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“Lovely Little Weekend Away” 5 of 5 stars
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The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   29 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 14 Margate B&B and Inns
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Little Weekend Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We booked The Malvern as the price was very reasonable, and we liked the look of the sea views from our room.
We were not disappointed at all when we got there, we had a very friendly welcome when we arrived, shown where everything was, times for breakfast, then we were shown to our room, it was gorgeous, the view was amazing, there was everything we needed in the room and there was also free wifi.
Our breakfast was amazing and there was a wide choice.
We were given recommendations for where to go in the evenings.
We are definately booking again, and have told others about this place.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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essex
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was my first stay in Margate and the best hotel in kent, I had sea view and the staff were extremely accommodating from the moment I walked in the door, the hotel was very clean and tidy and the best fresh breakfast, I will be going back

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

On arriving at the hotel we were greeted by the owner, a very friendly and welcoming lady, and I instantly knew we would be looked after and made to feel at home.

Our twin room was a decent size, very clean (including the en suite bathroom) and although basic, had everything we could need to make us comfortable for the duration of our stay.

Breakfast in the morning was very tasty and we had several options of cooked breakfasts alongside breakfast cereals, fruit, yoghurts and croissants, as well as a choice of different teas, coffees and fruit juices.

The quirky decoration in the bar/dining room gives The Malvern a real personal touch, as do the personal photographs and newspaper cuttings collected by the family over the years. We were served by both the female owner of the guesthouse and her teenage son during breakfast times and found them to be not only polite and efficient, but also attentive and friendly.

We paid £65 a night for our twin room with breakfast, which I think, given the overall experience we had at The Malvern, is an absolute bargain and we will definitely be booking again next time we visit Margate.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Romford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This b&b is a very good it is clean the staff are very friendly the breakfast was truly amazing and the size of the bedroom was bigg enough for my family and the veiw from our window was brilliant and i am booking for next year already

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hayle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed here a few times now family run hotel hard working young men and mother farther team breakfast is as good as I've had in a five star we had free unlimited internet lovely place to stay for the money my wife is very picky about we're I book try and book a see view room stunning breakfast first class ask for it and they have it next morning I booked special breakfast for my with no extra cost keep it up Simon Helen and co great job see u soon

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I stayed here 1 night and that was enough. The duvet cover had blood stain on and the TV didn't receive a signal and would not find any programmes when you tried to retune it. The sea view was excellent but that was probably the best feature. Breakfast was ok but not brilliant. There was orange juice but no glasses to put it in, so I used a coffee cup. Although wifi is advertied it doesn't always work. The room could do with a smaller sink so the shower door opens fully to allow you to stand on the bath mat to dry

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Luton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

The fading life-size effigies of the Blues Brothers unfortunately set the tone effectively. It all feels a bit tired and has seen better days. We booked a first floor room due to health issues but ended up on the fifth floor instead - when challenged, all we got was a shrug of the shoulders and a "sorry" (although they did help lug the suitcase up the stairs). The bed was uncomfortable, the lamp didn't work, the hot water didn't work in the en-suite, we had to go hunting for toilet paper and the breakfast was greasy and bland.

On the plus side, they did provide us with a portable fridge to store my wife's tablets and this was really helpful. Very good value, too. Also, it was a big improvement on the shockingly bad Tim Burton-esque Margate B&B we'd stayed in the previous year...

Someone really needs to make a decision to get rid of those Blues Brothers models at the entrance. They add nothing and make the place look tacky...

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill

Address: 29 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Malvern Guest House & Blues Grill is a family run business and is a 3 star graded family run guesthouse with bar and restaurant.(Please note restaurant reservations must be made prior to arrival) Central location with free parking.1 mile from Margate Main Sands. Most rooms are en-suite with free WI-FI, tea/coffee facilities, flat screen TV & guest toiletries provided.Some rooms have sea-views. All rooms have been freshly decorated and have new carpets as of Jan 2013. ... more   less 
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