Our History

Key moments from our story so far

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Hythe Imperial - Our Story

Hythe means ‘haven’ in old English, and that’s what we’ve tried to provide over the years to both travelling guests and the local community. Various refurbishments, facelifts and additions have not distorted our true purpose of making sure people who stay with us get the very best out of this beautiful coastal town.

With a rich history beginning in 1880, we have some tales to tell. Royal visits, sporting events and world wars all have played a part in the development of the unique character of the Hythe Imperial Hotel, so we feel it’s important to offer anyone who’s interested a bit of our story.

Our Story so far...