Excellent place, shame about the food
Excellent reception from host, food absolutely dreadful. Read more
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Excellent reception from host, food absolutely dreadful. Read more
Beautiful surroundings and buildings but disappointed with cleanliness. Although cottage was adequate some areas of the house were poor. Read more
Gorgeous location but we felt the hotel was over priced. The level of cleanliness, especially in the dining room was poor. The dining tables were very flimsy given the setting. We expected more than plastic & aluminium tables.. The breakfast was poor and there was only minimal residents in the hotel at this time. The food took ages to come and was poorly cooked on arrival. Read more
Location is stunning, gardens are exceptional, all the staff were lovely and very helpful. Husband and I managed a big bar bill!!! Happy to pay it but unsure how they got to the final bill ? Did contact them regarding some issues after our stars and they replied and said would address the issues raise!
I would love to go back again but it's a long drive and our son wants to go also!!! Read more
Long weekend full of laughter (and drink!) Henry room was beautifully furnished and a great size, with a fabulous bathroom and great views over the gardens. Staff were all helpful and very friendly-nothing too much bother. Food was a good standard and service was excellent. Tigger was also great and helped to provide a fun filled weekend. Meeting Steph and Dom was the highlight - we were very fortunate to see them as they do have busy lives! Read more
We were warmly welcomed by Dom who told us they would be around for the weekend but disappointingly they didn't put in an appearance. Read more
We came here as we're fans of Gogglebox and as it was my wife's 50th we thought it would be nice to stay here and was hoping to meet Steph and Dom. Read more
We were upgraded and had ensuite bathroom. If we had not the ensuite bathroom I would have complained. Read more
very good, experience was great - not spoiled by a very poor evening meal! Read more
I guess a lot depends on the group of guests you meet on the night - we were fortunate in that everyone was happy to mingle and chat and turn it into a party atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. It is a beautiful house and the gardens are a delight. We were made to feel at home and it was a very relaxing and warm atmosphere. Read more
Had a really lovely stay and got to meet Steph and Dom .it was my fiancé 30th and came down to see friends and they were welcome to join us for drinks in the house which was really lovely also the house is beautiful stayed in the cottage one night and then the house on the second loved both and the gardens .. I love them Read more
It was an absolute pleasure to stay at The Salutation. The view from our room was amazing. Loved the Honesty café and bar - this made our visit so relaxing. Charming hosts - very entertaining. Nice to mix with other guests too. Read more
Fabulous one night stay. Superb lunch followed by great conversation with fellow guests into the evening and a trip to the pub. Read more
Anniversary celebration, which wasn't quite as perfect as we would have hoped for Read more
Certainly we were very comfortable in a beautiful old house which has been done up very well, set in extremely pretty and well-maintained grounds, but in terms of facilities, and associated cost, I was rather disappointed. Read more
We stayed in the room Gertrude, which is on the top floor. The room was huge, but very tired in places and cold at night. The heating system made clunking noises all night, and no extractor fan in the bathroom which condensed the windows. We were met by Scarlett when checking in, and she showed us around. The first night the manager was rude asking whether we had checked in and saying that he wasn't bothered if we had or not. Read more
We stayed in Gardeners Cottage - what a lovely place. We took the dog who enjoyed the beautiful garden walks and fell asleep in the bar so we had a few more drinks! Tigger is great and our bartender Jack kept us entertained. We sat on Steph & Dom's tele sofa - and of course had to drink a toast or two to them. We only stayed 2 nights but would stay longer. Thoutoughly enjoyed the whole experience - not for the faint hearted though! Read more
We were very excited driving down wondering whether we might actually see Steph and Dom and luckily we weren't disappointed. We had lots of drinks, good laughs, deep conversations about politics and steel and generally lots of fun! Everyone was so friendly. The staff were wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Read more
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Informal fun with added alcohol Read more
I was visiting to support my old boys in Halford Hewitt golf played at Deal and Sandwich, so perfect location and high quality . Read more
Mum and dad loved their stay. Staff were very welcoming!! They were upgraded twice :D food sounded amazing!! Lovely location. Read more
Over-priced, dirty and shabby rooms, bizarre atmosphere. Read more
Very unprofessional staff serving in the restaurant both at dinner and breakfast. Breakfast was like an episode of Fawlty towers... Very disappointed expected much better quality and level of service. Read more
Booked the Salutaion for our first wedding anniversary this Easter Weekend which was hit by storm Katie which meant we didn't get much sleep!! Lovely evening meal and relaxing time in lounge bar. Great place to spend quality time with a couple of friends i would suggest. Read more
Met nice people that were staying and had a good laugh with them. Nice grounds and pretty setting, good service, but a lot of money for the facilities that you get. Read more
Had a brilliant time,staff very friendly and met the hosts in the evening.lovely couple who had time for everyone.room very clean. Read more
Weekend break away from the children. This was a christmas present to my wife as we are both Gogglebox fans. Read more
An overnight stay: present for the wife as a fan of gogglebox.
We stayed in Edwin..pleasant room with nice view of the garden. Wifi coverage was non existent. A walk in the garden and then drinks in the bar before dinner was socialable, mingling with other guests..dinner was "interesting"..very nice food but really slow service..2 courses and wine should not take 3 hours! More drinks in the bar..and a brief visit from our hosts who lit up the room, happy to pose for pictures and chat Read more
A truly fantastic and unique experience made all th better having spent time with Dom, just a shame Steph wasn't there to join in the fun!! We came to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday and enjoyed every minute of it. Having states in the coach house (St David's suite) we were spoiled with th fab facilities and room itself, next time hopin to stay in the main house! Read more
Surprise for my husbands birthday
Fulfilled expectations and more,the hosts where amazing and couldn't do enough making sure we were all enjoying ourselves
Bed around 2.45am having had a great friendly evening.... Well done Steph n Dom Read more
We booked three night towards the end of February to celebrate my wife's birthday, with a view to relax and forget about it all for a short while. We have stayed in many places over the years ranging from high end to budget but this place offers something truly unique. It provides luxury with a relaxed atmosphere that I have never experienced before. Nothing is too much trouble at the Salutation. We originally booked one of the cottage rooms but we had an upgrade to 'William' due to availability Read more
A quality relaxing stay Read more
This is our second visit to the Salutation. We were not disappointed. Had a lovely break. Lovely location. On both occasions we met Steph and Dom. Such lovely people who make you so welcome and we appreciate them for taking the time to meet with us. The atmosphere when you arrive at the Salutation is very welcoming and friendly. Read more
Staff were very friendly. Setting was great. Dom was excellent company. Read more
my fiance and our 1 yr old baby stayed for the weekend.. we stayed in gertrude and whilst the room was lovely and big, and had a great view.. the carpet stains and lack of facilities and was a little disappointing for the price paid Read more
Stayed for one night and this turned to any all day and evening drinking session with a tour of the town. Read more
Comfortable, relaxing and truly hilarious. Wonderful hosts. Read more
We were re visiting Sandwich after many years to visit an old friend,and this was a lovely place to rest our heads for the night. Read more
Decided to take my wife to the Salutation for a night. Read more
Very friendly staff. Rooms needs an update. Wobbly tap, half eaten packet of crisps in drawer and a window rattled all night as it wAs extremely windy Read more
. Bathroom clean and large but no shower. Sitting room comfy. Very small tv Bedroom quite large but no hanging space. Very comfortable bed. In general the decoration was tired and could do with a freshen up. Stains on curtains and couch. Food good however no veg served. Relaxed atmosphere and very friendly. If no one to serve in bar then there was an honesty policy. Drinks were fair price. Happy to pay cost to meet steph and dom. Otherwise slightly over priced. Excellent night Read more
The best part of the stay had to be meeting Steph and Dom. As massive gogglebox fans it was a privilege to meet them. Read more
We celebrated my husband's 40th and we had an amazing time! Comfy rooms, great food, great stuff and superb atmosphere and entertainment! Read more
Arrived at 12:30 and our room was already available, big comfy bed, and a massive ensuit shower room.
Staff where all so friendly and polite - nothing was too much!
Had a good evening spent in the bar area, good music, better drinks, and fantastic people.
Very unique type of accommodation, well worth the money. Read more
Booked for an overnight stay for my partners birthday. We had such an amazing time, booked & stayed for a second night!
We both loved every minute & is a place we would thoroughly recommend! Read more
We had an overnight stay in a top floor room that was large and comfortable with en suite shower room.
Staff were welcoming and friendly.
Some parts of the property could do with some quick cheap maintenance.
The hosts were very friendly and sociable and this is undoubtedly the main attraction for a lot of people staying at The Salutation.
Considering the price, limited facilities, nice staff and friendly hosts it does not equate to good value for money overall. Read more
I booked the stay for my Wife's Birthday. Read more
If you want an unusual night of drinking and banter then it makes for a refreshing change of scenery! You have to remember that it's a B&B - not a hotel. But you feel that your coming to a "hotel".
We had one night here for something different... a few drinks in town and a few more with our meal, dining at the Salutation.
