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“Nice Room, Let Down By Breakfast” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Botany Bay Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kingsgate
thamestrader
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice Room, Let Down By Breakfast”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

The accommodation is 'good hotel' but the downstairs ambience is very much pub. The breakfast was a disappointment. The staff, male, possibly ex Military, don't do 'service', the food quality is Weatherspoon's but without the staff training. The SN establishment in Broadstairs centre is much better.

Room Tip: The sea view is worth the fiver.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This was our first stay at the Fayreness and will look forward to return visits. Our superior seaview double room with Juiliet balcony was clean, spacious and comfortable. The friendly staff made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The bar and restaurant served good tasty food at reasonable prices and had great seaviews. The bar area and some bedrooms are also dog friendly, and there are fantastic beaches and cliff top walks right outside the hotel. There were some very minor niggles - balcony doors quite drafty and wobbly toilet seat in en-suite, but overall an excellent and relaxing five night stay. Thankyou to all at the Fayreness.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank milo1068
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gravesend
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed for one night in February and were not disappointed.We were in the superior suite and the view is fantastic and the room clean and spacious.Although the room and bathroom could do with some updating this did not detract from how comfortable we felt. The evening meal was superb and the restaurant staff very friendly and helpful.We have already booked the same room for later in the year as we enjoyed our stay so much and would recommend this to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank daetslef
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March, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

I have stayed at this Hotel many times now on business and pleasure and have never left feeling let down.
Super superior rooms with a great view if you ask and book them. This does cost a little extra but well worth it. There is a great bar area downstairs with a good local feel about the place.
Many great golf courses around you also.
Breakfast is great but I have not had an evening meal thete as I always go to the Tartar Frigate, a fantastic fish place in Broadstairs.
I am looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike P
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

with very helpfull staff,warm,clean and tidy rooms,great food and drink,loved my 2 nite stay hope we get more work in the area so we can stay again .check out the orange andlemon sponge desert after a tasty main cource

Room Tip: all the rooms,are massive,very clean,and comfy.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have been staying at the Fayreness 8 to 10 times a year for a number of years now.

The food used to be brilliant and some of the chief's specials were really good as were the desserts. Gypsy tart like it was at school, lemon meringue pie, cheesecake, trifles etc etc. We used to really look forward to staying there and having a meal.

After Shepherd Neame took over the chefs specials board disappeared, the menu changed so much there was very little we liked anymore.

We still stay at the Fayreness, but have a meal elsewhere before booking in. We still enjoy the breakfast but we must admit we found like others it was very cold in the restaurant. We were told two of the radiators were not working.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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dartford, england
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

made us very welcombe as if we had been before bad weather but had lovly atmospher and nice meals room realy warm no dog smells in room smelt fresh we have booked again for may dec again as we enjoyed it so much nice walks in broadstairs and margate

Room Tip: we liked room 101 nice and warm
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  • Stayed December 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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Property: The Botany Bay Hotel
Address: Marine Drive, Kingsgate CT10 3LG, England (Formerly The Fayreness Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Kingsgate
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kingsgate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Botany Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on the beautiful cliff top at Kingsgate Bay, The Botany Bay Hotel in Broadstairs promises a tranquil and peaceful getaway - whether it's for a long weekend, a wedding, birthday celebration or just a lunch hour. Stay in one of 30 en-suite bedrooms, enjoy a pint of real ale in the lounge bar or sample fantastic food (with a view of the sea) in one of the best restaurants in Broadstairs. ... more   less 
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