The Mercure Maidstone Hotel (Ex Ramada) is a large while hotel set in 26 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. Located one mile from junction eight of the M20, the hotel is situated right by the grounds of historic Leeds Castle in the Kent countryside.
The hotel is within 20 miles of Ashford and Tunbridge Wells. Canterbury, with its monumental cathedral, is 26 miles away and the Channel Tunnel is less than 35 kilometres away. The nearest airport is London Gatwick, which is 45 miles and about a 50-minute drive away.
The 124 guestrooms feature contemporary dcor in muted colours with light wood furniture. All are equipped with satellite television, pay movies, direct-dial telephones with Internet connections, tea and coffee making facilities and bathrooms with hair dryers.
Guests can swim lengths in the indoor swimming pool, work out in the gym and relax in the sauna and hot tub at the fitness centre, while back massages, facials and pedicures can be arranged at the beauty salon.
Decorated in warm, contemporary colours, the informal restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while those preferring to eat in the privacy of their rooms can enjoy light meals at any hour thanks to 24-hour room service. Drinks and cocktails are available at the bar and the lobby lounge is the place to relax and browse the daily papers.
Facilities for business and events include 12 meeting and conference rooms, catering, fax, copying and secretarial services. Onsite parking is free and there is a safe at the front desk.