Boutique bolthole with coastal Kent views
Perched atop a hill with stunning vistas over Whistable and its famous oyster beds, The Crescent Turner is the perfect place to soak up views of the Kentish coast.
• Fabulous views over the Kent coast and Isle of Sheppey. • The hotel's own Whitstable beach hut complete with bar and BBQ. • A real British boutique feel.
Hit the spot
A hilltop perch on the outskirts of trendy Whitstable.
There's an excellent restaurant with panoramic views over the coast and an iconic Whitstable beach hut with terrace and barbecue that you can hire for the day.
Good to know
Oyster fans will have a field day – they're a speciality here.
ClosedOpen all year
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportLondon Gatwick – 65 miles
TrainWhitstable station – two miles.
LocationWraik Hill, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3BY, United Kingdom
18 rooms and suites
Stylish bedrooms are all individually designed, with distinctive fabric-covered headboards, ornate mirrors and eclectic furnishings. Many have wonderful coastal views. Luxury bathrooms are stocked with White Company toletries.
The views are a big pull here, so do get a sea-facing room. Room 10 has a bathtub, while Room 11 has a little balcony.
Eat & Drink
Expect classic British fare with a contemporary twist. Produce is sourced locally as much as possible, and specialities include fillet of beef with smoked garlic and mushroom puree, and sea bass with sweet potato hash browns and kale. Be sure to try some local Whitstable rock oysters – delicious paired with a chilli and mango salsa and guaranteed to go down a treat with a chilled glass of bubbly. Afternoon tea is a winner here, too.
Served until 9.30am weekdays and 10am at weekends. The full English is sure to set you up for the day.
Available morning and evening.
See & Do
Famous for its iconic painted beach huts lining the pebble beach, Britain's trendiest seaside town is buzzy and bohemian. Whitstable is also Britain's oyster capital, boasting a dozen restaurants serving up catches from its famous oyster beds. Come here in July for the famous Oyster Festival or any time of year to enjoy breezy beachside walks, a tour of Whitstable castle or a trawl through the town's little delis, bakeries, cafes and working harbour. There are plenty of quirky little galleries to delve into, too. Hire bikes, and you can pedal your way to Canterbury on the Crab and Winkle Way.
Do try and bag the Crescent Turner's own beach hut for the day. The Sundowner hut comes complete with a beachside deck for basking or cooking up a barbie, a fitted kitchen and even canoes.