The Kent Beach Hotels Guide

recommended hotels by the sea, on or close to the beach


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imposing Victorian hotel overlooking the English Channel, featuring contemporary guest rooms, relaxing spa facilities and a golf course

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relaxing, seaside retreat set down a private road, along an unspoilt stretch of coastline with panoramic views across the English Channel

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perched on the cliff top above Botany Bay - beach can be reached via steps in a few minutes - with comfy lounge bar and sea view restaurant

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proudly standing on Tankerton cliffs and enjoying fine sea views; guest rooms are spacious and decorated in a contemporary, nautical style

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early 18th-century hotel, combining charming period features with contemporary rooms, glorious sea views and fresh, local produce to eat

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recently refurbished 18th century hotel, overlooking the beach and pier, offering good value, modern rooms decorated in a nautical theme

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elegant 19th century exterior with stylish interiors that blend period features and modern facilities, on clifftop promenade with sea views

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award-winning restaurant - renowned for fresh, local seafood - and accommodation on the seafront, some rooms with panoramic sea views

The Royal Albion

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18th century hotel, regularly visited by Charles Dickens, in a magnificent location with views over Viking Bay yet close to the heart of the town

The View Hotel

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offers modern, stylish and comfortable rooms, restaurant with sea views and bar with occasional live music and is situated on the famous Leas

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occupies a seafront, Regency terrace just a 5-minute drive from the ferry terminal - offers pampering spa facilities and a choice of dining options

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elegant Victorian building standing atop Cliftonville's clifftop with traditional style guest rooms and a restaurant serving local produce

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family-run hotel directly opposite the beach with well-appointed rooms, bar and a bistro that serves local produce including Whitstable oysters

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boasts a prominent position overlooking the pier and beach, the comfy lounge bar offers the ideal spot to relax and enjoy the sea views

Bay Tree

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small and friendly, clifftop hotel with sweeping sea views - guest rooms are smartly presented and the restaurant is open 4 nights a week

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positioned directly opposite Hythe's sweeping pebble beach, this traditional hotel is ideally placed for a relaxing stay on the Kent coast

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overlooking Ramsgate harbour and marina and features well-appointed rooms, lounge serving traditional bar food and an adjoining restaurant

Comfort Inn

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Grade II Victorian building, on Ramsgate's East Cliff with panoramic sea views and air-conditioned rooms, a beauty salon, gym and sauna

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perfectly placed on The Leas, Folkestone's clifftop promenade, close to Leas Cliff Hall and offers traditional style rooms and a popular bar

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grand Victorian building, with spacious and elegant rooms and a traditional restaurant, set in leafy gardens just off of the seafront

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