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Royal Albion Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Broadstairs
Certificate of Excellence
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55 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“the best of the best”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

we had a sandwich in restaurant it was the best sandwich I had in along time staff were helpful and polite comes highly recommened over looking sea drinks good enjoyed the atmofire going have my wifes birthday in september

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Wonderful period hotel, right on the sea front. Very friendly service, breakfast on the terrace if fine. Choose a room with sea view if you can. All rooms now fully modernised. Will definitely return.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Châteauponsac, Limousin, France
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed here numerous times due to my husbands business visits and always enjoyed it very much. Royal Albion hotel is in an enviable cliff top location, with fabulous views of the bay and also in a great location for access to the town of Broadstairs and its many restaurants. Understandably because of this fantastic location, it is very popular, equally with non residents who regularly use the coffee shop, bar and restaurant. Whatever day you visit it is always full of people.

The rooms are well furnished and comfortable (though due to the properties age some have sloping floors). There are no lifts so a hike to the top floor is good exercise.

The breakfasts are fantastic with a great choice, the young ladies who serve are very cheerful and chatty and all in all, this is certainly one of the best hotels in the Thanet area.

Room Tip: Seaview rooms are better, not only for the obvious views but less noisy than town facing rooms. Ask...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

An hotel with a wonderful location overlooking the sea-front at Broadstairs. The hotel is a mix of the modern lifestyle and is also quaint with a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are friendly and most helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back overlook the seafront. Be aware that there is no lift.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

great location although no on-site parking down some very narrow roads. very friendly and obviously popular with locals which is nice. Nice restaurant and everyone we spoke to couldn't have been nicer.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

The hotel is right in the centre of old Broadstairs, overlooking the sea on one side and with a good outside seating area for fine weather. Our room, overlooking Albion Street, was on the first floor, which is an advantage because there is no lift in the hotel. It was large and well arranged, as was the bathroom. Staff were welcoming and generally efficient. Advertised 'Wi-fi' is in fact the Cloud, which was useless to us because we were not previously registered.

Room Tip: There is no lift (which was made clear to us when booking). Rooms overlooking Albion Street are like...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Wedding pre and big day stay fantastic room best view in broadstairs and we live in broadstairs Down side top money to share balcony with pigeons and mess really poor internet. No chance of connection and staff not able to sort but it's the place to be if you love broadstairs Book it while you can !!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Royal Albion Hotel Broadstairs, Kent
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