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Kent really does have everything – it’s no wonder the conquerors wanted to settle here. With its historic towns like Canterbury, Sandwich and Royal Tunbridge Wells, wild coastline and flourishing countryside, the Garden of England is a truly magnificent spectacle year-round. It's also the gateway to France and Europe with the ferry from Dover and channel tunnel at Folkestone. Our selection of the best places to stay in Kent has something for everyone from boutique B&Bs to pubs with rooms to country house hotels. Perfect for a weekend escape from London.
Well known for the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham, Kent has plenty of quality pubs with their historic charm preserved and award-winning ales to keep any enthusiast happy. For wine drinkers, the low Weald is the place to be with the superb Chapel Down and Biddenden vineyards on the doorstep.
There’s also plenty on offer in terms of outdoor pursuits, from a leisurely ramble around the numerous areas of outstanding natural beauty, wildlife reserves and heritage properties, such as Sissinghurst and Hever Castle, to more energetic activities like cycling the Viking coastal trail, kite surfing in Margate or playing 18 holes on one of the country’s best golf courses – Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich.
It’s not just the Vikings who took a liking to Kent; the county has been the backdrop for many great literary masterpieces such as Dickens’ David Copperfield and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, as wells as inspiration for artists such as Tracey Emin and JMW Turner – now celebrated in the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.
Some of our Kent collections:
- Kent's Most Romantic Hotels
- The Best Hotels with Hot Tubs in Kent
- Best hotels for a quick country escape
Whether it’s looking over the rolling Weald countryside, peppered with orchards and oast houses, or taking in the sea air at Whitstable, strolling its unspoilt high street lined with independent shops and tucking into world-famous oysters, this county will not disappoint! This is unsurprisingly a popular spot so to ensure a room at one of the best places to stay in Kent we recommend booking well in advance.
The Best Places to Stay in Kent
For a rural break
The lesser known towns and villages offer some of the best places to stay in Kent, most set amid the stunning countryside of this corner of the South East.
- You need look no further than Thurnham Keep for one of the best examples. It's a grand Edwardian country house B&B set amid seven acres and enjoys stunning views over the Weald.
- The Linen Shed is a pretty B&B with a mix of New England and French décor. With comfortable rooms, a charming garden and lovely breakfasts, it's a splendid rural retreat.
- Chilston Park, set amid twenty two acres of countryside, is traditionally furnished with plenty of antique pieces. Culpeper's Restaurant (located in the old dining hall), serves 2AA Rosette food. A superb country escape.
- If you think that the latest Pig, The Pig at Bridge Place, in the burgeoning litter must be a repetitious pastiche of its own pastiche of a rural idyll, then think again. Many visitors have declared it the best yet – quirky, characterful, fun and stylish.
For foodies, Kent certainly has its place on the map, and the majority of our recommended hotels in Kent offer decent food. The county boasts a high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants and pubs. We suggest you try:
- Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa is a Georgian manor house turned country hotel. Set amongst 12 acres and offering a spa, health club and 2AA Rosette fine dining, it's a splendid 4* spot.
- Located in the characterful Royal Tunbridge Wells, One Warwick Park offers smart and unfussy accommodation, wonderful cuisine served up at their L'Amore restaurant and cocktails available in the lounge bar.
- The old-fashioned grandeur of Reads Restaurant with Rooms, where you can expect fabulous food, plus large elegant, bedrooms.
- The Marquis at Alkham is another good option. This former village pub is now a chic restaurant with rooms a stone's throw from Dover. A great spot to spend the night before heading across the Channel.
For outdoor activities
- The Salutation, a smart grown up retreat in the heart of historic Sandwich with famous Jekyll designed gardens, is just a stone's throw away from The Royal St George's Golf Club.
- The Bell, another option in Sandwich overlooking the river, is also located within easy access of the golf course as well as Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve.
For Kent's cultural highlights
- For cultural activities, our pick of the best places to stay in Kent is Abode Canterbury - where ancient wooden beams meet contemporary design, just yards from the Cathedral.
- The Arthouse is another splendid option for getting to know historic Canterbury. A retro styled B&B featuring pieces of modern artwork on the walls, it's also just 5 minutes from the centre of town.
- For exploring Royal Tunbridge Wells and the nearby sights, Hotel Du Vin & Bistro is a great choice. Stylish, modern accommodation as well as a restaurant.
For a B&B
When looking for somewhere to rest your head the possibilities are endless, but it’s the quaint B&Bs that shine through as some of the best places to stay in Kent. There’s a style to suit everyone, whether it’s shabby-chic vintage or cutting edge contemporary.
- 7 Longport is a lovely one room B&B in the centre of Canterbury, a stone's throw from the cathedral. Think classy interiors and splendid breakfasts.
- The Arthouse in Canterbury started life as a fire station and now operates as a retro style B&B, full of art and fun.
- The Victorian B&B in Tunbridge Wells is an experience! The owner is a former royal butler and is obsessed with all things Victorian and there are interiors to match.
For a beach break
- Botany Bay enjoys a superb location overlooking the sandy beach at Broadstairs. With tastefully decorated rooms featuring muted tones and pine furniture, there's also a superb seafood restaurant specialising in local produce.
- Romney Bay House is a ten bedroom 1920s mansion perched on an unspoilt stretch of coastline. There's traditional accommodation, wonderful views of the Channel and a library in which to curl up with a good book.
- The White Cliffs Hotel is a charming spot with modern, stylish accommodation featuring four poster beds. Wonderful views of the French coastline and a lovely beach garden.
- The recently renovated Albion House boasts spacious contemporary accommodation and an exquisite restaurant. Cosy in by the log fire and enjoy a cuppa after a day spent walking along the coast.
Prefer a holiday cottage or apartment?
- What better way to explore the region than from your own home from home? For a full range of holiday cottages and apartments, visit our online partner, Booking.com.
- It's best to visit Kent in July or August when the average daily temperature reaches a pleasant 21°C and the days are at their longest. Autumn is also a great time to visit the region as bustling spots like Canterbury are far less busy with tourists.
- International visitors should fly into Gatwick Airport. Whilst not in Kent itself, there are trains serving the region (setting off from Tonbridge and now including a change at Redhill).
- For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
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Best Hotels in Kent
The Pig at Bridge Place Canterbury, Kent 29 rooms from £145Total relaxation - Offering a tranquil location, laid-back dining and the Potting Shed spa rooms (which are utterly spoiling)Country Escape - Just 56 minutes outside of London and set in beautiful countryside this is the perfect rural bolt-holeSights nearby - Canterbury and its cathedral surrounded by pretty cobbled streets, plus punting on the River StourSpa - Two treatment roomsRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Arthouse Canterbury, Kent 2 rooms from £60Sights nearby - 5 mins walk to the historic centre of townQuirky - An experience!
No 9 B&B Whitstable 2 rooms from £60Local exploring - Perfectly positioned to explore the historic town of Whitstable and the surrounding coast and countrysideShort fly break - Located just an hour by train from London this is the perfect choice for a weekend breakBirdwatching - The nearby RSPB nature reserve has a wide range of birds to spot throughout the yearSights nearby - Make a visit to the historic Whitstable Castle
A charming owner-run B&B set in a Victorian townhouse in the centre of Whitstable. Bright airy rooms are small but perfectly formed with sunny yellow hues, modern bathrooms and sink-into beds. Breakfasts are a decadent affair and the artist hosts are on hand for any local tips. See More
Romney Bay House Kent 10 rooms from £70Golf - Littlestone Golf Club, an 18 hole Championship Links Course next door.Sights nearby - Leeds & Bodiam castles are within easy reachBirdwatching - Dungeness Bird ObservatoryGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Ten bedroomed 1920s mansion perched on a totally unspoilt stretch of coastline, with superb views of the English Channel. This seafront hotel offers traditionally decorated rooms, a restaurant, bar, library with games and a first floor lounge with telescope. Perfect for a quiet getaway. See More
The George Kent 7 rooms from £77Sights nearby - The National Trust Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens is just a short distance away from The GeorgeGreat walks - There's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 10 miles away, in the heart of the High WealdLocal markets - Head to the nearby market town of Royal Tunbridge WellsFull of character
Set in a 14th century building, The George is located in the quiet rural town of Cranbrook. Their 12 individually designed rooms are either classically traditional in style or contemporary chic. Scrummy, quintessentially British meals served up in the restaurant. A splendid couples getaway! See More
The Marquis of Granby Dover, Kent 10 rooms from £79Sights nearby - Dover Castle and White CliffsDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Full of characterGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
The Victorian B&B Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent 3 rooms from £80TraditionalQuirky - An experience!
