The Best Hotels to Book Near Dover Castle

Dover Castle is almost one thousand years old
Dover Castle is almost one thousand years old | © Tony Watson / Alamy Stock Photo
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27 September 2021

Dover’s mighty castle has stood over the White Cliffs since the 11th century, historically guarding Britain against invading forces.

Dover Castle is a piece of English history which, along with the nearby Western Heights fortifications, protected the Kent coast for centuries. The castle remains in magnificent shape today, and our choice of hotels nearby allows you to explore it in style – they’re all bookable with Culture Trip.

Maison Dieu Guest House

5/5 (3 Reviews)
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a more iconic Dover location than that of this lovely old guesthouse, which overlooks the mighty Dover Castle and is very close to the famous White Cliffs. The building itself is a traditional townhouse, with classically designed guest rooms – two of which overlook the castle directly. Takeaway breakfast picnics are available if you can’t wait to get on with your day’s adventures.
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The White Cliffs Retreat

4.4/5 (37 Reviews)
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There’s no more quintessentially British coastal location than the White Cliffs of Dover – and this clifftop retreat in a historic country house sits right beside them in the village of St Margaret’s at Cliffe. Horse riding, kite surfing, paddleboarding and mountain biking are among the ways to explore on water and land – and the hotel will happily help you organise all of them.
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Brambles Bed & Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast
5/5 (51 Reviews)
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Now from $136 per night
Four-star comfort meets a family B&B atmosphere at this lovely hotel in the Kent village of Eythorne, just a few miles inland from the Port of Dover. Rooms have a homely, farmhouse feel, while hearty cooked and continental breakfasts will set you up for a day exploring the gorgeous coastline and countryside.
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Broome Park Hotel

Independent Hotel, Hotel, Luxury
4.2/5 (280 Reviews)
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Now from $86 per night
A magnificent red-brick restoration manor house dating to 1638, Broome Park is a magnificent place to lay your head. The marble columns and four-poster beds of the Mansion Suites pay homage to the property’s centuries of heritage, while more down-to-earth, but no less comfortable accommodation is offered at the Woodland Lodges, set in the grounds and featuring kitchens and living rooms. An 18-hole golf course, and a health club with a pool plus squash and tennis courts are among the amenities on offer.
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  • Churchill House

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    Nestled in the shadow of Dover Castle, the opulent Churchill House oozes history and charm, with guest rooms featuring antique writing bureaus and wardrobes, plush Persian rugs and velvet sofas. The Victoria Room, meanwhile, opens to a patio conservatory, alive with tropical plants. Dover’s famous castle, Western Heights and White Cliffs are all within walking distance of the hotel – as is the Port of Dover.

    The Old Rectory

    4.9/5 (7 Reviews)
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    Hosts Gordon and Helga imbue this splendid old red-brick house with a family atmosphere, while rooms exhibit exquisite attention to detail. Antique French furniture and baroque sleigh beds are joined by views overlooking the village of Great Mongeham and its church. Attractions a short drive away include Dover Castle and Goodnestone Park Gardens, while slightly further afield is the stunning Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.
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    Alkham Court Farmhouse

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    With just four bedrooms in a beautiful oak-beamed farmhouse in the Kent countryside, Alkham Court promises a cosy and intimate stay. Rooms are flooded with natural light and have luxurious goose feather and down duvets, which you can enjoy while gazing out of your window at the lawns and orchards of the garden, and the Alkham Valley. A separate barn houses a hot tub and sauna, perfect for winding down after a day walking in the country air.

    These recommendations were updated on September 27, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Daniel Stables

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