We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8XJ, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Spa Hotel to your Saves list
The Spa Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Write a Review

221 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    65
    90
    37
    16
    13
See reviews for
39
84
9
37
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (56)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms, bathrooms and overall facilities of the hotel are of a very good standard. It's especially nice to have a large bathroom, which many rooms do have. Unfortunately, there are lots of niggling little problems, each relatively insignificant but taken together show an overall lack of care. For example, there was a 10 minute wait to check in as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were large, clean and quiet; however, the beds were hard but I suppose that's an individual choice. Breakfast overpriced for what it was at £14 (even for children) with very greasy English breakfast. Tea for two in lobby was disappointing -- one small cup of tea each, without a top up of hot water, £6 each. The pool was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel itself is a fine old building, with magnificent dining room overlooking garden. Our standard double room was decent size and decor, and very clean with lovely modern bathroom. The buffet breakfast fat £13 per person is slightly overpriced. The spa was disappointing, the space is poorly organised, a bit shabby and the pool itself is quite small (10m).... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay in hotel. Large rooms, slightly old fashioned décor but spotlessly clean and breakfast lovely, although we had to wait for toast and this arrived after we had finished breakfast. Staff in champagne bar and night porter were particularly polite and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have booked this hotel for my wedding in 2015 (We're getting married at Penshurst Place, 15 minutes away). I booked this through the venue, and a friend’s recommendation, and wasn't disappointed. The main lounge is lovely and welcoming, I don’t think it looks tired at all (I’ve seen this in some reviews). Our room was spacious and clean and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, UK
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed on a Friday night so that we could eat in TW. We had a traditional executive room - a bit -1980s Laura Ashley in style, but generously proportioned with a huge if oddly arranged ensuite. Although on 2nd floor overlooking the rear and some ominously large extractor fans, we were blissfully unaware of any noise even with the windows... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
37 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

stayed here for work one night, everything was clean and service efficient. The hotel has character but there was nothing that wowed me, the food/rooms were good but not great. Be aware that breakfast can also take a while to arrive, I think that for the business market (which it appeared to cater to) a hot buffet breakfast may be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Diss, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A much needed peaceful and restful overnight, lovely views from our enveloping four poster bed. Had time to enjoy fabulous big bath and a really nice vegan friendly full English breakfast, very appreciated. Would happily stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Spotlessly clean, pleasing decor, uncomfortable beds. Breakfast excellent , dinner was average but we were with a big group! Service and some hotel staff average. Treatments and Pool very good. Just sneaked Hotel into very good rather than good, when you put everything together !

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Lovely location, walking distance to town, but just outside in quieter, greener area. Very friendly and helpful staff in all functions including Spa a, comfortable rooms, attractive grounds and very good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Spa Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Spa Hotel

Also Known As:
The Hotel Royal Tunbridge Wells
The Hotel
The Spa Hotel Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Address: Mount Ephraim, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8XJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Royal Tunbridge Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Spa Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 18th century mansion is situated within 14 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, just a short walk from the town centre. Facilities include 70 bedrooms, spa and leisure club, contemporary bar and award winning restaurant, ample free car parking and wifi. The Hotel has undergone significant, sympathetic refurbishment since it was purchased by the Scragg family in 2007 and is now the Hotel of choice in Royal Tunbridge Wells. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Expedia so you can book your The Spa Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Spa Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.