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Chilston Park Hotel

Boughton Road Sandway, Lenham, Maidstone ME17 2BE England
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The Grade 1 listed Chilston Park offers one of the most exclusive hotels in Kent. Set back from tree-lined lanes, the manor house at Chilston Park Hotel in Kent is set in 22 acres of parkland and features a two AA rosette restaurant. One of the most best loved hotels in Kent, over the years Chilston Park has been a home to eminent politicians, writers, Lords and Viscounts. Today it is a classic British country house hotel with plenty of style and charm and one of the most perfect wedding or leisure destinations in Kent. But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this 4 AA red star hotels in Kent are the antiques and history that surround it. The hotel has many interesting artefacts that date as far back as the 17th century manor house.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Desk
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Interconnected rooms available
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
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Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
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Laura wrote a review 18 Feb
Dartford, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
Just got back from our second stay at Chilston Park. This hotel is beautiful. The Cromwell suite is unreal, and a must, but the staff make this hotel what it is. Nothing is too much trouble, they go far and beyond for their guests. This feels like home away from home. Thank you! We will see you in the summer
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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M Hennelly wrote a review 6 Feb
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We booked a Sunday night stay at The Chilston for our belated one year wedding anniversary. We were the only couple there for both the dinner booking and hotel stay. The team were fantastic, we arrived to a Happy Anniversary card and dessert plate in our bedroom and Welcome hot chocolate drinks. Then in the evening they arranged a private dining experience in the Blue Room. The room was decorated beautifully with dozens of candles in heart shapes. They gave us a speaker to play our music on and served delicious food. They really made it special for us. A huge thank you to Liam for being on point to make dinner so special!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dan T wrote a review Dec 2023
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Lucky enough to be treated to helicopter arrival from Polar Helicopters at Manston. The staff here were amazing. Very welcoming. Stayed for superb lunch great value. Picturesque venue and meticulous without being pretentious. Very friendly staff. Will come back for a few nights stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
P3428RDant, Thank you for your recent review of lunch. It was great to meet you. The team and I thoroughly enjoyed looking after you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce
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Shellyp2977 wrote a review Nov 2023
Gillingham, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Me and my family went to Chilston park Hotel for an afternoon tea. And we were all amazed by the quality of not only the food but the service as well. Lewis was beyond fantastic. His service was second to none and nothing was too much trouble. He was attentive without being overbearing which we found just perfect. Will definitely be returning in the hope Lewis will be there to take care of us
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Dear shellyp2977, Thank you for your feedback regarding our afternoon tea. I am so delighted that we welcomed you to enjoy this experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Many Thanks Paul Pierce MIH
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Flyn F wrote a review Nov 2023
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Attended for a family members wedding! I recently went to Chilston Park for a wedding and was blown away with the whole day! From the food to service the day was incredible, we arrived and was greeted at the door by the wedding manager Lewis, he was very personable and knowledgeable about the building and clearly cares about his job. Throughout the day the bar staff were very efficient and brilliant at providing the perfect service. The irish guy Matt was great at providing drinks efficiently and holding an interesting conversation. The other lad on the bar whose name I think was nathan was good too. Great bar service all round. The evening was brilliantly organised by Matt and everything ran so smoothly. the buffet food was presented amazingly and tasty. I can’t wait to return and experience the fine dining restaurant!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Jan 2024
Dear Flyn F, Thank you for your recent feedback on the wedding you attended at Chilston Park Hotel. It is great to read about the fantastic experience you had. I can assure you that your feedback will be given to the team and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce MIH
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Jan S wrote a review Oct 2023
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We are regulars to Chilston Park Hotel, but for personal reasons have not visited in a while! We returned on Sunday for their Jazz Lunch and we were not disappointed! We were warmly greeted by Guy on Reception and shown to the beautiful Culpepper Dining Room. Lunch was absolutely delicious and very good value. We had : soup, roast beef/fish, sticky toffee pudding/cheese. All the staff, led so very well by Lewis, were charming and helpful. The beautiful vocalist just added to a fabulous lunch. A beautiful voice and a great selection of music. The last song - Time To Say Goodbye - made the hairs on our neck stand up! A wonderful Jazz lunch - thankyou Chilston, we shall be booking for the next one!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
K9676TCjans, Thank you for your recent review of our Jazz Lunch. We love putting on different experiences for our guests and our Jazz Sunday lunch is becoming more and more popular. I can assure you your feedback will be passed on to the team and we thank you for your feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce MIH
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Dean S wrote a review Oct 2023
Essex, United Kingdom7 contributions
