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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On arrival the porter called me 'young man'', brilliant! He gave us a very warm welcome, carried our bags and showed us to our room 'Little Dorrit'. The house was warm and the decor Victorian in style and quite charming. Lovely view from the room across the crenellated walls towards the sea. We walked to the restaurants in Broadstairs (Less...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took the express train from London and were in Broadstairs in less than 90 minutes. Obviously, a seaside town would be quite bustling in the summer, but we were there just before Christmas and it was wonderful. Many shops and pubs still open and the feel of the town was a perfect antidote to the clamour of London. We...

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Bleak H, Public Relations Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

Thanks you for your comments and we hope to see you again very soon here at Bleak House.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in the Copperfield room Christmas night , the room was outstanding,a huge very comfortable bed, amazing bathroom with underfloor heating and a private balcony overlooking Viking Bay. The following morning we enjoyed one of the best full English breakfasts we've ever had.

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Bleak H, Front Office Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

Thanks you for your comments and we hope to see you again very soon here at Bleak House.

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Extremely expensive for this kind of accommodation. Poor breakfast and very weird surrealistic stuff. Bad water pressure, no wifi.At the same time room was big, the view was nice. But it definitely should cost less!!!

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Bleak H, Guest Relations Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

Good afternoon In response to your review, here at Bleak House we strive for all our guests to have an enjoyable experience. At breakfast we offer a continental buffet plus an extensive hot food menu which we are praised for. Our establishment has wifi but our location in Broadstairs is notorious for intermittent connection & as for the water pressure...

Sandy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Bleak House used to be known as Fort House and overlooks Viking Bay and the North Foreland. It was built around 1801 and extended in 1901 to make it twice its size. Charles Dickens is said to have spent his summer holidays at Fort House in the 1850s and 1860s and it was here that he was said to have...

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Bleak H, Front Office Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

In response to your review, we have a fantastic smugglers museum here at Bleak House which has been researched extensively. In the museum there is a lot to see & it all depends how interested you are in history, if so people spend hours enjoying the experience. We are the home of Charles Dickens where he wrote the famous novels...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had phoned up prior to visit to check we could look at Dicken's study. However, when we arrived we were told it wasn't open! The lady was very kind though and allowed us to see the room anyway (only because we arrived at a convenient time though) It was interesting as was the smugglers cellars

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Bleak H, Public Relations Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

We strive here at Bleak House for all our visitors to have a memorable & enjoyable experience. That week in question we were closed for half days while essential maintenance work had to be undertaken in which we had no control over & could not forecast. We only apologies for this inconvenience.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A stunningly beautiful historic building i have had the pleasure of staying in several of the rooms/suites over the years and found them all spotlessly clean and very comfortable with all facilities needed for my stay,the staff are very friendly, helpful and pleasant and informative of all the local delights and must sees, the food-breakfast and afternoon tea was simply...

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Bleak H, Guest Relations Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Bleak House.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

It's not often you get an opportunity to stay somewhere quite so stuffed with literary history. We splashed out and had the Dickens suite, which is essentially a large room, separate victorian style bathroom with amazing bath, and access to Dickens' writing room. You are sleeping in Queen Victoria's bed. Unpretentious staff and a beautiful hotel.

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Bleak H, Guest Relations Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Bleak House.

Reviewed 23 October 2016

We booked Bleak House for my 101 nanna's funeral wake having not seen it, but Nicola was brilliant on the phone, and helped us out with all the arrangements. The room was very well laid out and we had full use of the bar area and outside grounds. The sandwiches and cakes were plentiful and very fresh. The scones were...

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Bleak H, Guest Relations Manager at Bleak House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had a two night stay here on a b&b basis. When we arrived, despite following the signs for reception the front door was locked, the bell didn't work and there was not a soul insight. After a little investigation we were let in and shown up to our room. The room was spotlessly clean and nice and warm but...

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Set above the English Channel overlooking Broadstairs and Viking Bay, Bleak House was the summer home of arguably Britain's greatest author, Charles Dickens, from where he wrote "David Copperfield". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bleak House

Address: Bleak House Fort Road | Kent, Broadstairs CT10 1EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Isle of Thanet > Broadstairs
Price Range: ₹ 9,003 - ₹ 21,008 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bleak House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Little Dorrit room comfortable and quiet with sea view”
 of 5 bubbles Flyingmullion, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the Copperfield room which is quite rightly described as the best but I'm sure all the other rooms would be excellent”
 of 5 bubbles T6666KMpaulf, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are different but unique and fit in with the over all theme of this historic hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 734jant, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“no lifts - stairs to go up.”
 of 5 bubbles Tkdreje, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we did not stay in a room.”
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