Met Dom & Steph, walked the garden, then had a couple of hours 20 mins away at Broadstairs beachfront before returning home.
The evening is largely focussed on getting troll Read more
I bought a night at The Salutation for my Husbands Birthday present. He's a huge Gogglebox and Steph and Dom fan, so he was delighted when I told him this is where we were going.
We arrived at 3pm and checked into our room, which was in the Knightrider Cottage, which is separate from the main house. The room was lovely but in need of a bit of TLC.
The food was OUTSTANDING and we managed to spend the evening in the bar, with Dom, which was delightful. Read more
Exceptional, will be coming back again and again Read more
we received a warm welcome from Scarlett and Tigger on arrival and felt at home straight away.
New Year's Eve drinks in the drawing room was memorable 😊
Everyone was helpful and friendly and we had great fun. Read more
One night stay only which was purchased For us as a xmas gift. Staff were welcoming, room was lovely. Read more
Nice location, disappointed not to meet Steph& Dom as we had travelled a long way Read more
We arrived at 2pm just after Christmas and were welcomed by Scarlett, the very friendly receptionist. A lovely couple of hours walking in the town followed by a walk around the Salutation gardens and then relaxing in our room. Dinner at the George and Dragon followed by meeting Steph and Dom after 11pm which was worth the wait. Drinking and chatting to Dom till 2am was a really enjoyable experience! Read more
Only stayed for the one night, Steph & Dom weren't there on this occasion but the venue was excellent & the staff were very friendly doing all they could to make our stay fun & memorable. Definately somewhere I'd recommend. Read more
Brilliant accommodation - such fine attention to detail
Fantastic food and service
Amazing night with our celeb hosts making every one feel at home drinking til late in the lounge
Great walled gardens to view in morning Read more
We visited The Salutation for my girlfriends 30th birthday and from start to finish we had an amazing time. We were greeting in the car park by the hotel manager (Tigger) who was extremely friendly and welcoming for the duration of out stay. Tigger, Dom and all of the hotel staff were extremely friendly and welcoming throughout our stay and we felt like their home was our home, nothing was to much trouble.
would definitely recommend staying. Read more
Incredible, absolutely incredible! Knight Ride house was amazing! Read more
We came to celebrate Read more
My husband arranged for myself and 14 of our closest friends to stay at the Salutation for my surprise 50th birthday. the evening meal was perfect and we would compliment the chef. Read more
We stayed for 1 night in Jekyll to celebrate my partner's 25th birthday as he is a big fan of Steph and Dom's and wanted to treat him. Staff are very friendly and welcoming and overall a fantastic experience and would love to stay again. Steph and Dom are lovely just like how you see them on telly! Read more
We had an excellent time and the evening meal was very good Read more
We arrived for check in and were greated by a warm and welcoming Dom and his crew of merry staff who i can only describe as amazing. It was refreshing to be put as ease immediateley, there is no pomp and ceremony at the salutation just good honest hospitality. It was refreshing to find that Dom made a point of talking to all his quests and remembers everyones name. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come again! Read more
Booked as a 40th Birthday treat,Couldn't have planned a better stay anywhere.The minute we walked through the door we relaxed.The Staff couldn't have been friendlier.After Lunch we went for a walk around beautiful Sandwich,having a drink in a local,very friendly and welcoming.On our return we had dinner,Both Lunch & dinner,excellent.We then retired to the lounge meeting our hosts who couldn't have given us a better evening.We were greeted & treated as friends laughing & drinking until late Read more
Very warm welcome on arrival - all the staff were very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Room was luxurious and the bed was big and very comfortable. the food was fantastic. The hosts Steph and Dom made an appearance and got the party started - a fantastic night was had by all.thanks Read more
If you wish to meet a "celebrity" but then be left to fend for yourself at a large cost then this is the place to go. For an exceptional sum per night I would expect:
My bags to be taken to my room on the top floor
The room to be "warm" when we arrive
A plug for the sink
A serviceable door handle and seal to be on the shower
A large TV in the "luxury" room
WiFi that works in the "luxury" room
Staff on call (in the building) at all times
Running out of permitted characters now but there i Read more
OUR stay was fantastic, we was given first class service by the staff and they all made time to talk to you so did all the guests.
we missed the hosts by 10 mins as we went to see the goggle box cast Read more
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We actually had a great time and met some lovely people. It was lovely to meet Steph. Our first suite was horrid and we considered leaving. Having complained twice about the cold we were moved to Jekell we thoroughly enjoyed our last night. The only staff we saw in 48 hours were youngsters who although very friendly did not always pay attention to detail - e.g. we had to ask for coffee and then for toast at breakfast and we felt the necessity for a 'manager'. The food and grounds were amazin Read more
Staying at The Salutation is more like stopping at a friend's home. Being able to spend the night in a home designed by Edwin Lutyens gives a whole different appreciation for his architectural genius. Breakfast was delicious. Being able to walk into the gardens from the dining room was definitely a treat. So pleased to see how well the gardens are recovering after the floods. Beautiful even in late October. Read more
Quiet weekend away. Met lots of different people and enjoyed ourselves very much Read more
Birthday Read more
Very relaxing, extremely attentive staff. Wonderful food Read more
During two nights we have had the opportunity to visit the salutation- a wonderful place to stay. If you are Looking into spotless cleanliness with fullt working pipes etc this is not the place for you. But, if you are looking for a warm and wellcoming athmosphere with lovely Staff good kicthen and good company in the livingroom this is the place to be- not to mention the Amazing garden! We will do our best to spread the Word! Read more
We had a great time. We were met by Stacey and taken to our rooms. We had drinks on the terrace before heading out for some dinner. We arrived back and were completely looked after by Stacey and Jack with drinks flowing. We decided to stay for another night and Victoria and Tigger sorted everything out for us and arranged for us to meet Steph and Dom the next night. This made our trip just perfect and we even got to see how they film goggle box. Read more
A short stay for Geoffs' 60th. We booked for one night in the Gardeners Cottage, and we were very surprised to find we had all three bedrooms to ourselves! The rooms were very traditional and in keeping with the main house, lovely. Read more
A 2 night stay to celebrate our Wedding Aniversary made extra special by the accommodation , the surrounds and most of all by the friendly , smiling and helpful staff . Read more
One nights stay to celebrate a special birthday. Read more
Words cannot describe our stay but be reassured it was fantastic! I booked a room for my friend's 40th birthday for one night but ended up staying for three.
The staff were so friendly, we felt that we were part of a family. It was amazing. Read more
Surpassed our expectations and more, wonderful hosts. Room was amazing and the gardens were beautiful. Food was delicious and plentiful. Read more
A really relaxing and enjoyable stay. Definitely recommend a visit. Sandwich has been on our list for some time of places to visit and The Salutation is an excellent bonus. Read more
this was our second visit to the salutation this year, had a brilliant time, great staff, great atmosphere, had evening meal which was delicious, would recommend the steak. Steph and Dom joined all the guests for evening drinks and were delightful. Read more
Exactly as described except the room was changed prior to our arrival , so the bath was no longer an option ,shame as I was looking forward to a long soak...... We had a fabulous view of the gardens from our room and took advantage of a stroll among the flowers in the Salutation grounds . Marvellous. Read more
I surprised my husband with an overnight stay for our 1st wedding anniversary. He said that it was one of our best times together, the whole experience was fantastic! the staff were so friendly & made us feel very welcome. We had such fun too, we didn't have to leave the house! Read more
We stayed at the Salutation to mark our 10 year wedding anniversary, and we were thoroughly impressed. It was a surprise for my wife as she had no idea we were staying here, being big fans of Gogglebox! It was also a surprise to find out there was an event taking place at the hotel, with outside bars, food and live music, which was great. Read more
Really excellent experience. Staff were very friendly and hefpful. Read more
Our hosts, Tigger, Dom, Steph, Victoria, Dash, Connor and in fact, everyone else, were superb ! We instantly felt welcome and had a truly fantastic weekend away with brilliant hospitality, in a beautiful setting. We even make friends with a couple of the locals who were amazing people. Knowing the Salutation from Gogglebox, we had some expectations, but it's even better than you'd expect. Brilliant, and thank you ! Read more
2 night short break do not expect 5 star corporate blandness but comfortable counrty house with character Read more
Beautiful surroundings beautiful house Read more
Gorgeous house - needs a lick of paint but the experience more than made up for it. The guests were all superb fun and the hosts, especially Tiger & Dash made sure everyone had a great time. Food was excellent although breakfast sausage & bacon was a bit insipid; drinks were in full flow & 80's pop music was right up our street. Read more
Gorgeous gardens, perfect accommodation and just the most engaging and entertaining team of staff who feel like long lost old friends! Read more
Sunday lunch staff did not have a clue
The food was OK but not great
Everyone was friendly though
The room was terrible. Window was broke, lights did not work and there were cobwebs everywhere. The tree had grown in through the window and died and not been removed. Curtains were torn and walls stained. Read more
The service was almost non-existence. On the second floor and my 73 year old husband was up and down to the ground floor 3/4 times to get fresh milk and assistance to get TV that functioned.We were moved to a new room, - where the TV remote needed a new battery (fortunately I checked before staff rushed away).We asked for 7.30 breakfast but staff not sufficiently informed.Our room was not serviced: bed not made; cups etc not cleared. White slice bread not good enough in 2015............. Read more
the staff were great, the gardens were amazing and it was extra special to meet Dom Read more
We went to the Salutation becaus of Gogglebox. It is a beautiful house and luxuriously furnished. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was top quality. We had a very relaxing stay and made extra special by getting to spend time with Steph and Dom in the terrace after dinner. Read more
A fantastic short break for our anniversary Read more
We stayed in the coachouse sole ocupency,the bed was really hard,the weather was really hot , the lounge had 2 windows,only one could be opend as the other was waiting to be repaired (rotten wood) the toilet in hall way was out of order,and the ensuite toilet seat wouldn't stay up ,really annoying , I booked this trip for partners birthday.it cost an absolute fortune , really was overpriced. Read more
We stayed for one night and will return again. Read more
Beautiful hotel fantastic staff Read more
It was like being invited by old friends to their country retreat. Read more
We had a fantastic time staying at The Salutation and would highly recommend it to anyone. The William Suite we stayed in was beautiful, very spacious and had fantastic views of the garden. The service we received from the moment we walked in the door was phenomenal. The staff were so attentive and friendly and a special mention must go to Stacey, George and Tigger who made our stay all the better. A big plus was getting to meet Steph & Dom and have (quite) a few drinks with them! Read more
A short break for my husbands 40th birthday. Loved every minute of it. Read more
The room needed updating. Not all the lights in the bathroom worked. Mould in the shower. Toilet seat broken. Spider webs in room. A very big disappointment. The breakfast was not good. The staff were very inexperienced. Read more
Everything was above our expectations, from the room (Henry) and the fabulous bathroom to the dinner and breakfast.
