Not only is Kent the Garden of England, home to some of the UK’s finest countryside, it is also the perfect choice for a break by the sea, with a dramatic coastline featuring beautiful blue-flag beaches.
Coastal towns Broadstairs and Deal were recently named as among the top 30 best places for a weekend retreat in The Times newspaper.
Deal was also named the Daily Telegraph’s High Street of the Year in January, with one judge describing it as ‘A mix of jolly seaside, cool groove and time stood still’.
Visitors eager to discover what makes the towns so special, need look no further for a luxurious, friendly welcome during their stay than at Shepherd Neame’s premier hotels.
Dating back to 1760, and a former residence of Victorian author Charles Dickens, the Royal Albion in Broadstairs is steeped in history but with a 21st century approach to style and comfort. It has an unrivalled location, situated in the middle of the quaint town, yet with rear landscaped gardens leading on to the promenade with direct access to the beach. Many of its 21 bedrooms offer stunning views across Viking Bay.
An early 18th century Georgian hotel, The Royal in Deal also boasts a picturesque seafront location, just a short stroll from the pier, Deal Castle, and the award-winning High Street. It has 18 luxurious rooms, many with spectacular sea views.
For more information on Shepherd Neame’s portfolio of six premium Kent hotels, visit www.relaxinkent.co.uk