Romney Bay House

New Romney, Kent

‘After a journey along the bumpy road, we were welcomed at the door by Lisa and Clinton, who took our cases up the rather steep stairs to a lovely room. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘After a journey along the bumpy road, we were welcomed at the door by Lisa and Clinton, who took our cases up the rather steep stairs to a lovely room.’ Readers enjoyed this year’s stay at the Lovells’ ‘remote’ 1920s house, built by Clough Williams-Ellis. Hollywood actress, Hedda Hopper, often hosted parties there. It stands between golf links and brine, amid the wild beauty of Romney Marsh. ‘It’s a very personally run place,’ say Guide inspectors who had ‘one of the best sea-facing rooms’, with ‘lovely windows giving a glorious sunrise, a nice, big, wooden four-poster’. Small quibbles: dim lighting, no slippers, and ‘the bathroom had a cold tiled floor’. Guests gather at 7.30 for drinks and ‘delicious nibbles’ by the lounge log fire, before ‘the highlight of our stay, dinner’, cooked by classically trained Mr Lovell. ‘No choice, but we had corresponded about our requirements. We had smoked fish pâté, delicious cod – so fresh – and a selection of small, tasty puddings.’ Breakfast brings ‘nicely cooked bacon and sausages’, ‘specially baked croissants’. Praise for ‘the very friendly, young staff.’ Full marks to the ‘caring, hard-working hostess’ and her husband, ‘a great chef’. (Peter Wainman, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Coast Road
Littlestone
New Romney
Kent
TN28 8QY
England

Telephone

01797 364747

Bedrooms

10.

Open

all year except 2 weeks over Christmas and early Jan (open New Year), dining room open Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat evenings only.

Facilities

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.

Background music

none.

Children

14 and upwards welcomed.

Dogs

only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £80–£95, double £110–£160. Set dinner £49. 1-night advance bookings refused weekends.

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Escape to the Coast advance pre-paid special offer for bookings made within the next 12 months – 2 nights Dinner, B&B for 2 people. Total cost = £375.00, a saving of £100.00. Fully flexible to change dates subject to availability. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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