Good Hotel Guide Review
With a superb sea view amid the elemental landscape of Romney Marsh, haunt of both writers and smugglers, this 1920s mansion was built by Clough Williams-Ellis. There are just the golf links on one side and the English Channel on the other. Guests arriving on four wheels bump down a rutted road but receive a warm welcome. Hosts Lisa and Clinton Lovell ‘could not be more gracious’. Two bedrooms have a four-poster, and all have binoculars (‘On the French coast, the light gleams, and is gone,’ to quote Matthew Arnold). ‘We had an excellent room, perfectly serviced.’ A cosy first-floor lounge is home to a log fire, books and games. Four nights a week, classically trained chef Clinton cooks a ‘delicious’ candlelit dinner ‘designed around what he has bought fresh that day’ (maybe locally landed cod or salt marsh lamb). On other nights you can order a simple supper. ‘We enjoyed a wonderful cheese platter with Merlot, looking out to sea as the sun went down.’ ‘The conservatory is a very nice spot’ for a ‘fabulous’ breakfast. (Jill and Mike Bennett, William and Hilary Rogers, and others)
all year except Christmas and New Year, dining room open Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat for dinner only.
bar, sitting room, first-floor lounge with sea views, dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), small function facilities, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.
14 and upwards welcomed.
only guide dogs allowed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £80–£95, double £115–£160. Set dinner £49. 1-night advance bookings refused weekends.
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Autumn Coastal Break Special Offer
Autumn Coastal Break Special Offer: Autumn 2021 2 night break in a superior sea view room with bath and shower, a set four course dinner menu on both evenings and inclusive of coffee, petit fours and full English breakfast – Total 2 night cost for two people = £425.00. Offer exclusive to The Good Hotel Guide. Special terms – Can be cancelled at no charge up to 4 days prior to arrival; thereafter if the reservation is cancelled the full amount will be taken. This amount can be transferred in full to another date within a 12 month period, at no additional cost. Bookings must be made prior to September 1, 2021, for stay dates 1st October to December 20, 2021.
Guide 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.Buy the guide