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“Quirky barn experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Tonge Barn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tonge Mill | Church Road Tonge, Sittingbourne ME9 9AP, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Sittingbourne
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Quirky barn experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed from Friday 18 July to Monday 21 July, during a weekend of really hot weather, so it was delightful to stay in this garden chalet which opened onto a garden full of singing birds, rabbits on the grass, hammock and garden swing. The owner was very friendly and advised of a couple of places to eat. Staff were chatty, and friendly. The English breakfast was perfectly cooked and hot, coffee was good. Breakfast was served in an open area where guests were seated around a long table which encouraged conversations with other guests. Some guests may not like the fact that the bathroom area didn't have a door to it. A quirky, high standard stay.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Mannum, South Australia, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Our first time in the Kent area. Loved the ambience and location of this property. Barn conversion is very interesting with quirky dining and lounge areas.
There are a variety of rooms for guests to select according to personal requirements. The secluded garden at the back is lovely.
The breakfast was excellent and we enjoyed meeting other guests. Staff were very friendly.
Room was very clean and comfortable beds.
I hope to return to the UK one day and would definitely stay there again. Good value for money.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed with our two boys (1&4) for two nights and it was fantastic.
Great spotless family room, staff were very welcoming polite pleasant.
Full cooked breakfast each day was REALLY good! Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Wonderful place to stay. Good sized clean room with comfortable bed. Excellent breakfast with good choice of food. Very friendly staff.
I will definitely return to Tonge Barn next time I stay in Sittingbourne and would have no hesitation in recommending to my friends and family.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spent a night here in May for a local celebration and enjoyed it.

Our room was out in the back and was a good size with a good sized, comfy bed.

It was peaceful, with a good balance between traditional feel and mod con. Room was also clean and the only negative I have is that there was no door between the bedroom and the bathroom (including the loo!). Instead there was a kind of veil made of strands. This meant that you have to go outside or witness your partner use the toilet. Luckily we aren't shy!

The breakfast was very good but not be an intmate affair as there are two large tables for all guests. Again, not a problem fof us but may be for others.

All in all, good value, nice people, clean and quirky

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kent
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A colleague of mine spent a few days in this hotel and whilst I did not sleep in the hotel we spent many hours working together in his hotel room.

Plus Points

The location of the hotel is great being out in the countryside near the Tonge Mill where generations of local families have brought their children to feed the ducks and swans and enjoy a cream tea (including myself as a child and as a parent with my children)

We were able to sit outside the chalet style rooms and work al-fresco which was nice.
My colleague told me he had a good sleep so the beds are comfortable.
The chalet room was basic - rustic in design and fittings
Service was polite and helpful

Areas that are weaker

NO CHALET TOILET DOOR?????? the bathroom/toilet had just a beaded string screen between the bedroom and toilet which made life difficult in terms of privacy to say the least. Put a door please!

The walls are thin so sound carries - however there is not much the hotel can do about that

One has to have a car to get around as there is no bar or evening restaraunt.

The train line runs nearby so you have to get used to the sound of passing trains.

Conclusions

A pleasant and interesting experience none the less (Both views of myself and colleague)

Room Tip: My colleague stayed in No1 chalet
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barr, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A great recommendation, Brought us to this lovely accommodation, very relaxed and professionally run with a great breakfast.
Sylvia works very hard but she is always smiling and very pleasant

Thank you we will return soon hopefully

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tonge Mill | Church Road Tonge, Sittingbourne ME9 9AP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Sittingbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Sittingbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tonge Barn 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tonge near Sittingbourne is the setting for this Grade II listed 17th Century Tonge Barn which has recently been converted to form well appointed en-suite accommodation and function facilities. The Barn was formerly part of Tonge Mill Country Park and the Mill Pond whitch dates back to 450AD. The Tonge Barn is centrally located for accessibility to Sittingbourne, Faversham and Canterbury, and has its own beautifully landscaped gardens and car parking. ... more   less 
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