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The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill
Ranked #7 of 13 Margate B&B and Inns
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Affordable, friendly, clean and what a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Had a great weekend at the malvern hotel I had a lovely modern classy well looked after clean room, with a proper en suite with a decent shower. Amazing sea view and friendly helpful staff very easy to get along with 100% value for money They will be seeing me again!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We booked The Malvern as the price was very reasonable, and we liked the look of the sea views from our room.
We were not disappointed at all when we got there, we had a very friendly welcome when we arrived, shown where everything was, times for breakfast, then we were shown to our room, it was gorgeous, the view was amazing, there was everything we needed in the room and there was also free wifi.
Our breakfast was amazing and there was a wide choice.
We were given recommendations for where to go in the evenings.
We are definately booking again, and have told others about this place.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

This was my first stay in Margate and the best hotel in kent, I had sea view and the staff were extremely accommodating from the moment I walked in the door, the hotel was very clean and tidy and the best fresh breakfast, I will be going back

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

On arriving at the hotel we were greeted by the owner, a very friendly and welcoming lady, and I instantly knew we would be looked after and made to feel at home.

Our twin room was a decent size, very clean (including the en suite bathroom) and although basic, had everything we could need to make us comfortable for the duration of our stay.

Breakfast in the morning was very tasty and we had several options of cooked breakfasts alongside breakfast cereals, fruit, yoghurts and croissants, as well as a choice of different teas, coffees and fruit juices.

The quirky decoration in the bar/dining room gives The Malvern a real personal touch, as do the personal photographs and newspaper cuttings collected by the family over the years. We were served by both the female owner of the guesthouse and her teenage son during breakfast times and found them to be not only polite and efficient, but also attentive and friendly.

We paid £65 a night for our twin room with breakfast, which I think, given the overall experience we had at The Malvern, is an absolute bargain and we will definitely be booking again next time we visit Margate.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This b&b is a very good it is clean the staff are very friendly the breakfast was truly amazing and the size of the bedroom was bigg enough for my family and the veiw from our window was brilliant and i am booking for next year already

  • Stayed November 2013
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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

I stayed here 1 night and that was enough. The duvet cover had blood stain on and the TV didn't receive a signal and would not find any programmes when you tried to retune it. The sea view was excellent but that was probably the best feature. Breakfast was ok but not brilliant. There was orange juice but no glasses to put it in, so I used a coffee cup. Although wifi is advertied it doesn't always work. The room could do with a smaller sink so the shower door opens fully to allow you to stand on the bath mat to dry

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

The fading life-size effigies of the Blues Brothers unfortunately set the tone effectively. It all feels a bit tired and has seen better days. We booked a first floor room due to health issues but ended up on the fifth floor instead - when challenged, all we got was a shrug of the shoulders and a "sorry" (although they did help lug the suitcase up the stairs). The bed was uncomfortable, the lamp didn't work, the hot water didn't work in the en-suite, we had to go hunting for toilet paper and the breakfast was greasy and bland.

On the plus side, they did provide us with a portable fridge to store my wife's tablets and this was really helpful. Very good value, too. Also, it was a big improvement on the shockingly bad Tim Burton-esque Margate B&B we'd stayed in the previous year...

Someone really needs to make a decision to get rid of those Blues Brothers models at the entrance. They add nothing and make the place look tacky...

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill

Property: The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill
Address: 29 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 Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Malvern Guest House in Margate is a family run 3 star Guest House with licensed Bar & Blues Grill Restaurant. The grill is open from Easter until September. The Malvern is a 5 story Victorian terraced property located on the Eastern Esplanade overlooking the Oval lawns with direct sea views to the front of the property; most rooms are en-suite. All rooms have tea/coffee facilities, flat screen TVs with built in Free-view, hair dryer, iron & ironing board plus beds with memory foam toppers for guests' comfort and a good night's sleep. Guest toiletries are provided and rooms serviced daily. There is free WI-FI throughout the property. There is ample free on street parking directly outside and opposite The Malvern Guest House.The Malvern is in a central location ideally situated for all the local beaches and attractions including Dreamland, The Turner Contemporary and The Winter Gardens. Westwood Cross shopping centre is also close by as are the towns of Ramsgate & Broadstairs. ... more   less 
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