We travel by train whenever possible (and affordable) and are always pleased to find accommodation conveniently located for railway stations. As its name suggests, this pub/hotel is superbly located in that regard. It has been sensitively restored inside and out; this is not a bland chain but a place with real character. Our double bedroom was comfortable and had plenty of room (it was, I think, the largest), if beginning to show a little wear at the edges. It was, however, clean and were it not for the very hot and rather humid weather we should probably have slept perfectly rather than adequately. Be warned though that the pub is on the corner of two fairly busy roads, and that at least on Friday and Saturday evenings the local youth seem to enjoy their alcohol in a fairly raucous fashion - the glazing in the large (and old) sash windows is single, not double.... staff will provide earplugs if you need them! The staff were consistently friendly and helpful, but bear in mind that this is a pub and not a hotel and so Reception is one end of the bar, not a separate facility. The beer is excellent. Like another, less sympathetic reviewer, neither of us eats meat, but all that was required at breakfast was a brief word to this effect and a suitably modified meal was provided without any problem. Alas! the breakfast failed my kipper test (i.e. there was none on offer), but in every other respect - including a choice of teas - was well up to the mark. As the banner on the outside of the building aptly puts it 'We're still not as cheap as Wetherspoons'..... Bearing in mind that breakfast is included, £70 per night for a double room in the south of England is fair if not outstanding value. Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Railway Hotel is a classic spacious Victorian hotel with seven en-suite bedrooms. Each room is comfortably appointed with ample tea/coffee making facilities, free unlimited wireless broadband and large car park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Railway Hotel Faversham, Kent