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White Lion

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High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BD, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kent
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I decided that we both needed a night away from the stresses of life, and that Tenterden and the White Lion would be a good place to go. And it was. The rooms were lovely - clean, comfortable, a bit quirky. There was proper coffee and home-baked biscuits - whoever commented on this website that the biscuits... More 

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write some lovely comments for us. We can only apologise for the delay you experienced at breakfast and take on board all your niggles. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again. Kind regards The Management Team More 

London
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy to get the last room at the White Lion on a Saturday in June, as part of a sponty weekend away in Kent. The renovations have clearly been done with an eye for quality and there are plenty of really nice touches - also everything was spotless which is always so important. Our room on the... More 

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments We are proud of all the extra touches our rooms provide and do strive to make the guest experience as perfect as possible. I am pleased to hear your garment was returned successfully. Kind regards The Management Team More 

Frodsham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived unannounced at the hotel as we decided at last minute to stay overnight when visiting friends nearby. The hotel is, i think an old coaching inn with a large pub/restaurant on the main road through Tenterden. There's free car parking at the rear thought this was a little difficult to find initially. The receptionist was very friendly and welcoming.... More 

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your most positive comments. Such a pity you missed the opportunity to sample our freshly cooked English breakfast. We can only apologise if there wasn't a menu on the table but would like to offer you a complimentary breakfast of your choice from the menu , for the next time you visit us. Please ask... More 

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

We had extremely high hopes for our family meal here, fantastic wood fired pizza oven, dogs allowed in the bar, live blues guitar and children welcome. Sadly after about an hour it became obvious that our food wasn't coming - our food order had not been communicated to the kitchen. Boys were so disappointed. Ended up having fish and chips... More 

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Further to your tripadvisor review, we just wanted to say how sorry and saddened we are to hear that your family didn't receive their food that was ordered. Although we now know it was due to a technical hitch in the kitchen, this is no compensation to you. Please call us and speak to Martyn so we can discuss the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For us, the outstanding memory of staying here will be the young staff on duty in the afternoon and evening, who couldn't do enough to help. The girl who checked us in (and was later one of two superb waitresses at dinner) offered us fresh milk to take to the room, as well as iced water if we wanted it.... More 

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and sampled some things from the menu Kind regards The Management Team More 

Lancing, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been on holiday staying in appledore and have eaten in the white lion for four days and it has been lovely .very nice staff lovely food made to feel very welcome .and so was our irish setter Flynn they all loved him .brilliant dog friendly as well .see you all next year .

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Send our love to Flynn and we look forward to welcoming you all next year Kind regards The Management team More 

Alicante, Spain
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for work and after that we wanted to relax so to us, one of the best places in Tenterden. Really cute room and big. Food is excellent and staff is great. We wanted to go back last week but the hotel was completely fully booked so we had to book in another village but we went for... More 

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one at that Hopefully next time we will be welcoming you as a hotel guest Kind regards The Management Team More 

Elgin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely friendly lace to stay. The room was clean and the little touches of home made biscuits, and the fresh ground coffee, so special. All the group, 12 in total, had nothing but praise for the staff and the actual hotel.

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review It was very nice to meet the Pharaoh group and we are very pleased that you all had such a lovely time with us Kind regards The Management Team More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jenny and I were down in Kent on a Tourism Society event and as this property is featured by many of our N.European clients, we enjoyed a couple of drinks whilst soaking in the late evening sun on Sunday night. Lovely bar, extremely friendly staff, it speaks volumes that we have never had a complaint from the hundreds of tourists... More 

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one Next time you will have to suggest that the Tourisim group stays with us Kind regards The Management Team More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night whilst travelling for work. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Roma are good - furnished to a high standard. Little touches like home made biscuits and freshly ground coffee in the room were lovely. The continental breakfast included in the room price is good quality. Would visit again if I was in the area.

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WhiteLion-Manager, Front Office Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we will see you again soon, be it business or pleasure Kind regards The Management Team More 

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