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Leeds Castle


Stay at the event venue! The cosy Stable Courtyard offers a selection of individually designed en-suite bedrooms set within the gardens of the Estate. This stay includes a full English or continental breakfast, made with fresh local produce, which is served in the 17th Century oak-beamed Castle View Restaurant the next morning. Upon checkout, you will also be given a day pass (subject to availability) so that you can explore the grounds and inside the castle itself.

The number of rooms available are limited so don't delay in booking. Use our exclusive code

17FEB0134 to get 10% off your booking. Click ‘Book Now’ and under ‘Choose Your Stay’ click the + symbol and enter the code 17FEB0134 - enter the date, 17th Feb 2024, click search, the available rooms will then appear with the discount applied. Room rates range from £120-180 per room.


The Village


A little further out than some of our other recommended hotels but still close to the event venue, this hotel is a great base if exploring other areas and attractions. The Village is a modern and stylish hotel with great transport links nearby. You'll find everything you need for a great stay, and more - a cool pool and huge gym - a buzzing Pub and Grill with great food, ice cold beers and big screen live sport plus a Starbucks Coffee Shop. It's close to Maidstone town if you want to extend your stay and do some shopping at Fremlin Walk and is also next door to Kent Life Heritage Farm and the River Medway. We have secured 30 rooms at the following rates with this hotel: £95 single occupancy and £105 double occupancy. All rates are on a bed and breakfast rate and include car parking. Use the link below to book. Rooms are non-refundable and non-transferable.

This hotel also sometimes offers new year deals for £50 per room so if you are booking late, check out their website from 1st January 2024. Please note that this deal is not guaranteed to run. 


Tudor Park


Delta Hotels by Marriott Tudor Park Country Club is just an 8 minute drive from the event venue and offers deluxe bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and beautiful grounds. With a private 18-hole Championship golf course and hotel spa and pool this hotel is a little slice of heaven in the Kentish countryside. We have secured the following rates with this hotel: £120 single occupancy and £130 double occupancy. All rates are on a bed and breakfast basis. Rooms are fully refundable up until 24 hours before the booking. You will not be charged until you check in. You can either call (+44) 0800 221 222 quoting A60 to book or use the link below.


Premier Inn

Various locations from £50 per room

Great if you are on a budget! There are several Premier Inn hotels located around the area. The Premier Inn Sandling is the closest to the event venue, but the Maidstone Allington, Maidstone Town Centre and Maidstone Wateringbury are nearer other attractions.

Who'd A Thought It


If you fancy something a little different then why not check out the Who'd A Thought It. This boutique hotel is 15 minutes drive from Leeds Castle, hidden away in the Kentish countryside. With 19 individually themed rooms, this luxurious Champagne bar, restaurant and hotel is something quite unique.


Orida Maidstone

Close to town and host of all our DMAs classes

Orida Hotel Maidstone is located off the M20, less than 10 minutes from central Maidstone and is a perfect destination to take in countryside scenery at Leeds Castle and Mote Park, both less than four miles away. With a restaurant, lounge bar, Starbucks, indoor pool, spa and gym, this hotel is also right next door to retail shops and just down the road from the main town. This is also the venue for all of our classes which will run prior to and after the awards ceremony so if you are making a long weekend of it, this is the perfect destination for you.


We have secured the following rates with this hotel: single occupancy £95 and double occupancy £105. The hotel also has twin rooms with two double beds that can accommodate up to 4 people. All rates include bed, breakfast, wifi and parking and are valid between 15th Feb-19th Feb 2024. To book this special rate please call the hotel directly on (+44) 1622 734322 and quote 'D'licious Magazine Leeds Castle Awards'. Rooms are fully refundable up until 24 hours before the booking. 


Denmark House

Great for big groups

Situated on the North Downs, Denmark House the perfect place to spend time with family and friends. This property has a recording studio, equestrian centre and cafe on site and stunning views of the countryside and can sleep up to 13 people. Just 13 minutes drive from Leeds Castle and Maidstone town centre, this is a great base for larger groups. Booking is for the whole accommodation and works out approximately £116 per person per night. There is also the option to book out just half of this venue if your group is smaller. Just contact the host.

Great Danes


Set in 26 beautiful acres of countryside adjoining the famous Leeds Castle, the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel has a Feel Good Health Club, spa, newly refurbished gym, 16 metre swimming pool, male and female saunas, jacuzzi, steam rooms, Exquisite Beauty Spa salon and Hair Workshop as well as tennis courts and a 9-hole golf course. We have secured 40 basic rooms at the following rates with this hotel (£90 single occupancy, £100 double occupancy, £111 tripe occupancy). All rates include breakfast. To book this hotel you will need to call the hotel directly on (+44) 1622528565 and choose option 1 to make the reservation by providing the unique reference code 2302DLICIO, Office hours are from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, Please note: if you call outside of these hours you will reach a central office and this rate will not be available to book. Rooms are non-refundable and non-transferable.



Planes, trains and automobiles

If you are travelling from abroad to join us, you can fly into any London airport. Leeds Castle is only 1 hour from London (46 miles from Gatwick Airport and 71 miles from Heathrow Airport). It is also only 25 miles from the Eurotunnel terminal, Folkestone and 38 miles from the port of Dover.


You can travel from London to Kent via a rented car, taxi or train. There are frequent rail services from London Victoria to Bearsted Station and Maidstone Stations.

If driving, Leeds Castle is just off Junction 8 of the M20 between London and the Channel ports.

If you are staying in Maidstone the Nuventure no.13 bus from Maidstone to Hollingbourne and Arriva no.13 bus from Maidstone to Hollingbourne will take you to Leeds Castle.

If you would like any further information or advice when arranging travel please feel free to contact us at

For the awards event, guests will enter via the private Broomfield entrance (and NOT the main public entrance). For directions to the Broomfield entrance please click the below link.

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