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Chilston Park Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This Grade I-listed 17th-century manor is set in 22 acres of parkland in Kent
  • The hotel has been awarded four AA Red Stars for outstanding levels of hospitality, and its restaurant holds two AA Rosettes
  • Leeds Castle and the city of Canterbury are both within 35 minutes' drive
  • Inside the hotel, "an impressive collection of original paintings and antiques creates a unique environment" (The AA)

97%
"Beautiful grounds & room."
Sally
19. Feb 2019 - SOUTH CROYDON, United Kingdom
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Overview

Chilston Park Hotel is a Grade I-listed manor house nestled in private parkland in Kent. With its "fragrant landscape of gentle hills, fertile farmland, cultivated country estates and fruit-laden orchards", the county "isn't described as the garden of England for nothing", says Lonely Planet.

Canterbury, which "tops the charts for English cathedral cities" (Lonely Planet), is around 35 minutes' drive from the hotel. You can explore the medieval city's narrow alleyways, riverside gardens and ancient city walls. The "fairy-tale stronghold" (Fodor's) of Leeds Castle -- a favourite home of many medieval English queens -- is just 10 minutes' drive away.

The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a hotspot for walking, cycling and horse riding. It is home to Belmont House (open April-September) and its gardens (open year-round), which are 25 minutes' drive from the hotel. National Trust properties Ightham Mote and Knole House, as well as Lullingstone Castle, are within 45 minutes' drive.

This hotel is replete with antiques and traditional furnishings, and the restaurant, Culpeper's, holds two AA Rosettes. The AA says, "the kitchen deals in modern British cooking clearly rooted in the classics but with some inventive combinations".

Bedrooms are individually designed and are located in the coach house, stables, cottage and manor house. Wi-Fi is free.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park

Accessibility

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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed available upon request, free of charge, for children 1 to 12.
Extra bed available upon request, for older children and adults: £15 per night.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.
Breakfast is included.

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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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

97%
Enjoyed This
(75 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Chilston Park (part of Handpicked Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great staff
Katherine 21. Feb 2019 Folkestone, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful grounds & room.
Other Comments
Only negative was that breakfast service was rather slow.
Sally 19. Feb 2019 SOUTH CROYDON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant, helpful members of staff in all departments. Beautiful quiet bedroom of character. Memorable stay.
Other Comments
Ideal location for a weekend break. Well organised for Valentine Celebrations.
raymond 18. Feb 2019 Gillingham. Dorset, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Only negative comment were concerning the restaurant, the first night we waited ages for our dessert as our order had not been put through. Also tried to order a bottle of Temprenillo red wine only to be told they had run out, apparently their wine supplier stopped supplying this two months ago but it is still on the menu. Our order for breakfast on our second morning was not correct however as we were in a rush we did not have time to reorder.
gina 29. Apr 2018 Billingshurst, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
location, food
george 27. Apr 2018 Hampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Each of the executive rooms were different ...
Other Comments
Maybe post more pictures of the “named” rooms so people can see how different they are.... we moved because we didn’t like the first room offered( too dark)
Carol 25. Apr 2018 Crawley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The quality of food was exceptional, freshly cooked and absolutely delicious.
Other Comments
Our room was extremely well appointed.
Robert 24. Apr 2018 Stevenage, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Peace, quiet and good service and ambience. Very relaxing! We would love to go back!
Other Comments
Bit difficult to find, so allow plenty of time to get there!
Jane 23. Apr 2018 Battle, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
All aspects of the hotel wete excellent
Other Comments
A very nice and warm atmosphere with welcoming and helpful staff.
Martin 18. Apr 2018 Margate, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The meal was excellent.
Carolyn 12. Apr 2018 west midlands, United Kingdom

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