After reading the previous reviews on here prior to my 3 night stay at the Glenwood it would be fair to say I was having some reservations about the weekend. However it must be said I was more than pleasantly surprised and it most certainly is not comparable to the past reviews on this site.
I stayed in the newly refurbished room 101 which was spotlessly clean and well appointed. A good sized bathroom and a shower with good water pressure which was a pleasant surprise based on my previous experiences with staying in family run hotels. I also had a peek in some of the other bedrooms folk from our group were staying in and the quality was consistant throughout.
The staff were very friendly and special mention has to go to the endearing Bridget who booked us in and also served us our breakfasts. Think of a cross in character between Mrs Brown (of Mrs Browns Boys) and Father Jack (without the swearing). A real character and doesn't miss a trick, on the first morning I did not eat my fried tomatos...on the second 2 mornings I didn't get any & had extra bacon or sausages instead, that's the kind of personal service you would only get in a family run hotel such as this. On the subject of breakfasts they were superb, a full fry up inc black pudding, as much toast and tea as you want and no rush to get you out afterwards.
The bar prices are very reasonable and all in all it has to be one of the best value family run (as opposed to chain) hotels I have stayed at.
Yes Margate is a bit of a dump which seems to have become a staging post for Easter European immigrants but you can't blame or criticize the hotel for that, or whether the council maintains the street outside.
Would I stay again? Definitely will be staying here next time I am in Margate.
- Also Known As:
- Glenwood Hotel Cliftonville
- Glenwood Hotel Margate, Kent