Practicalities – car park at the rear looks big enough for most guests. Access to the left of the B&B, narrowish drive but contractors who stay there were able to get their vans up. Wonderful and free internet – 3 wifi networks and at least one fast enough for Iplayer. Railway station and the town centre is about 10 mins walk away (turn left and keep going). Town Centre has good range of eateries. Locals pub about 100 yards away. Wetherspoons at the far end of the main street, around 15 mins walk.
Rooms – can only comment on my room, but the housekeeping was first class; room spotless. Bed very hard (I like my mattress to be firm, but this was something else). No less than 4 pillows for a single bed which was because they were all of the foam filled variety which flattens over time. My room faced the main road and was noisy. Large lorries go through all night. There is secondary double glazing which helps a bit. Rooms round the back would be much better. The usual kettle/coffee facilities. Towels and sheets of good quality.
Breakfast – good range. Nice conservatory to eat in. English breakfast of small to medium size and a bit formulaic but ingredients of good quality. Coffee served in a teacup once and usually not replenished. And then I was accused of taking the salt and pepper when I left. Could do better with this - I’ve had far better breakfasts in cheaper B&B’s.
Generally – this is an old building with steps here and there. Not sure how they’d cope with a wheelchair user. Nice garden to rear.
Not one I’d return to – the noisy location and hard bed would rule it out for me. But if you need to be in Sittingbourne this may well be as good as it gets. So just ask yourself whether you need to be in this unremarkable town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beaumont is a 300 year old converted barn in the heart of Sittingbourne. We offer clean, quality ensuite bedrooms with a great breakfast and helpful staff.All rooms have free wifi, digital TV and a great hospitality tray. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Beaumont Sittingbourne, Kent