Chilston Park Hotel
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Flying to New York tomorrow & have 2 nights rushing around before we meet Tommy & Jacqueline in Denver to head for them there Rockies. Leaving an Indian Summer behind too.
Fixed Monday's puncture, got quite a bit of the garden put to bed - M25 Challenge in the ...
... an exhibition on the Canterbury Tales written by Geoffry Chaucer, who live here. It was a less realistic attraction than some we had been to, but provided us with a few laughs and brought the Canterbury Tales that we had studied at school, in the distant past.
went to the Roman museum, that has a section of pavement built by the romans complete with mosaic floor, presumed to be a pathway in one of their bath house building found when excavating the site to after the Blitz of the ...
... having trouble finding The Leather Bottle, which dated back to 1640 and was covered in Dickens memorabilia, the food was lovely and the atmosphere brilliant. The building is original tudor and the inside covered in prints, paintings, quotes and paintings of Dickens work, including a chair he used to sit in to write.
Back through the narrow windy country road to Rochester for the ...
... iron as opposed to mud. Although in most of the many thunderstorms the mud floor often washed away!
On our first day we were thrown into it headfirst, we milked one of the many goats, then milked a cow, chased the giraffes from the garden, and then made chipati over the fire for dinner. All adorned in Masai jewellery that they had given us as a welcome presents! We soon got into it, and by the end were able to sit in the smoked filled kitchen and help peel some of the many ...
... more massive engines and machines... including a massive plate bender (like a mangle for metal but HUGE), a destroyer and a sub in dry dock, and a tall ship; as well as a vast collection of sheds and buildings many of which are now used by various small businesses and also by the art college.
There is a police museum, with a tardis outside... a micro brewery, and the place lends itself as a location for films.
(Indeed, we saw it on Foyle's ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Chilston Park Hotel Maidstone
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
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!
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.
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.
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??
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.