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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   31 Hawley Square, Margate CT9 1PH, England
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The Reading Rooms
Ranked #2 of 14 Margate B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 1 and were really pleased with the room and breakfast. Top quality finish and service. Lots of choice with breakfast, including vegi options. The bathroom was enormous and the REN toiletries are a nice touch. Maybe that the square could be a bit noisy at the weekends though.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 3 on the top floor with views over tree tops, chimneys and out to the sea. A beautifully styled room, with plently of space a giant bathroom room with a roll top bath that fits two ! REN bath products and a wide range of teas in the room room were a lovely touch. I was... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our weekend away was my birthday present; we book fabulous places for weekends as presents for each other rather than possessions. The Reading Rooms is a lovely place. Our room was gorgeous. Breakfast in the room was a nice touch although not always easy to decide the day before what time you want breakfast. BUT... We were woken both nights... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This has to be the only place to stay in Margate if you want somewhere sophisticated and just a little walk up the hill from the action on the seafront. Beautiful. Enormous rooms, fabulous bathrooms. There are also restaurants in walking distance, including The Abrette.

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Milton keynes
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights last week and had a fantastic time. Despite all three rooms being occupied there was no noise from the other residents. Mind you, we were on the top floor so hopefully our footsteps on the stairs and floorboards did not cause too much disruption below! The room was peaceful and calming, the... More

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Horley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Just stayed for a mid week night in The Reading Rooms and would highly recommend it. Gorgeous room (top floor, room three), beautiful decoration, huge comfortable bed, stunning bathroom with roll top bath (and Ren goodies) and quite possibly the most delicious breakfast we've ever eaten. A bonus to there not being a dining room is that breakfast is served... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Real relaxation and decadence. Very comfortable rooms, tasteful decor, huge bed and bathroom - a wow room for sure. Breakfast is another wow. Nothing but positives about The Reading Rooms, Margate however isn't quite so breathtaking. The old town has a great vibe, retro all the way but elsewhere has a weird menacing undertone.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's been called a diamond in the rough elsewhere, and that's spot on - a beautiful building, restored in artfully boho distressed fashion, and an enviable setting. Our room came with quality extras in the toiletries and refreshments departments, a huge bed, and a giant bathroom with luxury fittings. Memorable accommodation, and the breakfast was undoubtedly superb - but for... More

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London, UK
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288 reviews 288 reviews
81 hotel reviews
502 helpful votes 502 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There's no doubt that Margate is on the up and it's five star B&Bs like The Reading Rooms that are setting the trend far more effectively than the overhyped Turner Contemporary gallery. With just three rooms decorated in a 'shabby chic' style, it's more like staying in someone's very tasteful home, particularly as each room occupies an entire floor. Unusually,... More

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3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

After reading all of the other reviews, I found it hard to believe that this place could be as good as it was made out to be.......and it wasn't - the loo roll was on the wrong way round on the holder and "muesli" was spelled wrongly on the breakfast menu ...AND a seagull poo'd on my car parked outside!... More

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Address: 31 Hawley Square, Margate CT9 1PH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — The Reading Rooms 5*
Also Known As:
The Reading Rooms Hotel Margate
The Reading Rooms Margate, Kent

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Luxury boutique bed and breakfast in a grade II listed Georgian townhouse. Three large rooms, each occupying an entire floor of a 1760s house, overlook a tree lined historic square, situated 5 minutes walk from the seafront and the Turner Contemporary gallery and the Old Town area. Each room has it's own large private fully tiled ensuite with a rolltop bath, large walk in mosaic shower with floor to ceiling glass shower screen and double basin. Beds are bespoke handcarved super king size from East London based specialists La Maison, luxury complimentary toiletries from Ren Skincare. Wardrobes are french armoires. Breakfasts, featuring fresh pressed juices and local produce are served as room service, delivered at a time of the guest's choosing on antique butler trays and served on dining tables by the window. Dressing gowns and slippers provided. Free super fast wifi is available in each room. ... more   less 
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