The Royal Oak

Rye RoadTN18 4EPHawkhurstUnited Kingdom

About The Royal Oak

Boasting on-site dining and recently renovated rooms, the Royal Oak Hotel is a cosy accommodation choice that is located in the picturesque Hawkhurst village. Situated in the Kent countryside, Bodiam Castle is a little over five minutes away by car from the hotel.

An en-suite bathroom comes as standard with all rooms at the Royal Oak Hotel. Each room also comes equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

Free private on-site parking is available at the hotel, while Wi-Fi is supplied throughout the building and can be accessed at no additional cost.

With a mix of traditional British and international meals, food is served throughout the day in the hotel’s restaurant and bar. A full English breakfast is inclusive with all stays.

Battle Abbey is a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Leeds Castle can be reached in approximately 30 minutes by car.


Rye Road, TN18 4EP, Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(158)0755782 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Nightclub
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Bar and restaurant a highlight

The Royal Oak Hotel's bar and restaurant area was generally popular with most former guests. As well as the quality and variety of the food being commended, this area of the hotel is said to contain a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere.

Friendly and efficient staff

For the most part, previous visitors had high praise for the personnel working at the hotel. It was typically stated that the accommodation's staff members were friendly, helpful and efficient.

Hygiene maintained to a good standard

Despite the occasional encounter with dust and other minor hygiene-related problems, the large majority of past guests were pleased with the cleanliness standards at the Royal Oak Hotel.

Negative Reviews

Rooms in need of revitalisation

The condition of the rooms was criticised by numerous past visitors that stayed at the Royal Oak Hotel. Along with the décor reportedly showing noticeable signs of wear, the en-suite spaces - and in particular the shower units - were described in a negative light. Moreover, the safety light that is featured in the rooms was labelled as overly bright and intrusive.

Poor Wi-Fi signal

The Wi-Fi, according to the overall feedback of previous guests, is one of the weakest aspects about the hotel. From the signal not reaching the rooms to some not even being able to access the facility at all, the accommodation's Wi-Fi was regularly derided for its quality.

Noise a persistent problem

For various former visitors, noise was a noticeable issue when staying at the Royal Oak Hotel. This was mainly attributed to the combination of supposedly inadequate soundproofing and the hotel's location next to a busy - and noisy - road.

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