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Inn on the Lake Hotel


Watling Street,Shorne, Gravesend, DA12 3HB

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About the hotel

The Inn on the Lake is a privately owned modern seventy-eight bedroomed hotel with a fine restaurant and first class conference and banqueting facilities. It is rated four crown by the English Tourist Board. The hotel has direct access from the A2 London to Dover road but is set back in twelve acres of peaceful woodland with two fine lakes.

It is within one hour's drive of the Channel Tunnel and Ferry Ports and Central London, and just ten minutes from both the City of Rochester upon Medway and the Dartford Tunnel link with Essex and the M25 motorway around London. There is parking for over 250 cars. The Inn on the Lake is set close to the heart of Medway and Maritime Kent with attractions including Historic Rochester with it's Castle, Cathedral and Dickens Museum. Other sites of interest in Medway include the World Naval Base, Fort Amhurst and the Royal Engineers Museum. Other places of interest include Bluewater Shopping Centre, Leeds Castle and Canterbury. Every Saturday throughout the year a dinner dance is featured in the Lakeside Restaurant. Stars such as The Supremes, The Searchers, Ben E King and Boney M have recently performed here. Please phone for a 'What's On Guide'. We are ideal as a base for exploring both Kent and London and make an ideal stopover for coaches heading to and from Europe. We offer extremely competitive group rates with reductions for children and Sunday night stays.

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Showing Wednesday 7 December 2016 to Thursday 8 December 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout, 24 Hour Reception, Cots available, Wedding Licence, Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room, Telephone In Each Room, Limited Hours Room Service, Limited room service for hot food, Wake Up Call Available, Interconnecting rooms available, Pets Allowed, Ground floor bedrooms, Lift to all floors
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar
In Room Entertainment
TV, Satellite TV, Radio
Fishing, [Channels] News, [Channels] Sky Sports

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Between 15:00 and 00:00
By 12:00 hours
Max Child Age
Up to 12 years old
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

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Very Good

All reviews (55)

69% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Paul Bennington

  • December 2016


Staff are woefully unaware of the requirements of the 2010 Equality Act and tried to charge us for our guide dog, telling us it was hotel policy.

We were also challenged when going into the bar where the barman was unsure about allowing the guide dog where food was being served. I told him that if we were thrown out of the bar it would be illegal. Bar tables weren't always cleaned after they had been vacated and the crockery removed - we had to move to find a clean table. The bar food itself was very good and good value for money

Food from room service was left in corridors overnight so we had to be careful that our guide dog didn't try to eat any leftovers. They seemed to have skimped on the size of the double bed sheets as there was only about 6ins to tuck in on each side and, with the mattress cover underneath causing the sheet to shift in the night the sheet became untucked nearly every night. I had to ask fo milk for cereal and it seemed that an empty jug had been taken away and not replaced. The layout of the breakfast room was not the best given that I had to get things for my partner who is blind as well as myself. Tea and coffee were at one end of a large room with cereal, toast and fruit juice being located at the other end which meant a lot of walking around. Breakfast was reasonable but not always as hot as it might have been and on one day they ran out of hash browns - we were offered more of the other ingredients e.g. two sausages to make up for the shortfall. I have said that I would stay here again as it is very conveniently located for the friends we want to see when we are in the area. This is in the fervent hope that the issues raised are actually addressed by the hotel especially their awareness of their obligations in respect of guide dogs.

  • David A

  • November 2016

Inn on the Lake Hotel

We found the photos of the hotel found on laterooms, and other sites, to be misleading, the hotel is next to the A2, separated by only the car park.

In our room facing the lake, the traffic noise was barely audible with the windows closed. The room was spacious, the bed comfortable, the lake view was nice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The bar menu had plenty to choose from and was cheaper than the restaurant menu. My wife and I went up to change for dinner and the bar had got busy, showing how popular this place is. We ate in the restaurant. The deep fried Camembert we had for starter needed cooking a little bit longer to melt the cheese completely. We had steak for main course. My wife asked for hers medium rare, and it was more rare than medium. I asked for mine medium, and it was closer to medium rare. Other than that, no complaints about dinner. We enjoyed the decent sized slice of hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream that we had for desert. The room doors in this establishment are of the type that slam to shut. I tried shutting ours gently and it wouldn't. When we returned to our room, we were disturbed by room doors slamming shut until 1 am, as boozy guests returned. Not good for romance or sleeping. There was a good choice for breakfast, from cereal, yogurt, toast, full English and continental. Make sure you ask what choice there is for the full English. A guest, who sat at a table near ours, was told he could choose from six items. This was after ours had arrived and the waitress hadn't mentioned it to us. The breakfast could have been a bit hotter too. We returned to our room to pack before leaving. The cleaning staff turned up before we were ready, and said they had been told we had checked out. It said, in the information given to us when we checked in, that check out was by noon. We think they had a wedding party turning up for the weekend and they wanted to get things done early. What if we had a meeting, or something, Saturday morning and we didn't want to check out until noon?

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