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Smiths Court Hotel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Friendly, comfortable hotel.”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed for two nights early in the week, so very quiet. Our room was great, large, comfortable, sea view? Breakfast and evening meals were of a good standard, with quality locally sourced produce. Staff were friendly and very attentive, a little effusive at times. Orangery restaurant was bright, airy and nicely decorated. Location was quite good, a little out of town, but we like a walk (15-20mins).

Room Tip: Pay the little extra for the executive room with sea view if you can, comfortable chairs looking out...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Mike M
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are glad you enjoyed the Orangery, and liked the locally sourced food that we serve.

The executive rooms are the nicest in the hotel, and are definitely worth the upgrade!

Thank you again for the review, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Stayed here while on a contract job near Canterbury, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were spacious as well as being clean and tidy. Food was excellent with an a la carte menu and a bar menu, meals from both these menus couldn't be faulted. Would strongly reccomend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for your review of the hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, the cleanliness of the rooms, and the friendly, helpful staff. We pride ourselves on offering a great service for workers in the area for a few days, and are glad that you found us and enjoyed your stay.

If you are ever working in the area again, we hope to welcome you back!
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Axminster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

A warm welcome from friendly helpful staff for whom nothing was too much trouble, required a full breakfast early on both saturday and sunday - no problems. Room was tidied, bins emptied and beds made both days as were towels replaced. The public area was comfortable and the bar was open as required. Only thing is that the paintwork is tired but does not detract from the overall image of a friendly well run hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank deafoldgit
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for your lovely comments during the beachcross weekend. We try to provide anything that makes our guests' lives easier, including an early breakfast if required, and we are happy that this was appreciated. Thank you again for your kind words.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Just had our Ladies Festival weekend at this hotel and we had an amazing time. The staff cannot do enough for you and always go that extra mile. The food is excellent and they go out of their way to look after people that require a special diet. The hotel is in a great position on the cliff top with unrestricted views of the esplanade, bandstand and sea. There is plenty of parking. Some reviewers have mentioned dated rooms, yes some are a bit tired but they are renovating continuously and I had no complaints from our party. Big thank you to Abbie and her team.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank sistersusie000
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review after staying with us for your Ladies Festival. We are delighted that you found our staff so friendly and helpful, and that you found the food excellent. We thank you for your comments and understanding about the redecorating process, and we are happy that you enjoyed the views from the hotel.

On behalf of Abbie and all the staff at the hotel, we thank you again for your review and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stayed here for the weekend. Food was excellent, the hotel has a very good chef. Staff all helpful and friendly. Bedding and towels were clean. Room was warm.

The public areas are comfortable. Rooms are very tired and I understand from other guests that some rooms are very small. The en-suite was fine, except the water line and below in the lavatory had not seen any bleach for a while.

Good hotel for the money, very clean and the real draw would be to eat here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank MrsHoliday55
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for your comments about the food (specifically) which we have passed to Chef. We are delighted that you found the food excellent, and that you found the staff helpful.

We are in a constant process or redecorating and revamping our rooms, and we hope that should you return to eat the food again, you stay in a room that has just been redecorated...

Thank you again for your kind words.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

This was the 2nd time I have used Smiths court and again I found it to be a very friendly and well run hotel. Staff were more than happy to provide us with the early breakfast we needed, and to be there when we needed a late night drink! All in all they went a long way towards the fantastic weekend we had and I will be back.:-)

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Dave P
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We are happy that you find the hotel friendly and well run, and that you found the staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back for the next beachcross weekend...
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

The hotel was clean and friendly,The room (21) that i stayed in was clean and warm with a very comfortable bed which was remade every day of my stay and the room tidyed. The food was very good especially breakfast with a good choice and plenty of, the staff where very helpfull what ever time day or night you required assistance. Would recommend highly

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Michael P
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TonyBurton, Owner at Smiths Court Hotel, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoy hosting the beach cross riders and organisers, and we are glad that you enjoyed the staff, the food and the room. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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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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Smiths Court Hotel Margate, Kent

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