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“Broadstairs Weekend”
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Royal Albion Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Broadstairs
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Broadstairs Weekend”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Went to accompany close family friend on her move to the area , Braodstairs is a littlle gem, lovely architecture and and sea front, the Royal Albion was exactly as expected.... not over the top but adequate reception service, breakfast with the beach view was terrific, the general service... views and food were really cool but,. I am 6ft 4 ins... so, low ceilings may be a a problem, but give go (BTW
no lifts!).

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We visit the Albion once or twice a year, but it's always a treat and we always come home keen to return. For our family of four, it's great value. Staff are friendly and couldn't be more helpful, and it's great to see the same faces every visit. We find it a very comfortable and welcoming hotel, and like the flexibility of being able to either eat in the restaurant or the bar, or some of the many fab little restaurants Broadstairs has. Plus you have the beach on your doorstep. The rooms are always comfortable and clean, and even on the worst weather days you have seaviews to gaze at. Just love it.

Stayed January 2014
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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Dont take notice of bad reviews, absolutely wonderful. Visited in october and had a lovely, lovely stay. Our room was beautiful, would book a sea view next time. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Great atmosphere in bar, coffee shop and throughout. Definitely, definitely worth a vist. Cant wait to return.

Room Tip: Stayed in a room facing the street, which was fine. But would go for the sea view next time. Didnt...
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Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Grossly over-priced for the service offered. Gents toilets have leaked since they were refurbished. This has recently been "fixed" by placing an empty mayonnaise tub under the leaking urinal. The staff are friendly, but frankly don't appear to have much of a clue what they are doing. At least they finally fixed the paper hanging from the damp ceiling in the lounge.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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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.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the sea are noisy during the Summer months, particularly during the Folk Festival in Au...
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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.

Room Tip: If you're travelling in the Summer, suggest rooms with a sea view
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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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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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