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“Ideal place to stay near Dover” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holm Oaks Guest House

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Holm Oaks Guest House
Chemnitz, Germany
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ideal place to stay near Dover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

It lies in a quiet area. We stayed in a twin room on the first floor. Everything was clean and the room offers much space for our luggage. We were on a three weeks tour and so we really had a lot! The owners were very friendly, helped us with information, the food was delicious and arranged in the best ways. We had a pleasant stay and we would like to come back again soon.

Room Tip: Twin room - very cosy and quiet
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed four nights in the king-size room en-suite on the ground floor. The room is clean, spacious and well-decorated in a traditional style. The bathroom is large, with both a shower and a bath tub. The rooms are not the best feature of this B&B though. The hosts are superb, being as friendly and helpful it can get but without crossing the line. Breakfast is so good it cannot be faulted in any way, both in quality and quantity. Pauline even offered us freshly-baked muffins and scones in the afternoon when we came back from our trips: how delicious!

The location is great. Just a few minutes drive from Dover and Deal, and even closer to the sea. For dinner the Smugglers offered a good meal and it is only a few minutes walk away.

Our stay was so good we didn't want to go back home!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roger W
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Vancouver, Canada
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162 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Holm Oaks Guest House provided very comfortable and clean accommodation. St. Margarets-at-Cliffe is a lovely location and the bay is within easy walking distance from Holm Oaks. We also walked Lighthouse Down to South Foreland Lighthouse, a National Trust site. Holm Oaks Guest House is also an ideal location for visits to Dover Castle, an easy 15 minute drive. Breakfast at Holm Oaks was lovely. My only complaint was that we couldn't get internet reception in the annex space - another router would help with this little problem. Pauline is a wonderful hostess.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kermit2010
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed here with friends for an overnight stop on our way to France. The owners went out of their way to be helpful, lending us a map of the locality and spending time to have a chat. The house is lovely with high quality furnishings and accessories. The rooms were very comfortable and clean and handy toiletries were supplied. It was a great start to our holiday.

Room Tip: There are twin and double rooms, some larger than others so explore before making your choice.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank 18Sue18
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

I stayed here for a wedding at nearby The Pines Calyx, and would strongly recommend it to anyone going there, or anywhere in the neighbourhood.

The house and room are both lovely, spacious and clean. There's free parking. The full English breakfast was delicious. Above all, the proprietor was extremely helpful, and really could not do enough to make my stay more pleasant.

I can't think of a thing I'd change or improve.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cormac P
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London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I don't often give a rating of 'Excellent' on tripadvisor but in this case I feel it is fully deserved, for many reasons.
Set in tranquil grounds with a little terrace to the front, Holm Oaks Guest House is an ideal place to spend some time while exploring Kent and the wonderful countryside. Our room was lovely, with a super comfy bed, a beautiful bathroom with roll top bath and quality toiletries.
Clean and comfortable, free off road parking, with the most welcoming hosts and a great breakfast - what more would one wish for from a B&B?
We chose this place to be close to the venue for a Wedding at nearby Solton manor, and our kind host happily took us there by car instead of us needing to pay for a taxi. How about that for service?
St Margaret's at Cliffe is a charming seaside village with much to recommend it, not least the stunning pebble beach and cliffs, also the Pines Calyx gardens and a smattering of pubs and good places to eat.
London is only around 80 miles away, Rochester less than an hour. But there are so many places of Historical interest nearby to keep one interested; Dover, Deal, Canterbury, Whitstable, Broadstairs to name a few, but there are many more. In fact I would recommend it as the perfect base for a holiday in Britain.

As we were leaving, our hosts were saying a fond farewell to a Family of regular guests from abroad. They have been coming to Holm Oaks for seventeen years.......That says it all really.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

We arrived a little after the check-in time to a somewhat confused, albeit hearty welcome from two gesticulating men, one of whom disappeared inside the residence. We waited for some minutes in the car, uncertain of what were to be the next steps. A few minutes later the man emerged brandishing a key and said we were welcome to move into our suite. It seemed that our hostess was shopping in Canterbury and our host was in the house eating his lunch.

Our accommodation, The Annex, was a modern addition to Holm Oaks, built above the family garage and overlooking the back of the main house and garden. A pleasant and spacious room, it had a large and comfortable bed with lovely fresh white bed linen and a large suite of new, solid and handsome furniture that massively over catered for our needs. My partner was fascinated with the Country Life magazines spread casually across the expanse of dressers, and the glimpses they provided into the personal lives of the privileged countryfolk featured.

The bathroom was pretty, if a little compact compared to the scale of the bedroom, and we were glad that our hostess had mentioned in passing that the cord hanging from the ceiling had to be pulled on to allow the flow of hot water to the shower.

Breakfast was generous. Fresh fruit, cereal if desired, and as hearty a country breakfast as one could wish from which to choose. The young woman serving food was friendly and obliging, and our hostess was gracious, pleased to set her two sets of guests at ease.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Holm Oaks Guest House
Address: Holm Oaks Dover Road, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover CT15 6EP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover > St Margaret's at Cliffe
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in St Margaret's at Cliffe
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