I stayed here in July 2012 and was very impressed with the hotel, service and room. I am very fussy when it comes to hotels and usually stay in very nice hotels. When I saw the reviews of this hotel, I had low expectations but as we booked late I figured it would do. The reason I gave it a 5/5 is that the value for money is exceptional. Our room was definitely not modern, but had character and overlooked the sea. The staff were incredible friendly and accommodating, showing us our room and even giving us the room for an additional night at the same discounted price when we decided to stay on an extra night. It was the opening night of the Olympics and the manager on duty came and turned up all the volume on all the teles and checked with us if it was loud enough (as we were obviously watching the game).
We spent both evenings in the hotel room watching the Olympics on our large tele, which was fantastic. There are little touches in the room that are really appreciated - a lovely selection of teas, hot chocolates, and shortbreads - even a bowl of mints. (not a big deal, but it makes it nicer).
The bathroom was modern (seemingly recently re-done recently) and had a skylight in it. It was so inviting that I had a bath in it (which I usually do not have).
The only slight (and I say very slight) disappointment was the breakfast. The continental breakfast was a little lacking, and I certainly wouldn't order it again. I also had the vegetarian full english, which I thought was nicer. They have a buffet to accompany your cooked breakfast, but it is very sparse with only a few items.
Overall a fantastic value for money. The location is romantic, overlooking the cliffs and each day we took the one hour walk into either margate or broadstairs on the cliffs. You can catch the bus back to the hotel (drops off at the top of the road) and is very inexpensive - only £1.30.
Highly recommend for views, value, and hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the beautiful cliff top at Kingsgate Bay, The Botany Bay Hotel in Broadstairs promises a tranquil and peaceful getaway - whether it's for a long weekend, a wedding, birthday celebration or just a lunch hour.Stay in one of 30 en-suite bedrooms, enjoy a pint of real ale in the lounge bar or sample fantastic food (with a view of the sea) in one of the best restaurants in Broadstairs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fayreness Hotel Kingsgate