- Very Good
- 14 guest reviews
"The location of the Tong Barn was fantastic. The room was a good size and the bed extremely comfortable. The lady who greeted us was extreme..."
"Fantastic place and staff, beautiful setting. Amazing value for money...."
"We arrived late but staff were very helpful. The room was a good size but the bathroom small and in need of a freshen up. Breakfast was deli..."
"Stayed here with my fiance to celebrate ny it's was so beautiful and remote very romantic. .. 💕 love it so much have booked it again for v..."
"Great service, very friendly and helpful. Informal feel. Communal areas perfect for a group to relax in. It was the perfect place for a big..."
About the hotel
Set in a Grade ll listed 17th Century barn, Tonge Barn is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and offers individually designed rooms with Oak beams and red brick walls. Breakfast is available in Tonge Barn`s spacious dining area, which features wooden floors and contemporary furnishings. Free Wi-Fi is available to all rooms.
An LCD,TV, tea and coffee making facilities and hair-dryer are included in each room at Tonge Barn, which also has en-suite bathrooms with power showers. Originally part of Tonge Mill the Country Park and the Mill Pond, which dates back to 450AD,Tonge Barn offers free parking. Sittingbourne town centre is just a 5 minute drive away and Canterbury`s historic city centre can be reached after a 30 minute drive.
- Disabled Facilities
- In room facilities
- Air conditioning in rooms , Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Iron And Board In Each Room , Minibar in each room
- Parking (charges may apply)
- Car parking available onsite
- In room entertainment
- TV , Satellite TV , [Channels] News , [Channels] Movies (Free) , [Channels] Foreign (Other) , [Channels] Music , [Channels] Childrens , Radio
- Hotel services
- Laundry/Valet Service , Wake Up Call Available , Currency Exchange
- Doctor on call , Ground floor bedrooms
- Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces
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- Until 11:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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79% would recommend it to a friend
A B& B with so much potential but hampered by apathy and filth
We arrived tired and late on Thursday evening.
I was asked whether the room was ok and I replied, 'Well it is ok and no more!' The room was named 'Wheat'. On closer examination and in the stark light of the next morning, I wish that I had said more the previous evening. I lifted the sheepskin rug in the room to discover a large cream stain on a dark carpet. The rug was therefore placed there to mask the stain (vomit?). There were no cups in the room for us to make a cup of tea. There was no hot water in the taps. The shower was filthy and the layers of dirt between the pipes and the toilet made me shudder. The only window to the room could not be opened fully because it was blocked by the bins and a tank. The light above the mirror was broken and the pull string for the lights was just that... with knot in it. The bin in the bathroom was metal and had stains down the front of it and was broken so that you had to use toilet paper to lift it for fear of touching whatever was on it.
Then came breakfast. We are vegetarian and Tonge Barn had been informed of this weeks before. We were presented with a meagre breakfast- half a tomato, one mushroom, a small spoonful of beans (which were off and tasted of vinegar), two eggs and one slice of toast. There was a large space on the plate where the meat element of the breakfast should have been.
I raised all of these issues with the only member of staff on site- she appeared to have to do everything. She said that she would move us. She showed us a room that she called a spa room. It had a number 2 on the door. It looked more like the photos on the site. She offered to move us. We agreed. When we returned later that day, we had been moved but the same member of staff informed us that it was not possible to move us to room 2 and we would have to have room 1. This led us to believe that room 2 was the 'show room' as it was not occupied at all during our stay.
Room 1- Well.... we had no hot water in 'Wheat' but we couldn't get the lopsided tap in room 1 to offer up any cold water. The light in the bathroom did not work either. The most unusual element of this room is the fact that it has no door to separate the bedroom and the toilet. There is a very unsatisfactory (?dirty) excuse for a string curtain hanging there. The carpets were ill fitting and, as you entered, not fitted at all. But it did have a wardrobe.
We did not bother to raise the issues in bedroom one as we were to vacate Tonge Barn the next day. We didn't want room 2 to be 'dangled' in front of us as to what we could and indeed should have had. Having said that, we did ask for two slices of bread on the second morning and that is exactly what we got. The owner of Tonge Barn really needs to read and react to the dreadful reviews that are being written about his business. He has lost our business and we visit this area regularly. My suggestion is...If you can afford it, visit the property which is at the top of the road.
Lovely location and excellent customer service
The location of the Tong Barn was fantastic.
The room was a good size and the bed extremely comfortable. The lady who greeted us was extremely nice and could not have been more helpful. She gave us a choice of the two rooms she had available and also provided us with a jug of fresh milk for a cup of tea. Unfortunately we found the room lighting very dark and the VERY small basin in the bathroom was unfit for purpose. With the shelf immediately above it and almost wider than the basin beneath, it was impossible to wash your hands or clean your teeth. There was also NO hot water to this sink. The shower was excellent and the towels soft and fluffy. The dining room and reception area were fabulous although also a little dark. Breakfast was excellent and the service quick and efficient. Sitting at two large tables we actually met some Australians also staying which was very nice. Overall a lovely place but bathroom and lighting need some more thought.