Very friendly staff, special mention to the bar staff for staying up so late for us!
Looking forward to returning.
Thank you, thank you! Read more
We thought it would be fun to stay here for one night due to its link with the TV show Googlebox. Read more
Reception staff very helpful and attentive. Room was adequate but feel that facitilies need upgrading - toilet seat was loose and poor fit, tv was antiquated and not easy to use. Internet signal patchy. Honesty bar was fine - beers nice but using domestic fridge lacked quality feel Read more
very relaxing and peaceful Read more
We had one night at The Salutation. The room was fine, except that the toilet leaks and obviously has been for some time, as carpet around it soaking and stained. Lightbulb blown in bedside light - took one from a lamp downstairs
One bathroom sink took a long time to drain, which wasn't pleasant. Read more
I booked three nights as a surprise for my husband as we are both fans. It is such a treat when expectations are not only met but surpassed. The setting was stunning, the staff warm and welcoming and the hosts....well! We feel as if we have met friends for life. They are so generous with their time and lovely to their great team who do them proud. We met three other fabulous coupes on the first night and had the most amazing time. A huge thank you to the whole team at The Salutation. Read more
Stayed two nights, on a sight seeing holiday. Although did not participate in the late night partying, it added to the atmosphere of the stay. Read more
A number of things wrong with the St Davids room meant stay was not relaxing. Tigger obnoxious, I did not want to know about his visit to Wimbledon. just for him to attend to his high paying guests Read more
Hosts and staff were delightful: location and town itself fabulous Read more
My teenage son and I had a pleasant, relaxing stay, highlighted by seeing Dom. Read more
Great staff, very friendly and welcoming Read more
Very comfortable, friendly atmosphere, lovely views, very nice bedroom and en suite. Couldn't fault it. Read more
Absolutely brilliant , love ever minute of my stay. Everone was really friendly and made you feel very welcome xxx Read more
A special occasion but quite disappointed as this really didn't end up being the luxury we expected for the price. Don't go expecting a decent TV in your room or WiFi! Read more
A lovely stay in Knightrider. Read more
From check in until we left, we loved our stay at the salutation. Very relaxed and friendly staff, beautiful setting, and to top it off Dom was present and shared a drink and a chat with us. Read more
We found the whole ambiance perfect to get away and relax Read more
We booked for 2 nights for our Honeymoon as a treat, hoping to catch a glimpse of the hosts, not only did we do that but spent the second night in their great company, they treated us like old friends and made us feel so welcome. The staff are all amazing as were the rooms and the overall experience. We are already planning to book for our first anniversary. Highly recommend this Hotel I don't think anything could top our experience. Read more
My Dad surprised me with a 2 night stay. Food was equisite and the staff were amazing!
Had a great night with the boys! (Izac + 2 forgot their names but equally entertaining) they are an asset to your astablishment! Read more
We enjoyed a fabulous two night break at The Salutation. Very amiable hosts, accommodating and friendly staff and all in all one of the best weekends away we have had.
A true experience that won't be forgotten but will be repeated! Read more
Sandwich is a lovely town and The Salutation is a charming property and as soon as we had arrived we knew it was going to be a fab weekend. We were well greeted in reception and a bottle of bubbly was waiting for us in our room as had been previously arranged. The room was perfect and was just what we had hoped for. All the staff were great and my wife and I were well looked after and really made to feel at home. Read more
Stayed one night, made very welcome & meeting Steph & Dom was great. Read more
An overnight stay for my daughter's birthday Read more
Stayed for one night as had not visited area before. Will definitely return to area. Read more
Had a very good overnight stay, have stayed in more polished hotels in terms of service etc but the Salutation & its staff have character & we had great fun. Read more
Exceptionally accommodating staff and an overall fabulous experience. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be back.
Never experienced a stay in a hotel whereby the evening was a house party with Steph & Dom. Usually guests pass in the corridors and don't cross paths but here we have made friends and had the best stay in a hotel we have ever had. Read more
Arrived at 6pm and unprofessional and disorganised first impression of manager. Unhappy to find that our room was not in the main house. Also, not ensuite which is not clear from description given on website. Only one dressing gown despite twin room. No tea making facilities in room. Advised could use kitchen 2 floors down which had 1 mug and 3 old cups. Breakfast average. Quiet, uncomfortable atmosphere. Nobody around in reception to check out with so just left key. Read more
Fun, lively, great surroundings. The salutation was an amazing spot, and Sandwich itself exceeding all of our expectations with its charm and beauty. The entertainment in evening hosted by tigger was immense fun and was especially great as it got you all taking as a group and not just by yourself or with your partner Read more
A wonderful destination in the lovely town of Sandwich and a great opportunity to see the setting for one of our favourite programmes and favourite characters. Very friendly and helpful staff (all very young and no apparent Manager) Sadly the hosts were away. There are beautiful gardens, a small shop and tea room. We stayed just the one night and ate in the restaurant, which was very well coordinated, although the menu was a little limited in its choices. Breakfast was fantastic though. Read more
We stayed for one night in St. George's room. We had drinks before dinner in the sitting room and returned there after dinner at The King's head. We had breakfast at 9am spent the day in Canterbury then came back to The Salutation to meet friends we'd made there the previous evening for a drink. Read more
Our honeymoon night,was a good choice of stay Read more
Lovely setting, lovely room, great evening entertainment! Read more
Aesy check in with exceptionally friendly staff. Really enjoyed the whole experience. Read more
I chose The Salutation because I wanted somewhere exclusive and unique to propose to my girlfriend, and this seemed the perfect choice. Also we love Steph and Dom on Gogglebox - we've often joked that they're what we'll be like in 15 or 20 years time. A little disappointed they were on holiday, but you can't have everything and Tigger and the rest of the staff went above and beyond to look after us in their absence. Read more
I booked The Salutation for 2 nights for my husbands birthday. We had obviously seen Dom & Steph on TV, but also booked it for the building/gardens. It was a bit of trip down memory lane for me having spent many summers days on the beaches around the area. Read more
A very warm welcome and felt part of the family. A great atmosphe in the drawing room in the evening. Read more
We chose to stay at the Salutation on hoping that my wife could meet Steph and Dom , my wife is a big fan of theirs and unfortunately they were not in . The B&B was great and lovely gardens , and we stayed in the St George's suite , which was great for the night . Read more
One night stay which was very comfortable, evening meal where we stayed, meeted and greeted by our hosts. Read more
We went to celebrate our Silver Wedding as we love Gogglebox The situation was lovely gardens included. Read more
A lovely place to stay, made all the more special by appearing on TV Gogglebox. Its great being able to step into the Drawing room and sit on Steph & Dom's sofa and enjoy drinks from Dom's bar! Read more
A fun weekend with friends. The Saxon Shore Way 5 mile walk with the highlight - a beautiful area of Kent. Read more
We loved The Salutation and Sandwich. Steph and Dom are a hoot, very friendly and welcoming. Tigger was great, he went out of his way to make us have a good time in this beautiful Edwin Lutyens house. The staff, from waiters,gardeners and housekeepers were so friendly, a great team. The garden is a real bonus to this stay, so well kept and lovely.
