I hail from East Kent, so when visitng family in Ramsgate I opted for this newly opened (June '11) hotel.
I have heard numerous things about Premier Inn's across the country and haven't stayed in that many, however I was pleasently suprised. On arrival, there was ample parking (which you will need as the hotel is miles from any transport links - the nearest being Minster station about a mile and half away). We were checked in very efficiently.
The staff were excellent, and a credit to Premier Inn, very attentive and willing to listen and try to address people's needs. There were also no quibbles whatsoever when i asked if it would be possible to transfer rooms.
That brings me on to rooms themselves: Very nice, comfortable and well adourned - spacious and had good soundproofing. The bathroom was very clean and the temperature controls worked well. Maybe avoid rooms near the stairs as the stairs themselves are a bit hollow and it can sound like there's an army of horses are going up and down all night!
Attached is a Table Table restaurant that we ate at one night, the food was excellent and reasonably priced, and again the staff very helpful and friendly. As we were staying in the hotel we got a free drink if we ate in the hotel, which was a great touch.
If you can get the hotel for the promo rate of 29 pounds, do it - great value, but even at 50-60 quid it's a good deal.
Location wise, it is just off the Thanet Way, but set back from the road so you won't hear any traffic noise. It is close to Manston Airport (about a 10min taxi ride) and about 15mins from Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs. Canterbury is a little further at about 25mins away. An excellent restaurant is the Morton's Fork, down the hill in Minster - one of Thanet's best. Minster is also where you will find the nearest rail station, with services towards Ramsgate, Canterbury, Ashford and London.
All in all - I would certainly stay again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Close to the popular seaside towns of Ramsgate and Margate, just a hop from the city of Canterbury ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Ramsgate Hotel Minster
- Premier Inn Ramsgate (Manston Airport) Hotel Minster, Kent