It is a shame that only one thing stopped this hotel from achieving a perfect score and even more so that it is the same thing commented on by a previous reviewer but I'll look at all the positives first. The room was fantastic and really decorated to a high standard. The paintings, the high windows, the decorative fireplace in our room and the clean, crisp, immaculate sheets and towels waiting for us were so inviting. A gorgeous chandelier hung from the ceiling and the bed was really comfy and gave an excellent nights sleep. The room was very hot but being january we just opened the massive windows for a cool night and although we were only 50yards from the train station the trains didn't seem to bother us at all. The welcome we recieved was warm and this friendliness was recieved from every person we met associated with the hotel. The owners really are trying to get away from a tacky high street pub atmosphere and are succeeding in this with many real ales, good conversation and no happy hour and they are more than happy to point out that a Weatherspoon exists a couple of hundred yards down the road and with cheaper beer to boot. The pub itself is perfectly situated for both the station and the town centre, the latter being only a 5 minute walk. We didn't use the restaurant as we had prearranged plans but the menu, under the new head chef looked really enticing and the food is, wherever possible, locally sourced and this seems to be something the owners are deliberately trying to acheive. Our breakfast, included in the fairly reasonable price, was all locally sourced and the menu proudly stated where each component came from and how far away that particular farm was. I have to say it tasted great as well. As mentioned earlier though I only have one critisism. If a bathroom only has a shower it needs to be a good one. The shower pressure was so poor that I had to half crouch whilst holding the attachment over my head and wash with just one hand and unfortunately for me, a good shower in the morning is one of the most important parts of the stay. Overall though I would definitely recommend the hotel and if I ever need to come back to Faversham I will book here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Railway Hotel is a classic spacious Victorian hotel with seven en-suite bedrooms. Each room is comfortably appointed with ample tea/coffee making facilities, free unlimited wireless broadband and large car park. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Railway Hotel Faversham, Kent