Ratings based on 103 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Dartford kent


Posted 02-Aug-2016
Pros: Location. close enough to visit whitstable and the buzz of people but far enough to get away from the hustle and bustle. lovely to sit on the balcony
Cons: tv went off at 12, not sure if on purposeBreakfast ordering toast before the breakfast meant you have cold toast with your breakfast! minor critisim
Location: whitstable is in walking distance. nice walk along sea front. (although there is a bit of hill)
I have wanted to stay at this hotel for ages and it did not disapoint. room was lovely , sea view , balcony, caught the end of the oyster festival in whitstable so more people than usual out on the slopes and in the hotel but good people watching! room was better than I imagined and very comfortable. staff all friendly and helpful.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel but a bit overpriced

Posted 20-Jul-2016 on Hotels
lityle far out from town but close to castle visit and beach . Think the receptionists need to brush up on customer care or just a few min welcome would benefit all. Wifi was poor but probably a network problem. 130 pounds is quite a lot for one person . Think hello how are you or just a welcome would go a long way for the hotel.
5out of 5
by Ali from Kimpton

Overnight stay

Posted 08-Jul-2016 on Hotels
Really enjoyable stay in a nice area close to the beach. Great service
3out of 5
by A verified traveller

Pleasant, but room for improvement

Posted 04-May-2016 on Hotels
The room and hotel generally was very pleasant with some nice features, although some might find the beds a little short – I am well under six foot, and my feet were right up to the end of the mattress. But a quiet and comfortable stay nonetheless in a great location. The hotel is let down slightly by the kitchen, as we had to send food back that came out cold. We weren't the only guests to do this either, at both breakfast and dinner. If this simple issue was resolved, it would make all the difference to the experience of the guests.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Reading

Good hotel, right on the sea front

Posted 29-Apr-2016
Cons: If you can't walk up stairs you may struggle with some of the rooms as there is only lift access to particular floor levels. Check before booking.
Location: Whitstable is a short walk away where there are a good few eateries and character bars/pubs.
Good hotel, nicely decorated, looks like it's had a fairly recent refurb so everything is still looking clean and newish and painted in calming Farrow & Ball heritage type colours. Right on the sea front so some rooms have a sea view. Comfortable bed, although the room was cold on arrival so they'd already provided additional heaters which did the job, so it's obviously a known problem. Parking on site. Some rooms apparently allow pets provided they don't go on the furniture. The bar was lively but not raucous, breakfast in the morning is freshly cooked and of a good quality.
5out of 5
by teresa from Rainham Essex

Posted 20-Apr-2016 on Hotels
Our stay at the marine was very pleasant surprise, staff were very friendly. Room was bright and clean.. Breakfast was lovely m, couldn't fault it x
5out of 5
by Janice from Birmingham

Lovely sea front hotel

Posted 04-Apr-2016 on Hotels
Lovely clean and comfortable room, with a sea view. There was also an excellent restaurant in hotel. The Reception staff could have been a little more welcoming/friendly especially regarding information or map of the town.
4out of 5
by Gary

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 01-Apr-2016 on Hotels
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 24-Feb-2016 on Hotels
5out of 5
by A verified traveller


Posted 23-Feb-2016 on Hotels
Hotel is great. However, we were in what can only be described as a attic room! Brilliant views of the sea, but we had no heating apart from a plug in heater..which made the room either too hot or too cold! The shower was a nightmare to get working properly with hot water and the pillows we found too hard! However, we would recommend this hotel and stay there again!