Romney Bay House Hotel
Romney Bay House Hotel is situated along a private, unadopted road on a totally unspoilt and fabulous stretch of coastline facing the English Channel. Romney Bay House’s secluded location makes it the perfect setting for relaxing and intimate stays.
We have 10 double bedrooms; two with four-poster and two with twin beds. All rooms are en-suite with either views to the sea, or over Littlestone golf course and all have tea/coffee making facilities, TV/DVD & WIFI access, binoculars, bathrobes and mineral water as standard. Our rooms are all individually furnished to a high standard.
The comfortable Drawing Room has a log fire with a home-from-home ambience while the honesty bar is cosy and generously stocked. The first-floor lounge, over looking both the garden and sea, has a library, games and binoculars; on a clear day you can spy France!
The architect of Romney Bay House was Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (28 may 1883 – April 1978), the creator of the Italianate Portmeirion in North Wales. He was made a CBE in 1958 and Knighted in 1972 for services to the preservation of the environment and to Architecture. His autobiography ‘Architecture Errant’ was published in 1971.
Romney Bay House was built in 1929 for the American actress and journalist, Hedda Hopper. Born Elda Furry on 2nd May 1885, she was the fifth of nine children of David and Margaret (Miller) Furry. She met William DeWolf Hopper during the production of ‘The Pied Piper’. In May 1913 she became the fifth of his six brides and on 26th January 1915 she bore him a son, William junior. They then divorced in 1922.
Whilst it’s not known how long Hedda Hopper lived here, we bought the House in 2003. Since then, we’ve been awarded The Condé Nast Johansens 2006 Most Excellent Coastal Hotel, The Good Hotel Guide 2012 César Award for Art Nouveau Hotel of The Year and The Good Hotel Guide 2016 Editor’s Seaside Choice of The Year award.