The Best Hotels in Kent

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Kent. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Hever Castle Luxury Bed and Breakfast

Rated 9.5 in 2225 reviews

Set in 125 acres of formal gardens, this 13th-century double-moated castle offers luxurious yet modern bedrooms with… See more

Set in 125 acres of formal gardens, this 13th-century double-moated castle offers luxurious yet modern bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Access is via the private gated entrance and guests have free parking in a private car park.

The rooms at Hever Castle are beautifully appointed and individually styled with some rich fabrics and antique furnishing. They are located in the Astor Wing and the Anne Boleyn Wing of the castle and set apart from the area's the day visitors have access to.

The Moat Restaurant serves lunch on days when the castle is open to the public. It offers a choice of hot and cold food, and a variety of freshly made sandwiches and castle-baked cakes are also available. There is a wonderful pub within walking distance for evening meals. Breakfast is served to guests in the Astor Wing or the Anne Boleyn Wing.

The castle has historic 16th century portraits, paintings, furniture and tapestries. Access is included in the bed and breakfast rate and the gardens can also be privately enjoyed by guests outside of opening times.

The golf club is just a 2-minute drive. Local places of interest include Chartwell and Penshurst Place.

Rooms from $187

Cave Hotel near Canterbury

Rated 9.0 in 2774 reviews

Cave Hotel provides the perfect eclectic mix for a relaxing and memorable stay, with a variety of modern, luxurious… See more

Cave Hotel provides the perfect eclectic mix for a relaxing and memorable stay, with a variety of modern, luxurious accommodation, an indulgent pool area, incredible golf and wood smoked cuisine inspired from across the globe. Among the facilities of this property are two restaurants, room service, lounge bar and a beautiful decking area complete with stylish seating areas and firepits overlooking the golf course.

The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk.

The bedrooms allow guests to immerse in a total luxurious stay, ensuring every detail has been applied to the highest specification. The rooms are equipped with a super king size bed, coffee machine, air conditioning, desk, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV and a private bathroom.

The firepit is a fine dining restaurant with a diverse and contemporary sharing menu delivering renowned dishes from all over the world.
Their inspiration is vibrant and relaxed with an edgy and sophisticated spirit.
The Korean Cowgirl restaurant delivers a unique blend of subtlety – spiced oriental cuisine. With a sharing concept in place to tantalise those taste buds and try different dishes for the ultimate dining experience.

The firepit bar nestles cosily alongside the first-floor restaurant and is accessed by a purpose-built glass bridge, creating a sense of occasion for guests.
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay, from fresh fruits and yoghurt to a full cooked English, Firepit Style. Overall, The Cave Hotel is not just a night’s sleep, it’s an experience.

Cave Hotel near Canterbury offers a children's playground. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the hotel. Scenic walks, with nearby landmarks and attractions.

Canterbury is 11 km from Cave Hotel near Canterbury, while Dover is 36 km away. The nearest airport is Gatwick, 95 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $251

Hotel Du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells

Rated 8.4 in 1170 reviews

A Grade II Listed mansion built in 1762, Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells has a fine restaurant and stylish rooms. Tunbridge… See more

A Grade II Listed mansion built in 1762, Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells has a fine restaurant and stylish rooms. Tunbridge Wells Rail Station is a 3-minute drive away.

The bedrooms at Hotel du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells feature antiques, tea/coffee. Some of the chic rooms have a roll-top bath.

Hotel du Vin’s bistro-style restaurant serves a classic European menu. The Burgundy Bar has an elegant lounge and an extensive wine list.

Rooms from $109

The Spa Hotel

Rated 8.3 in 2490 reviews

The Spa Hotel is an elegant country mansion just a 15-minute walk from Tunbridge Wells Rail Station. It is set in 14… See more

The Spa Hotel is an elegant country mansion just a 15-minute walk from Tunbridge Wells Rail Station. It is set in 14 acres of gardens and parkland, and has a swimming pool and sauna upon pre-reservation.

The Spa features 2 gymnasiums, a steam room and a flood-lit tennis court. A range of beauty treatments and therapies are also available for guests to enjoy.

Many of the hotel’s rooms have views across the beautiful 14-acre grounds, and there is free Wi-Fi access. Each also has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, facilities for making tea and coffee, and a hairdryer.

Modern British cuisine can be enjoyed in The Orangery restaurant, and there is an all-day menu. The Spa also offers banqueting and conference facilities for up to 300 people.

Rooms from $134

ABode Canterbury

Rated 7.8 in 2550 reviews

Within Canterbury’s historic city walls, ABode Canterbury is just 300 metres from Canterbury Cathedral. With an… See more

Within Canterbury’s historic city walls, ABode Canterbury is just 300 metres from Canterbury Cathedral. With an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar, the hotel offers stylish bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.

