I’ve never even searched for Tunbridge Wells hotels before today, let alone stayed in one because I live in Tunbridge Wells! But I thought this would make an interesting post.
I’m pretending I need a hotel room for two adults, for one night, in two months time (Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th November 2019). Let’s see what I can find.
The Best Tunbridge Wells Hotels
Here are the best five hotels I found in Tunbridge Wells. I’ve simply listed them by price, from most expensive to least expensive.
- Hotel du Vin – £161
- The Spa Hotel – £134
- One Warwick Park Hotel – £131
- Mount Edgcumbe – £125
- The Royal Wells Hotel – £84
I found Booking.com to be the most helpful site.
1. Hotel du Vin
At £161 for a standard double room, the 4-star Hotel du Vin is the most expensive hotel in Tunbridge Wells (for my dates at least).
That’s not surprising when you consider it’s set within a Grade II listed mansion built in 1762 – and is right in the middle of town. You’ll find Hotel du Vin on Crescent Road, just a 5 minutes walk from the station and opposite the Assembly Hall Theatre.
For your money, you get a king-sized bed, the attentive Hotel du Vin experience you’d expect, and two complimentary breakfasts (worth £16.95 each). If you’re arriving by car you’ll need to pre-book an on-site car parking space for £10 per stay.
2. The Spa Hotel
The Spa Hotel is another 4-star hotel in Tunbridge Wells. It even looks quite similar to Hotel du Vin, set in an elegant country mansion with 14 acres.
A “cosy” double room will set you back £134 – but that doesn’t include breakfast and only has a double bed, not a king-sized bed. It’s £159 if you want two breakfasts added.
As the name suggests, the Spa Hotel has the added bonus of spa facilities, such as a swimming pool, sauna/steam room, and you can book individual treatments. The only downside is that the hotel is a 20-minute walk from the town centre.
3. One Warwick Park Hotel
At £131 per night, including breakfast, One Warwick Park is quite a bit cheaper than Hotel du Vin and The Spa Hotel.
It’s also right in the middle of Tunbridge Wells town centre, making it quite a bit more convenient than The Spa Hotel. That does mean there’s no hotel car park. But, fortunately, you can park for free on the street if you drive a bit further up Warwick Park (the road the hotel is on).
One Warwick Park is the newest hotel to open in Tunbridge Wells (it opened in 2016) but it has really great reviews on Booking.com and TripAdvisor.
4. Mount Edgcumbe
I’ve been to Mount Edgcumbe for food loads of times but I didn’t even realise they had rooms! Turns out it’s also a boutique hotel with six rooms. Who knew?
You’ll find Mount Edgcumbe in the middle of Tunbridge Wells common – which is a lovely setting and is very much a walkable distance from the centre of town.
A double room is a reasonable £125 and comes with a king-size bed. Breakfast for two is included in the price and there is also a small on-site car park. On top of all that, Mount Edgcumbe is the highest rated Tunbridge Wells hotel on Booking.com, with a customer review score of 9.5!
5. The Royal Wells Hotel
The 3-star Royal Wells Hotel is located towards the top of town, near the common. At only £84 per night, it’s great value. That’s only £8 more than the nearby Tunbridge Wells Travelodge!
Breakfast isn’t included, but there are plenty of great places nearby to grab breakfast – including Basil and Bill’s (both of which are less than a 5 minutes walk away).
There’s a Premier Inn coming soon on London Road. It’ll be interesting to see how that compares price-wise to the Royal Wells. Premier Inn’s are usually a bit more expensive than Travelodge’s but also quite a bit nicer.
If none of those five hotels take your fancy, or you’ve left it last minute and they’re all booked up, there’s always Airbnb!
There are quite a few nice Airbnb places in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. Not loads of “entire places” but plenty of “private rooms”. Prices vary from £60-150.