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High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BD, England
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Ranked #4 of 11 Tenterden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. John, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite being housed in an old, traditional high street building, the hotel has very pleasing, recently refurbished, rooms with well appointed bathrooms and a very enjoyable restaurant for dinner or breakfast. The adjacent bar, very much like a traditional pub, has quite a buzz and attracts quite a lot of local business. But what really makes the difference is the... More

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

We have just had a two night break at this lovely hotel in the heart of Tenterden. We were offered a very warm welcome and stayed in a king room with crisp bed linen, an elegant country-style décor, a pristine bathroom and tea, coffee and biscuits in the room. A selection of leaflets advising of local things to see and... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weekend had been booked by friends who had stayed there before and rated the place highly. It seems it has gone more boutique. We stayed in Chapel Down room, which was at the top over facing the beer garden and road. The Friday night we had noise from customers but was not excessive , not enough to put us... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a king size room for our 20th wedding anniversary celebration. The room was lovely, the bed oh so comfortable, the bathroom well appointed and there was even freshly ground coffee, cafetiere and fresh milk available to make a drink. Food was wonderful. We had Sunday lunch and the family joined us for that. All were so complimentary about... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One night booked last minute. Central location and on site parking a big plus together with universally friendly and efficient staff. Recently refurbished room was not enormous but very comfy with nice touches such as fresh milk, fresh coffee, biscuits etc. also a big wall mounted TV. Can see noise might be an issue if you sleep with the window... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stayed here for one night . Lovely room but very hot , one very big down fall for us a delivery at 7 in the morning so was not a happy lady x will stay here again if we r down that way.The high street is lovely .

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights to attend a wedding. Upon check in we had to wait a short while for the lady to finish serving in the bar area.. However, was greeted and shown to our beautiful room! Super king bed, tastefully decorated .. A hamper of Tea, freshly ground coffee and amazing freshly baked shortcake. Ate here twice, had... More

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WhiteLion-Manager, General Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Hi MrsMUk, many thanks for taking the time to give your reveiw of your stay with us and I appreciate the feedback and the good and the poor. I will ask the chefs to re-visit the nut roast to make it better as a starter; I agree with you on the pizzas though - they are becoming legendary! With regard... More

Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
45 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Clean comfortable rooms above a nice pub/bar. Good restaurant, with varied menu. I had a pizza from their special oven and it was excellent, my husband was also pleased with his steak. The service let this property down. The check in and out was protracted, the lady working the bar also had to do the check ins. Also difficulty at... More

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WhiteLion-Manager, General Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Hi, As I mentioned in my previous review response, when we get things wrong, we stand up and are counted. I am very sorry we got our staffing levels wrong at the time that you checked in, and that we put you in a slightly embarrassing situation after your payment the night before had not been processed correctly on our... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I can honestly say I have never experienced such friendly polite service in a pub before. I was visiting Tenterden (from London) for the first time, staying with a friend. We were served by 5 people in total and all of them were really friendly, helpful and charming. Unfortunately my friend is moving away but I am determined to go... More

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WhiteLion-Manager, General Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

It's not often that reading a review makes us blush so much but we know we have done what we set out to acheive when we reads such lovely, genuine praise. We stand up and are counted when we are not as perfect as we try to be, but it is so much of a positive motivation when we hear... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed in the Bodiam room, a large, comfortable room over the entrance. Lots of space, sitting area, a comfortable bed and a fan was provided. On a warm weekend when we wanted to keep the windows it was quite noisy but otherwise this is a good room. There are plenty of rooms away from the front of the hotel.... More

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WhiteLion-Manager, General Manager at White Lion, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your kind words about your stay with us. Bodiam is a truly lovely room I agree and we try our best to have customers keep the noise down outside! Next time, maybe ask for Biddenden or St Michaels which are to the rear of the hotel and we will see if they are available. Kind regards... More

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Address: High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Tenterden
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