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“Friendly manager and efficient housekeeper”
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Sherwood Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 22, 2010

The location of the hotel was quite run down and noisy at night time. However the hotel was clean and attractive on the inside, and the manager, Roger was almost overly friendly. The rooms were clean and functional, and there was a front lounge/reception area with a pool table. The breakfast was good though not the best I have had. The housekeeper did not speak very clear English and was rather un-charismatic. However she obviously took a pride in the cleanliness and upkeep of the hotel. For the money, I would recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed: August 2010
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Reviewed August 17, 2010

Where to start!!
"Your room key/lock doesn't work very well, you have to wiggle it about a bit". It took us 3 minutes to get into our room one night.
"You'll have to run the water for a little while so the hot water gets up to the 3rd floor". Is waiting 8 minutes long enough for hot water to reach the shower or hand basin!!!
Tea & Coffee making facilities in the room but we did not have clean cups exchanged for the used ones.
Tv and lamp wired into the same mains plug.............isn't that illegal and against the fire regulations?
Ceiling light, just a bare bulb.
When the hot water FINALLY reached the 3rd floor (after wasting all of that cold water) the shower leaked like a sieve all over the shower room floor.
Only 4 dirty, partly broken hangers in the rickerty wardrobe.
The room stank all of the time.
Breakfast, it was supposed to be "Full English". We were offered: 2, 10p tiny plastic sausages, 2 rashers of bacon, an egg (fried, no choice), soggy mushrooms and EITHER baked beans or tinned tomatoes, plus a slice of toast each. We were offered a small glass of orange juice and then the jug was taken away. There was also a selection of 2 or 3 cereals and jams.
We had to pay on arrival, which ok, is "the done thing" but the "Managers" were nowhere on site, so the morning we left, there wasn't anybody there - apart from the little lady staff member who had been "looking after us" the whole time we had been at the hotel - for us to express our concerns to.
We did e-mail them on our return home and ask them to contact us so that we could discuss our "issues" (that was last Friday 13th), as yet, we have heard nothing from the managers Roger & Natasha.
So, we are afraid, the "hotel" doesn't "do what it says on the tin". Via their website, we NEVER saw the bedroom that is advertised, there wasn't a "warm, friendly, family atmosphere" awaiting us. NO "great hospitality and quality service from resident managers". They DID NOT "ensure our highest satisfaction" anf they DID NOT "make our stay pleasurable" but they certainly made it "memorable" but for all of the WRONG reasons.
Please, please, please do NOT waste your money staying at this "hotel" !!!!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2010

I stayed for a night at this hotel with my daughter whilst visiting Winter Gardens! A lovely welcome awaits and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful! A wonderful full English breakfast freshly cooked and very delicious! I would definately recommend this hotel with its clean rooms, friendly service and lovely sea views!!!

  • Stayed: January 2010
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1  Thank cazub4
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Reviewed September 9, 2009

This is a great hidden gem of a hotel. The staff are very helpful and so friendly. The morning breakfast is always cooked fresh by the marvellous hostess. The family friendly atmosphere gives a nice edge to the hotel. You feel welcome as a 'visitor' more than a 'customer' and you receive a room key and a front door key so you can come and go as you please.

The rooms are huge and well looked after and the views are spectacular. Its so nice not having to worry about when we need to get to bed and where we need to be. The beds are comfy and the hotel offers entertainment in the evenings.

Thank you for a great weekend.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank 18caratbrass
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Additional Information about Sherwood Hotel

Address: 8 Ethelbert Crescent, Margate CT9 2AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Margate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Margate
Price Range: $79 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sherwood Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sherwood Hotel is situated along the seafront in Cliftonville, Margate. We offer 10 comfortable bedrooms many offers overlooking sea-view rooms with En-suite facilities and rates in inclusive of Full English Breakfast. We are closely located to Margate Main Sands, Winter Gardens, Margate Theatre Royal, Circus Casino, restaurants, pubs and clubs. ... more   less 
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