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“Quirky room” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The George Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cranbrook
Oxford, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Quirky room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

After eventually finding hidden car park & reception our case was taken up to room. The wonky stairs complete with suit of armour set the scene for this quirky hotel.We were in room 1 a feature room called The Mandarin, with a duck knocker!
Dark red wall, large wooden bed & lots of beams, a large room but with a small bathroom. Plenty of toiletries & bottles of water were a nice touch. We were warned about hum of extractor fan outside which we were told would go off at 9.30pm sound didn't bother us, but could bother some.
Lovely meal in bar. Breakfast quite slow, waiter's second shift & first shift on his own for chef, saying that, a pleasant young man & lovely breakfast.
Ate in restaurant, both impressed with meals, wonderful calamari.
Only negatives for stay, not full size bath, I found bed hard ( husband thought it ok) & not enough lighting in room, frosted windows so does need some brighter lighting.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

My wife and I stayed here the night before our wedding , the arrival booking in was chaotic and unprofessional , room was ok budget hotel standard .evening meal average if over priced the Portuguese waitress was full of character and a delight more than making up with personality what she lack in skill and training , the other staff including the young manager were cold and indiffrant ,the room "welcome book tells the Hotel was once called an INN , that is more truthful as at best this is a pub with rooms ,the use of tacky armer and google style picture of queen Elisabeth 1st and Monty were a little bit embarrassing ,Disney would be proud ! Maybe it fools or impress the tourist ? The breakfast on the day of my wedding was the worst I have ever been served in my entire life , chef Adam excelled him self with cold overlook food then left under not so hot lighs ,including the fried eggs until they were unedabel ,then served on cold plates with toast so untoasted it was Luke warm ,when we informed the waitress she ,was told that how we do it normally . The table behind us also complained ,we choose to leave with the waitress entering the kitchen shouting out Adam these are moning as well .we booked out with No one asking if our stay / experience was ok . Sorry just seemed a haphazard place needing a real manager / chef .

Room Tip: Very colourful paint used in our room , poor lighting
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed Saturday night on a visit to Sissinghurst Castle. This is a great old coaching house and has lots of character although our one night stay with dinner was quite expensive for what it was. On the positive side, the staff were all very helful, the room was clean and the food in the restaurant was great. My only negative comment is don't get the room over the kitchen - they have fitted double glazing but the hum of the air extractor is still audible and opening the window is not feasible.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed in July before our son`s wedding. There were 12 of us plus our little granddaughter the first night and I cannot fault the staff who were very helpful willing and polite or the quality of our room or the food. On the Saturday a further 7 people stayed from our wedding party and they were equally well cared for. We came back from the wedding at 01.00 hrs. and the bar was opened especially for us which we felt was jolly decent of the barman. We would certainly stay there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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LindyLou105
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57 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

The hotel is very interesting with a period feel and plenty of character. Our room on the second floor up steep stairs was rather disappointing as windows and decor were in desperate need of refurbishment. The bathroom did not have any ventilation so the windows were full of condensation and mould. The bathroom window did not have opaque glass so the blind had to be pulled down in order that we could not been seen from the offices across the road. The room was stocked with complimentary tea, coffee and chocolate drinks and two bottles of water. The TV was fine and the free wifi very useful.

The restaurant at the hotel we found served very good food with friendly staff although this was a little expensive.

The town of Cranbrook is very pleasant with the Union Windmill as a focal point.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Gold Coast
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Travelling solo, I stayed at the George after flying in to Heathrow from San Francisco and driving to Cranbrook. I wanted a base to visit gardens/historic houses in the region and the George fitted this criteria. After pulling up out front and having difficulty finding the parking area, I telephoned the hotel. The staff were very helpful and understanding as I attempted to navigate the very narrow archway entrance into the parking area - even standing in the middle of the road to stop the traffic as I reversed out after discovering there was no space! Alternate parking was located about 70 metres up the road. The room was cosy and comfortable and very English. As I was travelling alone, I felt very comfortable having a meal in the bar downstairs. Breakfast was delicious and generous and Sissinghurst Gardens is literally 10 minutes up the road. Don't miss Hole Park - a private house and garden about 30 minutes drive from Cranbrook well worth visiting! Staff at check in/check out were very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Apparently there is live music some weekend nights - this is apparently a problem for some guests...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Spiez, Switzerland
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183 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

Cranbrook is a pleasant little village and the George is right in the middle on the main street, very easy to find. An historic building, with stairs and corridors leading to a number of very different rooms. I chose a superior room, it was at the back of the building and very quiet. The room was fairly big and well-equipped. Breakfast was very good, cooked to order. My only problem was that my reservation had somehow been incorrectly entered, so that no-one actually serviced my room during my stay! Reception apologised for this when I checked out.

Room Tip: £10 extra per night for a superior room seemed like good value to me.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The George Hotel
Address: Stone Street, Cranbrook TN17 3HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Cranbrook
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cranbrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The George Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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