we booked through social living; all the pictures of the hotel must have been taken a good many years ago, because the stark reality is different. arrived there after a five hour journey from staffordshire. car park was covered in a green hosepipe. no trip hazard signs.we were stopping for three nights. the room was very dark. inside the sliding door wardrobe was hanging off, there was approximately twenty flies in the the bath,cobwebs everywhere and the room was very grubby.on entering the restaurant which bore no resemblance to the pics on the website. the a la carte restaurant had cobwebs hanging off the ceiling on the windows and even hanging off a flower arrangement in the window, there was also damp patches everywhere on walls and ceilings. the a la carte menu looked promising although expensive if you were not dining through the deal.but in reality we received watered down soup,tinned veg and tough fatty meat not to mention desserts both of us couldn't finish.we did not stop the nights we had booked because the whole experience left us disappointed and cheated.i spoke to the the manager and told of our findings.but i got the feeling he had heard it all before.we finally got home at three o'clock in the morning completely drained by the whole affair.i have spoken to social living on my return home and they are looking into it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blazing Donkey is a 22 bedroom country hotel located near to Sandwich in Kent. The hotel boasts its ownrestaurant, and has a cosy bar and stunning garden with terrace for guests to enjoy. The hotel is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Richard and Sherry Martin. The accommodation at the hotel is arranged in a courtyard and each of the well appointed en/suite roomsenjoy rural views. The rooms have flat screen TV's and baths with showers. Parking for guests is free.The hotel enjoys a very mixed patronage; from leisure break visitors, business travellersGolfers and wedding guests. The hotel is one of Kent's most popular special occasionvenues, and with good reason as the facilities are as extensive as the surroundings are beautiful. The hotel's restaurant produces a regularly changing menu inspired mainly from locally sourced produce. Lunch and dinner is served daily. Visitors can also enjoy morning coffees and afternoon cream teas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blazing Donkey Hotel Ham
- Blazing Donkey Ham, Kent