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“Truly warm welcome” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Bull Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Wrotham B&B and Inns
Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Truly warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I was purchased a travel zoo voucher when I recently left my job. It was for the Bull hotel and included a three course meal and a room and breakfast for two.The staff were welcoming and friendly and the hotel was pleasantly warm as was our garret room. After settling in we went down to dinner and it was great to be welcomed into the restaurant and seated at a comfortable table in sight of an open fire (It was snowing)The food exceeded our expectations and went down very well. The wine list was impressive as was the selection of decent real ale, just as well we were staying overnight .A really good nights sleep in a cosy bed and up for breakfast ;the works! and all really good quality sourced produce. Will be looking for another job so I can get another stay there!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Paul S
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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France
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

This place does not live up to the website. We paid £89 for Superior Room which had the most impractical (and recent) bathroom imaginable. Glad we didn't go for an ordinary room! It was impossible to use the tiny washbasin without getting water everywhere. Neither did we like being asked to pay when checking in and being told it was not possible to charge food and drinks to the room bill. Having said that, the food and drinks were very good. But we won't be coming back.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank plumedenom
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Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Stayed here for one night on our way to the Eurotunnel. We arrived quite late but were welcomed without any issues and shown to our room on the 3rd floor. This was a lovely room built within the confines of a really old, and I'm sure, protected building. So even with all these limitations the room was lovely with plenty of room and also with a very nice bathroom. When we booked and said we would be late we were asked to phone if we thought we'd be after the kitchen closed (9pm I think) and they would keep something for us - a nice touch. We didn't need to do that after all. The food was very good in the bar and also the breakfast was quite good. There is plenty of parking at the back and the hotel was easy to find just off the motorway. The hotel is also pet friendly. I would definitely stay again if passing that way.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ajh1000
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

This is a very old building so if you want ultra modern stick to the chains. If you want old world charm, great local food and comfortable rooms then come here. We stayed in a basic upper room which had a small but well appointed and perfectly usable en-suite. The bed was firm and comfortable, everything was clean and we slept most soundly. They have upgraded a lot recently and it certainly shows. A good stay and quite exceptional meals.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

How this hotel qualifies for a 4 star AA rating is difficult to comprehend. Our room on the second floor did not have a wardrobe or even a hanging rail, and the en-suite bathroom was the smallest imaginable - about 2'4" x 7'0" (70 x 210cm) including the shower cubicle. To get to the far side of the bed entailed leaning over at almost 45 degrees due to the sloping ceiling, and the view from the window was dominated by two converging roof slopes. The floor was just bare floor boards (no rugs), and finally there was only one single-measure sachet of coffee provided (albeit with a reasonable number of tea-bags). Character might be one thing but not at the expense of basic amenities. Dinner and breakfast were very good however.

Room Tip: First floor rooms probably larger.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Rogheath
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I recently stayed at the bull the staff were polite the lady that checked us in was lovely recommened places to visit explained how to use all the lights in the room. She also served our meal and drinks .thank you should have got your name !The food was amazing start to finish !.The room was exceptable considering the price. We will stay again a fantastic stay and meal .thank you

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kiss m
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stayed here for a saturday night on a voucher. The reception was very dismal, and it took some time to get attention to book in. We were shown to our room, which was small but looked acceptable, until we worked out the practicalities. Virtually no wardrobe space, nowhere to store a suitcase, a shelf arrangement on one side of the bed and nothing on the other, one low power lamp on the shelf - inadequate once it got dark, no storage or shelving in the shower room, an annoying plastic shower curtain, and worst of all the noisey extractor for the kitchen was right outside the window. A disappointing room.
We went down to the bar for a drink before dinner, and were greeted warmly by the attentive friendly staff....and the beer was good. Our food order was taken as we sat in the bar. We went to our table when we had finished our drinks. Everything was going smoothly. Then the food was served. Excellent. This made up for the room, but when are hotels going to learn that its the whole package thats important. This was a superb pub and restaurant with friendly efficient staff totally let down by the room. I presume from the layout that the room next door was very similar to ours. I am aware its a very old building with limitations, but I suggest the owners look seriously at rearanging, perhaps combining, and updating the 2 rooms. Hopefully the result would be 1 happy customer prepared to return, rather than 2 unhappy customers that write bad reviews.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richard S
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Property: The Bull Hotel
Address: Bull Lane, Wrotham TN15 7RF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Wrotham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Wrotham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bull Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated between Sevenoaks and Maidstone with easy access to M20, M26 and M25. Newly renovated in 2012, this privately owned 13th century inn is now a 4 star AA rated hotel. In the historic village of Wrotham, The Bull Hotel has retained its original charm and has a spacious lounge bar with sofas and open fires. There is a large car park on site and the hotel has free wi-fi access. The AA rosette restaurant serves delicious a la carte and bar meals made using fresh local produce. Ideally situated for local country walks, golf, Brandshatch race circuit and shopping at nearby Bluewater and Lakeside. ... more   less 
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