We will definitely stay again as it was such a special weekend. Read more
Felt like the "upgrade" was really a "downgrade" as we were moved from the main building to an annexe. Not inviting when returning after dark as the whole building was in darkness - not even a lamp on in the hall. Read more
I treated my boyfriend to a one night stay here for his Birthday here (got the idea from a Channel 4 TV show!) and we totally enjoyed the quirky luxury of the place. The little village is lovely with its of places to eat. The bedroom was very comfortable and the staff incredible friendly. Read more
Superb Read more
We had a lovely time, the bed was so comfortable and slept so well. The staff were so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The breakfast was delicious. Thank you Read more
We all had a fabulous time. Very warm and friendly staff and owners, nothing to much trouble, the grounds are beautiful, wish we had a longer stay, maybe next time!. Read more
My husband and I stayed for 2 nights, he surprised me for my anniversary and was just brilliant! Absolutely outstanding meeting steoh and dom!! They both made
You feel most welcome.
We were greeted with friendly manners all round, with a very relaxed atmosphere. Read more
Stayed Monday to Wednesday, Loved the house and hospitality of both the owners and receptionist. We stayed in Nightrider house, top floor room, St Michaels. Sandwich is a nice location and we enjoyed looking around. Nice to find Dog friendly pubs with good food. Overall the Salutation is a beautiful house with lovely gardens Read more
Beautiful b & b!!! Love you Dominic and Stephanie!! Read more
We arrived at two for check in. Had a walk round the stunning grounds, enjoyed the massive bath and napping in the 7ft bed after enjoying a few tots from the complementary whisky and sherry decanters in the room. Then had a hearty dinner in the George and Dragon. Slept well in our quiet room then enjoyed a delicious perfectly cooked full english served by lovely staff. A perfect trip for our anniversary. Read more
Short but sweet! Lived up to our expectations. Read more
Came for my Hubbies Bday. Stayed for 1 night, it was just fab! Read more
Overall we had a very enjoyable stay at The Salutation. The food was excellent, we had dinner at the restaurant and the breakfast (when we were finally served!) was also exceptionally good. The rooms large, clean and comfortable and the staff on the whole very friendly. Read more
Entrance hall had a hole in the ceiling (which they automatically offered us a small rebate). Tea making facilities were the cheapest possible. Magazines left out were for effect as were up to 10 years out of date. Room layout needs work as plugs were too far from where you need them for hair dryer, etc. Decor was tired. Windows didn't open properly. Only 5 hangers in the wardrobe. TV was smallest & cheapest available. WiFi didn't work. Overall, nowhere near worth the cost! Very disappointing! Read more
Clean, extremely comfy bed and the rest of the Knightrider house was gorgeous and very warm! The staff were lovely and also extremely sociable. I think it was extremely good of Steph to be available on what must be getting very tedious for her to be constantly entertaining guests and she makes such a good effort. The breakfast was also excellent. Overall we had a fabulous stay. The room is a tiny bit pricy for the size and we thought we would have our own bathroom. Read more
I booked the stay as a birthday present for my partner. A night away, without kids in luxury !
The main house was everything we expected and more. The staff we're so friendly, you were instantly put at ease. We stayed in knightrider lodge, in St. Andrews suite. The room was lovely, little bit 'tired' in places - but to be fair it's an old building that always demands attention and work. Read more
A relaxing and entertaining weekend filled with lovely company and super food. Read more
My husband booked it as a surprise for my birthday as I love Steph and Dom. It was such a shame they couldn't be there but we still had a good time, and Madeleine was fantastic. Read more
Great location, what an amazing couple Dom & Steph are!!! So friendly, chatty and we will never forget their hospitality and welcome. Thank you for meeting us and for everything!!!! We will definitely come back soon!!! Read more
My best friend & I stayed for 1 night for a good catch up & to obviously try & meet Steph & Dom, we weren't disappointed Read more
My wife and i stayed as part of a surprise birthday present for just the one night.I picked the William room which happens to be their biggest and had a great nights sleep in the huge bed.We are both fans of the TV programme and that was part of the attraction although the main reason was for the house it self which is outstanding. Read more
We were given this 1 night stay from our daughter as a Christmas Gift. We enjoyed the company of others very much and were lol at Aams the young girl on bar duty Saturday evening of the 28 Feb.She is an assett to you. Read more
The salutation is a beautiful home, set in fabulous grounds, we very much enjoyed our stay,
We were late arriving, and our host kindly gave us a lift to our venue to meet our family, this proves they go the extra mile.
Our room and en-suite were nice enough, perhaps could do with freshening up!!
Unfortunately the room was not quite clean enough for us, dust and damp Stains, and silicon needs replacing in the shower. Read more
Met by the lovely friendly staff shown around the estate, topped off by having drinks with Steph and Dom, who made us feel very welcome, made our stay amazing Read more
Superb it was a treat for the wife and we were fans of the show, we stayed in the st davids suite and had the whole place to ourselves, our hosts were great and Dom was on form a great down to earth guy. We had an amazing time sandwich is beautiful and so is the salutation in every way. Read more
Brilliant stay at the hotel and in the town. Read more
Really friendly staff, lovely furnishings, lovely buildings and grounds. It is like a home from home. Read more
Fun place to stay, really lovely helpful staff.
Good food and service.
We had the cottage , which is great for a group
Travelling together, beds comfortable, nicely
Decorated and good clean linen. Read more
An incredible location with friendly service and a very relaxed atmosphere. Read more
We were a large group staying over for one night with dinner and breakfast. We stayed in the cottages inside the courtyard and dined in the main house. It was wonderful. Read more
A Christmas present from my husband to coincide with Valentines night which is also our wedding anniversary. A beautiful home with beautiful gardens. Read more
When we initially booked I was sent an email for alternative dining on the 13th Feb due to been full which resulted in us trying to find something elsewhere (this was not the case) Water pressure is clearly an issue (pumps maybe for showers) Breakfast was interesting Sat down not to be served for 15 mins as other guests after us came in and were looked after eventually after trying to get attention went to kitchen where both girls said they thought the other was serving us. Read more
The house and grounds are stunning and have the "wow" factor! The staff are very professional and the atmosphere is excellent. The Salutation has a high quality feel yet it is very welcoming and relaxing.
For St Andrews to warrant its room price, there needs to be a a better bed, better TV (much bigger) and attention to the smaller details (ceiling in bathroom needs doing and there was mould and some random bits left in the bedroom cupboard). Read more
Thoroughly enjoyable Read more
This was our first night away after having a baby who is now a year old. My husband and I had a lovely stay. It was so relaxed. The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive. Our room was light, airy and beautifully furnished. All in all thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you. We would love to come back again! Read more
Felt absolutely at home from the moment we arrived to the moment we left Read more
Stunning house, beautiful gardens and lovely staff. Read more
Very comfortable Read more
After seeing The Salutation on a few .programes, it met all expectations and more. Read more
Beautiful room, exquisite dinner and breakfast with incredibly welcoming staff. Also enjoyed meeting the fabulous Steph! Read more
Věry enjoyable night spent at the Salutation. The room we booked was lovely with huge bathroom and shower. Top quality bedding and pillows. Was great fun in the drawing room in the evening meeting people and extra points to our barman Bo who looked after us so well. Steph was so lovely and friendly and we enjoyed time talking to her and getting pictures on the Gogglebox couch. Read more
As the headline states, for the past 13 years I have stayed in 5* hotels around the world with work and pleasure. Although there's nothing wrong with most of these hotels, they just don't give you the personal service the Salutation does. The staff clearly enjoy their jobs,(Tigger maybe too much:-)) and put the guests needs as a priority. Read more
Gorgeous house to stay in,all staff very friendly and efficient.Breakfast was of a very high quality and service excellent..
Situated right in the centre so made use of a few pubs nearby which were within walking distance. Read more
I took my better half as a surprise and didn't know quite what to expect. From the moment we arrived 3 hours early to checkin to departing we were looked after hand and foot. The staff are well chosen and all have the same positive attitude to make your stay both memorable and relaxing. How memorable you wish it to be is up to you and mine was cut short by my better half falling asleep on the famous couch during conversations with Steph. Not that she wasn't intrigued just past her bedtime. Read more
We were given an overnight stay as a present from our children to get away and Sandwich is a lovely area to stay. The local pubs were great as was the Italian restaurant. The night was a very windy one and a tree came down in a nearby garden which woke us up. Read more
We had a lovely 1 night stay. Booked as a Christmas present by my boyfriend as a nice weekend break & because I love gogglebox! :-)
Wonderful staff & very relaxed atmosphere, would highly recommend. Sandwich is a lovely place with very friend locals. Read more
The house is stunning, the rooms clean and well catered for our stay. The village is beautiful and in a lovely area. Steph was a delight, funny and everything we thought she may be. Thank you for a memorable stay, we have raved about it non stop since we got back! Read more
Overnight work stay. Read more
Great place, friendly staff and we got to meet Steph. Read more
A last minute booking for New Years break, a short get away. Read more
Beautiful room, although needed plugs nearer mirrors for ladies to do hair.
Breakfast was adequate, but not special. Salt and pepper pots empty, floor or restaurant needed hoovering. Staff friendly, but very young and therefore inexperienced.
