Having lived in Gravesend, I can vouch for this little Thames city as a great place to visit. There is a lot to do in and around Gravesend – especially for those with a keen interest in history.
As Gravesend is only a 40 minute trainride away from London, it is a beautiful destination for a small staycation. Not a 5 minute drive away from the centre you find yourself in the midst of cute little villages and the rolling Kent hills – the same hills Dickens once was a big fan of!
If you are looking to spend some time in or around Gravesend, you will need to find a place to stay. I have compiled a list of the best accomodation to stay at in Gravesend.
This little 2 bed offers great value and a beautiful view over the river Thames. The apartment is situated in the town centre close to Gravesend railway station. From the railway station it will only take you 22 minutes to central London on highspeed train and 40 minutes on the slow one. The studio is modern and practical and an ideal home away from home. The sofabed in the living room would be great for a fifth adult or two little kids to stay. There are a lot of great restaurants and cafes in the area, as well as pubs and even pay-as-you-go gyms. There is a large Tesco Metro around the corner and an Asda and a Lidl in walking distance. From the station and the centre you can also take the bus to the Bluewater Shopping Centre. The little studio is decked out with a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable bathroom and a flatscreen TV with freeview.
Jessamine house hotel is located in Gravesend and offers easy access to the A2 and M25 motorways. Just over a mile from Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, this Victorian house offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Dating back to the 1850s, Jessamine House Hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, a DVD player, and tea and coffee making facilities.
The private bathrooms are fitted with a shower and free toiletries. In the morning you’ll be able to enjoy a free breakfast. Gravesend is home to numerous pubs, where lunch and dinner are served. Other dining options may be found at Bluewater shopping mall, just a 10-minute drive away. Jessamine House Hotel is near a bus stop and close to many amenities.
The house is just a 12-minute train ride from Stratford International, home to the Westfields mall and also the Olympic Village. Dartford Crossing is simply a 10-minute drive from the house and Gatwick Airport is just 48 km away. Everything is Wonderful Staff is actually helpful Everything is extremely clean with a delicious breakfast with an excellent menu. near the ferry port and cruise terminals 1-minute walk.
Granby Hotel is a 5-minute drive from Ebbsfleet International, and the property offers easy access to the Eurostar terminal. Free Wi-Fi is available. Each room has a TV. They have a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries.
At Granby Hotel, guests will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Other facilities include meeting facilities. Parking at the Lodge is free.
Bluewater Shopping Center is 6.4 km from the property. London Bridge station is less than 1 hour away by train.
Very friendly people, excellent service. Everything is very well cared for and the food very tasty and beautifully served. Very friendly and helpful staff with 24/7 Room Service and quick responses
Conifer house is located in Gravesend within the Kent region. The property is 25 km from Maidstone and offers free Wi-Fi and private parking.
The apartment has 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washer, and 1 bathroom with a shower.
London is 45 km from the apartment, and Croydon is 46 km away. the closest airport is London City Airport, 42 km from Conifer House.
Very friendly and kind staff with 24/7 room service. The accomodation is very clean and offers modern and comfortable rooms.
On the south bank of the Thames, Shamrock Guest House offers affordable accommodation between London and Dover. Bluewater shopping centre is less than 10 km away. The rooms at guesthouse Shamrock all have a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. They are also equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave. Free Wi-Fi is available in common and private areas. The private parking space of the guest house is limited: there is still a large public parking area nearby. The Shamrock Guest House is approximately 1.5 km from the centre of Gravesend, a 10-minute walk from Gravesend Train Station and a 12-minute walk from Gravesend Pier. Ebbsfleet International Train Station, where trains to Paris leave from the Eurostar terminal, is just a 10-minute drive away. Very helpful staff. Clean and welcoming accommodation close to the city.