Oakwood House - Maidstone

Oakwood Park, Maidstone, United Kingdom, ME16 8AEshow map
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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Overview

Conveniently situated in Maidstone, Oakwood House offers 40 luxurious rooms. Featuring a classical architecture, the hotel is opened since 1869. The rooms also contain private bathrooms with a roll in shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub for your comfort.

The Gardens is 8 km from Oakwood House hotel, while The Hazlitt Theatre is only 1.8 km away. The distance between Maidstone city center and the property is 2 km.

A castle, a college and a church are not far from the accommodation.

Guests can reach Oakwood House by car from Rochester airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

A cupboard, a sofa and a stereo system are provided in each room. Most rooms offer garden views. An electric kettle, coffee/tea making facilities and an ice machine are complimentary at the rooms.

Eat & Drink

The courtyard bar will set you up nicely for enjoying your stay.

Services

Other facilities offered include free self-parking and a lift.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   40.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Maidstone HospitalMaidstone Hospital3000 ft
Whatman Park Whatman Park 4500 ftSt. Peters Street
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Hazlitt Arts CentreHazlitt Arts Centre1.1 mi
Maidstone Magistrates CourtMaidstone Magistrates Court1.1 mi
Maidstone Borough CouncilMaidstone Borough Council1.2 mi
The Hazlitt TheatreThe Hazlitt Theatre1.1 mi
Fremlin WalkFremlin Walk1.1 miEarl Street
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art GalleryMaidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery1.1 miMuseum St. Faiths Street
All Saints The Parish Church of MaidstoneAll Saints The Parish Church of Maidstone1.1 miMill Street
Hazlitt TheatreHazlitt Theatre1.1 miEarl Street, Maidstone
The MallThe Mall1.3 miPads Hill
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Getting around
Airports
Rochester (RCS)5.7 mi
London Biggin Hill (BQH)20.5 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  303  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    Overall was pleased. This is a conference venue with rooms. The Executive rooms where I was staying was newly refurbed with stylish furniture and very good bathroom including an excellent walk in power shower. Pillows and mattress were excellent, and room was very quiet if a little on the small side. The standard rooms which I glimpsed looked ok, not refurbed but clean and pleasant. Bar food in the evening was fine for an informal meal - and reasonably priced. Breakfast was nothing special but fine for a quick start. Overall not a bad choice in a town with limited hotel options and reasonable vfm at £75 for room incl breakfast.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel staff were very helpfull. The evening meal was good and the full english breakfast excellent.

    Would like more choice of channels on the Room TV.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very nice to be able to order a freshly cooked breakfast. The hotel is situated in lovely grounds.

    Three evening functions were being held during our five day stay which may disturbe some guests. Our room was too small for two occupants but I would think ideal for business travllers.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The accommodation was wonderful as were the staff.

    The food was dreadful. Most diners were sending theirs back. Mine was cold and when I sent it back it was re heated; hence, I sent it back and had no dinner.The breakfast was cold and unappealing.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    A beautiful hotel located in a stunning area with a garden and ample parking. Great breakfast is served in a restaurant with a glass roof. A real treat.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great shower and very clean, contemporary room.

    It wasn't clear that the hotel was a large conference centre within college/school grounds. Not quite the 'mansion' setting implied in advertising. Great for business but not so great for romantic night away.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Bathroom was excellent

    Unable to classify in the selection in question 2. I arrived on Sunday evening. NO food available. Bar closed. No local restaurant/pub. Had to drive into Maidstone. I would not recommend this hotel purely due to the lack of catering.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Rooms are comfortable and very clean with new bathrooms. Breakfasts were good.

    Bedrooms are quite small. Staff at reception appear disorganised.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very well-appointed rooms. Pleasing level of comfort/luxury. A very pleasant setting E.g patio and lawned surroundings. Excellent breakfast area.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Staff were brilliant. Helpful, attentive and efficient. Room decor and fittings all seemed very new and clean. Bathroom also seemed newly fitted, could have done with a shelf to store things on a bit lower down. Beautiful old house and grounds with new extension very sympathetically built to marry into the older house seamlessly.

    Menu limited and food not very edible and served warm rather than hot. Room and bed very small for price quoted. No pillow choice - ours were hard. Only whole milk in room - no choice given. Wedding and surprise party at hotel when we arrived which meant a delay in getting a meal. Weddings and seminars seem to be their core business which they cater very well for, from what we saw. A shame, but don't feel this hotel is really geared for the individual traveller. Not too easy to find as in the middle of a University complex, which was a bit unusual.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    We stayed at Oakwood House for the convenience of being near Maidstone. Breakfast was excellent and included a hot breakfast ordered from a menu and the continental breakfast included. The rooms have recently been refurbished, they are however a bit cramped, due to a very large wardrobe area, which is only useful if staying here long term. The bar area served meals which were large in size and very well priced. Overall a very nice place to stay.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The shower, which came with easy to understand instructions in the folder near the tv

    The shower, which came with easy to understand instructions in the folder near the tv. Unfortunately the rooms near to me were occupied by a wedding party consisting of people who were incapable of closing doors without slamming them, talked at the top of their voices, and did not read the instructions, so were shouting through the paper thin walls to find out which of them could work out how to use it.

  • 4.4
    Guest rating

    Breakfast was good.

    The room was very small. After the first night our room wasn't cleaned, no fresh towels, no clean cups. The water was running continuously, nobody cared despite our complains! Very unfriendly: we had to pay for the room on arrival, usually you pay when you leave the hotel after 3 nights ......

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It was very quiet and the staff were very helpful and provided us with maps etc especially as we were visitors to UK and had not visited the area before. We would certainly stay there again if and when we visit the UK again

    This is not a complaint but we think there could be a better evening menu selection for people staying at the hotel for several nights and not just visiting for weddings etc.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Comfortable, clean, well appointed, warm. Free parking.

    Menu OK, A bit limited perhaps. Not in walking distance of the town center

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotAll children3 - 12 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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London Biggin Hill (BQH)20.5 mi
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