Not sure our experience was worth the price tag we paid. A little disappointed. Read more
The Salutation is now famous more for the couple that own it than anything else and I presume it's why most people visit. BUT be prepared to be disappointed. It's pot luck if you meet them & if you do it'll only be for 20 mins max...a lot of money to pay for a B&B that is only adequate in staff and service. Read more
Absolutely fantastic! The best night we've had in ages. Read more
We had a wonderful 2 night stay in St Andrew's room (Knightrider House). Settled into the room then went over to the main house & were warmly welcomed by all the other guests & Dom who were enjoying a drink in the gogglebox room. The whole group got along very well indeed and the day progressed into the evening when we were also joined by Steph, everything we could have wished for. A beautiful breakfast was served each morning. Highly recommended if you are a Gogglebox fan. Read more
Really was fintastic, even with a small child we were made to feel at home and had a lovely time. The evening drinks really made the trip very special and the hosts are genuinely very funny people and a pleaseure to talk to. all other nights away seem really dull compared to this trip Read more
Didn't help that it was windy as there was a banging where something was loose on the building. Made it very hard to sleep Read more
Partners 40 th , he loves goggle box so thought it be nice suprise x would of been even better had we met steph and dom ? Dom was away skiing , but hopefully if we return we can meet them again x loved being in the goggle box drawing room x we loved it thanks xx Read more
lovely Read more
Relaxing! The perfect place to stay to thoroughly relax and enjoy yourself. Read more
A wonderful overnight stay in a fabulous building in the unspoiled town of Sandwich. Spent a fantastic and hilarious evening in the warm and friendly company of Steph and Dom, the perfect hosts. Read more
We really enjoyed a relaxing afternoon in Sandwich, followed by a great meal and social evening drinking and chatting in the lounge with Dom and Steph. A very relaxing place to stay, and all the staff were very friendly and added to the relaxed atmosphere. It couldn't have been any better. Read more
The most perfect weekend at a lovely estate and with really friendly staff. Read more
Fantastic weekend break. Lovely town, lovely accommodation and beautiful surroundings. Read more
We had a wonderful stay.
We was greeted by Dom and had drinks in the drawing room before going into sandwich and had a lovley meal. Read more
Two days to celebrate my 50th, Host Dom was a gentleman and very engaging, we had a few drinks with him in the drawing room which was great fun. Read more
The break was a birthday present for my girlfriend who was a new fan of gogglebox. The house and gardens were beautiful, staff were friendly and Dom and Steph were amazing, Read more
Decided to splash out and treat my husband to a short break to celebrate his 60th Birthday. So glad we chose the Salutation. We had an absolute ball. Read more
Stayed for two nights while moving into our new home in Sandwich. Delightful room, beautiful views over the Secret Garden. Excellent breakfast and helpful friendly staff made our short stay memorable. Can recommend unreservedly. Read more
Overall very pleased by The Salutation. The Coach House was exactly what we were looking for as it was a family short break.Conveniently placed in Sandwich, very quiet and beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel. The Salutation tends to be more a small hotel that a B&B but on the luxury side. Read more
I am embarrassed to report that I booked the stay as a surprise for my husband, as we are both huge fans of Dom and Steph. I don't really know what I was expecting, I think I had prepared myself that we wouldn't get to meet them, but the stay surpassed all expectations!
The B&B is more like a top class hotel for the region, with all of the extras you would expect (bath robes, toiletries, a wonderful breakfast) and Dom and Steph were FABULOUS hosts.
The Secret Gardens are so beautiful too! TY! Read more
The gardeners cottage was beautiful, the renovation was to a high standard. Sadly things are a bit warn now, and up keep is lacking. We spent our first night waiting for the morning to arrive. On making the management aware of the problem,s things were soon rectified, which made our second night so much more enjoyable. But sadly we had lost one of our nights. Read more
Fabulous from beginning to end! A welcoming weekend break in a beautiful home with the opportunity to socialise with Steph & Dom was priceless. Who could ask for more - an extra treat to see them filming! Thank you for such a memorable treat! Read more
We were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked in. We felt like invited guests to a house party. The accomodation was fantastic as was the food and the hospitality could not be beaten. Read more
Dom and the staff were just wonderful, so welcoming, it felt like staying with old friends in luxury accommodation, i miss it already!!! Read more
A birthday treat for my partner which was stress-free and set in beautiful surroundings Read more
Stayed at The Salutation for boyfriends birthday.Totally amazing.Room was spacious and luxurious with great views of the garden.Got upgraded without having to ask.Our hosts Dom and Ant made our stay extra special.Very friendly and welcoming.Breakfast was superb and there was plenty of choice. Will be recommending to all our friends and we are planning our next stay already. Read more
The location, hotel and accomodation all surpassed our expectations. Thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast overlooking the beautiful gardens. Staff were very friendly and Sandwich and Canterbury were lovely to visit. Read more
Our stay at "The Salutation" was fantastic.
Dom is an gentleman and an absolute legend.
The beauty of the house and gardens is magnificent. Read more
Nice first break away from child Read more
We had a lovely break in St. Augustine's, knightrider House. The cleanliness was excellent. We really enjoyed our stay. Read more
Difficult to beat or improve upon in every aspect Read more
Charming building and accommodation, nice location close to amenities/town centre and walks. Great fun meeting Dom and Steph. Our cottage was a good choice for sharing with friends, as meant we were able to relax and chat in our private lounge. It was nice to mingle with other guests over pre-dinner drinks. Unfortunately we were a bit underwhelmed with the dinner in the restaurant as it was very limited choice and the dessert was particularly poor (supermarket cheesecake?). Read more
we stayed for 1 night as we were visiting relatives in Canterbury and we had never been or stayed in Sandwich before so we thought it would pleasant
I thought we had booked a room in main house but in was it the annexe, but the girl booking as in didn't give us any information regarding tea/coffee facilities. Read more
This was a short stay for one night with my daughter for mother-daughter bonding. The luxury environment and warm welcome made the event an unparalleled success Read more
The Salutation is a beautiful establishment, set in gorgeous grounds in the lovely little town of Sandwich. We stayed for one night in a small but perfectly formed room in the adjacent lodge. Read more
The house was beautiful, the staff very helpful and friendly and the communcal living room area was a great place for talking to fellow guests. Very highly recommended. Read more
The cottage accommodation is a little tired, and due to the age and construction of the building lacked some luxuries that we were expecting.
The staff were extremely friendly and the atmosphere during the evening was great.
Evening meal was excellent, runny poached eggs were the only disappointment at breakfast.
A unique opportunity to stay in a fantastic spot - highly recommended. Read more
We were using The Salutation as a base while viewing properties in the area. Read more
Short leisure break using Sandwich as a base from which to further explore the surrounding area. Read more
My partner and I got married 3 days prior to our visit, it was a bit of a journey from Surrey (2 hours) but perfect for what we wanted - a nice get away and decompress for a few days just to spend some time to ourselves - a mini honeymoon... Read more
Lovely town, outstanding gardens, beautiful and charming, if not entirely comfortable, B&B. Read more
Arrived in the afternoon to check in we were met by Dom.
He checked us in and we were shown to our room. We were pleasantly surprised and from there it just got better we had our evening meal there I must say was perfect.
We then went for drinks in the hotel . Really happy. Read more
A wonderful romantic setting, beautiful bedroom and gardens. If that wasn't enough, meeting Steph and Dom for a chat and pictures made our stay perfect. Read more
A lovely and peaceful stay. Could not believe how much was provided for the price - access to kitchen, drawing and dining room plus a lovely garden terrace to have afternoon tea on. Everything was top quality with no forbidding notices - you could even walk on their lovely croquette lawn. The breakfast was piping hot and very well presented. Quality of food and selection very good Read more
One night stay to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Read more
Stayed over on Sunday night Read more
Stayed one night as avid Googlebox fans. Read more
Our room was great, our friends' room not so good, and not for the price. Loved the house and gardens, food at Dinner and breakfast was excellent, and staff really friendly. Read more
A one night stay with dinner to celebrate my birthday. Read more
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were looked after so well. Dom, Steph and Tigger are great hosts and met our every need. The rooms were stunning and very clean with lovely extra touches - like fresh flowers, books, water. The location was spot on - right in the town and never too far to walk anywhere. The staff were always smiling and happy and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast freshly cooked and superb. Drinks with Dom and Tigger were a great laugh. Thank you. Read more
I took my friend for a birthday treat to visit Sandwich and the coast nearby and decided to stay at The Salutation from what I read about it online. Read more
Upon arrival we were met by Dom ( the owner) who promptly upgraded us, very nice touch. We were then shown around the property and to our room.
They were hosting an event for a local charity that afternoon which we were invited to, live music and entertainment. Fantastic day, shame it poured with rain at one point.
