wine Bar restaurant to eat. The menu is different to the Al Tamborista and the wines are more expensive. We booked for a Friday eve. There was no... More

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ZulKeswani, Owner at The Different Drummer Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry that you were not happy with your experience at the Vine Wine Bar. The Al Tamborista is not closed but is only open to residents of the hotel and functions. You did not make us aware of any problem when you were here, and as such we were not given the opportunity to explain about the Al... More

North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

I must admit I had expectations of the Different Drummer, mainly due to the recent good reviews on Tripadvisor and the high price I had paid for an Executive Room. On arrival it looked nice outside, but parking was a little hard to find, down a private road at the rear of the hotel.. The parking itself was, I felt,... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011 via mobile

Brilliant hotel, nothing is to much trouble for the staff, I have stayed here 30 or 40 times and I enjoy every visit

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Below is from the Different Drummer website, and you know what? it's all true, so there is no point in me saying other than is is without doubt superb and at under £100 B&B for an upgraded room is well worth it Known as 'The Swan with Two Necks' until 1982, this inn has a noble history dating back to... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

The Different Drummer is such a welcome relief from the standard hotel chain! Each room is different, furnished tastefully and luxuriously, with some lovely pieces of art of furniture dotted throughout. Plus the breakfast is excellent: continental, English… all needs are catered for and it's always beautifully cooked. Staff are consistently friendly and welcoming, making you feel totally at home.... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

Stayed here several years ago and again this week and found the hotel as lovely as we remembered. We just love this place. The hotel is full of character, the bed was so comfortable and the lounge has the right atmosphere to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and a chat or just to sit and relax in. We stayed in room... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011 via mobile

We stayed in room 10, Excellent! Like staying in a old country manor. We have stayed in the worlds best hotels and while this was not a 5 star hotel, we absolutely loved it. We will definitely stay there again if the opportunity occurs.

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Address: 92 / 94 High Street | Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1AH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
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Dating back to the 10th century, the establishment known today as the Hotel Different Drummer offers a delightful combination of old-world charm and modern day amenities, to make any guest feel at home. Whether you are travelling on business or leisure, or looking for the perfect venue to host a special event, the enchanting setting of the Hotel Different Drummer, situated in the heart of the village of Stony Stratford, is able to cater to your every need. ... more   less 
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