The elegant rooms at Abode Hotel Canterbury each have a luxury en-suite bathroom with a monsoon shower. Rooms also feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Tea and coffee facilities and bespoke luxury toiletries are also provided.

The County Restaurant serves an innovative menu, featuring fresh, local produce. There is also a lively cocktail and champagne bar, offering creative drinks and snacks in contemporary surroundings.

Situated on the pedestrianised High Street, Abode Canterbury is just metres from a selection of quaint shops and cafés. The Canterbury Tales attraction is a 2-minute walk away, and the Dover Docks can be reached in 30 minutes’ drive.

Rooms from $92

Eastwell Manor, Champneys Hotel & Spa

Rated 7.3 in 1779 reviews

Eastwell Manor Hotel is an impressive building overlooking beautiful lawns and set in quiet surroundings. It features 2… See more

Eastwell Manor Hotel is an impressive building overlooking beautiful lawns and set in quiet surroundings. It features 2 restaurants, a bar, a gym, and a spa.

Classic and Superior rooms are available in the Manor and the property have alternative standard accommodation set adjacent to the building in Eastwell Mews.

The Manor restaurant serves French and modern English cuisine prepared using the best local produce.

Guests can use the Champneys Spa, a fully-equipped gym, and various outdoor facilities such as a tennis court and another pool between 07:00 and 10:00 and between 17:00 and 21:00. Our Champneys Spa is located in the grounds a short walk from the manor house

Eastwell Manor, Champneys Hotel & Spa has kept some original features such as carved paneled rooms and massive baronial stone fireplaces.

Rooms from $229

Set in the grounds of the spectacular Leeds Castle in Kent, this property offers a free entry to the castle (subject to… See more

Set in the grounds of the spectacular Leeds Castle in Kent, this property offers a free entry to the castle (subject to availabilities) and its grounds as part of their stay. Guests at the Stable Courtyard have 900 years of history and 500 acres of beautiful parkland on their doorstep.

Bright, traditional bedrooms each have a Freeview TV, free Wi-Fi, and a full private bathroom. Tea making facilites are also offered. All rooms have views of either the lake, the gardens or parkland estate. Some overlook the Stable Courtyard area.

Picturesque gardens with peacocks wandering through the grounds, rare bird displays and relaxing country walks are all available to Stable Courtyard’s guests.

The M20 motorway is just a 5-minute drive away, while central London can be reached after a further hour by car.

Rooms from $165

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa

Rated 7.8 in 499 reviews

Just 5 minutes from the M25, the 19th-century Rowhill Grange is a 4 Silver Star rated hotel featuring leisure facilities… See more

Just 5 minutes from the M25, the 19th-century Rowhill Grange is a 4 Silver Star rated hotel featuring leisure facilities and free parking. With award-winning restaurants, a gym and an indoor pool, it is a 30-minute drive from London.

In 15 acres of beautiful gardens, Rowhill offers large, individually designed en suite rooms. Each has satellite TV and facilities for making tea/coffee.

There is a range of spa and beauty treatments for guests to enjoy. The award-winning Utopia Spa has a hot tub, sauna, steam room, and a Japanese pool with underwater massage beds and waterfall.

Rowhill Grange is home to Elements Bar & Lounge, and RG's, the award-winning grill room. Continental and full English breakfasts are also available each morning.

The hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Bluewater shopping centre. A choice of golf clubs can be reached within 10 minutes’ drive.

Rooms from $168

Hempstead House Hotel & Restaurant

Rated 8.9 in 867 reviews

Set in 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this Victorian country house spa hotel and restaurant offers… See more

Set in 4 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this Victorian country house spa hotel and restaurant offers award-winning cuisine and a brand-new spa, opened in 2008.

Privately owned and run, Hempstead House Hotel & Restaurant is a traditional English country house hotel, surrounded by the glorious Kent countryside.

The luxurious en suite rooms are all individually designed, with modern facilities, including high-speed WiFi internet access.

The hotel boasts spacious, elegant reception rooms and 3 bars. The delightful classical restaurant, Lakes, offers award-winning food and professional but friendly service.

The new AquaManda Spa and fitness centre has superb relaxation and leisure facilities, including a sauna, a steam room and a 15-metre swimming pool with hydrotherapy pool. The fitness studio offers a full range of classes and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art gym. The therapy suite offers 5 spacious treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge.

The extensive gardens and terraces make an ideal setting for al fresco aperitifs and dining on summer evenings. In the winter months, guests can enjoy the warmth and comfort of the roaring log fires.

Located on the main A2 road, near the cathedral towns of Canterbury and Rochester and historic Leeds Castle, Hempstead House is also very close to the ports of Dover and Folkestone. The Eurostar terminal is also about 30 minutes’ drive away and London can be reached within an hour by rail.

