Romney Bay House

In the otherworldly landscape of Romney Marsh, this extraordinary 1920s house was built by Clough Williams Ellis for Hollywood actress Hedda Hopper. More

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Coast Road
New Romney
TN28 8QY
01797 364747

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all year except Christmas and New Year, dining room open Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat evenings only.


bar, sitting room, first-floor lounge with sea views, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small function facilities, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

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not under 14.


only registered guide dogs allowed.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £75–£95, double £95–£160. Set dinner £48. 1-night advance bookings refused weekends.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

In the otherworldly landscape of Romney Marsh, this extraordinary 1920s house was built by Clough Williams Ellis for Hollywood actress Hedda Hopper. The isolated situation, between shingle beach and golf links, lend it special appeal. Run as a small hotel by Clinton and Lisa Lovell, ‘it’s very remote,’ say readers who came for a honeymoon treat and were knocked out by the glamour. ‘It’s like walking on to the set of Poirot.’ Guests gather at 7.30 for dinner at 8 pm, warmed by a log fire on cold days. ‘We had drinks and delicious nibbles in the lounge and talked to two other couples.’ A Guide regular in 2018 praised the ‘warm welcome, nice staff’. On four nights a week, Mr Lovell, a classically trained chef, cooks a ‘tasty, varied and beautifully presented’ dinner. ‘We had delicately flavoured salt marsh lamb. The service was beautiful.’ The bedrooms – two with four-poster – are ‘very comfortable’, although one guest found the bathroom small, the decor ‘a bit faded’. ‘Romney Bay House marks the subtle but important difference between “smart casual” and “smart comfortable”,’ conclude other readers. (Gillian Rowe, IGC Farman, and others)

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Special offers

Three Night Special Offer

Enjoy 3 nights B&B with four course set dinner menu on two evenings and a cheese board supper on the third evening.  Total cost for superior sea view room with bath and shower: £555.00 inclusive of VAT.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Good Hotel Guide 2019Guide Book Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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Romney Bay House
Coast Road
New Romney
TN28 8QY

Guest comments

'Personal style, a kind hostess, delicious food, an interesting building, good seaside walks. What more could you want? ' - CR - September, 2018
'After our journey along the bumpy road we were welcomed at the door by Lisa and Clinton who without hesitation took our cases up the rather steep stairs to our lovely room. We had a sea view, comfy beds, plenty of hot water. Pre-dinner drinks in the homely lounge. Good wine list but the highlights of our stay were Clinton's four course set dinners. Breakfasts were equally good. Lisa and her young staff were very attentive at meal times, and willing to discuss things of local interest. A perfect hotel for a relaxing get-away. ' - Peter Wainman - May, 2018
'We came for dinner. It is like a film set. Remote and beautiful. The food was exquisite; service was perfect. ' - Gillian Row - August, 2017
'Our stay left us feeling rather as if we should be writing them a thank-you letter, over and above settling the bill. It’s the only hotel we’ve ever stayed in where we didn’t feel the need to lock the door of our room. It was comfortable all over and pleasantly relaxed. The attention to detail was striking. It felt slightly luxurious, but never showy or oppressively so. The evening meals were as good as it gets. ' - Charles Medawar - November, 2016

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide