You wake up to the murmur of England's dramatic sea and landscapes, its ancient castles and cathedrals. You wake up inspired. Godspeed intrepid explorer!

The Hythe Imperial Hotel is a grand Victorian mansion seated on the coast of the English Channel. Surrounded by the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a short drive from the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast with the soaring White Cliffs of Dover, England’s spectacular land and seascapes really are at its doorstep.

Rooms are individually designed, many with sea or golf course views and all with free Wi-Fi and smart TVs. Suites include the Belcourt with 180-degree sea views and a roll-top bath. Fresh fish and seafood features on the menu at the award-winning Coast Restaurant, whilst The Holy Pundit’s bold flavours are typical of Indian fusion cooking.

Uniquely, the Hythe Imperial Hotel’s health club features a comprehensive fitness class timetable and a dedicated personal training team. ESPA treatments such as ‘body cocoon’ pamper guests with essential oils, plant extracts and aromatic balms. The 9-hole golf course offers breathtaking views of the English Channel and the Royal Military Canal.

Hop aboard Kent’s ‘mainline in miniature’ at Hythe to explore some of the county’s iconic natural landscapes, or take a walk on the wild side at Kent’s only safari experience, Port Lympne Reserve. The Hythe Imperial Hotel’s enviable position puts it in close proximity to Dover Ferry Port, Eurostar, Ashford International and Canterbury. Wake up to 4-star Victorian grandeur right on the seafront.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (83 cars)
  • Health club
  • Spa
  • Golf course (9-hole)
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Café
  • 3 Bars
  • 92 Bedrooms
  • 4 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches

AA Rosette for fine dining
Major Investment in Customer Experience Award – Classic British Hotels Awards 2017

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Bedrooms & Suites

Classic Room

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 34" smart TV, digital radio, fridge, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, and hairdryer. King bed.

Classic with Sea Views

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 34" smart TV, digital radio, fridge, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, and hairdryer. King bed. Sea views over English Channel.

Classic Room with Sofabed

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 34" smart TV, digital radio, fridge, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, and hairdryer. King bed & sofa bed.

Executive Family Room

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 34" smart TV, digital radio, fridge, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, and hairdryer. King bed and 2 single beds. Family rooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.

Executive Double Room

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 42" smart TV, digital radio, mini bar (complimentary soft drinks), laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, trouser press, Illy coffee machine, mineral water, newspaper, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries (enhanced), hairdryer, and key card access. Larger than classic rooms. King-size bed.

Deluxe Room

Contemporary style deluxe room offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 55" smart TV, digital radio, mini bar (complimentary alcoholic drinks), laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, trouser press, Illy coffee machine, mineral water, newspaper, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries (enhanced), hairdryer, and key card access. Dedicated lounge area. King-size bed.Kindly note junior suites are not suitable for persons aged under 18 years.

Junior Suite with Sea Views

Contemporary style suite offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 55" smart TV, digital radio, mini bar (complimentary alcoholic drinks), laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, trouser press, Illy coffee machine, mineral water, newspaper, bathrobes, slippers, toiletries (enhanced), hairdryer, and key card access. Separate lounge overlooking the sea. King-size bed.Kindly note deluxe suites are not suitable for persons aged under 18 years.

Belcourt Suite with Sea Views

We say: The best room in the house, this sumptuously styled suite enjoys 180-degree uninterrupted sea views. Perfect for a romantic weekend away. After relishing room service at your very own dining table, you’ll get a great night's sleep in the luxury Seventh Heaven bed, or perhaps you'll first want to sink into your regal roll-top bath. For a truly exclusive experience, you have your own entrance lobby and electric blackout blinds: Contemporary style suite offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, 55" smart TV, Bluetooth surround sound system, mini bar (complimentary alcoholic drinks), laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, dataport, alarm clock, ironing station, trouser press, Illy coffee machine, mineral water, newspaper, bathrobes, slippers, The White Company ‘Noir’ toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access. Separate lounge overlooking the sea. King-sized bed.Accessible? The Belcourt Suite is located on the third floor - with a single flight of stairs up to the mezzanine floor - and has a roll-top bath and walk-in shower.Kindly note the Belcourt Suite is not suitable for persons aged under 18 years.

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Food & Drink

Coast Restaurant

Cuisine at the Coast isn't over-elaborate - the head chef lets each dish's local flavours 'walk the walk' (on your taste buds). The à la carte menu portions modern British cuisine by ‘The Sea,’ ‘The Land’ and ‘The Garden’ - a charming reminder that you’re surrounded by nature here in the Garden of England. Savour dishes prepared using the season's finest local ingredients, allowing the quality and flavour to shine through. Start with a seafood platter to share before moving on to sea bass. Or choose from the grill, with meats accompanied by portobello mushrooms, cherry vine tomatoes, fries and bearnaise sauce. To finish, the presentation of apples - tart tatin, apple sorbet, apple crumble and apple jelly - is delicious.

  • Breakfast - Mon-Fri: 06:30-10:00
  • Breakfast - Sat-Sun: 07:00-10:30
  • Dinner - Mon-Sun: 19:00-20:30

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Holy Pundit Restaurant, Spice Cafe & Wine Bar

A chilli and dark chocolate brownie, with organic rose petal ice cream, chocolate and garam masala reduction. “How does that work?” Ahha, this is the secret to The Holy Pundit's success. Melding traditional Indian cooking with innovative European techniques, The Holy Pundit is a fusion restaurant through and through. As you enter, you can’t help but notice its strikingly upholstered sofas and purple-painted walls. Bold, explosive flavours are matched by equally confident décor. Order a large glass of Davenport Vineyards Horsmonden, whose grapes are organically grown on Kentish soil, whilst choosing from the menu - a starter from the tandoor, perhaps, followed by the Kerala-style wild boar stew and topped off with said chocolate brownie? Come summer, open the patio doors and The Holy Pundit's outdoor terrace mixes sunbeams with spice. Not your everyday curry house.

  • Tue-Thu: 17:30-22:00
  • Fri: 17:30-23:00
  • Sat: 12:00-23:00
  • Sun: 12:00-21:00

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Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar

Picture the scene... You've spent a glorious day exploring Kent's heritage coast, or perhaps you've been tucked up in the spa. It's now officially l'heure de l'apéro (the French version of the cocktail hour). And so it is that Moët & Chandon invite you to sit down, relax and whet your appetite before the focal point of the evening - dinner. Take a sea view seat and a glass of chilled Moët, or 'liquid luxury' as it’s aptly called. Browse the champagne, cocktail and tapas menus and choose from a selection of delicious sharing plates and complementing drinks. Is there anything more perfect than deliberating between a glass of Ice Imperial Rosé (served over ice, the latest way to enjoy your champagne) and a French martini, perhaps with a side of scallops, or some local rock oysters?

  • Mon-Tue: closed
  • Wed-Thu: 16:00-23:00
  • Fri-Sat: 12:00-00:00
  • Sun: 12:00-22:00

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting - savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea (more than 10 selections available). Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order, served in Victorian-style china and enjoyed in the afternoon tea parlour overlooking the gardens. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via ClassicBritishHotels.com.

  • Mon-Sun: 12:00-16:00

Sunday Lunch

Whether it's beef, chicken, or cod loin, all cooked to perfection by an award-winning team, Sunday roast is a favourite classic British tradition of ours. Start with a leisurely lap of the pool, and finish on the sweet-toothed note - chocolate tart served with salted caramel ice cream. Mmmake Sunday your sabbath. Dip and dine on the Kent Coast at the Hythe Imperial.

  • Sun: 12:30-15:30

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of the Hythe Imperial Hotel present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Spa & Health

Spa | Health Club

The spa at the Hythe Imperial Hotel offers a secluded space to relax and revitalise. Highly experienced, ESPA-trained therapists pamper with sensuous treatments including ‘in expert hands’ (an age-defying facial) and holistic therapies such as reflexology and Indian head massage. There are five treatment suites, a hot stone relaxation area, a quiet area, and a lounge area where guests can enjoy a glass of chilled champagne or a light lunch. The health club features a heated indoor pool and an air-conditioned Life Fitness gymnasium with the latest cardio equipment.

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Treatment suites
  • Gymnasium
  • Personal trainers
  • Aerobics studio
  • Fitness classes

Spa Treatments

A full range of spa treatments, using ESPA products, are available to book.

  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Body wraps & scrubs
  • Holistic therapies
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Manicures & pedicures
  • Eyebrows & lashes
  • Make-up
  • Waxing
  • Tanning
  • For mothers-to-be
  • For men

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Golf Courses

Hythe Imperial Golf Club

Set in the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hythe Imperial Golf Club enjoys breathtaking sea views. The 9-hole, 18-tee track is bounded on one side by the English Channel and on the other by the Napoleonic Royal Military Canal. Hard-to-gauge coastal winds and strategically placed bunkers make this gem of a course a unforgiving yet rewarding challenge.

  • 9 holes
  • Links course
  • 5,402 yards
  • Par 68
  • Practice area
  • Putting green
  • PGA qualified tuition
  • Equipment hire
  • Buggies
  • Clubhouse

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Location

Princes Parade, Hythe, Kent CT21 6AE, Great Britain

M20/J11

  • Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal (3 miles)
  • Folkestone Central Train Station (4 miles)

  • Lydd Airport (13.75 miles)
  • London Gatwick Airport (69.75 miles)

  • Folkestone Harbour (4.5 miles)
  • Port of Dover (12.25 miles)

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Places to Visit

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Fondly known as ‘Kents mainline in miniature,’ the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RHDR) comprises one-third full-size steam and diesel locomotives that roll and rumble along the 13.5 mile track starting at the coastal market town of Hythe and finishing in the Dungeness, a National Nature Reserve. With four stations en route within walking distance of a beach there are glorious coast and country walks to be taken in this astonishingly beautiful corner of Kent. All aboard!

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway - Hythe Imperial Hotel, Spa & Golf, Hythe, Kent

Meetings & Events

Ballroom

220

Theatre

100

Cabaret

120

Banquet

120

Reception

100

Boardroom

100

Classroom

60

U-Shape

120

Dinner-Dance

4.30m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

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