I booked this hotel out of nostalgic interest as I stayed there as a child. The booking was for myself my mother and nine year old daughter. The outside was rough however the reception looked nice and familiar in a retro 80s way and the manageress was lovely. However we soon discovered that the hotel had been used for asulym seekers 12 years ago under a home office contract and the hotel had never recovered since. It appeared that virtually no money had been put in to the hotel maintenance since the asylum seekers left and the majority of borders were residents sent there and paid for by the dole office. The rooms were of a standard the council provide to homeless and we paid £80 a night for our stay. The carpets were filthy, the furniture filthy damaged and old. The bathrooms and floors verminous. The cleaner had been in however nothing could recover the damage done and condition of this. We got the impression the manageress was embarrassed to offer us this accomodation as she knew it was desperate but she was battling against the odds to keep it going. We received a refund for the second night as we simply couldn't bear the depressing rooms and filth and the loud vulgar noise ll night from other council benefit residents. The rooms reaked of stale food and grime from previous tenants. Unfortunately the nay land rock hotel that was once a beautifully hotel is no longer fit for holiday let it is a half way house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quietly situated right on Margate Sea front, sea views, bed & breakfast, function rooms for hire, wedding receptions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nayland Rock Hotel Margate, Kent