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The Kings Head Hotel

3-star hotel, steps from Rochester Castle

  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

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58 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LD, England, United Kingdom
6,6.Good.
  • Good location for wedding we attended two doors down. Stairwell/corridor absolutely dire.…

    Jul 20, 2019

  • Arrived to find green water in the toilet .....cleaning solution you may reasonably…

    May 18, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free WiFi

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Flat-panel TV

What’s around

  • Rochester Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Rochester Castle - 3 min walk
  • Guildhall Museum - 2 min walk
  • Restoration House - 6 min walk
  • Brook Theatre - 24 min walk
  • Fort Amherst - 27 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Family Room, Private Bathroom
  • Economy Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom
  • Superior Double Room, Private Bathroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Rochester Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Rochester Castle - 3 min walk
  • Guildhall Museum - 2 min walk
  • Restoration House - 6 min walk
  • Brook Theatre - 24 min walk
  • Fort Amherst - 27 min walk
  • Historic Dockyard Chatham - 33 min walk
  • Upnor Castle - 41 min walk
  • Royal Engineers Museum - 2.3 mi / 3.8 km
  • Capstone Farm Country Park - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km
  • Gillingham Golf Club - 3.4 mi / 5.5 km

Getting around

  • London City Airport (LCY) - 56 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 67 min drive
  • Rochester Station - 6 min walk
  • Strood Station - 11 min walk
  • Chatham Station - 22 min walk
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58 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LD, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Kings Head Hotel Rochester
  • Kings Head Rochester
  • The Kings Head Hotel Hotel
  • The Kings Head Hotel Rochester
  • The Kings Head Hotel Hotel Rochester

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Kings Head Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Kings Head Hotel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Eagle Tavern (3-min walk), The Seaplane Works (4-min walk), and Fleur de The (4-min walk).
6,6.Good.
  • 8,0.Very good

    Best location for Sweeps

    Best location as a base for wandering around Rochester. Not the highest quality but good value for money

    Philip, 2 night romance trip, May 4, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Convenient location for Rochester high street. Rooms are directly over the pub so noise to be expected. Lovely friendly staff and unique Dickens themed decor.

    1 night family trip, May 4, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Very Much a mixed bag!

    This hotel was part good and part poor. The staff were very friendly but the accommodation was variable. Room 11 was fine, well equipped but without any tea cups or mugs? Room 9 was very basic and need urgent refurbishment. The staircase was very dark and uninviting. All in all it is about ensuring you get a refurbished room

    Andrew, 1 night family trip, Apr 20, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Variable quality

    A bit of a mixed bag! The staircase up to the rooms was Dickensian and dark and not particularly welcoming. We had 2 rooms room 11 was good but room 9 was very shabby and in need of renovation. Staff were very pleasant and there were plenty of cosmetics and towels as well as tea coffee and a kettle but no mugs??? All in all good in room 11 poor in room 9!

    Andrew, 1 night romance trip, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great stay

    Lovely place friendly staff willing to go above and beyond.

    1 night business trip, Feb 14, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Basic but clean and adequate

    My room was pretty basic, with the wash basin and shower actually in the room. The TV remote didn’t work and the WiFi was patchy. Although the radiator was on full, the room was pretty cool - not a problem for me as I like a cool bedroom, but not very comfortable to sit around in. I think the draft coming through the single glazed window was the issue here. Otherwise, the room was clean and comfortable. When I arrived, there was only one person working in the pub and she couldn’t leave the bar so I had to find my own way to the room - not a problem. When I left in the morning the pub was locked up so I had to take it back up to my room and leave a note about the remote not working.

    1 night trip, Jan 23, 2019

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  • 6,0.Good

    Friendly, helpful staff. Rather cramped room with a shower with a see through glass door in the bedroom, a bit inhibiting for shy people. Very shabby but elegant staircase with walls covered in Dickens murals, would stay there again. Lovely views of Rochester sky line.

    Mary, 2 night trip, Dec 30, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    great old inn/hotel/pub steeped in history

    Really good pub with nice food , bar staff were very helpful especially the girl who greeted us, the housekeeper was also helpful when stocking up with more coffee and requiring a portable heater as the radiator in the room wasn't working correctly. Room furniture and decoration was nice, room was well equipped with comfy bed and chair. Reasonably clean. Bathroom good although bath a little dated and old. Hot water in bath and shower but not very hot from basin. Good pub with good atmosphere nice food and beer. Enjoyed hearing about the residents ghosts ! Very old hotel with many period features including wobbly floors and steps ! Communal stair case had a lovely mural painted all around with Charles Dickens characters. My only complaint was that the stairway and carpet were dirty with manky carpets and a very greasy smelly. The kitchen was on the second floor so I guess this was why. I have stayed in pubs before and understand this is a problem when you are on the thorough fair from the kitchen. I think though they would be wise to invest in a deep clean of that whole area. Other than that I loved the place and its people.

    Sam, 2 night romance trip, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Rochester Visit

    We decided to stay in the Kings Head because of its central location in Rochester high street, that bit of the trip worked well. General condition of the hotel and room was poor it was especially noisy and we did not sleep well because of that. All the floors were very creaky especially on the stairs where the carpet was terrible. We would definitely not go back to the is hotel.

    Margaret, 2 night romance trip, Nov 14, 2018

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Pleasant enough

    Very pleasant and helpful staff. But a surprising lack of both a hair dryer and bedside tables in the room

    Eric, 2 night romance trip, Nov 3, 2018

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