We stayed at the Reading Rooms for one night on a long weekend around the Kent coast. Margate has an appealing air of decayed grandeur (sadly amid some hideous 70s redevelopment) and the Reading Rooms matches its style well. One among a square of slightly faded town houses, it boasts a bare plaster hallway and wood floored bedrooms. Ours was the first floor room, beautifully spacious and light with 3 floor-length shuttered windows, a large comfy bed and elegant chandelier. The room was generously equipped with sat TV, DVD player, good coffee, bottled water, selection of teas, quality toiletries and good biscuits.. The bathroom was attractive and huge - with a deep bath, large shower and double sinks. Breakfast is served to a table in your room which feels very indulgent and the breakfast menu was great - cooked and continental choices, fresh berries and fresh squeezed juices, I had the cooked vegetarian and this was delicious. 5 mins stroll from the front, ideal if you like it quieter and don't insist on a sea view. Only 1 slight negative - I thought the building lacked kerb appeal - maybe the brown window frames and door and the oddly tiled steps. But as soon as they opened the door I was won over. Highly recommend it.
- 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