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“Simply the best B&B we have ever stayed in”
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The Maples
Ranked #1 of 5 Hythe B&B and Inns
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Simply the best B&B we have ever stayed in”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

3 of us (all guys) stayed for one night before a chartered fishing trip on the Anchorman, one single room and one twin. where to start....... the welcome was lovely and Shirley and Godfrey couldn't do enough for us, the rooms were immaculate and so well equipped, the beds were pure heaven. Shirley was kind enough to make breakfast at 6am for us as we had a boat to catch, the breakfast was a lovely full English with ample toast.
i could not recommend it enough and we will be back.

Room Tip: one of our rooms was en-suite and the other was not, the en-suite was lovely but so too was the room...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Only stayed at the Maples Hotel for one night, but what a great experiance. Having done a fair amount of business travel, staying in various Hotels, B&B's etc I can honestly say this is one of the best by far. We had a very warm welcome and our host couldn't have been more helpfull. We had a very early departure time to get onto a Fishing Charter boat out of Hythe and Shirley and Godfrey were willing to get up an hour earlier to serve us one of the best Full English breakfast I have ever had at 6am. I stayed in room 7 with my son, which was very well presented with an en-suite bathroom and view (albeit a little obstructed) of the sea/channel. I cannot comment on the price as it was a gift for Fathers Day/Birthday. The location is perfect for touring around the New Forest area or indeed just to take the two minute walk into Hythe itself, which is a lovely little town, well worth the visit. In conclusion a very well presented Hotel in a lovely little town, great facilities and excellent service - I would recommend the Maples Hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: For a family of three room 7 would be ideal, having a lovely large double bed, a single bed and the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed at this small hotel for one night last weekend just because of convenience but we would go out of our way to stay there again. The couple who run it made us very welcome and the breakfast was magnificent whether you wanted a good fry up or a more modest serving, there was plenty of choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Shirley and Godfrey are SO friendly - wonderful hosts - lovely, comfortable room (number 5) over-looking the water. This was a real home from home - no restrictions and the breakfasts were better! If they aren't full when we need them, we'll hopefully be staying in the future whenever we are viisiting our family nearby. Many thanks Shirley and Godfrey.

Room Tip: see the sea from number 5
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Just stayed at the Maples Hotel before cruising out of Southampton. What a find Shirley and Godfrey's hospitality is wonderful, they make you feel like family not guests. Marvellous breakfast and beautiful accommodation, we even saw our cruise ship sail into Southampton from the very comfortable "Nottingham" room. Really great place, will defiantly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinboro,PA
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

You will not be disappointed if you stay at The Maples Hotel. Shirley and Godfrey are fabulous hosts. Their genuine concern for your satisfaction is outstanding. When we checked in to our room for the night it was late afternoon and Shirley made us a lovely pot of tea. Shirley served us tea and cookies in our room. It was so tasty and it felt really nice to be looked after in such a way.

The breakfast was a traditional English style full breakfast. The fruit was fresh, coffee was great and the eggs and ham were good.

All in all this hotel is the best. Shirley and Godfrey are top notch people. What a delight it was to meet them and stay at their B&B.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 May 2013

I felt welcome even as I telephoned to enquire about availability. I hadn’t read or been influenced by any other reviews so I was even more delighted upon my arrival to be greeted almost as an old friend. My room was immaculately clean and the bed unbelievably comfortable. One word of warning though – for those watching the calories, the breakfast is so delicious your diet will just have to wait! Well done Shirley and Godfrey

Room Tip: Don't worry - you won't be disappointed with any of the rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: The Maples
Address: 21 St. John Street | New Forest, Hythe SO45 6BZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Hythe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Hythe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Maples 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family run guesthouse located in the beautiful setting of the New Forest National Park backing onto Southampton Water. We believe in using as much local produce as possible and supporting producers within the area. ... more   less 
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