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High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BD, England
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Ranked #3 of 11 Tenterden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Siobhan W Canterbury, 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent last minute booking and check out with Beverley. Really enjoyed the friendly and lively ambience of the bar where we enjoyed a pre supper cocktail. Very busy bar and restaurant,which was not surprising, as the food was excellent. Our room was very comfortable with thoughtful complimentary extras. Looking forward to a return visit. Good location in the centre of... More

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East Kent
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have just returned from a fantastic stay at this historic hotel. Our bedroom was wonderfully shabby chic and spotless, and we loved the individual little touches everywhere, as well as the mix of the wonderful Farrow & Ball paint colours in our room and the general decor throughout the hotel. The staff were very friendly and courteous, and dinner and... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed at the White Lion twice now, and both times I have been exceptionally impressed. An expertly managed and designed venue. Definitely a cut above the rest. The staff are very attentive and helpful, the menus are well thought out with the food excellently prepared, and very tasty. The accommodation is also very good; each room has it's... More

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

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay with us, and am pleased that you appreciated the extra level of detail and luxury that we like to offer our guests. I will make sure that your thoughts are passed on to the team - I know that they... More

Ferring, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a smashing stay at The White Lion.Room was lovely and clean.Fluffy dressing gowns and towels.Had a fantastic meal in the restaurant and good continental breakfast in the morning.Will be coming back soon.

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

Hi, Many thanks for your kind words about your stay with us; I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope we see you again soon. Kind regards Roger Norris Manager More

kent
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my husband and I's fourth stay at the White Lion but the first since it's massive refurbishment and want a transformation!. It has gone from a very nice but "tired" olde English hotel to a fantastic "boutique" style that would put many top city hotels to shame. The staff were attentive, polite and very friendly. Our room was... More

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

Hi, Many thanks for all your kind words about the quality of The White Lion after our refurbishment. It's great to hear from people who have stayed here in the past and who experience the 'wow' at the changes we have made to ensure you have a fantastic stay with us. Hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Roger... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I were in Tenderden for a wedding on a Saturday night. The wedding venue was fully booked so we used Tripadvisor to find somewhere to stay & settled on The White Lion and I'm glad we did. The (family) room was wonderful - massive comfortable bed, large flat screen tv, nice firm sofa & spotlessly clean. The... More

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

Hi Tina, Thanks for taking the time to share your joy after your stay with us. We appreciate your kind words. And don't worry about being picky...we are too, so we will make sure we address those small points that make the difference between a 4 and 5 star review for next time! Kind regards Roger Norris Manager More

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the White Lion prior to a special day - my husband was to drive a steam train at Tenterden as a Christmas treat. We arrived to a superb welcome by the incredibly friendly and attentive staff. Our room was a delight and the amenity basket with fresh ground coffee complete with cafetiere was a joy. We ate in... More

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

Hi Julie, We just love hearing that we could help make a special day even better for you both so thanks for sharing your thoughts on The White Lion. The staff read our reviews avidly so are all really pleased that you enjoyed evrything. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Roger Norris Manager More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a last minute booking for a short break and we decided upon the White Lion based on previous reviews. The hotel has been recently refurbished and our room (Appledore) did not disappoint. Tea, fresh ground coffee and homemade cookies were a great touch. All the staff were friendly and very helpful. We ate in the restaurant the 2... More

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

Hi, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so thanks for taking the time to share your experiences. Its so great for the team to hear when all the hard work and attention to detail pays off! See you again soon. Kind regards Roger Norris Manager More

Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stay at the White Lion on a regular basis and think its is great. The rooms are nice, the staff are friendly and helpful and most of all the best pizzas I have ever tasted. I have tried other food of the menu and that has always been good too.

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

Hi there, I have to say I agree completely with your love of our pizzas! They have been a fantastic addition to our menu and go down a storm. And please accept our appreciation for your kind words from one of our regular guests. We dont take anything for granted so love it when our friends return time after time.... More

Kent
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My wife and I stayed for 4 nts over the w/e and very much enjoyed our stay. The newly refurbished interior and bedrooms, individually named after local landmarks, are really smart and the included continental breakfasts were excellent. All staff were helpful and efficient. Car parking off the very busy High Street is a boon and numerous restaurants are within... More

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

What can I say? Love Tenterden, Love The White Lion! Thanks for your lovely review and hope to see you again another time as there is always more to explore around town and the local area. Kind regards Roger Norris Manager More

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Additional Information about White Lion

Also Known As:
White Lion Hotel
White Lion Tenterden
White Lion Tenterden, Kent
Address: High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Tenterden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Tenterden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Following a stunning recent refurbishment the White Lion Hotel now gracefully combines ‘olde world’ charms with a contemporary look and feel. All of the rooms (including family and superior rooms) have been delightfully re-furbished to provide guests with flat screen TVs displaying over 40 digital channels, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and new luxurious beds and bedding. Guests can also make use of the function and conference facilities, complimentary WiFi and the restaurant, serving quality fresh food sourced from the best suppliers. The pub remains the heart and soul of the White Lion Hotel and food is our specialty. The enhanced environment, combined with a fantastic new fresh food offer, allows guests to enjoy either a meal in our bar, or for more of an occasion dine in our restaurant. Diners and drinkers alike can also enjoy one of our many real ales or wines selected from around the world. The town itself has been described as ‘the Jewel of the Weald’, with wide tree lined streets, historic buildings, inns and a host of specialist shops. Out and about there are picture postcard villages to explore, manor houses and gardens, and of course, Leeds Castle, set in 500 acres of parkland. ... more   less 
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