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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 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
elliedan2014 Surrey, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked accommodation at The Oak back in June, for six of us on a walking weekend in Kent. I phoned the hotel a couple of days before we arrived to confirm our booking. The phone was answered by someone who was clearly behind the bar at the hotel. It was very noisy and as he was having difficulty hearing... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night 4th October, the room was lovely, clean and modern with free wifi. The food was good value for money and delicious all freshly cooked. Breakfast was just what we wanted with lots of choice! All staff were very friendly and attentive and willing to help with anything. Plenty of parking, and Charing itself is a... More

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant location and a comfortable enough room. Staff were helpful but a common phrase through the stay was "sorry, we don't have ..... ", whether it was food items on the menu ( no Eton Mess? What is the world coming to? ), wines on the wine menu ( at another table ) and even standard toiletries - on... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

stayed overnight on 16 sept. room excellent, food excellent, real bar/real ale. good value, within 20 minutes of channel ports. well recommended. having driven 400 miles in france, this was an ideal stopover before facing a further 350 miles to Newcastle.

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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We first stayed here 5 years ago on a stopover and loved it so much we decided to book it again when making a similar journey last weekend. We should perhaps have read the reviews but as it was such a success then, and the website didn't seem to have changed much, we didn't consider the fact that the place... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Took a friend for lunch rather disappointing. They were 'a chef down' but didn't really care, admittedly we hadn't booked. On a very hot July day everyone seemed to have a 'cba' attitude and we felt 'in the way'. Shame it used to be very good here with excellent food and great atmosphere - well - no more sadly. the... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed for two nights. Staff were friendly in restaurant however there seemed to be no one in charge. Service was ok and food was good.breakfast was either full English or cereals juices toast etc.Decor in restaurant was shabby and it was very dimly lit. We had a room overlooking the rear of the hotel. It was adequate for the two... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Over priced. Don't stay here unless you have too. It was clearly once a lovely pub but that was some time in the past. Mismanaged and haphazard. Avoid. The rooms are adequate as are the bathrooms. Food, when available was poor. No food on sun evenings.

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The hotel suffered from a lack of management and oversight. Different people appeared to be in charge at all times. The TV handset did not work. The Wi Fi did not work in the room. When I enquired at the bar about this I was told we have to find the router first! The WiFi eventually worked in the bar... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We booked a table and arrived to an empty restaurant and no staff to be seen (should have left at this point). There was an attempt at friendliness - which was nice - just shame that this same level of attentiveness didn't follow through to the food. In short, my main complaints were: lipstick on the glasses; a 'caesar salad'... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oak 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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