Stayed a couple of nights at this hotel as a base to tour the Kent coast. The hotel is about a 10 to 15 minute walk to the town which is no problem if the weather is okay. We had a family room on the first floor with a sea view and balcony. The room was fairly small with mismatched furniture and very dated. The shower room was small but adequate, although the flooring stapled to the shower side was a bit shoddy. Having said all this, the room was clean and considering the charge of £60 per night was acceptable. The beds were reasonably comfortable and towels a good size (some hotels are very mean with their bath towels) and fluffy. The owner was friendly and the young girl, Eds, who seemed to do everything, was very helpful and cooked a good breakfast.
We enjoyed the breakfast room in the basement which was very quirky with its gingham tablecloths and cuckoo clock and it was the reception, and bar as well. I was pleased it had a television which was on in the mornings as I hate sitting in silence with other guests at breakfast. All in all a reasonably priced hotel if you are staying in this area. The biggest downside to Margate was its lack of decent restaurants. Luckily, we popped into the Olde Sweet Shop in the old town and he recommended The Ambrette – a modern Indian restaurant and Mullins Brasserie which served Carribean and European food. Both excellent and worth a visit. Ask for the Jerk chicken at the latter – I always wanted to try this dish and so glad I did. It was delicious. See separate reviews of these restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sherwood Hotel is situated along the seafront in Cliftonville, Margate. We offer 10 comfortable bedrooms many offers overlooking sea-view rooms with En-suite facilities and rates in inclusive of Full English Breakfast. We are closely located to Margate Main Sands, Winter Gardens, Margate Theatre Royal, Circus Casino, restaurants, pubs and clubs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sherwood Hotel Margate, Kent