After seeing the TV show on the renovation of The Reading Room several years back we had always had it in the back of our minds to visit someday, and decided that a birthday weekend would be the ideal excuse.
Booking online as a surprise I didn't have the benefit of conferring with my partner as to which room might be best to book as they all had something slightly different to offer so I went for Room -1.
Upon arrival it was clear without seeing the other rooms that I had chosen wisely. The room had three stunning floor to ceiling sash windows that look out onto the square from the bed and an amazing en-suite bathroom with enough room to 'swing a cat' in style.
The bed was amazingly comfortable and as a result the night's sleep was very good. As a London couple who normally need black-out blinds in order to sleep we were pleasantly surprised with the amount of light the original woodern shutters actually blocked out and were undisturbed by this.
We were aware that The Reading Room had a lot to live up to with regards their breakfast of legends, but again, they did not disappoint. Being able to have breakfast served in the room at a time that suited us was actually a nice touch and as a result we would not hesitate to recommend this room to anyone else.
It was fantastically situated within walking distance from the Old Town, The Turner art Gallery and some fantastic Antiques shops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Reading Rooms Hotel Margate
- The Reading Rooms Margate, Kent