Ratings based on 97 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom South Wales

Nice hotel close to the Historic Naval Dockyard

Posted Mar 16, 2015
Pros: Location, marina, restaurant, quiet and easy to park.
Cons: Larger television and runny poached eggs.
Location: Near to the Historic Naval Dockyard at Chatham.
My Mum and I stayed for Mother's Day weekend. I chose the hotel for its proximity to the Historic Naval Dockyard at Chatham. We were taking one of the Call the Midwife tours there along with afternoon tea. Although it took a while to find someone to check us in all staff were very friendly and helpful. The room had everything we needed including extra pillows and blankets. The television was rather small but did not bother us. We liked the fact that the room had Fairtrade tea, coffee and hot chocolate. I had asked for a quiet room and that was certainly what we had, no noise from downstairs bar at all. Free car parking on site. We ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent. There were a few parties there and all the food we saw looked great. A lot of the items at breakfast were organic or Fairtrade. Full English breakfast was brought to the table, help yourself to cereals, fruit juice and tea and coffee. Poached egg being hard was our only negative. Would certainly stay here again. We enjoyed looking over the marina and seeing the swans go past.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom reading

Posted Mar 9, 2015
A great hotel in an excellent location. Room was spotless & comfortable, food was amazing with a great bar as well as restaurant available. I would recommend to anyone.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Dover, Kent

Short Theatre weekend break

Posted Feb 24, 2015
Pros: It had "olde world" charm and was ideally situated.
Cons: Nothing!
Location: It wasn't too far from the theatre, but there are numerous shops, a cinema and plenty of restaurants within the vicinity.
A gem of an hotel located in a good area offering all amenities. We were here for a visit to the Central Theatre, Chatham and could not fault this hotel at all. The room was lovely and cosy, with a flavour of the sea wherever you looked. The breakfast was spot on and the restaurant has a wonderful view of the Medway. Would certainly book into this hotel again if we are ever in the area in the future.
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Bedford UK

interesting refurbished dockyard work shed

Posted Jan 13, 2015
Pros: the engineering artefacts
Cons: the fire light in the room and the insulation from sound and the hot water. Has a touch of Fawlty Towers about it
Location: See above
Great location, reasonable parking in January, annoying fire safety light on all night, paper thin walls and no hot water one morning. I wonder about outside noise in the good weather with pub tables outside by the water and a plethora of boating hoorays. Great baby steam engine in foyer which drove an overhead shaft just outside and three very large grindstones in the days of a working dock. Traditional WWII tug boats outside, steam and two stroke diesel plus others open to look round on Saturdays, more than compensated for the all night light torture. Sticky tape and a pole to reach the fitting would fix the problem. everyone very friendly and loads of shops, including a Cadburys outlet, chippy and multi screen cinema. Near to the engineers museum and historic Chatham dockyard museum, Rochester castle etc.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Nigelfrom Tunbridge Wells

Ok, for the price.

Posted Dec 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
Nice looking room, but it was damp and smelt. Could not see out of the high windows. Cooked breakfast ok, but nothing special.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by robertfrom west yorkshire

pleasant stay

Posted Dec 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
clean and tidy hotel, near dickens world. ample free parking. food good and very high standard. other choice of restaurants about 5-10 mins walk away. booked again to stay
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Bente Cfrom Stavanger

Et bra hotell med sjarm og karakter!

Posted Nov 10, 2014 on Hotels.com
Dette er et hotell som skiller seg ut! Det morsomt og gjennomført innredet, har gode senger, veldig god frokost og bra beliggenhet. Like ved hotellet er de bedre restaurantene i Gillingham og det var koselig å spise frokost med utsikt til havnen. Vi har allerede bestilt rom her for vår neste tur til Kent!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Helenfrom Bristol

Perfect

Posted Nov 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
Very nice staff. Good value.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom west sussex

Comfortable night's stay

Posted Sep 17, 2014
Pros: Comfortable and clean plus great food
Cons: Triple glazing on the windows at the front of the hotel, overlooking the car park.
Location: Chatham Dockyard
Spent one night here after visiting Chatham Dockyard. Very comfortable stay, clean room,comfortable beds.had an evening meal in the bar. Excellent food and large helpings. Superb breakfast included in the room rate. Plenty of choice, including continental vegetarian as well as a traditional full english. The only thing I would say is try and choose a room overlooking the marina and not the car park. Although it was quiet during the night, it was very noisy early in the morning. Also quite difficult to find in the maze of the one way system, we could see the hotel but took ages to actually get to it!!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Northampton

wish stayed longer

Posted Sep 16, 2014
Pros: The full breakfast - best I have tasted.
Location: Chatham dockyard.
We both really enjoyed our stay at the Ship & Trades (brewery hotel). Room 1 was clean and comfortable. The breakfast is taken in the restaurant with great views across the marina. The breakfast was really tasty with the thick bacon slices and a scrumptious sausage. Staff were attentive. The bar is trendy and the popular. Nearby is the historic dockyard. Great spot.