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Reviews - Ship and Trades

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1 MARITIME WAY CHATHAM MARITIME, CHATHAM, ME4 3ER
Naval heritage meets contemporary style at the Ship and Trades, in the heart of Chatham stylish marina.

Dating from 1875, the Ship and Trades’ basic structure is a steel frame that once housed dockyard offices and an engineering shop.

The 'skeleton' has been totally transformed into an ultra-modern bar, restaurant and hotel, overlooking one of the yacht basins at the former Royal Naval Dockyard.

The inside has been transformed into a stylish, contemporary space, with feature fireplaces, a comfortable lounge area and two “snugs” for more intimate gatherings. Images of boats, maps and ropework celebrate the area’s nautical heritage.

Comfortable furnishings and soft lighting create a relaxed, laid-back ambience, in which guests can enjoy bar meals, snacks and Shepherd Neame’s selection of traditional Kentish ales, distinctive international lagers and carefully-selected new world wines. The contemporary style also extends to the 11 bedrooms.

Outside, there is ample waterfront seating overlooking the pleasure boats in the marina and across the River Medway to Upnor Castle.

The pub is a short stroll from Dickens World, The Historic Dockyard Chatham and Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre and just a mile from Rochester, with its Norman castle and cathedral.

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Overall score Guest rating scores since January 2013 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 36 reviews
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94% recommended this accommodation to a friend 92% would stay again
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Not a 4* Hotel
I liked the decor and how the old working building has been renovated in an Inn. Well situated on the marina and the view was nice in the morning in the winter rising sunshine.
The room was nice, the shower a bit awkward and the lampshades dusty.
No dinner on offer after 9pm (at least on Sunday night).
I requested a vegetarian breakfast that was nothing out of the ordinary and instead of Quorn sausages I was given a replacement without being made aware before hand. I would not appraise customers' services although the waitress was polite.

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m guerin

From UK
Who stayed in December 2014

Travelling alone

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Weekend away
Very nice room, great location and food was excellent.
would definitely stay again

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vanessa m

From UK
Who stayed in November 2014

Couple

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Nice room, great location and the breakfast was really nice. We would definitely stay here again.

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Angela B

From Bexleyheath, UK
Who stayed in November 2014

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Great stay!
Ship & Trades was a delightful change from the usual chain hotels I normally end up staying in, for work purposes. Staff were friendly & helpful. Room was plentiful with a great shower. Food was very good quality & huge portions. Thanks! :)

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C WALKER

From LEICESTER, UK
Who stayed in October 2014

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Enjoyable stay, Clean accommodation. Good value for money. Girl who served at breakfast had excellent manner, and first class customer service skills. Well done!

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J Rea

From Barton upon Humber, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

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Excellent little place to stay
We stayed overnight, they let us book in early, the staff were great, the room was v. clean and just about the right size. Shower was fab.

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Dawn B

From Ramsgate, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Great place. Went on a sunny evening so it wa a little noisey as it is a pub/hotel.
Lovely accommodation .
Only problem is the bed was so squeaky you couldn't even turn over with out waking each other up.
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l martin

From Maidstone, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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A great place to stay in a good location for all the local attractions.

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D Gale

From Whitstable, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Memorable stay
Great atmosphere with very interesting pictures and internal design.
Food was wonderful , plenty of choice for all tastes and cooked perfectly.
Customer service from all staff was excellent , they all wanted to go the extra mile
With genuine enthusiasm . Would recommend a stay.

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Pamela W

From Nottingham, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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fabulous hotel in a great location. the room was lovely. great food definetly go there again

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nicola w

From UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Couple

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