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Selina Margate

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3.5
#2 of 4 small hotels in Margate
3.3 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Located on Kent’s Northern Coast in the South East of England, Selina Margate sits on this retro town's sweeping seafront. Soak up Margate’s creative buzz as you explore the eclectic old town, mysterious shell grotto, or the dazzling white chalk cliffs and sea pools. Traveling as a family? Visit one of the UKs most famous amusement parks; Dreamland, a 4-minute car ride away, or Turner Contemporary; a curated display of Margate’s artistic spirit just a 15-minute walk away. In addition to our range of expertly-designed rooms, our seafront spot is inspired by the town’s innovative culinary scene, boasting a beautiful conservatory restaurant. Other on-site features include our beer garden. Start your day with an invigorating pilates class or an upcycling workshop, run by local artists. Feeling active? Grab a takeaway picnic from our Grab & Go and head out along the coast by bike or foot to marvel at the chalk cliff landscape of Botany Bay, grabbing a local seafood snack on your way back to town. Free your creative spirit on a stroll through the old town to Turner Contemporary, or on a blood-pumping ride at Dreamland before heading back to channel inspiration in our CoWork. End your day watching the sunset from our beer garden as you grab a cocktail and dance the night away to live music.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Car hire
Taxi service
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
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Seating area
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Freya wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at Selena was very brief however we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our room was cozy, very clean and modern. The check In was easy and the lobby was very welcoming and bright, there seemed to be people enjoying the facilities downstairs. We had a shared bathroom which was clean and equipped, however we didn’t realise this upon booking, it was no issue for us it just wasn’t mentioned. There was also no space such as a desk to sit at in the room along with no tea or coffee facilities or even a cup for water. There was also no bin in the room sadly. Had our stay been more than 1 night this may have posed an issue for us but we were happy with our quick stay by the beach. Plenty of free parking right by the hotel too.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah E wrote a review Aug 2023
Chelmsford, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Shower flooded when my daughter used it. I was handed a bucket and mop and some towels were brought up. There is no kettle, or TV in the rooms be warned the rooms are basic and small. We had one bed side table as there was no room for 2. Light by window doesn't have UK plug so wasn't usable.
Breakfast was limited choice of one thing and 1 drink for £8.95 honestly not worth it.
Communal areas full of people working on lap tops was like walking through someone's office. Staff were lovely but no really prepared to offer any kind of discount for an unusable bathroom. Disappointed
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be prepared for basic
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Annon wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The only reason this isn’t a 5 star review is due to the lack of reception/ bar staff - came down to get some food (which was amazing btw) but couldn’t find anyone to actually take my order. One of the chefs came out and saw me just stood at the bar waiting, so thankfully sat me down, gave me a menu and got someone to serve me! Ate dinner and breakfast here and the kitchen were amazing and made my food to perfection!

