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“Once again fabulous !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Royal Albion Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6 - 12 Albion St, Broadstairs CT10 1AN, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Broadstairs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
West Sussex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Once again fabulous !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Once again we were all wonderfully impressed by this lovely old hotel that never fails us with its beautifully appointed rooms and brilliant friendly service, will stay there again and again whether it is for business or pleasure!!!!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are really worth having, and town facing are noisyier
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Royal Albion is a great hotel in a great location in a lovely town. It has great sea views and the breakfast is the best I have experienced when staying in a hotel. Rooms are very well appointed and very comfortable (if a little too warm on occasion). I always look forward to staying in this lovely establishment and will be back very soon. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed here in January for works diner event locally. I stayed on the night of my 40th birthday and they upgraded me to a lovely room!! So welcoming even when I came down late for breakfast with a hangover! think they felt sorry for me.
Busy too!

Thanks again for the stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I booked this hotel as a birthday surprise for my other half and im glad to say we enjoyed every aspect of our stay especially our room which was lovely. i thoroughly recomend this hotel to anyone wishing for a break in the thanet area.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Hotel was friendly and comfortable. Rooms had recently been refurbished and were excellent value for money. Our room was compact and up several flights of stairs which might not suit some people. There's no lift in the hotel so if you're less keen on stairs ask for a first floor room. There was a little noise outside in the street late evening so maybe better to book a sea view for more peace. The breakfast was excellent quality with a good choice on the menu and service excellent. Parking is a bit of an issue but the pay off is being right in the centre of this lovely seaside town. I would definitely use this hotel again.

Room Tip: Go for a sea view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Neither my wife nor I have been to this part of Kent before. This trip was part birthday get away and part investigation of a corner of England with ancestral connections. The Royal Albion seems to be a Victorian hotel, but has been comfortably modernized, while retaining a lot of the feel of the older establishment. There is a comfortable bar, with a lounge area accessible from the street without going thtough reception. The separate dining room was quiet the night we were there, but the waiter was cheerful & helpful, the service reasonably swift and the food excellent, albeit from a short, out of season menu. The room was large, airy and clean, with a good bathroom and access to a broad balcony overlooking the sea. The hotel also has a large seating area/patio looking out on the bay, with its own stairs to the beach. The only proviso is that wedged between the road (which doesn't cause undue noise) and the clif there is only room for two disabled parking places. The hotel provides a voucher for a nearby car park, not a problem for us, but it might be an issue for people with a lot of luggage. All in all, Broadstairs in general and the Royal Albion in particular made for an excellent find. Both to be recommended

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed here for the first time on 1st March and will definitely be back. Reception went out of their way to be helpful and all the staff were polite. We phoned with a few queries beforehand and these were dealt with efficiently and extremely courteously. Our room was perfect and although on the town side suited our needs very well. Breakfast was superb and was only just surpassed by the beautiful view from the verandah. The only thing which could be disappointing, is that we are normally unable to be away more than one night at weekends - and the hotel only usually accept bookings of 2 nights or more at weekends. Luckily, we phoned and they were able to accept one night because a room was left free from a party who left Saturday morning - so it was worth phoning to ask.

Room Tip: No lift - so ask for a room on a floor that is suitable for your needs.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Royal Albion Hotel

Address: 6 - 12 Albion St, Broadstairs CT10 1AN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Broadstairs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Broadstairs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Albion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape from the everyday and step into a beautiful Kentish seaside retreat. Standing proudly on the Broadstairs seafront since 1776 and a former residence of Charles Dickens, The Royal Albion offers much more than your average seaside experience. Steeped in history but featuring a 21st century approach to comfort, enjoyment and relaxation. With its elegant literary heritage, fresh sea air and awe-inspiring views, The Royal Albion creates an atmosphere that makes it the ideal place to unwind, rejuvenate and take time out. The Royal Albion has 21 elegant and spacious bedrooms to choose from. Whether you are looking out over the stunning Kentish coastline or the historic town of Broadstairs, the views are stunning. All the rooms are designed to ensure your break in this seaside destination is one to remember. When it comes to dining, you'll be spoilt for choice too. Enjoy freshly ground coffee and home-baked pastries throughout the day in Ballard's coffee lounge, and delicious dishes made using only the best locally sourced ingredients in the main bar featuring a large terrace and landscaped garden whilst enjoying commanding views across Viking Bay. For a more intimate dining experience, the a la carte restaurant with beautiful sea views, is the perfect place. With a menu based on the finest seasonal ingredients and freshly caught seafood, you can be assured of a dining experience to remember. The Royal Albion is in the ideal location from which explore the very best that the Kentish coast has to offer. Wander the beaches and clear the cobwebs just as Dickens did over 170 years ago, or simply take time out to appreciate your well-earned break. ... more   less 
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Royal Albion Hotel Broadstairs, Kent
Albion Hotel Broadstairs
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