We spent three nights here in early May 2013. This is an excellent hotel. It was our first visit to Broadstairs and I was on family history business. It is a comfortable hotel with friendly, efficient staff, a large choice at breakfast of hot or cold dishes. The bar serves an excellent range of drinks. You must sample the local ales. We didn't have a meal there but from what we could see when we were in the bar the food looked good and diners were tucking in with enthusiasm. The room we had, I can't remember the number, was on the top floor at the end of the building. It ran from front to back, the bathroom on the main street side and the room with a large bay window overlooking the promenade and the beach was very spacious and comfortable. There is also access to a balcony so guests can sit outside in warmer weather and watch the world go by. Broadstairs is a lovely town and if you arrive by car there are many nearby places to visit. Two negative points which by no mean spoiled our stay was the fact that parking is about 100 yards away but free with a permit from the hotel. The other thing you have to be aware of is that because it is a listed building the Royal Albion has no lift. Don't let this put you off as reception found a fit young man to carry our bags up the stairs!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape from the everyday and step into a beautiful Kentish seaside retreat. Standing proudly on the Broadstairs seafront since 1776 and a former residence of Charles Dickens, The Royal Albion offers much more than your average seaside experience. Steeped in history but featuring a 21st century approach to comfort, enjoyment and relaxation. With its elegant literary heritage, fresh sea air and awe-inspiring views, The Royal Albion creates an atmosphere that makes it the ideal place to unwind, rejuvenate and take time out. The Royal Albion has 21 elegant and spacious bedrooms to choose from. Whether you are looking out over the stunning Kentish coastline or the historic town of Broadstairs, the views are stunning. All the rooms are designed to ensure your break in this seaside destination is one to remember. When it comes to dining, you'll be spoilt for choice too. Enjoy freshly ground coffee and home-baked pastries throughout the day in Ballard's coffee lounge, and delicious dishes made using only the best locally sourced ingredients in the main bar featuring a large terrace and landscaped garden whilst enjoying commanding views across Viking Bay. For a more intimate dining experience, the a la carte restaurant with beautiful sea views, is the perfect place. With a menu based on the finest seasonal ingredients and freshly caught seafood, you can be assured of a dining experience to remember. The Royal Albion is in the ideal location from which explore the very best that the Kentish coast has to offer. Wander the beaches and clear the cobwebs just as Dickens did over 170 years ago, or simply take time out to appreciate your well-earned break. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Albion Hotel Broadstairs, Kent
- Albion Hotel Broadstairs
- Hotel Broadstairs