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4.2 out of 5

"Lovely hotel in pretty village. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is excellent. Rooms are clean and comfortable. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 27 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the free breakfast at Dog & Bear Hotel. During your stay, you'll be close to Leeds Castle. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant. Built in 1602, this 3-star hotel has 24 rooms over 2 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a TV.

  • All rooms offer TVs, coffee/tea makers and showers
  • Free breakfast offered
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Amenities include free newspapers in the lobby, a meeting room and a terrace
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the size of the guestrooms
  • 11 minutes by car from Leeds Castle and 8 minutes from Hothfield Heathlands Nature Reserve
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£57* Per night/room 26 Jan - 27 Jan

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Feature

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Family

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family of Four

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Dog & Bear Hotel ratings based on 11 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dog & Bear Hotel

Everyone (7) Couples (3) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Dec 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Dec 2019 by A

Many thanks for the feedback Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas

4 out of 5
Limited food choices and pub two doors down is exactly the same though friendlier. As mentioned on here before, locals won't move to let you get to the bar.

Posted by on 31 Oct 2019

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31 Oct 2019 by A

Many thanks for your feedback. Best wishes

4 out of 5
Very pleasant been before for meal . stayed this time staff friendly and helpful. Relaxing atmosphere.

Posted by on 30 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Oct 2019 by Dog and Bear

Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Aug 2019 by A

Many thanks for the feedback Best wishes

3 out of 5
Staff were very pleasant but rooms quite dated (unlike photos on website). Dinner was average with disorganised service and three separate dishes were unavailable which should have been made clear up front. Would not rush back

Posted by on 17 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Mar 2019 by A

Many thanks for the feedback

4 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Feb 2019 by A

Many thanks for the feedback

5 out of 5

Excellent hotel

Lovely hotel in pretty village. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is excellent. Rooms are clean and comfortable.

Posted by , from Nottinghamshire on 27 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Apr 2018 by A

Many thanks for your feedback Best wishes

5 out of 5

Lovely hotel in pretty village

Lovely hotel positioned right in the heart of Lenham. Very old building combined with modern day comforts. Extremely clean and comfortable room. We ate both nights in the restaurant and food was excellent as was the superb breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. All in all a lovely break.

Posted by , from Royston, Herts on 5 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Very nice indeed

Pros: Efficient, clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Really nice towels! Decent breakfast, accommodating staff.
Cons: Not much, really.
Location: Lenham is a very pretty village, but I was on business so can’t say any more
Having stayed in some pretty grotty B&Bs in Ashford, this was a very pleasant surprise. Purpose built annex so very few of the compromises you get in some older inns. Efficient welcome, quick check in and advice on where to park. If flat access is important to you, this is a good choice, but my room was not 100% mobility standard.. Couple of ‘be awares’ . You need to exit the annex and walk across the beer garden to get to the pub/restaurant so dress appropriately for breakfast. The annex has a function room, so if saying weekend I’d check on activities in there as I’d assume things could get noisy. Also, check out how the shower works. I couldn’t get hot water out of it. My fault because the hot water from the bath tap was fire hose pressure and plentiful.

Posted by on 2 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Pleasant surprise

Pros: I've said it above
Cons: A bit more attention to cleaning the edges of the shower/toilet area.
Location: Great location, olde worlde architecture all around the square. Looks to be a thriving village with local shops, quite amazing.
On arriving in the village, I was very pleased of the venues location and setting; rather idilic. Plus easy parking. A great looking building with Dickensian style interior and atmosphere, in a good way; loved it. Secure building entry to block to my room, which was very well presented ensuite. A slight down, but not on my visit, as the room is on the ground, it sits by the "beer garden", so there may be a noise issue into the evening. Staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. Food is good and at reasonable prices, with a wide choice for your breakfast. Highly recommended, and yes, I will look to stay here again.

Posted by , from Cambridge on 16 Mar 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Dog & Bear Hotel also features a terrace, a garden, and coffee/tea in common area. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Maidstone hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1602
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: London (LGW-Gatwick) (83.8 km / 52.1 mi)
  • Train station: Maidstone Lenham Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dog & Bear Hotel offers 24 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free breakfast.

Dog and Bear Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: GBP 5 per pet, per day
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 5 per pet, per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dog & Bear Hotel
  • Dog & Bear Hotel Maidstone
  • Dog Bear Maidstone
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  • Dog Bear Hotel
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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.

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