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The Marquis at Alkham

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Why We Love It

  • Pretty location on the Kent Downs near Dover & Folkestone
  • The restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes
  • "Food is the main draw here" -- Condé Nast Traveller
  • The 5-star restaurant with rooms also has a vineyard

"So much more than just a stopover for journeys to France" -- Elle

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Map & Directions

The nearest airports are London City and London Gatwick, each around 1 hour 15 minutes' drive away. Folkestone railway station is 10 minutes away by taxi (about £15); trains to London St Pancras International take about 55 minutes. The hotel is just 5 minutes from the M20 and free parking is available on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Marquis, in the pretty village of Alkham, is an ideal base for exploring the attractions of Kent, and is also in a convenient location for those travelling to the continent.

The hotel is 15 minutes by car from Dover ferry port and 10 minutes from the Eurotunnel terminal at Folkestone. Nearby attractions include Dover Castle (12 minutes), the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (15 minutes), Deal Castle (20 minutes) and Canterbury Cathedral (25 minutes).

According to Condé Nast Traveller, "food is the main draw" at the Marquis and the AA has awarded its restaurant two Rosettes. In addition to the à la carte menu, there are also 4- and 7-course tasting menus available. Afternoon tea and lunch are also served, and in the morning, there's a continental buffet with hot dishes cooked to order.

The hotel has 10 individually designed rooms, many with "fantastic views of the Kent Downs" (The AA Hotel Guide), plus two self-catering cottages. All Classic rooms have monsoon showers, underfloor heating and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a Deluxe room for a Nespresso coffee machine and a roll-top bath. Baths and showers are in the bedrooms, and there's a separate room for the toilet. Light sleepers should request a room at the back away from the main road.

The cottages are 20 minutes' walk away, next to the hotel's sister business, the Chalksole Estate Vineyard, and sleep up to four and six people. Guests are welcome to take a walk through the vines during their stay (it isn't open to the public) and the vineyard's sparkling wine is available in the restaurant.

From the press:


  • "Food is the main draw here" -- Condé Nast Traveller

  • "So much more than just a stopover for journeys to France" -- Elle 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under. This does not include breakfast.

Extra bed available on request for older children and adults: £15 per person, per night. This does not include breakfast.

Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

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