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“Welcoming and unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ship & Trades

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Ship & Trades
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Chatham
Nottingham
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33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Welcoming and unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Stayed on business and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Great hosts who were friendly and helpful. Rooms were very nice with large bath and very comfortable bed. Bar area was busy and vibrant and the location was perfect, sitting on the marina with great views and atmosphere. Easy parking and good prices on both room rate and food.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lichtenfels, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I'm amazed by the bad reviews here, though there was a wee bit of noise (but no more than that) from people leaving the pub, but I heard nothing from the supermarket and found it extremely convenient. I came here with a group of 7 Germans and every one of them loved the place - great location, and the interior design is magnificent. I shall certainly be coming again - love it! Breakfast very decent, too!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Romford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This hotel is not what we expected from the write up, the room was noisy from the pub underneath especially when people left and were awaiting taxi’s, the room had a funny smell which we could not get rid of even though I sprayed air freshener around the room, the TV did not work, no Wifi anywhere in the building, the crockery was dirty and the evening meal vegetables were cold. The area around is very bleak
The only positive was that the Co-op was next door to be able to buy the air freshener

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I have stayed in the Chatham area a few times on business and often called into the Ship and Trades for a drink and a pub meal. This time I thought I would stay there. I was not disappointed, the room I was given had a queen size bed, very spacious and great veiws over the marina. The pub is usually busy with drinkers and diners, which proves its standards are good. I ate upstairs in the restaurant, same menu as downstairs but elevated views over dockyard and marina. The hotel is themed with marine engineering memorabelia and is the more interesting for it. A very original place to stay with friendly and helpful staff,

Room Tip: I stayed in room 8, very comfortable and views over marina.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

This hotel is set above the local branch of the Co Operative (CO-OP) If you want to be woken by very loud deliveries at 5am on a Saturday morning, please enjoy.
Upon arrival, good luck at finding anybody at the desk. I was eventually attended to by a very nice lady but given no information other than up the stairs and turn right.
The room was hot and stuffy. They provide a fan for your use. If you can sleep through the noise of it, good luck again.
I chose to sweat it out.
Plus side.
The breakfast was rather good, the food in the pub restaurant was fine although rather expensive. The bar staff are numerous and expert at avoiding your eye for attention. I asked for two clean wine glasses and was told that they are all dirty! The guy just wandered off.
Other than that, it overlooks a rather large car park and not the marina as promised.
I sadly would not darken this particular doorstep again. There are hotels in abundance in the locality and I really enjoyed my trip to Chatham Dockyard which is very local.

Room Tip: If you have nothing nice to say, its sometimes wiser to say nothing at all, my old granny said.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liphook, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

An interesting location for a hotel in the dockyard at Chatham, full of nautical flavour. The room was comfortable, but it was in the end overshadowed by the noise from the deliveries timed for the crack of dawn to the Coop store located beneath the bedrooms. There was also no air conditioning in the room which made the stay very challenging given that the weekend happened to coincide with one of the rare very hot days in the English summer! The staff were helpful and friendly. The breakfasts were excellent.

Room Tip: Not sure there are rooms that are sufficiently distant from the comings and goings of the Coop deliv...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Overal the Hotel / Inn was really nice and perfect for our requirements. The service and greeting was lovely both upon arrival and when leaving. The room was clean and decorated within the theme of the area, which i liked.
The breakfast that was included was brilliant and gave us the perfect start the next day.

The only issue we had and this wasnt totally the fault of the hotel but... because the Inn is located next to a Co-Op store, we were woken at 6.15am by loud banging and lift noises from the lorry delivering the bread. Maybe installing thicker glass may solve this issue.

Other than that it was a nice place and i would recommend it but request a room at the back of the hotel away from the delivery area.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ship & Trades
Address: The Ship & Trades Hotel Maritime Way, Chatham ME4 3ER, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Chatham
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Chatham
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ship & Trades 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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