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The Reading Rooms

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   31 Hawley Square, Margate CT9 1PH, England
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The Reading Rooms
Ranked #2 of 15 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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Milton keynes
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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284 reviews 284 reviews
80 hotel reviews
496 helpful votes 496 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have just returned from a two night break at the reading rooms. Margate proved a little different than the last time I visited 31 years ago.Although it still has its problems,its overwhelming vibe of regeneration and hard working hope was evident. But to the hotel, well having been pretty stressed when arriving, two days later I could'nt feel any... More

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LouiseOldfield, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It means a lot to get feedback. We're really glad to hear that you left us well rested and refreshed. The Ren goodies do their trick in the bathroom. Thank you again for coming to stay with us. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Gorgeous room, beautiful bathroom and great breakfast served in the bedroom. Only 5 minutes walk to the old town centre and seafront. No car park, so you have to hope you get lucky with a meter on the square. Margate is buzzing on Friday & Saturday evenings but appears to close on a Sunday! Fantastic B&B but overpriced. Great for... More

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LouiseOldfield, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're really glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend. We're sorry to hear you might have made a mistake re parking. We have vouchers for parking on the square so no need to feed the meter. More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
35 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here in February for a weekend and had the most lovely, relaxing time. The room was beautiful and we didn't really want to leave and explore the town. Margate is interesting - in a good way, if a bit rough around the edges. Breakfast is fantastic and a real treat to have it in your room over looking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My boyfriend and I went for a long weekend to Margate and we were so lucky to stay at the Reading Rooms. The bulling is so beautiful and our room was right at the top of the house with an enormous comfy bed and bathroom. The styling of the room was stunning. Breakfast is delicious and I just can't recommend... More

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Additional Information about The Reading Rooms

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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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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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