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Sands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent-”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

What a beautiful Hotel in a great setting in the bay. My room was excellent, with everything you need. The food was tasty and of a very high standard. A jewel in Margate and we are definately going back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

a lovely place indeed. all round quality - thoroughly recommend to all.
We found the restaurant excellent and good value.
Margate needs a little TLC hopefully this will help a tad!
Great little hotel that I will definitely return to!

Room Tip: go out of season and get the best rooms overlooking the sea at a great price!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

What a gem of a Hotel. The whole Hotel is a testimony to style and comfort. The staff are welcoming and attentive. The food was exceptional and our one night stay was a complete pleasure. Come on Margate - let everything else be brought up to the same standard as Sands Hotel.

Room Tip: We chose a sea view room which was beautiful, I imagine the other rooms are equally good.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Been meaning to go since opening, finally made it for the first (hopefully of many) JazzNights..was one of the worse days weatherwise,but The Sands was so delightful we didn't care, staff, ambience, room was all excellent...music was fabulous...and all only 15mins from home, but will still stay there, as so lovely...

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

We stayed over night using the hotel for afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast. All three exceeded my expectation. The staff were all very helpful and cheerful. The owner who I met at reception was very amiable and has clearly created the sands to put something better into the area which I think he has done. The rooms were nice with a lovely en-suite bathroom. I think in todays market it was good value considering the restaurant has a spectacular view, along with a roof dec which allows you to see for miles. I noticed a poor review posted yesterday. All i can say is, I cannot imagine what they expected but the hotel try very hard to make your stay a welcome one. I would recommend it, and will stay again. We met a couple who are having their wedding there in august. Exceptionally low rates to take over the whole place. IF YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED, EXPLORE THIS AS YOUR VENUE.

Room Tip: book early and if you have a car, ask for a permit early as they are limited
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Having just written a pretty awful review of the restaurant in this hotel I'm glad to be able to say something positive! The hotel is a total gem, amazing decor, great service from the reception. The bed is like sleeping on a cloud, the rooms are immaculate. Breakfast was questionable mostly due to the stroppy inflexible chef but nowhere is perfect i guess!
As i put on the restaurant review - i hope the owners have deep pockets because they'll need them to prop the hotel up given their price point. Not an issue for us but if i were a traveller id rather stay in Canterbury and pop into Margate instead of stay there.

Room Tip: Sea View rooms are lovely we didn't see any others
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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

We celebrated a family birthday here and had a wonderful time. the hotel is very comfortable, the decor is tasteful and the rooms are well equipped. The food was excellent and the kitchen was able to cater for someone with a range of allergies, which was impressive. the service was good, friendly and polite. we loved it and hope to return!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sands Hotel

Property: Sands Hotel
Address: 16 Marine Drive, Margate CT9 1DH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Sands Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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