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Sands Hotel
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Fantastic hotel. Great helpful staff and lovely room. Brilliant attention to detail. Good menu but a little lacking of the vege options. The breakfast was brilliant too. Definitely hope to return soon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Stayed here for a weekend and you have to say it is very good. Very well and tastefully done out. rooms are a good size with very good bathrooms and showers. Upstairs roof balcony was a delight in the fine weather. Service generally was good though the breakfast service was a little on the slow side but it is such a nice view not to be much of a problem unless you are in a rush - which we were not. Only slight niggles about the rooms would be the small bedside tables and the lack of drawer space but these are very very minor quibbles as overall it is a very good experience and would happily stay in again

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank David E
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Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door we were welcomed by the staff. During our stay they were always ready to help and nothing was too much trouble.
Our room was perfect with a balcony where we could sit and relax.
This boutique hotel is an absolute gem. We will be returning soon!

Stayed: August 2014
2  Thank Sharmani R
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Friendly welcome, nice bar area, clean rooms, with fridge. Loved the spacious bathroom and separate bath. Roof terrace overlooking front, Service at breakfast was a little slow. Otherwise all good. Close to Old Town

Room Tip: Sea view rooms not necessary as you can see the sea from the bar and roof terrace
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a beautifully designed hotel and immaculately clean. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, the rooms are tastefully decorated and the bed is very comfortable. I cannot fault this hotel in any way.
The only downside is that Margate is in a period of rejuvenation so there are parts that are not very nice at all. Other parts I saw had nice cafes and restaurants starting to open up. Nearby Ramsgate and Broadstairs are lovely places to visit.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cazzar1961
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

After all the jokes and depressing accounts of Margate we were pleasantly surprised, everyone so friendly and Sands Hotel is a gem! Really can't add to previous comments except to suggest you stay a little longer! Can understand on a very short stop-over that may feel negative about Margate for all the obvious reasons mentioned but scratch the surface and we felt it has a genuine heart!

We had 2 nights and really explored the town on foot (interesting retro shops, pubs, seafood stall / Dreamland museum / Tudor House) and local area by car.

Reculver Towers is worth a visit - good for walks and cycling (bikes for hire). Ramsgate an interesting regency town and lovely coast drive through Broadstairs. Also a spitfire Museum that we saved for next visit when weather less beautiful!

Champagne on the round lounger on the roof terrace then a wonderful dinner on the restaurant terrace the first night watching the sunset - thoughtful staff even gave me a blanket when the chill got to me!

On the second night we ate at the Turner Gallery where Friday and Saturday evenings the cafe turns into a little restaurant with table cloths / service and very reasonable set menu at £18 for 3 courses! Not nearly as good as Sands but fun for a change, then a stroll on harbour and back home for hot chocolate and listen to Soul Concert (marquee on the front) on the balcony!

Can definitely recommend - give it a go! We will re-visit and with all Margate's optimism are sure it will be even better!

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony overlooking the beach - Lovely sea breeze and magical views to wake to!
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Visited with two female friends on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate a big birthday. Fantastic welcome from the staff and the afternoon tea was amazing. Our waitress couldn't do enough for us and refilled our teapots on a regular basis and asked if we wanted more sandwiches/scones etc - but we didn't have enough room!

The hotel is a real find - the interior is lovely - really understated and trendy.

Would love to stay overnight as I'm sure the rooms are good too.

Thanks for a very nice afternoon overlooking the sea and enjoying a marvellous afternoon tea.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank prudencebare
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Additional Information about 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: £99 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sands Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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