Will be coming back for the food alone - perfect!!!
However might not stay in hotel again, as staff very unhelpful and to busy sat outside the front of hotel or not there at all to assist. Especially an older lady in her mid 30s who I believe was some form of manager of hotel- very unhelpful and overheard her being rude to other staff members who actually helped me!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Selina Management Global, Sales at Selina Margate
Responded 5 Oct 2023
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate your feedback, happy to hear you enjoyed the food! I'm sorry to hear that your experience at Selina Margate wasn't totally positive, we're definitely working to improve communication within our team. I hope you don't feel too put off of staying with us again if you visit Margate Thanks again for the feedback. Thanks & Regards,
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Shirley wrote a review Aug 2023
Mildura, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We walked in off the street and asked if they had a room for one night. They had a standard room and with breakfast came to £133.26 which we thought was a bit expensive but we were tired and hungry. We went into the room and dropped everything and went out to eat. When we came back and took a good look around the room, there was no tea and coffee, no TV, couldn’t open drawer in my tiny bedside table handle missing. No rails for hanging towels and nowhere to put toiletries. I went and complained and the girl at reception said she would have a word with her Manager. We were given what she called a bigger room and would give us a kettle, tea and coffee. So we moved but that was a disappointment too, still very sparse, nowhere to put things in drawers, really no storage space just a wooden clothes hanging thing. No plug in sink. Tiny bed table one side of bed. The shower was nice and large.but very slippery should provide a non slip mat, especially for elderly guests. Did have a nice big comfy bed. Next morning went down to breakfast, there was one girl doing everything and we were told to wait and she would then take our order. She gave us a menu which consisted of a choice of 2 Oat meals, a toasted sourdough and some pastries. We were expecting to be able to have a cooked breakfast but was told the chef doesn’t arrive till 11 am and this was at 9 am. We rejected the breakfast and requested a refund, we were charged £16 each. The girl then said I will speak to my Manager. She left us sitting there for 3/4 hr, I then went and asked her if she had sorted it and she replied my Manager is on holiday???
I was told I would be contacted with the outcome by email. This hotel seems to me to be a business hotel. It is very sparse and cold looking but they are charging luxury accommodation prices. Not impressed at all. They should tell guests at reception that there are NO TVs anywhere in hotel also no coffee and tea facilities in rooms.
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Date of stay: August 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Find out what you get before committing.
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Liam M wrote a review Jun 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Needed a last minute and cheap option for a gig. Have been to Margate a few times so was not put off by the distance, there’s a gorgeous walk along the coast full of great street art/graffiti. Stopped in one of the hostel/dorm type rooms. My only suggestions for improvement here would be a mirror or two (one in the bathroom and one in the main room). Apart from that everything was brilliant. Breakfast was included and wow, stunning. Sat out on the front in the sun watching the sea.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Follow the path along the sea front, it’s flat and then you can take some steps right opposite...
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Sam A wrote a review Oct 2023
Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom7 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Selina between the 26th and the 29th of August this year. The hotel is quite far away from the centre of Margate - much further than it looks on the map. The hotel itself is spacious and clean with its own public bar and a lift to all floors. The issues I had were with the room. We booked a basic double as we were intending to spend most of our time discovering Margate we didn't need much! But boy they weren't kidding when they said it was basic, we didn't even have a T.V or any tea/coffee making facilities (not that we drink the stuff) all we had was a bed that was FAR too firm, two bed side tables (only one with a draw in) and a rail with a bag on the end containing a hairdryer. Now on to the bathroom, when we booked this hotel we booked a room with what was advertised as a "private" bathroom... They said this was the case as our room was the only room that had access to this bathroom it even had a plastic laminated sign blue tacked to it saying "private bathroom for room ***" however to access the bathroom from our room we had to leave our room go into a hallway that had another room in it and a glass fronted door onto the stairs. This was where our bathroom was and not only that but it was impossible to lock the bathroom door from the outside so while I'm fairly sure the guests in the room opposite didn't use our facilities I have no guarantee it also meant that we had to wedge the door to our room open when we went to the bathroom so that we didn't have to continually take the room key with us to get back into our room again! One day I tried to use the shower only to find that no matter what I did the water just would not get hot now to be fair to the hotel staff they did give us a choice: wait until it was fixed ( which they weren't sure how long this could take ) or use the facilities in another room on the same floor or at least kind of on the same floor as because of the way this hotel is set out our room was on a little off landing between floors, so to get to this other room - which is what we did in the end - we had to go up the stairs and along the corridor, which as you can imagine was a bit of a hassle but we both needed a shower! All in all while I would visit Margate again in the future I don't think I will be visiting the Selina any time soon.
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Date of stay: August 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Selina Management Global, Sales at Selina Margate
Responded 7 Oct 2023
Hi Sam, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback is incredibly important to us. I'm so sorry to hear that your stay wasn't all you had hoped it would be. We do try to encourage guests to explore Margate by not providing TVs or tea making facilities, and instead encourage the use of our cafe where you can connect with other guests. We also have a selection of board games and we had live music in the restaurant that weekend, as we do every weekend. Regarding the bathroom, I'm so sorry to hear that the water temperature wasn't consistent, and I can completely understand your frustration surrounding this situation. I can only apologise, and endeavor to have our plumbing looked into, and I want to thank you again for bringing this issue to our attention. Best wishes, Renae Thanks & Regards,
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Al M wrote a review Sept 2023
4 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I hate leaving bad reviews and I only do so if I think something can be better for it. So I write this in the hope it may plant a seed in the Selina management's mind for future reference.