The Barrow House Kent 3 rooms from £80Value chic - With its lovely bedrooms featuring stylish decor, pretty fabrics, plush beds and timber frames, this feels like a bargainLocal exploring - 13th Century church nearby and a Bronze Age barrow - unique Ancient monument that inspired the hotel's nameRestaurant - The bustling village pub and restuarant serves organic drinks and a delux three-course feastSights nearby - Short drive from Leeds Castle and Godinton House and GardensRecommended by - Sawdays
This stylishly renovated 14th Century inn, located in the idyllic town of Egerton, offers three chic rooms. The bustling pub, popular with locals, gives off a lively atmosphere. The restaurant boasts an impressive menu and delicious food. A perfect, charming base for local walks and exploration. See More
Botany Bay Hotel Broadstairs, Kent 30 rooms from £80Value chic - Standard doubles start from just £80 B&B.Seaviews - From some rooms.Sights nearby - Explore Broadstairs' cobbled streets, including Bleak House Charles Dickens' summer retreatLocal markets - Broadstairs has a delightful range of independent shops
Comfortable, modern seaside hotel, overlooking the sandy beach at Broadstairs. Tastefully decorated rooms, in neutral tones with plaid throws and pine furniture, many with sea views. Restaurant serves delicious locally sourced seafood specials and fine ales, and has spectacular views. See More
The Milk House Kent 4 rooms from £80Local exploring - The perfect place to stay in order to visit Sissinghurst, Bodiam Castle and the Kent Weald.Great walks - Stroll through the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle designed by Vita Sackville-West.Sights nearby - Take a tour of the impressive Sissington Castle.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide
A delight of a British pub set in the pretty village of Sissinghurst. Clean and contemporary, the rooms are all white on white with simple furniture and indulgent modern bathrooms. A fantastic bistro pub is ever popular with the locals. The ideal spot to explore this lovely part of Kent. See More
The White Lion Tenterden, Kent 6 rooms from £80Local exploring - Right on the edge of the High Weald, it's a great launchpad for exploring the surrounding Kent countryside.Great walks - The nearby High Weald is full of beautiful walking routes.Sights nearby - Visit amazing castles at nearby Bodiam and Camber.
One Warwick Park Royal Tunbridge Wells 39 rooms from £80Local exploring - One Warwick Park is the perfect base from which to get to know Royal Tunbridge WellsShort fly break - Located just 20 miles away from Gatwick Airport!Value chic - A splendid stay at a very decent priceLocal markets - A Farmers' Market is held outside the Town Hall every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the monthRecommended by - Michelin Travel
One Warwick Park is located in the peaceful Royal Tunbridge Wells. This property offers smart, contemporary and unfussy accommodation with each room featuring a flat-screen TV. Their L'Amore restaurant serves up truly marvellous dishes! Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge bar. A great stay in a top spot! See More
Crescent Victoria Margate (Kent) 14 rooms from £85Local exploring - A chic hotel in the up and coming town of Margate. Ideally located to access many of the areas attractions.Great walks - Take scenic walks along the Viking Coastal Trail.Full of character
A townhouse hotel bringing some urban style to this burgeoning town. Bright airy rooms feature enormous windows - the best offering sea views - sink into beds and gloriously indulgent bathrooms. A retro themed restaurant offers up modern British classics with relaxed friendly service. See More
The Kings Head Wye, Ashford, Kent 4 rooms from £85Country Escape - A chic country inn offering superb food, a relaxed environment and beautiful countryside to explore.Sights nearby - Spend a day in nearby Canterbury and visit the impressive cathedral.Great walks - Explore the North Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty.Lively - Hip and happening.
A chic village inn offering just the right amount of contemporary style without forgetting the traditional charm. Four rooms are uniformly dressed with white-washed walls, sash windows and bursts of colour coming from the soft furnishings. A lively bar and restaurant are popular with locals too. See More
Royal Hotel Deal 18 rooms from £85Romantic Break - A luxurious coastal property within easy access of London. Ideal for a romantic weekend away.Fishing - Try your hand at angling from the picturesque Deal Pier.Sights nearby - Visit Deal Castle built during the reign of Henry VIII.Views - Great views from hotel
An elegant coastal hotel situated in Kent's historic town of Deal. Expect a well-crafted mix of traditional and contemporary styles throughout. A chic restaurant serves up locally inspired dishes and you'll find activity abound in the local area. Ideal for a weekend break. See More
The Linen Shed Faversham, Kent 3 rooms from £85Recommended by - Sawdays
The Yarrow Broadstairs 28 rooms from £86Sights nearby - Go visit Deal Castle or the White Cliffs of Dover, both just a short drive away from The Yarrow.Great walks - Spend your days wandering along the coast, or head into historic Canterbury for the day.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Spa
Leeds Castle Stable Courtyard B&B Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent 17 rooms from £90Country Escape - A quaint B&B set in the beautiful grounds of Leeds Castle.Great walks - Take a walk through the manicured gardens.Sailing - Go punting on the castle moat.Secluded setting - For escaping.
A charming B&B comprising of seventeen rooms set in the old stables of Leeds Castle. Individually styled rooms are traditional yet unfussy with light hues, antiques and black and white photography. Castle View Restaurant is just a two minute walk away and offers good British fare. See More
Crescent Turner Whitstable 16 rooms from £90Local exploring - A great base for exploring the north coast of Kent.Sights nearby - Take a trip to Canterbury and visit the magnificent cathedral and castle.Great walks - The surrounding coastline is full of beautiful walking routes.Views - Great views from hotel
Just a short distance from some of Kent's most famous coastal beach towns, Crescent Turner benefits from a peaceful location overlooking the sea. Delightful rooms with pretty fabrics, delicious food in the restaurant and stunning views all combine to create an excellent hotel. See More
Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa Fawkham, Kent 38 rooms from £95Sights nearby - Very close to Brandshatch plus plenty of stately homes and gardensSwimming Pool - Indoor PoolTraditionalSpa
The Wife of Bath Kent 5 rooms from £95Foodies - The superb Spanish restaurant and tapas bar are the main reason to come to this establishment.Great walks - Discover the miles of walking trails in the picturesque Kent Downs.Sights nearby - Take a tour of Godington House and Gardens.Romantic - Good for couples.
The unassuming facade to this restaurant with rooms does not do justice to the interior. Beautifully renovated rooms keep the charm of the original building with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings however the walls are pristinely white washed and well chosen contemporary art adorns the walls. See More
The Mount Edgcumbe Royal Tunbridge Wells 6 rooms from 95Bar - Small but lively bar in the Sandstone Cave, thought to date back to 6th Century timesOutdoor dining - Expansive terrace for outdoor wining and diningLocal exploring - The historic town of Tunbridge Wells is nearbyFull of character - Uniquely designed rooms and there is a quirky cave bar
Family-run Mount Edgcumbe is a quirky, refurbished Grade II listed historical building. Rooms are uniquely designed with antique furnishings and Georgian country house charm. Communal spaces for dining and relaxing with open log fires, plush sofas. The restaurant offers hearty fare. See More
ABode Canterbury Canterbury, Kent 72 rooms from £95Sights nearby - Situated within the ancient city walls, just minutes from the CathedralRecommended by - Michelin Travel
The Dog at Wingham Nr Canterbury, Kent 8 rooms from £99Local exploring - Well positioned between Sandwich and Canterbury, ideal for exploring the region.Sights nearby - Head to the historic city of Canterbury to view the abbey and cathedral.Great walks - Discover the beautiful Kent countryside on long walks.Fishing - Spend the day fishing on the River Delf.
A historic Inn comprising a fantastic restaurant and eight rooms. Traditionally dressed throughout - expect exposed beams, antique furniture and plenty of charm. An experienced team produce monthly changing menus using seasonal produce. A delightful spot from where to explore the region. See More
Royal Wells Hotel Kent 23 rooms from £99Local exploring - Ideally located to access the spa town and surrounding countryside.Sights nearby - Visit the former home of King Henry VIII, Penshurst Place.Romantic - Good for couples.Traditional
A chic hilltop hotel overlooking the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Beautifully renovated throughout, rooms are spacious and light with minimalist design and the best feature in-room copper baths. A fantastic Brasserie and elegant bar occupy the downstairs floors. A fabulous stay. See More
Hotel Du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells, Kent 34 rooms from £99Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel
Solley Farm House Sandwich (Worth) 3 rooms from £100Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.Sights nearby - Less than ten miles from the White Cliffs of Dover.
The Beach B&B Kent 7 rooms from £100Total relaxation - A tranquil hideaway just steps from the ocean.Great walks - Take long walks in the scenic Brockhill Country Park.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Secluded setting - For escaping.
7 Longport Canterbury 1 rooms from £100Local exploring - Ideally located in the centre of Canterbury for exploring the town and wider area.Sights nearby - Walking distance to all of Canterbury's highlightsQuirky - An experience!Traditional
Goss Hall Nr. Canterbury, Kent 3 rooms from £100Sights nearby - Go on a Kent Castles tour visiting Sandown, Deal and Walmer Castles.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.
The Queens Inn Kent 7 rooms from £105Local exploring - A great base for exploring Kent and the High Weald.Great walks - The surrounding High Weald is full of stunning walking routes.Sights nearby - Visit the glorious nearby Odiam Castle.Romantic - Good for couples.
Nestled in the High Weald on the border of Kent and Sussex, The Queens Inn is a charming countryside hotel. Offering elegant, comfortable rooms and a superb restaurant, it's perfect for a relaxing weekend away. Food is a real highlight with a particular focus on fresh, local produce. See More
Bear's Well B&B Deal 3 rooms from £109Great walks - Go walking at the nearby White Cliffs of Dover.Sights nearby - Ten minutes walk from Deal Castle.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Romantic - Good for couples.
Chilston Park Maidstone, Kent 53 rooms from £109Sights nearby - Leeds Castle is only 3 miles awayGreat walks - Good for walkers.Traditional
Molland Manor House Canterbury, Kent 7 rooms from £110Sights nearby - Nearby sights of historic interest include Sandown Castle and Deal Castle.Great walks - The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.Local markets - Browse the local market at Sandwich.
The Bell Hotel Sandwich, Kent 37 rooms from £110TraditionalRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays, Michelin Travel
Driftwood Beach House Whitstable (Seasalter) 3 rooms from £110Boutique - Beach is the theme here - and it is done oh-so-well - a chic little hideaway reminiscent of something you'd find in MoroccoRomantic Break - With an intimate feel, a wooden hot tub, and long coastal walks to be had - this is perfect for a romantic escapeBeach Life - Located just a stone's throw from Seasalter beachPrivate Hot Tub - Each of the guest rooms has a spacious private terrace with outdoor hot tub
A chic little beach hideaway just steps from Seasalter's beach. Interiors have a decidedly coastal feel with enormous wooden terraces (each complete with a hot tub) and one with Morrocan inspired design. The boathouse can be rented out for self-catered stays. A charming coastal escape. See More
The Spa Hotel Royal Tunbridge Wells (Kent) 70 rooms from £110Total relaxation - A country house set in 14 acres complete with excellent restaurant and a spa.Great walks - Discover the surrounding countryside on picturesque walking trails.Sights nearby - Visit either (or both) of the stunning Leeds and Hever Castles.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool
A beautiful country house on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells set in 14 acres of picturesque countryside. Rooms are individually styled and elegant. Both the fine-dining restaurant and more laid-backed brasserie offer up exemplary regional cuisine. The spa is the icing on the cake. See More
The Duke William Canterbury, Kent 4 rooms from £110Foodies - Chef Mark Sargeant has put his expert touch in this excellent pub food.Sights nearby - Head into Canterbury and visit the World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral.Great walks - Walk along picturesque walking trails running straight from the village.Romantic - Good for couples.
A traditional pub in a quaint Kent village. Boutique style rooms have soft grey hues, contemporary art, delicate cast iron beds and smart bathrooms. The restaurant is fantastic, serving the usual pub fare but with the added flare of renowned chef Mark Sargeant. A cosy spot for a rural escape. See More
The Bay Tree Broadstairs (Kent) 10 rooms from £115Beach Life - Set on Broadstairs’ Eastern Esplanade above Stone Bay, a five-minute walk from Viking Bay and the town’s main attractionsSights nearby - The delightful high street has lots of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, two ice-cream parlours, a theatre and a cinemaHideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Local markets - Good for local colour.
