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San Clu Hotel
“Right by the sea for some bracing fresh air” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The San Clu Hotel is a beautiful Victorian building, high on the cliff top, with views over the sea and beyond. It offers a range of well-appointed accommodation; each room has air conditioning, free WiFi and Hypnos beds. Some of the front-facing rooms come with a balcony and sea views. There is a range of amenities such as sauna, gym, beauty salon and meeting rooms. The popular bar is well stocked and the restaurant offers a seasonal menu; afternoon teas are popular too. There is small, free car park at the rear plus a garden to enjoy in the warmer months.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 44
- Family rooms: 8
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Gym available
- Weekly Entertainment
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Fully air conditioned
- Outdoor parking spaces: 10
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £45
- Double room, minimum price: £59
- Open all year
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About the area
The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.
Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.
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