But was well supported never the less! Read more
A wonderful stay at a wonderful hotel! Read more
Alot of fun- surrounded by great people. Beautiful venue Read more
My husband booked our stay for my Christmas present. We arrived and to our delight, we were overjoyed with the room, the premises and the welcome from the staff. All the staff members have a smile on their face and nothing is too much trouble. It was lovely to meet Dom, Steph and Tigger and they were the perfect hosts. Read more
We arrived quite early in the day stayed for one night leaving mid morning the following day. We were walking in eth area and spent some time relaxing in eth garden at Salutation. Read more
A Friendly welcome and a wonderful building Read more
So much more entertaining than we anticipated Read more
I booked Gardeners Cottage for my family to stay and celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. Obviously, being Gogglebox fans, we really hoped to meet Steph and Dom and our wishes came true when Dom and Tigger walked into "the room off the TV" whilst we were enjoying a drink with 3 other guests. They proceeded to stay with us chatting and drinking and we were delighted to be able to toast Dom a happy 50th birthday at midnight with them both. They made our day & my daughter won't forget her 18th ! Read more
I had been aware of The Salutation for some time before it's current Channel Four enhanced status, the combination of fine architecture, lovely gardens and slightly bonkers owners makes for a delicious stay. Read more
A big build up and less than satisfactory stay. Read more
it was bit of a suprise to have to wait for our supper but the BBQ was a brilliant idea because of the warm weather. slightly disappointing not to have the advertised menu options. Read more
We stayed for one night on 3rd July to celebrate a birthday. As a surprise, I booked this stay to do something different. We were even blessed with the hottest weather so far this year. Having arrived at lunchtime and shown to our suite "William", a stunning room with great en-suite, we sat on the terrace with a chilled bottle of champagne !! Well it was a birthday. Tigger was a great host and did his best to empty Dom & Steph's bar keeping not just just but the other guests "Happy" Read more
It was my husbands 70th birthday and our daughter surprised us with an overnight stay what an amazing place so many beautiful things to look at and do Read more
Overall a very enjoyable stay. Read more
From the minute I walked into the Salutation, it was a fabulous and relaxing visit. Dominic and the staff were so welcoming and fun. The evening in the parlor was such a treat! Loved meeting new friends, singing piano songs, and enjoying wonderful drinks - while having laughs and hugs aplenty! Its's a memory I will cherish forever. Would love to visit again with my family. Read more
As well as Sandwich being a great little town, the Salutation is an incredible place to stay and we spent a fantastic evening with the other guests in the bar and the hosts Dom and Steph, it far exceeded our expectations and we will return very soon, very highly recommended. Read more
we was on a short break Read more
had the very best of times, couldn`t fault Read more
A thoroughly enjoyable and definitely to be repeated experience. The main house and cottages have been decorated extremely well and you are made to feel very at home by the owners and staff. Our room overlooked the stunning private gardens and the bed was sooo comfortable. We enjoyed our walk around Sandwich and it was nice to be so central and to have so many restaurants within walking distance, though we did end up eating in the restaurant at the B&B which was fabulous. Excellent food! Read more
R&R, fun, warm and welcoming. Read more
I took my best friend there for her 50th birthday. Our stay was all that we hoped it would be and more than we could dream it would be. Read more
We arrived to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary on Staurdsy 31 May 2014. We were met by the Salutaton new manager, who was so nice and accommodating. The room was excellent, only one comment that the shower screen had a hole in the side that should accommodate a shelf but otherwise absolutely loveley. We were pleasantly surprised that dinner was offered, which we accepted, and after dinner were joined by Steph and Dom. They made everyone feel so relaxed and were perfect company. Marvelous!! Read more
Awesome Read more
A group of 6 of us stayed in the Gardeners Cottage for one night to celebrate our friend who is moving back to the USA. The cottage was perfect for what we wanted and Tigger was fantastic in making us feel at home. Breakfast was lovely, and all the staff were very accommodating. Read more
From the minute we arrived we were treated as special guests with nothing too much trouble with friendly hosts and staff Read more
More fun then we could of ever of imagined! Truly is a wonderful place. The staff were all excellent and treated us like old friends rather then paying guests. Read more
We stayed for a single night on a Friday evening. We were checked in promptly, offered a newspaper for the morning and asked a time for breakfast. We were then helped to our room with our bags and changed. We sat in the residents lounge before exploring the stunning gardens prior to eating a great meal in the dining room. Evening consisted of drinks and socialising with the owner and other guests. Read more
A perfect overnight stay not too far out of East London.
Gorgeous spacious bedroom (St George) with quirky touch of whisky & sherry decanters by the bed.
Can book for dinner in the evening, complimentary pre-dinner drink for all guests.
Nice local pubs in the surrounding area. Read more
Basically booked a night at The Salutation as a suprise for my girlfriends 30th birthday. We travelled down from Sudbury in Suffolk, stopped off for a couple of days in London so my girlfriend could pay her sister a visit and to do a bit of shopping and then headed down to Sandwich in Kent. We had seen the Salutation on TV programmes "four in a bed" and "Googlebox" and instantly fell in love with the b&b and with Steph and Dom and we had always liked the idea of staying there with them. Read more
Three day break. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff. Hosts were great company and incredibly welcoming. Had no idea the grounds were so stunning - took our breath away. Overall a great few days. Read more
the rooms and the service was both first class Read more
Fantastic hotel in every way, wonderfully comfortable bed, really appreciated the quality of the linens and
towels, and all the extras provided. Very much enjoyed aperitifs with Steph, Dom and some other guests. Look forward to another visit. Read more
Sumptuous surroundings and great service. Brilliant hosts and staff. We had a ball!! Read more
Stayed in 3 bed self catering cottage. Read more
We were originally going to stay at 'The Salutation' for one night with our 12 year old son but once we arrived we decided to extend our visit as the standard of accommodation and environment was so good we felt we needed a little longer. Sandwich itself is a very pretty medieval town and we enjoyed a great walk from the town centre to Richborough ruins and caught the River Taxi back. Read more
We have been looking for a midweek break for some while and found an excellent place to stay. Dom, Tiger and the team were fantastic and have a sore head to prove it..... Read more
Stayed here overnight as part of our anniversary celebrations. We were made to feel very welcome . The little touches provided were wonderful, from the honesty bar to the pianist in the drawing room Read more
We stayed for 2 nights in Henry. The room was gorgeous with lovely views of the garden. The room and bathroom were luxurious. The bed was more comfortable than my own with crisp linen sheets. The evenings in the drawing room were lively and good fun-like a house party but you could opt to not join the gogglebox fans and have a quiter evening in Sandwich. Dom is a charming host, as was Steph. They genuinely want you to relax and enjoy their hospitality. Read more
Our stay was a special 50th surprise for my wife, and boy was she surprised, from the moment we walked in the entrance to seeing our bedroom (which in my opinion was the best I had ever stayed in), the whole experience was top class. The hosts were superb throughout and especially while having drinks in their sitting room when we were being serenaded by a pianist. The best breakfast I have ever had topped off a superb stay, I will definitely be returning. Read more
We were welcomed as soon as we opened our car doors. No more than a minute later we were greeted by Dom, who checked us in, gave us a tour, some information about the area and showed us to our room. The room was beautiful. The view was surreal. We endulged on some tea and cake from the tea room, wandered around the gardens then the town and met Dom and the other guests in the Drawing Room for drinks and Dinner in the restaurant. The evening was amazing and the breakfast was delicious. Perfect. Read more
We arrived late for a visit curtailed to only one night by the hassles of everything else. We were hours late due to motorway congestion. We were immediately invited into the drawing room for drinks with the owner and made terrifically welcome, which continued until we left the next morning in a far more relaxed frame of mind.
The room is wonderfully comfortable and well equipped. It is difficult to compare The Salutation with anywhere else, just go and try it and I think you will be hooked! Read more
We only stayed for one night in the Salutation and stayed in the Coach House. It was beautiful! Gorgeous accommodation, excellent service and friendly staff. Definitely recommend. Read more
It would be fictitious to attempt reason in our visit beyond that of fanatics of Gogglebox, and in doing so detract away from what was a special overnight experience. Anybody who has welcomed the colourful ownership of the Salutation into their living rooms will not be disappointed. Genuine, honest, hilarious and hugely likeable characters are governors of the warmest hospitality within the beautiful surroundings of the Salutation. The garden alone is worth the trip, irrespective of celebrity. Read more
We booked The Coach House Accommodation and were not disappointed absolutely beautiful and well maintained.
The Secret Gardens were amazing we were lucky that the weather was nice on Saturday so we were able to walk around at our own leisure.
I did not feel like I was staying in a B&B but very much like I was staying at friends home for the weekend.
