The Hythe Imperial
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
Map & Directions
Rooms & Rates
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 currently nearing the end of a long-term renovation project, so please use the Leisure Club entrance doors until further notice. There will also be external scaffolding on the side of the hotel until June 2018.
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
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Fitness classes
- Golf course (on-site)
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- No pets allowed
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
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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