Stayed here with my hubby for (sadly) just one night in early October. We opted for a "superior sea view" room. The room wasn't very large - but it was immaculate, stylish and very comfortable. Only small niggle was that there was no source for music i.e. docking station or other - something that I expect from a five star boutique hotel these days. There were built in ceiling speakers - but we couldn't figure out what they were for (not the t.v.)... but just a minor niggle.
We spent the afternoon at the bar on the end of the harbour (Lighthouse Bar?) and we heard the most fab Country duo called Starlane - honestly these guys were amazing. You have to try to catch them soon. We couldn't believe we were sitting outside, in the gorgeous sunshine, listening to the best music we've heard in ages. What more could we want?
As it happens, the only answer was champagne! Well it so reasonably priced - it was rude not to! So we made full use of the private balcony and very comfortable seating. The sunset was simply to die for.
We headed down to dinner and was a little sad to see the restaurant was empty (it was only 7.30pm), we really hope that the local community support this business - they are leading the way for a new market coming to Margate.
Our dinner was fab - no complaints at all about the food. The service was ok, but really lacks some maturity. The girls were lovely, but perhaps a little unprofessional (not their fault - they need some supervision) - for example the choice of background music was really not appropriate for the setting - seemed to be more for the waiting staff than the customers. Again just a small gripe - am sure it improves when they are busier.
Breakfast was brilliant - everything was top notch.
Margate deserves sucess - we will certainly be back and will definitely be booking this hotel.
So if liek me you were hesitating to book a stay in Margate...... just do it and make sure you stay at this hotel - you'll be pleasantly surprised!
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