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.

“A great stopover for France”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wateringbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Stayed at this hotel for just £29 a room so instead of driving direct to France from Norfolk we stayed over the night before. We enjoyed a nice meal in the Chef & Brewer adjoining the hotel although we found drinks a bit pricey. Only 30 mins to Eurotunnel so felt refreshed when we set off the next morning. Comfy rooms and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sharon H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (381)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

254 - 260 of 381 reviews

Reviewed 16 September 2013

Having stayed in quite a few Premier Inns we found this one to be very old. It would really benefit from being updated. As we walked through the corridors it had that dusty hoover bag smell. It really needed new carpets and paintwork. The restaurant was quite nice with beams and character. The menu was varied and the food very good indeed. We have a problem with the breakfast being cold in the morning but this was soon rectified. All in all a nice overnight stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank LJBS2704
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 September 2013

We enjoyed our stay here. Yes, it was hot but - come on - let's not complain at having a hot summer at last! A fan wa sprovided in the room. Yes, there was road noise but no worse than anywhere else in the 21st century. And, I am pleased to be able to report that the hanging baskets were in full bloom. The welcome we received (Lynsey i think) was very very friendly, immediately felt at home. The room wa sstandard Premier Inn and not a srun down as other reviews seem to suggest. The breakfast was excellent (although they did run out of fruit for the Monday morning), and was cooked fresh. Very tasty and nicely prsented. An exceelent base for Chartwell, ghtham Mote and Scotney Castle. We will be back when visiting this lovely part of the world - too often overlookd by people rushing to Dover (a mere 45 minutes away)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DevonHare
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I usually give PI hotels good write-ups, but sadly this is not going to be one of them. This hotel is on the main road running through the village of Wateringbury. At the door we were greeted by two huge hanging baskets of petunias. Very nice. The other similar baskets hanging along the hotel frontage would have been similarly nice, if only someone had bothered to water them. Instead they were all practically dead. I had a downstairs room at the front - slightly smaller than usual but with a huge window at the end of the room it seemed airy enough (see photo).

The first bad sign was finding several hairs on one of the spare pillows and the other one also looked slept on. Back to reception with those. I later found a hair in the bath. Yuk. Other poor signs of housekeeping were a large area of dirty dust motes on the locked (room adjoinging) door in the bathroom (see photo) and a similar build up of dust coating the cage of the desk fan. This dust had taken a long time to build up. The decor was heavy magnolia and the hotel is in need of a make-over. The coving in my room had a huge stain (see photo) and my bed did not get made on the second day. On checking out I was asked if everything was ok and when I mentioned poor decorative state and the dust motes on fan and door, the housekeeper, who was at the desk at the time, got a bit defensive, excusing the dust by saying the fans had been in constant use. I pointed out it only took 10 seconds to switch a fan off and dust it. I didn't bother mentioning the other issues; I got the feeling they would not go down very well either.

Housekeeping aside, a big problem with this hotel is that you cannot get a signal on your phone unless you stand by the road and have a lucky day. Even the TV kept getting an interupted signal and freezing occasionally. I couldn't even buy any wifi time either for my laptop as there appeared to be no signal to log on to.

I have stayed at many PI hotels but this was the worst for decor and housekeeping. But the IT issues were the final nail in the coffin for me and I would not go back there for this reason alone even if the hotel had been great. Which is a shame as this hotel is in a good location for me to return to.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ashbymouse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
WhitbreadHotels, Online Customer Service at Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. It really matters to us that our guests enjoy every aspect of their stay. We sincerely apologise that on this occasion our hotel fell far short of your expectations. Please email your details to talktous@whitbread.com. Your feedback is very much appreciated as it enables us to improve standards. Please be assured that the issues raised will be fully investigated. Thank you once again for your review.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This was an overnight stop en route to the Dover Cruise Terminal and we chose it as our first choice was fully booked.
We were not disappointed,however, and the only slight downside was that it was slightly further off the Motorway than Maidstone.
The beds and bed linen were of a superb standard for the money and with a good quality restaurant attached ,it has everything for an over night stop.
The breakfasts were comprehensive with a massive choice even for healthy eaters.
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff attached to Premier Inns. There was no air-con but they had put an efficient fan in every room.
Reliability is what you get!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DianeP478
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

My Partner and I stayed here for one night, as he was taking part in the Bewl Triathlon. Its a small hotel with fantastic restaurant attached. The room was clean and tidy with a huge bed. Our room over looked the car park and it is on the main road and at times when we had the window open it was very noisey. But other than that is lovely hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank girliegirl123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I stayed in the hotel last weekend as I was attending a wedding in the area. We wanted to check in before we got to the wedding so we arrived just before midday. The receptionist was very friendly and advised that check in wasn't available yet but if we could wait till 12.30 they would get a room ready for us. We had plenty of time so went next door to the pub for a drink where they were also offering local strawberries and cherries - nice touch.
As offered our room was ready at 12.30 and we were able to take our bags up to our room. There is no air con but there was a fan available in the room. The room was a good size for a twin, the usual amenities for a premier inn and we had a comfortable stay.
Hot breakfast next day in teh pub was amde to order rather than taking it from a buffet station which I thought was better as it came out fresh and when you wanted it (we have stayed at premier inns before where there is a queue for breakfast as they can't get food out quick enough!)
All in all a good stay - very nice staff, clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank kimberley z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Wateringbury
3.4 mi away
Hadlow Manor Hotel
Hadlow Manor Hotel
#1 of 1 in Hadlow
296 reviews
4.2 mi away
Travelodge Maidstone Central
Travelodge Maidstone Central
#11 of 17 in Maidstone
505 reviews
4.9 mi away
Holiday Inn Maidstone - Sevenoaks
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4 mi away
Premier Inn Maidstone Town Centre Hotel
4.1 mi away
Premier Inn Maidstone (Leybourne) Hotel
4.6 mi away
Premier Inn Maidstone (Sandling) Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) Hotel

Address: 103 Tonbridge Road, Wateringbury ME18 5NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Wateringbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wateringbury
Price Range: £45 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Premier Inn at Wateringbury is a 40 bedroom hotel with a Chef and Brewer adjacent. We are located in a village setting away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre but still only a 5 minute drive to the town. We offer an exclusive Good Night Guarantee, if you are not happy with your stay we do not expect you to pay.Our prices start from £51 per room per night. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA, Premier Inn and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Premier Inn Maidstone (a26/ Wateringbury) Hotel Wateringbury
Premier Inn Maidstone (A26/Wateringbury) Hotel Kent

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing