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The Marquis at Alkham
Ranked #5 of 38 Dover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England
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180 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Wonderful relaxing stay”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed for a one night break over a weekend. From first at reception onwards the staff were excellent and friendly. Room well equipped and comfortable. Restaurant was not cheap, but the food was worth the price. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Only (slight) gripe was the WiFi, which never worked in our room, and was only reliable standing at reception. Given I had no mobile signal either, this meant I was cut off! Which for the weekend we had was ideal, but would possibly have been a problem under other circumstances.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 525 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

The visit to this hotel/restaurant was a last minute improvisation and it proved to be a winner. Beautiful location, modern, large and beautifully decorated room, warm welcome and very quite location. The restaurant is very good as well, so if you want a quiet weekend in the beautiful Kent countryside and have a gourmet experience as well this place is as good as it gets

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Easy to find and convenient for Dover and Walmer castles. Friendly reception and immediate room upgrade to a suite. Much appreciated. Dinner in the restaurant was fabulous. A wonderful range of different tastes. Great breakfast and easy checkout. All very relaxed and friendly. We definitely would stay again.

Room Tip: Good website, with pictures of each room type.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We had already decided to book a special birthday meal at the restaurant but when a package came up on Secret Escapes for an overnight stop we jumped at the opportunity. Although the stay and dine package was outlined in the inclusive voucher we were delighted that the hotel was flexible how we utilized the deal. Our stay was the perfect formula,nobody had to worry about drinking and driving. The meal was a great experience and for the wines we were guided by the sommelier who did not fleece us on price rather he helped us to discover mixed grape varieties we had never experienced before. Our room was very comfortable, with a first class tea and coffee tray .Breakfast was first class. We left feeling on top of the world for our first class experience. We so look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2013 via mobile

We had dinner, bed and breakfast and each was perfect. The service is quick and friendly. The Icelandic man who I assume is the head waiter is extremely knowledgable about what he sells from the wine list to the tea list. Rooms are beautiful and clean although the odd stain on the carpet. A little pricey but you get what you pay for and there are plenty of deals which are great value for money. The food is great too, something you'd expect in London rather than 10miles from Dover.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Just had a fantastic birthday meal – reviewed separately and overnight stay at this lovely hotel. We had booked a standard room and where given a free upgrade to Collard Room we were really impressed! The large room was very well appointed with very stylish black luxury wallpaper and fittings even a black chandelier. We did overlook the road but the secondary glazing was sufficient to dampen any traffic noise. The bed was so comfortable with quality bed linen and everything about it felt upmarket and pure indulgent. The beautiful bathroom with large deep claw bath and separate walk-in shower was a real treat and the bath smellies and soft luxury bath robes and towels were a nice touch so much better than a recent stay in a similar place in Shropshire. The ‘posh’ coffee machine and tea making facilities along with complimentary biscuits made this stay a real treat. The breakfast was a feast all local sourced produce with beautifully cooked bacon, sausages and a selection of teas and homemade breads. We will certainly return

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

My wife & I stayed here in May for one night.We stayed in drellingore,a superior room.However,it was small and the shower room/bath were open to the main bedroom,which was not to our liking.The public rooms were all fine,the food was fine but nothing exceptional.The restaurant was treated to their chef shouting at one of his staff during Dinner on two occasions,not what we or other guests want to hear judging by the faces!.
I received a request for some feedback from the hotel manager which I did,but never received a reply.The outstanding part of the stay was the staff-they were excellent throughout.Would i stay here again?-probably not.

Room Tip: Not drellingore if you are shy whilst bathing/showering
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marquis A, Manager at The Marquis at Alkham, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Thank you for taking time to review The Marquis.

We would like to apologise for the 'shouting chef' on occasion it can get stressful but there is no excuse.

Drellingore and the open plan bathroom is something different and not to everyone's liking, each of our rooms have a unique design and decor.

We are glad that you think our staff were excellent throughout your stay and we do hope that you will change your mind on returning in the future.

Kind regards

Janus Olason
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Additional Information about The Marquis at Alkham

Property: The Marquis at Alkham
Address: Alkham Valley Road | Alkham, Dover CT15 7DF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marquis at Alkham 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come on in. Take a look around. You might just be surprised. For while the Alkham Valley, indeed Alkham village itself, suggests genteel old England at its most rural and unspoiled, the Marquis itself is something else... It's a strikingly contemporary restaurant and hotel. The product of a major renovation in 2008, what was once the village's pub, The Marquis of Granby, has been utterly transformed. Space, light, fine furnishings and beautiful fabrics and the opportunity to fine tune every detail hasn't been missed. The restaurant is a revelation. Head Chef Andrew King's seasonally inspired and locally sourced menus are as fresh as they are imaginative, and the elegant 21st century styling is exceptional. Queen sized pocket sprung beds are swathed in the finest cotton. Sumptuous fabrics dress windows and chairs. And an eclectic collection of art completes the mood, the mix and the personality that makes this place unique. Boutique chic in the heart of the English countryside? You've found it. You've arrived. ... more   less 
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