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Royal Albion Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Broadstairs
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Sue and Dave Y Same room every year”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We come down for three days during the Broadstairs Folk Week in August and have stayed in the same room (16) for the past four years. It's a comfortable hotel with good en-suite facilities and excellent breakfast, which we take on the terrace - watch out for opportunistic seagulls, who eye up your plate! We always rebook at the end of our stay and will be at The Albion again in 2014.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

A lovely, warm, friendly, cosy hotel.
Great location, close to the town centre yet still quiet on one side, beautiful sea views from private balconies on the other. Very cosy, comfortable yet spacious room with lovely en suite bathroom. Warm, friendly and very efficient staff. Very good food, especially the breakfast, which was also great value. If you're planning to visit this area then this is the place to stay, if you're not planning to visit this area then I strongly suggest you do in order to experience this hotel. Oh, and Broadstairs is worth looking around as well.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

a long weekend stay, we try and stay at least once a year. Whatever the season, the views and location are perfect. In the summer it is like the "French Riviera" With it's al fresco dinning to the sound and view of the tides as they ebb and flow in the bay, the clinking of glasses and the sound of conversation thronging the air!! In the winter you can look out to sea and understand how and why "Charles Dickens" got the inspiration to write his wonderful stories. The Royal Albion itself is a perfect blend of old and new. Comfortable, clean, great service, delicious food. What more can we say except value for money also!! Highly recommended

Room Tip: Must have a sea view to enjoy location to the maximum
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birchington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Great location and friendly staff - rooms aren't huge but then again I only brought a suitcase! Lovely on suite and balcony to a beautiful view of Broadstairs and it's sunset - special time. Oh great breaky too!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed at the Royal Albion Hotel in October 2013 for 3 nights. The rooms are lovely and the breakfasts were pretty tasty too. We wouldn't hesitate in going back.
Broadstairs is a lovely little town, with plenty of bars and restaurants. We walked for hours every day, with the odd pub stop to keep us going.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Lovely friendly hotel, ideal location near sea. Food is good, great service and we will keep coming back. An ideal spot for families who want to enjoy the seaside. There is car parking but we came on the train this time and it is easy to walk to the station.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Albion is well situated for brilliant sea views. Rooms are very well appointed and decorated. Very comfortable. Bar needs some up-grading, receptionist needs some customer service training. Need more staff - all seem rushed and busy. Did like this hotel despite minor problems.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Royal Albion Hotel
Address: 6-12 Albion Street, Broadstairs CT10 1AN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Broadstairs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Broadstairs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Albion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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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