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Set above the English Channel overlooking Broadstairs and Viking Bay, Bleak House was the summer home of arguably Britain's greatest author, Charles Dickens, from where he wrote "David Copperfield".
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Free parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-smoking hotel
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Grade: 99 out of 100
53Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
36Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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152Photos
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Stopped here for afternoon tea. Waitress a bit clumsy but entertaining. Food ok but nothing special. Rainy day though so wasn’t in a particular great mood. Not sure I would stay at the hotel as furniture was badly mismatched.
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Had one night at Bleak House on our 2nd visit there Yet again was welcomed warmly by Lee and made out visit very nice The place is amazing and a gem on the Kent coastline The property is centred between a cliff top and a small walk to the beach Loads of things to see, the
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Fantastic welcome and attentive staff. Lee was so helpful and informative. We stayed in the 3 bedroom appartment at the top. Amazing history and picturesque views from every window. We adore Broadstairs and enjoyed staying here. Museum and history very entertaining and felt
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Six of us throughly enjoyed see the old year out and the new year in at the buffet, disco and firework evening. See someone mentioned Fawlty Towers, this just added to the fun, laughter, etc, staff enjoyed the evening as much as we did. Well worth a trip from Sussex,
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Just saw the New year in at Bleak House, well if you fancy a visit to Fawlty Towers then this is the place for you, it was a Comedy of Errors from start to finish, will definitely not be returning....
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The Charles Dickens Suite
Dickens' study, where the magic happened!
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Are dogs allowed at Bleak House?
No sorry only blind assistances dogs in the house
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Is it true that the Restaurant is now closed.
No, the restaurant is open but only if demand is there
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can i still go fishing of the sea wall??
Hi Alas neither I or my brother fish so I unfortunately am able to answer your question. Really wanted to send you some links here as to official tourist information and their websites but TA guidelines do not permit this! so you will have to do some googling here........ Broadstairs has it's own official Tourist Information website. It also comes under the remit of the Thanet area of Kent and they too have a tourist information office .......... I am sure they will be able to help you out here and also provide many other useful ideas for your trip, Bleak House is a lovely hotel and I am sure you will have a most enjoyable stay. Have a lovely time! Kind regards Rachel
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"Did not stay"
"Ask for the Copperfield Suite"
"Rooms overlooking Viking Bay have best views."
"it can only be the Copperfield suite if you can !"
"Book a room facing the bay - the extra money is worth it."
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United KingdomEnglandIsle of ThanetBroadstairs
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