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Very good
13 reviews
House on the beach
Living room with stove
Living room
Living room with wood burning stove
Dining room leading to private rear garden
Kitchen
Kitchen
Beach in summer
Master bedroom with sea views
Master bedroom with sea view
Master bedroom
Top floor room
Top bedroom with sea views
Top floor twin bedded room
Second twin bedded room
First floor bathroom
Second floor shower room
On the beach
Barbecue in the front garden
Ground floor floorplan
First floor floorplan
Second floor floorplan
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent, England

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victomal
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location but the house needs a lot of maintenance”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
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The showers did not work properly
French door locking system was faulty
Garden door lower bolt and lock did not work
Most of the cooking utensils were not fit for purpose
TV did not work
The house was full of junk.
Not enough comfortable seating

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
8 Jul 2014
Albion Cottage is a period property and its seafront location is lovely but also means it demands a lot of maintenance, especially that we have had such a harsh winter to contend with. Hence we are continually maintaining it and hence minor defects can occur. In response to the specific points, one TVof the showers is electric and works perfectly and we are sending a plumber in to look at the other two. The doors are minor problems that no one has mentioned before. Similarly the TV is a minor issue that just needs the freeview box restarted. With regards to the kitchen, all the appliances (washing machine, cooker, fridge, microwave and dishwasher) are quite new. There are few personal items around the place but it is after all a family house. Generally we have found that most guests like the house a great deal.
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Jenny B
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic location, accommodation and facilities - would go again in an instant”
Reviewed 19 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013

It was a real adventure going to Sandgate for the first time, and we were lucky to find Albion cottage in a prime location right on the beach and just off the main shopping street. Next door there is a fantastic fish restaurant, so you don't need to go far to eat well, and also one of the best chip shops I've ever been to just round the corner. I went for a weekend away with friends and our four five year olds. We visited Port Lympne for the day (20 minutes in the car), walked into Folkstone along the beach and had a whale of a time flying kites on the beach (well some of us did, some of us tried very hard). There's plenty of space in the cottage with a well equipped kitchen, dining room with table and living room at the front with a lovely little room overlooking the beachfront, which the kids sat and played in for hours, - when they weren't on the beach of course. It's worth mentioning that the bedrooms are enormous really and there is a bath or shower on each floor, so no need to queue. Great place, great company, amazing location - get it on your bucket list!

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Liked best: the location and the space
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
23 Nov 2013
thanks for the review Jen
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christian...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Would be quaint if it was clean”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

This is a beautifully located, characterful cottage right on the seafront. It is furnished in a homely fashion - comfortable and well used with plenty of little things like games, books etc. Decor is quite old fashioned and basic but is somehow very relaxing. Big downer - it is dirty, particularly the kitchen. It's a shame that paying guests have to experience such poor standards of cleanliness. Hopefully the owners will read this and rectify the situation with a deep clean as another reviewer mentioned. Would I recommend to a friend? Definitely if it was cleaned. Probably if it wasn't - as long as they wanted to eat out.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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VB68
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Location!!!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
2
people found this review helpful

This was a lovely place to stay. This property is so easy to get to from london. The location is right on the beach with lovely views from the front facing rooms. The village is nice with a great coffee shop called "Loaf" on the high street. Also, it is a pleasant walk to Folkstone where we had a fantastic lunch at "Rocksalt". The pub next door to the property was also very good for a Sunday meal.
The round dining table was a real hit for meals and games. The bedrooms are of good size and plenty of bathrooms for big groups. The kitchen is small, but we managed with 7 people and a baby just fine.
The only negative that I have is that the cottage really needs a good deep clean. It was tidy, but far from clean. I know it is difficult to clean as people are in and out as it is a rental, but there were years of built up grease and dirt. For example, the extractor fan in the top floor bathroom was caked in dirt and dust, the kitchen was greasy and dirty, lots of junk in the back bathroom that could be hidden somewhere else, the fireplace screen was caked in dirt and dust and cobwebs everywhere!!! Also, the shower on the top floor did not drain very well.
All in all, we had a wonderful time and I would stay at Albion Cottage again.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not very clean for a holiday rental
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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