RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION
 
     
 
SOUTH EAST ENGLAND - KENT, SUSSEX, SURREY & BERKSHIRE
 
 
 
 
Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot, Surrey

Within in the heart of Surrey, Pennyhill Park Hotel offers a rare balance of relaxed comfort, exuberant surroundings and a style of service that is a genuine desire to help. It has dignity in abundance and as befits its original intent, a friendly intimacy exudes as if still a home from home. The expected requirements of a world-class hotel are taken as read, but all are interwoven with the honours of time and tradition. Located within the 120 acre estate is The Spa, which offers members and residents of this Surrey hotel the UK’s finest complete Spa experience. The Hotel's location puts you in easy reach of some of Britain's most appealing attractions - horse racing at Ascot, Windsor Castle and Great Park, and Hampton Court, whilst London is within a 45 minute drive.

 
Oatlands Park Hotel, Weybridge, Surrey
This majestic hotel is set in acres of parkland overlooking Broadwater Lake. Henry VIII had a hunting lodge on the estate, and Oatlands was used as a country home by monarchs, before becoming a hotel patronised by many famous Victorian writers. Guests enter first the splendid galleried lounge with its tapestries under a large glass dome, where light meals are served. The stylish lounge-bar and Broadwater Restaurant offer varied menus and traditional Sunday lunch. Bedrooms are designed to high standards of comfort ranging from superior to luxury suites.
 
The Macdonald Berystede Hotel, Sunninghill, Berkshire
As Ascot's closest 4-star hotel, the luxurious Macdonald Berystede hotel & Spa is not only the perfect spot for relaxing after a day golfing - it's also one of the finest hotels for golf in Berkshire. Savour delicious local dishes in the award-winning Hyperion restaurant or take time out with a massage in their Vital Spa. With the air of an exclusive gentlemen's club, the Diadem Bar and Wentworth Lounge enjoy a sporting theme throughout. Order your favourite drink or cocktail from the bar and watch the latest sporting event on TV, or make your way through to a soft leather sofa in the Wentworth Lounge and enjoy a balmy breeze from the terrace. Contemporary design, plush soft furnishings and luxury en-suite bathrooms all come as standard with the Macdonald Berystede's hotel rooms, but it's the little things that make the difference. Complimentary broadband internet access, air cooling, satellite TV and a well-stocked mini bar all combine to make life that little bit more comfortable. Enhance your wellbeing with an individually tailored health and fitness programme, refresh in the indoor swimming pool and outdoor hydrotherapy pool or simply relax in the thermal suite.

 

The Talbot Inn, Ripley, Surrey

One of England’s finest coaching inns, The Talbot Inn has for centuries played its part in history and is said to have provided the stage for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton’s love affair to blossom in 1798. Recently refurbished to an exceptional standard, The Talbot still retains its many impressive historic features, whilst introducing a contemporary twist. Wonderfully relaxed and welcoming, you’ll find a cosy bar with open fires, real ales and outstanding food. The new restaurant features a stunning copper ceiling and glass wall overlooking the Champagne terrace and garden. There are 39 stylish bedrooms, plus impressive meeting, wedding and conference facilities for up to 120 guests. The Talbot Inn is conveniently located in the charming village of Ripley, just off the A3, less than 2 miles from the M25 and only half an hour from central London. It is also just 20 minutes from both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports.

 
The Bell Hotel, Sandwich, Kent
The Bell itself has stood on its present site since the early 17th century, although an earlier Bell Inn was certainly in existence in Sandwich from the 14th century and reputedly hosted Queen Elizabeth I with a glass of sack. Although no longer host to monarchs The Bell is still renowned for its warm hospitality and stylish accommodation. Overlooking the quay in Sandwich, there are 3 past and present Open Championship courses within 10 minutes. The Bell offers guests the opportunity to relax in traditional comfort with all the benefits of modern facilities to hand. With the benefit of a recent refurbishment to the bedrooms and public areas, this small hotel prides itself on providing the personal service and professional care which ensure that every stay is a memorable occasion.
 
The Royal Albion Hotel, Broadstairs, Kent
If you like a sea-view you'll love The Royal Albion Hotel. Built in 1760, the hotel has an un-rivalled position in this traditional seaside town - it is in the middle of the town, yet also on the seafront, with rear gardens leading onto the promenade with direct access to sandy beaches. Charles Dickens was a regular visitor and found the hotel and its surroundings to be a fine source of inspiration for his work. Each room has a view of the historic town or the magnificent Viking bay, and all rooms have Sky TV, radios, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephones. Ballard’s Bar and restaurant is named after James Ballard, the owner of the hotel when Charles Dickens was a frequent guest. In the evening their busy restaurant specialising in local seafood is open between 6.30 and 9.30 with bookings highly recommended.
 
The Royal Harbour Hotel, Ramsgate, Kent
The Hotel is made up of adjoining Georgian Grade 2 listed townhouses that date back to 1799. They occupy the prime position in Ramsgate's best known historic garden crescent. Many of the bedrooms boast magnificent views over the 'Royal Harbour', the yacht marina and the English Channel. Some even have their own private south facing balcony! The hotel is ideally located within easy reach of the railway station, the' Blue Flag' award winning beach, the seafront, the yacht marina, the ferry terminal, Kent International Airport Manston, local pubs and restaurants as well as a diverse selection of local shops in the town centre. There is complimentary wi-fi in the hotel, and ample on street parking as well as a very small private off street car park. With fine breakfasts, cooked to order, and the range of bars and restaurants in Ramsgate, this is an ideal and traditional place to stay.
 
