If you’re looking for a place to stay on the south coast (near Dover), whatever you do, don’t stay at Walmer Cottage. I had the misfortune to stay there recently and it was (unfortunately) not a pleasant experience.
Let’s start with the name – it’s not a cottage. It’s actually a rather poky two-bed terraced house. Although to be fair to them, all the other houses in the row of poky terraced houses called themselves cottages too.
The main complaint I had though was with the overall state and cleanliness of the place – or more to the point the lack of cleanliness. Just about every surface downstairs had that sticky, tacky feel to it; while the upstairs smelt dusty and musty. It wouldn’t be fair to say that the place was filthy, but it would be fair to say that it needed a good clean throughout.
As I’ve described it to people – it was the kind of place that if you had a friend that lived there, you’d always sit on the edge of the sofa and never stay long enough for a cup of tea, just in case.
It certainly wasn’t a welcoming and relaxing venue for a week’s break, which is what I’d booked it for.
Just in case you hadn’t caught what I was saying – DO NOT STAY AT WALMER COTTAGE, DEAL.