Romney Bay House

New Romney, Kent

Standing in splendid isolation amid the elemental landscape of Romney Marsh, haunt of both writers and smugglers, this 1920s mansion was built by Clough Williams-Ellis. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Standing in splendid isolation 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)

Hotel details

Address

Coast Road
Littlestone
New Romney
Kent
TN28 8QY
England

Telephone

01797 364747

Bedrooms

10.

Open

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

Facilities

bar, sitting room, first-floor lounge with sea views, dining room, 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 £115–£160. Set dinner £49. 1-night advance bookings refused weekends.

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Winter Coastal Break Special Offer

November/December/January 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.


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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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