Wallets Court Hotel, Westcliffe, Kent
Set in the heart of Dover's white cliffs country, the Wallet's Court Country House; built in the 17th Century and now incorporating a superb restaurant and a spa, is simply beautiful. Wallet's Court Country House offers luxurious bedrooms with antique four-poster beds, vaulted beamed ceilings and some with distant views of the English Channel. The Wallet's Court Country House's restaurant is noteworthy in its own right and the Spa is set in the house's landscaped grounds, with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy spa, and a fitness room.
 
The White Cliffs Hotel, St Margarets-at-Cliffe, Kent
The White Cliffs Hotel hopes to be a unique experience offering a new approach to hotel accommodation in rural & village centre locations. capturing the essence of life in coastal England with a contemporary atmosphere and a refreshingly independent way of thinking. The hotel itself is set in the heart of the picturesque village of St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe under a mile from the beautiful beach at St. Margaret's Bay and just ten minutes drive from the port and Cruise Terminal at Dover, yet still ranks as one of White Cliffs Country's best-kept secrets. It's centred around an archetypal Kentish weather-boarded inn that has been sympathetically restored to a 'barefoot' luxury venue complete with a 'micro spa', a haven of peace and tranquility up above the hotel and restaurant. The Bay Restaurant, the beating heart of the hotel, is headed up by Gavin Oakley, the creative mastermind behind nearby award-winning Wallett's Court Country House Hotel. He brings his own brand of imagination and flair that has seen his team win recognition with entries in The Good Food Guide, a 2 rosette award in The AA Best Restaurant Guide and many other plaudits from national and international guides and in the press.
 
Marriott Tudor Park, Maidstone, Kent
Located in Maidstone, in the heart of South East England, Tudor Park, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club is situated just 30 miles from London, surrounded by beautiful countryside, near the Hop Farms, Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. Whatever the purpose of your trip, their experienced team look forward to welcoming you. Offering wonderful amenities, the hotel boasts sophisticated rooms with a work area, Wi-Fi, laptop safe and the Marriott bedding package. Known for first-class catering services and event facilities, Tudor Park, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club features 11 meeting rooms, perfect for team-building, conferences, weddings or functions. A visit would not be complete without visiting the 18-hole PGA Championship golf course, indoor swimming pool, and spa for an invigorating treatment or relaxing massage. Enjoy locally sourced produce in Conical Grill or the relaxed Zest Restaurant & Bar, with views of the golf course and landscaped gardens.
 
aBode, Canterbury, Kent
ABode Canterbury is a stylish boutique hotel that has been beautifully designed and refurbished, maintaining the old wooden beams and traditional fabric of an ancient and historic building while adding contemporary design features and modern comforts, with understated British style. With its central location, within the ancient city walls and only minutes away from Canterbury Cathedral (a World Heritage Site), Abode Canterbury is the perfect place to visit the city and enjoy the shops, historic sites and traditional architecture. There are 72 bedrooms, rated Comfortable, Desirable, Enviable and Fabulous. Bedrooms have been designed with a sense of luxury and relaxation so the guest can enjoy an ideal night's sleep, and wake up refreshed and rejuvenated. Bedrooms at all levels are well-equipped: trademark ABode features include Vi-Spring beds; bathrooms with monsoon showers; luxury toiletries; personal DVD players and state-of-the-art LCD televisions. Some rooms have imaginative wet rooms and baths integrated into living areas; the Fabulous suite has a rooftop terrace with stunning views over the roofs of Canterbury across to the Cathedral. Michael Caines MBE and his talented team of chefs offer an incredible range of dining and drinking experiences, from superior room service or a drink in the stylish Champagne Bar to a pint and a pie or char-grilled fish or steak in the traditional Old Brewery Tavern.
 
The George, Rye, Sussex
Located in the centre of Rye, East Sussex, the hotel was recently renovated to create one of the most stunning hideaways on the south coast. The building dates from 1575 and has enviable heritage; it even has an original Georgian ballroom used for lavish weddings and banquets. An eclectic and contemporary design has been given to this historic fabric using a wide range of antique and modern furniture, materials and local art. The result is a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual. Rye itself is unlike any other town in England. A medieval townscape locked in time and with a fascinating history, it offers a great escape for relaxation or romance. Four miles from the white beach of Camber Sands the sea air is wonderful any time of year.
 
Durrant House, Rye, Sussex
This Gold Award Winning 5 Star Georgian Guesthouse is a Grade II Listed B&B in the heart of Rye. It offers spacious accommodation with a choice of elegant rooms, suites and four poster beds, ideal for a luxury break. With delicious breakfasts, and a warm welcome from hosts William and Jilly, you cannot fail to enjoy your stay here. Durrant House sits in the heart of the Citadel in Rye and enjoys far reaching views across Romney Marsh, a superb area for birdwatching, walking and cycling. Visit Rye any time of year and there's always plenty to see and do both in town and in the surrounding countryside