Chilston Park Hotel

Boughton Lane, Maidstone, Kent, England, ME17 2BE, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Preparation

A travel blog entry by livvysayers

Is it sad that I'm already packed, when I'm not leaving for 10 days? I'm so excited that I'm struggling to think about anything else - physics is not a main focus at the moment. Presents are all wrapped and tucked safely at the bottom of my case, ready for when I arrive - it's going to be ...

Home wet home

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Although we had left Falmouth early we arrived into Dover only at 7am. We had opted for a 9 am departure so had a leisurely breakfast thinking to let all the passengers with flights and a need to be somewhere get off ahead of us. We should have been the last departure but the luggage was still being unloaded when we got the go ahead at 9.30am and we were lucky our bags were all there. we had to wait for Enterprise to bring ...

Calais

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... two world wars? The motorway to Calais takes us past so many famous places, the sites of so many graveyards from the Great War. We arrive at Jean's just after lunch. It has really been so nice to see friends and family this holiday. English plumbing is so ...

May 8, 2013

A travel blog entry by narabouts

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... bridge to the Isle of Skye. We stopped for coffee at the Watermill Café and then made our way to Portree, which is the main town on the Island, to buy a camera card and a book of first class stamps in readiness for P C madness! This refers to postcards not to political correctness (I don't think that I have ever been accused of the latter!) My children and my sister, however, will verify the former! I just can't resist ...

Finding roots in Maidstone, Staplehurst, Headcorn

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... bus back to Maidstone. We chatted with a friendly local couple on the bus who we recognized as being on the bus out that morning. They had been on a long walk around the Staplehurst area and highly recommended the many walk trails in this area of Kent. We also found out that they love ballroom dancing.

Arriving back in Maidstone, we walked up towards our B&B and stopped at the White Horse Pub again for an excellent dinner ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Boughton Lane, Maidstone, is near Leeds Castle and Kent's Native Architecture Hall Houses.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Chilston Park Hotel Maidstone

    Nice setting - let down on a few fronts

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    We stayed here on Saturday night after a last minute booking on the Friday; as a result we got a great rate (£80per night for the room). The house itself is very beautiful, and the grounds stunning.

    Could do better

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    Good value for money (via laterooms ( 90pnpr))

    nice old hotel, nice grounds, but the little things let it down.

    Bedrooms, whilst clean were stuffy no fan (no ac) so windows open..to hear. the background noise from the M20 and the Eurostar.

    Dirty windows in the dining area.

    small room no views from the window.

    Staff clothes were not clean.

    Flowers were dead and in dirty water.

    Food was ok.

    Large plasma tv. was broken, and replacement tv. had no remote control.

    Breakfast finished at 9:30

    The staff were always polite,

    Wonderful Hotel with simply the best service and food!

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    My partner and I stayed at Chilston Park through a recomendation of a close friend. We couldnt believe how good the service was. We were greeted inthe car park just like you would in a London 5 star hotel. We felt very special.

    The whole place was lovely and in the evening the drawing room was candle lit which gave a fantastic atmosphere. We dined in the restaurant and can honestly say the food was remarkable as was Sebastian our waiter.

    It will be along time before this memory passes by.

    There was a wedding on at the hotel but it was managed in a way so that it did not effect any other guests.

    Fantastic hotel in wonderful grounds. will stay again.

    Letting the standards slip

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    My husband and were married here 3 years ago and it was perfect. Since then we have been back four times. The staff are friendly but the turnover is high except for June who is wounderful and has been there for years and ensures that any private party or wedding runs smoothly and to perfection. On this occasion we booked an overnight stay and specifically booked the main house, which we confirmed two weeks in advance. On arrival they had booked us into the stable block and not the main house. Luckily they had a room that had just been refurbished, only the 42" plasma screen didn't work and the telephone didn't work which we didn't mind too much but wished we'd been told.

    Almost but not quite

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    Only classic rooms available which should have been fine if it had been a true 4 star hotel as it proclaims. Small room (which they tried to make look bigger with a large mirror at the foot of the bed) with no air conditioning and no extractor fan in the bathroom meant all mirrors fogged up (including the big mirror in the main room). Rooms were not soundproofed in any way and conversations (and other noises!!!) were clearly heard. Weddings lasting till after midnight and 3am nocturnal activities of our neighbours meant that we didn't get much sleep on the Sat night, so you can imagine we did not make the 10am Sunday breakfast ? what 4 star hotel finishes breakfast service at 10am on a Sunday??

    Great Restaurant

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    A great restaurant in a peaceful setting. Prices are very reasonable, the food was tasty and I loved sitting in their drawing room with the open fire after lunch. Good place for a special lunch or dinner.

    Disappointed

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    I booked a Superior Four Poster room to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. After reading a review on this site about a 'noisy room' and knowing that my wife is a light sleeper, I requested that we be allocated a quiet room and confirmed this with an e-mail.

    On entering our room I discovered that we had the noisy room and saw the kitchens extractor fans outside our window. I was told that these fans are not switched off at night so we decided to take our money and go home. Avoid Room Treen! and the one below it....

    The staff when we arrived were very helpful but couldn't move us because the hotel was full.

    Lovely, relaxing place

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    My boyfriend booked this hotel over the easter bank holiday for us, on a deal of dinner bed and breakfast, and we had a wonderful time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the shared space (lounge etc..) was intimate but big enough to accomodate everyone. They added in loads of nice touches, like bucks fizz on arrival, hot cross buns, and housekeeping even came round with a lindt chocolate bunny!! The real rabbits are very cute and tame- if you're a softee, almost worth a trip just to see them!

    Pre-Christmas chillout!

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    I booked four rooms at the hotel for a weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday with 6 of my closest girlfriends. I cannot put into words just how marvellous a weekend we had.

    Better to eat at than stay in?

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    Stayed here in June 2004. It is nicely set in countryside with lakes, thus had both rabbits (which were very used to the human company) and ducks and other waterfowl. Lots of car parking space, as this is a popular venue for weddings and there some of these were being celebrated while we were there. They did not really disturb us, but we had asked for a quiet room. On the subject of rooms - some of these are 'themed'. We had 'Safari'. It had two crudely made four-poster beds that were solid to sleep on. The view was across a flat roof to another wall. It was not as good as it should have been for the price. It was reasonably large. I cannot speak too highly of the quality of the food and the care of the restaurant staff. They were good. Down sides - there were too many trays of food left too long in corridors and the room we were in just did not appeal. The latter is a matter of personal taste, though. Good wine list and if the food does not have quite what you wanted it is worth asking. Sunday breakfast was a disappointment after the pleasure of Saturdays, though, with a buffet in a separate room, the fruit juice with ice cubes in it and the food midly warm to cold. Really handy for Leeds Castle and the lovely little garden and house at Stoneacre.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Chilston Park Hotel Maidstone

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent