Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone Hotel Review

Premier Inn Hotel Sandling

Maidstone, Kent, England.


Hotel Review by Paul and Carole


We booked the Premier Inn Sandling to visit relatives who live in Larkfield, Kent. They had recommended this particular Premier Inn due to its location right next to the River Medway.

Welcome and booking in at the Premier Inn Sandling

We had booked via the Premier Inn Website and when we arrived we were met by Sue at the reception. She was really helpful and had a great sense of humour which was just what we needed after a long trip and tackling the M25!

Premier Inn Sandling Hotel Sandling Maidstone

Premier Inn Sandling


Our room at the Premier Inn Sandling

We were travelling with my sister and Dad and we were all allocated rooms together on the first floor.

Our first impressions were good, it was a very spacious room that was spotlessly clean. There was a large TV on the wall with lots of channels to browse. The wardrobe was open plan, had sufficient room, with shelving on both sides and a really bright mirror to the side. There were plenty of plug sockets in the room too.

Premier Inn Room review Sandling Kent

Our room No 37

There is not a fridge in the room, but there was a kettle with complimentary tea and coffee. There are never enough of the little milks but housekeeping were very helpful and replenished as needed. There was also a bottle opener on the wall.

The bed was so comfortable, it is true what they say, a good night sleep is guaranteed, we slept so well here. The bedding was high quality, there were extra pillows if needed and an option of another lighter sheet if you were too hot. There is not air conditioning in the room, however a fan and a heater were available.

Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone bed room comfort hotel accomodation

We certainly did get a goods night sleep!

The bathroom was decent size with a bath and a shower. Body wash and shampoo were also provided.

All in all we were impressed with the room, so check out our video and we will take you for a look around!

Note there is no lift at this hotel so if you have mobility issues make sure you request a room on the ground floor.


Location of the Premier Inn Sandling

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Canal boats on the River Medway

For us the location was ideal as only a short drive to Larkfield where our Aunt and Uncle, Marg and Mick live. It is also in walking distance of Maidstone by following the River Medway for 30 minutes. Boat trips are only on the weekend, which was a shame as we were there mid week, so if that’s what you would like to do then do plan your trip accordingly.

Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone River Medway long boat

Long boat and garden outside the Malta Inn

It was lovely walking along the river bank looking at all the long boats and their gardens, it seemed a lovely little community of boats as far as the eye could see.

Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone River Medway canal boats

Great Location on the River Medway

There are two very similar Premier Inns as we know well from a previous visit due to booking the wrong one! This is the Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone, and the other one is the Maidstone Allington hotel so just be careful when you book that you have selected the right one. The reason we prefer the Premier Inn Sandling is due to it’s riverside position.

The Malta Inn next to the Premier Inn Sandling

Malta Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone River Medway

The Malta Inn next to the Premier Inn Sandling

The Malta Inn is right by the side of the entrance to the Premier Inn Sandling. It is part of the Beefeater chain, and in comparison to other similar chains in the area it was expensive. However we did have a good meal here with lovely views out to the river. There is also a large beer garden to use. If you would like to have a look you can access their menu here.

Free Wi-Fi at the Premier Inn Sandling

The website states that there is free unlimited Wi-Fi however in reality the signal was not good and kept turning off. There was an option to pay however there was a charge of £5 per day which we chose not too. There was better Wi-Fi at the Malta Inn but only as long as you were inside and close to the bar! This was disappointing but didn’t spoil our stay, however if this is essential to you then you may need to consider this.



Our verdict of the Premier Inn Sandling

Overall we were pleased with our stay at the Premier Inn Sandling, the only criticism we have is that the WiFi was dreadful. This hotel is in an excellent location, rooms are really comfortable and perfect for a short break.

Premier Inn Sandling hotel river medway family

Dad and I

Paul and I are very lucky to have lovely families and we had such a perfect time. It just goes to show that material things are nice but quality time with your loved ones are more precious. We look forward to visiting again and would happily stay at the Premier Inn Sandling.

Family visit to Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone Kent


Have you stayed at the Premier Inn Sandling? Is there anything you would like to add? If you have found this post useful we would love to hear in the comments below!

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33 Responses to Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone Hotel Review

  1. Anisa says:

    Looks like a nice place, I agree it is nice to stay by the river. Too bad about the wifi, although sometimes that even happens at fancy resorts! Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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  2. This sounds like a great hotel. When I’m traveling, wi-fi isn’t a huge concern since I’m usually not in my room a lot. Too bad you couldn’t go for a boat ride. It sounds like a lot of fun. #TheWeeklyPostcard

  3. Esther says:

    You had some really great weather for your stay. That’s great! A lot of people go ‘hmm’ over hotel chains, but I think that’s selling them short. Some good hotel chains really try and give you a unique stay and they often have REALLY good beds indeed (I had my best sleep ever in the Mercure in Istanbul, I wanted to take the bed home!!)
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  4. Anda says:

    Not a bad hotel at all. Good location, comfortable, free wi-fi… what more can you ask for? #TheWeeklyPostcard

  5. Michelle says:

    I’ve stayed at various Premier Inn hotels on various trips around the UK, and this brought back good memories. I like that they’re affordable and the quality is pretty consistent! Don’t recall having a problem with the wi-fi, but back then I didn’t use it that much either haha

  6. We stayed in a Premier Inn in the center of London and had very good experience with it, especially since it was very family-friendly. I’d definitely stay in another one. This one in Sandling Maidstone does look like a lovely location. I wouldn’t mind strolling along the river, although I think I’d need to stay over the weekend so I could take a boat tour, too.
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    • You can go wrong really with a Premier Inn they are great for a short trip and reasonable. We wished we had been able to take the boat as this would of been a lovely way to get in to Maidstone. Thanks for commenting.

  7. Vlad says:

    Looks like a cozy place, I always love hotels with a good location. I’ve stayed in a five star hotel last weekend and the wifi was terrible too, completely unexpected. #TheWeeklyPostcard
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  8. What a lovely family photo! Not so many things in life surpass the opportunity to spend beautiful time with the ones you love. I am glad you were able to find a nice place to stay. I am all for comfortable beds. Believe me, I have some pretty bad bed related stories. The location of the hotel was nice too. Really like those canal and boast houses. #feetdotravel

  9. Looks like a comfy place! Love the river being right there – location really is one of our big make-or-break criteria, and it sounds like this was a good one. Thanks for the review – you guys always do a great job at them! #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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  10. We used to like staying in Premier Inn hotels when we lived in the UK, we found them to be perfectly adequate for our needs and yes the beds, bedding and pillows were very comfortable. Glad you also had a good stay here 😀 #feetdotravel

  11. Thanks for the honest review. I’m all for a comfortable bed, but since the hubby work need reliable wi-fi, a fast connection is a must for us.
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  12. Marcelle says:

    It’s a advantages that Premier Inn Sandling Maidstone is close to the river. It looks very romantic to take a stroll or even to opt for a boat trip.
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  13. A great unbiased review. Nice spot & it’s good to know about dicky wi-fi connections, at least you can be prepared before arriving and make sure it’s not a priority. Guaranteeing a good night’s sleep is bold but it seems they are confident for a reason! 🙂
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  15. Relojsm says:

    Thank u so much for sharing this great article.
    Its very difficult to booking a room with all the facilities UNDER MY BUDGET, But in this post i really understand what can i do before booking a hotel room.

  16. Vijay Patel says:

    Looks like you had a great time with nature!! Perfect city-escape spot for me. I just hope will be visiting the place soon. Thanks for sharing the beautiful experience. Keep writing.
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