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Orchard Cottage
Ranked #2 of 19 Rochester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kilmaurs, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Stayed for three nights whilst attending a wedding, you will simply not find better anywhere, customer care, cleanliness, food, friendliness, comfort, are faultless. Kevin and Sue cannot do enough for you, we were attending a wedding at nearby Castle Cooling barns and Kevin run us there and back, but beware do not eat too much in the evening the breakfast is to die for.

Room Tip: No need to. all rooms fine
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

A great B&B, very welcoming, perfect size family room, very clean, toiletries provided, lovely breakfast, use of guest kitchen, seating in garden, water bottles, generally everything thought of. We went out in the evening to a family party and on our return the children's trundle bed had been made up so we didn't have to do this late at night. Hosts very friendly and efficient. There was also a wealth of local information in the room and the conservatory which was helpful. Thoroughly recommend this lovely B&B

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Stayed here for a night for a wedding reception at cooling castle barn. Could not fault it at all made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived. Room was lovely really nice setting. Fantastic breakfast in the morning! A taxi service is offered to the barn for £5 each way which was fantastic as saved finding a taxi company!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Luke_Austin56
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Margate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Nothing too much trouble at this bnb. You are treated like special guests from the moment you ring the door bell to the moment they bid you goodbye. If you find any criticism here you would be in a majority of one. Still, there are plenty of full sized mirrors for you to take a long hard look into.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cumbria, UK
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I can honestly say Sue and Kevin provide a very welcoming experience at the bed and breakfast. The rooms, located in an annex, are immaculately kept with sumptuous beds and well appointed bathrooms. The plus side for a business traveller is the use of the annex kitchen so drinks and evening meals can be made at any time. The home cooked breakfast is excellent and not to be missed, especially when sitting in the conservatory listening to soothing piano music. I have stayed here many times on business and would visit again to explore the area.

Room Tip: The family room has a huge and extremely comfortable king sized bed.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ecoman71
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in July 2012, as we had 2 weddings at Cooling Castle, 2 days in a row! To be honest I was not expecting much as the website doesn't give much away. When we turned up, we were pleasantly surprised. What a lovely couple Sue and Kevin are, they couldn't do enough to help us with our luggage and get us settled in our room. Rooms are great, we had the ground floor room which was huge and a nice new bathroom with a lovely big shower. Breakfast was nice, either help yourselves from the kitchen or pretty much have whatever you wanted cooked for you. Kevin dropped us off and picked us up from Cooling Castle which was perfect for us as there was no hassle with taxis. We were fortunate enough to be blessed with the perfect Summer weather during our stay and the garden is beautiful, so quiet and relaxing. Would recommend this B&B to anyone, what a great find, would definitely come back. I'm hoping people find these reviews on Trip Advisor as Kevin and Sue, your website doesn't do your B&B enough justice!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Livingston , Scotland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We don't normally stay at B&B but had been recommended to use this one when attending our sons wedding in Rochester. Having stayed with Kevin & Sue I believe it would be very hard to find another B&B of this standard. From the moment of making the first contact to book, to leaving, Kevin and Sue were excellent hosts and NOTHING was too much trouble for them. Kevin also provided us with a lift to and from the wedding reception, collecting us at close to midnight. From the moment we arrived at the Orchard Cottage late on Thursday to be met with a very friendly welcome Kevin and Sue went the extra mile to ensure our stay was both enjoyable and stress free. I note from some of the other comments about the standard of the breakfast - it was amazing every morning and set you up for the day ahead - extremely tasty and always pipping hot.
A spotless self contained B&B which is great place to stay and highly recommended - many thanks Kevin & Sue for your hospitality and we look forward to returning some time soon. Hope you enjoyed your well earned break in Cornwall.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Orchard Cottage
Address: 11 View Road | Cliffe Woods, Rochester ME3 8JQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Rochester
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Rochester
Hotel Class:4 star — Orchard Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Orchard Cottage Rochester, Kent

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