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The Marquis at Alkham
Ranked #5 of 38 Dover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Stayed overnight here at the start of our holiday. Most comfortable rooms we have experienced in UK for a long long time.
Food was pricey but cheaper options available eg. children didnt fancy chicken terrine and cod starter so had a filet steak and ice cream cheaper while we had a glorious 7 course taster menu.
Wonderful indeed. Mackerel in elderflower, duck, cod, beef, pane-cotta and an amazing souffle.
Can't afford too many nights here but great to experience at least once!

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Reviewed 7 August 2013

My husband and I just spent a weekend at The Marquis and really enjoyed it. Staff are friendly and helpful, the room was great (beautifully furnished and with lots of nice little touches - like having a stuffed 'guard dog' toy to put outside your room instead of a 'do not disturb' sign) and the terrace was perfect for sitting out in the sun.

The highlight for us was the restaurant - we had the four course 'Kentish' tasting menu and it was fabulous - really lovely food, interesting flavours, and at £30 a head, really good value (particularly compared with a main course on the standard menu at c. £20). I can't recommend it enough. Definitely worth booking in advance as it was very full the night we were there.

Breakfast was similarly very high quality.

Overall a very enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

My wife and I spent 4 nights in the smaller of the hotel's cottages. Very comfortable and well appointed. As it was very hot, the fact that it was cool and shaded was welcome but at other times I would find it too dark. Great grounds for our dogs, who are welcome in the cottages. We had two meals in the restaurant. Great food. Not cheap, but worth it. Service was at times slow and disorganised. We waited 15 minutes for a pre-dinner drink to arrive. A little thought perhaps needs to go into the organisation. Overall, though, a very pleasurable experience.

Room Tip: Did not see the rooms in the hotel. The larger of the cottages gets a little more sun.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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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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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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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.

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Additional Information about 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: £92 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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