18. 5 on ground floor, 4 suitable for disabled.
bar/lounge, restaurant, function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 2¼-acre garden.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
 per room £110–£145. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
From this hillside position above the town, take in the ‘glorious vista’ that stretches over the oyster beds and out to sea, with the Isle of Sheppey beyond. It’s the kind of painterly seascape that enticed JMW Turner, after whom this ‘stylish hotel’ is named, to return to the Kentish coast. Step inside: the welcome, from a ‘helpful, friendly team’, is ‘first class’. Guests whose visit coincided with a wedding party this year were impressed by especial attention from the staff: ‘Rather than feeling neglected, we were looked after really well.’ There are deep sofas by the wood-burning stove in the lounge, and ‘plenty of space to sit and read on the lawn’. Up ‘steep stairs’ (‘our cases were carried up for us’), bedrooms have plenty of glitzy touches: feature wallpaper, ornate mirrors, glamorous bedside tables. Many rooms have views of the sea. ‘Superbly cooked, well-presented’ classic British dishes, including local oysters, are served in the restaurant. ‘My starter of scallops, bacon and pea-and-mint purée was so delicious I had it both evenings. We didn’t need puddings, but enjoyed a lovely lemon posset all the same.’ (Sara Price, and others)