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“Christmas party” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Smiths Court Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
ramsgate
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Christmas party”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Another great Christmas party....again! Made to feel welcome and food was good. Those that booked hotel rooms for the night were more than happy. Abbi thank you again you again for another great night.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank karenRamsgate
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are happy that you felt welcomed and that the food was good for your Christmas party. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Dear Abbie,
Once again we had a great time at your Christmas Party. Food was excellent, disco grand and the staff, as always attentive and polite.
Our room also was lovely, shame we didn't spend more time in it! I think this was our 6th or possibly 7th year, so expect us again next year....... will reserve room 4C again and start early with a room party!

Room Tip: Room 4C overlooks the sea - it has a kitchenette, sofa, chair, desk and table and chairs, with still...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Adrian J
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind words about our Christmas parties. We are so happy that you enjoyed the staff, the food and the disco, and that you enjoyed one of our executive rooms - 4C. We are happy to host you every year, and look forward to welcoming you back with us in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

This hotel is the hidden gem in margate. We stayed here while we were in Margate for a couple of days, and we will be coming back. Our room was big with a nice comfy bed, it looked like a new big tv in the room. We ate in the orangery restaurant, a nice mix of food on the menu. The staff are very friendly and are keen to make sure everything is just right. The lady on reception (I think she was called Di,) was a great help when we needed to know how to get to a few places for a day out. The breakfasts were awesome. All in all this was a great hotel, and we recommend anyone to stay here.

Room Tip: It seemed that there were a lot of rooms with great sea views
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Duncan T
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you so much for you kind review of our hotel, and the description of us as a 'hidden gem'. We are delighted that you found the restaurant, the breakfast, the staff and the room enjoyable, and we are very pleased that you took advantage of the local knowledge that our receptionists can offer.

If ever you are back in Margate we would welcome you back, and would like to thank you again for your very nice words about the hotel.
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is the perfect doggy-friendly hotel for B&B and a relaxed atmosphere when stopping off to visit family in the vicinity. Dogs do not use the main part of the hotel but are confined to a special group of rooms on the lower ground floor with separate access to the street. I've not sampled the rest of the hotel accommodation but the doggy-friendly rooms are very comfortable.

The special function menus are also excellent value, we had a "four generations" Mother's Day lunch at Smith's Court last year and it was a great success for all of us, thanks to all the lovely staff.

Room Tip: Explain your needs to the staff and they will advise you. There can be functions at the weekend but...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank nicola a a
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you for your very kind words. We are delighted that you feel like we offer a home away from home, and that you find the 'doggy-friendly' rooms very comfortable.

We are also delighted that you enjoyed our Mothers Day lunch last year, and hope to welcome you to another lunch next year.

We love welcoming you and your dog with us whenever you stay, and hope to welcome you again very soon.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Dear Abbie

I would like to thank you and all your staff, on behalf of us all at Pett Bowls Club, for the lovely time we had with you last weekend. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as always. Please convey our compliments to your new chef. The food was very good, a vast improvement on last year. Once again all you staff were very kind and helpful - an asset to you.

All the very best to you all at Smiths Court for a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

With kind regards,

Elsie Wilding

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Sally S
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you for your kind review of the hotel. We are happy to welcome your group to the hotel every year, and are so happy that you found the food to be improved on last year.

It is enjoyable to have a friendly group like yours come to see us every year, and we are glad that you enjoy your stay with us. We are delighted that you found the staff to be kind and helpful.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Essex
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed at the Smiths Court for one night a few days back. We payed the small amount extra for a sea view and were very pleased we did. The room was fantastic with a great view. Very large room, exceptionally comfy bed, big TV, sofa & chairs, and even a kitchen that we thought was a wardrobe!

I enjoyed the breakfast next the morning, although my other half wasn't as keen. Both went for the full English, did the job for me.

Also, the staff were very friendly upon arrival and at breakfast, nice to be greeted so warmly.

We were in Margate for a gig at the Winter Gardens, and the hotel was only a 15 minute walk to the venue which was ideal.

So why three stars? Well, at 4.40am the fire alarm went off! We rushed out of the room as quickly as possible, but after 30 seconds the alarm stopped. We thought it best to go down to reception anyway to make sure, where we were told by the night porter that the smoke detectors are a bit temperamental and he was taking something out of the oven!

The next morning the warm welcome at reception had disappeared, I imagine through the lady having a morning of people moaning! We didn't get asked how we slept :)

As good as the room/hotel/location was, the main thing we were looking for was a good night's sleep, which unfortunately we didn't get due to the alarm and the adrenaline pumping as a result!!

I'd happily come back and stay at the Smiths Court....as long as they get some less temperamental smoke detectors!

Room Tip: Pay the bit extra and have the sea view
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank GlenEckett
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed the sea-view room, the breakfast and the proximity to the Winter Gardens.

We can only apologise that you were woken by the fire alarm during your stay. Unfortunately the oven was left on a too-high heat, which burned what was left slow-cooking inside. At 4.40am, the Night Porter went to open the oven and was greeted by thick smoke, which triggered the fire alarm. Although we apologise that this woke you, it was due to a genuine incident in the hotel. This information should have been passed on to you at the time, and the next morning, and we are sorry that this didn't happen.

We would welcome you back again any time, and hope that you come back to see us soon.
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

My Husband and I stayed in this hotel and the staff were very friendly and helpful,room was perfect,nice view of the sea.And of course the Orangery restaurant was superb,food good and the breakfast out of this world.Would reccomend this hotel to friends and would stay again here when we come to margate again

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Burnage1939
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review of the hotel and The Orangery restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed the sea-view room, and found our staff friendly and helpful.

We are especially thankful that you describe our breakfast as 'out of this world'. We try hard to provide a great breakfast, and are glad that you found this to be the case.

Whenever you are back in Margate we would be delighted to welcome you back to stay with us.
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Property: Smiths Court Hotel
Address: 21-27 Eastern Esplanade | Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Margate
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Margate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Smiths Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful Edwardian hotel, with 43 rooms. A number of single, double, twin, and family rooms. Also sea-view rooms available, or executive rooms and family suites. Full disabled access to the hotel, and specifically designed disabled rooms available. Free off-street parking, and plenty of free on-street parking outside. Eat in The Orangery restaurant attached, with a great sea view and stunning marble floors. Sit in our lounge and watch the sea, have a drink or afternoon tea. At Smiths Court, the only thing we overlook is the sea... ... more   less 
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