The Salutation and Secret Gardens in Sandwich (Kent, England)

The Salutation in Sandwich, Kent

Knightrider House at The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent

We found The Salutation in Sandwich (Kent, England) via the site that has listings of beautiful, up market B&Bs and boutique hotels. In addition, the properties they list are also gay friendly for people seeking that reassurance as well.

And what a great find the property was! We really loved the place, the welcome and the service.

The property has over the last years been renovated and restored, which includes the buildings as well as the stunning gardens, with style and flair.

The Salutation is located in the heart of Sandwich near to the river, but is quiet and secluded at the same time. Within the property is the main house, where you have breakfast and the owners live. Then there is the Knightrider House (where we stayed) which has a number of rooms but also has a lounge, dining room and kitchen. So you can either take the whole place with a group or take individual rooms. There is then also 2 other buildings with accommodation, and again you can take the whole place or rooms within them.

The Knightrider House was fantastic. We were lucky enough to have the whole place to ourselves as we were there out of a busy period. We stayed in the St George room on the 1st floor, which was huge with a massive and very comfortable bed and en suite bathroom. In the lounge there are comfy sofas and a bar with drinks and mixers that are included in the price. We ended up using the kitchen a few times, which was also great. It may be a bit uncomfortable if there are a number of different people staying in the various rooms who do not know each other on quite how to interact and use the lounge, dining room and kitchen. 

You can enter the gardens from the Knightrider House. The gardens are amazing, and in Summer a popular place for tourists to visit and so there is a tea room and gift shop also open on the property in season.

The hosts were so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was served in a magnificent room in the main house and was extensive and tasty.

Highly recommend The Salutation. Relaxing, welcoming and stylish.

Watch the video tour I made of The Salutation, Secret Gardens and walk through of one of the cottages (Knightrider House):


For more photos of The Salutation I took: click here
The Salutation Main House in Sandwich Kent
Lounge in The Salutation Knightrider House (Sandwich Kent)
St George Room in Knightrider House at The Salutation in Sandwich

Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 3 million video views per month.

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