There are four things I want when I'm staying away from home; wifi and enough space to get the laptop out and work when I arrive, a decent bath or shower, a comfortable and quiet bed, and a decent breakfast to send me on the way. It's rare to find one place that delivers them all (I travel a lot, so have tested a lot of rooms) but The Reading Rooms does it all.
Rooms take up a whole floor, and are well designed to reflect the history of this beautiful building while offering modern comfort and facilities. Wifi is good, there's space to spread out, proper ground coffee is provided rather than cheap instant and there are TV, games and books as distractions.
There's a choice of a big bath, or a powerful shower, and really good toiletries are provided in decent quantities. There are big, soft towels and plenty of them. Beds are huge, and very comfortable, and the building is in a quiet Georgian square so sleep is undisturbed.
And breakfast - choose from a big menu - is delivered to your room when you want it.
Keep your cheaper b&bs with flowery wallpaper and communal breakfasts. The Reading Rooms is hotel perfection and makes Margate a town worth visiting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury boutique bed and breakfast in a grade II listed Georgian townhouse. Three rooms, each occupying an entire floor of a 1760s house, overlooking a tree lined historic square at the edge of Margate's Old Town, situated 5 minutes walk from the seafront and the Turner Contemporary gallery. Each room has it's own large private fully tiled ensuite with a roll-top bath, walk in mosaic shower with floor to ceiling glass shower screen and double basin. Beds are bespoke hand-carved super king size from East London based specialists La Maison, luxury complimentary toiletries from Ren Skincare. Wardrobes are french armoires. Breakfasts, featuring fresh pressed juices and local produce are served as room service, delivered at a time of the guest's choosing on antique butler trays and served on dining tables by the window. Dressing gowns and slippers provided. Free super fast wifi is available in each room. We're only bookable exclusively direct, unavailable on booking sites. Just Google us and we're there! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Reading Rooms Hotel Margate
- The Reading Rooms Margate, Kent