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.
not under 14.
only registered guide dogs allowed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B single £75-£95, double £95-£160. Set dinner £48. 1-night advance bookings refused weekends.
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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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