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“Fantastic service, beautiful room”
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Thames House
Ranked #3 of 8 Gravesend B&B and Inns
London
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Fantastic service, beautiful room”
Reviewed July 27, 2011

Stayed in the very comfortable room at the top of the house which has wonderful views and a well appointed bathroom ensuite. The owner greeted me with tea and fruitcake (even giving me another portion to take away for lunch the next day) and she couldn't do enough for me during the whole of my short stay. Breakfast was really good, too. I left my phone charger in the bedroom on my departure and she literally ran through the streets of Gravesend to return it to me. I cannot recommend Thames House highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Claire, the owner, welcomes her guests with an undeniably professional and welcoming approach. The room stylish with unbeatable Thames views. The small things counted too with fresh milk supplied and even bionoculars too to assist in viewing the river life in front of me. Oh yes - the shower was particularly soothing after a long day on cycle route one.

Breakfast is exceedingly generous and Claire's hens play a role in that too!

Well done.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2011

Visiting Gravesend for a couple of mini events in their annual 'festival' - not a festival that you'd flock to but it has its moments and it was quite interesting to explore the town's interesting Victorian and earlier heritage. Referred to this place to stay and so pleased, as the Quality is superb. Interesting period riverside house and stayed in the Captain's Room on the top floor (of four). Excellent views of the river and thoughtfully provided binoculars in the room allow you to make the most of your eyrie. Friendly owner explained things regarding the room and breakfast very well and had excellent local knowledge. The room stood out because of its attention to detail, all very useful - quality ipod dock, good controllable lighting for reading in bed, and bed and linen of superb quality. A really good night's sleep with only the water lapping the shoreline and the call of the odd gull to be heard. Peaceful spot for a busy town. Very good walk-in shower in my ensuite with good space. Breakfast again smacked of quality. The bread for toast tasted like homemade and the eggs definitely are, they have a dozen of their own hens. All in all, this was one of the best for quite a few months; not just on comfort but genuine hospitality as well.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 21, 2011

I have now stayed here 3 times when working in the area. Rooms are of high quality with views of the Thames. Breakfast is special, with home-made bread, marmalade in the huge kitchen. Andy and Claire are very helpful, even to guests who need an early start and instant Wi-Fi access. Try the nearby Crown and Thistle - CAMRA national pub of the year recently with a unique food service.

  • Stayed March 2011
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London
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Reviewed March 18, 2011

This must be the best B&B I've been to. I got a lovely room on the top floor. The bathrom is spectacular. Neat, clean, levely details ...

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

I have never stayed in a better B&B. We took the two ground floor rooms in the Mission House, while visiting friends in the area, and if it had not been for our baby and toddler we would have enjoyed a long lie-in! However, if we had done we would have missed the fantastic breakfast, served ion the farmhouse style kitchen / dining room. Our toddler enjoyed feeding the chickens with Andy in the mornings. Claire and Andy made us very welcome and could not do enough for us. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

We stayed at the Mission House, across the road from Thames House, but owned by the same people. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we felt completely at home. Claire took great attention to detail and treated us better than any other guesthouse has. We were traveling with 2 small children and they had an absolute ball, especially in the bunk beds and exploring the nearby attractions...and were extremely well fed! Each morning, Claire made us delicious breakfasts and made eggs (several!) to order. There were warm croissants, home made breads, muffins and preserves, as well as cereals, yogurts and fruit. I also casually mentioned that the tea that was in our room was delicious - that night, when we got home, I noticed that Claire had put several more sachets of the tea in our room - not expected. It's always the small things that count - and that is really what sets this B&B apart from others. They are also extremely well located to explore Gravesend and the nearby towns, as they are right on the bus route. We cannot wait to be back in Gravesend to stay at the Mission House again. Mission House is right on the Thames - a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Thames House

Property: Thames House
Address: 29 Royal Pier Road, Gravesend DA12 2BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Gravesend
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Gravesend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thames House is a grade 2 listed property set on the waterfront in Gravesend Town Centre, offering 4 star quality accommodation. Full English or Continental breakfast is served in the ground floor kitchen. All accommodation is situated upstairs on the second and third floors. We have welcomed many interesting people to stay with us in our home and look forward to welcoming you too. We are currently undergoing some building work, the front of house entrance is not currently as attractive as it might be, internally the building works do not detract from the quality of stay, we hope to have completed the works by November. ... more   less 
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Thames House Gravesend, Kent

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