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Royal Albion Hotel

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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86Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
40Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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Having stayed at the Albion during folk week for the last 4-years we have a good idea of the good and not so good things about the hotel. Starting with the not so good, it’s a shame that the main negative for us is still the attitude of some of the staff particularly in the bar
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A four day break in Kent, with a stay at this lovely and historic little hotel. We had a fabulous room with a glorious view of the beach, sea and harbour. The room was so comfortable, wide bed, armchairs in the bay window, and a large bathroom with both shower and a full length
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What a lovely evening, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and the band were excellent, Couldn't have been a better start to 2019. In particular Molly and Dean are worth a mention for being so attentive.
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It is a hotel with character and have wonderful view of the bay, it also have a very popular bar and restaurant serving local beer and good food! It is in the best location of Broadstairs near everything!
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Lovely, comfortable and friendly. The hotel looks out over the promenade and the sea, perfect for stepping out. Very welcoming reception. Seaview room excellent, food good and copious. Best thing is friendly service from everyone, thank you.😊
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Twin room of Royal Albion (pyjamas are ours)
comfy bed
View if Viking Bay from room 27, it was sunny each morning.
Great view from the bedroom
Can you park at the hotel if you staying
There is no parking on site. You have to use the car park at the bottom of the road at 50% of the daily cost £7.oo per day. On the last day my car was vandalised Beware if you have a special diet I was gluten poisoned and never got a satisfactory explanation as to why when I chose from the gf menu
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Hotels in the historic district do not have parking facilities. I would try The Botany Bay hotel, which is still in Broadstairs. Nearby, beautiful sea view, has parking. Lovely restaurant. Five minute drive to historic Broadstairs Streets.
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Hi Yes we usually pull up outside the hotel and unload luggage, check in and pick up a car park pass- then one of us parks while the other waits in reception. The car park is called Albion Street car park and is down the hill and fork left rather than going down to beach on harbour road. Very near.
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Do you allow pets? My mum wants to visit with 2 dogs...
They do allow dogs in certain parts but far from what you'd call dog friendly. Check the number of reviews where dog owners feel let down......
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We do not have any ground floor rooms, the stair case to the first floor has 15 steps. Thank you for your enquiry.
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"Room 11 had the best views and a veranda with furniture to enjoy."
"Ask for sea view room"
"As for a room with a sea view"
"The hotel has a thriving bar and coffee shop so it can get a bit busy and noisy"
"Sea view rooms are favourable otherwise high street view"
$92 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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