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The Hythe Imperial

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Why We Love It

  • The AA Hotel Guide 2017 praises the hotel's "stunning sea views" and "prominent position" on the Kent coast
  • You can dine in the AA-Rosette-awarded Coast Restaurant, or sip champagne cocktails in the Moët & Chandon Bar
  • Folkestone is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel and Dover's port takes 20 minutes

Enjoyed This
(422 Member Ratings)
"Excellent value for money. Staff very friendly and facilities are a bonus. Had room with sea view and bed was very comfortable. Plenty to choose from at breakfast."
May 13, 2018
Grays, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The A259 is a couple of minutes' drive from the hotel, and Junction 11 of the M20 is 10 minutes' drive away. Hythe railway station is five minutes' drive or 25 minutes' walk away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Hythe Imperial hotel is a 4-star retreat set along Hythe's stretch of shingle beach in Kent. The property was constructed in 1880 as a railway hotel, and is now coming to the end of a long-term bedroom renovation project.

Hythe belongs to The Confederation of Cinque Ports -- a collection of maritime towns that once provided military support to The Crown. Reminders of Hythe's past are everywhere -- the Royal Military Canal runs just behind the hotel. Keep an eye out for the Martello Towers, which were built as a defence against a Napoleonic invasion. Sandgate Castle is also less than 10 minutes' drive or 45 minutes' walk away.

You can hop on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway -- a 13-mile-long line with miniature steam and diesel trains -- which has been running between Hythe and Dungeness for almost a century. Romney Marsh, an expanse of 100 square miles once submerged beneath the English Channel, now dotted with towns, is two miles west of the hotel. The hilltop town of Rye is 40 minutes' drive away, and Dover is 20 minutes' drive.

"This imposing seafront hotel is enhanced by impressive grounds including a 13-green golf course and pleasing gardens," according to The AA Hotel Guide 2017. Other facilities include a gym, a spa, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a swimming pool.

You can sample seasonal British cuisine in the AA-Rosette-awarded Coast Restaurant, or dine in the in-house Indian restaurant. The Moët & Chandon Bar, opened in 2016, operates Wednesday-Sunday, and serves a variety of wines and cocktails.

From the press:

  • "This elegant hotel with a rich history stands looking out across the Channel from its prominent position on the seafront" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds and infant's cot/crib are available and free of charge for children aged 15 and under and must be requested upon booking. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Breakfast supplement for an extra child is not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. It will apply as follows: £7 per child aged 3 to 11, and £10 per child aged 12 to 15. Children aged 2 and under get breakfast for free.
See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed, except registered guide dogs.

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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Enjoyed This
(422 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hythe Imperial Hotel Limited over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location -next to the beach and convenient for the shops in Hythe
Other Comments
The Sales Manager was extremely helpful
Frederick Jul 16, 2017 WarwickLoxley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent position, delightful room with sea view.
Avril Jul 15, 2017 Keston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Standard of hotel much improved since my last visit.
Other Comments
I booked three rooms and was disappointed that one room was far superior to the other two yet all were classed according to the hotel as superior rooms!
Valerie Jul 11, 2017 Greater London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice decor and location.
Other Comments
Lack of public lounge space made it feel cramped. Nice bedroom,spoilt by poor shower design - no safety grip rails. Wife found bed and pillows uncomfortable. Why two restaurants with the main one overpriced. Hotel trying too hard. Too much impression management.
Alan Jul 13, 2017 STAPLEHURST, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, service, quality of the food, decoration of the whole build, nice large rooms.
Other Comments
This is a great hotel which offers great value.
Brian Jul 11, 2017 Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Very helpful staff
Salma Jul 10, 2017 Surrey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Denise Jul 08, 2017 Chatham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had an upgrade to an excellent room with great facilities.
Other Comments
Staff were excellent as was the breakfast. Nothing was to much to ask.
LESLEY Jul 10, 2017 broadstairs, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location of the hotel. Pleasant room looking onto seafront. Excellent staff. Good food.
peter Jul 09, 2017 Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Mary Jul 09, 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom

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