The staff were friendly and helpful and Tigger a character to say the least. A very lovely bunch. We are booking again! Read more
We were greeted by Steph on our arrival and showed to our room ( Henry) which was amazing!!!! she invited us for drinks in the drawing room which we accepted.We met some of the other guests there and ended up all having dinner together which was lovely.We walked around the wonderful gardens and had a yummy cream tea on Saturday. After another lovely breakfast we left :( Read more
brilliant had a lovely time Read more
We stayed for one night off the back of seeing the b&b on goggle box and subsequently reading the reviews on trip advisor. We had high expectations ahead of our trip which were more than met. We had an excellent nights stay (and good sleep!) followed by a very nice breakfast the next morning. Dominic and the staff very very welcoming. Read more
We were moved to the Coach House as there was a mix up with the internet booking, and all i can say is im so pleased that we did. We were situated over the shop and had our own private living room, kitchen, bedroom with a large ensuite. Everything about The Salutation was amazing. The staff are very friendly and the choice of breakfast was great. We rebooked to go again before we left. Read more
The Salutation is a magnificent experience. It combines wonderfully the luxury of a 5* hotel with the feeling of sharing someone's beautiful home. Read more
Had high expectations after seeing Four in a Bed. The Salutation was fantastic. Dom was very welcoming. The village of Sandwich is tiny (nothing to do there but drink!). Beautiful bedrooms. Superb beds. Spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfast. Drinks cabinet in the drawing room was overflowing. Drank peacefully by the fireside with Dom and this was the highlight as he was great craic. Gardens suffered very badly from flooding so not much to see there until they recover. Overall had a superb time! Read more
Stayed for 1 night here, Dom & Steph were very friendly and welcoming Read more
Relaxed and very friendly. Read more
This was a one night surprise getaway for my boyfriend. The gardens are very pretty and the cottage was lovely and cosy and clean - we had the place to ourselves but I can see this would be fun to book for a hen night or something like that. Lovely retreat away to a quiet art of the world. Breakfast was absolutely delicious - so many options and so traditionally English. Read more
A two night stay, getting away from it all break. Such a relaxing couple of days, the Salutation is luxury in a lovely peaceful quaint little town. The room we stayed in(Jekyll in the main house) was simply gorgeous. Staff are delightful. So, so quiet and relaxing. Glad we booked a second night. Will definitely be going back! Read more
excellent location and wonderful service Read more
A wonderful night , enjoyable company. Read more
Saturday night B&B. lovely room in fantastic building and grounds. Breakfast was really great. Read more
It was outstandingly excellent in every way the staff were superb Read more
Wonderful stay. The house and the gardens are fabulous. Staff extremely friendly. Dom and Steph are great hosts, made us feel very welcome and of course, the complimentary drinks went down very well. Will definitely be back again Read more
We had a wonderful stay here. Although only for one night, our room was great (Farrer Suite) and very warm and comfortable. Breakfast was tasty and perfectly cooked and set us up for a long journey home. Read more
We stayed for one night and would definitely come back. The house is stunning and our room (William) was huge and very well appointed with a lovely view of the gardens. We had a pre-dinner G&T in the drawing room and chatted to the owners, who very helpfully gave us information about the town and directions to the restaurant. Read more
Peaceful and luxurious. Read more
We stayed in the St. George suite in the gatehouse, and enjoyed a beautiful weekend in Kent. The location of The Salutation is fantastic to take advantage of the local pubs and restaurants in Sandwich, and easy to get out and see other nearby sites. Read more
perfect in every way Read more
Firstly when I booked the staff I enquired if it was possible to check in early, no response.
My partner then rang the Salutation to ask whether a restaurant could be recommended for an evening meal. We were told they were all much the same and arrived to find them all fully booked.
I booked an expensive room because it had a double ended roll top bath with TV, which didn't work.
The mattress in our room was lumpy, far from luxury. Behind the curtains, lives a menagerie of dead bugs and spid Read more
We didn't know much about The Salutation but, since the accommodation we had planned had messed up our booking, we had to look around quickly for somewhere to stay. As luck would have it, The Salutation had a room for us and, when we arrived, the 'room' turned out to be The Gardener's Cottage. What a delightful place - we just wish we could have stayed longer. Read more
Just fantastic. The decor, the quietness, the garden, the architecture of this Lutyens house. All beautiful and perfect. Read more
We stay in lots of 5* hotels on a regular basis and although The Salutation is described as a B&B, it is much more than a B&B. I suppose because it doesn't have a restaurant that it doesn't fit the criteria to be graded as a hotel. Read more
we booked this hotel as we had seen it on four in a bed.
we where not disappointed in fact it exceeded our expectations.
We stayed in the Coach House (St David's)for one night we wanted to stay a second night but due to family commitments we where unable to. Read more
Unfortunately very brief due to the nature of our visit to the area.However it left us wanting more and so we hope to return to take full advantage of the facilities. Read more
Lovely and relaxing! Dom the owner is bonkers and hilarious!!!! Read more
Very enjoyable. Nice accommodation although bedrooms a little small with poor light! Could only do make up in bathroom. Read more
It was a joint birthday and hen do - 10 of us. We had the best weekend ever and were lucky enough to be in the Knightrider House. Read more
Birthday weekend treat that surpassed all expectations. Read more
Pure luxury and absolutely spotless, we stayed in the Coach House with my mum and didn't want to leave. Most comfortable beds in the world! Read more
Absolutely fantastic Read more
two nights, perfectly delightful Read more
We had one night in the gardeners cottage, beautiful house, stunning gardens and breakfast was delicious Read more
We booked two nights bed and breakfast staying in the Knightrider House following watching "Four in a Bed",which we enjoyed generally,but we particularly liked the episode containing the Parkers as they were such good sports and we'd never visited that area of the country.Once parked, we weren't tempted to use the car at all!Our accommodation in the Knightrider House was first-class with quality evident everywhere and we felt thoroughly fussed-up the moment we stepped through the door!Wonderful! Read more
We had a one night stay at The Salutation and would certainly hope to return. It is a jewel of a house and a beautiful place to stay - enhanced by the lovely gardens. The room we stayed in had a great view of the gardens and was beautifully decorated also. Thanks to the helpful and friendly staff. Read more
the place is incredible i highly recommend it for a weekend away from london Read more
We enjoyed it very much. Read more
Our daughters gift to celebrate an 80th birthday. Read more
Beautiful house, some areas a little tired. Host excellent. Lovely touches eg drinks and use of hosts lounge. Beautiful house and gardens. Very relaxing. Read more
Very valid. We did have staffing issue as 2 decided not to turn in. We do now have a back up plan to cover this eventuality. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
We had two nights in this beautiful residence and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Although there were a number of other guests, it really did feel like we had the place to ourselves, and the delightful gardens, and the tea room, really enhanced the overall experience. Read more
Hi Richard, thank you for your kind words. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay.
We stayed in one of the court yard cottages for two nights, whilst visiting family and friends.
The cottage was delightful, well equipped and very comfortably furnished. The bed linens were top quality, and our king size bed was perfect. We were lucky to have the two bedroom property to our selves, which included a well equipped kitchen and large living room upstairs . Breakfast was very good, served in the beautiful dining room in the main house. Read more
I would rate this as one of the best stays we have had. We stayed Sunday - Tuesday in the Knightrider House and had the place pretty much to ourselves. There is no restaurant which suited us as we got to eat at nearby restaurants and pubs - including the excellent George and Dragon. We visited local coastal sights - The Turner Museum at Margate, Ramsgate, Deal and more locally, the fantastic Roman ruins at Richborough. Read more
Hi Martin, It was a pleasure to meet you and to be able to look after you. Come and see us again soon!
Fantastic from start to finish. Wish it could have been longer! Read more
really great Read more
Overnight get away. Also played some golf at Royal St. Georges. Read more
Overnight on our way to visit friends in Margate. Read more
It was a pleasure.
Lovely accommodation in a delightful setting. The service sadly was lacking. Read more
Apologies for that - new staff struggled and consequently made some fatal errors!
We spent 2 nights here for our wedding anniversary weekend - booked the St Georges room in Knightrider House, and it is one of the best rooms we have ever stayed in. Read more
Yet again - a joy to be able to look after you.
Midweek break. Read more
On the nose!
Relaxed and easy Read more
Good point - taken on board - Thank you.
Golfing trip Read more
A peaceful and relaxing location Read more
Comfort amidst beautiful setting with exemplary service from all whom we met. Read more
We loved the totally laid back 'feel' of The Saultation - we were warmly welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed our pre dinner drinks with Dom and friends. It was a great a great place to stay and we shall return! Read more
It was a pleasure to be able to look after you. See you soon.
Lock on door difficult. Dangerous step between bedroom and living area where a glass coffee table could create a hazard. No shelves in bathroom. It was impossible to use the shower without soaking the carpet and curtains. Lock fell off bathroom window.
Took 45 minutes to serve breakfast after placing order, this was after we were requested to have breakfast late (10am) as they were busy. Read more
Excellent host. Lovely gardens. Impressive soft furnishings. Understandably creaky environment. Impressive breakfast/service. Worth 'splashing out' for special occasion. Read more
Glad you enjoyed your stay - That pompous bloke drank all the Brandy!
Fantastic hotel made the perfect birthday Read more
Wanted a great experience for my wife's Birthday.
This was it without doubt. Read more
On that! Thank you.
2 day birthday break with my husband. Read more
Overnight lesure break Read more
A last minute booking for a well earned break for my husband, who had seen the Salutation reviewed on television and thought we must go there, we did so at our first opportunity and were thoroughly impressed.The setting, the luxury rooms and the friendly staff made us feel so welcome and at home we loved the whole experience. Read more
Go on! Go on! Go on!
En route to France, as a stopover. Read more
Will discuss eggs and bread with chef!
excellent Read more
We had the most wonderful sophisticated stay at this most elegant of homes. You enter the gate to this spectacular house and you feel an element of total seclusion. We were lucky to stay in the main house room Henry - would totally recommend it. The room is stunning, the view from each window is of the spectacular gardens. Very welcoming you are made to feel like invited house guests. Staff were exceptional, nothing was to much trouble. We are revisiting later this year. Read more
Doesn't get much better than that! So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Welcomed by name on arrival. Was given a thorough tour of our property for three days, two nights. This was the Gardner’s Cottage, a three bedroom house that is let exclusively whether one bedroom is to be occupied or all three. Top quality for a B&B. Bumped into the owner when unloading the car. Had a good chat and felt very welcome. This really was a home from home. Although price is at the top end. It was worth every hard earned penny. House was clean. Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Milk, Fruit, 6 vario Read more
A great extremely comfortable overnight stay even though it was a winters day in March! Read more
Good idea - On it! Thank you.
The accommodation was excellent very comfortable, warm, exceptionally clean and to a high standard. The staff were welcoming and pleasant with Breakfast being presented to a good standard Read more
We had a lovely overnight stay where we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. Read more
Hi Jane, thank you for this. There was an airlock in the heating apparently. All sorted now - thank you.
The house is elegant and comfortable, and we felt more like friends of the family than customers. The large gardens are beautifully kept. Read more
Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Will investigate reading lighting.
From the moment of arrival to moment of departure this hotel is warm, the staff welcoming and friendly and the room is pure luxury. Read more
So very sorry about the alarm. Modern technology is often too complicated.
Perfect. Room conditions the best of any B&B that we have stayed in. Read more
Fantastic - delighted you eenjoyed. We'll see you again soon I hope.
Great overall but a few niggles which you'd not expect given the price Read more
I did hear about that and many apologies. An American lady was complaining about some loud nois which turned out to be her ipad. New member of staff was not aware of our procedures. She is now!
Stayed on Saturday night in the Gardeners Cottage with my wife. We booked one room but had exclusive access to all the communal areas of the cottage so it was excellent value for money! Loved it and definitely hoping to go back again. Perfect for a weekend break. It's like having your own country cottage. Read more
Hi Arsalan, delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Relaxed and unusual accomodation. Extremely tasteful decor and antique furniture, spotless and clean and loved the fresh flowers in room and complimentary drinks in sitting area. Read more
Very delighted you enjoyed everything. We do have rooms with larger beds, so if a major issue will sort for your next visit. Difficult with Grade 1 to choose modern over antique furniture. See you soon.
Weekend break Read more
So delighted you enjoyed your stay. When the going gets tough - The Salutation awaits you.
Breathtaking says it all Read more
It was a pleasure - so glad you enjoyed your stay. See you soon I hope.
Very comfortable with large rooms with good garden view. Owner Dominic is friendly and generous. With spacious rooms to dwell all around the unit while also having our own private corners, we feel like family members, not just guests. Read more
Hi Chumpol. It was pleasure to have been able to look after you so far from home.
Excellent accommodation with tasteful fittings and furniture. Great to have the option of a kitchen in which you can prepare your own food or choose one of the local pubs or restaurants for dinner. The staff were excellent, discreet and efficient. The owners were welcoming and helpful without being intrusive and the garden was stunning in the evening when it was closed to the public. Locally there was excellent walking and eating - and golf, if you're into that! Breakfast was great. Read more
Hi Martin. Thanks v for letting me know re the terrace, an issue I think of who's responsibilty it is!
We were met on arrival by Dominic who greeted us by name. He, like the other staff were friendly and most helpful. The accommodation in Nightrider House was just that: a home with shared sitting room and well-appointed kitchen.The recommended pub supper (a gentle 3 minutes walk away) was excellent. The bed was very comfortable and, although facing onto the street, very quiet at night. An excellent breakfast preceded a lieusurely walk around the most beautiful gardens. Read more
Hi Andrew, delighted you enjoyed your stay. If it was not made clear at the time, we NEVER allow anyone to share a bathroom, so it was always private to your room. Being Grade 1 listed, we cannot change the layout, so when you book St Michael's, the other room adjacent falls of the system and cannot be used. Kind regards, Dominic
Quiet afternoon reading in the garden, relaxing in the room, dinner with old friends, wonderful breakfast and tour of garden without other visitors Read more
Sorry to hear about the noisy neighbours - but delighted you enjoyed all other aspects. Kind Regards, Dominic.
We spent two nights in St David's on a July weekend mainly to go to a local party but also to celebrate our wedding anniversary Read more
Hi Gill. Thank you very much for this. Very disappointed to hear about the breakfast. It wasn't the usual team, so will make sure that does not happen again! Kind regards, Dominic.
I spent three nights at Salutation while visiting a friend. It was a lovely holiday in every way, and I would definitely return. Read more
Martha - it was lovely to meet you - so delighted you enjoyed your stay. KR Dominic
the most precious welcome to an amazing secret spot Read more
So very glad you enjoyed it!
One night in St David's. Had the place to ourselves which really made our stay. Read more
Thank you for highlighting these points - will address immediately. Thank you very much.
We arrived to a bottle of champagne in our room, and sat drinking it in the stunning gardens as we read books in the late afternoon sun. Bought a few plants from the lovely nursery and went out for a local dinner. Read more
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again very soon.
Everything we could ask for. Relaxing and chic surroundings, homely and immaculate. We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and could not have chosen a better way to do it. Read more
I am so delighted you had a great anniversary - Congratulations! Dom
We booked the salutation for just an overnight stay and the accommodation was just perfect. We had sole use of the knightrider cottage - it was clean, warm and cosy. Everything you could possibly need was provided for to a very high standard.
Breakfast was of very high standard and a relaxed affair in the most elegant setting.
We would definately go back when next we're in Sandwich! Read more
Thank you very much - we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay - come again soon!
Very relaxed, the complimentary upgrade was a lovely bonus Read more
We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay. We'll happily look after you next year if you can't find something suitable.
Three nights in Knighrider House where happily we were the only guests which allowed us greater freedom around the house. Very comfortable large bed and excellent breakfast available at a pleasantly late hour. Apart from its own magnificent grounds it was an ideal base to see our daughter and grandchildren and to explore the area. Read more
It was great to meet you, and we are all so delighted you enjoyed the peace and quiet here. Kind regards, Dominic.
The vodka and tomato juice offered on the breakfast table sets the scene for the hospitality at a very fine house in one of England's prettiest towns. Bedrooms are in three cottages with their own dining and siting rooms shared between the visitors. Breakfasts are taken in the splendid dining room of the main house. The gardens are nationally and rightly famous. Sandwich is a delight that more people should know. Read more
Thank you John. Thermostat replaced. Will discuss replacing the Antique bed!
enjoyable Read more
Fantastic private and relaxed Read more
So pleased you enjoyed your stay, thank you.
Excellent and ebjoyale Read more
Delighted to have been of service!
Whilst only at the hotel for a short time I found the whole experience to be "a cut above" most other hotels I have stayed in. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the facilities second to none. The catering was excellent, I felt extremely privileged to be eating in such a beautiful dining room. Whilst the decor was palatial the atmosphere was warm and homely, an amazing balance to achieve. Well done all! Read more
We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and understood what we are all about. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards. Dominic
good and fair Read more
A disappointing review given our vast investment in the renovations of a Grade 1 listed site. We are not a contemporay hit-tech location but a classical genteel english country setting.
We loved the Salutation, we stayed at St Davids and adored the room and communal facilities and really felt at home in the wonderfully decorated accommodation. There is such incredible attention to detail at the Salutation with everything you could think of that would make a fantastic stay has already been thought about by the owners. We would highly recommend staying at the Salutation to anyone and hope to come again soon. Read more
We are so delighted you enjoyed yourselves and hope you got home safely. We very much look forward to seeing you again very soon.
A weekend treat for an up coming Anniversary and the hotel and immediate surroundings exceeded expectations helped by fantastic weather. Sufficient places to visit from this base and an exceptional place to return too at the end of the day. Read more
Thank you very much for your comments. Re the Sausages, I will have a word with the chef to put this right! Kind Regards, Dominic
Originally named after an inn that stood within the grounds, the main house is supported by Knightrider House, The Coach House and Gardener's Cottage. Having been hidden and neglected for over a decade, there has been a considerable renovation programme carried out on both the house and its gardens which are now open to the public. Set within the town and adjacent to the River Stour, surrounded by three-and-a-half acres of delightful Lutyens and Jekyll gardens and almost entirely encircled by the old city walls of Sandwich, the house is afforded a remarkable level of privacy. Accommodation within reflects the integrity of the house and gardens with unmatched decadence and a truly world class feel to each room. Like a fine claret leaving you with a rounded after-taste, our rooms are tailored for the connoisseur.
On-site parking, Free parking,