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Review of Sylvan Cottage

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Sylvan Cottage
Ranked #63 of 81 Canterbury B&B and Inns
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in the Sylvan Cottage. Chris and Jac are perfect hosts.
The room we had was really clean, and big enough for 2 adults and 2 childeren. Breakfast was also very good.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jorisvdven
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

We arrived here after a couple of days in the Hotel Una in Brighton and we both felt that the Cottage in terms of value for money far outweighed the Hotel Una.

Our room was in the old part of the cottage overlooking the back garden. The room was very generously apportioned and was filled with everything you could reasonably expect in a B&B. Generous helping of chocolate biscuits always works wonders, as does some quality sachets of hot chocolate. I guess if your used to your plasma 40 inch TV and a DVD library running into the thousands, you probably won't be overly impressed with an 18 inch LCD TV - but we took the view that we weren't visiting Canterbury to watch TV at night anyway.

That said, and this is more of an observation, the cottage does lie next to a busy road and if your expecting to hear a pin drop at night, you might be disappointed. For us, the road noise quickly became background noise and we slept absolutely fine on both nights.

Breakfast was amazing. Everything freshly cooked or bought. Decent portions which is no bad thing these days.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank longisland13
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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2011

We booked well in advance for the Open Golf weekend and had a wonderful and restful stay. Our rooms were upstairs and were wonderful with king size beds and were very tastefully decorated.

Breakfast was great and the owners were very flexible for us as we were up and out very early for the golf, so we were eating as early as 06.30.

Canterbury is a quick car ride of 4 or 5 minutes but it is also definately within walking distance.

All in all would very much recommend Sylvan cottage and would deifinately use as a base anytime we are in the area.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms were great!!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Andrewdayo
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Guernsey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

I called to check availabilty earlier (knowing that it is the Open at Sandwich this weekend so it was unlikely, but at the same time hoping there may have been a cancellation) and the receptionist's sarcastic response was "on Golf Weekend???!!!! You must be joking!!!!!!"

A perfunctory no would have been sufficient.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Sylvan Cottage, responded to this review, 12 July 2011
We are a very small B&B, but will be posting an availability calendar on our site for next season. This should eliminate the need for guests to phone and catch me single-handedly 'multi-tasking' between breakfasts, phone, emails, room cleaning etc.........
We are already fully booked for the next Golf Open in 2021
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2011

We needed a place to stay for an early morning departure to France and we couldn't have found better. Upon arrival we were provided with much needed refreshments before venturing out to Canterbury for a quick meal.
The rooms we had for ourselves and our daughter were immaculate in presentation and everything we could have wanted for our stay was on hand. Breakfast in the vast "conservatory" looking out into the garden is our idea of heaven and we are planning on returning soon for our next visit to France. Only next time we will stay a bit longer than one night.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SmudgeC2C
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

Thank you for such a wonderful stay.
If you have a young baby this is the ideal place to stay - a lovely cot, highchair, bouncy chair, baby bath even disposable bibs! If you need it it's probably already there!
It was great to be able to put the baby down to sleep and still have a pleasant evening in the lounge area for guests with the baby monitor working (oh she has one of these too!)
Full use of microwave/oven/fridge in the guest kitchen.
Much more than you would expect in an average B&B!

Nice and quiet area pleasant 20 minute walk to town. Thoroughly recommend if staying in Canterbury and we would definitely stay here again.

Thanks again

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank l9boogie
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2011

We didn't really anticipate the quality and value for money of this B&B!
Every consideration was given to making our stay comfortable and stress free. The kitchen area freely available was a big plus - no need for "smuggling" food into our room!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JCD93
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Additional Information about Sylvan Cottage

Property: Sylvan Cottage
Address: Sylvan Cottage Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Share our Country Living recommended 17th-century cottage with inglenooks and beams. Large comfortable beds, and en-suite rooms overlooking our secluded country garden surrounded by fields. Enjoy sizzling English breakfast platters, log fires, real country walks and cycle rides. Take a pleasant walk into Canterbury City Centre or stroll down the road to watch some County Cricket. Escape across the Channel, an easy 20 minute drive away. ... more   less 

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