Brilliant place, nice restaurant. Stayed in Cromwell room which was amazing. Felt like we went back in time as the hotel kept the all the features from the past. I loved the bathroom. Staff are nice and helpful. Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
J9471QQdeans, Thank you for your recent review of your getaway at Chilston Park Hotel. We have 53 different themed rooms that you can explore and rest in. The team and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce MIH
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Judy B wrote a review Sept 2023
Maidstone, United Kingdom127 contributions63 helpful votes
Chilston park is in a lovely setting and so easy to get to. We have stayed there before and liked it, and the dining room is graceful. This time we asked if we could use a birthday present voucher for champagne tea for two, and have, instead, Sunday lunch for three, paying the difference. The menu was fine, three choices for each of three courses, including traditional roast beef. We all decided to skip starters and have main course and pudding, with wine by the glass. The wine was fine. Two of us chose beef which was, sadly, tough and difficult to cut even when we asked for steak knives. The main course didn't arrive until half an hour after we ordered it and we weren't even given bread promptly to fill the gap (although butter arrived mysteriously alone). We then ordered desserts and coffee. Coffee arrived but no desserts, and after 20 minutes we asked what had happened. That brought us an apology that the pudding two of us had ordered wasn't available that day at all. So we all said we'd keep the coffee, have another pot and asked for the "Petit Fours" which were printed with the coffee on the menu. The second pot of coffee then arrived with chocolates and fudge. Sadly the waiting staff were not watching the tables, which added to the delay when we needed help. Just main course and coffee took two hours. As we left, amends were made by staff, who were most apologetic, and waived any further payment. We thank Chilston Park for their goodwill, but shall not be returning unless we hear reports of much better service training.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
Dear Judy B, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent experience for Sunday Lunch. It is disappointing to read that on this occasion we fell short of your expectations. The team and I here at Chilston thrive on delivering excellent service and food and it is of an upmost importance to us to do this. I know Rachel our Duty Manager has spoken with you directly. Please accept my sincere apologies and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce
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Jakejmay wrote a review Sept 2023
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Chilston Park is such an incredible venue. Not only because of how it looks but also how attentive the staff are. We have been planning our wedding for years and the staff have been so helpful along the way. We took as many opportunities as we could to visit Chilston Park by attending the majority of the wedding open days which we were always welcomed to. Jane was our wedding coordinator and she has been amazing. She was always quick to reply to emails or answer any questions, and there were a lot. Every little detail was gone other with a fine tooth comb to make sure that everything was as we wished. When it came to the wedding day, the staff surpassed our high expectations. There were so many small but thoughtful gestures which just made us feel so special. Lewis was our wedding day coordinator and he was incredible. He made sure that the day ran exactly as it should have and made sure we had everything we needed. The staff are a true testament to Chilston Park and we wouldn’t have gotten married anywhere else. We won’t be able to be strangers and will be returning as much as we possibly can.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
Dear Jakejmay, Congratulations to you both and I am so happy that the team and I were able to deliver your perfect day. The pictures looked amazing. The team and I work so hard on making sure the service is faultless and I am so happy that this has been recognised by you and your guests. I am so happy to see that Jane and Lewis have been mentioned and I will make sure they receive such positive feedback along with the rest of the team. Please do not be strangers, come back as many times as you wish. You are always very welcome and we look forward to seeing you again. Many Thanks Paul Pierce MIH
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Sally C wrote a review Sept 2023
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We had an absolutely amazing Wedding day and can’t thank the team at Chilston Park enough for all their hard work in making our special day perfect in every way. We have both said that we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everything was above and beyond our expectations right from our first meeting to book our Wedding through to the end of our Wedding day and overnight stay. Our guests were absolutely thrilled with their rooms and we all plan to return again in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
Dear Sally C, Many Congratulations to you both again! We wish you all the best for many years to come and we look forward to welcoming you back. I have passed your feedback on to the team who were delighted to receive such great reviews from you and your guests. The team focus on the detail and it is great to see that this has been noticed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Many Thanks Paul Pierce MIH
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chilston Park Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Chilston Park Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Big Cat Sanctuary (4.6 miles), Leeds Castle (4.1 miles), and St Mary's Church Lenham (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Chilston Park Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Chilston Park Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Chilston Park Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chilston Park Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chilston Park Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ringlestone Inn, The Plough Inn, and The Wishful Thinker.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chilston Park Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Chilston Park Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Chilston Park Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leeds Castle (4.1 miles) and Kent's Native Architecture Hall Houses (4.9 miles).
Does Chilston Park Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Chilston Park Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.