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Sandown Guest House
Ranked #16 of 38 Dover B&B and Inns
Homer
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great value in Dover”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Sandown for two nights and agree with the positive reviews from other guests. Sonia and Martin made sure we had everything we needed. Martin kindly dropped us off at the ferry port and gave us lots of good information to help us on the rest of our trip. We definitely recommend Sandown!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sonora, California, United States
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We arrived by bus from London and Sonia was there to take us to the Sandown. Right away she made us feel very comfortable and we knew we had made the right choice even before we arrived at her B&B. WOW what a place:clean comfortable room, beautiful landscape, excellent breakfast!! Sonia and Martin were so helpful with everything, transportation, train and bus schedules, sites to see. Martin took us to a couple of places we would not have gone to, it was like having your own personal tour guide. We were part of a Channel Swim support crew and Martin and Sonia's tremendous knowledge of the Channel Swim helped with the stress of waiting for the swim to take place. Martin's humor, what a relief for us Yanks!! We feel like we made new friends and hope to revisit!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our night precruise at Sandown Guest House. Sonia was so gracious to pick us up at the ferry when we arrived and provide transport both to Dover Castle and the cruise terminal the day we departed for the cruise. She was very helpful with tips on things to do in Dover and made us feel at home. We stayed in the annex and the room was very nice, well decorated, and comfortable and we had an ensuite private bathroom. The breakfast was a full English breakfast and was delicious. We loved the garden and ambiance of the house and would recommend this highly to anyone wanting to get a feel for a true English home and wonderful hospitality!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ovid, New York
1 review
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just returned to US after cruise in Europe from Dover. Booked Sandown guesthouse sight unseen. What an amazing experience right from the get go Martin offered to help with plans for stay in Dover. When we arrived he offered us free calls home to US. To let family know we had arrived safely. The rooms were beautiful and very tastefully decorated. The beds were very comfortable. In the morning had a sumptuous English breakfast. To top things off they took our luggage to the cruise ship and delivered us to Dover castle for a tour. Everything went so smoothly. Their gardens were beautiful! For the first time ever I was totally relaxed for an amazing vacation. Hands down this was the best experience ever! I will return for a relaxing stay to enjoy the English countryside.

Room Tip: All the rooms were great! Went with a group of seven people so booked 3 doubles and a single. All th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Trumansburg, New York
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2 reviews
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I never write reviews for my experiences, but I felt I needed to for this guest house in Dover. Sonia & Martin make you feel right at home...it was if we had known them for years. Their guest house is clean, colorful, and well decorated. But, that is not why you want to stay here. It is the "feeling" you have staying here...it can't be beaten. Sonia went out of her way driving us to Dover Castle and ensuring our luggage made it to the cruise port safely. My group of friends talked about our experience with Sonia & Martin throughout our trip. I would go back there just to stay at Sandown.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Channel Swimming HQ! Martin & Sonia brilliant - they run the guest house and self catering annexe - perfectly equipped in terms of facilities, hospitality, and the knowledge (the essential currency for successful channel swimmers) for all channel swimming aspirants, and "know it alls been and done it" peeps alike....

Would also be a good place for anyone else to stay of course!!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2013

You can bring your dog here! Great place to start or finish your holiday here. The owners are super friendly and nothing is to much trouble. Lovely rooms and the breakfast is great. Again, if you travel with your dog, this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Sandown Guest House
Address: 229 Folkestone Road, Dover CT17 9SL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sandown Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Martin & Sonia welcome you to their family run Victorian guest house. We offer fresh home cooked full English breakfast with vegetarian options. We are situated only minutes from the train station, town and docks and cruise terminals. We offer high quality en-suite rooms as well as budget rooms without en-suite facilities. Private parking facilities and secure garage parking for motorbikes and cycles. We also allow pets to stay with prior arrangements. ... more   less 
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