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“sheer perfection”
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The Reading Rooms
Ranked #2 of 11 Margate B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have just returned from a two night break at the reading rooms. Margate proved a little different than the last time I visited 31 years ago.Although it still has its problems,its overwhelming vibe of regeneration and hard working hope was evident. But to the hotel, well having been pretty stressed when arriving, two days later I could'nt feel any better if I had been to a health spa. Everything,the room,the bathroom & its REN products, breakfasts, the quiet professionalism and attention to detail by Liam & Louise made this stay Perfection.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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LouiseOldfield, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

Thank you so much for your kind review. It means a lot to get feedback. We're really glad to hear that you left us well rested and refreshed. The Ren goodies do their trick in the bathroom. Thank you again for coming to stay with us.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Gorgeous room, beautiful bathroom and great breakfast served in the bedroom. Only 5 minutes walk to the old town centre and seafront.

No car park, so you have to hope you get lucky with a meter on the square. Margate is buzzing on Friday & Saturday evenings but appears to close on a Sunday!

Fantastic B&B but overpriced. Great for a special event though.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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LouiseOldfield, Owner at The Reading Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're really glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend. We're sorry to hear you might have made a mistake re parking. We have vouchers for parking on the square so no need to feed the meter.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here in February for a weekend and had the most lovely, relaxing time. The room was beautiful and we didn't really want to leave and explore the town. Margate is interesting - in a good way, if a bit rough around the edges. Breakfast is fantastic and a real treat to have it in your room over looking the trees in the square.

The only minor point is that as it's all wood floors, light sleepers may be woken up from time to time by other guests on the stairs, or in the room above you. But, you soon fall back to sleep in the most comfortable bed….mmmmm

Room Tip: Top floor room is the best… and then 1first floor…
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for a long weekend to Margate and we were so lucky to stay at the Reading Rooms. The bulling is so beautiful and our room was right at the top of the house with an enormous comfy bed and bathroom. The styling of the room was stunning. Breakfast is delicious and I just can't recommend this place highly enough. I can't wait to go back this year!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Katemilesy
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Louise and Liam have taken this 250-year-old architectural gem and transformed it into a cool and chic minimalist destination. Service was flawless - they kept reception open for us when we spent four hours covering forty miles of the M25 - and room-service breakfasts were a great way to start the day. Highly recommended.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank tonyg428
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

On a grand green square just a 5 min walk from Margate Town Centre, this beautifully-updated classic georgian property contains a truly unique B&B with massive rooms and top-class service. Full of character with both period and contemporary furnishings and fittings, this is a top-class place to stay and the breakfasts are utterly fantastic.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Adrian W
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

A unique and extremely well-run B&B. The decor throughout is stunning and we loved our room (1): original exposed floorboads and sash windows, high ceilings, beautiful vintage furniture and an enormous bathroom with walk-in shower and roll-top bath. Liam and Louise are sensitive hosts who have put a great deal of thought and care into giving visitors a truly relaxing and luxurious experience. Lots of little extras: a good selection of DVDs and books in the room, a gift set of REN toiletries on departure, a 24-hour visitor parking permit so that you don't have to keep feeding the meter... We liked being able to come and go as we pleased, and our favourite part of the stay was the wonderfully presented and delicious breakfast brought to your room at a time of your choice. An extensive menu with quality produce is offered (from the full English to smoked salmon with cream cheese on toast, pastries, porridge, delicious fruit bowls and proper hot chocolate), and you can select your choice the evening before and enjoy it in the privacy of your room; skipping the awkward morning conversations with fellow visitors common to many small B&Bs. All in all, The Reading Rooms is the perfect place for a relaxing and romantic trip to the coast. Margate itself is a town on the up, with lots of great reclaimed furniture and vintage clothes shops, quirky places to eat and many beaches nearby, as well as the Turner Contemporary.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Claire G
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Additional Information about The Reading Rooms

Address: 31 Hawley Square, Margate CT9 1PH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Margate
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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