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Smiths Court Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Have just returned from a pleasant stay at the Smiths Court Hotel with a Grand UK coach party.
Delighted to find we had a top floor sea view room served by a lift, this was very quiet with no one above. We were greeted with a welcome cup of tea after a long journey.
The room and bathroom were well equiped and spotless. Towels changed every day and the tea and coffee supplies were plentiful.
Breakfast was help yourself with a wide choice for every taste including a full cooked breakfast.
Dinner was 3 courses again with plenty of choice and on 3 occassions out of the 4 meals they offered us something that was not on the menu.
All the staff were very cheerful and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank superspray
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments about your stay at the hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed your group booking, and that you found the staff friendly and helpful, and found the hotel very clean.

We hope that you come back and see us in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kent
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

We had our Wedding here. We went for a package which includes every thing you need for a great day, from Arrival Drinks, the Wedding Breakfast including Piano Player, Balloons, Flowers, Eve reception, Buffett and DJ, even 5 Hotel Rooms for us and Guests were included. It was also my 50th Birthday so a double celebration which didnt go unoticed by the staff.!! The food and service were excellent! We would like to say a Big Thank you to Abbie and all the staff for making our day so perfect. Would highly recomend the Smiths Court!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TigerTrail_9
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your fabulous review of your wedding day at Smiths Court Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed every aspect of it, and we hope that you come back to see us and keep in touch in the future.
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This little hotel is like 'the house that Jack built". It has some funny rooms with extra doors and spaces a that don't make sense, but once you get over that, its kind of quaint. It has a great view of the ocean. I didn't have an ocean view room, but their views would have been lovely. I had a view of the back street which wasn't as salubrious, but was interesting. The first room that I was put in had bird poo all over the window. I don't just mean a little drop, I mean this bird went to town! It was off putting, so I called the reception and spoke to Tina. Nothing was a bother to Tina, she was happy and pleasant to deal with really made my stay there worthwhile. They have a restaurant attached called "The Orangery" which is open for breakfast and dinner. I had a lovely dinner and the service there was also excellent.

I don't know if I would stay here again, soley based on the fact that there are 100's of places to choose from and some closer to the action of the main part of town. The Smiths Court is a bit to far away to walk into town, however I would recommend it to people who wanted to stay out of the busy part.

Room Tip: Try and book a sea view room. Also the rooms at the back of the hotel are very hot in the afternoon...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Shellenski
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed the 'quaintness' of the hotel, and we have passed your lovely comments on to Tina.

We are happy that you enjoyed the food and the service in The Orangery for dinner, and if you did choose to stay with us again, we would be happy to welcome you.
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Newcastle, Australia
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86 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

We recently stayed at the hotel overnight. After checkin we went down for a drink and asked about dinner in the restaurant at 6pm and were told it would not be open until 7pm. We took the drinks to our room and returned at 7pm to still find nobody in sight in the restaurant and the reception staff saw us knowing we were after a meal from our earlier talk still did not come to speak with us or open the restaurant at which stage we decided to walk to find somewhere else to eat. The neighbouring suburb is one with a lot of youth on the streets, graffiti and garbage on the footpaths. We ended up purchasing some food at the supermarket and when we returned to the hotel at 8pm restaurant was still in darkness. The next mornings breakfast is served in the restaurant and we feel this is the only time it must get used.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank kplceurope
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are sorry that you didn't receive the service that we would expect from our staff, and we have passed this on to the staff to ensure that this doesn't happen again. We certainly do offer evening meals at the hotel, and we are sorry that you didn't get to experience this.

Should you come back, we hope that you will enjoy an evening meal with us in The Orangery. Thank you again for your review.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here recently. Following my booking, the hotel called me to inform that there will be a wedding on the weekend that we were staying and they will put us in a room on the top floor so that we will not be disturbed by the music in the lobby. We were pleasantly surprised to be given a sea-facing room with a four-poster bed....just what we needed for an anniversary celebration. We have enjoyed our stay here very much. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly. Our only complaints were that the bathroom is a bit dated and the service at breakfast was a little slow. As commented by another reviewer, the breakfast was overooked.

Room Tip: Sea-facing room has a great view but can be noisy when wedding guests chats (rather loudly) while th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank cabradyp16
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are happy that you enjoyed the stay, including the upgrade to the sea view four-poster room.

We are sorry that you found the breakfast overcooked, and hope that should you come back you will see our improvements we have made over breakfast.

Thank you again for your review.
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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

I have stayed at Smiths Court a number of times, since being offloaded by a neighbouring hotel due to their overbooking mistake (their loss SCH's gain, because I never went back there because of that). Being an old hotel doesn't come without its problems, and on one occasion during a stormy day. I was transferred to an executive suite for the rest of my stay (complete with bath, large bed and kitchen suite) after rainwater poured through the ceiling and soaked the bedclothes.

However back to the present stay in August, I was well looked after there by the staff. It was a pleasant surprise to find Abbie was now a co director/manager of the establishment, still recognising me after a number of years. With a newly decorated front sea view room to stay in, along with a view of the bandstand and its Sunday afternoon concerts (x2) during a ten day break. The bird's eye view of the Carnival Parade making its way along the Eastern Esplanade outside had to be the highlight of the holiday.

A popular choice for wedding parties it seemed, with three going on during my stay. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the staff looking after you, with the early breakfast facility a nice touch to round my holiday off. Allowing me to board an earlier train home, beating the holiday rush back to London.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Pat J
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your comments and review of the hotel. Abbie is very good at remembering all our guests. We are delighted that you have continued to enjoy the stays at Smiths, and we would welcome you back whenever you are next in the area.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Supporting and caring from the start!
We were married at the Hotel we ate at the Hotel and we had our Reception at the hotel all in a package, it was exactly what we wanted/ asked for!!
Not only did we enjoy the whole day but so to did all of our guests.
Those who stayed the night had a relaxed and enjoyable sleep in the lovely rooms provided and we all enjoyed a lovely freshly cooked breakfast from the varied choice of cold or hot food and a choice of jams fruits etc.
Staff were friendly and helpful and friends and family that went for a morning walk across to the band stand and beach came back and noticed that as an extra little special something Smiths Court had put a large banner up celebrating our marriage.
A very big thank you to Abi, family and staff!! X

Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
Helpful?
3 Thank Alison B
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Thank you for your glowing review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your wedding day, and that your guests enjoyed the rooms and the breakfast. It makes it all worthwhile for us when we hear that you had such a good day!

We hope that you come in again soon and keep in touch in the future.
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Property: Smiths Court Hotel
Address: 21-27 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Margate
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Smiths Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful Edwardian hotel, with 43 rooms. A number of single, double, twin, and family rooms. Also sea-view rooms available, or executive rooms and family suites. Full disabled access to the hotel, and specifically designed disabled rooms available. Free off-street parking, and plenty of free on-street parking outside. Eat in The Orangery restaurant attached, with a great sea view and stunning marble floors. Sit in our lounge and watch the sea, have a drink or afternoon tea. At Smiths Court, the only thing we overlook is the sea... ... more   less 
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Smiths Court Hotel Margate, Kent

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