My 10 year old and I came to stay here a couple of weeks ago and almost as soon as we'd checked in we received some bad news from home and had to return to London immediately. Our room was untouched. I informed the (very nice) person on reception of our departure and she told us she'd ask the manager if there was anything that could be done.
Of course the hotel were in no way obliged to refund us and I didn't expect them to. But it would've been really (really) nice if they'd offered us something. £20 quid off. A voucher to put towards a return visit. Anything - some gesture of goodwill to acknowledge our misfortune.

But we were informed by email that the manager had declined to offer us a refund of any kind and that was that. A real shame because naturally we won't return when we go back to Margate and it's unlikely I'd recommend it to friends which is unfortunate because it's a good looking place with a nice atmosphere. I'm sure they'll do very well but could do even better by extending the happy vibes beyond the decor.
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Date of stay: August 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michael P wrote a review Mar 2023
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, United Kingdom12 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location with lovely sea views. Room was large, clean and comfortable.

Staff were extremely helpful, polite and accommodating. Did not have breakfast but plenty of cafes within walking distance.

Would definitely stay again, thorough recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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warren wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice warm welcome. Lovely comfy beds. Very clean room. Wish we had stayed a bit longer than one night. Check out was nice a simplistic. Well done team for a very pleasant stay. Hope to stay again or at one of the other hotels
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Date of stay: June 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lewis O wrote a review Jul 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Margate on Thursday for a business event. Having travelled from London, a few of us stayed at Selina and first impressions were okay, although it has a distinct hostel vibe. We only stayed one night, and checked out Friday morning.

Later on that evening, itchiness started to become increasingly noticeable on my arms and back. The itches were only in a few places, and initially I thought that it could be mosquitos, however it became more severe.

4 days later and I am covered in red, raised bites that appear in clusters all over my body. It’s very irritating and I’ve never experienced itchiness like it. The description and symptoms fit bed bugs to a tee, and I can’t think of anywhere else I would have picked up clusters of bites than from Selina.

I stayed in room 301 in case anyone is unfortunate enough to be given that room, but if you haven’t booked yet, I’d strongly recommend looking elsewhere.

I’ve contacted the hotel, out of courtesy to let them know, but I’m yet to get a response. There are so many bites on my body that I struggle to believe it hasn’t happened before.

I hope Selina treat the issue accordingly, and the infestation is dealt with before many others are affected due to poor sanitation.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Sarah E wrote a tip Aug 2023
Chelmsford, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared for basic"
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Shirley wrote a tip Aug 2023
Mildura, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find out what you get before committing."
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warren wrote a tip Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Prices change due to event dates. Look at dates and what's on for cost changes "
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Liam M wrote a tip Jun 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Follow the path along the sea front, it’s flat and then you can take some steps right opposite the hotel"
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Marie N wrote a tip Feb 2023
New Malden, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great seafront location in quieter part of town still only few minutes walk to the centre. Clean modern and bright hotel… caring kind staff"
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£44 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandKentIsle of ThanetMargate
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Which popular attractions are close to Selina Margate?
Nearby attractions include Black Axe Throwing Co - Margate (0.2 miles), CTRL ALT ESC - Escape Rooms Margate (0.2 miles), and Walpole Bay Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Selina Margate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Selina Margate?
Top room amenities include a desk, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Selina Margate?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Selina Margate?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Selina Margate?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dalby Cafe, Cliffs, and The Bangkok Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Selina Margate?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Selina Margate have airport transportation?
Yes, Selina Margate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Selina Margate located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Margate.
Are pets allowed at Selina Margate?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Selina Margate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ramsgate Tunnels (4.1 miles), Tudor House (0.6 miles), and Draper's Windmill (0.8 miles).
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