insideKENT Magazine Issue 61 - April 2017 - Page 86

VISITKENT THE MARINE HOTEL, Whitstable THE MARINE HOTEL IN WHITSTABLE IS A TRULY SPECIAL SETTING FOR DINNER AND DRINKS OR A LUXURIOUS WEEKEND BREAK, PROMISING SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS AND BLISSFUL RELAXATION. The stunning boutique bedrooms provide some of the finest accommodation in Whitstable, and with the beach almost literally on the doorstep, there’s no better base for a coastal Kent getaway. There are 30 beautiful rooms, with more than half of them offering sea views. Many provide private balconies too, inviting you to throw the doors open each morning and enjoy your coffee looking out on the ocean. All rooms are superbly appointed, and beautifully styled to represent the best of traditional charm and contemporary style. You’ll find little luxuries at every turn, with fabulous fabrics, flatscreen TVs and free tea and coffee in every room. The stylish restaurant serves a modern British menu and offers breathtaking views. All the food is freshly prepared using the finest seasonal and local produce wherever possible, and with the hotel near Whitstable Harbour, that means delicious fresh seafood. Alongside fabulous fresh fish dishes, lobster and soft-shell crab, you’ll also find a range of traditional British classics with a modern twist, delicious grills and a collection of tempting desserts. Or you can unwind in style in the bar and lounge, gazing out to sea while sampling traditional Kentish beers from Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame. Distinctive cask ales are kept in perfect condition and the bar also serves a selection of international lagers and a good choice of wines. Breakfast and brunch are served in the Orangery from 7am daily (8am Sundays), while the bar menu is served daily from noon until 9.30pm. Tables in the restaurant boasting lovely sea views are also available from noon. When you want to push the boat out for that extra celebratory occasion, The Marine Hotel boasts beautiful function spaces. Three suites are available, catering for everything from small, intimate gatherings to full-scale family occasions, corporate functions and wedding receptions. The Marine Hotel is one of the finest wedding venues in Whitstable offering couples a complete package for the big day including wedding breakfasts, evening receptions and of course, accommodation for guests – combining first-class hospitality, fine food, and that beautiful ocean backdrop for the allimportant photos. The Ballroom accommodates up to 150 guests, while the Galley Suite is suitable for up to 80 people and the lounge up to 50. Whichever space suits you best, staff will pull out all the stops to ensure a memorable occasion, with a dedicated member of the management team on hand on the day of your event, so that you can relax and enjoy the moment. With 30 beautiful bedrooms and an enviable seaside location, The Marine Hotel is an ideal base for exploring Whitstable and its nearby attractions. Whitstable itself is renowned for its seafood – particularly its oysters – and its harbour, built in 1832, which remains a fascinating insight into the town’s heritage and today hosts a prosperous fish market. The Marine 32-33 Marine Parade Tankerton CT5 2BE www.marinewhitstable.co.uk 86