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75% would recommend it to a friend
Superb place, really is staying in a stately home though you do have to sleep in motel type rooms in the grounds thats fine and they are well appointed, ideal place to stay for quick stop over or a country break - would love to go back for longer.
Peaceful hotel with character
Lovely, peaceful location set down a long drive, well away from the road.
We had a first floor room and the windows opened fully which is a big plus for stuffy nights. The accommodation is set a very short, uphill walk from the main building so although there was a wedding reception on one of the evenings that we stayed, it didn't disturb us at all. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the room and especially the quality of the bedding. Breakfast was served in a conservatory with far-reaching views and all the staff were smiley and helpful A lovely hotel with character, definitely not like a fast turnover, budget hotel with the associated trappings!
As you drive up the drive you are blown away by the imposing building which you assume is the hotel...well it is....kind of..
The reception, lounges, bar and restaurant are there but the accommodation is in wooden student accommodation. To be fair they have done their best to make it look and feel 4 star but it doesnt quite work. Everything creaked every time someone came in the building and the room was warm and stuffy even when it was cool outside. I was glad to see plans for new accommodation which looks the part but sadly the current arrangement left us disappointed.
A little disappointing
I think one of the biggest disappointments was that the accommodation is off up the hill in some uninspiring institutional looking blocks.
The web site and reality didn't really marry up.
Great place to stay
Initially a little disappointed as a wedding was taking place over our visit but the quality of service and accommodation we received was faultless.
The staff set up special rooms so that non wedding guests could eat and drink and the service they provided was excellent. The accommodation was very clean and the hotel grounds were lovely to stroll around. We would recommend Salomons especially the customer service experience.
Didn't live up to expectations
The Old Hall and grounds have a faded charm and quirky historical points of interest that should make this a great destination.
However, the sleeping accommodation is in charmless 60's ex-student blocks which really spoils the experience.
Having said that, things were clean and tidy and the staff were helpful.
Garden of England
The Salomon Estate puts my faith back in the known long term title of Kent being the Garden of England.
The estate, buildings, staff, accommodation, food and are absolutely superb. The staff were very informative, giving advice when required. The food was excellent served in a very serene, clean and airy dining area. The accommodation was very good, again clean, the ambiance very restful, we both had a very good nights sleep woken only by the birds singing. The garden and grounds are superb, well tended with the added bonus of all the wildlife so often not found,
Lovely Hotel and very helpful staff
We stayed here for a wedding so just one night, bu the staff couldn't do enough on check-in and allowed a later check-out to tie in with our transfer times.
Rooms were lovely and absolutely spotless. Couldn't fault it. Thank you.
We stayed here before my sisters hen do.
the room was clean and the shower worked well. thought it was a bit odd to have the wardrobe in the bathroom. Would have liked some hot chocolate sachets in the room rather than having to order room service or walk down the hill to the main building.
Overpriced and pretentious
Check in and check out process painfully slow.
When I booked the room I wasn't told that it was 250 yards uphill from the main block. A mini bar in the room would be good idea. Decorations and finishing look shoddy and "temporary". For this price I would have expected a decent breakfast. There was little choice of fruit and no cooked fish. Coffee is out of an urn and definitely not fresh