Smart seaside hotel in a Victorian mansion house, with period features including fireplaces, sash windows and tiles. Decorated in vibrant colors from mustard and terracotta to soft blues and greys, while pretty bedrooms are neat and understated. Tasty food is served in the lovely seaview restaurant. See More
The Corner House Canterbury 3 rooms from £119Sights nearby - The magnificent Canterbury Cathedral is a must-visit if you're in the city!Great walks - Wander around this splendidly historic city getting a feel for the placeRomantic - Good for couples.Traditional
Located in the heart of Canterbury, The Corner House offers three charming rooms - featuring exposed beams and wooden furnishings. Restaurant of the Year in the Taste of Kent Awards for 2017! Ideally situated to see all that the city has to offer. A lovely spot for foodies and local explorers alike. See More
Thurnham Keep Nr Maidstone, Kent 3 rooms from £120Garden - Attractive outside space.Romantic - Good for couples.Great walks - The North Downs Way is just behind the houseSights nearby - 5 miles from Leeds CastleRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Rocksalt Folkestone 4 rooms from £120Foodies - Fabulous seafood, impressive architecture and wonderful seaviews make this a restaurant worthy of a visit.Sights nearby - View the Folkestone White Horse created with limestone slabs against a hillside.Full of characterViews - Great views from hotel
Standing proudly on the harbour side a curved black beauty of a building houses the fantastic seafood Rocksalt restaurant. Nearby (also harbour side) are four charming rooms with white washed exposed stone, beamed ceilings and crisp white linen. Ideal for weekend coastal breaks. See More
Woolpack Inn kent, Kent 5 rooms from £120Country Escape - A classic British pub, with a touch of luxury, in a pretty rural village.Sights nearby - Take a tour of the imposing Godington House and Gardens.Great walks - Take long walks through the picturesque countryside.Romantic - Good for couples.
A country pub in a picture perfect village with quirky design. The five rooms all slightly differ in shape and size but the walls are white washed, the bath tubs free standing and they're filled with interesting and well placed artefacts. The restaurant is fabulous and serves hearty seasonal fare. See More
Hotel Continental Whitstable 24 rooms from £127Beach Life - A classic British coastal stay, set right on the beach, and complete with 12 historic beach fisherman's hutsFamilies - Family rooms come in various sizes and kids' will be entertained all day at the beachLocal markets - Take a 5 minute stroll along the coastal promenade to the fish marketSights nearby - Visit Whitstable castle, situated just behind the hotel
A traditional coastal hotel with chic revamped interiors. Bedrooms are simple yet smart, with a neutral palette, wooden floors and large windows (most of which have sea views). With a seafood restaurant and historic fisherman's huts on the beach - this is an idyllic seaside stay. See More
The White Cliffs Hotel Dover, Kent 16 rooms from £130Spa - Garden of England Spa is a 15-minute walk from the propertySurfing - Available at sites close to the hotelViews - Overlooking the English ChannelSeaside - On the White Cliffs of DoverRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Charming hotel at the feet of the White Cliffs of Dover. Rooms are modern and stylish, some with rustic touches - wooden beams and four poster beds. Family friendly, with beautiful views of the French coastline. Guests can relax in the beach garden and enjoy breakfast on the terrace in summer. See More
House of Agnes Canterbury (Kent) 17 rooms from £135Local exploring - Perfectly situated in the centre of Canterbury for exploring the historical city.Restrictions on children - Children six years and above are welcomeFull of characterTraditional
An historic property in the heart of Canterbury and former rest house of Charles Dickens. Rooms are luxurious yet cosy with feather down duvets, Arran Aromatics toiletries and indulgent tea trays. Hearty breakfasts are served in an atmospheric breakfast room. An ideal choice for local exploring. See More
Field Green Oast Cranbrook, Kent 2 rooms from £135Country Escape - Located in the High Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty.Sights nearby - There is lots to see in the area such as Bodiam Castle, Great Dixter and Battle Abbey.Views - Great views from hotel
Former oast house now a top-class boutique B&B in rural Kent with two pretty ensuite garden-view rooms. Guests enjoy a locally sourced breakfast. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with many walks, cycle routes and golfing opportunities. It is an ideal location for an active holiday. See More
