We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (12)
Filter reviews
12 results
Traveller rating
12
0
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
12
0
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsenglish heritagecastle groundsroof terracewhite cliffspropertiesaccommodation
Filter
Updating list...
4 - 9 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2015

No real point in expanding on what others have already written. It appears that English Heritage are keeping the place in very good order. Hats off to all of the staff for that. We had fabulous weather whilst at Peverell's Tower, but I can imagine that even when bashed by all the bad weather that the Channel good throw at the castle, it would still be an experience. Worth visiting the White Cliffs Visitor Centre ( 10 mins drive ) and the newly opened Fan Bay Deep Shelter.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank moggsie31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent experience, loved the shower. Very well equipped kitchen, not to mention the out of hours access to Dover Castle grounds. Maybe worth taking slippers as the carpeting is limited. Going up the spiral staircase to the roof is brilliant.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank MartinChew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Stayed at Peverall's Tower for my partners birthday, (Monday 6th to Friday 10th January 2014) as previous reviews have stated it is the most amazing place. As it was so very early in the year the Castle itself is closed apart from Saturdays and Sundays so we were fortunate to have it all to ourselves for the duration of our stay. The accommodation and quality of the tower is outstanding, we were very fortunate with the weather and so made the most of the private roof terrace offering the most fabulous views of Dover below. Our stay was made even more special by English Heritage who upon hearing it was my partners birthday whilst we were there arranged for us to have our own guide for the whole day to take us anywhere within the castle we chose and also opened the gift shop! Our Guide Len HOWELL was absolutely fantastic, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his subject and a really lovely guy, we loved every minute of our day with him, it really was the icing on the birthday cake! Thank you English Heritage and most of all thank you Len and the lovely lady in the gift shop too. Have no idea how to trump this for my partners 50th birthday next year!!! We will be back

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Wendy R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 June 2013

This would have to be the most unique place we have stayed in and was the highlight of our trip around UK. A 12th / 13th century defensive tower converted into a comfortable apartment with all the mod cons! Beautiful location, awesome views and the grounds of the castle to ourselves after 6pm! It just doesn't get better than this. We were greeted by a welcome basket pack with eggs, bread, cheese wine and various other essentials. The kitchen facilities were in good order and it was a pleasure to cater for ourselves. We did not want to leave. Well done English Heritage and the housekeeper!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank LeaHXZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Peverell’s Tower has to have been one of the most unusual places in which we have ever stayed and we loved every minute we were there. Where else can you stay in a self contained apartment forming part of a late 12th/early 13th century gate and call it ‘home’?! The tower, forming part of the outer defensive curtain wall of Dover Castle, is owned by English Heritage and is one of their many ‘holiday lets’.

The house keeper had done a great job: There was no evidence of the previous guests and we felt as if it was our very own piece of the castle. A welcome hamper, complete with wine, fruit juice, bread, jam, butter, milk, tea, coffee etc was waiting for our arrival.

A roof terrace is accessed via an incredibly narrow and steep, stone, spiral staircase with a small door at the top – remember to duck! The views are nothing less than spectacular! Although your mind may take you back to medieval times, please remember that foreign nationals walking through the arch below you are visitors and should not be mistaken for invaders – Under no circumstance should you throw boiling oil, rocks or other objects upon their heads to protect the castle from attack!

Most of the accommodation is warmed with night storage heaters which cope well with even the harshest weather. The bathroom, located below the kitchen is slightly separate from the other accommodation and is heated by a large electric towel rail. This struggles a bit to keep the room warm when it is really cold outside. A large walk-in shower provides a powerful and rejuvenating jet of water with hot water available at all times.

The kitchen/diner has everything you can possibly need including a dish washer, washer/dryer, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. You will not want to eat out (buy your provisions before you arrive although a TESCO Extra is only a few miles away) because you will want to spend every single minute in the tower! The light and atmosphere changes throughout the day and evening.

The bedroom and lounge are both well furnished and very comfortable. All rooms have 21st century comfort and facilities.

You would expect windows to be fairly small in a defensive tower but everyone one of them has a view that you will not get anywhere else in the world.

An unexpected benefit of staying in the tower is that you can wander around the castle grounds before the paying visitors arrive or better still, after they leave. The evening is a fantastic time to stroll through the grounds by yourselves; watching the ferries dock below the cliffs or seeing the sun set towards Folkestone. At dusk, we were even able to see the lights on the French coast come to life. Staying in Peverell’s Tower (or the Sergeant Major’s House, the other English Heritage property available to rent) gives you free access to all of the castle grounds.

Save your pennies, cents or whatever currency you use – you must experience this at least once in your life!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank coastalchris
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews