My wife and I needed a one-night stay in Ramsgate, and opted for a sea view here, with balcony and four-poster bed. The view of the harbout and marina is a knock-out, with wonderful changes of light and the lively bustle of a working port providing endless interest from first thing in the morning. This is a lovely little hotel from which to see the sea, and it has many plus points: friendly staff and service, a very good breakfast (a slab of honeycomb is an unusual feature) and complementary cheese and biscuits and honesty bar, a very good range of books everywhere, including our room (Moliere's Tartuffe rubbed shoulders with Danielle Steel!), and lovely lounges for relaxation. It is also very handy for town centre and a pleasant arcade of restaurants is within five minutes' walk. The four-poster bed was very comfortable, there was a good coffee machine and towels were large, and rooms and corridors have a good range of mainly aquatic paintings. The atmosphere is good, and you can see the thought that has gone into everything. The flipside is perhaps minor, but somewhat intractable. The street is residential and parking spaces are like gold dust. And the rooms facing the sea were indeed distinctly 'cosy'. The sign over the bathroom door ('the smallest bathroom in the world') was whimsical but less ironic than we had hoped!).However, we were warmly received and very well looked after - and it was excellent value for money. Well worth considering, but decide whether exterior views or interior space matter more to you! Rooms at the back, we hear, are the ones for those seeking more space.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is made up of three Georgian Grade 2 listed townhouses, two of which are adjoining, that date back to 1799. They occupy the prime position in Ramsgate's best known historic garden crescent. Many of the bedrooms boast magnificent views over the 'Royal Harbour', the yacht marina and the English Channel. Some even have their own private south east facing balcony! 'The Empire Room' our 30 cover restaurant serves modern British food in a club setting. Open Mon-Sat 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Open on Sunday Bank and Public Holiday weekends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Harbour Ramsgate
- Hotel Royal Harbour
- Royal Harbour Hotel Ramsgate, Kent