Best hotels in Kent

Kent has some beautiful countryside, notably in the Weald of Kent, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is known for its orchards and for the distinctive shape of its oast houses, used for drying hops.
Romney Bay House, New Romney

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The Dog at Wingham

The Dog at Wingham

Canterbury

A passion for Kent produce, a monthly dining club, tee times and transport to nearby golf clubs, including Royal St. George’s, are among many reasons to commend Marc Bridgen’s village gastropub.
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Romney Bay House

Romney Bay House

New Romney

Amid the evocative, sheep-grazed wetlands of Romney Marsh, between golf course and shingle beach, an Edwardian house built by Clough Williams-Ellis is now ‘a lovely, secluded hotel’.
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells

Close to the station, a hotel and restaurant inside a Grade II-listed 18th-century sandstone mansion. Intimate and clubby, there is an open fire in the bar, and Gallic-influenced dishes in the informal restaurant; alfresco dining on the terrace. Modern bedrooms (some overlooking Calverley Park) have plenty of perks: a capsule coffee machine, fluffy bathrobes, chic toiletries for indulgent bathing. Within walking distance of the Pantiles.
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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Canterbury

Within an architect-designed complex, this contemporary hotel enjoys a ‘prime position’ in the ‘serene grounds’ of the UNESCO-designated World Heritage site. At breakfast in the busy refectory or on the terrace, a ‘small buffet’ and ‘well-served’ hot dishes lay heavenly foundations for the day. Guests have free admission to the cathedral and its precincts, and discounts at local restaurants, ‘many within easy walking distance’.
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Danehurst House

Danehurst House

Tunbridge Wells

In their tranquil Victorian home In Rusthall, the caring hosts have added thoughtful extras to meticulously furnished bedrooms. B&B guests are provided with an alarm clock, CD/DVD player, a USB socket for charging an iPhone, a fridge, luxury toiletries, ironing and tea and coffee making facilities. Gourmet breakfasts are served in the conservatory. The well-kept gardens contain a terrace, a water feature and koi pond. Local eateries are close by. 1.5 miles W of Tunbridge Wells.
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The Relish

The Relish

Folkestone

Guests are welcomed with a glass of wine or beer at this relaxed B&B which has direct access to the private, 4-acre August Gardens. Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and home-made cake are available throughout the day. The grand, cream-painted 1850s merchant’s house is furnished in a clean-lined, contemporary style.
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L’hote

L’hote

Canterbury

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House of Agnes

House of Agnes

Canterbury

Close to Canterbury West Station, a quaint B&B dating back to the 14th century and mentioned in Charles Dickens' David Copperfield. Themed bedrooms are spread between the half-timbered house (low beams, uneven floors, bowed walls) and the converted stables overlooking the garden. All guests have use of the comfy lounges, honesty bar and DVD library. Breakfasts are served in the historic wood-panelled Quadrant room.
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Smith and Western

Smith and Western

Tunbridge Wells

Yeehaw! All spruced up, a cowboy-themed hotel (part of a small group) in former Tunbridge Wells West Station. Bedrooms have cowboy boot- or antler-shaped lights, and Native American-style blankets. Vittles include hearty servings of ribs, burgers, nachos and other US favourites in the atmospheric restaurant. Join in the hootin an’ hollerin with live Country and Western bands in the bar until closing time.
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Knole B&B

Knole B&B

Sevenoaks

Fifteen mimutes’ walk from the centre of Sevenoaks, Sarah and Ian Stockbridge’s extended brick-built house has self-contained B&B accommodation with spacious bedrooms and a sitting room for guests to share. One room at the front overlooks woodland and Knole Park (NT) where the occasional deer can be glimpsed; another has views over the south-facing garden. The thoughtful hosts provide tea and cake on arrival. For breakfast, cereals, seasonal fruit and yogurt are followed by a full English and served in the dining area of the sitting room, which has glass doors opening onto a terrace with outdoor seating.
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Downsview Guesthouse

Downsview Guesthouse

Ashford

Glorious views reach far across the valley at this comfortable B&B just outside Ashford, and the Stour Valley Walk is close by –  ideal for ramblers and cyclists. Bedrooms are well-equipped; there are books and games in the lounge; and guests may use a small kitchen with a microwave, orange juice, a fridge with fresh milk, and tea and coffee making facilities. In the morning, a good choice breakfast is provided in the spacious dining room.
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It is rich in history and architecture, too. Thomas à Becket was murdered in Canterbury’s marvellous cathedral (its building was started by St Augustine in 597), and Canterbury has a fine new theatre, The Marlow. The Good Hotel Guide has reviews of some interesting hotel accommodation in Kent. Edwardian, Georgian, Jacobean - hotels from every era and set beside the sea, in stunning urban settings or deep in lush greenery, making a hotel stay as varied as you wish! Outstanding places to visit include Sissinghurst with Vita Sackville-West’s famous garden; the moated Hever Castle where Anne Boleyn grew up and where Anne of Cleves lived after her divorce from Henry VIII; Knole House, a beautiful Elizabethan/Jacobean mansion once owned by Henry VIII; Leeds Castle, stunningly set on a lake near Maidstone; medieval Penshurst Place, birthplace of Sir Philip Sydney; Ightham Mote, a picturesque house with 14th-century origins. Churchill’s final home, Chartwell, contains much wartime memorabilia, and you can visit the studio where he painted.

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Last updated: November 27, 2021