Boasting a marina setting, the Ship and Trades is located in Chatham, 1.9 miles from Gillingham Train Station and offers free parking.

The contemporary bar, restaurant and hotel overlooks one of the yacht basins at the former Royal Naval Dockyard. It has waterfront seating with views of the boats and views across the River Medway onwards to Upnor Castle.

Visitors can also enjoy the view from inside the Ship and Trades’ wrap-around restaurant with floor-to-ceiling glazing overlooking the marina. The 15-bedroom hotel also has a comfortable lounge area and 2 cozy rooms. Its décor is inspired by its nautical heritage, as the structure was originally home to dockyard offices and an engineering shop in the late 19th century.

A cinema and several shops are within a 10-minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Ship & Trades has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 9, 2005

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Parking Available On Site

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There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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About The Ship & Trades

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  • Do you have any disabled rooms

    Hello. we do have one disabled access room with a walk in shower.


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    Answered on January 15, 2020
  • Hi how far are you from Rochester castle and is there parking?

    Hello, Yes, there is car park on site, which is for free. Rochester is around 10 minutes drive by car or around 25 minutes by bus. Ship and Trades


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    Answered on July 30, 2021
  • Hello, is there somewhere to securely store bicycles overnight?

    Hello, Yes, there is. Many thanks.


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    Answered on October 12, 2020
  • Hi .. If I book for New Year’s Eve 2021. can we also book for dinner on that evening

    Hello, If you could please message us directly we can get you booked in. Kind regards


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    Answered on December 20, 2021
  • My wife and I were hoping to stay next weekend. Do you have a place we can store our bikes safely overnight?

    Hello, Yes, we have a locked space where we can store them. Thank you.


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    Answered on October 3, 2020
  • How close are you to Christchurch uni Medway campus

    Hello, We are few minutes walk from Canterbury Christ Church University Medway Campus (less than a mile). Kind Regards, Ship & Trades


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    Answered on January 6, 2022
  • What is there local to do

    Hello, We are based by the marina. In the area you have the Historic Dockyard which you can visit; also Upnor Castle, Rochester Castle and Cathedral, Royal Engineers Museum, Fort Amherst, Dockyard Distillery and more. Hope that helps, Ship & Trades


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    Answered on June 14, 2021
  • Hi.. we were looking to stay with you for 3 nights, my question is how secure is the parking, as are trikes are worth £52,000 each

    Hello, The parking isn't monitored. Regards, Ship and Trades


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    Answered on August 31, 2020
  • Hi, Do you do room service?

    Hello, We have Order&Pay app which you can use to have food delivered to your room. Ship and Trades


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    Answered on July 30, 2021
  • Are you able to allow guests in after 2am? There’s a ghost investigation on fort Amherst on 22nd May and I need to get into my room once it’s done?

    Hello, After the check-in you will get a set of 2 keys (one for the room and one for front doors), so you will be able to come in at night. Kind Regards, Ship and Trades


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    Answered on May 22, 2021
  • Do you do Wedding Party's Venues for Nov 2021

    Hello, We cannot accommodate wedding parties as we have no private hire space available, Kind Regards.


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    Answered on April 8, 2021
  • Hi, Do you have any interconnecting rooms please. We have two new foster children and are unsure about them being apart from us. Thx

    Hello, No, we don't. Regards, Ship and Trades


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    Answered on August 31, 2020
  • Do you allow dogs?

    Hello, Unfortunately not, unless it's a guide dog. We do have covered sitting outside with heat lamps available and we serve drinks and food there as well.


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    Answered on December 14, 2019
  • Hi. Does the car park have security cameras please?

    Hello, No, it doesn't. Regards, Ship and trades


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    Answered on August 31, 2020
  • Hello, do you have parking?

    Hello, Yes, we do. Parking is for free. Upon your arrival you will be asked for your car registration. Kind Regards, Ship and Trades


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    Answered on June 9, 2021
  • Do you have any parking available?

    Hello, Yes, there is parking on site, which is free. You will have to register your car during the check-in. Thank you.


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    Answered on October 1, 2020
  • any family suites

    Hello, We have only double or twin rooms (they are not connected). Kind Regards, Ship and Traders


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    Answered on June 16, 2021
  • do you allow small dogs ?

    We do have a pet friendly garden for dogs of all sizes!


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    Answered on June 6, 2021
  • Is there a small fridge in room? Is there a river view?

    Hello, No, there is no fridge in the room. Some rooms do have a water/marina view and some don't. Thank you.


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    Answered on October 1, 2020
  • Do you doing anything special for the Christmas day

    We have a Christmas lunch, but we are fully booked. The bar is open for drinks only from 12pm till 4pm.


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    Answered on November 5, 2019
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Dickens World
    0.2 miles
  • Upnor Castle
    0.9 miles
  • Historic Chatham Dockyard
    1.5 miles
  • Priestfield Stadium
    1.6 miles
  • Rochester Cathedral
    1.7 miles
  • Rochester Castle
    1.7 miles
  • Cooling Castle
    3.7 miles
  • Medway Services M2
    5.2 miles
  • Bearsted Golf Club
    8.8 miles
Top attractions
  • Leeds Castle
    11.3 miles
  • Bluewater
    11.7 miles
  • Adventure Island
    11.9 miles
  • intu Lakeside Shopping Centre
    12.1 miles
  • Brands Hatch
    12.3 miles
Public transit
  • Train Chatham Train Station
    1.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • London Southend Airport
    13.5 miles
  • London City Airport
    22.1 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    34.8 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

    Food: British, International

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of The Ship & Trades
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • ATM on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules
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Check-in

2:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Please note that your car needs to be registered with the reception before car parking is provided.

FAQs about The Ship & Trades

  • Room options at The Ship & Trades include:

    • Twin
    • Double

  • Check-in at The Ship & Trades is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Ship & Trades offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • The Ship & Trades has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • Guests staying at The Ship & Trades can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish

    • The Ship & Trades is 1.6 miles from the center of Chatham.

    • The prices at The Ship & Trades may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Ship & Trades (subject to availability):

      • Parking on site
      • Parking
      • Free parking