We booked two apartments, Hythe and Hever, for a family wedding in Kent and we had the most wonderful time. The space allowed the younger members of the party some extra freedom and we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast whilst sitting in the sunshine on Sunday morning. We loved the quirky nature of this old and rambling hotel, with the wood panelling and generous sized rooms and we were sad our three day stay ended all too soon. The bathrooms are modern and the apartments warm and well equipped, with iron and board and plenty of kitchen utensils, masses of coat hangers, etc., but you do need to bring your own hair drier.
Just two points which perhaps could be addressed. The double mattress in the Hythe apartment was truly uncomfortable and I believe that also applied to Hever. The coils of the mattress springs could be felt throughout the night. Also we arrived, with young children, after a long and very difficult journey lasting nearly seven hours and upon arrival, the children were fractious, tired and hungry and we were desperately wanting to get them fed and into bed, but the first thing we had to do was to pay the bill in full and listen to a long and rambling explanation of how the keys worked. It would have been more empathetic had we been welcomed and shown to our rooms and one of us asked to return to reception to settle the account, the majority of which had been paid nearly three months previously anyway.
That apart, it was a fun and really enjoyable three day stay and we would definitely stay again, perhaps in apartment with a view. Thank you.
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- The Grand Folkestone, Kent