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“We will be back!”

Review of Kiora

Stunning beach location and extensive sea views. Photos by Chris Sowe
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Stunning beach location and extensive sea views. Photos by Chris Sowe
Stunning views of the Street, the shingle spit that magically appears at low tide Enjoy alfresco dining with sea views on the terrace
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21 reviews
Stunning beach location and extensive sea views. Photos by Chris Sowe
Stunning views of the Street, the shingle spit that magically appears at low tide
Enjoy alfresco dining with sea views on the terrace
Charming book lined dining room
Traditional and fully equipped kitchen
Enjoy the comfy sofas and open fire in the cosy lounge with its very own Baby Grand piano
The spacious west bedroom with extensive sea views
The spacious east bedroom with extensive sea views
Twin room with a view
Downstairs double bedroom with garden view
Secluded garden terrace
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Whitstable, Kent, England

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bethstick...
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“We will be back!”
Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We loved every minute! I went here with family for my 40th birthday and we all felt the same. The house is in the perfect location and couldn't be closer to the sea and The Street at low tide. The four bedrooms are good sizes with great beds and it is nice to have sinks in all. The outside space is lovely and we will certainly be back in bbq season! Jez made us very welcome and loved the home made cake.
Would have been nice to have an upstairs bathroom but wouldn't let it spoil the otherwise faultless stay! Thanks jez

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Liked best: location, beds, space
Liked least: bathroom
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Elizabeth...
London, United Kingdom
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“Everything we wanted & more!!”
Reviewed 24 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Three generations of our family enjoyed a lovely week end in Kiora. It met all our needs & more! The house lends itself to an extremely relaxed atmoshphere from the moment you arrive. Lots of appreciated finishing touches which immediately warms you to the place. No need to take the car as more than plenty to do right on the doorstep.Even the teenagers rated it first class! We will be back! Special thanks to Jez.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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“The perfect coastal getaway”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We absolutely loved everything about Kiora. Its location is stunning with sea views from every bedroom upstairs. We were there for 4 days over Easter and loved going for long walks during the day and cosying up by the log fire at night. Everything you need is in walking distance, including the fish market, restaurants, pubs and tesco express. Jez was an incredible host and even baked us a cake for our arrival! We will definitely be going back - I can see this becoming a regular favourite.

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Lianne A
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A very chilled and relaxing vacation”
Reviewed 26 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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When we arrived at our accommodation we met Jez the owner who was very friendly and welcoming and showed us around the place. It has the wow factor being so close to the beach and being able to have breakfast with the sea view. It has plenty of rooms and if the weather is a tad chilly there is an open fire in the living room, which was used on occasion. We enjoyed our evenings listening to the sea and if their are any budding pianists there is a Baby Grand, which was part of the reason we booked Kiora, along with the view and it's location.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The end of the vacation
Travelling group: Friends
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Starchfro...
Ithaca, New York
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Truly Outstanding Property!”
Reviewed 5 September 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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This is a very special home, and we had the good fortune to find it for a very special family event.

Our daughter was married on July 3rd on the beach in front of Kiora. We arrived at Kiora about a week before the wedding. Our intention was to have a nice large comfortable place for family and friends to stay, relax, and celebrate.

The photos that we had seen of the property are very accurate, however they cannot transmit the warmth, calm, and contentment that you feel in this home. The house is sited on the side of hill facing the sea, about 30 feet from the shingle beach. It is very private, as it is surrounded by a low wooden fence, hedges, and private terraced gardens. The house flows beautifully from inside to outside. The living room has french doors that open out onto a large terrace with a large dining table, and various seating areas. Not only are your immediate surroundings beautiful, but you are also overlooking a glorious seascape.

The house has 3 bedrooms on the 2nd floor. There is a large bedroom on each side of the house, with a king/Queen size bed, and a smaller one in the middle, with 2 twin beds. The fourth bedroom is on the first floor, tucked away in a quiet corner. I was a bit concerned about the specifications saying there was only one bathroom, however every bedroom has a sink, thereby eliminating a significant amount of time that one person needs to monopolize a single bathroom. In addition, there is a second small room tucked in next to the full bathroom, with just a toilet. Brilliant! There were never any complaints about bathroom queues.

The house is very well equipped with cooking utensils, towels, sheets, etc. It has reliable internet service. There was a TV in the living room, but we never turned it on. In fact, we move it into a closet for our stay because it just didn't fit the atmosphere. There is a small stereo, in the dining room. That was really the only disappointing element, I would have liked to have had music in the living room, and on the terrace.

The house is located approximately a half mile from the center of town. It is an easy, and refreshing walk to restaurants, and shopping of any kind.

The house is accessed via a private road, with a locked gate. This was a nice surprise, and results in no traffic, and a very peaceful existence. Dealing with the agency that handles booking was very easy. They are very efficient, and professional. The owner, Jez, is a super-nice guy. He met us upon arrival and showed us around, and helped us get settled in. He gave us his cell number to reach him if we needed anything. We did have a few questions while we were there, and Jez was very responsive.

We hope to revisit Kiora regularly in the future. I would recommend this property confidently, and whole heartedly to anyone searching for accomodations in Whitstable.

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Liked best: The warm, and comfortable ambience of the house. Everyone commented on it.
Liked least: The little, old stereo in the dining room.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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