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“Valentine night”
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Smiths Court Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Margate
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ramsgate
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7 reviews
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“Valentine night”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed in this hotel, & thoroughly enjoyed our stay from start to finish. The welcome we received from the staff was excellent. The food was fantastic. Lovely sea view from our room. Complimentary bottle of champagne & chocolates were left in our room when we had finished our meal, lovely touch. We will certainly stay here again & again.

Room Tip: The sea rooms are excellent. Large comfortable bed with large television.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your great 5 star review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, the meal and the room. We would look forward to welcoming you back again and again!
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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

my husband I stayed on the 10th February for our anniversary break, the room was large and spotless with a good sized en-suite. Plenty of sachets of coffee, tea, sugar and sweeteners, pkt of biscuits, and cartons of milk. We had a meal in the orangery restaurant where the waiter was attentive but not cloying, I had the cod portugeize, lovely, and my husband had the pork tenderloin which he thoroughly enjoyed. A good night sleep was had in a large bed which was one of the most comfortable I have slept in, nice and quiet and with views that looked over the sea. I would stop again.

Room Tip: if you can get a room at the front, plenty to see and two comfortable chairs to gaze out to the sea...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank linda m
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of the hotel. We are delighted that you ate in The Orangery restaurant and enjoyed the seasonal food on offer. We are happy you found the room large, clean and that you had a great night's sleep.

Again, we thank you for your words, and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I booked a £35 room via bookings.com. It is an old seaside hotel in cliftonville with a sea view. For £35 it was perfectly acceptable. The staff were fantastic and very courteous. The food so so.
The hotel is old and tired hence the price and the bedroom was pretty dated with an old bathroom.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank nitricoxide
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are glad that the staff made your stay. We are constantly looking to renovate our rooms, and as I'm sure you can gather this is an ongoing process. We feel that our winter £35 rate for bed and breakfast is unbeatable, and we are glad that you took advantage of such a good deal.
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Booked this hotel last minute on Friday the 17th January when returning from Europe and was not disappointed. Being self employed when staying out due to work I look for low cost value for money hotels and Smiths Court offered just that; In a nutshell;

- Ample free parking (could see my vehicle from the room)
- Lovely welcome on check in
- Room fine warm, Tea & coffee facilities, good TV, clean & fresh linen, warm shower
- Double glazing in bedroom ensuring a great nights sleep
- A modern and welcoming breakfast room and a nice breakfast
- A friendly check out.

And for all this I paid £35.00... A very simple operation but with some very friendly & professional staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for the review of our hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your room, the breakfast and the staff, and we hope that if you return to Margate on business that you will stay with us again in the future!
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

My wife and myself needed an after Christmas break, my wife found Smiths Court hotel on line so we booked 2 nights there (9th - 11th Jan), I read the reviews and they all painted a very good picture of this lovely hotel (there was 1 review obviously written by someone who had got out of the bed the wrong side that morning).
The room was lovely and clean, spacious and quiet, it had a marvellous view of the sea just what we wanted. Food was first class served with a genuine smile, the staff were always around smiling which adds to the good all round feeling of the hotel, will defo be back sometime soon.
On the hotel website they say that "nothing is overlooked except the sea view", I couldn't have out it better myself.
Thank you for the lovely break.

Room Tip: Must choose a seaview.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the room, the food and the service. We would welcome you back any time, and hope that you do come to see us again soon!
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

We had our work Christmas party here on the last Saturday before Christmas x a fab time was had by all. The food was fantastic and the staff were very attentive to the whole groups needs during the meal
A great place for your Christmas party night would highly recommend :)

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas Party with us, and we hope that you come back next year for the same thing...
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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This was the first time we, as a club visited this hotel for our annual T & T. We also had room 17 as did the reviewer "sparkie doll" and enjoyed the sea view. the room was warm, clean and comfortable, in fact the heating was on all through the night. The staff in this hotel were the most friendly we have come across. The food and the service in the restaurant was excellent, as was the entertainment laid on in the evening. All of our party agreed it was one of the best T & T we had been on. Would use this venue again without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed the venue as part of a group, and we would look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. We are particularly pleased that you found the staff to be the most friendly you have ever come across.
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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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