Rooms from $236

Mount Edgcumbe

Bed & Breakfast

Rated 9.3 in 1240 reviews

Mount Edgcumbe offers accommodation in Royal Tunbridge Wells, overlooking Tunbridge Wells Common. Guests can enjoy the… See more

Mount Edgcumbe offers accommodation in Royal Tunbridge Wells, overlooking Tunbridge Wells Common. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and bar, which also features an outdoor seating area.

Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Every room includes a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

The area is popular for hiking, cycling and golf. The edge of High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is 2.8 km away.

Tunbridge Wells railway station is 750 metres from Mount Edgcumbe, with a 1-hour train connection to Central London. Brighton is 53 km from the property. London Gatwick Airport is 37 km away.

Please note that when booking with us, you book a specific room so please read the descriptions and details of each room prior to making your booking.

Rooms from $140

One Warwick Park Hotel

Rated 8.8 in 1675 reviews

Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, One Warwick Park Hotel features a shared lounge, a bar and on-site dining. All rooms… See more

Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, One Warwick Park Hotel features a shared lounge, a bar and on-site dining. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is at guests' disposal.

At the hotel, all rooms have an en-suite bathroom with either a bath or shower. The rooms also have a seating area with tea/coffee facilities available and a TV.

A Continental or Full English breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

Around the clock assistance is available at the reception.

Brighton & Hove is 44 km from One Warwick Park Hotel, while Eastbourne is 40 km from the property. The nearest airport is London Gatwick Airport, 30 km from the property.

Please note that our hotel is a wedding venue.

Rooms from $101

Broome Park Hotel

Resort

Rated 7.9 in 2547 reviews

This huge private estate has an historical building at its centre. Broome Park is a relaxing resort with modern log… See more

This huge private estate has an historical building at its centre. Broome Park is a relaxing resort with modern log cabins, fine dining, indoor golf.

Broome Park Golf and Country Club is in Barham, near Canterbury. The 17th-century main house has the restaurant and bar. The Deluxe rooms, Junior Suite and 2 Bedroom Suite are situated within the main house and the Two-Bedroom Apartments are spread throughout the grounds, in well-equipped woodland cabins. The cabins feature a TV in each bedroom, 2 bathrooms, and a fully-fitted kitchen.

The Broome Park grounds feature a full championship golf course, where there are discounts for hotel guests.

At Broome Park, guests can play squash, tennis, croquet and snooker. There is also a gym.

The Peacock Restaurant has an antique crystal chandelier and beautiful countryside views. Sandwiches, children's meals and takeaway menus are available in the Kitchener Bar. The Halfway House offers morning snacks.

Rooms from $99

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Rated 8.9 in 2699 reviews

In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and… See more

In the private and peaceful grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this stylish lodge offers free Wi-Fi, hearty breakfasts and scenic views. Canterbury’s historic centre is a 2-minute walk away.

The bright and airy bedrooms at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge each have a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms feature a modern bathroom, and many have cathedral views.

Traditional full English breakfasts are served daily in the Refectory, or on the spacious terrace. There is also an elegant lounge bar and the beautiful Campanile Garden to relax in.

Just a 5-minute walk from the Canterbury Tales attraction, the Cathedral Lodge is only 700 metres from Canterbury West Railway Station. Parking vouchers for the public car park outside the grounds can be purchased from reception on arrival.

Rooms from $130

Surrounded by the countryside, Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club was renovated in 2023 and offers a… See more

Surrounded by the countryside, Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club was renovated in 2023 and offers a private 18-hole PGA golf course, free parking, and a swimming pool. London is just 67.5 km away.

Each room in Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club features a flat-screen TV, a laptop safe, and bedding. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi access in public areas 24 hours a day.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club also boasts an on-site gym and spa offering beauty treatments and massages.

Dining options include the Cast Iron Grill, which offers fresh and local British dishes. Zest Bar is a lively sports bar, and The Brew Bar Lounge offers a selection of craft beers, cocktails, sharing plates, and afternoon tea.

Guests can reach the Eurotunnel, which is 48.2 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $104

The Old Rectory

Rated 9.5 in 253 reviews

Located 1.9 miles from Deal, The Old Rectory offers accommodation in Great Mongeham. Canterbury is 21 km from the… See more

Located 1.9 miles from Deal, The Old Rectory offers accommodation in Great Mongeham. Canterbury is 21 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site.

All units include a flat-screen TV, free WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. The Old Rectory features free WiFi . Towels are featured.

Calais is 45 km from The Old Rectory. London Southend Airport is 60 km away.

Rooms from $155

Fort Road Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 143 reviews

Set in Margate and with The Bay Beach reachable within 100 metres, Fort Road Hotel offers a terrace, non-smoking rooms… See more

Set in Margate and with The Bay Beach reachable within 100 metres, Fort Road Hotel offers a terrace, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi and a bar. The property is around 700 metres from Walpole Bay Beach, 7.9 km from Granville Theatre and 17 km from Sandwich Railway Station. The hotel has family rooms.

