Sitting within the Alkham Valley, The Marquis at Alkham offers boutique-style rooms and five star amenities. Surrounded by the folds of the Kent Downs, this hotel provides an ideal spot for countryside strolls, while Dover sights, such as the Castle, iconic White Cliffs and Western Heights are approximately a 12-minute drive away.
King-size beds, monsoon showers, under-floor heating, coffee makers and Egyptian cotton towels await guests inside the hotel’s bedrooms. There’s also an LCD TV, DVD player and complimentary DVD hire for evening entertainment.
A four-course tasting menu or afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the hotel’s AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, which also serves up a selection of Sunday lunches, lunchtime nibbles and evening meals.
A short walk away sits the hotel’s very own vineyard, which is open for guests to take a stroll around. Sparkling wine can be purchased exclusively at the hotel, either to accompany meals or as a memento of the stay.
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If zipping over to the village idyll of Eynsford, travellers enthused by archaeology should be sure to stop off at the Lullingstone Roman Villa which boasts some of the most excellently preserved remains in the UK.
The gentrified sprawl of the Knole House estate allures visitors with its lofty manor house, herds of deer, and literary ties to such celebrated writers as Virginia Woolf. Over 300 years of military history may be uncovered at the Royal Engineers Museum, which plays host to an illuminating collection of weapons, vehicles, and uniforms from a variety of cultures.