The Best Hotels to Book Near Brands Hatch Circuit

Dining in style, The Manor at Bickley
Dining in style, The Manor at Bickley | Courtesy of The Manor at Bickley / Booking.com
Matt Charlton

There are many competitors on the starting grid for accommodation near this iconic motor racing circuit, near pretty Sevenoaks. If you can pull yourself away from the track, many of southern England‘s attractions are nearby. Visit Lullingstone Roman Villa, Knole Park – where The Beatles filmed the Strawberry Fields Forever video – Otford Solar System and, of course, the gorgeous Kent countryside. Stay nearby in a great hotel – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa, for Country Luxe

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Brandshatch Place Hotel and Spa, for Country Luxe
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A mile (1.6km) from Brands Hatch, this elegant Georgian country house hotel is both a beautiful, indulgent retreat and a conveniently located place to stay. Rooms are classic and well-appointed, with wifi, TV, modern bathrooms and a full English breakfast included. Fantastic features include an indoor pool, a spa with seven treatment rooms, afternoon tea, a gym, fine-dining restaurant and a very welcoming bar.

2. Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel & Spa, for Modern Luxury

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Mercure Dartford Brands Hatch Hotel and Spa
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A contemporary hotel in a country setting, you’re a mere seven-minute walk from Brands Hatch. The bright, modern and airy rooms have a motor racing theme – complete with speedometer feature walls and tasteful pops of turbo-speed red. The theme very much continues downstairs in the ultra-modern Racing Bar, complete with track views – and there’s also a restaurant, an indoor pool, gym and sauna to enjoy.

3. Castle Hotel, for Boutique Elegance

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Castle Hotel
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In the heart of the pretty Kent village of Eynsford – it has a watery ford in the middle of it – this Georgian pub offers an elegant, boutique stay. Rooms – which deftly combine period detail with modern luxury and comfort – come with trimmings including plush fabrics, free wifi and designer bathrooms. The hotel prides itself on food, offering traditional and modern dishes that showcase some of the best ingredients from the garden of England. Breakfast is complimentary, too.

4. Donnington Manor Hotel, for a Classic Stay

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Donnington Manor Hotel
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You’ll find an attractive boutique hotel inside this manor house, where manicured gardens lead to a welcoming and pristine property. The recently refurbished accommodation is luxurious and well-appointed with a total of 63 rooms, all containing warm tones and high-quality materials, satellite TV and beautifully designed bathrooms. On top of the 24-hour room service, there’s a formal restaurant serving classic British cuisine, and a cool bar displaying contemporary British art.

5. Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, for Landscaped Luxury

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Indoor pool and spa area at Rowhill Grange Hotel, with Roman-themed decoration and tiled floors
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Set in meticulously landscaped grounds, this 18th-century country house hotel is all about attention to detail, combining modern luxury with quality hospitality and indulgent trimmings. All-day room service, subtle ceiling lighting and bespoke interior design await in every one of the plush rooms – and if you’re not relaxed enough already, there’s a Roman-themed spa, a pool and a steam room. Fill up at the informal brasserie or the on-site fine-dining restaurant.

6. The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel, for Classy Convenience

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Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel
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As far as we know, Queen Victoria never encountered a bull – though Google could be lying to us – but she did stay at this pub, formerly known as the Bull, in 1836. This warm and friendly place is ideally located in the centre of Rochester, and offers ensuite accommodation, free wifi and private parking. Each of the rooms feature satellite television and tea- and coffee-making facilities, while downstairs there are two welcoming bars for winding down.

7. The Bull Hotel, for High-Beamed Contemporary

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The Bull Hotel
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A boutique dream realised in Laura Ashley furnishings, this upscale pub used to be a coaching stop for Canterbury pilgrims – but you’ll have your own tales to tell as you check in for the night. The high-end, individually designed rooms come with beamed walls and ceilings, stunning fireplaces and oak floors, plus contemporary ensuites. A generous English breakfast is included with the room – and there’s also an AA-recommended restaurant serving the best of British cuisine.

8. The Manor at Bickley, for Royal Treatment

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The Manor at Bickley
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It may surprise you, but this is a manor house in Bickley – what gave you the clue? – right on the edge of Bromley. The Manor is a grand hotel set on beautifully landscaped grounds, and you’ll feel like royalty as you check into your impressive accommodation – traditionally furnished with rich colours and modern touches, along with luxe, contemporary bathrooms. Breakfast is included and other gastronomic highlights include a high-end British-French fusion restaurant.

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