I had a two night stay here. I was very wary due to all the negative comments, but the reason I chose this hotel was that it is a historical building at the end of historical rochester high street. Charles Dickens even visited, so I was not expecting it to be in tip top condition.
That said, I will say that the owners really should invest a little in basic repairs. The hotel has character,, that smell .... thats not rot, thats AGE... true the beds are not so comfortable and should perhaps be changed, but seriously, I enjoyed staying in the hotel, to be able to sleep in rooms that all manner of people in history have slept in before.
I would return if the owners put a bit of money into the place, its not always that east, but I am sure the rochester banks would have interest in a loan to maintain this important building.
Thanks :-) see you next month.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kings Head Hotel Bar & Kitchen was recently taken over by new management on 1st sept 2013 .The Bar has been refitted in a shabby chic style with a hint of history offering a wide range of cocktails , wines & spirits The Brand new Kitchen Grill menu offers both light bites , sandwiches & a tasty selection of meat dishes, The Hotel is currently at a basic standard but clean & comfortable, over the next few months each room will be given a facelift and transformed to the same high standard of the downstairs bar. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kings Head Hotel Rochester, Kent