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Sunny sitting room
Sunny sitting room
Sunny sitting room
Deal pier at night
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View from cottage to sea
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

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bonnie14
london
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Did not want to leave !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed in this fab cottage for 3 nights ...Very last minute booking but the welcome and attention to detail was outstanding....Alan met us at the cottage showed us all around and gave great information on places to eat and visit..Fresh flowers in the lounge,cookies, milk ,tea and coffee all there ready and waiting for us ..Flotsam Cottage had everything you would need..So clean and cosy which made this a lovely home for our stay ..Deal is a friendly place with lots to do and see. Wide range of places to eat and drink all we tried were of a very high standard...We very much hope to return to Flotsam Cottage.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anne G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Delightful character cottage, close to the sea with very welcoming owners.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I recently stayed for the third time at the cottage with my mum. The cottage is a home-from-home, comfortable, light and airy with spacious but cosy bedrooms. It is well maintained and extremely clean. It's position is ideal with a two minute walk to the sea front as well as being at the interesting end of the high street with a good selection of individual shops. Kate and Alan are always welcoming and are a mine of Information about the local area. They live close by which is useful if you need anything. Mum and I will be going again next year. It is great value for the money we paid and we love it.

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Liked best: Close proximity to shops and sea. The fact it is so light and airy.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Other
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Sgv2013
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Really lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We ( my husband, toddler and I) stayed at flotsam cottage last week. It was ideal for us- a beautiful, clean, well positioned cottage. Deal itself was great with lots to keep us busy for a week and lovely places to eat out. Alan and Kate are friendly, helpful hosts. We'd love to stay again. Thanks.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alison B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“If you haven't been to Deal you must, and this is where you should stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We rented Flotsam Cottage for just under a month in May and it was perfect. Close to all the shops yet just a few steps away from the beach. The house was so comfortable I would highly recommend it as a base from which to discover Deal and the surrounding countryside, The only downsides were a lack of any sizeable table to eat at and outside space - but when you have the sea on doorstep, this isn't so important.... Hope to stay again soon.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Lack of outside space
Traveling group: Friends
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Christine...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant - We loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage. The first time being Christmas of 2012. We love the cottage. It is close to everything, always warm and welcoming, decorated beautifully and suits all ages.

We also met the couple who owned the cottage and they were also lovely, friendly and welcoming.

We can't wait to go back and stay. Feels like home from home.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The homely feeling
Liked least: No wi-fi
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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VonStuck
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delightful, well situated cottage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 for a stay in October 2012

We took my elderly father in law for a couple of days by the sea. The booking was easy and Alan and Kate communicated really well. The location is in the town centre (the end with the antique shops, wine shop, italian coffee shop and bakery) and a couple of streets from the seafront. Easy access to the pubs and restaurants. Ideal for us as we were limited in our walking range. Parking wasn't a problem as long as you're happy to move the car in the morning. The house itself was spotless, comfy and warm. Didn't use the kitchen much so can't comment on the equipment. Quiet in the evening - the local traffic might wake you in the morning as the house is on the street, but this wasn't an issue for us. Really enjoyed our stay - Deal is a lovely unspoilt seaside town to stay in - pier, beach, castles, lovely walks along the seafront and close enough to Canterbury to satisfy your shopping/culture needs!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: Clean, lovely decor and friendly owners
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Ingrid B
Tilburg, The Netherlands
1 review
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Lovely cottage, clean, cozy, bright rooms, nicely decorated, very well equipped and quite spacious. Only the living/dining room is a bit small. The location is also very good, in the old part of Deal, on a big square, many shops within walking distance, near the shore and lots to see in the area.
The only problem was parking the car. In the surrounding of the college you need a permit or have to pay for parking. For free parking you have to go far way. Maybe the owner can apply for a permit.
The owner ask us to deposit the wast in a public trash bin in the street. A bit strange I think.
We had a very pleasant stay in Flotsam Cottage.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The cottage is very clean and cozy and in a very good location
Liked least: Problems to park the car and get rit op de garbage
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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