At the hotel, every room comes with a desk. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, some units at Fort Road Hotel also have a sea view. At the accommodation all rooms include bed linen and towels.

At Fort Road Hotel you will find a restaurant serving British, Mediterranean and European cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

Staff at the hotel are always available to provide information at the reception.

Sandown Castle is 23 km from Fort Road Hotel, while Deal Castle is 27 km from the property. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 118 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $144

The Marquis of Granby

Rated 9.0 in 771 reviews

Striking and modern, The Marquis of Granby is a former village pub that offers contemporary dining and chic rooms, all… See more

Striking and modern, The Marquis of Granby is a former village pub that offers contemporary dining and chic rooms, all amid beautiful Kent countryside near Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury and Ashford.

With views across the Alkham Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Marquis of Granby was transformed in 2008 to combine timeless rural England with boutique-style luxury. It is 'Highly Commended' by the AA.

Space, light, art, fine furnishings and beautiful fabrics: 21st-century on the inside, but with a typically English view from the window. As well as the rolling green hills of Alkham Valley, 3 of the rooms offer a view of the village cricket pitch one of the smallest in England.

The restaurant mixes the global with the local, with fresh, seasonal menus providing modern cuisine amid chic surroundings and a well-stocked bar.

Rooms from $98

Port Lympne Mansion Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 179 reviews

Set within 15 acres of landscaped gardens in the beautiful Port Lympne Wild Animal Reserve, the Port Lympne Mansion… See more

Set within 15 acres of landscaped gardens in the beautiful Port Lympne Wild Animal Reserve, the Port Lympne Mansion Hotel features stunning views across the Romney Marsh, over the Kent Coast, and towards the English Channel. This unique property has free WiFi and free onsite parking.

The historic Edwardian mansion house offers elegant rooms, each with a flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station, a seating area, and tea and coffee making facilities. The en-suite bath or shower rooms have bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer. Some luxury suites boast a four-poster bed and all rooms have luxurious detailing and stylish furnishings.

In the mornings, the Port Lympne Mansion House serves full English and continental breakfasts.

Port Lympne Mansion Hotel has accommodated prestigious guests, including Sir Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, and Prince Edward. Guests can explore the Howletts Wild Animal Park, which is also within the grounds.

Rooms from $322

The Queen's Inn

Rated 9.0 in 871 reviews

On the border of Kent and East Sussex, The Queen’s Inn in Hawkhurst offers luxurious rooms alongside its high-quality… See more

On the border of Kent and East Sussex, The Queen’s Inn in Hawkhurst offers luxurious rooms alongside its high-quality restaurant and bar. Around 7 miles from Sissinghurst Castle and 4 miles from Bedgebury Pinetum, this Weald of Kent inn dates back to 1561 and offers free parking and WiFi.

Each room includes a flat-screen TV, seating area, wardrobe, iPod dock and tea and coffee facilities including a coffee machine. All have an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower, with a hairdryer, bathrobes and toiletries provided.

The Queen’s Inn restaurant menu offers 21-day aged steaks, vegetarian antipasti and Moroccan lamb tagine alongside classic British favourites like cod and chips and pie, mash and gravy. Tempting homemade desserts include Bramley apple, plum and cinnamon crumble, and peanut honeycomb mascarpone cheesecake.

The bar features a beamed ceiling and large open fireplace, and serves Kentish wines, ales and ciders. You can also enjoy fresh coffee, tea and hot chocolate at The Queen’s Inn.

Hawkhurst is around 20 minutes’ drive from pretty Tenterden, and 25 minutes from the royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells. Bodiam Castle is just over 4 miles away, and you can reach the Eurostar terminal in Ashford in a little over 40 minutes.

Rooms from $112

No 42 by GuestHouse, Margate

Rated 9.5 in 122 reviews

Facing the beachfront, No 42 by GuestHouse, Margate offers 4-star accommodation in Margate and features a terrace… See more

Facing the beachfront, No 42 by GuestHouse, Margate offers 4-star accommodation in Margate and features a terrace, restaurant and bar. The property is around 200 metres from The Bay Beach, 1 km from Walpole Bay Beach and 7.7 km from Granville Theatre. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, certain rooms at the hotel also offer a sea view. Guest rooms at No 42 by GuestHouse, Margate include air conditioning and a desk.

The accommodation offers an à la carte or Full English/Irish breakfast.

No 42 by GuestHouse, Margate can conveniently provide information at the reception to help guests to get around the area.

Sandwich Railway Station is 17 km from the hotel, while Sandown Castle is 23 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 118 km from No 42 by GuestHouse, Margate.

Rooms from $148