One Warwick Park opened its doors only last week in the beautiful heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and House of Coco were one of the first to visit. Town and country at its very best, our writer Kayleigh Lavery visited the newly opened hotel a few days after its grand opening.
A creatively reimagined brew house and schoolhouse, One Warwick Park is the epitome of comfort and luxury. It has taken the two previous unconnected structures and created a unified, luxurious hotel that’s a stone’s throw from the town’s famous Pantiles, a picture-perfect walkway of shops and restaurants.
The main hotel building and neighbouring townhouse offers 39 bedrooms with a strong focus on contemporary elegance paired with functional design. From entering the main reception and noticing their very own signature scent diffusing through the entrance, we knew that every single detail here had been carefully considered.
We were led through a feature gallery space which links the two buildings. This tunnel also features a stylish, shifting canvas of showcases from artists as well as glittering display cabinets containing ‘royal’ jewellery.
A good night’s rest in a calming and comfortable room is the utmost importance for any visit at One Warwick Park. We stayed in one of the two junior suites on the fourth floor and were welcomed with a private corridor entrance overlooking the striking glass atrium. There is ample amount of floor space, a luxury bar with complimentary refreshments, study and dressing room area and don’t get us started on the bathroom; the monsoon shower, double vanity unit, huge bathtub with Temple Spa products, speakers linked to the bedroom’s TV, there was nothing we could fault.
Much like the rest of the hotel, the bedrooms have bespoke walnut furniture and custom-made furnishings. Luxurious heavy, handmade curtains drape and tones of grey make the room a calming and opulent setting to accommodate everyone from honeymooners to business travellers. There is also the unique Townhouse next door which has five stylish bedrooms. With your own secure front door, this space is perfect for small parties wanting rooms located close together.
The hotel is also a food-lover’s paradise. Under the guidance of executive head chef Marco Goldin, the hotel’s 75-cover L’Amore restaurant reinterprets Mediterranean small plate dining. The pimped-up, posh pasta dishes and deconstructed desserts were a real delight. There is also The Terrace for lighter dishes or afternoon treats or The Lounge Bar for a pre-dinner cocktail.
Every area of the hotel has been designed to perfection; the cutting-edge sleek interiors and every attention to detail makes the building a real treat to the eyes. The staff seem to have wealth of experience and passion for hospitality, too.
Just picture yourself waking up in the historic heart of Tunbridge Wells following a blissful night’s sleep in a luxurious, comfortable bedroom. Sounds good, doesn’t it?
To make a reservation, visit One Warwick Park’s website here