Kent is dubbed as the “Garden of England”, and it’s easy to see why, with its lush verdant countryside dotted by farms, gardens, orchards, and ponds. Its well-maintained gardens - including those at Brogdale, Penshurst Place, and Sissinghurst - are some of its most popular attractions, as are its well-preserved castles, such as Leeds Castle and Hever Castle, historic homes such as Chartwell House, and picturesque villages. Its coastal areas, however, should also not be missed, especially since many of these are known for their great seafood. Take your pick from these sea view hotels in Kent, UK, to see these attractions for yourself.
This establishment, which is located in Hythe, comes with all of the amenities that you can expect from a four-star hotel. These include an on-site swimming pool, sauna, spa, steam room, and jacuzzi. It also has its own golf course and squash courts. In terms of dining options, it has two restaurants and a bar. Dover Castle and the Canterbury Cathedral are within easy driving distance from here. Attractions such as Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Brockhill Country Park are also easily accessible from here.
You don’t just get to enjoy views of the sea in this beachfront hotel, you will be able to do it from an elegant setting: a waterfront terrace that provides views of the beach. The hotel comes with its own restaurant, an ice cream parlor, and a bar. Shops, restaurants, and an art gallery are just a few steps away from the hotel. The Winter Gardens Theatre and the Theatre Royal are easily accessible from the hotel. If you want to visit another coastal town, Whitstable is just a short drive away.
If you love your space, consider staying at this establishment. Offering views of the Thames Estuary, this hotel is located just a short drive away from Whitstable, Margate, and Ramsgate. The in-house restaurant offers meals that are prepared using local produce, guaranteeing the freshness of all that you consume. It also has a bar and lounge, perfect if you like relaxing at night with a drink and some music.
Guests who love history will adore this establishment built in 1760. It welcomed renowned author Charles Dickens as a regular visitor during its olden days. Dickens’ home, Bleak House, can also be seen from the hotel. This beachfront property provides views of Viking Bay, and rooms even come with balconies to make guests fully enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, and the property also has direct access to the beach for those who want a closer look at the waters. The hotel has its own restaurant and bar.
This hotel takes its seaside location seriously; it not only offers fantastic views of the waters but also brings that theme into the hotel, with its nautical decor. The Clarendon Hotel is located in the resort town of Deal, so you can be sure there’s plenty to see by the sea here. Just a short walk away from the hotel and you can get to a number of shops, bars, and restaurants. The pier and the rail station are easily accessible from here as well.
This hotel is perched on the cliff of Kingsgate, providing guests with unbeatable views of the English Channel and the North Sea. It has its own lounge bar and restaurant, which also offers fantastic views of the water. Golf enthusiasts will love the fact that the establishment is practically next door to the North Foreland Golf Club and is within short driving distance to Princes and The Royal St Georges Golf Clubs and the Canterbury Golf Club.
Hotel Continental is a minimalist but stylish hotel located just a short walk away from the center of Whitstable. Offering views of the Thames Estuary, the property is also close to the Whitstable Train Station and within driving distance to the Canterbury Cathedral. The hotel has its own restaurant, which provides views of the estuary, and bar. The resto offers the town’s specialties, including the oysters, a must-try for seafood lovers.
History lovers will get a kick out of this hotel, which is actually made of three Georgian Houses that date back to 1799. The charming hotel features a genuine fireplace at the lounge and the reception area, adding a homey touch. Another quirky feature it has is the honesty bar. The hotel’s amenities and its seaside views aren’t the only things it can offer: convenience is also one of its features, as it offers guests easy access to the airport, the seafront, the marina, and the ferry terminals.
This is another option that history lovers may want to check out. This family-run hotel, which is located in Deal, was built in the 1700s and was said to be where the crew of Admiral Nelson stayed back in the day. Providing views of the sea and the pier, the property is also close to the bus and train stations and the town center. Vegetarians will love the fact that the offered breakfast has vegetarian-friendly options. Pets are welcome here.
This establishment is another Georgian property that was converted into a stylish hotel. It is located within walking distance from the Pegwell Bay Beach and the town proper of Ramsgate. The restaurant is a must-try - even locals flock here to enjoy have their meals. If, however, you wish to try something else, there are pubs along the street where the hotel is located. Art lovers may also want to check out the galleries along this area. Do note that the rooms on the upper floors can only be accessed via stairs, as the property has no elevator.
See the sea
Seaside views of Kent are not to be missed. Depending on where you’ll be setting up base, you’ll also get to enjoy other activities and attractions, so be sure to take the time to pick from these accommodations on the list so you can choose the perfect one for you.
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