Overlooking Tankerton’s pebbly beach, a mile from Whitstable town centre, the Marine Hotel is a reasonably priced option on Kent’s north coast. The property was recently refurbished and Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking are all included with an overnight stay.
Whitstable itself is a pleasant walk past the colourful beach huts on the shoreline, and plethora of independent shops and galleries that the town is known for. Make sure you visit the harbour on the weekend to walk around the market, with stalls ranging from fresh fish to local artists peddling their wares. Whitstable Castle and Gardens are within walking distance of the town centre, and Canterbury is an easy day trip. Herne Bay and Ramsgate Beaches are also nearby, and a trip in late July is highly recommended when the Whitstable Oyster Festival is held.
The hotel itself is owned by Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewery, and – as is to be expected – has a good range of local ale and pub classics on the menu in the bar. The restaurant is more formal but with tasty local seafood dishes – try the paprika roasted monkfish, with a white wine and mussel cream sauce, or the local oysters served with lemon vinaigrette. Breakfast in the morning is freshly cooked with good coffee.
You will notice the influence of the sea throughout, with nautical touches in the bar and bedrooms. Double Rooms do not have sea views but you can expect a good-size room with free Wi-Fi, tea- and coffee-making facilities. Family rooms, which can cater for up to two adults and two children are also available. Upgrade to a Sea View room for those ocean vistas, and to a Superior Sea View to take advantage of a private balcony.
From the press:
“Large comfortable rooms offer trophy views of the Kent coastline” – Red magazine
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Know Before You Go
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per stay
Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 7.50 per stay
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.00 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Getting there: Limited parking is available on site at the back of the hotel, but street parking in front of the hotel is also unrestricted and free. Stay on the M2 until it becomes the A299 and follow the signs for Whitstable Harbour, before continuing along the coastal path. Whitstable train station is under a mile away and will take approximately 20 minutes to walk.
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