The Marine Hotel
Whitstable - 6 miles away
A bustling hotel (part of Shepherd Neame) across from the sea front. Most of the coffee-toned bedrooms have views of the ocean, some from a private balcony with a table and chairs. Breakfasts, served in the light-filled Orangery, include free-range Kent eggs; later, snacks and afternoon tea can be taken in the bar or outside on the terrace. In the contemporary restaurant, local fish and seafood features alongside vegetarian dishes, grills and burgers.