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“Amazing find in a faded resort” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Harbour Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 - 11 Nelson Crescent, Ramsgate CT11 9JF, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ramsgate
Canberra, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Amazing find in a faded resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This Hotel is amazing. Ramsgate is a little faded from the glory days of Empire. But to still find a motel that does a great breakfast, has incredible views and such hard working and dedicated staff is very refreshing.

The restaurant strip is very close too.

It is a little pricey for the special rooms, but the view is worth it. We were lucky that no-one else had a car that needed to be parked (there is only one spot).

Room Tip: Choose one of the rooms with the view of the harbour. They cost more but the views are excellent...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We booked the Royal 'suite just for two nights and also a 'four poster room' both with balconies. At £225 and £160 per night respectively we thought these would be above average. Not so! Our daughter's room, supposedly a double, was the size of a postage stamp. One edge of the bed was wedged against the wall and barely room to pass on the remaining side. Our room was much larger but rather poorly furnished. At breakfast a table should have been laid for three but we had to wait whilst the table was laid (and were kept standing ). This happened the following morning too. The public areas were lovely (size and comfort anyway) with two sitting rooms and a pretty garden for the use of guests. What a shame that the rest of the hotel did not come up to standard. I also had the feeling that some Dickens' characters were alive and well and maybe working at the hotel?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Stayed in two rooms with sea views for two nights; the larger room was £225 per night, the smaller broom cupboard room was £160 per night. Maybe we were a little bit misled by the rave reviews but our stay while good was not worth this amount of money. The small room was a joke and indicates a degree of unreasonable greed on the part of the owners by partitioning one medium sized room into two tiny ones like this. This hotel trades on its 'quirky' appeal, but there is a fine line between quirky and greedy. Some of the public areas, particularly upstairs are bordering on bedsit land, with exposed electric cables, loose bits of skirting, and holes knocked through for wiring and not made good. Breakfast was excellent, although as mentioned by others, the breakfast area is too small in relation to the number of potential guests. In a word these two old houses which have been knocked together are interesting, but have been overdeveloped as a hotel through excessive subdivision of the rooms in relation to the size of the public areas.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bognor Regis
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A fabulous hotel with fabulous staff. We stayed one night in room 2. The double bed was very comfy but a bit on the small size. The quality of the bedding was superb. The duvet unfortunately was much too heavy for summer. No mirrors in the room made styling and drying hair difficult. Parking was an issue for us but was resolved by helpful staff. (A big thank you!) breakfast was probably the best I have ever had. The lounge areas and snug were also beautiful, as we're the views.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This hotel is fantastic. The service and attention to detail provided by Gill alone is second to none. If I had a hotel, I'd want her to run it. There's nothing too much trouble, she has a natural ability to spot what's needed. The hotel has a feel of home from home and everything previous reviewers have said about breakfast is true. Highly recommend and if we return to the Ramsgate area, we wouldn't book anywhere else.

Room Tip: Sea view is unbeatable
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just returned from a one night stay. It was too short! Staff made us feel welcome right from the start, and we were given an upgrade to a bigger room without asking. The books in the room and throughout the hotel were lovely and made for some fun reading.

Breakfast was great and they were very accommodating of my dietary needs.

I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Our room was not the best location, overlooking car park and disabled facilities but the rest of the hotel was great, lovely quirky hotel, brilliant friendly staff, chocolates on the pillow at night, beautiful herb garden to sit in the evening, cheese and biscuit every evening and the best ever breakfast. No hotel i've visited has ever provided a better breakfast, choice and quality. I will certainly be back. Tip. ask for sea view!

Room Tip: Ask for sea view try and miss overlooking the car park as people are leaving for ferries etc at all...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Royal Harbour Hotel

Address: 10 - 11 Nelson Crescent, Ramsgate CT11 9JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Ramsgate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ramsgate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Harbour Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is made up of adjoining Georgian Grade 2 listed townhouses that date back to 1799. They occupy the prime position in Ramsgate's best known historic garden crescent. Many of the bedrooms boast magnificent views over the 'Royal Harbour', the yacht marina and the English Channel. Some even have their own private south facing balcony! 'The Empire Room' our 30 cover restaurant serves modern British food in a club setting. Open Mon-Sat 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Currently closed on Sundays ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Royal Harbour Ramsgate
Hotel Royal Harbour
Royal Harbour Hotel Ramsgate, Kent

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