Get an overview of this hotelRiverfront inn with free breakfast and restaurant


Situated on a river, this inn is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Britannia Theatre and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle. Historic Dockyard Chatham and Royal Engineers Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Property Features

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free inn. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include ATM/banking services and free breakfast.

Room Amenities

All 11 rooms offer free WiFi, hair dryers, and showers. Desks and free toiletries are also available to guests.

Ship & Trades ratings based on 66 Verified Reviews

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4.1 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Lovely comfortable room. A decent breakfast. 10 min drive to historic Rochester. *****
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Nice facility, location and food.

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Cons: Being able to order food to your room when busy.
Would recommend the hotel but book a table in advance to ensure you can eat in the evening. I was told I had could only order food if there was a free table but as it was valentines day, I was told the whole restaurant had been fully booked fro months. So as there were no tables free i could not order until there was a free table to order to. I asked if I could order to my room, I was told no, I asked if I could order food to come to the bar, they said no. So I had to go out to find somewhere.
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Enjoyed my short stay

5 out of 5
by from Cardiff
Posted Jan 20, 2017
Pros: Location and excellent food in the restaurant.
Room was clean and comfortable. Slept very well and excellent location.
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4 out of 5
Posted Dec 13, 2016
Quick check in, room was clean and comfortable although the shower wasn't very hot
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Ideal base for where we wanted to visit

4 out of 5
Posted Oct 7, 2016
Pros: Good atmosphere
Cons: Maybe a special on the day in restaurant
A little difficult to find but a good place to stay when visiting Chatham. Lively bar and restaurant. The fruit at breakfast looked the same on last day as first!
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3 out of 5
Posted Sep 15, 2016
Clean and tidy. Room was uncomfortably hot even with the fans provided. Really needs air con. I had a room at the back which overlooks the outdoor seating area (noisy) and the bins (??)
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Nice view of boats

4 out of 5
by from Gloucester & NZ
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Lovely rooms and friendly relaxed atmosphere. Nice location for shopping and harbour walks Staff were polite however could be a bit more attentive in the restaurant Room unfortunately had a noisy vent from the kitchen out the window which groaned all night All in all a very good stay
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pleasant room but terribly hot

2 out of 5
Posted Aug 9, 2016
Pros: Location and the room size and comfort of bed.
Cons: Have air con, or Change the windows so we can open them
The room was good, large, 2 armchairs, large and comfortable bed with a good size bathroom. However, one could only open a vent, the room was hot and despite 2 fans, either size of the bed( one of which was noisy and not much use) the room was very hot and we could not sleep. I would not recommend this hotel in summer. The breakfast was reasonable although the hotel staff were rather neutral in attitude
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Close to dockyard and easy for family to visit

5 out of 5
by from N Z
Posted Jul 30, 2016
Pros: Small, friendly, pleasant location. Particularly liked the breakfast menu which made a good change from the frequent fried ones of many other hotels.
Location: Chatham dockyard, Fort Amherst.
Enjoyable . Would stay here again. Late find and very pleasantly surprised. We did have a car and found the bus service easiky accessed.
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Nice hotel, not far from the train station

5 out of 5
by from East Sussex
Posted Jul 29, 2016
We were there for a funeral and had to collect from station on route, we were very pleased how close we were
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Property Amenities

Property Amenities

The inn offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Chatham inn also offers ATM/banking services and an elevator (lift). Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Ship & Trades is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 11 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • One meeting room 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowshoeing nearby 

Property Policies


Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Property Name

  • Ship Trades
  • Ship Trades Chatham
  • Ship Trades Inn
  • Ship Trades Inn Chatham
  • Ship & Trades Chatham, Kent, UK
  • The Ship & Trades Hotel Chatham
  • The Ship And Trades
  • Ship & Trades Chatham Kent UK

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.