The Marquis at Alkham
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- Located in a 200 year old former village inn
- Just 5 miles from Dover
- Free Wi-Fi
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The Marquis at Alkham is a 200 year old former village inn that has been converted into an upscale boutique hotel and fine dining restaurant. Nestled in the heart of Kent’s picturesque Alkham Valley you will be surrounded in luxury combined with the most beautiful natural setting. The hotels location means it is just five miles from Dover, five minutes from the M20 and ten minutes from the Channel Tunnel and Dover’s ferry port making it perfect for overnight stays either on the way or returning from the Continent.
Relax and unwind in the opulent rooms at The Marquis at Alkham with each room décor having its own unique Olde English story behind it. Rich colours and plush fabrics add a touch of luxury while welcoming you into a cosy atmosphere. Each room comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cafetiere coffee, tea & bottled spring water, LCD TV, under floor heating and separate bathrooms featuring monsoon showers.
While staying at The Marquis at Alkham take advantage of the fine dining restaurant within the hotel. With a choice of several seasonally inspired menus boasting fresh, local flavours and ingredients to create tantalising dishes by some of the best chefs in Kent.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 10
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Name: Kearsney
- Distance: 2.5 miles
- Name: GATWICK AIRPORT
- Distance: 74 miles
- Baby Listening
- Interconnecting Rooms
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 08:00
- Monday to Friday: 07:30
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 10:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Nearest Rail Name: Kearsney Distance: 2.5 miles
- Nearest Airport Name: Gatwick Airport Distance: 74 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 500 reviews
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Stay Date: 08/2017, Robbie H wrote this review.
After a 110 mile journey we arrived to find that there was a wedding party at the hotel and this meant that the restaurant was closed for evening dinner to other guests ! I chose this location as a venue for my wife and I to stay at as we were workin… See more
After a 110 mile journey we arrived to find that there was a wedding party at the hotel and this meant that the restaurant was closed for evening dinner to other guests ! I chose this location as a venue for my wife and I to stay at as we were working in Dover the next day and wanted a comfortable hotel to stay at that had a good reputation for its food. I spent £149 for a one nights stay in a deluxe room and wanted to be somewhere I could relax and enjoy good food and drink in a single location. I vented my frustration at the reception staff as I could have been advised by email or telephone after I made my booking 2 days beforehand that the restaurant was not going to be available. Although apologetic they really could not be bothered about my complaint and recommended a couple of eateries we could dine out at. After chilling out over a bottle of wine at the bar (which we were allowed to use), we sourced a pub that we wanted to eat at and asked for a taxi to be called for us .....even this seem to be too much bother for reception. Luckily we had an excellent meal at our chosen venue (see revue on The Lydden Bell) and the annoyance was the cost of a £30 round trip taxi to do this. When we arrived back at The Marquis at around 10pm, the wedding function was in full swing (loud DJ in presence) so we attempted to order a desert wine to end our evening. This took some effort as we became the invisible guests as the wedding party was far more important. We finally got a desert wine and headed off to our room where we drank wine in an effort to numb the pain of an awful disco going on downstairs. The music came to an end at about 11.30pm so we rested our very tired heads. In the morning we went for breakfast at 7.30am sharp where we were met with a very pleasant female member of staff. Although the breakfast was OK what was noticeable was the debris on the dining room floor from the previous nights party ! When it came to check out I was amazed that my complaint was not recognised from the check in as I was expecting a discount to made to my £149 room bill. The same female member of staff was kind enough to deduct some drinks we had at the bar and said she would pass my comments on. I have waited 24 hours to be contacted by a senior member by The Marquis but I have not had any contact whatsoever. I can only conclude that they have absolutely no care for my valid complaint. We would have been better off staying at a large hotel chain within Dover but we like to support the independent hotels but clearly hotels like The Marquis do not need such custom. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, funfamily20172017 wrote this review.
Slightly anxious on the drive here having looked at these reviews. We did not go into the whole hotel but did not find it shabby at all. We had booked afternoon tea, it was perfect. The equivalent of one round of sandwiches each plus a large scone… See more
Slightly anxious on the drive here having looked at these reviews. We did not go into the whole hotel but did not find it shabby at all. We had booked afternoon tea, it was perfect. The equivalent of one round of sandwiches each plus a large scone, eclair, cupcake and carrot cake. Unlimited tea and coffee and glass of fizz. Attentive but not obtrusive staff. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Collapse
First class experiance
Stay Date: 07/2017, michael c wrote this review.
We decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary here and we were not disappointed. We had the 7 course tasting menu, with each course beautifully presented and extremely tasty. The service was excellent with the waitresses respecting our privacy, bu… See more
We decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary here and we were not disappointed. We had the 7 course tasting menu, with each course beautifully presented and extremely tasty. The service was excellent with the waitresses respecting our privacy, but were on hand when needed. The only minor complaint would be that the room we stayed in was looking a little tired but the food more than made up for that! Well done to Stephen and the team Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, 511lesliea wrote this review.
As usual fabulous food and great hospitality, combined with a well equipped bedroom. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort. You can stay for a night or a week and explore the area. Combine it with a trip to the old church behind, or in… See more
As usual fabulous food and great hospitality, combined with a well equipped bedroom. A bit off the beaten track but well worth the effort. You can stay for a night or a week and explore the area. Combine it with a trip to the old church behind, or indeed use it as a wedding venue with church adjoining. Collapse
Stay Date: 07/2017, JDGMM wrote this review.
We were treated to a 2 night stay here by our daughter and decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary in style. And we were not disappointed. Booking: had to leave a message, but was called back very quickly, very friendly chat, all sorted. Arriv… See more
We were treated to a 2 night stay here by our daughter and decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary in style. And we were not disappointed. Booking: had to leave a message, but was called back very quickly, very friendly chat, all sorted. Arrival: booked in with the minimum of fuss, (surname spelt wrong, OMG, I almost left) shown to a beautiful room, massive bed, lovely decor, amazing bathroom, our own little terrace and wifi you could run a Norfolk village on. Nice touch was the tea and coffee offering, a coffee maker, teapot and bottles of water, and if you wanted ice or fresh milk, it was provided on request. Tea: had afternoon tea in the very nice dining room, there was no choice offered for the sarnies, what we had was perfect, but if you are a bit fussy or have allergies, let them know, I am sure they would accommodate. The tea consisted of smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber, and ham and tomato finger sarnies, all delicious. The cakes were a real treat, warm scones with clotted cream and jam, homemade carrot cake, (most moist), a lemon meringue cake, meringue with cream and strawberry and an eclair. All beautifully presented and each item explained to us by the lovely waitress. A pot of tea went perfectly with the food, many varieties on offer, but we are simple folk, English Breakfast is what we like.....and made with leaves not any old tea bag. Dinner: to be honest, having read the description, 'a four course meal' I was expecting to be presented a menu and choose my meal, however, and this is perhaps something that needs making clear in the blurb for the offer we bought, this was a four course tasting menu, and we had no alternative. Having said that, it was incredible and they did check that we were happy with what was on offer. We ate dishes we might not normally try, gazpacho, salmon with wasabi mayo, lamb so tender it was a joy to eat, and panna cotta that was created by a higher life form! I eat out a lot and this was perhaps one of the best meals I have had in UK, (I once had a burger in Auckland that may have been my best world wide), I tried dishes I might not have ever tried and you know what, I am glad I did. But if you book a deal, and are a bit fussy, just check first. The chef is an artist and I am sure would be very disappointed if you were not delighted. We had an open mind and it worked. Again the service was spot on, a lovely way to celebrate 20 years of marriage. Breakfast: perhaps the nicest muesli ever, fresh fruit, meats, croissant, cereals, and that was before the cooked stuff. I had the English, wife went for smoked salmon and scrambled egg (an extra £3, a tad unnecessary perhaps) but it was all very nice, again served beautifully. I drink coffee like it's going out of fashion so would have liked a bit more than 2 cups but I could have asked for more. Bar: we spent a bit more than we planned, the drinks are not cheap, but quality is not cheap and the wine was amazing, even the beer was a brand I have never tried and I loved it, but in all, we spent a lot on just drinks at the bar. Three pints and two large glasses of Sauvignon came to almost £40 with service Conclusion: it was a lovely break, the Marquis is staffed by a team of friendly and kind people, everyone from front of house,to the lovely lady who serviced our room and the waitresses were just spot on. I was a little surprised to be charged a service charge, especially as I didn't notice until after I'd given a separate cash gratuity, but hey, they were worth it. The food was brilliant, the room faultless (apart from a lose shower fitting, you know which one!) and I would definitely go back. Thank you to the team at the Marquis, a lovely couple of days. Collapse
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