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4.2 out of 5

"Pleasant stay. All the basics available. Great service and very friendly staff. Good food and drinks. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 28 Aug 2020

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Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£62* Per night/room 30 May - 31 May

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Feature

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Family

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family of Four

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

The breakfast at Dog & Bear Hotel gets good marks from our customers. 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. This property offers pet-friendly amenities, such as food and water bowls. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a TV.

  • All accommodations offer TVs, coffee makers and showers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • English breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a meeting room and a terrace
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the location
  • 12 minutes by car from Leeds Castle and 8 minutes from Hothfield Heathlands Nature Reserve
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)
  • Pet-friendly amenities are available, including food and water bowls

Dog & Bear Hotel ratings based on 12 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 (8) Couples (3) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Pleasant stay. All the basics available. Great service and very friendly staff. Good food and drinks.

Posted by , from London on 28 Aug 2020

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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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Comment from Hotel Management

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

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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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Property Features

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

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Maidstone Lenham Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dog & Bear Hotel offers 24 accommodations with coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

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

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per day
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • 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 may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 7.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 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
  • Dog Bear Hotel Maidstone
  • Dog Bear Hotel
  • Dog & Bear Hotel Hotel
  • Dog & Bear Hotel Maidstone
  • Dog & Bear Hotel Hotel Maidstone

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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