Just back from a couple of nights staying at this hotel. We’ve had a lovely time, every staff member that we came across was friendly, welcoming & so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, they’re a ... more
Just back from a couple of nights staying at this hotel. We’ve had a lovely time, every staff member that we came across was friendly, welcoming & so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble, they’re a credit to the hotel.
We arrived early at 11.30am, thought it was worth asking if it was possible to check in early to which we could (usual time is 3pm), just had to wait 30 minutes. We were offered refreshments & shown to the lovely little lounge area to sit & wait. We had booked a Superior King Room but were upgraded to a Super King Suite on check in. Fabulous amount of space. The decor was a tad tired but everything was very CLEAN which is what matters. We later found out from staff that rooms are slowly being redecorated.
It’s a nice layout, lots of individual rooms spread about the ‘grounds’, most, if not all with their own front door which is quite a plus in the current Covid times, less communal hallways etc. We had paid for breakfast when booking. This was served in the main dining room or you could collect it & take it back to your room. We opted to sit in the dining room. The tables were all a nice distance apart, there were plenty of hand gel stations on offer. Everything was individually wrapped for hygiene. There was plenty of choice, both continental & cooked English. We helped ourselves to the continental but the cooked breakfast was served by the staff & you can freely state how much of everything you’d like on your plate.
They currently have a reduced main menu on offer, but still a good variety of choice. We ate there on our first night, the food was lovely, fresh & hot - thoroughly enjoyed it. On the second night we drove 5 minutes into Faversham which is a lovely little town. We enjoyed a nice pre-dinner drink in the sunshine on the cobbled street outside the Bear Inn followed by a nice meal in Ask.
We were lucky I suppose that it wasn’t too busy while we were there so not a lot of ‘people dodging’ was necessary & the staff were not rushed so had time to talk & answer questions etc.
The hotel is situated 5 minutes drive from the M2 so easy to get to. There’s plenty to see & do in the surrounding area making it an ideal base.
We just cannot fault the whole experience. With the lovely staff & eventually all rooms redecorated this hotel will be a hard one to beat. A big thank you to everyone that made our stay so enjoyable, we’ll be back again I’m sure! less