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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   5 High Street | Charing Village, Charing TN27 0HU, England (Formerly The Royal Oak Inn)
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Ranked #2 of 2 Charing B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie J Southampton, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As per the Review below, we too stayed as part of a Groupon Package, given to us by our sons. I can honestly say that in just the 2 nights that we were there, we were made to feel so welcome, it felt like we were old friends! Ok, so maybe the rooms could do with a little update, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and tasty food but..... so many things need improving! Bed was lumpy and pillows only had pillow protectors (no pillow cases), kettle wouldn't stop boiling and not enough lighting in bedroom. It was cold when we arrived and although were told that heating would go on later it did not. Had a small electric heater that we plugged... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a Groupon deal and stayed for 2 nights, with breakfast both mornings and dinner one night. Cons: On arrival, we were told nothing about breakfast times, WiFi access, etc., nor were we asked if we wanted any information on things to do in the area (there are plenty in driving distance, though). Not what you'd expect at a 'family... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location for visiting places in Kent. Mostly friendly staff but the place was shabby and had a general "lackadaisical" air. The room was not ready so returned 5 hours later and it was still not ready. Staff checked twice to see if it was available then showed us to room. One pillowcase had obviously not been changed. Opened toiletries... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted a quiet break and somewhere central so we could visit Canterbury and Chatham Historic Dockyards. We arrived at about 6pm after spending the day in Canterbury. The staff were friendly and we were shown straight to our room 'Mirbeck'. The room is in a separate block to the pub so noise wasn't an issue. The... More

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Barkingside, null, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What a shame, place could be nice if cleaned properly. Carpet in the room filthy, teacups not cleaned properly and toiletries from previous guest still left in shower !! Wires coming out of wall and some bulbs not working. Had power cut whilst there and had to wait in darkness in room for 45 mins before anyone come to room.... More

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We booked our stay through an on-line offer. The Restaurant was great. Food took a while "due to a shift changeover" but it was worth the wait. Breakfast in the morning (cooked by our server not a chef in 'whites') was also good. However....the accommodation and initial welcome lacked the same service. Met by a girl on her 2nd shift... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed here for two nights, it's a nice place. It's clean and the staff are very nice, it's in a good area, with lots to do around. We were showed our room by a very friendly young boy who said the radiators would come on at 8pm, they didn't. We had a hot air fan at the top of... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Unfortunately there's not much to do or see in Charing although it is a charming little village. The oak seems to be one of the main placed for a drink/meal, it attracts all the local boozers which is not ideal if you're looking for a quiet and restful weekend. The owner was really nice but sadly the Oak does not... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

me and my husband stayed her for one night just to get away from our busy pub, the staff were excellent and the food lovely, excellent location, this is a lovely country village,even the regualars were very friendly and made us welcome

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Address: 5 High Street | Charing Village, Charing TN27 0HU, England (Formerly The Royal Oak Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Charing
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Charing
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oak 4*
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