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Orchard Cottage
Ranked #2 of 17 Rochester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“It's all true.”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Stayed on Tuesday night this week and I have to say that it was excellent in every way.

I don't see not having drinks in the room as an issue at all as there is a fully stocked kitchen at guests disposal to help themselves to whatever they need from tea, coffee and bottled water to fruit. It's like being at home. Just nip down and help yourself.

The bathroom is similarly well stocked for those who have forgotten to pack their toiletries.

The owners are extremely helpful. Kevin was enquiring around the local pubs the day before my arrival as I'd asked if there was somewhere with Sky Sports nearby because I wanted to watch the match in the evening. Had he not already had plans, Kevin even said that he would have been happy to give me a lift there!!

In short, I was treated with great courtesy and left, satisfied and with a very full stomach from a lovely cooked breakfast.

Other B&Bs owners should visit this one and take notes.

Well done!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Just returned from 1 night stay at Kevin & Sue's fantastic B&B whilst attending wedding at Cooling Castle. They provided highest quality accommodation, breakfast, personal service and welcome to our whole family. The taxi service to/from venue is nice touch and the "residents kitchen" is a great idea, making it feel homely and relaxed. Kevin & Sue most attentive, welcoming and considerate hosts. Wish we could have stayed longer to explore lovely part of Kent countryside in Medway area, and enjoy more delicious breakfasts.
Rooms all super clean, well equipped and comfortable with nice range of toiletries.

Room Tip: Lovely big family room on ground floor.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

clean, pleasant decor in good condition all possible additions such as high quality soaps and shampoos food what a breakfast, value well if anything too cheap really the best I have found and such nice hosts

Room Tip: just go where you are put all rooms too good
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Recently stayed at Orchard B&B for a wedding we were attending at Cooling Castle. Kevin and Sue were fantastic hosts and went that extra mile to ensure we had a comfortable stay - exactly home from home. Would thoroughly recommend that you stay here and be made so welcome; cup of tea on arrival and a great 'chauffeuring service' to the wedding and back. Cannot praise enough. All our needs were well catered for - not to mention a wonderful breakfast served up. Looking forward to returning when next visiting the area. Thank you again.

Room Tip: Lovely airy room - just perfect
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We booked three rooms for an after wedding venue from Cooling Barnes. How glad we were that we stayed at Orchard cottage rather than Cooling Barns. Only a five minute drive away with your personal chauffeur Kevin or Sue who were so hospitable and informative about the local area. Take time to visit St James church next to Cooling Barnes a vision from Saxon history. The rooms were spotless. The breakfast out of this world. so relaxing ,wanted to stay another Niight but unfortunately had to go to work the next day. I would thoroughly recommend this gem. can't wait to go again .Home from Home. thank you so much Lynn and Mike

Room Tip: They all nice. conservatory very relaxing. Don't forget to buy the CD. Kevin and Sue son is a fa...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed here when exploring Rochester for a weekend. It was a great choice and we had a lovely stay. On arrival we were welcomed with tea and biscuits and shown to our room. The room was lovely with views over the surrounding countryside, a comfy bed, and a fantastic shower-room. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Had a wedding at Cooling Castle Barn and the owners of the bed and breakfast taxid us to and from there, they couldn't have been any more helpful. Excellent location for this and other venues around Kent. Breakfast was good and we were made to feel at home, would recommend this to anybody.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Orchard Cottage
Address: 11 View Road | Cliffe Woods, Rochester ME3 8JQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Rochester
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Rochester
Hotel Class:4 star — Orchard Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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Orchard Cottage Rochester, Kent

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