The Railway Hotel
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The Railway Hotel

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#4 of 5 hotels in Faversham
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Railway Hotel is a classic spacious Victorian hotel with seven en-suite bedrooms. Each room is comfortably appointed with ample tea/coffee making facilities, free unlimited wireless broadband and large car park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PE England
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Southend Municipal Airport
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Lydd Intl Airport
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Mabel Smith wrote a review Jul 2021
Norwich, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable beds, functional bathroom, friendly man serving breakfast. The twin room was spacious but very hot, so the large fans which had been provided were very welcome. There wasn't a great deal of pub noise, I slept very well and will be returning.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jdh41 wrote a review Dec 2023
Faversham, United Kingdom29 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice friendly run pub. Staff nice friendly giving a very warm welcome. The Guinness is very good, and they accept both the blue light card and defence card, giving excellent discount on all drinks plus the discount is given on the rooms which are situated above the bar.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is available Railway w Station with 1 hour to London travel time
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PETER T wrote a review Jun 2022
Margate, United Kingdom1,202 contribution367 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel just for the night to save driving home after a party . It is in a good part of the town, it’s very basic and could do with a tidy up to be honest . The price was good so bearing that in mind was worth the stay. Our room was above the bar area and downstairs a group was playing but the stopped at a certain time . I expect in the old days it was a haven to stay in.the lads doing the breakfast worked hard to give the ten visitors are cooked breakfast .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jscholefield wrote a review Jul 2023
Baildon, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and partner stayed for two nights here in June. It is was beyond a joke, the first morning there were no staff anywhere in the building to serve us breakfast (which was included in our booking) and on both nights there was no hot running water. (Bare this in mind because they were serving breakfast the next day - not sure how the staff were washing there hands)👎. On top of that, the shower in our room was literally duct tapped to the wall, the kettle was disgusting inside (amongst many other things). On the final day when we went to check out the member of staff on site happened to be in the middle of a domestic argument which involved a lot of shouting/swearing etc by clearly a disgruntled parter.

I have been seeking a refund for over a month now despite being told at checkout that a full refund would be sent back (via booking.com). I have rang the hotel 20+ times, emailed, asked booking.com for help (they cant do anything as they are channel partners) and ive even asked the pub owners (Shepherd Neame) but they also cannot get in touch with the person who leases the hotel.

SAVE YOURSELF AND GO TO PREMIER INN
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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lycallanan wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom32 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed on the basis of all these positive reviews. However, our experience was absolutely disappointing. We went down for dinner at our appointed time, which one of our group had pre-booked a few weeks before, to be told (by a young lady dressed in shabby jeans and top) that it would be a while before we got our food but could not give a timeframe as there was a group of 8 already in there, so we went to a restaurant down the road. We got back at 11pm for a last drink before bed only to be told that the bar was closed, even though the bar was full with people drinking and they carried on for over an hour after we went to our room. We had noisy neighbours both late in the evening and early hours. We went for breakfast only to be told it is a set full english. There is no cereals or fruit juices.
Bit of a problem if you are vegetarian. It did taste nice though. Payment for the room and the breakfast have to be paid in advance. The rooms are comfortable with plenty of tea making facilities but need a paint and the shower needs an overhaul.
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Date of stay: December 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The rooms are upstairs without a lift because it is an old building
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Norunec wrote a review Feb 2022
Whitstable, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel for two people who were working with me this week. I had to move them after one night as it just wasn’t suitable as a hotel for a work trip.
The hotel is also a pub, and it was noisy till midnight on a Monday night. On top of that, breakfast is served too late to be of any use for anyone who starts work at 8.
And my colleagues did not like the rooms. One in particular was very small and shabby.
But this hotel was advertised on booking.com as suitable for a work trip. So I feel rather aggrieved that when I contacted the hotel about these issues, there was no solution offered and when I said that I might have to move my friends, they said there would be no refund of the bill paid in advance. I found the staff were a bit rude really.
I’m sure it would be fine for a fun boozy weekend in Faversham, but that’s not what I booked it for. For work, I would suggest somewhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Daily E wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived to a scruffy, grotty and tired looking hotel (pub). We had to check in at the bar and the person who checked us in looked a bit tipsy and like he might be on something. The carpets were dirty on the stairs and in the corridor. The room looked terrible both beds were old and creaky with very hard mattress which meant that we got no sleep. Drunk people shouting and swearing in the street until way after 12 pm also did not help. The carpet was worn and not clean. The curtain was. hanging off it’s hooks and the place was generally in a bad state.. The room did not smell clean at all This was not the image we saw on booking.com. The advert on booking.com is very misleading. All and all I would say that staying at the Railway hotel in Faversham was an awful experience and it’s note the quint hotel/pub that you would expect, instead it is rather rough and does not meet basic minimum hotel standards.
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jussiewood wrote a review Apr 2024
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The new management are lovely and we are pleased that we gave it a revisited this year (since the new management) we stayed previously under the old management and the room was grubby, tired and needed some love and we said that we wouldn’t stay again. Then we found out that it had changed hands and thought we would risk it … so pleased that we did. This time the room was clean and repainted and the new team really could not be more friendly and helpful. It’s hard to find places that are dog friendly and this hotel is perfect for that, our dog was very welcome in both the room and in the bar. We also ate dinner in the hotel (from the restaurant menu but in the bar as we had the dog with us) Could not fault the food! A great variety on the menu including vegan options. We wish the new management the best of luck, they have made a difference in a short space of time and deserve success. We will stay again when we next visit !
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frederick W wrote a review Oct 2021
Bexley, United Kingdom253 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for one Saturday night as we were going to a concert in Faversham. When we got there we were a bit early to check-in so we just had a drink and waited for our room to be ready. We were made to feel very welcome the pub is nice and our room was excellent the full English breakfast was cooked to perfection
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They have a carpark for customer's
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MaryWortleyMontagu wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom51 contributions62 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're not bothered about frills, and want the station to be handy, this is a good choice. Our room wasn't lovely and there was no bedside lighting, which is a thing I like. Everything was perfectly clean but the bathroom was definitely showing its age. Given that not many people were staying, I have to assume the other rooms weren't much better, or at least not for £73 a night.

Staff were very friendly and helpful at this difficult time. Unfortunately I immediately forgot breakfast time as soon as they told me (7-9) and there was no information in the room, but they brought us tea and toast as a favour when we came down at 9.30. They don't do cooked breakfast anyway, not even for extra money.

We didn't eat dinner here, but the landlord extolled his good plain cooking (and tapas). We did have a pint and the Late Red was really well kept.

Overall, not ideal for a romantic weekend, but fine if you need a berth near the station. And good on them for opening safely - masks compulsory in all public areas standing up and one way system in operation.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rett F wrote a tip Mar 2024
The Woodlands, Texas10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You can see the Inn from the station. No car rental needed. "
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AmazinMaze wrote a tip Jan 2024
Faversham, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It is best to book for restaurant but can eat in the bar "
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jdh41 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Faversham, United Kingdom29 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is available Railway w Station with 1 hour to London travel time"
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Richard S wrote a tip Dec 2023
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom134 contributions133 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ITS RIGHT ON TOP OF THE TOWN AND THE ROOMS ARE SPACIOUS....."
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iangroyw2017 wrote a tip Aug 2022
Bridgend, United Kingdom33 contributions47 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early at alternative Faversham hotels."
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PRICE RANGE
£102 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Railway Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Railway Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clever Dilemma (0.09 miles), The Royal Cinema (0.3 miles), and Fleur de Lis Museum and Heritage Centre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Railway Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Railway Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Railway Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Railway Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Faversham Kebab House Restaurant, The Bear Inn, and The Sun Inn Restaurant.
Is Railway Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Faversham.
Are pets allowed at Railway Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Railway Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Belmont House and Gardens (3.3 miles), Provender House (2.7 miles), and Maison Dieu (0.7 miles).
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