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Kent Life: The Rose Hotel in Deal

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What do you look for in a hotel? Dog-friendly? Unique decor? Great location? Amazing food? Nice atmosphere? Somewhere with character? Well, I’ve found the perfect place – The Rose Hotel in Deal.

A quick disclaimer, I haven’t stayed overnight here, I only live down the round, but I did get a very in-depth tour of the beautiful boutique hotel, bar and restaurant, as well as have lunch that if ever the chance arose for me to stay in Deal this would be my first port of call. The only problem I would have is choosing which room I would want, as each of the eight rooms are very bold and unique.

The Rose Hotel is at the centre of Deal’s revival, once seen as the sister to Margate, Deal is becoming an arty bolthole on the Kent coast with its quaint seaside vibe, cute boutiques, (like Hoxton Store), antiques galore, art galleries, and a whole host of coffee shops and eateries.

Each of The Rose Hotel’s eight rooms have been individually designed, matching the character of the old building, some with pink baths, others with patterned headboards, while some rooms have bottle-green tile lined showers, cloudlike wallpaper and floral touches. This Kent hotel is all about the details, bold colours, exquisite textures, and vintage furniture, which if you love to upcycle will make you a little jealous, while also giving you inspiration for your own home.

What I loved, other than the welcoming charm, the vintage decor, and the incredible food – seriously you have to try lunch downstairs in the restaurant, has to be the colour. Granted for some, The Rose Hotel might be a little much, but I love the quirky, the vintage super king-size beds, the crazy print headboards, especially the floral one, the bathrooms hidden behind sliding wooden doors, as well as the cool selection of lamps.

This hotel, believe it or not, is also dog-friendly, yep this boutique hotel allows well-behaved small dogs (check directly whether your dog matches the criteria) in some rooms. A charge of £20 per dog applies.

Another thing I adored is this hotel is lo-fi, most of the rooms don’t have TVs, which I actually love, my husband on the other hand would hate, one of the first things he does when we travel anywhere is turn on the TV. What they have instead are record players with a stash of vinyl, books and travel magazines, which can be enjoyed while relaxing in the cosy armchairs. Or why not run yourself a bath with the fabulous organic Austin Austin bath products.

Double rooms from £90, with all rooms including a complimentary breakfast. If I had to pick my favourite room, it would have to be Room 1 with the decadent rich coloured walls and grand super king bed with floral headboard, or Room 4, which is super romantic and has a freestanding roll-top bath.

Are you a fan of colourful hotels like The Rose Hotel?