The Marine Hotel Whitstable 30 rooms from £140Local exploring - Perfectly placed in the quiet part of Whitstable near the beach and within easy access of the town's boutiques and restaurantsElegant - A classic coastal hotel with traditional interiors creating a touch of nostalgiaSights nearby - Take the 20 minute stroll along the coastal path to Whitstable CastleSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
An elegant hotel, set in a quiet part of Whitstable, just steps from the beach. Spacious rooms have a traditional feel with large sash windows and wrought iron beds but the whitewashed timber walls give them a chic contemporary look. With both fine dining and pub food - this small hotel has it all. See More
Sands Hotel Margate 20 rooms from £140Local exploring - For a quintessentially British seaside experience.Great walks - Take the four-mile Turner and Dickens Walk to Broadstairs.Romantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotel
Originally a hotel in one of Britain's best loved sea resorts and now restored back to its former glory. Featuring a chic rooftop terrace, elegant and spacious rooms plus a fabulous regional restaurant. The staff are ever-friendly and the proximity to London makes this an ideal weekend escape. See More
Shepherd House Kent 3 rooms from £145Local exploring - Ideally positioned to explore the region with shops, markets, restaurants and Canterbury all nearby.Local markets - Visit the Whitstable Farmers Market running the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.Great walks - Take long walks along the coast or through the nearby nature reserves.Sights nearby - Visit Canterbury Cathedral founded in 597, now a world heritage site.
A fabulously chic B&B offering just three impeccably styled rooms. Mixing contemporary and traditional styles; expect bold warm hues, free-standing baths, open fireplaces and crisp white linen. Indulgent breakfasts are served and help is always on hand to offer knowledge of the local area. See More
Great Selson Manor Sandwich (Kent) 2 rooms from £145Country Escape - A charming country house complete with flower filled gardens and access to great walks.Sights nearby - Visit the world famous cathedral and medieval abbeys of Canterbury.Great walks - Find beautiful walking trails starting directly from the property.Restrictions on children - Adult onlyRecommended by - Sawdays
A handsome red brick house set in beautiful, flower-filled gardens on a quiet country lane. Two beautifully renovated rooms feature simple wooden beds, parquet flooring, white washed walls, artworks and claw-foot baths. The hosts are fabulous, breakfasts indulgent and the walks are delightful. See More
The Salutation Sandwich, Kent 9 rooms from £160Garden - 3 and a half acres of Lutyens and Jekyll designed gardensRestrictions on children - No children under 16.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Read’s Faversham, Kent 6 rooms from £165Restaurant - Recommended.Garden - Attractive outside space.Sights nearby - Close to Canterbury.TraditionalRecommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Albion House Ramsgate 14 rooms from £180Learning - UK’s Most Inspiring Museum, the Powell-Cotton museum in Quex House, BirchingtonCycling - The Isle of Thanet is perfect cycling and walking territoryOther Activities - The Summer Squall - a summer arts festival.Sights nearby - The Turner Contemporary GalleryRecommended by - I Escape
Following a very recent renovation, original features of this magnificent building have now been combined with modern luxuries. Bedrooms are elegantly decorated and spacious. A magnificent bar with sea views and an exquisite restaurant menu. Log fires and afternoon teas. Seaside elegance. See More
Hever Castle B&B Edenbridge, Kent 25 rooms from £190Country Escape - Stay within the grounds of an imposing British Castle. The very finest of country escape.Sights nearby - Take a tour of Hester Castle the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.Great walks - Stroll through the castle's beautifully manicured gardens.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays
A luxurious B&B situated in the grounds of the impressive Hever Castle, former home of a number of royals. Individually designed rooms are traditional in style with chintz fabrics, fireplaces and antique furniture. The best have free standing baths. The ideal choice for a weekend getaway. See More
Port Lympne Hotel Hythe, Kent 8 rooms from £209Country Escape - Home to over 700 rare and endangered animals this is a country house with a difference.Great walks - Take blustery walks along the Kent coastline.Full of characterSecluded setting - For escaping.
Boasting a unique setting in the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, with rolling countryside and the coast in the distance; an historic boutique hotel particularly suited to couples looking for a romantic stay; but with the added fun of exploring one of the country’s best animal reserves in style. See More