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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Rochester, Kent, England

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1 review
“Couldn't have wanted for more superb”
Reviewed April 28, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Driftwood was lovely to stay in and was amazing from the moment we stepped in the door.
Everything is catered for and the welcome basket is a nice addition. The garage was a big help for storing my bike and we even used the washing machine and dryer to save on the washing when we got home.
Lovely views of the river and Rochester is very nice to walk around and to enjoy some food.
We look forward to staying there again.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 1, 2017
Dear Michael, Tina & Family,
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.
We’re very pleased that everything worked out so well for you and look forward to welcoming you back to Driftwood at some point in the future.
Kind regards

John & Janet
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chesster7...
St Austell, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed April 26, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

A lovely house overlooking the River Medway at Rochester. Everything we could have wanted, and more! We were greeted by John and Janet on arrival and shown around their house. The 'welcome' basket was a lovely touch. Walking distance from Rochester high street, castle, cathedral and railway station - which we made use of, going by train to both London and Canterbury during our stay. Comprehensive instructions for all appliances were easy to find, it really is a home away from home. Washing machine and tumble dryer were a godsend as a family with twin teenage girls, this meant we could do some washing before we got home and not come home to a washing mountain! We will definitely return when we can and highly recommend this beautiful holiday let.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 30, 2017
Dear Amanda & Family,
Thank you for a great review.
We’re very pleased to hear that your visit to Rochester worked out so well; you certainly managed to pack a lot into the time available, which was brilliant.
We look forward to seeing you when you next visit the area.
Kindest regard
John & Janet
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Steve G
1 review
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed April 6, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Thanks to John and Janet our stay in Rochester worked out perfectly.They've attended to every detail to make this a real "Home away from Home". We will definitely be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 19, 2017
Dear Steve & family,
We're pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at Driftwood and would be delighted to see you all again in the not to distant future.

Kindest regards John & Janet
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Martyn G
1 review
“Just perfect”
Reviewed November 8, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This was our second stay at Driftwood; the first was for a weekend in August and this second stay was for a week in October. The fact we have returned for a second, longer stay hopefully says it all.

We have extremely high standards when it comes to holiday homes and have stayed in our fair share over the years both in the UK and abroad. Driftwood is without doubt the best property we have had the pleasure of staying in.

The owners, Janet and John, have just about thought of everything and we wanted for nothing during our stays. It is quite often the little things that can make a huge difference, such as the welcome pack of essential groceries, plenty of toilet rolls, a kitchen with virtually every item you could possibly need, plenty of towels, spare pillows, blankets... the list goes on and on.

For us with two young children, nothing has been overlooked. Things like stairgates for the top and bottom of both flights of stairs, a highchair, travel cot and bed rails.

The house is in excellent decorative order and very well maintained and that is something I suspect John and Janet will remain on top of. In addition to this the house is also spotlessly clean and again, I have no doubt these high standards will continue to be maintained.

We have just booked again for the spring next year and I'm sure it will be one of many future visits.

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mime20
London
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful house - excellent location”
Reviewed October 3, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Stayed with my parents in this town house for a week. Friendly welcome and very good "welcome basket". It's probably the best equipped holiday rental I've ever stayed in and it's good to have parking. Great views over the Medway from the 1st floor sitting room/balcony if you just want to "chill". Well located for sight-seeing - as well as lovely Rochester we went to Canterbury and Leeds Castle. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: all of it!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Marion D
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is a beautiful large house and location. Rochester has lots of bars and restaurants and and historical places to visit. The house has has everything you can think of and more. The storage space was amazing as they had a place for everything. Plenty of room for clothing storing luggage etc.Such a lovely view of the river which was nice.There was nine of us in this house which was great to have the use of a washing machine and tumble dryer especially with the children. Having some games there too was a plus as we forgot ours. We stayed here for a few days for a wedding. It was chosen for us and what a good choice it was. We were welcomed by Janet and John with a welcome pack of food too which was very useful so thank you for that, and making our stay fantastic. We would certainly recommend you.

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Liked best: All the little touches that made this house home from home.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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CaroleSSI
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Rochester!”
Reviewed July 10, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed here in June and found the house to be perfect for our needs. The house was very clean and well presented. So much attention to detail! Janet and John met us at the house and were so helpful, with recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to try. We will definitely be back next time we are visiting!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2016
Dear Carole & family,
We very much appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you back to Driftwood at some future date.

Kind regards

Janet and John.
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