We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“fantastic all the way”
Review of Ship & Trades

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Ship & Trades
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Chatham
Reviewed 29 September 2010

great food was hot at very well cooked... staff are great and helpful
especially a man called sam, who gave us a fantastic talk on the area, and where local attractions were. sam works here and is local to the area, he is well mannered and treated us with respect and courtesy at all times, the whole place is well kept and is right on the harbourside beautiful location.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank redrougetraveller
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (389)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

373 - 377 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 29 September 2010

Cycling up from Dover to London this proved to be an excellent stop over with a super restaurant and bar, large rooms and a storage room for our bikes. Maybe my bathroom would benefit from a lick of paint but my companions room had been recently done and was even better. Maybe the scrambled eggs weren't as good as how I make them but the breakfast was perfectly acceptable. I have read some of the older reviews and I think they are now dated as they have a proper reception area, its all clean and tidy and I would recommend for sure.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank cjbsc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 June 2010

my wife and i stayed here for two nights while travelling through kent and found the ship and trades to be an excellent place to stay,the location was just right for exploring the surounding area,the room, was clean and comfortable,the food was great,and all of the staff we encountered were friendly helpful and polite.we were made to feel welcome from the moment we checked in [at the separate reception desk] to when we left and we would not hesitate to recommend this establishment to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank daytripper054
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 October 2009

Whilst the sheets and towels were lovely and clean - the room was shabby, dirty carpet; old decaying bathroom; dirty corridor walls. On checking in I questioned the cost of the room as more expensive booking through internet; female assistant manager quite indifferent to my queries. We were told breakfast would be in the upstairs room but there was no-one there. Man who turned out to be the Manager saw us wandering around obviously needing help but ignored us. Did have an excellent breakfast thanks to lovely female chef and waitress. Noisy room due to extractor fans underneath and noisy early morning deliveries.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank marigoldKent
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 September 2007

This place may well have been the last word in post-indiustrial designer gastro-pubbery when it was converted (in the 90s, I would guess). But now it is looking quite sad, as though all the energy and the people with the bright ideas have long ago moved on.

On a recent visit the staff were disinterested, the carpets grubby, the lift smelly, the paint chipped and dirty and everything generally looked worn out and in need of refurbishment.. My room (no 2) was large and pretty well equipped, though the sink was the size of half a dinner plate and no use for anything (maybe because the bathroom was kitted out for wheelchair access - but why should that mean no-one can wash properly?). Beneath my window was a very noisy aircon unit (?) which stayed on all night and would drive you mad in summer with the windows open. Breakfast was pathetic - a surly young girl, cavernous room, blaring music and scrambled eggs that looked and tasted like bits of expanded polystyrene sprayed yellow. Very poor.

On the plus side the rooms are large, the location is great, £60 for B&B seemed reasonable, and they do a decent pint of Shepherd Neame plus adequate bar food. If they sorted out the decor and service, they could charge £80 and hold their heads high. Shame that they don't.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Tlentifini
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Chatham
0.6 km away
Travelodge Chatham Maritime Hotel
6.9 km away
Bridgewood Manor - QHotels
6.3 km away
Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.3 km away
The King Charles Hotel
The King Charles Hotel
#1 of 2 in Gillingham
665 reviews
2.6 km away
St. George Hotel
St. George Hotel
#3 of 6 in Chatham
335 reviews
8.9 km away
The Inn on the Lake
The Inn on the Lake
#1 of 1 in Shorne
536 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ship & Trades? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ship & Trades

Address: The Ship & Trades Hotel Maritime Way, Chatham ME4 3ER, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Chatham
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Chatham
Price Range: ₹ 6,811 - ₹ 10,702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ship & Trades 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, HotelQuickly and TripOnline SA so you can book your Ship & Trades reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Ship & Trades Hotel Chatham
The Ship And Trades
Ship & Trades Chatham, Kent

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing