Travelling on business you get used to a regular parade of mainstream box hotels, where the only differentiator is how many languages the staff speak displayed proudly on their badges.
So I'm in Margate on business without the usual chain for the PA to book me into, I took a chance and dipped into the seafront B&B expecting a frosty, starched sheet, in bed by 10 welcome.
Jilly soon dispelled that expectation, she called me John when I made the booking not Mr Smith (names changed to protect the innocent), welcomed me like an old friend and proceeded to show me round the wonderful place that is Belvidere Place.
Warm, exotic touches in all the decoration, great eye for all the detail to make it feel a home from home, and space like you wouldn't expect in a chain suite.
I will come back next time In Broadstairs, and I will come back on my own time, driving every one of those 300 miles looking forward to the warmth and personal engagement we all love.
I've got t mention Gus of course, (aka Noel Fielding) great host, good local knowledge and his own line of hand made clothes!
- Also Known As:
- Belvidere Place Hotel Broadstairs
- Belvidere Place Broadstairs, Kent